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June 10, 2008

iPhone 3G priced at $199 Worldwide

The WWDC 2008 has finally concluded (slept thru it last night after a boring start) and Apple has finally announced a brand new iPhone 3G with GPS. New features are expected but Steve Jobs realized they can’t sell more until they cut the price in half — so now it’s just $199 (with 2-year contract!), worldwide, including the Philippines.

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June 09, 2008

Samsung i900 Omnia

In a bid to steal some thunder in the upcoming 3G iPhone, Samsung released the i900 Omnia. This Windows Mobile PocketPC has can get you up to 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA and storage of up to 32GB that will have the yet-to-be-revealed 3G iPhone a smartphone of the past (or as Samsung would hope).

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June 09, 2008

iPod Shuffle and YugaTech T-Shirt Winners

We’ve got 5 iPod Shuffles and 20 YugaTech T-Shirts to give away today. Check out the name of our winners below and follow instructions on how to claim your prize. Congrats to the lucky winners!

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June 09, 2008

SmartBro 3G on its way to HSDPA 3.6Mbps?

With the purchase of PLDT/Smart of CURE, the company now has a wider band for its 3G network. With the largest spectrum of 15MHz, Smart already uses the 1920-1935MHz and the 2010-2025MHz band. The additional frequencies from CURE would practically double its capacity and pave the way for higher 3G speeds.

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June 08, 2008

Would you buy the upcoming 3G iPhone?

There’s a high probability that Apple will be announcing the 2nd generation 3G iPhone tomorrow. A key component for the upgrade is 3G capability, a feature a lot of data-intensive phone users wanted.

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June 06, 2008

Last day for giveaways!

Just a heads up! Today’s our last day for giveaways — grab one of the 20 YugaTech T-Shirts and 5 iPod Shuffles! Winners will be announced first thing Monday.

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June 06, 2008

umobile Wireless Broadband Package

While searching for the same umobile connection problems online, I bumped into this interesting discovery — the uMobile Wireless Broadband Package. Wow, I didn’t know umobile was already offering something similar to SmartBro Plugit!

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June 06, 2008

umobile connection problems with Globe

Anybody else on umobile having connection problems with Globe? Got my umobile SIM a couple days ago but never bothered using it until last night after finding out the’ve got some nice numbers — mine’s 0999-3000-xyy.

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June 05, 2008

Jumping on the Free SMS Bandwagon

Free text messaging? Free SMS? Who wouldn’t want that? It seems that’s the hot topic just about now — getting the telcos to give up their more than Php50 billion a year revenues on SMS service.

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June 05, 2008

McAfee: .HK, .CN and .INFO domains most dangerous

McAfee reveals that the most dangerous websites are those hosted on “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information) domains. Dangerous — meaning, malicious malware sites or just plain old spammy sites.

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June 04, 2008

The Acer Aspire One is confirmed!

Acer doesn’t want to be left behind the UMPC wars either. The Acer Aspire One was introduced during the Computex at Taipei, Taiwan yesterday.

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June 04, 2008

YouTube: Why is it hard to monetize videos?

YouTube’s head of monetization, Shashi Seth, has now left Google to join a new start-up named Cooliris. He’s been working on YouTube as early as February 2007 but since then, there’s not much success with making money off the video sharing site.

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June 03, 2008

Asus Eee Box coming out this July

For the price of at least Php12,000 would you buy a boxed desktop PC? That’s how much the upcoming Asus Eee Box will cost once it launches next month.

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June 03, 2008

Blackberry still trumps the iPhone in Sales

According to a recent IDC report, RIM’s Blackberry beat out the Apple iPhone 2-to-1 in the first quarter of 2008. Despite Apple’s bulling marketing and hype, it looks like the Blackberry is still king of the smartphones. Can’t believe it either.

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June 02, 2008

SmartBro Prepaid Kit

Got a sample SmartBro Prepaid Kit last week from Smart for review. I was about to buy my own kit before this got in so I’m putting this one out to the stress test until I finally make the purchase. So, what’s inside the box?

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June 02, 2008

Poll: Which UMPC you’ll likely buy?

At least half a dozen ultraportable laptops are now available for sale in the Philippines. As supply increases demand will likely go down. Asus is no longer the only player in the UMPC niche but it has successfully manage to grab the most exposure — all the rest becomes just another “Asus EeePC-killer”.

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June 02, 2008

TypePad Anti Spam

A couple of weeks ago, SixApart launched a new blog anti-spam software called TypePad Anti-Spam which aims to compete with Akismet and Defensio at combating comment spam in both TypPad/MovableType blogs and WordPress blogs.

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June 01, 2008

Review: Nokia N78

Nokia announced the N78 last February 2008 along with two other new phone models — the Nokia 6220 classic and the Nokia N96. It’s not yet available in the Philippines though I got a first hand review unit which I’ve been tinkering with for over two weeks now.

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May 31, 2008

Red Fox WizBook laptops

Red Fox and AMD teamed up to develop their own Eee PC competitor and launched the WizBook this week with a much disappointing 400MHz AMD Geode processor. Hate to say the obvious but this is most certainly going to be a bust.

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May 31, 2008

Feedburner to roll out AdSense for Feeds

The official FeedBurner weblog just announced that they will start rolling out AdSense inside feeds for a selected number of blog next week. So what does this mean to AdSense Publishers?

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May 30, 2008

New Globe Visibility Plans: 799, 999 and 1499

Bumped into someone from Globe this evening and she quickly tipped me about their new Globe Visibility plans – Plan 799, Plan 999, and Plan 1499. Still postpaid but they’ve made it more affordable, obviously following the move by the competition.

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May 30, 2008

Results: AVG is Most Popular Anti-Virus

According to our recent poll on antivirus, AVG came on top of the heap followed by Nod32 and Avast. From over 220 respondents, AVG was actively used by just over 25%. See chart after the jump.

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May 30, 2008

Hong Kong Adsense Publishers to get EFT

It’s getting closer to the Philippines now. Inside Adsense just announced that Hong Kong and Hungary will be available to receive their AdSense payments via Electronic Fund Transfer (ETF). EFT directly deposits your AdSense earnings into your bank account, in your local currency, to greatly speed up and simplify the payment process.

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May 29, 2008

Mini Dell Inspiron to match HP 2133?

According to Gizmodo, Michael Dell is secretly lugging what could be an Asus Eee PC 900 or HP Mini-Notebook 2133 competitor. It looks like an 10″ Dell Inspiron mini-laptop to me.

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May 28, 2008

Interview: Online Community Manager at Yahoo! Philippines

When official word came out that Yahoo! Philippines has finally selected the person to be its Online Community Manager, I hooked up with Jonas de los Reyes to get an interview. The leak came in via LinkedIn (you get alerts when people change jobs and update their profile). Jonas was Yehey’s eCommerce Manager so his new position over at Yahoo looks like a perfect fit.

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