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September 16, 2010

IE9 goes on beta, looks Chrome-y

We had a short briefing with Microsoft Philippines this afternoon discussing some of the new features of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) which just reached beta release today.

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September 15, 2010

HTC Desire HD and Desire Z announced!

While the Nokia World 2010 event is still mid-way, HTC tried to grab some air time by holding an event right smack in the same city (London) to announce the HTC Desire Z and Desire HD.

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September 15, 2010

Nikon D7000 ousts D90 as 16.2MP dSLR

The Nikon D90 is out; the Nikon D7000 is in — this new mid-class dSLR from Nikon can do 1080p videos with a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor.

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September 15, 2010

Is the local Online Gaming industry in trouble?

Just got a couple of insider info from a reliable source that might give us the impression that the Philippine Online Gaming industry is in a bit of a trouble right now. Two of the biggest online gaming companies, Level-Up & e-Games, are showing signs of it.

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September 15, 2010

Canon PowerShot G12 gets announced

Canon unceremoniously announced the successor to the PowerShot G11 today. The new Canon PowerShot G12 now includes HD recording capabilities and hybrid image stabilization features.

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September 15, 2010

Sony Vaio P115 Review

When the first Sony Vaio P came out last year, I drooled over it. The design was exquisite and you’d even ask if Apple made that sexy thing. The price was too high and the specs are on the lower end. A year later, a redesigned Vaio P, the specs were bumped a little and Sony lowered the price too. You can even say it’s an engineering feat.

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September 14, 2010

LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic unveiled!

LG also held an online webcast this afternoon to introduce two new Android Froyo 2.2. smartphones — the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic.

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September 14, 2010

Nokia E7 comes in 4-inch screen, 8MP camera

Nokia also just announced the Nokia E7, a full touch screen and full qwerty slider phone that’s got a huge 4-inch display and 8-megapixel camera.

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September 14, 2010

Nokia C7 officially announced

Just moments ago, at the Nokia World 2010, a new Symbian^3-based smartphone was announced — the Nokia C7 and based on the specs, it’s looking to be a baby N8.

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September 14, 2010

Contest: Free Passes to SEMCON 2010

SEMCON 2010 is just 3 weeks away and we’d like to give chance to people who are interested to attend this one-a-year conference to come on our tab. We’re giving out 3 free passes for SEMCON 2010. See details below.

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September 13, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 Review

Apple has yet to release the iPhone 4 in the Philippines via its exclusive carrier Globe Telecom. Even before then, a lot has been said about this 4th generation iPhone — from the supposed antenna issues, the Retina Display, to Face Time and the modified form of multi-tasking feature. So check out our review of the Apple iPhone 4 after the jump.

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September 13, 2010

Do you put a premium on the mouse?

I think one of the most neglected devices in a computer (especially the desktop PC) is the mouse. As a pointing device it’s one of the most used peripherals (more often than the keyboard) in the PC. I always have uneasy feeling whenever I see someone using a defective mouse.

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September 12, 2010

Archos 9 Windows 7 Tablet Review

The Archos 9 is among the very few Windows 7 powered tablets I’ve tried and this unit reminds me of the Viliv line of tablets we tried before, only bigger and cheaper. See our full review of the Archos 9 after the jump.

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September 12, 2010

DDOS Attack Advisory

For the past several days, this blog has been a target of a DDOS attack (Distributed Denial-of-Service) which put the site to a crawl.

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September 11, 2010

Downgrade to iPad iOS 3.2.1 from iPad iOS 3.2.2

So a friend was playing around with my iPad 3G which have been jailbroken (via jailbreakme.com) and installed a lot of apps via Cydia and Installous.

While installing a theme, the iPad required rebooting but turns out it would no longer boot up. It just hangs at the Apple logo. So I said goodbye to all my apps and had to restore to factory settings.

I was back after a couple of hours with a fresh iPad. However, I can no longer jailbreak the device since the iTunes I had already has the latest iPad iOS 3.2.2. I needed to go back to iOS 3.2.1 for the jailbreak to work.

So here’s what I did.

