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July 24, 2008

Knol launched; Day One Spammin & Jammin

Today, Google officially launched Knol to the public. We’ve almost forgotten about Google’s attempt to supplant Wikipedia in the content aggregation business but today it’s showing much promise, or so I hope.

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July 23, 2008

LG Secret: The KF750 Review

LG Electronics may be one of the smaller and silent players in the mobile market but records showed it has made great success with a couple of earlier models. The LG Chocolate ranks as the 4th most popular phone of all time while the LG KU-250 became the first cheap 3G phone in the market. The new LG Secret will attempt to make a name for itself as well.

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July 23, 2008

WordPress for the iPhone & iPod Touch

Blogging just got better on the iPhone with WordPress for iPhone App at the iTunes Store. Or so I thought. Automattic has launched an iPhone App for WordPress.

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July 23, 2008

The 9″ Laptop Round Up

I rounded up three (3) UMPC in the 8.9 inch range and set them side by side to see which one gets your money’s worth — Acer Aspire One, HP 2133 Mini-note and the Asus Eee PC 900. Just like our 7-inch round-up, this chart will hopefully help you in your next purchase.

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July 22, 2008

Moo Mini Cards: An Expensive Lesson in Proofreading

I’ve been an avid fan of the Moo cards ever since they went online. The business/calling cards are of high quality and each one is unique so even if they’re coming in from London and are a little expensive, I ordered 3 boxes.

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July 22, 2008

JBL on Call: Nokia 5310 Speaker Dock

When I got this portable speakers for the Nokia 5310, I thought there’ll be no way I can review this unit without the XpressMusic phone. The JBL on Call speaker dock has been out in stores since last year and I thought the speakers were too specific for a phone unit that it wouldn’t get much attention.

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July 21, 2008

Win a trip to Disneyland, Hong Kong with Asus

Asus is giving away free trips to Disneyland, Hong Kong for every purchase of a new Asus Eee PC 701 — that’s a 3 days 2 nights vacation for you and 3 of your family members.

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July 21, 2008

Tradeport-Yugatech Networking Contest

Our friends at Tradeport is giving away another set of prizes. This time, it’s a referral contest. See details after the jump.

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July 20, 2008

10″ Gdium Netbook sports a Dragon chip

The Gdium Netbook is a little different from all the other UMPCs out there. That’s because it’s not using any of the usual Intel Celeron/Atom or Via C7M processor but a relatively new one called Loongson 2F CPU.

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July 20, 2008

Source of Gray Market iPhones

Apparently, there’s still money to be made from old iPhones since demand for it from other countries are still high. David Gallagher of the NY Times explains in his blog that a group in the US are offering trade-ins of the old iPhones with the new iPhone 3G.

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July 19, 2008

Popcorn Hour Media Player

This could probably be the last media player you’ll ever need in your living room.The Popcorn Hour is an integrated video processor tucked inside a small portable casing that plays almost all of the popular media files out there, plus some more. It’s like the open source version of the Apple TV.

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July 19, 2008

Looking for Gadget Blogger

If you’re a tech blogger or a gadget lover, you might be interested with this new problogger job. I’ve been requested to look for a new blogger for a popular tech blog to complement the existing line of writers, with specialty in gadgets & gizmos. Fixed monthly pay. Email me at abeolandres {at} gmail.com if you’re interested with 2 short but original samples of a gadget review.

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July 19, 2008

Uzzap extends free service ’til July 31

Just got word the other day that Smart’s new Uzzap service will be extending its free roll-out until July 31. That means 10 free SMS via Uzzap until end of the month. So far, the most popular section being used is the Chatrooms with over 78 groups (with 20 max capacity each almost full). Anybody here been using it regularly?

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July 18, 2008

16GB White iPhone 3G for Php30k at Auction.PH

Those looking for an earlier release of the iPhone 3G, there are tons of them now listed and available over at Auction.PH.

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July 18, 2008

dotMe (.me) Domain opens today!

A new ccTLD has opened its doors to the public today — .me. The new domain extension can be used for web sites, blogs, photo albums, or anything else to share with your family and friends all over the world.

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July 17, 2008

Manila Bulletin files counter suit against Photoblogger

Now it’s Manila Bulletin’s turn. The newspaper filed a counter suit against photographer and blogger Anton Sheker.

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July 17, 2008

Paypal Users get Seller Reputation Status

One of the basic security features of Paypal is the Seller Reputation Status and Philippine Paypal users are now provided with one.

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July 17, 2008

China’s iPhone is Pink & White

The Chinese is getting a different iPhone in pink and white. Got pictures of this unit which is my brother’s iPhone he traded with his old Motorola phone. The label says it was made by China Mobile.

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July 16, 2008

LG KF750: The Secret Unboxing

LG’s new phone in its Black Label Series is the LG Secret (LG KF-750). LG Philippines launched the 5MP, touch screen slider-phone last week with a suggested retail price of Php24,800. Just got a test unit and before the review, let’s me share some ceremonial pictures.

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July 16, 2008

Online Blackmail Gang running DDOS attacks

About 2 years ago, anti-virus and security company Sophos published a report that an online Russian blackmail gang was jailed for extorting $4 million from gambling websites. I thought this was old news until someone told me they’ve been a target of a DDOS attack only recently.

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July 16, 2008

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620

Fujitsu used to own the market for really small and lightweight laptops with their Lifebook series. Only problem is, the smaller they go the more expensive they become. Asus changed that paradigm and revolutionized the way ultraportables are marketed. Now Fujitsu is trying to play catch and teamed up with Siemens for the 8.9-inch Lifebook P1620.

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July 15, 2008

Codename: Tyner, a WordPress 2.6 Release

A new version of WordPress (version 2.6, codenamed Tyner) is now out. That’s 194 bugs fixed and over a dozen new feature improvements, including a faster and more usable image uploader/manager. Grab a copy here.

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July 15, 2008

Gigabyte launches 9″ Netbook M912V with 3G

It’s the first 9-inch UMPC we’ve seen that sports a swivel touch screen panel (can be rotated 180°). It’s essentially a mini-table PC, a line of sub-notebooks that’s usually pretty expensive. Not this one.

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July 15, 2008

Nokia E71 Price & Unboxing Pics

Just got the new Nokia E71 business phone and I’ve been testing it for a couple of days now. Haven’t finished yet but so far, everything’s positive from the usability end. For the meantime, check out the pics and price list below after the break.

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July 14, 2008

Guardian Media buys paidContent for $30M

Another popular blog gets sold to big media. Last Friday, word went out that Rafat Ali’s paidContent.org blog (including mocoNews, contentSutra and paidContent:UK) was acquired by Guardian Media Group (GMG) for a reported $30 Million.

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