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December 31, 2014

The Good: Look Back on Top Local Tech Stories of 2014

Despite a few forgettable moments this year, there are still a handful of things that we can be thankful for in 2014.

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December 31, 2014

The Bad: A Look Back on Top Local Tech Stories of 2014

2014 is drawing to a close and we thought of compiling the worst that the local tech industry has to offer, as well as some tech-related stories that either provoked anger to most of our readers or, worse, make them feel ashamed to be part of. Sit back, relax, and let’s look back on some of this year’s epic fails in the technology segment.

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December 31, 2014

The Biggest Tech Stories in the Philippines in 2014

As we fold the year 2014 to an end, we take a look back at some of the biggest moments that defined technology in the country. Here are this year’s top tech stories.

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October 11, 2014

Why the SSS Self-Service Information Terminal sucks

Earlier, my wife and I went to the SSS Pasig Branch to consolidate her contributions for her maternity benefits, and there we witnessed firsthand how sucky the “Self-Service Information Terminal” that are installed inside their branch.

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September 29, 2014

Get Gizmo’d: YugaTech, Geeky Nights host first gadget bazaar

Technology website Yugatech and Podcast website Geeky Nights will host their first electronic bazaar, the Gadget District, at this holiday season’s Trendsetter’s Bazaar, a comprehensive offering with trendy finds in fashion, lifestyle and electronics.

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September 04, 2014

The Evolution of Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung pretty much started the “phablet” category by initially offering the Galaxy Note a few years back. Throughout the years the company has been releasing successors with bigger displays and better performing internals. With the fourth generation Note just announced yesterday, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and look back at how the Galaxy Note started and developed their participation in the phone-tablet hybrid scene. Continue Reading

September 02, 2014

What is GLONASS?

We often see GLONASS listed on the specifications of most mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, but it’s arguably one of the useful features that some of us often take for granted or know little about. So we pay tribute to this unsung feature and give you guys a brief overview of what it is and what it does.

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April 01, 2014

YugaTech to pay its editors partly in Bitcoin

Yep! YugaTech is starting to become cryptocurrency-friendly as it has announced its plans to pay its editors partly in Bitcoin. Probably one of the first in the country to make such move.

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February 10, 2014

YugaTech plays Flappy Bird, how to get high scores

From its rise to its seeming end, Flappy Bird has taken a lot of attention and interest from people – including us. In schools, workplaces and even in malls, you can find people engaging in the game. We took a little time and effort to show you how we play it and what other people do to get high scores so read on and watch the video we prepared down below.

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December 23, 2013

YugaTech’s Top 5 Smartphones of 2013

For the past year, we had a great time of smartphone launches, demos, reviews & more. Before we enter 2014, the YugaTech team voted upon ourselves our very own top 5 smartphones for 2013 & we combined them with our readers’ very own best smartphones poll earlier this year. So without further ado, here are the top 5 smartphones for the year. Continue Reading

December 18, 2013

Technologies We Hope To Encounter This 2014

There’s no denying that 2013 was a big year in tech following evolutionary steps in mobile, console gaming, wearables & pocket photography. However, there a lot of things we didn’t get to see yet and things we’re still hoping to see. As 2013 ends, we take a peek at what we’re hoping to see in 2014.

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December 05, 2013

Conspiracy Theory: Technology’s Dark Role in the Future

Technology is a way of doing things, and doing things are either good, evil or indifferent. It isn’t always about getting faster computers, more powerful gaming hardware or more efficient car engines – it’s about what you do with them. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Continue Reading

May 02, 2013

How YugaTech readers debate about smartphones

This video has been circulating the web for a couple of days now but I’ve decided to share because this is the best visual depiction of how our YugaTech readers are sometimes when they’re in a heated debate about which smartphone is the best.

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September 20, 2010

Prize Claim Form

Fill out the form below. Make sure to use the same email you used when you left a comment/entry in the contest post so we can verify you. Please make sure to have your complete name, contact numbers and address correctly.

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Special thanks to our giveaway sponsor, Globe Telecom. Follow them at @talk2globe. If you’re on Twitter, do let them know by saying thank you.

September 11, 2010

Downgrade to iPad iOS 3.2.1 from iPad iOS 3.2.2

So a friend was playing around with my iPad 3G which have been jailbroken (via and installed a lot of apps via Cydia and Installous.

While installing a theme, the iPad required rebooting but turns out it would no longer boot up. It just hangs at the Apple logo. So I said goodbye to all my apps and had to restore to factory settings.

I was back after a couple of hours with a fresh iPad. However, I can no longer jailbreak the device since the iTunes I had already has the latest iPad iOS 3.2.2. I needed to go back to iOS 3.2.1 for the jailbreak to work.

So here’s what I did.

Step #1: Download iPad iOS 3.2.1 from the Apple site.

Step #2: Open and edit the host file using Notepad or some text editor. The file can be found inside C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and locate “hosts” file. Add this IP address

Step #3: Connect your iPad to your PC or laptop. Launch iTunes (unless it automatically does on its own).

