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Smart testing Mobile Credit Card Reader

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 1, 2012

During Smart's sale event last week-end, the company tested a new mobile credit card reader. This allows merchants to allow credit card payments via a smartphone. The smartphone (the photo shows an Android handset from HTC) serves as a modem for the card reader. The system makes it more affordable for merchants to charge customers using MasterCard. The solution looks like it's still in testing phase so we're not sure when it will become available for merchants to use.

Smart’s LockByMobile avoids ATM, credit card fraud

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: February 28, 2014

In addition to the shift to EMV-based ATM cards, Smart e-Money has just announced LockByMobile that aims to protect ATM and credit card holders from being tricked into paying bills they shouldn't pay. LockByMobile is a new mobile service that lets users block and unblock the use of funds in their cards just from the convenience of their mobile devices. For example, one can block ATM withdrawals, over-the-counter or point-of-sale purchase, or online transactions to prevent other people from using their card without the owner's knowledge. The whole idea is so that you only unblock it only if you're going…

Free trip to Yahoo! Open Hack Day in California

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: August 21, 2008

Yahoo! Philippines is serious about promoting web development and technology innovation in the country that it has sponsored quite a number of efforts locally -- from University Hack Days, Yahoo! Developers Network to BarCamp Manila. Now, Yahoo! SEA is looking for a developer to represent the Philippines at a global hack event -- the Yahoo! Open Hack Day at Sunnyvale, California from September 12 to 13, 2008. Interested developers are required to apply using the attached form and will be judged by a panel of internet and technology experts which includes: 1. Donald Lim, President and CEO of Yehey! Corporation…

Free Google Proxy Hack

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: January 10, 2006

Can't view some blogs or sites from your network? Does your office network block some of your favorite blogs? You cna now visit them using the simple Google Proxy hack: Just use this link to visit them: http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cen&u=http://www.yugatech.com/blog It's basically the built-in translation feature of Google. To visit other sites or blogs, just change the domain on the end of that URL. I tried it and works perfectly. You can even login to secure pages. I will look into the issue that some people are telling me about my blogs being inaccessible from some providers. [tags]free google proxy, google proxy…

WP Date Image Hack

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: June 28, 2005

I am posting the simple hack I made with using dynamic images to replace the date entries of my blog. Just follow the short tutorial here to implement the same with your Wordpress blog: Create your own date image template in Photoshop. Make sure that you layout them so that the month, day and year are all distinct from each other and not overlapping. See my example here : Using the ruler guide in Photoshop, slice the template into three parts. You will need to determine the date format you use in your blog. Mine uses day of week, day…

How to hack a Coke vending machine

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: November 25, 2005

Haven't tried this myself but here's a lengthy explanation and tutorial on how to hack a Coca-cola vending machine. There's a vendo machine across the street beside the police station. Might just try this myself to see if it really works. hehe Maybe harmless but just wait 'til those street kids learn how to do this. :D

How to unlock SIM Card PUK PIN codes?

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: September 6, 2008

The mobile SIM card comes with a PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) code or PIN (personal identification number). The main purpose of these codes is to provide a security. These codes are normally used to prevent your SIM card from unauthorized use, theft or loss. The PUK is enclosed in a machine-generated security paper. Make sure to take care in storing this paper as it will be your only copy. Is the PUK code related to the phone brand or model? The PUK code has nothing to do with your mobile phone's brand (i.e. Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Nextel, Sony-Ericsson, LG) or…

Web hack can factory reset Samsung phones

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: September 26, 2012

If you're using a Samsung smartphone with TouchWiz including the Galaxy S2 and some Galaxy S3 models, be aware that there's a web hack that can trigger a factory reset on your beloved smartphone. The web hack is actually a malicious code that is hiding inside a web page and gets triggered when visited using the stock browser (except Google Chrome) of a TouchWiz-based phone. The malicious code then spawns the dialer and enters a bad USSD code with the sole purpose of nuking your device back to its factory default. To give you a refresher on USSD codes, one…

Smart Money powers Philippines’ first e-Parking system

Relevance: 66%      Posted on: October 8, 2012

Smart Money users can now conveniently pay parking fees by simply sending an SMS when they park in the country's first cashless and automated street parking system. Motorist with Smart Money accounts only need to text a code after parking on any of the 90 slots between Pedro Gil Street and the Magsaysay Center on Roxas Boulevard. The parking fee, which is P10 per hour, will then be automatically deducted from their mobile wallet. Vehicle owners can occupy a slot for a minimum of two hours. To send a code, just text Park < the number of hours they intend…

Vodafone partners with Smart for $10/day data roaming

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: February 27, 2012

Our February 12 story regarding Vodafone Philippines setting up local operations might not hold water in a recent announcement by Smart about a roaming partnership. Apparently, Vodafone representatives were in the Philippines to Smart Smart executives on key services and practices: The training sessions, held from February 14 to 16, 2012, were conducted by Vodafone's online team, and had Smart's senior management and online customer management team, among others, as participants. The social media accounts of Vodafone Philippines on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were created sometime in February 12, 2012. This coincide with the preparation of the training. So it…