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November 05, 2007

When is a Gig a Gig?

Seagate has made a settlement with the State of California in a class action suit regarding the nomenclature used for the GB. Yes, that 80GB HDD you recently bought isn’t really 80GB. Now, when is a Gig a Gig?

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November 04, 2007

Apple: Leopard not good for mission critical operations

Digg thisAccording to the end user license agreement of Apple’s recently released OS, Leopard, the software is not intended to be used for mission critical operations like nuclear power plants. The EULA has this line entry saying…
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November 04, 2007

Why IE will still remain king of the browsers

IE, Safari, Flock, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon. With so much competition raging amongst web browsers, Microsoft Internet Explorer still retains the lion’s share of the pie. Here are several reasons why.

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November 03, 2007

Make Money Online Making WordPress Themes

On WordPress.com, that is. Matt Mullenweg on Automattic recently announced a WP Theme Marketplace on WordPress.com. Now you can sell premium themes on millions of bloggers running on WordPress.com.

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November 02, 2007

This Taxi Accepts Smart Bro Application

It’s no wonder why Smart Bro is PLDT’s most successful product/service ever. They’re practically everywhere and there’ve been no competition in its first two years. You can even apply for Smart Bro inside a taxi cab.

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November 02, 2007

Free WordPress T-Shirt Giveaway Winner

I’m away on some long week-end vacation here at Lago de Oro, Calatagan, Batangas. I just remember that it’s time for the WordPress T-Shirt giveaway winner announcement.

To those who joined, the t-shirt color is Black. And our lucky winner is…
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November 01, 2007

Free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 for Blackjack

Had lunch with guys from Samsung Philippines last Tuesday as they wanted to touch base and expressed interest in sponsoring future blog events.

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October 31, 2007

Will you stop selling link ads now?

The Search Engine Roundtable blog confirms that the recent PR adjustments where targeting raw paid links. An email response from Google Search Quality Engineer Matt Cutts puts all speculations to rest.

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October 31, 2007

How to deal with arbitrary feed subscribers?

One of the fastest ways of getting feed subscribers is by offering RSS-to-Email subscriptions in your blog. This gives visitors a way to get updates from your blog even if they’re not familiar with feed readers like Bloglines, Netvibes or FeedDemon. However, this option also opens you to accidental or arbitrary subscribers.

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October 31, 2007

Withdraw Paypal Money from your Citibank Credit Card

Here’s another way of getting your Paypal funds into one of your credit cards here in the Philippines. I initially thought this method would before but only got confirmation about it from Citibank just yesterday.

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October 31, 2007

One-Click Jailbreak your iPod Touch

Some developers don’t want to wait for February 2008 when Apple opens up the iPod API. So, it’s not a surprise that the new Jailbreak for the iPhone and the iPod Touch now does it all for you in one-click.

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October 30, 2007

Seeding Blog Ideas and other Links

Two of the most recent blog ideas pitched to me have become an almost instant hit in the local webosphere. When the authors of these blogs came up to me and pitched the proposal, I knew right then it would be a success. I’d like to share their stories here so to inspire others.

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October 29, 2007

Scuba Diving along the coast of Samal Island

Got back from from Davao City this afternoon. Did some exciting stuff over the week-end there, on top of the partying after the Mindanao Bloggers Summit. See my recent picture after the jump.

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October 29, 2007

Leopard for PC hacked on Launch Day

The ever expected launch of Apple’s OS X 10.5 (codenamed Leopard) was met with alot of enthusiasm. On top of that, there have been reports of the new OS flying around some torrent sites.

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October 28, 2007

Globe Innove to launch WiMax Service in 2008

Got this from a reliable source and the scoop was Innove is partnering with Intel Philippines to roll out a commercial WiMax service this April 2008.

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October 27, 2007

Mindanao Bloggers Summit

The MBS just started here at the NCC Mall in Davao City. Great crowd. More pictures after the jump.

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October 26, 2007

Google PR: Does it really matter?

Been receiving emails in the last 24 hours about the recent and radical changes in Google PageRank. The growing trend is downhill, especially for popular and highly trusted sites. Despite all these, the question remains — does it really matter?

Let me answer several of the more important questions thrown at me.

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October 25, 2007

Microsoft buys 1.6% of Facebook

FacebookIt was a fierce battle between Microsoft and Google in gaining a stake on Facebook. Earlier today, Facebook announced that it has made an agreement with Microsoft for a 1.6% equity stake worth $240 million.

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October 25, 2007

Google slapping PageRank Penalties

As in it’s all over the blogosphere now. A lot of popular sites have been slapped with PageRank penalties, some scrambling for their lives. And some though it was just this blog.

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October 24, 2007

GMail opens up IMAP Support

This just in — Google Mail (GMail) is now officially supporting IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol. And people thought Google would not give in to the popular demand.

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October 24, 2007

Centralized Google AdSense Ad Management

Google just announced an upcoming change in its AdSense Program that allows Publishers to modify their ads without changing the code.

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October 24, 2007

Spamming at PEx?

PEx is probably the largest and one of the oldest existing forums in the country. Despite the growth and the amount of traffic it gets, the happy problem of making money off of the eyeballs is still a constant challenge. Looks like PEx is squeezing out all it can do to bump up the effective CPM. However, lately, there have been some allegations of spamming though.

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October 23, 2007

MS Windows: Thru the Years

This is like walking down memory lane. This YouTube video shows all of the logos, sounds, and start-up screens of Microsoft Windows.

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October 23, 2007

Nokia Mobile Mix Event

Interested with what Nokia is bringing this quarter? Tech bloggers are invited to join the Nokia Mobile Mix Event this Friday, October 26, 2007.

This is actually a similar event I attended last time in Singapore (Nokia: Go Play). The media roundtable will be held at the Fiama Bar, Jupiter Street, Makati City at 11:00 in the morning. Leave a comment if you’re interested in attending this event.

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October 23, 2007

TechCrunch raking Php10 Million a month

The TechCrunch blog was launched in June of 2005 and in just 2 years, they’re the world’s #4 blog (Technorati Popular) and maybe the 2nd most influential (after Engadget).

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