Step #1: Download iPad iOS 3.2.1 from the Apple site.

Step #2: Open and edit the host file using Notepad or some text editor. The file can be found inside C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and locate “hosts” file. Add this IP address 74.208.10.249.

Step #3: Connect your iPad to your PC or laptop. Launch iTunes (unless it automatically does on its own).

Step #4: In iTunes, click the iPad from the list of devices on the left side of the window. Press and hold the left Shift key and then click the Restore button.

Step #5: iTunes will prompt you to provide the location of the firmware file you downloaded (iOS 3.2.1 download in step #1).

Step #6: Wait for the restore process to complete.

That’s it! Your iPad is back to iOS 3.2.1. You can down go to www.jailbreakme.com for follow the steps there.

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September 11, 2010

Is FourSquare a burglar’s new best friend?

Several months ago, I wrote about how social networking sites has made online scamming much easier. It seems the benefits have gone beyond the internet and is actually now visiting homes and parking lots.

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September 10, 2010

Seesmic Desktop 2: All-in-One Social Client

The only social media client I have installed in my laptop is TweetDeck (the same one I used in my iPhone and iPad) but it looks like Seesmic Desktop 2 is going to replace it already.

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September 10, 2010

Toshiba Satellite E200 Special Edition

We recently got this Toshiba Satellite E200 Special Edition laptop from Intel which runs their Core i5 processor. I actually have 2 other review laptops running Core i5 right now but another one wouldn’t hurt.

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September 10, 2010

ARM announces 2.5GHz Cortex-A15 MPCore

If you’re familiar with the 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 that powers the Samsung Wave and Galaxy S including the new Archos Android tablets, then it’s going to be easy to imagine what a dual Cortex-A15 running up to 2.5GHz would look like.

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September 09, 2010

Viewsonic ViewPad 7 is another Android Tablet

It’s hard to deny this year is really the year of the tablet. Everybody’s got one — even LCD monitor manufacturer ViewSonic has one too they called the ViewPad 7.

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September 08, 2010

Another LG Optimus is coming to town…

LG has started sending out invitations to the media for a simultaneous digital Press Conference happening on September 14, next week. Details are hazy and all we got is this silhouette of either a smartphone or a tablet.

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September 08, 2010

Asus K42J Review

Asus’ new line of laptops brings a number of the latest Core i3 and Core i5 processors. The Asus K42J is among them — a typical 14-inch laptop, running a Core i5 430M @ 2.26GHz.

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September 08, 2010

APN Settings for Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular

The following settings are applicable to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular for their APN settings (Access Point Name). The settings should work with majority of smartphones in the market.

APN Settings for Globe

Postpaid APN: internet.globe.com.ph

Prepaid APN: http.globe.com.ph

APN Settings for Smart Bro

Postpaid APN: smartbro

Prepaid APN: smartbro

APN Settings for Smart Buddy, Smart Gold

APN: internet

APN Settings for Sun Cellular

Prepaid
APN (static): minternet
Authentication: PAP
IP address: dynamic

Postpaid
APN (static): fbband
Authentication: PAP
IP address: dynamic

APN Settings for PLDT WeRoam

Postpaid: WEROAMPLAN

Note: If you’re using a variety of postpaid or prepaid SIM cards in one dongle, make sure to create a Setting Profile for each SIM card so it’s easier to set the APN when switching SIM cards.

Leave all other settings blank or as is.

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September 08, 2010

Smart Bro Prepaid Plug-it UnliSurf 100

I’ve been using Smart’s UnliSurf offer (UnliSurf 50) for some time now especially when going out of town and use the Smart Buddy Prepaid SIM card with a USB dongle. The offer is now available with SmartBro Prepaid SIM cards too with the new UnliSurf 100.

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September 07, 2010

Cherry Mobile Eclipse 2 is a GSmart clone?

Cherry Mobile Philippines just announced their latest Windows Mobile powered dual-SIM smartphone they called Eclipse 2. The most intriguing part is that the design and specifications are very identical to an earlier smartphone — a Gigabyte GSmart S1205.

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