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March 21, 2012

Google Play takes on eBooks, Music and Apps

Google Inc. is continuously trying to find ways to make things life easier for its users. They know and understand (based on research, forums, suggestions and consumer feedbacks) how managing your account, files and apps can be a daunting task. That’s why they came up with an idea to integrate Google Services (Google Play, Music, eBookstore and Android Market) into one place: Google Play.

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March 20, 2012

App in Focus: SoundHound, music search & discovery

Have you experienced having a tune or a song stuck in your head, but struggling to know the title of the song? Or did you hear a song that you’ve never heard before and got so interested with it that you want to know its title and who sang it. It happened to me one too many times, and let me tell you, it wasn’t fun at all. I spend countless moments scratching my brains out just to get the title of the tune out of there. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it’s a lost cause. That is until I found out about SoundHound.

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March 20, 2012

Mutiply pumps Php25M to promote the Marketplace

If you’ve noticed lately that Multiply has been very aggressive with online advertising, it’s because they’re on the road to claiming the top e-commerce spot in the Philippines. That’s to the tune of Php25 million in ad money.

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March 19, 2012

Alcatel One Touch 918N: Dual-SIM Androids are here!

Alcatel’s re-entry into the mobile handset market in the Philippines is marked by two unique features — affordable, dual-SIM Android handsets. The Alcatel One Touch 918N is the latest handset that they released earlier this quarter.

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March 19, 2012

YurBuds IronMan Inspire is my new gym buddy

For about a month now, I’ve been using this new cool earphones from YurBuds that was sent to me for review. I’m not a big fan of in-ear earphones and the only time I really get to use them for prolonged periods of time is when I’m at the gym. So I tried it out and replaced my Sennheiser Adidas earphones for a while.

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March 19, 2012

HTC One X, One V set to arrive on 1st week of April

A source close to HTC Philippines tells us they are set to launch their quad-core HTC One X in the Philippines around the first week of April. Incidentally, the United Kingdom (via O2) will also be seeing the HTC One X land on their shores on April 5.

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March 18, 2012

Audio-Technica ATH-BB500 Review

Audio Technica has been around for quite some time and is well-known for manufacturing a wide range of high-quality audio devices. They try to cater to audiophiles and average Joes by making headphones that doesn’t only sound good but also look good. A testament to that is the ATH-BB500.

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March 18, 2012

Sony PS Vita hands-on, first impressions

Finally received the PS Vita I earlier ordered via the Multiply Marketplace and managed to unbox and play with it before my flight to Europe earlier this week. It has been a while since I used one like this (got a PSP a couple of years ago but rarely used it) so I was a little unfamiliar how the Vita fared in terms of usability. Check out our unboxing and first impressions after the jump.

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March 18, 2012

My new travel gadget bag from Bree

I think it was a couple of months ago when Bree had a local clearance sale on their entire line of bags at The Podium and I was able to drop by and check it out. I ended up getting a messsenger bag for my laptop that was 50% off.

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March 16, 2012

Diablo 3 goes on pre-order, coming this May 15

The long wait is almost over. Diablo 3 is coming and will finally be released on May 15, 2012. Blizzard has also put up pre-orders for those who want to get it early.

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March 15, 2012

The next Smart Netphone handset could be a Huawei

After Smart released the very first Netphone handset last year (i.e. Netphone 701), they have not followed that with another one except for a couple of Netphone Editions like the Galaxy Y. We wonder if Smart will still introduce new ones and from our past interviews, they’ve promised they will.

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March 15, 2012

Viber as an alternative to voice & SMS roaming?

In the next 3 weeks, I will be in Europe for some business and personal vacation. Since I was granted a 30-day Schengen visa, I thought I do some side trips before going home (it’s Germany for official business and France and Italy for a little bit of travel).

