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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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July 14, 2008

Apple tips to better iPhone 2.0 battery life

A page on the Apple website outlines several suggestions on how iPhone 3G users can save juice and make their iPhone’s battery life last longer.

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July 13, 2008

iPhone 2.0 Software & iTunes App Store

Together with the launch of the iPhone 3G, Apple also released the iPhone 2.0 Software for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Though it’s a free upgrade for iPhone users, there’s a $9.95 price for iPod Touch owners. So I forked out the $9.95 to see what this update and the App Store is all about.

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July 12, 2008

Yahoo! BOSS: Build your Own Search Service

Yesterday, Yahoo! made an ambitious attempt and opened up their search service to everyone. Called Yahoo! Search BOSS, this initiative is strategy to attract developers to create their own search service on top of Yahoo’s search technology.

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July 11, 2008

Intel likely to move fab to Cabuyao, Laguna

When the rumor that Intel Philippines was facing an impending closure in April this year, the company corrected this — saying that it’s weighing its options and could transfer its plant somewhere else. June has past and Intel officials have not released anything. I’ve sent out interview questions in the hopes of getting some updates.

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July 11, 2008

Nokia E51 Review

The Nokia E51 first came out in September last year, it already got my attention. After quite sometime, I finally got myself a unit and here’s my verdict.

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July 10, 2008

From .Mac to MobileMe, will iPhone users bite?

One of the other products/srvices that Apple announced but didn’t get much press time was the new MobileMe service. It’s basically a re-branding of .Mac that took a second lease on life because of the iPhone.

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July 09, 2008

Blue H1 UMPC: Unboxing Pics

The Blue H1 UMPC is probably the only ultraportable laptop specifically marketed to the Philippines but never got much airtime (except for that Engadget mention earlier). I thought it deserves a second look. Got a unit and we’re unboxing it for the first time.

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July 09, 2008

Acer Aspire X1200 Mini PC

Acer isn’t waiting for Asus (Eee Box) and the rest of the gang to gain grounds in the mini PC market so it’s launching its own version this early.

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July 09, 2008

Lively: Google builds a Second Life clone

Google gives its engineers 20% of their time for whatever persnal projects they want to take on. Some of the more famous products by Google came was borne out of this “20% project” like GTalk, Orkut and AdSense.

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