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March 04, 2008

Poll: What’s your Home Printer of choice?

New poll for the week and it’s all about home printers. What type, made and model of printers do you use at home? Send your votes via our polls section at the sidebar.

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March 03, 2008

Stop Site Scrapers with AntiLeech

It’s always a constant challenge how to protect our original content from site scrapers. It’s even harder no that blogs are easier to scrape because of full RSS feeds.

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March 03, 2008

Which Programming Skills are Obsolete?

A friend of a friend recently moved into the big city from down south. The guy used to work for a local government office in the province as a programmer of sorts. I was sought to help out the guy get a job and I asked him his programming skill sets.

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March 02, 2008

Apple doesn’t want my 20 bucks!

One of the reasons why Apple didn’t really open up iTouch 3rd-party apps to the public was because it wanted to make money from it. This was made clear when it recently introduced new apps like the Mail, Google Maps, Stocks, Weather, and Notes then charged early adopters $19.99 for it.

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March 01, 2008

2Mbps WiMax to cost Php45,000?

And here I was thinking that when WiMax will be rolled out commercially, subscribers can get their true dose of wireless broadband anytime, anywhere. I guess so — but at what price?

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February 29, 2008

Paypal says avoid Safari browser

Paypal’s Chief Information Security Officer recommends everyone who has a Paypal account to avoid using Apple’s Safari browser. Apparently, Safari is still way behind in security features compared to Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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February 29, 2008

Friendster Philippines is looking for Senior Product Manager

Friendster ain’t dead yet. They’re actually looking for a Senior Product Manager in their Philippine office here in Makati. That’s according to a recent job listing on Jobstreet.com.ph.

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February 28, 2008

Technology Entrepreneurship Class in UP

Just came back from an hour long talk at the UP College of Engineering in Diliman for an elective class on Technology Entrepreneurship. I find the class very interesting.

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February 27, 2008

Western Digital Passport: Portable HDD

Our current poll asks about how much portable storage people carry around nowadays. I didn’t realize I needed more than 4GB USB drive until my old laptop ran out of disk space from all the photos I’ve taken recently.

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February 27, 2008

On eBay & Paypal’s presence in the Philippines

Yesterday, I had a short 15-minute one-on-one interview with reps from eBay South East Asia who flew in from their regional headquarters in Singapore to answer some questions for the media on eBay’s expansion in the Philippines.

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February 26, 2008

Kizuna: Japan’s Ultra-High-Speed Satellite Internet

As if the regular 100Mbps connections are not enough for Japan’s residential broadband users, a new satellite internet service has just been launched to deliver ultra high-speed broadband connectivity to the country.

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February 26, 2008

World Map of Social Sites

Ever wondered which countries or regions which social networking sites are popular? We know Friendster is still #1 in the Philippines; but what about the others?

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February 24, 2008

Landrush .ASIA Domains

At least 3 bloggers have already asked me about the ongoing landrush of .asia domains — what i think about it or am I interested to join the rush. Surprisingly, this has been on my radar for months now but haven’t gotten much interest.

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February 23, 2008

Accenture Patents Outsourcing to 3rd World Countries

I’m not sure if this story is true or just plain funny but it seems Accenture may have actually gotten patent rights to “outsourcing”.

A quick post at Techdirt quotes:

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February 22, 2008

It’s now cheap to wiretap Lozada and de Venecia

According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they’re able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000.

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February 22, 2008

Google does AdSense for Videos

In October 2007, Google announced YouTube with AdSense overlayed on the videos. It was a move to monetize the 1.6 billion dollar investment Google made on Youtube.

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February 21, 2008

Mobile WiMax: So near yet so far.

A short news report today from Inquirer says that Mobile WiMax in the Philippines will be rolled out by the end of the year. Could this be the Globe Innove and Intel Philippines WiMax service I blogged about last October?

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February 20, 2008

HP UMPC 2133: Now that’s an ultraportable!

There’s some leaked images and numbers on a supposedly new UMPC from HP. The HP Compaq 2133 is small, lightweight and carries a Linux flavor. I say it’s a sweet cross between a MacBook Air and an Asus Eee PC.

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February 20, 2008

R.I.P.: Toshiba HD DVD

So, it’s finally official. Toshiba delivers the “betamax address” and announced it’s giving up on the HD market and will discontinue production of players and recorders, according to recent press release.

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February 19, 2008

Is Web 2.0 on your Mobile Phone?

A lot of people (including me) are claiming that the next wave will be on the mobile phone. With faster wireless connectivity and high adoption rate, the mobile web may become the next top destination for everybody.

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February 19, 2008

The Poor uses Yahoo; Rich ones use Google

A set of data recently released by HitWise suggests a trend on the economic status of people using either Google or Yahoo search engines. The results revealed that those financially well-off are likely to use Google while the lower class ones gravitate to Yahoo.

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February 18, 2008

Poll: How much portable storage do you have?

Long gone are the days when we carry around 3.5″ floppy disks for copies of important documents and files. Even CDRWs are seldom used as well. It’s now mostly flash drives and portable HDDs.

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February 17, 2008

Adobe Lightroom rocks!

I’ve completely moved from shooting JPEGs to RAW just this year when shooting with my Canon EOS 40D. That has made a huge difference in how the quality or the drama of the photos turn out.

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February 17, 2008

Paypal Exchange Rates: Bank or Credit Card?

This was a question I’ve been very curious to know ever since Paypal allowed direct withdrawals to local banks and via credit card. This week-end, my CC bills arrived so I’m able to compute the going exchange rates for both withdrawal methods.

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February 16, 2008

The Problem with Pay Per Play Ads

I’ve been getting over a dozen email invites now about this new Pay-per-Play ad program that promises $4,800 revenue based on my Alexa rankings. I’m sure a lot of the other bloggers have heard of this too. Let me share with you why I think this thing won’t fly.

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