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June 10, 2009

Globe on Tattoo, WiMax and GPON 100Mps

Yesterday, Globe presented a round-up of their internet services for residential customers. One particular service I only learned of that day was GPON or the Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network, a fiber-to-the-home technology.

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June 10, 2009

SSS Philippines: Social Security System

SSS Philippines, the Social Security System (SSS) of the Philippines.

The Policy of SSS Philippines:

“It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. Toward this end, the State shall endeavor to extend social security protection to workers and their beneficiaries.” (Section 2, RA 8282)

SSS Vision and Mission Statement

“The SSS aims to develop and promote a viable, universal and equitable social security protection scheme through world-class service.”

Viable. Social security protection shall be provided through generations.

Universal. Social security protection shall be provided to all residents of the Philippines, citizens and non-citizens alike, regardless of creed, gender, age, geographic location and economic status, especially the disadvantaged, so that no one will become a burden to society.

Equitable. Fair and uniform coverage shall be made available to all. Benefits shall be meaningful and able to sustain a decent standard of living.

World-class service. Social security service that is prompt, accurate and courteous shall be provided to ensure total member satisfaction.

Corporate Values

“The SSS aims to institutionalize a corporate culture that instills the core values of trust, empowerment and teamwork.”

Contact SSS Philippines:
SSS Building East Avenue
Diliman Quezon City
Philippines

Telephone Number: (632) 920-6401 or 920-6446
Email: member_relations@sss.gov.ph

Source: sss.gov.ph

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June 09, 2009

Cherry Mobile’s uber cheap dual SIM phones

Cherry Mobile, a new player in the dual-SIM phone market in the Philippines, introduced 4 new affordable phones with average prices well under Php6,000. See updated price list of Cherry Mobile phones here.

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June 09, 2009

Apple announces iPhone 3G S

At the WWDC today, Apple announced their 3rd generation phone — the iPhone 3GS.

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June 08, 2009

Is Microsoft getting its groove back?

For the longest time, a lot of industry pundits refer to Microsoft as a dinosaur — unable to grow and innovate, relying on its foothold and near-monopoly of the PC business to thrive. But lately, with the number of announcements coming out of the Redmond giant’s doors, that impression could be changed.

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June 08, 2009

Toshiba NB200 spotted, priced

Seen last week at the eHub store in Park Square 1 is the newer 10″ netbook from Toshiba, the NB200.

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June 07, 2009

Tetris: Most Popular Time Waster of the 90s

Tetris is probably the most popular game in the 90s — and you wouldn’t believe it has been 25 years since it was invented (designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 6, 1984).

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June 06, 2009

Sony Walkman W202 Review

The Sony Walkman W202 was first spotted last February during their Summer 2009 launch. They sent in a unit for me to try out. Check out the review after the jump.

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June 06, 2009

Fujitsu M2010 Mini-Notebook

Just like HP, Fujitsu doesn’t want to call their mini-notebook a netbook. So, aside from the 8.9-inch Amilo Mini UI 3520 that came out last year, Fujitsu has yet another 10″ model called M2010 mini-notebook.

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June 05, 2009

PLDT Call All extends Wireless Landline

Last Tuesday, PLDT also launched their PLDT Call All bundle — a wireless landline extension where subscribers can call anywhere in the Philippines. This promo is available to existing PLDT residential landline subscribers for an additional fixed monthly charge of Php250.

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June 04, 2009

Nokia N97 Pre-Order, Php40K Price Tag?

The Nokia N97 is coming out this June and you have the chance to pre-order this smartphone today and get it on launch day.

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June 04, 2009

Samsung Star S5233 Review

After trying out the Samsung Star (S5233) for over a week, I must say that this entry-level full touchscreen phone from Samsung comes as a contender in that category.

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June 04, 2009

Globe Duo now available on Prepaid

As expected, Globe Telecom is finally offering their Duo service to prepaid subscribers. The catch though is that you need to get a new Duo Special SIM Pack which costs Php45 (old prepaid SIM not supported).

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June 03, 2009

Acer Aspire Timeline notebook lasts for 8 hours

This was launched sometime last month but I only had several close encounters with it lately. The Acer Timeline notebook boasts of up to 8 hours battery life and sports a nice slim design (slimmer than most netbooks).

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June 03, 2009

Project Natal on the XBox 360

Is this even real? Microsoft did it once again with Project Natal on the XBox 360. You have to watch this presentation they did over at the E3 Conference.

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June 02, 2009

Samsung WB500 and ST50 Digital Cameras

Samsung sent in a couple of their newer still digital camera for review. One of them is the WB500 that has a 24mm ultrawide angle lens with 10x optical zoom.

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June 02, 2009

Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine

Microsoft may have found the right formula for their search service. Their Bing search engine gives some pretty promising results.

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June 01, 2009

Poll: JobStreet vs. JobsDB

Haven’t been to any job site in over 4 years now so the last time I had a discussion about them, I was a bit clueless of their current status. I thought maybe I can just ask my readers here what they think of the top two.

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May 31, 2009

Sony PSP Go

Caught on video, Sony’s upcoming PSP Go is half the weight but twice as fun. The clip is from the June 2009 episode of Qore.

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May 31, 2009

Samsung UltraS S7350 Review

Samsung UltraS s7350 may seem like just any ordinary slider phone from Samsung. In fact, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles a lot of people look for a new phone nowadays (like WiFi, etc). However, the S7350 has some unique features I’ve only seen in this handset.

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May 30, 2009

Idou officially named Sony Ericsson Satio

The 12-megapixel Sony Ericsson Idou previewed back in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February has an official name — the Satio.

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May 30, 2009

Will Google Wave change the way we E-Mail?

One of the upcoming services that was demo’ed on Google I/O Developer Conference is Google Wave, a new communication and collaboration tool.

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May 29, 2009

T3 Philippines Magazine officially shuts down

Last month, I posted the news about T3 Philippines scaling down their operations and focusing their efforts to online but today, I got word that Summit has officially closed its doors on T3.

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May 29, 2009

Sony Ericsson Aino connects to PlayStation 3

Sony Ericsson announced a new mobile phone that’s supposed to be able to connect and control your PlayStation 3. Named the Sony Ericsson Aino, this slider phone has a touch UI too.

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May 28, 2009

Netbook Rating Buyer’s Guide

With the dozens and dozens of emails I get about people looking for recommendations on which netbook to buy, I thought it would be better if I could round them all up and do a “buyer’s guide” of sorts.

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