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September 26, 2009

Coolest iPhone App ever!

This has got to be the coolest iPhone app ever made. I didn’t know the iPhone can do this type of trick but seeing is believing, so watch the video after the fold.

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September 25, 2009

Dell Vostro 320 All-in-One Desktop PC

The Dell Vostro AiO 320 series is the latest of Dell’s All-in-One desktop PC. We got a review unit today to check out how it performs as an entry-level, space-saving desktop PC targeted to small businesses.

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September 24, 2009

LTO to implement RFID tags on motor vehicles

News about the Land Transportation Office (LTO) implementing RFID tagging on all motor vehicles this October has been making the rounds of the evening news today.

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September 23, 2009

Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro

So Apple sent in a 13″ Macbook Pro with the new Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) pre-installed so I can check out how the new OS upgrade performs.

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September 23, 2009

Microsoft’s Courier is a Foldable Tablet

Looks like Microsoft is in its later stage of development of a foldable tablet PC called Courier. Gizmodo has the scoop on a set of photos and demo video.

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September 22, 2009

Going Mobile with SmartBro Share It

Last Saturday, I signed up for the unlimited Plan 999 of SmartBro Share It. It was locked for 24 months but they have a promo where you can buy a computer set (Intel Core Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz) for just Php4,000.

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September 22, 2009

Western Digital My Passport and My Book for Macs

Western Digital today introduced its new, smaller, sleeker My Book Essential and My Book for Mac desktop external hard drives equipped with the new WD SmartWare software and hardware-based encryption. The new appliances visually present consumers’ data in a software control center, providing them peace of mind that their precious photos, videos and files are securely protected. Available now at select retailers, the new My Book Essential and My Book for Mac drives are offered in capacities ranging from 500 GB to 2 TB.

When the My Book Essential drive is plugged in for the first time, the simple and intuitive first backup process launches automatically. The real-time visual interface of WD SmartWare software gives users a reassuring view of their backup as it happens. After the first backup, users’ files are backed up automatically every time they change or add a file.

My Book Essential and My Book for Mac drives also feature user-selected password protection combined with military-grade 256-bit hardware encryption, which scrambles files before they are stored. Typically found only on much more expensive drive systems, the encryption acts as a virtual padlock to keep users’ data safe.

“Keeping an extra copy of your digital life used to be a painstaking, manual task undertaken only by the most expert and diligent of users. WD’s new My Book Essential and My Book for Mac external hard drives, powered by WD SmartWare, have finally made it easy enough so that anyone can do it,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group. “WD’s new drives combine massive storage capacity, visual backup, and hardware encryption, so consumers can now actually see their digital life, safe in one place.”

WD SmartWare software works on Windows PCs and Mac computers. WD My Book Essential hard drives are designed for Windows-based PCs while WD My Book for Mac drives are formatted for Mac computers and are compatible with Apple TimeMachine, Apple’s integrated backup solution.

Availability and Pricing

The new My Book Essential drives are offered in capacities of 500 GB, 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB. My Book Essential drives are available now at select retailers and MSRP will be:

WDBAAF5000EBK-SESN P 4,900
WDBAAG0010HCH-SESN P 6,900
WDBAAF7500EBK-SESN P5,500
WDBAAG0020HCH-SESN P 13,900
WDBAAF0010EBK-SESN P 6,900
WDBAAF0015EBK-SESN P 8,500
WDBAAF0020EBK-SESN P 13,900

WD SmartWare software features:

– Visual backup displays that show content in categories and shows the progress of backup

– Automatic, continuous data backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file

– Retrieve valuable data to its original location whether it’s lost data or the file has been overwritten

– Customizable data backup that allows user to set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.

