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January 26, 2009

Acer Aspire One 103 Price: Php25,995

Just 5 days after the new 10″ Acer Aspire One has been formally announced, the new model is ready for pre-oder with a suggested retail price of Php25,995.

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January 26, 2009

Top 15 Website Properties Worldwide

comScore has released their latest report on worldwide internet audience and site traffic, citing 1 billion unique internet audience led by China at 179.7 million. The most popular web property is still Google.

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January 25, 2009

Indonesia: Next big internet crowd?

Aside from China and India, Indonesia is looking to be the next big source of internet users in Asia. With only 10% internet penetration (25M users), there’s still much room for growth from its 238 million population {via IWS}.

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January 25, 2009

1st-gen iPod Nano Owners get $25 Settlement

Owners of the first generation iPod Nano will receive settlement from Apple amounting to $25 each after winning the class-action lawsuit for the faulty (heavily-scratched) units.

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January 24, 2009

The Anatomy of a Blog Libel

Ever since I wrote my story on surviving a libel case about two years ago, there were a couple other people who asked recommendations for legal counsel (apparently, encountering the same situation I had).

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January 24, 2009

Sectera Edge: The US President’s Mobile Phone

The insistence of US President Barack Obama to still carry a mobile phone prevailed over security concerns and he is the first United States president to ever carry one while in the oval office.

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January 23, 2009

Microsoft blames Netbooks for lower revenues

The last quarter numbers from Microsoft are out and it’s not looking very good. As such, Microsoft has announced it will lay off 5,000 workers in the next 18 months including the 1,800 it sent out the door earlier today.

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January 23, 2009

HTC Touch Cruise gets a facelift

HTC made an update of one of its more popular GPS mobile devices back from 2 years ago — the HTC Touch Cruise 09. Yup, same name, just different year (thus the 09).

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January 22, 2009

Asus unveils expensive Eee Top, S101

Asus yesterday unveiled their flagship products in the Eee PC series — a 15.6″ All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop PC (Eee Top ET16) and the Eee PC S101 — both of which caters to the high-end segment of the Eee PC market.

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January 22, 2009

Intel closes Malaysia, Philippines, Oregon & California Operations

Got the official statement from Intel Corporation today and it turns out bigger than we originally expected and involves around 5,000 to 6,000 employees worldwide, including 1,800 in the Philippines. Copy of the full disclosure below:

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January 22, 2009

Epixtar Philippines closes, sheds 650 agents

In an SMS correspondence with a former Epixtar employee, it was revealed that the BPO company has closed its offices in Eastwood City, Libis last January 16 leaving employees confused and anxious for answers.

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January 21, 2009

Intel to shut down Cavite facility by year-end

In a memo circulated among employees of Intel Philippines, the chipmaker has finally conceded and will shut down its facilities in Gen Trias, Cavite by end of 2009.

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January 21, 2009

Obama Inauguration in 3D by PhotoSynth

Those who weren’t able to go and personally witness the inauguration of Obama are left with no choice but to watch it on TV. Those who don’t have TV still have online streaming from Hulu and uStream yet the one by CNN using PhotoSynth got most of my attention.

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January 21, 2009

Acer Aspire One goes 10″

Fans of the Acer Aspire One will be glad to know there’s an upcoming 10.1-inch netbook (although we can’t say when Acer will officially announce it).

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January 20, 2009

Home-made Video: Thundercats Trailer

Anybody still remembers the Thundercats back in the late 80’s? At first glance, this home-made video of a Thundercats trailer looks pretty convincing.

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January 20, 2009

Gigabyte m912 Tablet running Windows 7

Here’s another reason why Windows 7 is looking to be a better OS — I installed it on a touchscreen netbook (Gigabyte M912) and worked like a charm.

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January 19, 2009

Miniaturize Your Photos with TiltShift Maker

Ever tried taking photos of miniaturized landscapes and objects? Well, you can actually fake it and still get great results. Check out the samples after the jump.

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January 19, 2009

Facebook blocks Burger King App

A Facebook app called The Whooper Sacrifice was built by Burger King to promote the fast-food chain’s burgers on the social networking website. Apparently, despite its popularity, Facebook didn’t liked the app and was shut down eventually.

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January 18, 2009

iManila jumps to #1 Top Paid iPhone App

First reported over at PTB, the iManila iPhone App has jumped to #1 spot as the Top Paid iPhone App for about a week now.

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January 17, 2009

1GHz Processor on the Mobile Phone?

In August 2001, Intel announced its 1GHz desktop processor. It has gone a long way since then. This year, your mobile phone could be powered by a 1GHz processor too, according to an announcement by Marvell with its PXA168 CPU.

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January 16, 2009

Accenture Manila cuts hundreds of jobs

I got a call last night from a media researcher (for an investigative TV program) asking me about my take on the recent series of layoffs in the local BPO sector. They wanted to know if I think the job cuts were  related to the global financial crisis.

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January 16, 2009

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Review

I ran the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to a lot of stress test to dig beyond the touchscreen hype and found some surprisingly great features as well as shortcomings. Let me share with you why I thought the Nokia 5800 falls short of expectations but will remain on top of a lot of people’s must-buy list.

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January 15, 2009

Windows 7 Preview: Less of the Same

I’ve had the beta version of Windows 7 installed on my Intel Core 2 Quad, a Compaq Presario, and an Atom-based netbook for about a week now and so far, Microsoft’s upcoming operating system gave a fairly good impression.

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January 15, 2009

On T3 Mag’s Movers and Shakers List

This came as a surprise last night when I learned I made it to T3 Magazine’s list of “The Philippines’ Most Influential”.

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January 15, 2009

Apple stocks tumble as Jobs announces LOA

Apple stocks dropped an alarming 6.5% after trading hours when story got out that CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons.

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