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November 01, 2010

Contest: Share your geekiest photos!

This is round 2 of our YugaTech-Lenovo giveaway. Round #1 has just ended and we’ll announce the winners in a day or two. Just to kick things started, we’re using PicLyf this time as a platform for photo submission. It can connect with Twitter and Facebook so it’s easy to use it too.

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November 01, 2010

PicLyf: A New Way to Share Photos

Stumbled into the site a few months back and only re-discovered it when I met up with one of the founders of PicLyf. It’s not just your typical photo-sharing site — it makes it more fun by incorporating tools and features such as redistribution to other social networking sites like Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

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November 01, 2010

MSI GX660R: The GT660 re-incarnate

NetEssentials sent us this new gaming laptop but after unboxing it, I thought I already reviewed the unit before until I saw what’s inside — this MSI GX660R is like the reincarnate of the MSI GT660.

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October 31, 2010

GMail Security Alert

Been getting this GMail security alert for a couple of times last week and I thought it was just a bug. GMail is reporting that someone else from another IP has logged into my account but could not give more details.

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October 30, 2010

Have you seen The Social Network?

So I’ve finally gotten around to watching “The Social Network” mostly due to curiosity as to how it depicted Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

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October 30, 2010

Acer Aspire 1551 Review

Acer’s new dual-core AMD-based ultraportable is the Acer Aspire 1551. It’s the fraternal twin of the Aspire 721 we reviewed a while back with an identical design and body. Check out our full review below.

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October 29, 2010

Auto-backup your blog with Amazon S3

Since the last time we suffered a major downtime due to a DDOS attack, been looking for a more pro-active way to make multiple back-ups of the site. Recently, I discovered you can also do automatic back-ups using Amazon S3 as well.

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October 29, 2010

Getting jiggy with the Honda CRV

Honda Cars Philippines lent us their new SUV, the Honda CRV 2010, to take out of town and get the hang of driving one of their top of the line sports utility vehicles.

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October 28, 2010

RIM announces BlackBerry Bold 9780

Research in Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9780 which also features the newest BlackBerry OS 6.0.

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October 28, 2010

Asus CineVibe Gaming Headset

Asus sent us this regular-looking CineVibe headphones and I’ve been using it for a week now while playing Starcraft 2. Nothing too fancy — just your regular headset, although this one hooks up via the USB port and not the 3.5mm headphone port.

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October 27, 2010

The complete Acer Android Phone Line-Up

Aside from the Ferrari Liquid E Android smartphone, Acer also launched 3 other Android phones with the Acer Liquid E as its top handset priced at Php23,900.

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October 26, 2010

T-Mobile G2 spotted, sells for Php38k

Spotted at one of the stores in VirraMall earlier today is the newly released T-Mobile G2. Released early this month in the US, under T-Mobile the G2 is the successor to the first Google G1 Android Phone back in 2008.

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October 26, 2010

Huawei Ideos X6 takes on the CM Magnum HD

So it looks like Cherry Mobile is not the only one to bring out an affordable 4.1″, 1GHz Snapdragon, Android 2.2 powered smartphone to the market. Huawei launched the Ideos X6 and should be out in Hong Kong first before landing to the Philippines.

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October 26, 2010

RedFox WizPad Windows 7 Tablet out in stores

RedFox Technologies announced over the week-end the availability of its long-overdue tablet PC — the RedFox WizPad. First mentioned back in July, the WizPad is a 10-inch tablet running an Intel Atom CPU and Windows 7.

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October 25, 2010

Smart Bro Pocket WiFi Portable 3G Router

Smart now has their own version of a portable 3G+WiFi router they called SmartBro Pocket WiFi. This new product competes head-on with Globe MyFi launched back in July.

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October 25, 2010

Has Social Media improved Customer Service?

So a lot of the local companies have gone to Facebook and Twitter to extend customer engagement and support. The idea is to add more channels on top of the existing service infrastructures like business centers and 24/7 telephone support.

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October 25, 2010

Canon Powershot S95 first impressions

Launched in the Philippines just last month, the Canon Powershot S95 came in with a suggested retail price of Php27,950. So when I saw it selling at SGD$640 (~Php21k) in Singapore last week, I grabbed the chance to make it my new point-and-shoot camera.

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October 24, 2010

Acer Liquid E Ferrari Andoid launched

Acer Philippines finally launched its Android smartphone series last Friday with the Acer Liquid E as its flagship unit and a special edition Acer Liquid E Ferrari.

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October 24, 2010

Asus UL20FT 1A in the flesh

Last time, I was looking at the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T over at Amazon but my friend who’ll be carrying it back home has postponed his trip so I left the item in Amazon’s cart for the meantime. Then I saw this 12-inch Core i3 ultraportable, the Asus UL20FT, and thought maybe I’ll just settle with this one for now.

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October 23, 2010

Nokia X3 and C3 Touch & Type now available

Nokia yesterday demoed two of their “Touch & Type” line of mobile handsets — the Nokia X3 Touch & Type and the Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type, both of which has a physical alphanumeric keyboard and a resistive touch screen.

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October 22, 2010

HP Slate 500 is official; priced at $799

So HP’s own tablet PC has formally launched today and like RIM, it will be intended for enterprise use. Dubbed the HP Slate 500, this Windows 7 tablet has all the genes of a typical netbook hardware.

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October 21, 2010

Microsoft partners with Smart for WP7 Launch

Go the note from PR of Microsoft Philippines earlier today that they’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launching of Windows Phone 7 in the Philippines this December.

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October 21, 2010

Cherry Superion vs. Archos 70 vs. Galaxy Tab

It looks like we’ve got a really good choice of 7-inch Android tablets this Christmas. Aside from the Apple iPad (which is not officially launched locally but very available in grey market), we’ll have the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Cherry Mobile Superion and the Archos line-up.

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October 21, 2010

Apple introduces 11.6″ Macbook Air

Apple today unveiled their smallest notebook so far — an 11.6″ Macbook Air weighing in at only 2.3lbs (1.05kg).

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October 20, 2010

Archos 101 Android Tablet lands in November

A total of five (5) new Android tablets will be released by Archos in the Philippines (and the rest of Asia) by the first week of November with the Archos 101 as the flagship model.

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