My Book Essential

The new WD My Book Essential and My Book for Mac drives with WD SmartWare software feature:

– Smaller, sleeker, more streamlined design and elegant book-like shape that takes up minimal space

– 256-bit hardware encryption and password protection for peace of mind knowing that data is protected from unauthorized access;

– Illuminated capacity gauge lets user see at a glance how much space is available on the drive;

– USB 2.0 interface – for convenience and compatibility among multiple computers;

– WD GreenPower Technologyâ„¢ lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30 percent, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer;

– Planet-friendly packaging derived from recycled materials to minimize waste;

– Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs

– 3-year limited warranty.

The My Book for Mac drives are plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users and compatible with Apple TimeMachine.

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September 22, 2009

Western Digital launches smaller My Passport Essential

Western Digital today introduced its smaller, smarter and more secure My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives featuring WD’s new WD SmartWare software and equipped with hardware-based encryption. The new My Passport drives are more than 20 percent smaller than the previous generation My Passport.

The new portable drives with WD SmartWare software visually present consumers’ data in a control center, providing them peace of mind that their precious photos, videos and files are securely protected. Available now at select retailers, the new My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives are offered in capacities ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB and come in a range of colors including Pacific Blue, Real Red, Cool Silver, Midnight Black, and Arctic White.

When the My Passport Essential drive is plugged in for the first time, the simple and intuitive first backup process launches automatically. The real-time visual interface of WD SmartWare software gives users a reassuring view of their backup as it happens. After the first backup, users’ files are backed up automatically every time they change or add a file.

My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives also feature user-selected password protection combined with military-grade 256-bit hardware encryption, which scrambles files before they are stored. Typically found only on much more expensive drive systems, the encryption acts as a virtual padlock to keep users’ data secure.

“The smaller and sleeker design of WD’s redesigned My Passport drives, combined with the intuitive visual backup experience of WD SmartWare software, makes this drive a smart and secure, travel-friendly storage choice,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group. “These ultra-portable drives are a stylish and spacious storage solution for consumers to confidently backup, store and carry their entire digital lives.”

WD My Passport Essential hard drives are designed for Windows-based PCs while WD My Passport for Mac drives are formatted for Mac computers and are compatible with Apple TimeMachine, Apple’s integrated backup solution. WD SmartWare works on Windows PCs and Mac computers and offers a seamlessly integrated option for Mac users who want an alternative to Time Machine or Mac OS 10.4 users who don’t have TimeMachine compatibility.

Availability and Pricing

The new My Passport Essential drives are offered in capacities of 320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB; My Passport Essential SE drives are offered in capacities of 750 GB and 1 TB. My Passport for Mac drives are available with 320 GB and 500 GB. My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives are available now at select retailers, and the MSRP is as follows:

WDBAAA3200ABK-PESN P 4,600 WDBAAB3200ACH-PESN P 4,600
WDBAAA5000ABK-PESN P 6,500 WDBAAB5000ACH-PESN P 6,500
WDBAAA6400ABK-PESN P 8,200 WDBAAB6400ASL-PESN P 8,200
WDABM7500ABK-PESN P 9,200
WDABM0010BBK-PESN P 12,500

WD SmartWare Software

WD SmartWare software features:

– Visual backup displays that show content in categories and shows the progress of backup;

– Automatic, continuous data backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file

– Retrieve valuable data to its original location whether it’s lost data or the file has been overwritten

– Customizable data backup that allows user to set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.

My Passport Essential

The new WD My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE and My Passport for Mac drives with WD SmartWare software feature:

– Smaller, sleeker design offered in a range of colors including Pacific Blue, Real Red, Cool Silver, Midnight Black, and Arctic White

– 256-bit hardware encryption for peace of mind knowing that data is protected from unauthorized access

– USB 2.0 interface that powers1 the drive directly from the USB port on user’s computer, no separate power supply is needed

– Planet-friendly packaging derived from recycled materials to minimize waste

– Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs

– 3-year limited warranty.

The My Passport for Mac drives are plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users and compatible with Apple® Time Machine.

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September 22, 2009

HP Envy 13 and 15 becomes official

HP has just announced their new line of premium laptops — the HP Envy 13 and Envy 15. What’s surprising is that the Envy 15 already has a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM CPU in it (even before Intel announced the ship).

