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September 28, 2014

‘Free’ internet: Is it worth it?

Telecom rivals have announced their aces for all their prepaid subscribers this week: Smart with free 30MB mobile internet everyday until November 30, and again Globe with free Facebook starting next week. The next question that comes to mind: Are these really beneficial, or are they charge-bait promos that will give us more headaches?

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September 27, 2014

PH internet still ASEAN’s slowest; are we making progress?

It has been around five months already since we reported Philippine internet speeds being the slowest in ASEAN. Since then, the issue has caught a lot of attention causing senate hearings & probing.Upon checking into Ookla’s Net Index, we can see that not much has changed.

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September 26, 2014

YugaTech’s guide to Smart’s 30MB free internet

Good news of the day for all Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk and Text prepaid subscribers: You’ve got free internet courtesy of the chairman, MVP himself! Bad news, though: It’s only allocated at 30MB per day. We give you a short guide in using your free mobile data and save a few bytes in the long run.

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September 26, 2014

Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, HTC, KitKat react to iPhone 6 bendgate

Well, this is bound to happen. Four big mobile brands and a chocolate snack take a shot at Apple’s “bendgate” mess and took the opportunity to promote their own brand and products, similar to what they did a couple of weeks ago after the Cupertino company announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Continue Reading

September 23, 2014

Undersea cable in Southeast Asia breaks, causes slower internet

Having slow internet lately? Bad news of the day: Internet speeds all across Southeast Asia have been significantly reduced due to a broken undersea cable in Vietnam. Continue Reading

September 11, 2014

Samsung, HTC, Sony, OnePlus, ASUS react to iPhone 6

The launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is a milestone for Apple, but it was also a chance for mobile companies to take a shot at the new iPhone for finally breaking the 4-inch barrier. Read their messages below.

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September 03, 2014

OLX turns to Sellers to get rid of their stuff

Since Sulit has merged and re-branded to become OLX, they have positioned the site to be more about sellers than just buyers. As they take close to 70% of the market share, it is expected that growth will also need to be balanced between supply (sellers) and demand (buyers).

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August 23, 2014

SoftBank’s Japanese style ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’s popularity is really on its peak. Famous personalities in show business, tech industry, and more are into it. We even have phones doing the challenge. What’s next? Robots!
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August 22, 2014

Is 5G technology really here?

Smart Communications recently announced its new LTE-A5G’ service which got a lot of people talking. Instead of it being good news, many took it in a negative way saying that it’s all just a marketing hype. But what exactly is 5G? Is it really here?

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August 22, 2014

#FlashbackFriday: The evolution of headphones

Have you ever wondered how the headphones evolved through the years? From the initial invention to the Beats by Dr. Dre that is popular in youth and young-at-heart. Headphone maker Ligo created an interactive and educational guide beginning from 1890s.
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August 18, 2014

Watch tech leaders take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge, or also known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has been trending on social media channels this past few weeks showing the rich, popular, and powerful dumping themselves with a bucket of ice. Among them are the current tech leaders known around the world. Continue Reading

August 14, 2014

Smart officially brings LTE-Advanced 5G Internet in PH

Smart is proud to announce that today marks the beginning of the 5G era in the Philippines as they officially bring and activate their LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology for mobile subscribers. Continue Reading

August 05, 2014

Drilon calls for Online Overseas Absentee Voting for 2016

Senate President Franklin Drilon wants the government’s Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) program to be made available online, allowing OFWs to vote at the upcoming elections through the use of the Internet.

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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.

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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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