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April 10, 2010

Bluetooth’s Awkward Position in Notebooks

A number of low-cost and entry-level notebook manufacturers have opted to skip integrated Bluetooth modems in their units in favor of a lower price-point. And they’ve got good reasons to do so.

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April 09, 2010

Samsung NX10 Review

First time I got hold of the NX10 from Samsung, I thought it’s a nice-looking compact dSLR. Turns out it’s not really an SLR, or even a micro-4/3 or even a hybrid. The Samsung NX10 falls under an entirely new category and Samsung intends to carve a market for it.

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April 09, 2010

Apple does Multi-Tasking with iPhone OS 4.0

And the inevitable has arrived. Today, Apple introduced multi-tasking with the announcement of the iPhone OS 4.0.

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April 08, 2010

How was PLDT Watchpad during the fight?

Last month, PLDT sent out word to subscribers that they’ve prepared the network for the live-streaming of the Pacquiao-Clottey fight on WatchPad. Manny turned out  a winner but how about PLDT’s WatchPad?

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April 08, 2010

Globe’s Android: Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica

Just found out that Globe is offering its own Android phone too with the Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica. Now I didn’t see that coming considering Globe has its hands locked on the iPhone OS, a competing platform, for years.

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April 08, 2010

Acer Timeline 1810tz out and priced

Saw a couple of units of the Acer Timeline 1810tz last month in VirraMall but this week, most of the PC shops in malls are already carrying them.

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April 07, 2010

iPad: in the flesh, first impressions

[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ] So TJ Manotoc and I got to play around with the new Apple iPad this afternoon. We taped a short segment for TV Patrol for tomorrow’s airing and I got a solid hour with the iPad.

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April 07, 2010

Should unlimited SMS be discontinued?

Back in the 90’s, SMS used to be free and unlimited with every SIM. Then, the telcos cut them off and offered free SMS quotas. Then they introduced promos and offered back unlimited text messaging.

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April 07, 2010

Nokia E66, E71 finally get Ovi Maps

When Nokia announced back in January that it will make Ovi Maps with Turn-by-Turn Navigation free for its customers, I was a bit disappointed by the limited number of handsets that they supported.

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April 06, 2010

MSI CX620: Heavy-weight Core i3 Laptop

And it literally means heavy — the MSI CX620 is in more ways like the big brother of the CX420 that was featured here earlier.

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April 06, 2010

Edimax PowerLine Adapter & Wireless AP

I have two WiFi routers/access points in my 2-story apartment so I can switch between the two anytime one of them goes down. However, the WiFi signal is sometimes a bit weak in a few areas so I thought a stronger draft-N would solve that problem.

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April 06, 2010

Samsung Phone Price List in the Philippines

Samsung phones price list in the Philippines. See updated cellphone prices for June 2011 here.

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April 05, 2010

Compaq 511 makes an affordable entry

My first branded notebook that I bought several years ago was a Compaq Presario that I got for over Php60k. Today, the Compaq brand seems to be relegated by HP for entry-level categories and SMBs. The Compaq 511 is one such model.

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April 05, 2010

Sony Vaio Y Review

Sony’s candidate in the thin and light category is the Vaio Y. Introduced in the Philippines last February, the Sony Vaio Y is a 13.3″ notebook powered by an Intel 1.3GHz CULV.

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April 04, 2010

What makes a niche device different?

I’ve been asked in interviews about the qualifications of a “niche device” and that term has also been mentioned and debated here several times like the iPad, Viliv, the MacBook Air. But what’s all the debate about niche products anyway?

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April 03, 2010

iPad starts shipping; did you get one?

[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ] By around this time in the US, Apple should be shipping the iPad to hundreds of thousands of customers who pre-ordered the device. The iPad will also be available in Apple retail stores across the US.

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April 03, 2010

Smart MyTV Service gets Suspended

Last April 1, Smart’s digital mobile TV was suspended indefinitely as its permit to broadcast has expired. It has been close to 3 years since Smart MyTV was launched back in July 2007.

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April 02, 2010

MSI CR420 and CX420 Laptops on Core i3

We got 3 brand new laptops from MSI this week to test out and the first two were 14-inch laptops running on an Intel Core i3 processor — the MSI CR420 and the MSI CX420.

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April 01, 2010

Sneak Peek: YugaTech Android Tablet

So TechCrunch had the JooJoo and now YugaTech has an Android Tablet. I’d like to share a sneak peek at the upcoming YugaTech DroPad we had designed with our Taiwanese partner, FoxConn.

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March 31, 2010

Are we ready for 3D TV?

Just came from ABS-CBN for a guesting on Mornings @ ANC with guys from LG Electronics showing off their 3D TVs as well as that upcoming Full LED 3D TV this June.

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March 30, 2010

SNS makes Online Scamming Much Easier

Back in the days, online scams were perpetrated via emails, forums or instant messenger (YM mostly). I think it was way harder then to successfully run a scam compared to nowadays. The MO is still the same but they are much more convincing now than ever.

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March 30, 2010

Xoom ends money remittance via Paypal

In a recent announcement made last week, Xoom has finally ceased accepting Paypal-funded transactions to the Philippines.

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March 29, 2010

Why the resistance to dual-SIM mobile phones?

For some time now, dual SIM phones have been hot among the masses. Majority of the handsets that have these are China phones or locally branded ones like MyPhone, Cherry Mobile or Torque.

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March 28, 2010

Samsung NX10 dSLR hands-on

Announced back in early January, the Samsung NX10 is now here in the Philippines. The dSLR is very compact and light but has all the bells and whistles of an entry-level camera.

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March 28, 2010

Viliv X70 Atom Mobile Internet Device

We had a couple of days with the Viliv S5 last week and this time around, we got the bigger version, the Viliv X70 MID.

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