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April 01, 2009

Introducing the YugaTech Netbook

After 6 months in R&D with my Taiwanese suppliers, I’m very excited to announce my very own YugaTech-branded netbook. Check the specs and preview photo after the jump.

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March 31, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1004DN now with DVD Drive

On of the more obvious differentiation between a netbook and a regular notebook or laptop is that the latter has one while netbooks don’t. Asus is changing that definition by introducing the Eee PC 1004DN.

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March 31, 2009

Nokia 5800 Firmware Update not for RP Users

Hello! Are you a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic owner? Please take the quick survey here!

I’ve already been getting emails and comments from readers on how to get the latest firmware update for their Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Unfortunately, the announcement yesterday by Nokia does not include handsets released in the Philippines.

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March 30, 2009

The State of WiMax: What’s the real deal?

A couple of days ago, I attended a WiMax forum hosted by Intel Philippines. They are helping push the use of WiMax in emerging markets where there are very low but fast growing PC users. Why?

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March 30, 2009

I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.

Last week, Microsoft put out an ad about a lady who wanted to buy a 17″ laptop for under $1,000. Not finding a Mac for that price, she quipped “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person“. That line hit a major nerve among Mac fans for reasons I don’t really understand.

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March 29, 2009

Numbers behind Yahoo!-Nielsen “Net Index”

Last week, Yahoo! Philippines and Nielsen Online revealed results of their research on “internet habits” for the Philippines. Their study also confirms the dominance of Yahoo! properties in the country which includes email, instant messaging and surprisingly even search.

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March 28, 2009

Page eCPM Down: Is AdSense going broke?

A number of bigtime AdSense Publishers have shared to me that their Page eCPM has dramatically declined in the last 12 months. Whether this trend coincides with the US financial crisis or something else is yet unsure. One might even ask the question “Is Google AdSense going broke?

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March 28, 2009

WalterMart Movie Ticket Winners

This was supposed to be up last night but forgot about it due to meetings. Check the list below if you are one of the 6 people who won the free movie passes at WalterMart Makati Cinemas.

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March 28, 2009

MSI Wind U100 with Atom N280

Now this is an upgrade that I should have seen earlier. PC Corner is offering a new batch of MSI Wind U100 with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280, at a price that will certainly leave the Acer Aspire One D150 in the dust.

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March 27, 2009

LG FB163 Hi-Fi Stereo System Review

The LG FB163 kick-ass stereo system, DVD player and iPod dock all in a single compact yet elegant box. Too bad I had to return the unit back after 3 weeks of taking center stage in my living room.

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March 27, 2009

HP Mini Note 2140 Priced at Php23,950

A number of people have been asking about the HP Mini 2140 and when it will be available in the Philippines. I initially thought it will take some time since the HP Mini 1000 is already in shelves. Looks like Complink has them on stock at a retail price of Php23,950. 

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March 26, 2009

Globe WiMax Internet is here!

Just got an SMS confirmation from Globe that they’ve already rolled out and servicing customers on their WiMax network. I’m still getting the details but the Inquirer ran the story last night that it will be 512Kbps at Php799 per month. This service will certainly be competing against Smart Bro’s Fixed Wireless offering.

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March 25, 2009

Canon EOS Rebel T1i takes Full HD Videos

Now this is going to disappoint those who bought the Canon 50D earlier and paid premium for it — Canon’s new entry level dSLR, the EOS Rebel T1i (commonly known as the Canon EOS 500D), now offers full HD video capture at 30fps.

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March 25, 2009

X-Stand for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Been looking for something like this for some time now — a portable stand for mobile phones. This particular model, XStand, is for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

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March 25, 2009

Is there hope in the Net Cafe Business?

About a year ago, I wrote about the state of the internet cafe business in the Philippines and why it’s a seemingly losing battle. A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I started venturing into the Internet Cafe with a friend. I got emails asking why I thought the net cafe is still a viable business and here’s my take.

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March 24, 2009

iPod Shuffle 3G: Unboxing Photos

Apple sent in a review unit of the new iPod Shuffle 3G. Though obviously lacking the usual control buttons, I’m still a bit amused at how small this iPod is (compared to the older generation Shuffles). See tons of unboxing photos after the jump.

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March 23, 2009

WalterMart Free WiFi and Movie Tickets

The WalterMart at Pasong Tamo corner Pasay road is one of my hang-out places (the Starbucks shop at the ground floor being my part-time office and business meeting place). It all started when I discovered they had free wifi years back (aptly named linksys). The management has re-introduced that service and now offers free wifi to mallers; and as a bonus, free movie tickets too.

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March 23, 2009

Dells sells Pasay operations to Teleperformance

I blogged about this last April 2008 from a tip given to me and though there was no solid evidence then, it turned out to be partially true. Dell Philippines has sold its call center at Mall of Asia, Pasay City to Teleperformance.

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March 22, 2009

Are CRT Monitors being phased out?

Over the week-end, a friend and I went out buying sets of PCs for a small internet cafe business we’re putting up in the province. We were mulling between cheap CRT monitors and LCDs but it turns out a lot of shops have them in stock anymore.

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March 21, 2009

Why Dual-SIM phones aren’t picking up?

Someone asked me why I don’t use dual-SIM phones instead of carrying 2 or 3 phones at a time. I said that if there were only high-end phones that support dual-SIM, I might consider using them. So the question popped up — why aren’t dual-SIM phones picking up?

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March 20, 2009

Nokia closes Mosh to concetrate on Ovi

nokia moshNews of Nokia shutting down their Mosh social networking site has been spreading was a surprise to me. They’ve been pushing their online presence for a couple of years now so it doesn’t make sense to shut down a web service.

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March 20, 2009

My first Photo Contribution for Print

This is my first photo contribution for a magazine since I started my photography hobby. It wasn’t a commissioned shoot but was already in my gallery for some time now until Sense & Style magazined asked me if they could use them for their March 2009 issue.

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March 19, 2009

Acer Aspire One D150 Review

The Aspire One D150 is Acer’s second generation netbook, powered by the newer Atom N280 of Intel. Check out my review below and learn why Acer might have missed the boat to do a repeat success on their Acer Aspire One line.

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March 19, 2009

Adamo Thirteen by Dell

First seen at CES 2009 back in January, Dell finally revealed details of their ultraslim Adamo laptop the other day. And it’s no secret Dell is aiming to pit Adamo against Apple’s Macbook Air.

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March 18, 2009

Asus Eee PC 904 GO with built-in SmartBro

In a press release, Smart has announced it will be offering netbooks with built-in SmartBro wireless internet as a bundled package. It’s not the regular USB dongle but netbooks with 3G SIM card slots in them.

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