Step #4: In iTunes, click the iPad from the list of devices on the left side of the window. Press and hold the left Shift key and then click the Restore button.

Step #5: iTunes will prompt you to provide the location of the firmware file you downloaded (iOS 3.2.1 download in step #1).

Step #6: Wait for the restore process to complete.

That’s it! Your iPad is back to iOS 3.2.1. You can down go to for follow the steps there.

September 08, 2010

APN Settings for Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular

The following settings are applicable to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular for their APN settings (Access Point Name). The settings should work with majority of smartphones in the market.

APN Settings for Globe

Postpaid APN:

Prepaid APN:

APN Settings for Smart Bro

Postpaid APN: smartbro

Prepaid APN: smartbro

APN Settings for Smart Buddy, Smart Gold

APN: internet

APN Settings for Sun Cellular

APN (static): minternet
Authentication: PAP
IP address: dynamic

APN (static): fbband
Authentication: PAP
IP address: dynamic

APN Settings for PLDT WeRoam


Note: If you’re using a variety of postpaid or prepaid SIM cards in one dongle, make sure to create a Setting Profile for each SIM card so it’s easier to set the APN when switching SIM cards.

Leave all other settings blank or as is.

July 12, 2010

YugaTech Reader Survey

April 06, 2010

Samsung Phone Price List in the Philippines

Samsung phones price list in the Philippines. See updated cellphone prices for June 2011 here.

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March 15, 2010

YugaTech Gadget Giveaway Round #2 Winners

February 16, 2010

Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital

A new dSLR has been announced by Canon — the Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital.

January 21, 2010

Download Ovi Maps with GPS Navigation for Free

You can now download the Nokia Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn navigation for free. The Ovi Maps will be available in the following Nokia phone models:

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January 17, 2010

Torque Mobile Phone Price List in the Philippines

Torque Mobile is one of the affordable line of mobile phones in the Philippines. Here’s a list of prices for their units:

Updated price list of Torque phones in the Philippines for June 2011:

Torque E35 price – Php 799
Torque A75 price – Php 999
Torque E120 price – Php 999
Torque D8 price – Php 1,399
Torque DQ51 price – Php 1,499
Torque DQ70 price – Php 1,699
Torque D78 Music price – Php 1,999
Torque D82 Music price – Php 2,199
Torque D92 slim price – Php 2,499
Torque i8 Flair price – Php2,499
Torque D220 Touch price – Php 2,799
Torque DTV37 price – Php 2,799
Torque DQ80TV price – Php 2,799
Torque DQ600TV price – Php 2,999
Torque i28Rush price – Php 2,999
Torque DQ510 Slim price – Php 2,999
Torque T100 Thrice price – Php 2,999
Torque TQ310 Tristar price – Php 3,499
Torque i68 Flow price – Php 4,399
Torque DX75 price – Php 4,999
Torque D2 price – Php 1,099
Torque DQ30 TV price – Php 2,499
Torque TQ200 Tripad price – Php 2,999
Torque DQ900 TV+WiFi price – Php 3,999

Torque Dual SIM Phones:

Torque DS1 Dual: Php5,999
Torque D80: Php2,399
Torque DTV 100: Php4,999
Torque DQ 500: Php4,399
Torque D 100: Php2,999
Torque D 90: Php2,999

Torque Single SIM Phones:
Torque C110: Php2,399
Torque C100: Php2,399
Torque E100: Php1,199
Torque E50: Php999

December 23, 2009

YugaTech Gadget Giveaway Round #1 Winners

November 22, 2009

MyUSMailBox: Shipping to the Philippines

MyUSMailBox: Shipping to the Philippines

If you’re looking to do some online shopping in stores like Amazon, Zappos, and Best Buy but do not know how to get those items to your address in the Philippines, then check out MyUSMailBox.

  • What does My US Mail Box offer?
  • My US Mail Box offers you an United States postal address. This is where you ship the items you bought. When MyUSMailBox receives them there, they will forward the shipment to the Philippines and deliver it to your home.

  • How much will I be paying for the shipment?
  • Shipment fees will depend on the size and weight of the items.

    Can you give me an idea how much it will cost?

    The Amazon Kindle costs about $50 additional and the Microsoft Zune HD costs under Php900 for the shipping. This is based on experience with previous shipments.

  • How about Customs tax?
  • Customs will have their own computation for import taxes. This will be relayed to you by MyUSMailBox when shipments arrive. However, for items with value of under $500, this can be waived.

  • How long does it take to arrive to my address?
  • Around 10 to 12 days from the time the items arrive in your US postal address.

  • How does My US Mail Box make money from this?
  • Thru membership — MyUSmailBox offers this service thru annual or semi-annual membership fees. Fees cost about Php600 a month for you to use their US Postal Address.

    Promo Code: Sign up for a free membership trial with MyUSMailBox. Just email and mention YugaTech in your email to avail of 3 months free membership.

    November 12, 2009

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