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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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March 08, 2012

Dell XPS 13 in the flesh, first impression

During the Intel-PLDT WiFi Zone event this morning, most of the PC manufaturers were there to represent the ultrabook category. A few new products were previewed including the HP Folio, Toshiba Portege Z830 and the Dell XPS 13 which we were able to get some time with.

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March 08, 2012

The Resolutionary “New iPad” vs. the iPad 2

It’s neither the iPad 3 nor the iPad HD. It’s just simply called, the “new iPad”. But still the rumors were true — it has a new Retina Display, improved quad-core graphics, upgraded camera and 1080p HD video recording. Check out the improved hardware specs compared to the iPad 2.

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March 08, 2012

iPad 2 prices dropped by Php5,000

Right after the announcement of the new 3rd-gen iPad, prices of the old iPad 2 have been cut by Php5,000 to Php6,000 on the Apple Online Store. While the Apple store is ebing hammered by millions of visitors trying to make the pre-orders, the iPad 2 price on the Apple Philippine Store got a bit of an update.

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March 08, 2012

New Apple iPad unveiled with Retina Display

Apple has finally launched its 3rd-generation iOS tablet, dousing all speculations that have been going around the internet for months. Today, Apple announces the new 3rd-gen iPad.

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March 07, 2012

Noontec Cube A9 turns your TV to an Android Smart TV

We’ve seen the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung promoting expensive Smart TVs since last year. But current prices of majority of Smart TVs in the market are over Php50k, even going as high as Php300k in larger models. A cheaper alternative if you already own a TV is to get a set top box running Android to hook up to your HDTV.

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March 06, 2012

Olympus OM-D E-M5 in the flesh, sample photos!

We got a pre-production unit of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 this morning and have been testing it all day with much gusto. Check out our live photos and sample shots taken with the camera after the jump.

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March 06, 2012

Nokia PureView coming to future Lumia handsets

When the Nokia 808 PureView was unveiled, people were impressed with its massive 41 megapixel camera, but it was a “What the hell?” moment after realizing it is running Symbian instead of Windows Phone 7.

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March 06, 2012

Giveaway: YugaTech-BenQ Avatar Contest

Had lunch with the folks from BenQ Taiwan several weeks ago and they committed to sponsor a giveaway. So we’re doing a simple contest today and sending out two (2) BenQ LED monitors. Check out the mechanics below on how to join.

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March 06, 2012

iPad HD: I got a feeling it’ll disappoint a lot of people

By March 7, Apple will announce its new iPad tablet. CNET and VentureBeat both report it will be called iPad HD instead of the iPad 3. Everyone is still speculating on the hardware specification but the likely upgrades include a full HD resolution and a faster chip.

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March 06, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView vs. HTC One X: Photo Quality

The photo quality of the new smartphones that were announced recently were just amazing that they rival even the top point-and-shoot phones and even entry-level dSLRs. Of note are the cameras from the Nokia 808 PureView and the HTC One X.

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March 05, 2012

iPad 3 Design Concept: Makes you wanna buy 2!

Just saw this video last week of an iPad 3 concept where you can actually pair two iPad3’s to extend the real estate screen of the tablet. Pretty cool features we can only dream is possible on the iPad.

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March 05, 2012

iMirror Play: Wireless iPod/iPhone Mirror to your TV

If you have a large HDTV at home and want to stream content off of your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can just get one of those AV cables or hook it up via a dock that connects to the external display. Or, you can do it wirelessly with the iMirror Play.

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March 04, 2012

Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Review

Asus is probably the first manufacturer to out a quad-core tablet and also the first one to set the tone on netbook-cum-tablet form factor. Check out our full review of the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 after the jump.

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March 03, 2012

Samsung N100s with N2100 single-core Atom CPU

The first time I’ve seen the Samsung N100 series netbook was with their Meego line-up back in September last year and it was priced very affordably at under Php12k. Intel also has a new single-core Atom Cedar Trail processor that’s being used for really low-cost netbooks and Samsung has one out in stores.

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March 02, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III becomes official

Just finished a meeting with a rep from Canon Philippines when the Canon 5D Mark III was mentioned for embargo. I asked if I could get the press release but it turns out details are already out.

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March 02, 2012

Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines

We’ve started the talks since early last year and have recently founded a new group or association of digital commerce players in the Philippines. This new non-profit, non-stock organization is formally called the DCOM (or Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines).

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March 01, 2012

Poll: Your favorite quad-core smartphone of MWC?

The Mobile World Congress is winding down and most of the new Android smartphones we’ve seen that were announced in Barcelona sported a quad-core processor and ICS. That combination will practically set the tone of new flagship handsets in 2012.

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March 01, 2012

Globe implements Load Watch for Prepaid Subs

This was shared to us by the folks from Globe Telecom last February 14 but I completely forgot about it. I only remembered it again when I used the prepaid SIM card they gave me to test on the HTC Titan.

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