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September 23, 2010

Does AMD have a brand perception problem?

While talking to one of the computer manufacturers recently, they shared that they have a hard time selling premium laptops when it’s powered by an AMD processor. The issue might have to deal with market perception of the brand.

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September 22, 2010

Asus NX90 with Bang & Olufsen rocks!

When I first heard of the Asus partnership with Bang & Olufsen for the NX90 last month, I thought it was just a design collaboration. Seeing the Asus NX90 up close and personal isn’t enough; one has to listen to it to realize how much it rocks.

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September 22, 2010

Spamming is still a lucrative business

From what I hear, looks like spammers are still making a killing. In a recent episode on Magic 89.9 where people call in and reveal some work/trade secrets, a girl shared that she works for a company with a local office running a spamming operation.

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September 22, 2010

Canon EOS 60D launched, priced

Canon Philippines yesterday launched 7 new products in their digital imaging line. Among them is the much-anticipated Canon 60D and the new Powershot G12.

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September 22, 2010

Asus Eee PC 1215N, 1215T in the flesh

If the Asus Lamborghini VX6 is beyond your budget, Asus offers a two more netbooks with a budget that’s up our alley — the Eee PC 1215N and 1215T — both of which are upgrades to the 1201N and 1201T.

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September 21, 2010

Asus takes Lamborghini VX6 for a spin

Asus Philippines brought us here in Subic to introduce us to a whole new line of laptops they’re ready to sent out to stores. The Asus Lamborghini VX6 was first to go out the ramps.

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September 21, 2010

Contest: Show me your oldest photo!

So here’s another giveaway to our readers, courtesy of our sponsor i-DigiWorld. The prize for this round is the 14-megapixel GE X5 digital camera we featured yesterday. Our theme this time — show me your oldest photo!

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September 20, 2010

GE X5 Digital Camera

I didn’t knew GE (General Electric) had a camera line until I got this GE X5 digital camera in the package. Surprisingly, the GE X5 is not only a capable point-and-shoot camera with manual controls but very affordable too.

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September 20, 2010

Guess the Globe iPhone 4 Price Winner

Last June, we did a small contest for people to guess the official price of the Apple iPhone 4 32GB on Globe Telecom. Last Saturday, Globe announced the iPhone 4 price and release date. So here are our winners.

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September 20, 2010

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September 19, 2010

Gateway EC19C10i: 11-inch Core i5 Notebook

The 11.6-inch thin and light notebooks have been my personal choice for a portable laptop. They’re mostly powered by ULV Pentium and Core 2 Solo/Duo processors. The Gateway EC19C10i tops it up to a Core i5.

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September 18, 2010

The Math on Globe’s iPhone 4 Price

So we finally got the official retail price of the iPhone 4 from Globe today and while the price point is within the expected range, it turns out it is more expensive by at least 12%. Here’s what we got from a little digging.

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September 18, 2010

Globe to launch iPhone 4 on September 26

So this is it — the long wait is finally over! Sources tell me that the iPhone 4 from Globe Telecom will be arriving on September 26, 2010.
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September 18, 2010

Globe MyFi Price Drop

So this was the surprise promo that Globe reps told me the day they talked to us about the MyFi and they really did good with their promise. A reader tipped us that Globe has dropped their MyFi devices by almost 50% off!

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September 17, 2010

Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type sheds the qwerty

The popular and affordable qwerty phone, Nokia C3, now has a sibling and they called it the Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type — the second of its kind after the Nokia X3 Touch & Type back in August.

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September 17, 2010

SHAtter iOS 4.1 Jailbreak: Tethered jailbreak for all current iOS devices

The new bootrom exploit now has a name. It’s called SHAtter. It’s a low-level exploit found in the bootrom section of all current iOS devices.

Yes, that includes the iPhone 4, iPad, and the new 4G iPod Touch. That’s great news, but the sad bit is it might be tethered unlike JailbreakMe which is a userland jailbreak that you can perform anywhere at anytime. It’s not that convenient to use, but on the good side, it won’t be that easy for Apple to patch as well. Apple will have to make hardware revisions in order to plug this new hole.

iOS firmware updates won’t be enough to patch this exploit. There’s still no new info yet as to when this SHAtter iOS 4.1 jailbreak will be released, but we do know that both the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team are already hard at work in developing a tool to hack iOS 4.1 wide open.

