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December 15, 2014

10 Internet problems Filipinos are facing nowadays

The Internet has changed the way we live. It has improved the way we communicate with people and how we share information. However, the Internet can also cause problems especially when it is not working as advertised or used as a tool for criminal acts. Filipinos are very familiar with such problems. Here are ten examples to start with, some are mundane while some are serious. Continue Reading

December 10, 2014

The Pirate Bay raided by Swedish Police, site goes offline

Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay and its affiliate websites go offline after its data center had been raided by the Swedish police yesterday, December 9.

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December 09, 2014

10 Wrong but Funny Ways Filipinos used #RubyPH

Using a hashtag is a helpful tool for different purposes. With it, you can see what’s trending online or what a lot of people are talking about in the cyberspace. In times of a typhoon, an official hashtag (like #RubyPH) is a useful way to stay updated with advisories from PAGASA as well as for the local media and government to monitor emergencies and people in need of rescuing. This is why it’s somewhat important that we, as netizens, make sure that we use it appropriately. Continue Reading

November 19, 2014

Facebook introduces its own standalone Groups app

Facebook just announced another app to add to its current roster with Groups, a better way to stay connected to the ones that matter to you the most.

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November 17, 2014

US Gov’t sue carriers who promise unlimited data

They say that you ought to fulfill everything that you promise, and that’s what the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) over in the United States is doing: suing telecoms who can’t keep up with their ‘Unlimited Data’ promises to their consumers.

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November 17, 2014

AyosDito to close as OLX consolidates

A surprise announcement between classifieds competitors Naspers, Singapore Press Holdings, Schibsted Media Group and Telenor are joining forces to create one single classifieds ads network.

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November 11, 2014

Spreading Ebola hoaxes online may land you in jail

Careful when posting online or sharing on social media rumors or false information about Ebola as this may land you in jail.

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November 05, 2014

NTC to hold public hearing for better Internet in PH

Have an opinion you want to share with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)? You can join the live streaming event to be held this Friday. Continue Reading

November 05, 2014

#Trending: What’s your Friendster story?

It’s not yet Thursday, but Filipinos went on twitter yesterday to remember what what was their to-go social networking site years ago: Friendster.

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October 24, 2014

OpenSignal compares Globe and Smart’s LTE speed

OpenSignal, a company specializing in wireless coverage mapping, released a report that focuses on Philippine Internet – particularly our LTE speed. They compared two of our telecoms (Globe and Smart) to show where they stand in terms of download speed, upload speed, and latency. Continue Reading

October 22, 2014

Korea to have 10Gbps internet speed; PH still at 2.5Mbps

It’s been reported that South Korea will soon be getting 10Gbps of Internet speed which would translate to downloading a 1GB file in less than a second. Meanwhile, Philippines is still catching up at 2.5Mbps according to recent reports. Continue Reading

October 21, 2014

Spotify introduces Spotify Family

Spotify has recently introduced Spotify Family that lets you invite up to four family members under one billing account. Continue Reading

October 04, 2014

Say hello to Ello, the anti-Facebook social network

A responsive minimal design, an ad-free interface, and a concrete promise not to sell your user data to third parties. That is how we can describe Ello, a new social network that launched just recently.

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October 03, 2014

Smart now offers 30MB + Unli FB on All Prepaid & Postpaid Subs, extends until next year!

Breaking news: In an update to the Free Internet promo Smart Communications started a week ago, Smart, Talk and Text, and Sun Cellular’s postpaid subscribers can now enjoy the same privileges as prepaid subscribers are currently having with their free 30MB internet.

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October 02, 2014

Akamai Q2 2014 report shows Philippine Internet now at 2.5Mbps

Akamai has recently published their Second Quarter 2014 ‘State of the Internet’ Report, showing that the Internet speed here in the Philippines now averages at 2.5Mbps.

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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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