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July 11, 2010

Road SMS: So you can Text while Walking

We all know texting while driving or walking could easily get you into accidents. With smartphones nowadays that use touchscreens, you will need more attention to the phone and less on the road ahead. But wait, there’s an app for that too — Road SMS.

November 12, 2013

Smart, Sun & Globe offer 25 free SMS per day to Visayas victims

While cellular service are being slowly restored in typhoon Yolanda affected areas in the Visayas (specifically Samar, Leyte and Cebu), all the national carriers have banded together to offer free local and international SMS to subscribers in those areas.

March 15, 2012

Viber as an alternative to voice & SMS roaming?

In the next 3 weeks, I will be in Europe for some business and personal vacation. Since I was granted a 30-day Schengen visa, I thought I do some side trips before going home (it’s Germany for official business and France and Italy for a little bit of travel).

February 11, 2011

Bucket Pricing for Broadband gets a new twist

So, we had a talk with another telco/ISP the other night and they asked us for feedback about a proposal to offer bucket pricing on top of their existing unlimited plans. As I previously wrote here, I’m open to having more options for broadband consumers.

March 15, 2009

Sun intros 1-Peso International SMS

This was first explained to me by a friend who got a new Sun Cellular SIM. Then, last week I got to talk to a marketing manager from Sun who lent me a phone with their new Sun Cellular International SIM in it and adds that their international SMS is only Php1.

June 05, 2008

Jumping on the Free SMS Bandwagon

Free text messaging? Free SMS? Who wouldn’t want that? It seems that’s the hot topic just about now — getting the telcos to give up their more than Php50 billion a year revenues on SMS service.

July 21, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S is among the most anticipated Android phones to date. So after using the handset for over a week, I’m handing down my verdict. Check out the full review of the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 after the jump.

July 01, 2015

Top 5 Techs of the new Mazda6 and Mazda6 Sports Wagon

In addition to the CX-5 and its three new variants, official distributor Berjaya Auto Philippines (BAP) also announces the local availability of the 2015 Mazda6 sedan and Mazda6 Sports Wagon. We take a look at some of its game-changing technologies integrated in the car that would further improve your riding experience.

May 27, 2015

Twitter Launches Periscope on Android

Two months after it debuted on iTunes App Store, Twitter brings its newly-acquired live video streaming service, Periscope, to Google Play Store.

May 27, 2015

Ford takes center stage in CES Asia with Smart Mobility

Ford Motors showed a lot of new innovations and shared a number of forward-leaning experiments that revolves around smart mobility during the first Consumer Electronics Show Asia here in Shanghai, China.

May 09, 2015

NBI Arrested Alleged PH’s “Text Scam King”

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested a suspect named Roan Sia aka Mark Tan yesterday in his house in Metro Manila. He is believed to be one of the country’s biggest text scam operator who, according to the agency, has amassed a total of Php100 million worth of credits from numerous victims.

March 14, 2015

Fast Five: Apps for Better Text Messaging

Are you tired of your stock Android SMS app? Why not replace it with another that’s built with more function and design? Here’s a Fast Five roundup of some of the top Android text messaging apps you can use.

January 16, 2015

NTC ask telcos to turn off network services during Papal visit

There wre a lot of concessions being made during the 5-day visit of the Pope. There’s cancellation of domestic and int’l flights, road re-routing, class/work suspension, no drone flying zones and the suspension of telecom services by telcos.

December 31, 2014

The Good: Look Back on Top Local Tech Stories of 2014

Despite a few forgettable moments this year, there are still a handful of things that we can be thankful for in 2014.

November 24, 2014

5 Tips When Gadget Shopping with a Credit Card

Christmas is fast approaching and this week, most people will be getting their 13th month bonus or Christmas bonus. For the rest of us not getting any extra dough to spend for our holiday gifts, there’s always the ever-reliable credit card.

October 03, 2014

Smart now offers Prepaid Data Roaming for Php500/day

Smart has just enabled international data roaming for prepaid subscribers with unlimited daily mobile internet access for only Php500 per day.

September 12, 2014

In defense of the iPhone 6

Much has been said about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. A lot of them, including other competing brands, have made jokes, mocked or bashed the new iPhone 6 due to the glaring fact that most of the technology and features that it introduced have been around for a while and have been present […]

June 26, 2014

Google I/O 2014: Android Auto

After showcasing the new Android Wear, Google transitioned to Android Auto, a platform that’s similar to Google Now, but is more geared towards improving the overall user experience of a driver while they’re inside their car.

February 22, 2014

O+ Fab Elite Review

On our previous post, we mentioned that it’s going to take more than a sturdy build for the O+ Fab Elite to win over the tough local crowd, particularly if it costs a grand shy of Php20,000. And in this review, we’re going to delve deeper into this huge handset to know if it’s worth […]

July 11, 2013

Why do Filipinos pay more for slower internet?

It’s just one of the many questions that kept on popping out in my head recently; why do we pay more for slower internet? Our neighboring countries such as Japan & South Korea feature the fastest internet speeds in the world, and here we are living with expensive and subpar connections.

May 30, 2013

ABS-CBN looking to break the telco duopoly

The Lopez-led media conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation, has recently announced that it inked a Network Sharing Agreement with Globe Telecoms that will pave the way for the media company’s plan of being one of the key players in the local telecommunications industry.

May 10, 2013

Guide: A crash-course on PCOS Machines

In line with the upcoming Senatorial election, we decided to give you a short preview of the controversial automated tool that will be used to count our vote –the Precinct Count Optical Scan machine or commonly known as PCOS machine.

May 04, 2013

Tech This Out: Be Iron Man, Angry Birds Friends & More

The weekend is here, so we’ve decided to compile a few things that we found interesting. Iron Man 3 is still around theaters, and a new version of Angry Birds arrived on Android. Keep reading, unwind a little and most of all — tech this out.

April 07, 2013

Smart intros All Text 30 Plus

Smart Communications has broadcasted a new TV ad showcasing the revamped unlimited SMS promo called All Text 30 Plus. For the benefit of those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the low down of the Smart’s new promo.

February 22, 2013

COOKOO Smartwatch Review

After a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, the Cookoo smartwatch has finally landed. To those who are seeing this for the first time, it is an analog watch with a digital display that syncs to your iOS device via Bluetooth. Let’s find out what’s so smart about the Cookoo by reading our full review after […]

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