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September 21, 2009

Winners of Free Passes to SemCon 2009

We got over a dozen and a half entries for our SemCon 2009 free ticket giveaway. Unfortunately, we can only give 3 free passes to participants and here are the lucky winners:

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September 21, 2009

Blackberry Curve 8520 in the flesh

Here are more high-detail photos of the new entry-level Blackberry Curve 8520. This is the 3rd phone we received last week so I’m pacing them a little slower than usual. Photos after the jump.

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September 20, 2009

Globe’s 15GB Bandwidth Cap in Fine Print

Last May, Globe Telecom sent us a formal statement regarding the peer-2-peer bandwidth capping on their network — claiming they’re not doing any bandwidth capping. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have such provisions in the subscriber contracts, a copy of which is posted below:

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September 20, 2009

LG GD900 Crystal unboxed

First unveiled as early as February of this year, the LG GD900 Crystal is a slider touchscreen phone with a transparent keypad. We received one this week from LG Philippines. See the unboxed photos after the jump.

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September 19, 2009

Smart gives out free PlugIt to students

The Smart B Free event held today at the Mega-Tent, Meralco Avenue is an attempt to give-away 10 thousand free SmartBro PlugIt modems to students from UAAP and NCAA universities.

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September 18, 2009

5G iPod Nano Video in the flesh

Yesterday, Apple reps flew in to show the media their new line-up of iPods. Of the lot, the iPod Nano 5G took the spotlight with a number of new features, including a 0.3 megapixel video camera.

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September 17, 2009

HP DreamScreen Internet Tablet

Turns out HP went ahead of Apple to introduce a portable internet table to the market. Dubbed the DreamScreen, the 10-inch and 13-inch models will be fully touchscreen and priced reasonably low.

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September 17, 2009

Under the hood: What’s your CPU?

The latest news is that AMD is coming out with a quad-core CPU (Athlon II X4) for under Php5,000. If consumers tend to upgrade their PCs every 18 months or so, we should be seeing at least dual cores in homes nowadays.

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September 15, 2009

11.6″ HP Mini 311 netbook gets official

HP has finally unveiled their very own version of the 11.6″ netbook. The HP Mini 311 will also feature a more powerful graphics chip, an NVidia Ion LE.

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September 15, 2009

LG GW620 Android Phone

LG’s making one of those Android OS phone too. Earlier codenamed as LG Etna, the LG GW620 handset has a resistive touchscreen and a full qwerty keyboard that slides out from the bottom.

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September 15, 2009

Sony-Ericsson W995 unboxed

Yet another 8.1-megapixel camera phone from Sony-Ericsson, this slider phone has everything (well, almost) you’d be looking for in a multimedia handset. See unboxing photos after the jump.

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September 14, 2009

Last chance to get FREE SemCon ’09 passes!

For those who are interested to attend the 3rd Search Engine Marketing Conference for free this October 1 & 2, you only have 36 hours left to join our blog contest here. We already have more than a dozen entries there but you can still participate.

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September 13, 2009

HTC Tattoo could be cheapest Android phone

People have been wondering why Android phones like the ones made by HTC aren’t that affordable considering that the OS is practically free. Well, the HTC Tattoo could be it — if you think the rumored $300 price tag is already affordable.

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September 12, 2009

Motorola Dext on Android OS

Motorola has finally announced its own Android-powered smartphone. Officially dubbed the Motorola Dext, it will be sold in the US under a different name (Motorola Cliq).

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September 11, 2009

Globe Tattoo Prepaid drops to Php895

Globe is doing a promo on their Tattoo Prepaid Kit. Get a Php1,000 discount for every purchase of a kit — that’s just Php895 from the regular price of Php1,895.

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September 11, 2009

Intel launches new Core i5 and i7 Processors

Intel Philippines yesterday unveiled a number of new processors under its Core i5 and Core i7 brands. Most interesting feature is the Turbo Boost that automatically overclocks the CPU when you need more juice.

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