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October 10, 2013

Are Manila’s Bus Stops & WiFi Waiting Sheds reliable?

“We did not build a Wi-Fi hotspot with a shed. We put up waiting sheds in bus stops with an add-on Internet connection.” – that was the premise behind Manila’s new project in improving public transportation. While most people do liked the idea, a few people thought otherwise. I tried it myself and found my […]

December 31, 2011

The Top 25 Gadget Reviews on YugaTech for 2011

This is part of my year-ender series for 2011. We’ve done a ton of gadget reviews for 2011 and one of the key indicators that a gadget is hot or very interesting is by the number of pageviews it gets thru the years. Check out which devices got the most hits in 2011 after the […]

November 18, 2006

Tips on getting Direct Advertisers

Quite a number of people have been asking me for some time now how I get direct advertisers on my several of the blogs and sites I run. First, let me clarify that it’s not an easy feat to attract advertisers. In fact, in the last year alone, only about 2 out of 5 inquiries […]

May 09, 2014

Parrot Zik by Starck Review

Last time we gave you guys a quick tour of the Parrot Zik and some of its nice set of features that made it a standout among the other premium headphones in the market. Now, we’re here to see (or hear) if these pricey cans have a decent sound quality to go along with its […]

December 18, 2012

Galaxy Grand unveiled, dons lackluster 5-inch display

Samsung, of all smartphone manufacturers, should know how awful a 5-inch display looks when it’s paired with a WVGA (800×480) resolution. But its seems that there’s no stopping the South Korean tech giant these days, as they still announced their latest creation, the Samsung Galaxy Grand (i9080 and i9082).

August 21, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Review

After more than two weeks of playing around with the Nexus 7 and making it my primary tablet, I’v already forgotten where I placed my iPad 3. Check out why on our full review of the Google Nexus 7.

July 24, 2012

HTC Desire V vs. Lenovo P700: Dual-SIM Dogfight

We’ve been itching to write a simple and straightforward comparison between the two entry-level dual SIM smartphones that we have reviewed over the last few days since many of you guys keep on contemplating about which phone is better over the other.

March 23, 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 Beta Consumer Preview

So I’ve finally installed the Beta version of Windows 8 on our Sony Vaio P. This device has come a long way and has served us very well ever since we got it. This ultra-portable netbook originally came pre-installed with Windows Vista Starter, and then was upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and now Windows 8 […]

January 14, 2012

A strange tale of a stolen and recovered iPhone 4

Every once in a while people lose their precious handsets, either unintentionally left behind or stolen. I’ve personally lost 2 iPhones, a Nexus One, an HTC HD7, a Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr. If only there were more accurate or high-tech ways to recover them.

December 12, 2011

HTC Rhyme Review

The HTC Desire is officially out and the new HTC Rhyme has just replaced it. It’s nothing really new in terms of the specs but the whole packaging and the new color tones bring new life to a rather old line. Check out our full review of the HTC Rhyme after the jump.

November 25, 2011

BlackBerry Curve 9360 Review

The BlackBerry Curve is back and is now slimmer and sexier — the thinnest Curve there is. I’ve been using the Curve 9360 for a couple of week now since we went to Jakarta for the BlackBerry launch event last week. Check out our full review of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 after the jump.

November 13, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review

The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S did not deviate much from the original Arc except for the bump in processor speed (and the additional colored variant) so it’s not really a huge improvement, in my opinion. Nevertheless, those extra clock cycles will certainly be of help once your handset needs it. Check out our full review […]

October 09, 2011

Lessons learned from a failed internet cafe business

Several months ago, we finally closed our little internet cafe business. I wrote about the viability of the net cafe business many years ago and actually started one about 2 years ago. Despite its eventual failure, I learned a lot of lessons from that little experiment.

May 17, 2011

Applying for Extension of Passport Validity

I completely forgot that my Philippine Passport will expire in August 2011. I was meaning to renew in back in March after my last travel in Singapore. If not for Nokia’s invitation to fly to SG again, I would have completely forgotten it.

April 03, 2009

Odysseylive Reboots: Interview with Jay Fonacier

Starting this month, I will be doing regular feature interviews with local start-ups, internet entrepreneurs, executives of blue-chip companies and interesting web personalities to add to the mix of topics I’m covering for this blog. For this month, I’d like to check back on Odysseylive and talked to President & Managing Director, R. Jay Fonacier, […]

January 16, 2009

Accenture Manila cuts hundreds of jobs

I got a call last night from a media researcher (for an investigative TV program) asking me about my take on the recent series of layoffs in the local BPO sector. They wanted to know if I think the job cuts were  related to the global financial crisis.

May 07, 2008

Have AdSense Check but no US Dollar Bank Account?

A number of people have emailed me asking about their problems with their Google AdSense Checks. So here’s the question — What to do with your Google AdSense Check if you don’t have a US Dollar Bank Account?

December 30, 2007

YugaTech Recap for the Year 2007

A number of bloggers have published a year-ender recap of what had transpired in the Philippine blogosphere for the year 2007. I will not repeat what they’ve posted as I think they make a better summary than I do. I’ll just do my own recap of the year.

December 16, 2007

Google to divorce Wikipedia for Knol?

Since time immemorial, Google has always had a love affair with Wikipedia. Tons of Google search results has Wikipedia on top of them and it has been estimated that 96.6% of Wikipedia pages rank on Google’s first page results.

May 12, 2006

Adsense Ad Impressions vs. Actual Pageviews

While doing some counter-checks between the total Adsense ad impressions for one site against its recorded pageviews, I’ve noticed some significant amount of discrepancies. Adsense ad impression is counted if a certain page displays a certain single ad block. Theoretically, that means that if you have a single ad on a page, one pageview will […]

April 28, 2006

A quick lesson for “Sigaw ng Bayan” on web stats

Manolo points out the claim of Sigaw ng Bayan (www.sigawngbayan.com) representative Raul Lambino (People’s Initiative) that their site got 9 million hits in the first 3 weeks that it was up (yes, a 3-week old website!). A screenshot of their website 3 days ago showed a “bandwidth exceeded” notice. Dean Jorge Bocobo follows it up […]

March 17, 2006

A blog’s potential with AdSense

Noemi writes about Blog monetized by Google Adsense?. The Filipino Librarian emailed me and Marc a few weeks back about the same. Since I believe Marc has still a lot of backlogs in his Inbox, I’m taking this one for the meantime. For the uninitiated, projecting the prospects of your blog to earn from AdSense […]

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