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October 09, 2011

Lessons learned from a failed internet cafe business

Several months ago, we finally closed our little internet cafe business. I wrote about the viability of the net cafe business many years ago and actually started one about 2 years ago. Despite its eventual failure, I learned a lot of lessons from that little experiment.

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October 08, 2011

Divoom iTour Ozzo Speakers: One for the Road

Most other portable speakers offer a relatively light and smaller form factors. Divoom’s Ozzo iTour didn’t sacrifice those and features a rectangular, curved speaker barrel. That, plus a two-piece set that seems to be inspired from Lego-land.

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October 07, 2011

Is the Huawei E586 the Smart Rocket WiFi Plus?

I have been told by a reliable source that the Huawei E586 could be the pocket WiFi used by Smart for the Rocket WiFi Plus. The press release says it’s going to ride on their HSPA+ network so this looks like it.

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October 07, 2011

SmartBro Rocket WiFi Plus: Php6495 for 20Mbps

We caught the scoop a few days ago and it’s now confirmed. Smart has finally unveiled its newest mobile internet device — the Smart Bro Rocket WiFi Plus — which claims speeds of up to 20Mbps.

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October 07, 2011

Contest: Want a Linksys E4200 router for your home?

Cisco sent us two of their high-end WiFi routers, the Linksys E4200, and says we can give away one to our readers. So here’s your chance to upgrade your home WiFi to speeds of up to 450Mbps.

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October 07, 2011

HTC announces Sensation XL, the Titan for Androids

HTC announced the 4.7-inch HTC Titan running on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango last month. Now they have the HTC Sensation XL which comes with a similar hardware but now running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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October 06, 2011

Google Nexus Prime gets an early specs leak

We already know that Samsung is again doing the Galaxy Nexus for Google and will be called Nexus Prime but what still remains a mystery is what’s inside the hardware.

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October 06, 2011

Samsung Series 7 Slate goes on pre-order at $1099

The Windows 7 Slate from Samsung is now up for pre-order over at Amazon with a starting price of $1,099. It’s half an inch thick with an 11.6″ display, weighs 2lbs and runs an Intel Core i5 processor.

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October 06, 2011

Poll: How many iSteve gadgets do you own?

In commemoration with the passing away of Steve Jobs, I’d like to run this little poll as some sort of offering for The Man — how many iSteve gadgets do you have now?

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October 06, 2011

RIP: Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Was just having a discussion with a friend last night and I told her that Steve just died. Of course, it was only a joke and we laughed it off. Then, this morning, I got a number of text messages that he did passed away.

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October 05, 2011

What’s the iPhone 4s price with Globe? We Speculate.

Whatever you think of the iPhone 4S, it will still be a huge hit and demands will most likely exceed supply (just like how it happened with the iPhone 4). But before we say if it’s really worthy buy or not, we still need to know how much it will cost once it lands in the Philippines.

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October 05, 2011

White iPod Touch debuts, skips the upgrade

Along with the announcement of the iPhone 4S, the iPod Touch also got a minor update with a new White model now included in the line-up.

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October 05, 2011

Why we’re disappointed there’s no iPhone 5?

Probably the biggest disappointment with a lot of Apple fans, including me, is that there’s no real new iPhone. Yes, there’s the iPhone 4s but most of us were expecting an iPhone 5 — a totally re-designed and cosmetically enhanced compared to the iPhone 4.

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October 05, 2011

iPhone 4S officially announced!

Apple has finally unveiled its next-generation smartphone and, as expected in previous leaks, calls it the iPhone 4S. It looks the same in the outside and all the new goodness are found inside.

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October 05, 2011

Smart to offer Rocket WiFi Plus at 20Mbps soon!

This is going to be hard to beat — Smart is coming up with a Rocket WiFi Plus that will replace their old Pocket WiFi and promises speeds of up to 20Mbps!

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October 04, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Netphone 701

A lot of people are asking me why the Netphone 701 (ZTE Blade) is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Y Netphone Edition. So I looked a little closer and wondered the same. Here’s a quick comparison to give you a better overview of the two Netphone variants.

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October 04, 2011

Olympus PEN EP-3 launched, priced!

Red Dot Philippines today announced the release of the Olympus PEN EP-3 camera, the 3rd generation of Olympus’ micro-4/3s digital camera that sits between a point-and-shoot and a full dSLR.

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October 04, 2011

Globe offers iPad2 on UnliSurf Plan 999

Might be a little late but Globe Telecom is now offering the Apple iPad 2 on My Super Plan Unli Surf Combo which is Php999 a month.

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October 03, 2011

Smart launches Chikka TopApp for Global Pasaload

Now this is pretty interesting — Smart has launched an Netphone/Android App called Chikka TopApp that allows for international PasaLoad.

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October 03, 2011

There you go — no need to buy a Smart Netphone

Smart has just revealed its very first Netphone Edition smartphone — retaining the original name of the Samsung Galaxy Y complete with the Netphone suite of apps. It’s a curious move considering they actually had the un-released and cheaper Netphone 501 hanging since Mobile World Congress back in February.

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October 03, 2011

Asus Slider SL101 launched, priced at Php26,995

Asus Philippines launched its second Android Honeycomb tablet last Friday, the Asus Eee PC Slider SL101. The suggested retail price — Php26,995. That, plus a couple new N-Series laptops.

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October 02, 2011

Why Nokia isn’t making a tablet, yet.

In these times when every other handset and PC manufacturer are bringing out their very own tablets, it’s a wonder why Nokia has not made one until now. Even smaller players have had some success (like Archos) in this market, so why not Nokia?

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October 02, 2011

iMU iDop iPod Speakers

With so many iPod speakers and docks around, sometimes it’s kinda hard to pick which ones the best for your needs, lifestyle and personal preference. This iDop speakers from iMU puts your iDevices on a pedestal, for a price.

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October 02, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Y gets the Netphone treatment

Smart Communications has just added a new phone to their Netphone line-up. It’s an entry-level Android phone by the name of Samsung Galaxy Y with a cheaper price tag of only Php5,990 for the prepaid kit.

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October 01, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus announced!

Samsung has yet announced another variant of their Galaxy Tab, and this time it’s somewhat of a refresh from the first 7-inch Tab they did a year ago — the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

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