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April 21, 2008

Nokia N81 8GB Special Edition Review

I’ve been using the Nokia N81 for a couple of weeks now and I must say I wasn’t that quite excited about it as many would have. Despite the squarish and heavy built, this model is a beauty. Let me share some of the noticeable features of this unit.

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April 21, 2008

Asus Eee PC 900, anyone?

Those waiting for the 9-inch Asus Eee PC will most probably be disappointed with the local retail price of around Php33,900. At that price, it already costs as much as a lot of regular laptops around.

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April 20, 2008

eBay to sell Skype

After just over 2 years of acquiring VoIP service Skype, eBay may be selling off the unit if it does not find anything of significant use for it in its core business. If that happens later this year, Skype could be the largest single useless acquisition ever.

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April 20, 2008

Germany’s .de is Most Popular ccTLD

It’s no contest that .com domains are the most popular ones today — over 71 million of them registered as of February 2008. We might also think that the .net domains will come in second. Well, according to EuropeRegistry, it looks like Germany’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) has surpassed the dotNet TLD to get the second place globally.

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April 19, 2008

Getting sued for Linking

When they said you can get sued for linking to a libelous blog, some people do really mean it.

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April 18, 2008

Palm Centro hits Manila and Disappoints

The most anticipated $99 Palm Centro has arrived in Philippine stores. It’s supposed to be a cheap full-featured smartphone that will revive Palm’s dying foothold of the market. The announcement yesterday sparked some excitement among avid Palm followers only to be doused soon after the price was revealed.

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April 17, 2008

Alexa announces new Web Rankings

Alexa just announced they’ve changed to a new algorithm in computing the web rankings. Previously, Alexa only relies on its toolbar to gather site usage data to perform web rankings. They’ve added more sources now to improve the metrics but have not revealed what these are.

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April 17, 2008

Results: Mobile Phone Survey

As reflected in the global market, Nokia dominates the pack in our recent survey on mobile phones. The results of the poll were really interesting although it was pretty obvious from the start who would win.

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April 17, 2008

Guest Blogging at GMANews.tv

Starting today, you’ll also be able to read more about my take on ICT in the Philippines over at GMANews.tv blog network. It’s just a weekly article but it will allow me to reach a wider segment of online readership. My first entry is about the state of eCommerce in the Philippines from the perspective of a consumer. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed here.

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April 16, 2008

Windows XP fans petition for OS to stay

Apple isn’t the only one who has gazillions of fanboys. Windows XP has its own following too — in the hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions. By June 2008, Windows XP will no longer be an option for new PCs.

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April 15, 2008

Symantec: Mozilla Firefox is least secure Browser

Can’t believe it either but an Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec puts Firefox at the top of the list for the most insecure browser in 2007. See comparative charts after the jump.

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April 14, 2008

OpenMac: The Mac Clones are finally here!

And it only costs $399. A company named Psystar is promising a Mac clone aptly called OpenMac and it’s the cheap alternative to the Apple Macintosh. Here is what you get for the $399.

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April 14, 2008

Smart Bro Mobile goes Prepaid

Update: The Smart Bro Microsite, Sugod Na just went up. Check it out here!

As most of you may have notice, I’ve got ads up for the new Smart Bro Prepaid. Couldn’t blog about it until the banners were up.

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April 13, 2008

Colgate-Palmolive tries viral video campaign

Or some semblance thereof. If you’ve watched the recent advert on Colgate’s Fresh Confidence online video contest, you’ll realize they’re pushing the website to attract the millions of Filipino YouTubers.

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April 12, 2008

Testing Google Ad Manager

About a week ago, my application for Google Ad Manager was approved. I immediately studied how the system works and I must say that it was something I had a hard time learning. Here are my observations so far:

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April 11, 2008

TopBlogs Philippines Update

Here are some updates from Enthropia on their first month of launching the new Top Blogs Philippines. Their blog is not yet up so I’m republishing the announcement here for the meantime.

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April 11, 2008

Poll: What anti-virus software you got running?

Anybody here still remembers that ThunderByte antivirus from late 90s? It was one of the most powerful of the batch back then because it had heuristic features that can identify and cure even unknown viruses. Our poll for the week is to survey which anti-virus programs people are using nowadays.

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April 10, 2008

Adobe Media Player and Adobe TV

Adobe Labs has just released a new competing media player for online and offline videos. Adobe Media Player 1.0 is being positioned as a direct competitor to MS Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes and RealNetworks’ RealPlayer. Will it make a dent in the already saturated media player market?

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April 10, 2008

Nokia Touch Phone rumors are true

Others are calling it the Nokia Tube, though that’s not really the real name of this new Nokia Touch UI phone coming out first quarter of 2009. I thought I saw that phone in Singapore during the Ovi launching last year.

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April 09, 2008

Video Hosting on Flickr

Yahoo’s popular photo sharing service, Flickr, is now out with videos. Yes, you can now host your videos alongside your photos on Flickr. More details after the jump.

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April 09, 2008

WP Trackback Spam Attack

They say that the more popular you are, the more attacks you get. This is so true with WordPress right now. The massive code injection and hidden links on WordPress blogs are getting some serious coverage and just tonight I discovered another form of attack — the WP Trackback Spam flooding.

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April 08, 2008

Pizza.com sold for $2.6 Million

Having owned the domain name Pizza.com since 1994, Chris Clark finally sold it in an auction and ended up with $2.6 Million. Generic domains still raking in tons of money.

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April 07, 2008

e-Games to release RAN Online, The Movie

RAN OnlineThis could be the first locally produced movie about PC gaming — RAN Online, The Movie. This was revealed yesterday during e-Games’ Domination II gaming party at the SMX Convention Center.

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April 07, 2008

Massive Blog Hackery Exposed

Tony of DJI talks about an unexpected outcome from TailRank’s River, a blog monitoring service. A large number of blogs turned out to have been hacked to promote spammy content and affiliate links.

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April 06, 2008

Does anyone buy Sound Cards anymore?

Is this industry dying or just become more narrow? Sound cards nowadays are mostly built into the motherboard (brand comes to mind is Realtek) and they’re already good enough with some having 5.1 surround sound while others have up to 8 channels.

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