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January 16, 2011

Whatever happened to Aiwa?

Was driving in SSH this afternoon to go to church when I saw a billboard ad with the logo of Aowa. I’ve had bad experiences with their sales people years back but the name already reminded me of the electronics brand, Aiwa.

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January 15, 2011

eBay.ph enters Group Buying with Kuponan

Despite the official entry of global giant Groupon in the Philippines, it did not stop more players to compete in the online group buying frenzy in the country. Even eBay Philippines launched their very own “social buying” service called Kuponan.

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January 15, 2011

Ateneo ACET Exam Results 2011 – 2012

Ateneo de Manila College Entrance Exams
ACET Exam Results for 2011 – 2012

NOTE: The results generated from this page are based on the unofficial list of accepted and waitlisted applicants.

Individual decision letters will be sent to all applicants through their respective schools OR the applicant’s mailing address within January 2011. Please inform the Office of Admission and Aid if you do not receive a letter by March 4, 2011, Friday.

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS must confirm their respective slots in the Loyola Schools by submitting the required documents to our office within the confirmation period of March 7, 2011 to April 8, 2011, 5:00 p.m.:

ORIGINAL FOURTH YEAR HIGH SCHOOL REPORT CARD (Form 138)

CLEAR PHOTOCOPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF THE ACCEPTED APPLICANT (Please present Original or Certified True Copy for verification)

FILLED-OUT REPLY SLIP IN RESPONSE TO LETTER FROM THE ATENEO REGISTRAR (this letter will be sent together with your acceptance letter)

CONFIRMATION FEE OF PHP 4,000.00

Note: Graduates of International Schools, whether here or abroad, who cannot submit the report card on or before the specified deadline, may conditionally confirm their slot by instead submitting the following:

Certification of Graduation from the High School Principal/Headmaster with the exact date of release of the report card

Letter of non-withdrawal from conditional confirmation signed by the applicant and parents.

Confirmation in your allocated course will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a maximum number of slots available for your course and you are not assured of a slot. So confirm as soon as you have all the required documents! If by the time you confirm, your course has already been filled up, you will have to accept an alternative course.

All instructions indicated above are found in your acceptance letter.

WAITLISTED APPLICANTS may submit a written appeal to the Office of Admission and Aid on or before March 31, 2011, Thursday, 5:00 pm. Fourth Year High School Grades and other additional information that may help the Committee decide on your appeal must be attached to the letter.

REQUESTS FOR CHANGE OF COURSE

Letters of request for change of course may be submitted to the Office of Admission and Aid on or before April 8, 2011. Accepted applicants must confirm their slots before requesting for a change of course. Decisions on your request will be released on April 15, 2011.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students must submit the following requirements to the Office of the Registrar after confirmation of slot:
A photocopy of their passport (bring the original for verification)

Appropriate visa for enrollment (The “no valid visa, no enrollment” policy is strictly implemented.)

Note: The Student visa is issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate at the country of origin. Visa processing usually takes three months. Please inquire at the nearest Philippine Embassy/Consulate for proper instructions.

Valid ACR / I-Card

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Dual citizens must present either of the following:

Valid Philippine Passport (original & photocopy)

Identification Certificate/ Recognition Certificate as a Filipino Citizen issued by the Bureau of Immigration (original & photocopy)

Students of Dual citizenship will be enlisted as Filipinos.

International Students and dual citizens who fail to submit the required documents to the Office of the Registrar on or before April 30, 2011 will not be allowed to enroll

OTHERS

FRESHMAN applicants falling under the second application period will receive decision letters in February 2011.

TRANSFER applicants must make sure to submit their application forms and other requirements on or before April 15, 2011, Friday. Results shall be released in the first week of May 2011. Decision letters will be ready for pick-up thereafter.

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INQUIRIES

For inquiries, you may call the Office of Admission and Aid (OAA) at 4266001 local 5152 – 5155 or email at oaa@admu.edu.ph. Kindly address all letters to:

The Director
Office of Admission and Aid
Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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January 15, 2011

32″ KTC LCD TV Hands-On

Been using this 32″ KTV LCD TV that was sent to me by a friend who runs an electronics distributorship business. They ship these units from China and retails for only Php13,995 in shops at Gilmore.

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January 14, 2011

Unlimited Int’l Data Roaming with Globe

International data roaming has become one of the most dreaded activity when traveling abroad. I’ve been bitten with one for a smacking Php25,000 bill after an overnight stay in Singapore a couple of years back.

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January 14, 2011

Modu Phone to become a Collector’s Item?

According to a news report from BGR, Modu Ltd. (makers of Modu phone, the smallest cellphone in the world) will be shutting down operations next month.

