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April 20, 2014

How much did PLDT & Globe make from subs in 2013?

Back in March, both Globe and PLDT submitted a report to the SEC regarding the financial state of their respective companies. We reviewed the SEC filing, investor reports and disclosure documents to see how much they made from their subscribers.

April 19, 2014

Philippine internet slowest in ASEAN, way below average

An infographic by ASEAN DNA claims to have recent data obtained between March and April 2014, and it compares the average internet speeds of countries around the world and those that are in the ASEAN. Results find that the Philippines is way below the average in Asia and in the whole world, and in the infographic, we […]

April 19, 2014

List of smartphones with longest battery life

We all know that having a feature-packed smartphone means nothing if it has poor battery life that won’t last a day without being plugged in. If you’re out looking to upgrade your handset with great battery performance, you might want to check out this list of smartphones with the biggest batteries.

April 19, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 meets the Barrett M107A1

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has always been regarded as a toughie thanks to its resistance against water, shock and minor scratches. But these things are nothing compared what Richard Ryan aka the “Tech Assassin” did to Sammy’s flagship handset.

April 19, 2014

Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app

According to one source close to both Smart and Globe, the top mobile messaging apps in the Philippines is dominated by Viber, WeChat and Line.

April 18, 2014

New Google Nexus phone to have sub-Php4K price

It seems like Google is on a roll in introducing new devices for everyone. There’s the upcoming Project Ara that will be available for $50, the newly-patented Google contact lens with built-in microcameras, and now reports are telling us that a new Google Nexus smartphone will be arriving with a price tag below $100.

April 18, 2014

Sony PlayStation 4 Review

Here’s our Sony Playstation 4 review after buying one here in the Philippines to test out and well, play around with. Watch it as we take a look at its physique, user interface, gaming capabilities, and more after the break!

April 18, 2014

Moga Pro Power Controller Review

The Moga Pro Power is a Bluetooth gamepad designed for serious Android gamers. We tested the controller for a couple of weeks to see if it can indeed deliver on its promise to “transform your Android device into a mobile gaming system”.

April 18, 2014

Philips W6618, Android phone with 5,300mAh battery

So far we’ve been seeing Android phones with batteries that max out at around 4,000mAh, but this entry-level smartphone tops it all at a whopping 5,300mAh. Meet the Philips W6618.

April 17, 2014

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z to get KitKat updates

We’ve reported on Sony promising an Android KitKat update for devices like the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z last month. True enough, the company kept its word by announcing the schedule of when it will roll out which means it will also follow here in the Philippines.

April 17, 2014

#TBT: Microsoft pays tribute to the man behind “Bliss”

Roughly the same time last year, we’ve reported that Microsoft will officially pull the plug on Windows XP. And just as the software giant was about to bid its ageing platform one final farewell, the Redmond-based firm tipped its hat to Charles O’Rear who, in some ways, became an integral part of WinXP.

April 17, 2014

Virtual Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia is a popular Roman Catholic Lenten tradition where faithfuls visit seven churches or religious sites in the Philippines. However, it would be challenging for those who could not be physically present like OFWs or the sick. As a solution, the CBCP has put up a website which provides a virtual alternative to Visita […]

April 17, 2014

A working Project Ara phone only costs under Php4,400

Google shows off a prototype version of the module-based Project Ara along with a list of updates that you need to know if you’re interested about the upcoming build-it-yourself smartphone. The company is confident that building a working Project Ara would only cost under $100 or around Php4,400.

April 17, 2014

Google launches Camera app with Lens Blur

Google has launched its all new Camera app on the Play Store, finally bringing features like Photo Sphere, Panorama, the new Lens Blur, and an updated UI, to non-Nexus devices.

April 16, 2014

Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum Dragontrail Glass test

Looks like Cherry Mobile wants to prove that their Omega Spectrum is indeed packing a tough Dragontrail glass and has published a video on their Facebook page of it being tested.

April 16, 2014

LG G3 confirmed with 2K WQHD display, but 640 DPI?

Sony, Samsung, and HTC have all unveiled their frontrunners and all that’s left from the big Android manufacturers is LG. The South Korean company has already confirmed that the soon-to-be-released LG G3 will in fact come with 2K display, but a benchmark photo shows the display to have 640dpi which is a bit unbelievable.

April 16, 2014

DOST supercomputer now up and running

Last year, we reported that PAGASA is getting an IBM supercomputer to help in weather forecasting in the Philippines. Fast forward to the present, the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer is up and running through the Department of Science & Technology (DOST).

April 16, 2014

Future Smartwatches should ALL have this…

One of the more prevalent drawbacks of wearable devices such as smartwatches is battery or, more precisely, the need to replenish the juice every so often. But that won’t be the case for too long as the researchers over at KAIST may have found a solution for this problem and it comes in form of […]

April 15, 2014

Turn your iPhone into a Gameboy with G-Pad

Nintendo Gameboy consoles may have seen better days, but its legacy (and some of its popular game titles) still lives on through various emulators. However, in the touchscreen-dominated-world we live in, on-screen buttons just doesn’t offer the same level of gusto as thumbing on a set of physical buttons.

April 15, 2014

Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum VS MyPhone Agua Rio

Local brands Cherry Mobile and MyPhone have already released their aggressively priced Android smartphones – the Omega Spectrum and the Agua Rio. Both are priced at Php4,999 with almost the same specs. Let’s compare both phones and find out which one is better on paper.

April 15, 2014

Google contact lens with built-in microcameras patented

Google scores a patent on a “smart” contact lens system that users could control by the way they blink their eyes. People with eye problems (even the blind) can greatly take advantage of this new technology. Find out why after the jump.

April 15, 2014

Oppo Find 7a gets TWRP custom recovery

The Philippines is one of the first few countries to see the Oppo Find 7a as it is not yet released in the United States. After a week of its local launch, a TWRP custom recovery is now supported by the device thanks to developers. Now, users of the Find 7a can manually backup and […]

April 15, 2014

Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum now out for Php4,999

Here’s another offering from Cherry Mobile, and it packs a 5-inch HD display with Dragontrail glass, an 8 megapixel camera, 1GB RAM and a quad-core Broadcom chipset, all for under Php5K. Meet the Omega Spectrum.

April 15, 2014

Firmware v3.00 for Sony QX100 and QX10 now available

Sony has just released firmware v3.00 for its DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lens-style cameras, bringing with it the “half-Press” function for the shutter button and improvements on the “NFC One-touch connection”.

April 15, 2014

Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 5 available this April

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 getting Android 4.4 updates, Sprint announces an update for its Google Nexus 5. The build KTU84F, understood to be the Android 4.4.3, should start rolling out between today and April 21 not just for those under the US telecom but for all Nexus 5 owners […]

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