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December 16, 2008

Chrome trumps Firefox on Google Pack

Google Chrome recently got promoted to version 1.0 and dropping the beta label. At the same time, it also got another promotion on Google Pack, pushing back FireFox down as the default web browser.

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December 15, 2008

TG Averatec N1000 Mini Laptop

Some laptop manufacturers like TG (and their Averatec brand) doesn’t seem to want to ride in the netbook label so they’re calling their own versions as a mini-laptop despite the fact that features are just the same.

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December 15, 2008

18.4″ Averatec All-in-One PC runs Intel Atom

Here’s another stylish all-in-one desktop PC from Averatec that runs an Intel Atom CPU and sports an 18.4-inch LCD display you might be interested in.

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December 14, 2008

Smart launches Plug ‘n Talk Service

Smart introduced the other day this mobile-in-a-USB product called Plug ‘n Talk. It’s basically targeted to OFWs which allows them to call and text from a PC abroad to any cellphone or landline number in the Philippines.

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December 13, 2008

Dell Optiplex 160 joins nettop crowd

Dell seems to be the only western brand that is already on board the nettop crowd at the moment — the Optiplex 160 being the flagship nettop PC on its line.

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December 12, 2008

Flowers Express and SEO Comment Spam

Owners of FlowersExpress.com.ph should tell their internet marketing / SEO people to stop using outdated SEO spamming techniques or they’d end up on the other end of the SERPs.

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December 12, 2008

Smart Car: Swatch Mercedes ART

smart carDid not know Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch was also making cars for some time now. This tiny, compact car I saw the other day is the most parking-friendly car I’ve ever seen.

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December 12, 2008

WordPress 2.7 out with new Admin UI

A new version of WordPress is now out at 2.7. Some major re-design of the administration layout was done as well as a few tweak, bug fixes and improvements.

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December 12, 2008

Google offers AdSense for Domains to all

Not everyone knows that Google is also offering an AdSense partnership with people who own a lot of un-used domains. Now, every AdSense Publisher will get to run this campaign in their domains as well.

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December 11, 2008

Nokia E63 Review

Before you continue reading this, please read my review of the Nokia E71 first so you’d get a better perspective of where I am coming from and so I don’t have to repeat the sections where the Nokia E63 is similar to the E71.

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December 11, 2008

San Miguel Telecoms, anyone?

The news the other day is a little welcome surprise — San Miguel Corp. is entering the broadband internet and mobile telecoms market.

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December 10, 2008

Does it feel like Christmas already?

I have nothing to write about today but I’d like to share this little milestone I had last night.

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December 10, 2008

Nokia leaks another full touchscreen phone

Nokia is not yet done with touch screen phones that’ll go head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone. In fact, I think they’re just starting. Just take a look at this leaked promotional poster on a new wide touch screen phone.

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December 09, 2008

Unboxing the LG Cookie KP500

LG Mobile sent over their newest and most affordable touchscreen phone last week — the LG KP500. Brought it with me to Germany along with the E63 but unfortunately I forgot the charger. For now, let me share some more additional photos I took along the way.

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December 08, 2008

Blogging the Time Zone

Since I arrived here in Gummersbach City a couple of days ago, my blogging time has changed a bit as there’s a 7 hour difference between here and the Philippines.

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December 08, 2008

Poll: Do you use the GPS in your phone?

A lot of middle to high-end phones being sold nowadays come with GPS and/or A-GPS support and I wondered if people really use them at all.

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December 07, 2008

Blogger-Friendly Airports

In my travels abroad in the last three years, I’ve gone thru dozens of airports and only a few of them are really what I could call “blogger-friendly”. I think airports should have free wifi as part of their standard service to travelers.

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December 07, 2008

The Ultimate Gaming Machine

Host Leo Laporte of The Screen Savers showed a modded rig they claim to be the ultimate gaming PC. This top of the line UGM costs about $10,000 after all the add-ons.

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December 06, 2008

Nokia E63 Preview, First Impressions

Just got this Nokia E63 delivered yesterday for review, about a week ahead of the alleged Philippine release of the unit. Will try and get the review out a soon as possible but for the meantime, check out some of the photos I took.

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December 06, 2008

Flying to Germany

Will be flying to Germany today on a two-week workshop and some traveling. This is the same one I moderated last year. It’s looking to be a yearly thing for me.

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December 05, 2008

Kogan Agora on Android announced

Kogan Technologies of Australia has announced its upcoming mobile phone running an Android OS — the Kogan Agora and the Agora Pro.

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December 05, 2008

Sciphone goes for Android Dream 2

Maybe this is what Google wanted all along — for every small-time phone manufacturer not to worry about their mobile OS. China-based Schiphone is said to be coming up with Android Dream 2 soon.

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December 04, 2008

Asus turns to Celeron to sell more Nettops

Reports from DigiTimes last Tuesday points to Asustek planning to offer a Celeron-based Eee Box on top of the existing Intel Atom systems in order to lower retail price and boost sales.

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December 04, 2008

Skin a Samsung, Win a Pixon M8800

You might have noticed a new ad from Samsung this week. It’s actually for a contest by Samsung Philippines. All you need to do is create your own skin for the Samsung Pixon M8800 and get the chance to win the phone. Click here to join the contest. (Note: You need to have a Facebook account in order to login.)

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December 03, 2008

How much would you pay for a special number?

Got this spam text message by someone selling special mobile phone numbers. I’ve bought a special number before (ends with 5555) for about Php1,500 but I wouldn’t spend any more than maybe three grand for a really special one.

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