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6 public places in PH with free Wi-Fi starting next week

Posted on: July 17, 2015

We've recently reported about DOST's plan to populate the entire country with wireless hotspots by the end of the year, and they're kickstarting the project this month. Initially starting with four wireless hotspots, GMA News reports six specific locations around Metro Manila that will have free public Wi-Fi starting next week. Find out where after the break. These are the places with free public Wi-Fi starting July 24, 2015: Quezon Memorial Circle Quezon City Hall SSS East Avenue LTO East Avenue PCA Bldg., PHILCOA Rizal Park, Manila Do take note that per area, the hotspot could only accommodate up to 300 users with…

Happy Mobile Aspire: Octa-Core, 2GB RAM under Php7k

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Local smartphone brand Happy Mobile unveiled on its instagram account a new device to add to its portfolio: The octa-core Aspire that packs beefy internals at a sub-Php7k price. The Aspire is enclosed in an aluminum frame, and features air and off-screen gestures for easier operation. Happy Mobile Aspire specs: 5.5-inch HD OGS IPS Display, 1280x720, 267ppi 1.7GHz Octa-core chipset 2GB RAM 8GB Internal Storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD 13MP rear AF camera with LED Flash 8MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby 3G WiFi Miracast Bluetooth USB-OTG Android 4.4 KitKat 3200mAh battery Available colors: Black, White The Happy Mobile…

Top 3 Hashtags We’ve Seen This New Year

Posted on: January 13, 2015

With the arrival of 2015, people had their own ways of welcoming the new year and just like most users they took them to their own social media sites for everyone to see. We've been seeing a lot of posts like these from the 2 weeks that have passed so just for fun, we decided to take note of the trending hashtags and see where most Filipinos are concentrating on for this brand new year. Based on our feeds, three hashtags really stood out from all of the posts we've seen. These are #NewYearNewMe, #BalikAlindog, and #PushPaMore. We also included some sample…

Why the SSS Self-Service Information Terminal sucks

Posted on: October 11, 2014

Earlier, my wife and I went to the SSS Pasig Branch to consolidate her contributions for her maternity benefits, and there we witnessed firsthand how sucky the “Self-Service Information Terminal” that are installed inside their branch. How it's supposed to work There are a total of three machines inside the branch and each machine is equipped with two SSS ID sensors. One sensor can only read the old SSS ID, while the other can only read new cards called SSS Unified ID. On the latter, users would have to place the card on top of the glass covering the sensor.…

Sony outs SmartEyeglass Developer Preview Kit

Posted on: September 20, 2014

Sony is looking to join Google in the wearable market with their own smart eyeglass although it looks fairly crude compared to the Google Glass. Unlike the Google Glass that there's a tiny monitor attached to the glass hovering in front of you, Sony's SmartEyeglass uses the glasses are also the screens. The SmartEyeglasss comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, brightness sensor, and microphones, WiFi and Bluetooth to pair with your Android smartphone. Here's a video demo of Sony's new prototype. At the moment, this is just for developers so they can create apps for the SmartEyeglass. We hope…

Is this the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact and new smartwatch?

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Prior to its launch at IFA 2014, an image of the alleged Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and a new smartwatch from Japanese manufacturer Sony leaks online. From the looks of the photo, the upcoming tablet from Sony will be waterproof and it still sports the omni-balance design of the Xperia range. Based on other leaks, the new Compact tablet is likely to have an 8-inch display, a Snapdragon 801 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. It will come in WiFi-only and LTE-capable models. While information on the new smartwatch is still half-baked, we can just say that Sony will be…

House Bill 1180: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on: July 13, 2013

On the latter part of my report, I mentioned that although the provisions under the House Bill 1180 are aimed at improving the work environment of BPO workers, there are some things that I feel like are a little bit over the top. In this segment, we’re gonna take a closer look at the bill’s key proposals and share with you my thoughts about it. Just so everybody’s on the same page, here are the proposals under the HB 1180 that we’re taking a closer look at: 1. Regularization of all BPO workers upon the sixth month of employment as…

Android Games, Apps & Updates You Should Try #3

Posted on: June 16, 2013


It's halfway through June, and a lot of people are already attending classes. To keep your eyes and hands entertained, we have another list of Android apps and games for your downloading. Timetable (for students) Ever since, I always preferred writing down due homeworks, exams and other schoolworks in notebooks over any other method. That was the case until Timetable. Basically, what it does is create a schedule inside your device. It can silence your phones on exams, and your subjects, teachers & venues will be displayed the way you want it to be displayed as great widgets are also…

My new travel gadget bag from Bree

Posted on: March 18, 2012

I think it was a couple of months ago when Bree had a local clearance sale on their entire line of bags at The Podium and I was able to drop by and check it out. I ended up getting a messsenger bag for my laptop that was 50% off. Actually, this has been my regular daily gadget bag and has replaced about half a dozen other bags I bought in the last year or two. The inner compartment has a sleeve with velcro strap that can fit 12-inch laptop or thereabouts. Opposite tot hat is a wide zipper pocket…

SSS.GOV.PH – SSS Philippines Social Security System

Posted on: January 23, 2012

Social Security System of the Philippines SSS Online Inquiry. Click here to gain access to your SSS Contributions, Salary Loan Inquiry and Status, as well as SSS Number Inquiry. Note:You need to login using your User ID and password when you first registered for an account. Also select the Employee or Employer check-box before you sign in. If you have not registered yet, go ahead and sign up here first. Brought to you by the Philippine Social Security Service (SSS). Still can't access the Online Inquiry System? Call them up or contact them here. Update: SSS Website Scheduled Downtime on…