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August 29, 2008

Free passes to SemCon 2008

The Search Engine Marketing Conference 2008 is coming up in two weeks and I have 3 free passes with me to give away. Check below how you can grab one of these free tickets to the 2-day event this September.

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August 29, 2008

Samsung X360: Lighter than Air? Almost.

Samsung new ultralight laptop took a cue from the Voodoo Envy 133. Obviously, this is an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air in the ultrathin department.

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August 28, 2008

LG KF700: Codename Virgo

The LG Virgo is another attempt to cater to the full touch screen phone crowd. Initially announced back in February 2008, the LG KF700 sports both a slider keypad and a full touchscreen UI.

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August 28, 2008

Poll: Which iPod are you?

Reports say that the iPod Nano is the most popular of all the Apple media player line. That’s maybe because when it first came out, it was the cheapest iPod at that time. Now that there are more than half a dozen models, I’d like to see which iPod people buy.

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August 28, 2008

Update: Mobile 3G Usage Survey

When I first published results of my latest poll on mobile 3G usage, several readers requested that I extend it to get more samples. After a month and about 530 votes, I think we’ve got the sample size in the vicinity of 1 to 1.5%. See results of the poll below.

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August 27, 2008

Dell Vostro Laptops & Desktops unveiled

In a live webcast this afternoon, Dell Executives at Beijing, China announced the new Dell Vostro series of laptops and desktops. The models are more targeted to small and medium business looking into affordable out-of-the box computing solutions.

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August 27, 2008

Google Ad Manager now open to the public

Six month after it was first introduced on a limited invite, Google Ad Manager has now opened its doors to the public. That’s if you already have an AdSense account.

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August 27, 2008

HTC s740 reminds us of the Communicator

HTC has lately been doing mostly high-end phones and aside from that leaked info on the Android, the HTC s740 went out without being noticed much. Still, this one somewhat reminds me of the Communicator.

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August 26, 2008

The Canon 50D is official!

I’ve been a Canon fan for years. So every time there’s a new dSLR model coming up, I get excited as well as a bit sad since it reminds me that my own gear is growing old. This is the same feeling I have with the announcement of the Canon 50D.

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August 26, 2008

Thanks to Asia Century for the Free Ads

I completely forgot about this but I hope I’m not too late to publicly thank Asia Century for featuring YugaTech in their affiliate network.

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August 26, 2008

Sun Cellular unveils Wireless Broadband Plans

The tip we got earlier this month about Sun Cellular Wireless Broadband was spot on. New mobile 3G packages are now available at the Sun Cellular website announcing attractive rates.

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August 26, 2008

Specs of Nikon D90 leaked

The 2-year old Nikon D80 has a new big brother, the Nikon D90. Leaked details of the new Nikon dSLR were spotted in a couple US retail stores revealing some nice specs.

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August 25, 2008

Nokia N85, N79 coming up next

Expect to get a model refresh from Nokia every 6 months or so. Up next is the Nokia N85 slider phone (upgrade to the Nokia N81) and the Nokia N79 which is a minor update to the Nokia N78.

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August 25, 2008

Globe myServices for the iPhone 3G

Update: Check out our iPhone 3G Review.

Globe has included a web app for the iPhone 3G so postpaid and prepaid subscribers can access and manage information about their account. Here are some tips on how to access Globe myServices on your iPhone 3G.

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August 24, 2008

MSI Wind U90 sells for Php19,500

Apparently, the 8.9-inch MSI Wind U90 is also available in the Philippines and selling for Php19,500 at selected branches of PC Corner. Now the cheap Acer Aspire One has a strong competitor in the sub-20k 9″ UMPC segment.

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August 24, 2008

Building a rig with an AMD Phenom X4 9950

Received an AMD Phenom X4 9950 for review last week which came with a Gigabyte motherboard and a huge ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card. I thought I’d build a gaming machine with this test unit and compare it with my own Intel Code 2 Quad X6600.

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August 24, 2008

Migrated Feedburner to Google: New Feed URL

Just got an email that my Feedburner account has been migrated over to a Google account. And thus, this blog will also have a new feed URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/yugatech.

The old Feedburner RSS will no longer work (the native WordPress RSS/ATom feeds do) but RSS to email subscribers will still get updates to their Inbox as usual. I’ve update the links and the rss meta to reflect this change.

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August 23, 2008

The Asus N10 is not a 10-inch Eee PC

Looks like Asus has had enough of the Eee PCs (last count was 27 models). There’s some leaked details of a new high-end 10.2″ wide screen ultraportable going out their gates soon — the the shiny Asus N10 (must be Asus’ response to the MSI Wind and the Acer Aspire One).

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August 23, 2008

Strong Growth of Mobile Web in the Philippines

According to a recent report from mobile advertising company, AdMob, the country is experiencing a strong growth in the mobile web. By end of July, the Philippines is ranked #5 from #7 in May 2008, surpassing ad requests from Romania and South Africa.

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August 23, 2008

LG KC910: Touchscreen with 8MP Camera

Here’s a surprise coming out the door of LG, the touchscreen KC910 with an 8-megapixel camera. Phone makers are learning that one must have something to talk about with new products — this time 8 megapixels is the buzz term for the quarter.

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August 22, 2008

How to solve the 3G network congestion problem?

One of the primary reasons why we don’t have a comprehensive 3G offering from the big telcos is because of the problem of 3G network congestion. It’s an undeniable truth that P2P is killing 3G in the Philippines.

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August 22, 2008

Trouble with BDO Credit Card terminals

This was sent in by BPI Express Online to all their customers today. Apparently, there were some problems with Banco de Oro credit card terminals that erroneously reported charges in dollars instead of pesos. So don’t be shocked if you see a $5,000 charge in your bill instead of Php5,000.

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August 22, 2008

Globe kicks off iPhone 3G Launch with a bang

Last night, Globe kicked off the iPhone 3G Launch Party with thousands of people counting down to 12 midnight with free flowing beer, food and lots more. No other mobile phone ever enjoyed this same treatment as the Apple iPhone.

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August 22, 2008

Could Yahoo! Buzz get bigger than Digg?

While some would already say that Yahoo! Buzz has already proven itself to bring more massive amounts of traffic to publishers, this has only been felt by a select few. This week though, Yahoo! Buzz was opened to the public and it made a bigger promise Digg never accomplished.

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August 21, 2008

iPhone 3G: Exclusive Pics, First Impressions

Today, I got to see and check out the iPhone 3G which will be released by Globe Telecom to the public tomorrow (August 22). I took tons of pictures and played with the device for a while. Here are my first impressions:

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