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January 19, 2009

Facebook blocks Burger King App

A Facebook app called The Whooper Sacrifice was built by Burger King to promote the fast-food chain’s burgers on the social networking website. Apparently, despite its popularity, Facebook didn’t liked the app and was shut down eventually.

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January 18, 2009

iManila jumps to #1 Top Paid iPhone App

First reported over at PTB, the iManila iPhone App has jumped to #1 spot as the Top Paid iPhone App for about a week now.

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January 17, 2009

1GHz Processor on the Mobile Phone?

In August 2001, Intel announced its 1GHz desktop processor. It has gone a long way since then. This year, your mobile phone could be powered by a 1GHz processor too, according to an announcement by Marvell with its PXA168 CPU.

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January 16, 2009

Accenture Manila cuts hundreds of jobs

I got a call last night from a media researcher (for an investigative TV program) asking me about my take on the recent series of layoffs in the local BPO sector. They wanted to know if I think the job cuts were  related to the global financial crisis.

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January 16, 2009

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Review

I ran the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to a lot of stress test to dig beyond the touchscreen hype and found some surprisingly great features as well as shortcomings. Let me share with you why I thought the Nokia 5800 falls short of expectations but will remain on top of a lot of people’s must-buy list.

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January 15, 2009

Windows 7 Preview: Less of the Same

I’ve had the beta version of Windows 7 installed on my Intel Core 2 Quad, a Compaq Presario, and an Atom-based netbook for about a week now and so far, Microsoft’s upcoming operating system gave a fairly good impression.

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January 15, 2009

On T3 Mag’s Movers and Shakers List

This came as a surprise last night when I learned I made it to T3 Magazine’s list of “The Philippines’ Most Influential”.

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January 15, 2009

Apple stocks tumble as Jobs announces LOA

Apple stocks dropped an alarming 6.5% after trading hours when story got out that CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons.

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January 14, 2009

Yahoo! gets new CEO

Just got the official press release from Yahoo! about the recent reshuffling in top management, including a new Chief Executive Officer.

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January 14, 2009

Best. Blogging. Job. Ever.

This is by far, the best blogging job ever — travel to Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef, Queensland), go island-hopping, take pictures, shoot videos and blog about it on a weekly basis.

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January 13, 2009

Hi-tech, weight-conscious toilet seat

These types of stuff you only expect to see in Japan — a hi-tech toilet seat that doubles as a digital weighing scale.

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January 13, 2009

Nokia Locate Sensor spotted at CES 2009

This one didn’t get the spotlight in the recent CES because it wasn’t that much of a news or something but for people like me who always forget where I put stuff like car keys, the Nokia Locate Sensor is a big thing.

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January 12, 2009

Viliv S7 makes the Vaio P’s head turn

As in literally turn a 180-degree with a swivel and touch screen display — the Viliv S7 is more or less similar to the Sony Vaio P, plus the added bonus of making it a mini touch screen tablet.

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January 11, 2009

Nokia 5800 Unboxing & First Impressions

Hello! Are you a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic owner? Please take the quick survey here!

So, I returned back to the Nokia Store after the line has thinned and bought a unit to review. Will need a couple more days to cook up a full review but here are my first impressions and some more unboxing photos of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Update: Read our full Nokia 5800 Review.

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January 11, 2009

Power Saver Max, Wattage-Zapping Device

I’m sure a lot of you have seen this on HSN or in the malls — that wattage-zapping device which claims could lower your electricity bill by as much as 30%. I got curious so we tried it out several months ago.

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January 10, 2009

Hundreds line up at Nokia 5800 launch

Hello! Are you a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic owner? Please take the quick survey here!

Over two hundred people lined up early today in front of the Nokia Store at Boni High Street to pick up their Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

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January 10, 2009

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 announced

After the Inspiron Mini 9 was launched, Dell moved up and skipped the 10-inch segment altogether and pushed for the 12-incher. Turns out they’re just souping up the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 for CES 2009.

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January 10, 2009

BDO ATM on Command Line

While making a withdrawal in one of the BDO ATM last night, the screen suddenly popped up showing a command line window. I was able to quickly take a quick snap shot below.

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January 09, 2009

Palm Pre with new webOS unveiled

In a last-ditch effort to regain its footing in the smartphone market, Palm unveiled a new mobile platform and device — the Palm Pre.

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January 09, 2009

OQO Model 2+ is world’s smallest Vista PC

OQO has been ahead of its time in terms of producing MIDs since 2002 but only the latest model, OQO Model 2+ breaks the barrier of netbooks in terms of computing power. OQO claims this is also the smallest Windows Vista PC with OLED display in the world.

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January 08, 2009

Sony Vaio P Official Specs and Photos

Sony has officially announced it’s own version of a high-end netbook. Not that this is Sony’ first but the Vaio P departs from the usual netbook form factor and cheap pricing by offering a pocket-sized version.

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January 08, 2009

Asus Eee Keyboard is a Media Center

This could be the coolest thing that ever came out of Asus — an Eee Keyboard that acts as a stand-along home media center. There’s no telling what this keyboard really is as there are no details from Asus yet.

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January 08, 2009

Red Mobile 3G Speed Test

Now that the dust has settled on Red Mobile, we took the new service for a spin and tested the 3G speeds. Considering that Red Mobile is running under Smart’s 3G network, we should be able to compare how much bandwidth it was alloted.

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January 07, 2009

Asus Eee PC T91 Tablet Netbook

Asus fans have been asking for a touchscreen tablet netbook so they’re gonna get one. Asus just unveiled the Eee PC T91 Touch Netbook due to be released on the first half of this year.

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January 07, 2009

Motorola announces Moto Surf A3100

Motorola’s new Ming successor has been announced — the Surf A3100 — and will be scheduled to be shipped first to Asian markets this quarter.

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