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March 15, 2012

Sennheiser CX400 II: Old but still rocking

For audiophiles everywhere, finding a decent pair of headphones or earphones is a must. And when I say decent, I meant a gear that’s supposed to make you forget the pair that came with your MP3 player or smartphone.

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March 14, 2012

HTC Titan Review

Though not yet official launched or released in the Philippines, the HTC Titan has already attracted a lot of attention from local consumers, especially WP7 fans, despite the fact that this is already the nth Windows Phone HTC introduced to the market. Read our full review of the HTC Titan after the jump.

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March 13, 2012

Gateway outs cheapest Atom Cedar Trail netbook

This is so far the cheapest Cedar Trail netbook we’ve ever seen being sold locally — a Linux-based Gateway LT4000 (a brand owned by Acer).

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March 13, 2012

Sun Cellular gets domestic roaming with Smart

We earlier reported that Sun Cellular was riding on Smart’s network to expand its coverage in certain areas and we’ve also asked readers to confirm this. It looks like Sun has already verified this by connecting to Smart via domestic roaming.

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March 12, 2012

Buying a Sony PS Vita via the Multiply Marketplace

Sometime last month, the folks from Multiply gave me access to the YugaTech account that was earlier registered by someone else and used as a gadget store. I thought it was also time for me to set up a store there for my used gadgets.

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March 12, 2012

Huawei Honor U8860 in the flesh, landing next week

Over lunch this afternoon, I was able to get hold of an upcoming Android smartphone from Huawei. I also learned that the Huawei Honor U8860 will finally be released in the Philippines sometime next week with an expected retail price of under Php15k.

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March 12, 2012

YugaDeals: ZTE MF62 HSPA+ 21Mbps Pocket WiFi

I’ve been using the ZTE MF60 for several months now and been bringing it in foreign trips so I was glad we were able to get it and feature it on YugaDeals for a discounted price.

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March 11, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy S2 got jinxed

Ever since the first ICS device has been released in the market, Samsung Galaxy S 2 users have been itching to get their devices upgraded to the new OS. In the past, it was rumored that the SGS2 may not get the latest OS because of its TouchWiz UI. Just when all hope was depleting, Samsung Philippines recently announced that ICS will be available for SGS2 devices.

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March 11, 2012

Is Sun Cellular now riding on Smart’s network?

I know this would not be a huge surprise since Sun Cellular is already a member of the PLDT Group but just saw a couple of days ago that Sun Cellular has upgraded its network’s signal strength. It might have seem routinary but the instructions were a bit telling — select “Smart” in the network settings.

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March 11, 2012

Beats and Monster just called it quits!

Monster Cable and Beats Electronics have come a long way since their first headphone “Studio” was released back in 2008. Over the next succeeding years, the partnership has garnered success through artists/athletes’ inspired and endorsed earphones, cans and loudspeakers which mostly appealed to teens and the young at heart.

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March 11, 2012

Sony Xperia S unboxed, in the flesh!

When I arrived at home a couple of days ago, I was surprised see two units of the Sony Xperia S waiting for me. The folks from Sony Mobile Philippines sent in a unit and then our friends from Widget City also shipped in a review unit. We’re unboxing both and will be using them in the next two weeks and share with you some results along the way.

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March 10, 2012

Smart Data Plan 1000 vs. Unli Data Plan 2000

Smart today announced a new data plan for postpaid subscribers, the Smart Limited-Edition Data Plan 1000. Although it’s just a limited-edition plan and is only offered until May 15, 2012, the new data plan compliments the existing Plan 2000 which comes with free choice of a flagship handset.

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March 09, 2012

PLDT WiFi Zone: Can paid public WiFi survive?

Yesterday, PLDT and Intel held a joint event to present a partnership for the PLDT WiFi Zone and the Intel-powered ultrabooks. They didn’t really share anything concrete plans bewteen the two brands but it was an opporunity for me to ask a lingering question — can paid public WiFi still survive in this time of cheap mobile internet and free public WiFi?
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