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February 23, 2012

AKG K390 noise-canceling earphones

Been using this premium earphones from AKG for a couple of months now and it’s mostly very useful when I’ve traveling and on long flights. The AKG K390 features a dedicated noise-canceling module that got me really interested.

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February 22, 2012

LG Optimus 3D Cube and 3D Max announced

LG Mobile has announced two new 3D smartphones a couple of days ahead of the Mobile World Congress — the LG Optimus 3D Cube and the LG Optimus 3D Max, the successor to the first Optimus 3D from last year.

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February 22, 2012

What will happen to Sony-Ericsson Philippines?

Now that Sony has finalized the buyout of Sony-Ericsson, the new handset company will be named Sony Mobile Communications. So what happens to the folks over at Sony-Ericsson. I happen to talk to one executive from the company who gave me some possible scenarios.

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February 21, 2012

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 now out, ready to download!

RIM has just send out notice that the BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 update is now available to all Playbook tablets. This global update is available over the air (OTA).

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February 21, 2012

ZTE outs Mimosa X: ICS on Tegra 2 smartphone

ZTE has announced a number of new Android smartphones prior to Mobile World Congress this Sunday. At the top of their heap is the ICS-touting, Tegra 2-powered ZTE Mimosa X.

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February 21, 2012

Samesay Mi18 Docking Station for the iPod & iPhone

Every once in a while, when a supplier sends us a proposal for a product to be placed on a YugaDeals, I would request a review unit that I can test and try out before approving it. That way, I’m confident what we’re putting there is something that’s decent and worth every cent. This is the case of the Samesay Mi18 speaker and docking station for the iPhone.

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February 20, 2012

Sun Cellular’s Omnibus Anti-Bill Shock Plans

Sun Cellular started the Anti-Bill Shock for data plans last October 2011 and this was followed by Smart and Globe later in January 2012. Sun has finally rounded up more plans to include SMS and voice plans.

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February 20, 2012

iPad 3: Why not call it the iPad 2s or iPad 2 HD?

With the announcement of the next-generation iPad tablet from Apple, a lot of rumors and leaks have surfaced identifying the hardware and design that will be used for the next iPad. Everyone refers to it as the iPad 3. This, despite the fact that we’ve already seen how Apple named the supposedly iPhone 5 as the iPhone 4S last year.

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February 20, 2012

Fanny Wang 2000 Series Luxury Headphones

This is the first time I have seen a Fanny Wang headphone, months after I read that lawsuit by Monster Cable for allegedly copying the design of Beats by Dr. Dre. The Fanny Wang line of headphones are now available locally and selling in several 5th Avenue stores.

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February 19, 2012

LG Optimus Vu announced!

LG Mobile now has its own smartphone and tablet combo under the name LG Optimus Vu. The device, a 5-incher, is one of the first few ones to be introduced in the market after the Dell Streak 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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February 19, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 Review

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 represents the best tablet Samsung can offer the market. It’s the thinnest tablet in the market and the only one so far that comes with a Super AMOLED Plus display. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (P6800) after the jump.

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February 18, 2012

Poll: When’s the last time you bought a music CD?

Was listening to a noontime show this afternoon when I heard my music artist promoting his new album (I think it was Charlie Green). Didn’t hear them promoting iTunes or even the local equivalent (MyMusicStore).

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February 17, 2012

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to dual-boot with Chrome OS

It was just recently that manufacturers started rolling-out Android Ice Cream Sandwich to some of their devices but here we are with the latest rumor about the release of Android’s next treat, the 5.0 Jelly Bean, in the second quarter of this year.

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February 17, 2012

The tale on MegaUpload’s Philippine Office

During last January’s news about the shutting down of file-sharing website MegaUpload and the surprise raid of Kim Dotcom’s mansion in New Zealand, the Philippines was also mentioned as one of the governments who helped the FBI in their investigation. And true enough, the local office of MegaUpload has been around for some time now.

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February 16, 2012

Apple gets patent for Macbook Air

Mashable reports that Apple has just been granted some patents for the design of the Macbook Air which might affect on the ultrabook market.

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February 16, 2012

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 Media Preview

RIM showed to members of the media a preview of the BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0. And while we wait in the next two weeks for the OS update to roll out to devices, we’ve got some alone time to play with it.

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February 15, 2012

Acer Aspire One D270: Cedar Trail lands for Php19.9k

Intel’s latest Atom Cedar Trail chips for netbooks just started to arrive in the Philippines. The first one we spotted is the Acer Aspire One D270 selling for under Php20k.

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February 15, 2012

So where’s our Google Chromebook now?

About 10 months ago, I wrote a short entry on why I think Google’s Chromebook will fail. Some readers told me it was too early to tell back then, so I patiently waited. It’s more than a year now since the announcements of Chromebooks and I haven’t really seen one yet.

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February 14, 2012

Globe-YugaTech MyApps Mall Contest

It’s been a long time since we had a contest that’s focused on our fellow bloggers. So this one’s in partnership with Globe and we’ll be giving away a couple of cool gadgets to help promote new mobile service called My Apps Mall.

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February 14, 2012

Globe brings back Immortal promos

Arguably one of the most sought-after offerings from Globe is the Immortal promos which they first introduced about two years ago. Today, they’re bringing it back just in time for the Valentines.

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February 14, 2012

Level Up and e-Games merger announced

This may come as a surprise but local online game companies Level Up! and E-Games has finalized talks of a merger. eGames made the disclosure earlier this morning at the PSE (since it’s a publicly listed company).

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February 14, 2012

Globe *143# – One Number to Rule them All!

Globe Telecom today has just introduced to the media a new catch-all number for all its prepaid customers. Globe 143 allows subs to just remember one number when managing their prepaid account.

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February 14, 2012

Biogesic-YugaTech Contest Winners

Thanks to all those who joined our Biogesic give-away, we had a bit of a hard time sifting thru all the entries and picking all the winners. Check out if you’re one of the lucky ones after the break.

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February 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 announced!

And we though the current line-up of Galaxy Tabs from Samsung is already all we needed to complete the family. Turns out Samsung is not yet done and has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

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February 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets local online pre-order

Now this is interesting — local Multiply seller, Kimstore, has just put up a pre-order poster for the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300).

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