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July 18, 2014

The 3 biggest Internet companies in the Philippines

World Startup Report (WSR) has recently published their latest report showcasing the biggest Internet companies in each country. Read on to find out who’s our biggest here in the Philippines, and around the world, for 2014. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Why Facebook experimented and altered 689,000 news feeds

Over the weekend, Facebook admitted to altering hundreds of thousands of Facebook users’ news feed in order to conduct a psychological experiment all the way since 2012. This has caused some people to be enraged as they felt it was some form of intrusion to their privacy in addition to having their feelings toyed with. However, the company explained the reason behind this experiment. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Philippine Net Speed now at 2.1Mbps, up from 1.4Mbps

During the first quarter of 2013, Akamai reports that average Philippine Internet Speed was at 1.4Mbps. One year later (Q1 2014), the average internet speed jumped to 2.1Mbps or about 49% increase year-on-year.

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June 28, 2014

Google Everywhere is both Great and Scary

During Google I/O 2014, there were two protesters who interrupted the keynote, one saying that Google builds robots that kill. After that and certainly after all the news with the NSA, it got me thinking – having a few companies control your data may be a little scary. Continue Reading

June 25, 2014

PNP warns misbehaving cops caught on social media

The Philippine National Police (PNP) have recently issued a memo regarding its officers who are captured in social media violating PNP rules and regulations and traffic laws. Continue Reading

June 24, 2014

Microsoft OneDrive offers free 15GB cloud storage

Microsoft has announced that it will bump up its free cloud storage for OneDrive, from 7GB it will soon start with free 15GB for all users.

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June 20, 2014

Here’s the reason why Facebook was down yesterday

Wondering why Facebook can’t be accessed yesterday afternoon? Here’s your answer.

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June 19, 2014

Globe’s iToolbar re-appears once more

Just tonight we were surprised to see the Globe iToolbar re-appear in our laptop browser. The last time we saw it was back in March 2013.

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June 17, 2014

Movie and TV spoilers on social media – What’s the deal?

So you’ve seen the season finale of Game of Thrones. There were just so much intense scenes that happened and you feel like you need to share it to everyone. So what’s the first thing you do? You go to Facebook and tell the whole world that the scene where (insert character name here) dies was just too unexpected and it totally blew your mind! Well, congratulations. You just spoiled all the fun for those waiting the whole day to get home just so they could watch it. Continue Reading

June 16, 2014

How to stop Facebook from using your web history for ads

As part of bringing advertisements that will appeal more to your interests, Facebook is going to be collecting information from the apps that you use and websites you visit – yes, that means your entire web history will be used by Facebook. If you feel like this is somehow an intrusion to your privacy, scroll past the break to learn how you can stop it when it starts rolling out locally. Continue Reading

June 13, 2014

House Bill to let students get education without attending classes regularly

A new House Bill has been filed that aims to institutionalize the open electronic learning school system that allows students to receive the educational services they need without having to go to their classes regularly. Continue Reading

June 11, 2014

Why telcos should state minimum Internet speed on ads

We’re all so tired of telecommunication companies claiming that the Internet speed they provide can go “up to 5 Mbps” or “up to 10 Mbps” but in fact, that “up to” refers only to the wee hours of the night and not in the morning when most of us need it most. Couldn’t telcos just declare the normal speed they offer so no one gets confused and mislead?

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June 11, 2014

NTC not equipped to monitor telcos’ Internet speed

With the probe on slow Internet speed in the country currently taking place, a National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) official admitted that the agency is not properly equipped to monitor the Internet speed provided by local telcos. Continue Reading

June 05, 2014

A boy from PH invents shoes that charge smartphones

Angelo Casimiro, a 15-year-old student from the Philippines did a little science experiment to charge smartphones or any portable device by simply walking. Continue Reading

June 01, 2014

Video: Senate Hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines

Last week, the Senate hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines was held and chaired by Sen. Bam Aquino calling all telcos to explain the state of internet in the Philippines. Several key agencies like the NTC, DTI and DOST were also summoned to shed light on the issue.

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May 29, 2014

Sen. Recto calls for 10 Mbps minimum Internet speed

After filing Senate Bill No. 2232 or the “Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014“, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto files another Senate Bill called “Bilis Konek Act of 2014” that will require ISPs to offer a minimum Internet speed of 10 Mbps.

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May 27, 2014

Goodbye, Torrentz.eu

Torrentz.eu has been shut down by UK anti-piracy police in order to lessen illegal file sharing. The site is reported to be the largest search engine for torrents and it was just taken down morning of May 26, 2014. Continue Reading

May 22, 2014

Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014 filed at the Senate

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has filed Senate Bill No. 2232 or the “Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014” which will mandate the government to provide free wireless internet access in key locations in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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May 16, 2014

Stream HD movies, TV series and Live TV with Blink

There are a few local streaming services currently available in the Philippines and the latest one that we’ve tried and used is Blink. We got a 30-day pass from them a couple of weeks ago and been using it to watch some of our favorite TV series.

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May 13, 2014

Twitter now allows users to “Mute” other users

Twitter is in the process of rolling out a new feature called “Mute” that allows users to hide tweets from a certain user from their timeline.

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May 09, 2014

How a meshed network connects you with no Internet

The Internet has been the main gear that makes all the other smaller cogs turn about. In other words, Internet has been the vital element of which almost everything we do today is possible. What if we could manage to be connected even without any Internet signal present in the area? That’s exactly what wireless meshed networking is about. Continue Reading

May 03, 2014

Philippines gains title as Sextortion Capital of the World

In several news reports about the recent investigations regarding webcam sextortion, the Philippines has once again claimed another title, this time as the Sextortion Capital of the World.

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May 01, 2014

Booking our next trip with Airbnb

The last time the whole YugaTech team went out on a trip was Macau in December. We thought the summer outing/team building could be somewhere nearer so a land trip was in order.

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April 28, 2014

Akamai reports Philippine internet now at 2.0Mbps

In July 2013 we reported that Akamai, an Internet content delivery network, indicated that the average connection speed in the Philippines is 1.4Mbps with an average peak of 13.8Mbps. By end of 2013, they’ve reported that the Philippines average has increased to 2.0Mbps with a 42% year-on-year increase.

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April 23, 2014

Call to Action: How we can push for faster PH internet

The Philippines was reported to hold the title of having the slowest internet in the ASEAN, and a lot of people are not happy about it. Following Sen. Bam Aquino’s call for investigating why we have slow and expensive internet in the PH, we thought of things that we can possibly have to improve the services that we have here in the Philippines.

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