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January 14, 2011

Lenovo-YugaTech Laptop Contest Winners

This is the last of the 4 give-aways we did last December and among them, the hardest to judge since I had to read each of the close to 300 entries one by one. This caused the 1 week delay but it’s finally here — check out the winners of the Lenovo-YugaTech Laptop Contest after the jump.

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January 13, 2011

Internet Coverage over Internet Speed

Been in the boondocks for about a week now on a semi-vacation mode (and semi-retreat kind of way) so I’m not able to regularly publish new entries here. With a thousand miles away from mega Manila and a couple hundred more miles from the nearest city, my mountain resort hide-away is almost devoid of any internet coverage.

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January 13, 2011

Buffalo 4-Port High-Power USB Charger

This nice little gadget is one of those little stuff I got from my recent trip to Japan. It’s a 4-port high-power USB charger (apparently Buffalo is a huge brand in Japan and always getting front row placement in the mall shelves).

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January 11, 2011

Which one’s your favorite gadget store?

I often get questions from readers which places (i.e. gadget stores) are among the best in the country? I don’t have a very comprehensive list and experience with a lot of them, especially the online-only stores.

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January 10, 2011

The AMD Fusion APU Ultraportable Line-up

I’m a little on the fence about labeling these laptops as netbooks but older models of the same form factor have been named as such. Only this time, they’re all powered by AMD Fusion APU and coming from various manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.

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January 09, 2011

What’s your most anticipated CES 2011 gadget?

CES 2011 has just concluded and we’ve seen and read reports of tons and tons of new gadgets and technologies that should be released this year (or maybe not). Between the smartphones, 3D TVs, tablets, notebooks and other gizmos, what’s your most anticipated gadget of the year?

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January 08, 2011

Core i5 Presents: The Chase Film

Intel has announced 29 new processors in the Intel Core i series and to help promote the mid-level Core i5 CPU, they’ve produced this short but pretty nifty little video animation film. Check out it after the jump.

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January 08, 2011

Samsung 9 Series Notebook is Super Thin!

Weighing in at 2.89lbs, the Samsung 9 Series barely bested the Macbook Air 13.3 at 2.9lbs. And the specs are pretty impressive too.

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January 07, 2011

Introducing the new YugaTech logo

Been coordinating with our web designer (a kick-ass designer if I might add) for more than 3 months to come up with a new logo design for YugaTech and I’m very happy with the results so I’m sharing it with you ahead of schedule.

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January 07, 2011

The Microsoft Touch Mouse

If Apple has the Magic Mouse, Microsoft is making their own pointing device called Microsoft Touch Mouse but unlike the Magic Mouse which still has a mechanical button, the Touch Mouse is completely touch sensitive.

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January 07, 2011

The Mac App Store is now online!

Apple has just fired up the Mac App Store. With over 1,000 apps for the Mac, the App Store makes it easier for anyone with a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to just download and install apps.

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January 07, 2011

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb Preview

Google has re-designed the UI for Android 3.0 Honeycomb to make it more usable for tablet form factors (there are a ton of tablets being revealed this week at CES 2011). Check out the preview of how the Android 3.0 UI would look like.

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January 06, 2011

Motorola’s Atrix 4G goes to AT&T

Motorola and AT&T announced the 2nd generation Motorola Atrix 4G to be available on its network this quarter. Powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, this handset also comes with a fingerprint sensor.

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January 06, 2011

Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 Tablet

Motorola has officially unveiled their very own tablet called the Motorola Xoom and it will come with Google’s tablet OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Check out the video below.

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January 06, 2011

LG Optimus Black with WiFi Direct

So we’ve finally gotten word of LG’s new flagship smartphone in the Optimus line — the LG Optimus Black. Juicy specs include WiFi Direct, the first 2MP front-facing camera for video calls and the new Nova display that’s said to be “brightest, clearest and most readable” display on a mobile phone.

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January 06, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A500 becomes official

Acer’s 10-inch tablet has just became official (dubbed the Acer Iconia Tab A500) at the opening of CES 2011 and it’s a powerful Android tablet with a Honeycomb and Tegra 2 combo.

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January 06, 2011

Samsung Infuse 4G w/ Super AMOLED Plus

And when we all thought the 4-inch Google Nexus S is the Android smartphone to beat, Samsung and AT&T are all set to reveal the Samsung i997 Infuse 4G packing a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.

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January 06, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc gets revealed early

The next generation of Sony-Ericsson’s Xperia line has been prematurely revealed before CES starts and it comes by the name of Xperia Arc, a 4.2-inch Android smartphone to succeed the Xperia X10.

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January 05, 2011

Asus Eee Pad, Slate EP121 coming to CES 2011

My plan to travel to Las Vegas to attend CES 2011 did not materialize so here we are giving you updates on what’s happening there thru the usual channels (PR and private contacts). Asus already went ahead and gave us the details fo their Eee Pad and Eee Slate EP121 which they’ll showcase at the CES Exhibit Hall.

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