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April 14, 2008

Smart Bro Mobile goes Prepaid

Update: The Smart Bro Microsite, Sugod Na just went up. Check it out here!

As most of you may have notice, I’ve got ads up for the new Smart Bro Prepaid. Couldn’t blog about it until the banners were up.

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April 13, 2008

Colgate-Palmolive tries viral video campaign

Or some semblance thereof. If you’ve watched the recent advert on Colgate’s Fresh Confidence online video contest, you’ll realize they’re pushing the website to attract the millions of Filipino YouTubers.

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April 12, 2008

Testing Google Ad Manager

About a week ago, my application for Google Ad Manager was approved. I immediately studied how the system works and I must say that it was something I had a hard time learning. Here are my observations so far:

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April 11, 2008

TopBlogs Philippines Update

Here are some updates from Enthropia on their first month of launching the new Top Blogs Philippines. Their blog is not yet up so I’m republishing the announcement here for the meantime.

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April 11, 2008

Poll: What anti-virus software you got running?

Anybody here still remembers that ThunderByte antivirus from late 90s? It was one of the most powerful of the batch back then because it had heuristic features that can identify and cure even unknown viruses. Our poll for the week is to survey which anti-virus programs people are using nowadays.

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April 10, 2008

Adobe Media Player and Adobe TV

Adobe Labs has just released a new competing media player for online and offline videos. Adobe Media Player 1.0 is being positioned as a direct competitor to MS Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes and RealNetworks’ RealPlayer. Will it make a dent in the already saturated media player market?

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April 10, 2008

Nokia Touch Phone rumors are true

Others are calling it the Nokia Tube, though that’s not really the real name of this new Nokia Touch UI phone coming out first quarter of 2009. I thought I saw that phone in Singapore during the Ovi launching last year.

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April 09, 2008

Video Hosting on Flickr

Yahoo’s popular photo sharing service, Flickr, is now out with videos. Yes, you can now host your videos alongside your photos on Flickr. More details after the jump.

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April 09, 2008

WP Trackback Spam Attack

They say that the more popular you are, the more attacks you get. This is so true with WordPress right now. The massive code injection and hidden links on WordPress blogs are getting some serious coverage and just tonight I discovered another form of attack — the WP Trackback Spam flooding.

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April 08, 2008

Pizza.com sold for $2.6 Million

Having owned the domain name Pizza.com since 1994, Chris Clark finally sold it in an auction and ended up with $2.6 Million. Generic domains still raking in tons of money.

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April 07, 2008

e-Games to release RAN Online, The Movie

RAN OnlineThis could be the first locally produced movie about PC gaming — RAN Online, The Movie. This was revealed yesterday during e-Games’ Domination II gaming party at the SMX Convention Center.

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April 07, 2008

Massive Blog Hackery Exposed

Tony of DJI talks about an unexpected outcome from TailRank’s River, a blog monitoring service. A large number of blogs turned out to have been hacked to promote spammy content and affiliate links.

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April 06, 2008

Does anyone buy Sound Cards anymore?

Is this industry dying or just become more narrow? Sound cards nowadays are mostly built into the motherboard (brand comes to mind is Realtek) and they’re already good enough with some having 5.1 surround sound while others have up to 8 channels.

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April 05, 2008

Globe 3G: 5 Pesos for 15 minutes!

This just in. Got a message from someone inside Globe telling me Globe GPRS/3G/HSDPA (myGlobe GPRS and myGlobe Internet on your mobile phone settings) has moved to time-based charging. That’s 5 pesos for every 15 minutes! It’s about time.

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April 04, 2008

It’s Official: Dell Philippines is here!

dell philippinesIt’s now official — the Dell has landed in the Philippines. A per a media advisory shared with me, the launching of its consumer brand will be on April 10, 2008.

See snippet of the release below.

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April 04, 2008

Tips when your Copyrighted Materials appear on Print or TV

Been getting a lot of reports about blogger’s copyrighted photos or pictures being used and broadcasted on TV or printed on the newspaper without attribution or credit. It seems though that this practice is becoming more rampant nowadays especially when people can get them via Google Image search fairly easy.

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April 04, 2008

Unboxing: Nokia N81 8GB

This huge box came in the mail yesterday containing a test unit of the new Nokia N81 8GB. Pretty huge packaging for a phone IMO. The timing is just right as Engadget reports that Nokia’s N-Gage gaming service is already live. Complete specs and photos after the jump.

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April 03, 2008

Intel on its way out of the Philippines

January 2009 Breaking News!: Intel facility closure worldwide

First, it was Intel Makati that closed down. Then, Intel Philippines sold its flash division. Early April of 2007, Intel announced a $2.5 billion fab in China — that paved the way for speculations that it’s leaving the country.

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April 03, 2008

OFW woes with Globe’s Kababayan SIM Card

An old friend sent me an email about his problems with Globe’ Kababayan SIM card when using it in Singapore. He tried to reach Globe CSR to no avail and requested if I could publish his letter here.

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April 03, 2008

Loren is going after ThePinoyTube.com

Sen. Loren Legarda is slowly becoming the Philippine’s anti-pron czar (or is it czarina?). Report from GMANews.tv last week that a complaint from a concerned citizen alerted her office about the website serving as a repository of lewd materials similar to boybastos.com.

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April 02, 2008

Poll: What’s your mobile phone?

Just a quick survey on what make and model of phones people are using nowadays. I’ve added a poll below (sidebar) so you can send in your feedback. I also noticed a lot of people are using 2 phones so you can send in two answers as well.

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April 02, 2008

MacBook Air cracked in 2 minutes at PWN to OWN Contest

The “Pwn to Own” Hacking Contest held last week was a security battle amongst 3 major operating systems – MacOS X Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux. The 3-day hacking contest gives away $20,000 in cash and prizes to the first contestant to hack any of the 3 systems.

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April 01, 2008

Neo Explore and the Challenge of Selling Laptops to Kids

When Intel dropped out of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project, it immediately went to work on it’s own Intel-powered version of the XO, the ClassMate PC. Just recently, Intel partnered with Neo to commercially launch the Neo Explore X1, a cheap laptop targeted to kids. The challenge though is obvious — how to sell them to their target market.

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March 31, 2008

HP Compaq Presario B1200 (HP B1256TU)

Since I first bought the Compaq Presario V3000 over a year ago, I’ve been a fan of HP’s line of laptops. So, after selling off that old model, I went back and got an almost similar but lighter version — the Compaq Presario HP B1256TU.

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March 31, 2008

Vidcasting with the Nokia N95

My friend’s so stoked with his Nokia N95 that he claims it’s also a good video camera. So during our recent Holy Week vacation, we tried it out and made a sort of a travel vidcast. I have to say the video quality is actually good.

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