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September 11, 2008

HTC Touch Pro tops the Billboard Price Charts

Today, HTC announced the release of the HTC Touch Pro in the Philippines, a smartphone explicitly catering to business and power users. The phone has also taken the top spot of the phone price chart.

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September 11, 2008

Canon Sale: up to 40% Off

Here’s anew Canon sale you might be interested of — up to 40% discount on Digital Ixus, Vixia, Powershot and Selphy next week. See details after the jump.

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September 11, 2008

What the new Apple iPod line is telling us?

So Apple finally released their new line of iPod videos, Nanos and Touch. If you look closely at the offerings and compare it to the old one, it says a lot about where the iPod market is going.

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September 11, 2008

HTC & Google teams up for Android Phone

Google’s Android OS will see its first commercial debut with the HTC Dream, in an effort to bring the open mobile OS to the general public. Question is, will it sell to the general public?

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September 10, 2008

Hosting the SemCon ’08

I’m hosting the SemCon this year. I’m stoked but it’s a pretty tiring job so I’m on and off the stage the whole day. Regular blogging will resume tomorrow as well as replies to emails.
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September 08, 2008

Is Apple the Republican and Microsoft the Democrat?

This is an odd comparison but you can blame me for watching too much of the Obama-McCain coverage on Fox News. Based on Apple’s series of ads on Mac vs. PC, there’s a revealing strategy compared to Microsoft’s latest commercial which features Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates.

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September 07, 2008

Winners of Free SemCon 2008 Passes

The SemCon 2008 is happening this Tuesday and we have several free passes to give away for the 2-day conference. See list of winners after the jump.

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September 07, 2008

GeoEye takes more Google Satellite Images

When I bumped into one of the Google Product Managers for SEA, I asked him why the Philippines (and the rest of South East Asia) doesn’t have enough hi-res imagery on Google Maps, he quips it takes time to gather all of these data. The recent GeoEye-Google partnership seems it will come sooner than later.

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September 06, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 in the flesh

Just like most other netbooks we’ve published here in the last couple of days, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 also made its debut during the Intel Atom launch.

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September 06, 2008

Why is Apple not winning the Server Market?

This has been a lingering question for some time. The MacBooks, the Airs, iMacs and Mac Pros are all gaining market share but why is Apple’s solid OS+hardware combo not doing well in the enterprise and hosting industry?

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September 06, 2008

Globe drops Visibility Prepaid Kit price to Php3,500

Healthy competition drives prices down and at the end of the day, consumers win. So it’s not a surprise that Globe Telecom has dropped its Globe Visibility Mobile Prepaid kit down to just Php3,500.

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September 05, 2008

Gigabyte 9″ Netbook spotted at Atom Launch

Gigabyte’s entry to the UMPC market looks impressive. We spotted one yesterday during the Intel Atom launch, along with half a dozen other netbooks and nettops. This could be the Gigabyte M912V tablet with touch screen panel.

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September 05, 2008

Chrome +1, Firefox -1, IE undisturbed

Google developed the Chrome browser in an attempt to grab a chunk of Internet Explorer’s market share. It was able to impressively get 1% share on day 1, not against Microsoft’s IE, but away Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

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September 04, 2008

Neo Vivid v1100 UMPC

And we thought Neo would stop at its Neo Explore X2 series. Looks like they’ve got a totally new model out the door — the Neo Vivid v1100 UMPC was spotted during the Intel Atom launch earlier today.

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September 04, 2008

MSI Wind Desktop PC

Not surprisingly, MSI is also joining the nettop market this early. The MSI Wind PC should be out and available very soon. See specs and photos below.

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September 04, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 confirmed!

Dell Senior Marketing Manager Karen Gonzales confirmed today the release of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in the Philippines. See specs and photos after the jump.

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September 04, 2008

Shout out to our Sponsors!

I’d like to dedicate this post to our sponsors who have been supporting this blog. For this month of September, two more advertisers came on board as well as another one which will start in the middle of the month.

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September 03, 2008

ViewSonic 22″ Super HD Widescreen LCD

This LCD monitor was sent in last week for testing — a 22-inch ViewSonic VX2262wmp widescreen LCD. With super HD quality and a contrast-ratio of 20,000:1, my old 22″ Samsung LCD monitor pales in comparison at just 3,000:1 DCR.

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September 03, 2008

Google Chrome: Thumbs Up or Down?

Now that most of us have downloaded and tried the new Google Chrome browser, what’s the verdict? Will Chrome become your primary web browser of will you stick with you favorite one?

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September 02, 2008

Kick-ass Special Effects Production by Filipinos

If you been watching some of the recent Pinoy TV shows and movies, you’d notice that most of the special effects aren’t that good, even decent. So this comes as a huge surprise to see something like this (see video after the jump).

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September 02, 2008

Mozilla not enough, Google develops own Chrome browser

Google has been supporting the development of Mozilla browser for years now but it seems the effort is not enough to gain major market share. So, it has decided to create its own browser — Google Chrome.

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September 01, 2008

US ISPs start capping customer bandwidth

Broadband connectivity isn’t just a problem for third world countries like the Philippines. In the United States, it’s even a bigger problem that Internet Service Providers have started capping bandwidth usage of their customers.

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August 31, 2008

India’s growing Captcha-Solving Industry

Both the Philippines and India are fiercely battling the top spot in the global call center and BPO industry. However, it seems India is moving ahead with more innovative and highly in-demand outsourcing needs. ZDNet looks into India’s CAPTCHA solving economy and share some insights on the industry.

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August 31, 2008

Is Anino’s bust a blow to the game development industry?

Word that Anino Games, a local game developer, was busted by the National Bureau of Investigation last week for allegedly running pirated software was confirmed by a story in Inquirer.net.

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August 31, 2008

LG LX110 netbook: an MSI Wind clone?

It’s a bit of a surprise that LG is joining the UMPC race with its own netbook that really looks like an MSI Wind. Check out the sample pics and specs of the LG LX110 below.

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