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April 17, 2014

Virtual Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia is a popular Roman Catholic Lenten tradition where faithfuls visit seven churches or religious sites in the Philippines. However, it would be challenging for those who could not be physically present like OFWs or the sick. As a solution, the CBCP has put up a website which provides a virtual alternative to Visita Iglesia

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April 14, 2014

Chromebleed helps protect your PC from Heartbleed

You’ve read about the dangers of the Heartbleed bug with what it could do and what it basically does to online accounts. Now, the new Chromebleed plugin aims to help notify you when you visit sites that are affected by Heartbleed. Continue Reading

April 08, 2014

Android for people with less money; iPhone is for the rich?

Mapbox is a mapping software that shows people who tweet using an iPhone come from the rich neighborhood, while people using Android came from the less fortunate spots in America. Continue Reading

April 07, 2014

APCN2 fixed, Philippines to expect faster Internet

We’ve previously reported that the country’s Internet connection has been affected due to faulty submarine cables. Today, PLDT has announced that the APCN2 has already been fixed and that normal speeds are now restored. Continue Reading

April 03, 2014

Philippines is Kaspersky’s 18th most-infected country

According to Kaspersky Labs’ Cyberthreat Real-Time Map, the Philippines is among the top 20 most malware-infected countries around the world.

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April 03, 2014

How to run the new Facebook UI (for Android only)

Facebook is getting ready on releasing a new UI for its Android app for quite a while now and apparently, anyone can experience it before it even comes out by simply following these steps. Continue Reading

March 31, 2014

Slow Internet in PH due to faulty submarine cables

Have you been experiencing slow data services in the Philippines lately? It might be because of the damaged APCN2 that connects Philippines and eight more APAC countries to the rest of the world that’s causing this. Continue Reading

March 27, 2014

#TBTH: We look back at 20 years of Internet in the PH

In March 1994, the Philippines was first connected to the internet. twenty years hence, a lot has changed in the way we communicate, work, learn and make friends.

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March 25, 2014

How the mighty Sulit became OLX PH

It is no secret how Sulit became the Philippine’s internet superstar since its inception in 2006. That’s why it’s a huge surprise how a giant could just suddenly give up all its brand equity to become the lesser-known OLX Philippines.

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March 22, 2014

73% of Filipinos believe uncensored Internet is important

A recently released report by Pew Research Center has shown that 73% of Filipinos believe that it is important for the people to have access to the Internet without censorship or government interference.

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March 19, 2014

Sulit is now OLX Philippines

Sulit.com.ph today has been completely folded into OLX Philippines. In a press briefing this morning, Sulit has been re-launched as OLX.

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March 18, 2014

ISP Porn Block: Why it won’t be just child porn

The NTC has clarified that only child porn will be filtered by the ISPs and there was a huge sigh of relief from everyone. For once, it looks like netizens are trusting the NTC that it will follow that directive and that alone.

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March 15, 2014

NTC to require ISPs to block porn starting this month

The National Telecommunications Commission has posted a memorandum circular last January 30 that will require ISPs to block child pornographic content and websites in the Philippines.

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March 11, 2014

Bezels of ZTE Nubia X6 are amazingly thin

Last week, we’ve reported about the Nubia X6 being ZTE’s upcoming flagship device that boasts killer specs. Well this time, an image of its front panel got leaked and we see crazy thin bezels that go with it. Continue Reading

February 27, 2014

YouTube helps Pinoys earn from online videos

In order to help individual content creators, small and medium enterprises, and animation studios set up and get the most out of their own channels, YouTube held its first Pop-Up Workshop earlier at the Mind Museum in Fort, giving tips on how to make it successful in the online industry. Continue Reading

February 27, 2014

Boeing’s Android spyphone self-destructs

Boeing has been reported to have a smartphone that old school James Bond could have used. Codenamed “Black“, the Android-running smartphone has a special mechanism that self-destructs when opened by force, and will be sold only for government and security agents. Continue Reading

February 26, 2014

Help donate clean water by not using your smartphone

Here’s something different. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, or UNICEF, has launched a campaign called the Tap Project that enables mobile users help provide clean water to those in need by not using their smartphones or tablets for a short period of time.

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February 25, 2014

Convergys Mobile Apply reaches more Filipinos

In order to help more Filipinos earn a living, Convergys has launched an end-to-end solution for those wanting to look for a job in the comforts of their smartphones. Today, it was reported that the company is expecting thousands of applicants more to add to their usual number for this year. Continue Reading

February 20, 2014

Microsoft announces Office Online at Office.com

Microsoft has made Office Online (previously called Office Web Apps) available on the new Office.com website so users can easily share files and collaborate on them in real time. Continue Reading

February 18, 2014

Supreme Court upholds Internet Libel of RA 10175

In a decision made by the Supreme Court, the petition to call the Anti-Cybercrime Law (RA 10175) as unconstitutional was clarified today with mixed results. Among the ones that were declared constitutional was “internet libel“.

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February 18, 2014

7 must-have apps for Manila’s Traffic Armageddon

ABS-CBN has reported that yesterday might be the beginning of the so-called ‘Traffic Armageddon’ in Manila due to the construction of the Skyway 3 project and the NAIAEx phase 2 project. It was foreseen that traffic volume in EDSA would increase by more than half, so it’s inevitable that we’ll get stuck in traffic. Here are 7 free must-have apps that you should have to prepare for this fiasco!
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February 17, 2014

Rumored Sony Xperia Z2 photos and release date

Following the release of the Xperia Z last January 2013 at CES and the Xperia Z1 last September 2013 at IFA, rumors are rushing in for yet another flagship phone from Sony in the form of the Xperia Z2 (or Sony D6503 codenamed ‘Sirius’).
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February 17, 2014

Google buys SlickLogin – uses sound waves, not passwords

There have been many cases of hacking Internet sites due to stolen passwords. What if your way of securely getting inside is by using unique sound waves? This is what SlickLogin is about, and they have just been bought by Google.

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February 11, 2014

Used iPhone 5 + Flappy Bird = $90,000++

Just when we thought that the Flappy Bird’s removal from the App Store and Play Store is the last we’ll ever hear from the now defunct app, it made the headlines again. This time in a form of used iPhone 5, with the game app still installed on it, which is being sold on eBay for a little under hundred grand!

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February 10, 2014

Big money moving behind fake Facebook videos

Last week, I was asked by @tjmanotoc to do a TV interview about those fake Facebook videos. The interview was aired on TV Patrol, Bandila and another Studio 23 report. Since the clip was very short, I thought of doing a longer and more detailed explanation of the case here.

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