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July 30, 2011

Poll: What’s your preferred tablet size?

Was writing down my review of the Dell Streak 5 but had a hard time calling it a tablet considering its size. So the thought came up that I should do a poll and ask readers what they think is the most ideal size for a tablet.

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July 30, 2011

Which one’s the new 11.6″ Macbook Air?

We bought the new Macbook Air 11″ yesterday so we can get you a more realistic review of this new ultraportable from Apple. We did the first review of the 11.6″ here last year so we’ll do an update on that based on the new hardware improvements.

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July 29, 2011

Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It offers up to 12Mbps

Smart is set to publicly announce their new HSPA+ capable Plug-It and calls it Smart Bro Rocket with promised speeds of up to 12Mbps on their mobile network.

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July 29, 2011

NESIC speed test shows Smart Bro bests Tattoo

A recent speed test conducted by an independent professional engineering service, NESIC, showed that Smart Bro got better results, over-all. See some of the findings of the tests below.

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July 28, 2011

RIM wants more but is mum about Philippine office

We had a late lunch at the Circles in Shangri-la with representatives of Research in Motion (RIM) from Singapore yesterday and they briefly discussed with us their current standing in the Philippine smartphone market.

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July 28, 2011

Alcatel OT Blaze 990 Review

Alcatel’s the latest one we’ve seen that embraced the Android OS and it looks like it’s doing something good for them. The one we have here, an Alcatel One Touch Blaze 990, will be launched in August 4 with an introductory price of Php9,999. Check out our full review after the jump.

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July 28, 2011

Google+ App now on Philippine Android Market

You should be able to see the Google+ app on your Android Market now. Just log in and search for the term “google plus” and install in your Android device.

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July 27, 2011

Cherry Mobile cuts prices on Android line-up

I got this email from Cherry Mobile yesterday saying they’re offering all of their Android handsets and tablet at zero percent interest for 12 months. Though I thought that wasn’t really something big of a news, I went thru the poster and saw that the suggested retail prices of a lot of the handsets have also gone down.

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July 27, 2011

DTI maps entire Bohol Tourist Site with Galaxy Tabs

DTI-GIZ, under the Private Sector Promotion Program (SMEDSEP), came up with this pretty neat Google Mapping project to map the whole island of Bohol and all of its 700+ tourist sites and tourism-related establishments.

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July 26, 2011

Mac vs. Windows: The “McDo WiFi Guide” Revelation

This McDonald’s brochure for the store’s WiFi Guide paints a clear picture between the Windows and the Mac OS X operating systems; but that really depends on where you’re coming from.

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July 26, 2011

Philippines ranked #27 on Google+

Well, that’s according to FindPeopleonPlus.com which tracks over 4.4 million Google+ users since the service went online a couple of weeks back.

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July 26, 2011

Gadmei P83: Glasses-less, naked-eye 3D PMP

While we’re starting to see more and more manufacturers going into the tablet craze, other small-time companies are on its way to offer glasses-less 3D tablets like the Gadmei P83 PMP player.

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July 26, 2011

Cherry Mobile Cosmo, want it?

The Cherry Mobile Cosmo has been enjoying a really nice position as one of the most affordable Android phones in the market at only Php6,899. I got one here given to me by Cherry Mobile so I thought it would be better if I just give it away to readers.

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July 25, 2011

HTC Salsa drops Facebook for Weibo in China

The HTC Chacha’s twin touchscreen phone, HTC Salsa, has not arrived in the Philippines yet but it looks like in China, its got a totally different dedicated button altogether.

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July 25, 2011

Poll: What’s the best mobile internet plan for you?

I think it’s good that we have so many options for mobile internet plans nowadays. It used to be one-plan, one-pricing before but now there’s just too many to even memorize all.

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July 24, 2011

How security-conscious is your office or workplace?

Having worked at huge multi-national IT company almost a decade ago, I know how some office workplaces can be very restrictive or security-conscious but every time I hear more stories about office restrictions, I still can’t believe they enforce those.

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July 23, 2011

Smart dabbles into tiered-pricing with Always On plans

In a blogger gathering with Smart this afternoon, they showed us the entire HTC line-up including the HTC Chacha which is initially exclusive to them for the first month. They also discussed their new tiered pricing for mobile internet called Always On.

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July 23, 2011

Does your HTC Chacha have the Fn + @ bug?

The HTC Chacha is out and exclusive with Smart for the next month or so and we just found out one little bug with the keyboard — go see if you Fn + @ works normally.

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July 22, 2011

Google offers free SMS via GMail

Google has now started offering free SMS via GMail. The free SMS service is now tucked into your GMail account and sends out to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular subscribers.

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July 22, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hands-on impression

We’ve had several encounters with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 before but this time, we actually have a review unit in our hands (and I know a lot of people are eagerly waiting for this tablet to be released in the Philippines).

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July 22, 2011

YugaDeals: Neo Basic B3350 Netbook

Our YugaDeals item for this week is an Intel Atom netbook with 2GB RAM and 320GB HDD for only Php11,499 from Neo Philippines. Check out the deal after the jump.

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July 21, 2011

Did you regret buying the 11.6″ Macbook Air last year?

Yesterday, Apple refreshed their 11.6″ MAcbook Air that’s powered with the new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, a huge leap from last year’s Core 2 Duo processor.

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July 21, 2011

BlackBerry Playbook gets priced, lands in August 6

Finally got word from the PR of RIM that the BlackBerry Playbook will be officially released in the Philippines this August 6, 2011.

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July 21, 2011

How my Paypal account got closed down

Barely over a month since my Paypal account was hacked and restored, I once again encountered a disastrous incident — this time, Paypal emailed me saying they have placed the account on Limited Access.

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July 21, 2011

New Macbook Air gets Core i5, i7 upgrades

And we thought it wasn’t possible to get more powerful processors inside these skinny little babies but Apple has just announced that the 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Air will get a Core i5 CPU with an option to bring it to Core i7.

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