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June 12, 2011

HTC Sensation set to launch on June 15

We got the date pegged so this one is confirmed — the HTC Sensation (along with the Wildfire S that’s already been sold in stores for weeks now) is set to launch this coming Wednesday, June 15.

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June 12, 2011

What’s the deal with Globe’s HSPA+?

During the media launch of Globe’s Tonino Lamborghini Tattoo launch last week, I sat down with Peter Bithos (Head of Consumer Division) to talk more about the telco’s roll-out and their 10Mbps mobile internet offering.

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June 11, 2011

Mugen Extended Power Batteries

The guys from Mugen Power emailed me last week asking if I’d like to check out their line-up of extended batteries and so I told them I have around half a dozen smartphones. So they shipped me 4 extended batteries from Hong Kong — Optimus 2X, HD7, Xperia X10 and Desire, with varying battery capacities for each.

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June 11, 2011

Sapido Mobile Router as 3G/4G Hotspot

Bought a Sapido 3G Mobile router last year as a possible replacement for my SmartBro Share-It. So I’m just waiting for my 24-month contract to expire so I could completely move up to this set-up in the car. But then, the local distributor met up with me early this week and showed me their whole new Sapido line-up.

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June 10, 2011

Globe launches Samsung Galaxy S2

In a media launch this evening, Globe Telecom formally introduced their latest product under the Globe Tattoo line-up — the Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini and the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S2.

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June 10, 2011

HP TouchPad with WebOS for $499

So the HP TouchPad has finally been announced and will be shipping in July for a suggested retail price of $499.99 (a by-product of HP’s acquisition of Palm).

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June 10, 2011

Nokia X1-01, C2-00 suggested retail price

Last night, Nokia Philippines finally launched two of their new dual-SIM phones — the Nokia X1-01 and the much-awaited Nokia C2-00.

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June 10, 2011

How to activate Smart GPRS

How to activate Smart GPRS or TNT (Talk N Text)

Welcome to the Smart GPRS or 3G tutorial page. The information below will help you and guide in setting up your phone for GPRS or 3G connection. It will also show you how to hook up your PC or laptop to any Smart 3G-enabled phone:

Download Smart GPRS settings:
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June 10, 2011

How to activate Sun Cellular GPRS

How to activate Sun Cellular GPRS

1) To activate your GPRS and handset settings, text ACTIVATE to 2300.

2) In case you are unable to receive handset settings, you may choose to configure your handset settings manually. Please select your handset model in the drop down list below and follow the instructions in the file.

* Note: Configuration guide provided for each handset will depend on the supported feature/s.
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June 10, 2011

How to activate Globe GPRS

How to activate GPRS for Globe and TM (Touch Mobile)

For a complete listing of compatible MMS & GPRS phone handsets — send Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG, Cherry Mobile, HTC or Samsung (your handset model) to 2365.

To get your phone’s settings, text GO (handset model) to 2951. Example, GO N3650. (For a list of compatible handsets, refer to #1)
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June 09, 2011

Popcorn Hour A210 Networked Media Jukebox

First time I knew of networked media tanks (NMT) was a couple of years ago when the local distributor of Popcorn Hour in the Philippines visited my pad and demoed the player to me. The NMT has improved since then and we got the newer Popcorn Hour A210 to play with.

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June 09, 2011

Leaked Nokia C2-06 Touch & Type is Dual SIM

You asked for it so Nokia is bringing in more dual-SIM phones. This one, a Nokia C2-06 Touch & Type, was leaked yesterday in a blog post over at Nokia Conversations celebrating IPv6 Day (which they quickly pulled out).

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June 09, 2011

McDonald’s Interactive Billboard

By using your smartphone, you can pay Pong with one of McDonald’s giant interactive billboard an get the chance to win one Mickey D goodies. Pretty smart, and expensive, way to attract more customers.

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June 09, 2011

Using 2-Step Verification with GMail

In the recount of what happened yesterday regarding my hacked Paypal account, I realized that it was my GMail that was originally compromised and used to reset my Paypal password.

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June 08, 2011

World IPv6 day is June 8th, 2011

Do check out if your connection or device supports IPv6 here and read more about the IPv6 problem here.Almost forgot, due to all the issues I bumped into today, that June 8, 2001 is World IPv6 Day. I’m sure a lot of you already knew that we are running out of IPv4 IPs, thus the need to shift to IPv6.

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June 08, 2011

Sony NEX-C3, Alpha A35 announced

Two new cameras were announced by Sony today — the Sony NEX-C3 and the Sony Alpha A35. Sony is looking to grab the title of “smallest camera with interchangeable lens” after making the NEX-C3 even smaller than the NEX-3.

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June 08, 2011

Disputing Unauthorized Transactions on Paypal

So my Paypal account was hacked at exactly 10:01am this morning. In the many years that I have been doing online transactions, I’ve gotten used to frauds and hacks but this one from Paypal (Unauthorized Transaction) is the biggest so far.

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June 08, 2011

Nintendo Wii U announced!

It’s a remote, it’s a controller, it’s a game pad — Nintendo unveils their next video game console, the Wii U. Check this video to see what Nintendo revealed for the upcoming Wii 2/Project Cafe over at E3 2011.

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June 08, 2011

Samsung Phones Price List Philippines June 2011

The following price list is an updated pricing for all of the latest cellphones from Samsung Philippines. Updated this June 2011 to reflect current market prices. See full list below as updated on June 2011.

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June 08, 2011

Nokia Philippines Price List of Cell Phones

The following price list is an update of the latest prices for all of the latest cellphones from Nokia Philippines. Updated this June 2011 to reflect current market prices. See full list below.
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June 07, 2011

PSP Vita revealed, priced at $249

At the Sony E3 2011 today, Sony Japan finally revealed their NGP and officially calls it the PSP Vita. Expected to be released this December, the PlayStation Vita will come in WiFi and 3G+WiFi models.

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June 07, 2011

Aigo F478 Multimedia GPS

This is the 3rd portable GPS we’ve tried and the Aigo Multimedia GPS does a good job not only with turn-by-turn navigation but also adds a little bit of multimedia features.

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June 07, 2011

Apple announces iOS 5 at WWDC 2011

Apple today officially announced the next version of their popular mobile operating system, the iOS 5 which will be available to you iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch this July.

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June 07, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread 2.3 Update

After a suspended update to Android 2.3, Samsung has finally released (this time for real) Gingerbread to its Galaxy S i9000 handset.

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June 06, 2011

Smart Bro reverts Plan 999 back to 2Mbps

Now that was quick — barely 5 days into the plan downgrade of Smart Bro (just the canopy-type) from 2Mbps to just 1 Mbps (effective June 1, 2011), they reversed it back to 2Mbps again.

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