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May 05, 2009

Who owns AkoMismo.org?

There’s been some buzz about this new campaign called Ako Mismo which started out as a star-studded TV ad followed by a members-only website.

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May 05, 2009

Microsoft already won the Netbook OS wars

GigaOm’s recent entry talks about the “Fight for the Netbook Operating System” and I say what fight? I think Microsoft already won that battle months ago.

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May 05, 2009

Samsung leads LCD TV market in the country?

Just got a delivery from Samsung last week which included an invite, a small token, and a market research report. I didn’t get the whole report but some snippets which claims Samsung on the top of the LCD food chain in the country.

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May 04, 2009

My iTunes Account got hacked!

I felt a bit stupid discovering that my iTunes account was hacked for about a month already and only noticed it yesterday. Now, I’m just figuring out how it happened and will wait for Apple customer support if they can reverse the charges.

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May 04, 2009

YugaTech PC Labs Section

Thanks to recommendations by readers (hat tip to kzap), I’ve opened up a PC Labs section here at YugaTech. It’s basically a separate blog dedicated to all things hardware and PC. Still a work in progress but do check it out.

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May 03, 2009

Toshiba NB200 netbook sells shy of Php30k

Toshiba’s entry into the netbook market never really landed in the Philippines with the first model (the 9″ NB100) launched last year in Singapore. The 10-inch Toshiba NB200 now goes on sale at CompLink.

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May 02, 2009

Philippines 4th on AdMob Global Ad Traffic

In April 2008, the Philippines was just at #7 for mobile ad traffic as measured by AdMob. Went on to become #5 by August last year. This March, it’s already at #4.

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May 01, 2009

Apple Concept Store in Manila?

According to a design company, CB Engineers, the upcoming Philippine Stock Exchange building in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City will also house the very first Apple Store in the country.

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April 30, 2009

HDX 1000 Networked Media Tank Player

Another favorite in the networked media player market is the HDX 1000. A relative of the Popcorn Hour (similar hardware platform created by Syabas), the HDX 1000 comes in a black brushed-metal chassis that houses a terabyte of photos, music and hidef videos.

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April 30, 2009

Samsung’s ultra-thin LED Full HD TV

Yesterday, Samsung Electronics unveiled its new ultra-thin 40″ to 55″ 1080p LED Full HD TV — the Samsung B6000 and B7000 Series. The new series now uses Light Emitting Diode (LED) instead of the usual Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL).

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April 29, 2009

Top dSLR Camera Picks under Php40k

A reader emailed in asking for advise on which dSLR camera to get with a budget under Php40,000. I’m biased towards Canon cameras but here’s my list of possible kits you can buy with that budget.

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April 29, 2009

Sony XR100 Handycam Review

Sony’s entry-level HD video camera makes good in its promise of high definition footage but lacked some key features I thought should have been included. Let me share some of the footage and shots I got with the Sony HDR-XR100 Handycam.

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April 28, 2009

Do you ICQ?

ICQ was once the biggest instant messaging service back in the 90s. It used to be the default IM in most net cafes until it was slowly replaced by YM. Not sure what happened but it just faded away.

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April 27, 2009

MSI Wind U120H 3G priced at Php27,999

First announced October of 2008, the MSI Wind U120 was the first netbook from the Taiwanese manufacturer to have built-in 3.5G (HSDPA) capability. Last week, MSI and Sun Wireless Broadband had a roadshow event showcasing the U120 and the U100 Plus earlier mentioned here.

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April 27, 2009

USB Massage Ball

This simple but odd looking gadget is called a USB Massage Ball. Don’t know if that’s descriptive enough but it could easily become a laptop owner’s best friend.

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April 27, 2009

Facebook users showing signs of inactivity?

While there’s a lot of talk about the new web-darling Facebook and its apparent overtaking of MySpace as the largest social networking site in the world (over 200 million), there’s this lingering question whether Facebook will be the next Friendster.

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April 26, 2009

MSI Wind U100 Plus in Red, Blue and Rose

MSI has been expanding its 10-inch U100 netbook series and has now included an upgraded specs and more color variations under the updated MSI Wind U100 Plus label.

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April 25, 2009

Samsung unveils N110 and N120 Netbooks

Samsung has just announced two new models in its line of netbooks — the Samsung N110 and the N120, both boasting the largest keyboard size in its category.

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April 24, 2009

Blackberry Storm first impressions

I’ve seen and held the new Blackberry Storm on several quick occasions in the past but only able to really tinker with it yesterday. Here are some of my first-hand impressions about the device and why I thought it was a tricky proposition for RIM to venture into the touchscreen handhelds.

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April 24, 2009

RIP: Geocities, 1995-2009

Yahoo has finally decided to shut down its long-time free-hosting service, Geocities. It was 10 years ago that Yahoo acquired Geocities for a huge sum of $3.57 billion.

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April 23, 2009

HP Philippines launches Mini 1100 & 2140

HP Philippines formally launched three new ultraportable notebooks today — the HP Mini 2140, HP Mini 1100 and the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Special Edition (HP doesn’t want to call it a netbook).

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April 23, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1000HE now out and priced

Boasting a maximum battery life of 9.5 hours, the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is getting pretty good reviews (see full review at PTB) and local stores now have them in stock.

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April 22, 2009

Has your PLDT myDSL slowed to a crawl?

For the last couple of weeks, my PLDT DSL connection at home has crawled to a turtle’s pace. I don’t often get this type of problems in the last 4.5 years but this time, it took longer than one would expect.

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April 21, 2009

Blackberry Storm arrives in the Philippines

Research in Motion (RIM) announced today the availability of the new touchscreen Blackberry Storm in the Philippines. The Storm is RIM’s first foray into touchscreen handsets, obviously aimed at the iPhone 3G market.

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April 21, 2009

Market for Antivirus for the Mac

A couple of days ago, I got an email from PR of Symantec Corp. about the availability of Norton Internet Security for Mac which includes a firewall and anti-virus.

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