That’s about it for now, but rest assured, we’ll be talking more about this SHAtter iOS jailbreak once new info becomes available.

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September 17, 2010

iPhone 4 jailbreak (JailbreakMe) website Alternatives

We don’t know how widespread the problem is, but there reports coming in that users are having problems accessing the iPhone 4 jailbreak site jailbreakme.com.

If you’re one of those folks having issues with the site, here are some of the thing you can do to jailbreak your brand new iPhone 4. Instead of just typing in www.jailbreakme.com, try going to jailbreakme.com/index.html.

If that still doesn’t work, you can try the Canadian mirror of the web-based jailbreak site at jailbbreakme.ca. Just to remind you guys, while jailbreakme is compatible with all iDevices (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), it only works with iOS 4.0.1/iOS 3.2.1 and older firmware. This can’t jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.2.2 since this new iPhone/iPad firmware plugs the exploit used by this particular iPhone jailbreak.

This also isn’t compatible with beta versions of iOS 4.1. Once you’re done jailbreaking your iPhone, there’s ultrasn0w 1.0-1 you can use as an iPhone 4 unlock.

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September 17, 2010

Downgrade iPhone 4 from iOS 4.0.2 to 4.0.1 sans SHSH blobs to Jailbreak

If you either have a new iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.2 pre-installed by default or upgraded to the new firmware without saving your SHSH blobs first, here’s a trick that might allow you to downgrade to iOS 4.0.1 thus allowing you to jailbreak your iPhone via the JailbreakMe website. Emphasis on the word might as this hasn’t been confirmed to work as promised.

In a nutshell, you just have to slightly modify the official iOS 4.0.1 ipsw file, and then transfer all the contents to the iOS 4.0.2 ipsw file. This will allow you to fool your iPhone 4 and iTunes into believing that it’s installing iOS 4.0.2 while the truth is its iOS 4.0.1. Theoretically, it sounds plausible, but as we all know, plausible is not a guarantee that it’ll work.

For the full instructions on how to go about it, you can find it by going to Redmondpie’s site.

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September 17, 2010

iOS 4.0.2 patches iPhone 4 Jailbreak, JailbreakMe PDF exploit; Redsn0w, Ultrasn0w compatible

Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/S, iPod Touch, and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad which, as promised, comes with the necessary fix to plug the jailbreakme PDF exploit we mentioned a while back.

Unfortunately, while it does manage to address that security hole, it also means the end for the convenient web-based iPhone 4 jailbreak we’ve grown to love. On a good note, however, it’s confirmed that redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 can jailbreak this latest firmware on the iPhone 3G which means this might work as an iOS 4.0.2 jailbreak for other iPhone versions as well. We’ll just have to wait for an announcement from the Dev Team about this.

Another bit of good news is that Apple still hasn’t changed the baseband making it still unlockable via the latest build of ultrasn0w. Apple may have put a stop to Jailbreakme.com, but as evidenced by the success rate of redsn0w, they certainly haven’t put a stop to the jailbreak train.

Just remember, when you use redsn0w, you should point to the official iOS 4 firmware, not iOS 4.0.2, and you should connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac while it’s off.

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September 17, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 Review

Lenovo sent us this ThinkPad Edge 13 a few weeks ago and it’s actually the most intriguing laptop we’ve had to review for sometime now. Check our full review of this thin & light Core i5 notebook.

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September 17, 2010

iPod Nano 6th Gen: First Impressions

We got a short time with Apple’s new line of iPods yesterday afternoon. Of the lot, my interests were focused on the 4th generation iPod Touch and the totally re-invented iPod Nano which is already in its 6th generation.

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September 16, 2010

Nokia C3 Review

When Nokia announced that they will release a new qwerty phone early this year, I said meh. A full qwerty phone with an old OS (Symbian 40), no 3G and a 2MP camera, what could go right? My view changed when Nokia announced the price. See our full review of the Nokia C3 after the jump.

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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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