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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.

December 26, 2012

Ten Full-HD smartphones to look out for in 2013

Full-HD smartphones or smartphones with large 1080p resolution screens are slowly making their presence known. Some were already announced while some are still being leaked. These super-handsets don’t carry much hype as of the moment but you can be sure that you’ll start seeing more of them starting next year. For that, here are ten […]

November 24, 2012

Microsoft working on Project Glass competitor

Microsoft just revealed that they applied for a patent that features wearable glass technology, similar to Google’s Project Glass.

July 19, 2012

Smart completes roll-out of 9,500 LTE base stations

Since we beta tested the LTE service of Smart from last year (it ended around March), I’ve been asked a lot of times when they will officially launch the service in the Philippines. There was lot of noise about it since last year leading to 1st quarter of this year and then there was silence.

July 06, 2012

Noontec A9 Smart TV Box Review

Over the years, we’ve seen the TV change its appearance and functionality that it became more than just a favorite past time. It has allowed the internet to reshape it to give birth to the now famous but too expensive Smart TVs. So how about us with ordinary TVs and cheaper HDTVs gotta do? This […]

November 10, 2011

Smart finally catches up, to offer iPhone 4S to subs

Back in September 2010, I wrote about Smart’s bid to carry the iPhone 4 in the Philippines. The commitment price then was allegedly in the 6-billion peso range {read story here}. That did not pan out but Smart continues to talk to Apple regarding their internet-enabled iDevices.

October 13, 2006

Blogging from Albay, thanks to Smart GPRS.

Arrived really early this morning in Legazpi City via Philippines Airlines and I only realized that this was actually Albay when I saw Mayon Volcano outside the cabin windows of the plane. Marc introduced me to his growing team here and showed me around their headquarters and the new people he’s working with — a […]

August 22, 2014

Is 5G technology really here?

Smart Communications recently announced its new LTE-A ‘5G’ service which got a lot of people talking. Instead of it being good news, many took it in a negative way saying that it’s all just a marketing hype. But what exactly is 5G? Is it really here?

May 09, 2014

How a meshed network connects you with no Internet

The Internet has been the main gear that makes all the other smaller cogs turn about. In other words, Internet has been the vital element of which almost everything we do today is possible. What if we could manage to be connected even without any Internet signal present in the area? That’s exactly what wireless […]

February 25, 2014

Comparison: Sony Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 has officially passed the flagship torch to its successor – the Xperia Z2. Head past the break to see the difference between the two premium smartphones in terms of its specs.

February 07, 2014

Samsung DA-F61 Portable Wireless Speaker Review

A year after its official debut , Samsung Philippines has brought their top-of-the-line wireless speaker called the DA-F61 to our shores. Check out our full review after the break.

February 02, 2014

O+ Fab Elite in the flesh, first impressions

Over the weekend, we received a handful of units for review and one of them is the fairly new handset from O+ called the Fab Elite. While we’re working on its full review, we decided to share our initial impression of this 6.5-inch whopper.

December 13, 2013

Unofficial Android 4.3 build for Xperia Z/ZL leaked

Two XDA Developers members have recently got their hands on an unofficial firmware for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL which brings a lot of improvements to the former flagship handsets.

November 09, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: Join us at the Blogopolis 2013!

Next Saturday, we’re holding the second annual Blogger Conference (Blogopolis 2013) at the Hotel Intercontinental where we bring the top bloggers and social media influencers to share their stories, insights and expertise.

August 02, 2013

July Gadget Reviews Roundup

It’s time yet again for another roundup of all the gadgets we’ve reviewed in the past month. This includes the HTC One, Lenovo K900, and the Nokia Lumia 925 to name a few. So if you missed out on any of our reviews then read our Gadget Reviews Roundup for the month of July below.

July 29, 2013

Nokia Lumia 925 PureView Review

Owners of the recently released Nokia Lumia 920 might be a bit disappointed to learn that the Lumia 925 is the better-looking sibling. Same hardware, different design. What was Nokia thinking? Check out our full review of the Nokia Lumia 925 below to find out.

May 12, 2013

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Review

Earning the title of world’s thinnest smartphone in the market certainly gives the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra some attention. It’s an impressive feat but one that comes with a bit of a drawback. Read on and find out in our full review of the One Touch Idol Ultra.

April 08, 2013

Overnight with a 60-inch LG 60LA8600 Cinema 3D TV

We had a short but sweet time with LG’s newest line of Smart TVs over the week-end. A 60-inch 3D TV greeted us as we checked in at the Picasso Boutique last week-end. It came with a number of accessories that we can play around with.

March 31, 2013

Are we ready for Wearable Technology?

We’ve been so engrossed with smartphones, tablets and several other consumer technologies. In fact, some of current tech seems to be overkill already – such as 1080p displays on a 5-inchsmartphone and multi-core CPUs in which platforms aren’t even fully optimized for yet. As time goes, manufacturers look to other elements to perfect and now […]

March 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Samsung has probably one of the most number of tablets in the market. The line-up is so packed that it is split between two categories — the Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note 8.0 combines the best of both the Galaxy Tab brand and the Galaxy S brand. Why? Check out our […]

December 22, 2012

Apple iPad Mini Review

The iPad Mini is one of those more daring moves Apple has made recently. Despite its previous pronouncements that they won’t make any tablet smaller than 10 inches, they’ve now given up to the idea that a 7-inch could be the ideal size. Check our full review of the iPad Mini after the break.

November 23, 2012

Asus outs 450Mbps+1.3Gbps RT-AC66U Wireless Router

Asus Philippines announces their latest high-end router offering, the RT-AC66U. But don’t for one second think that this router is just your average networking device as this bad boy enables you to do more than connect multiple devices.

October 19, 2012

Universal McCann Social Media Research Wave 6

Universal McCann has released the Wave 6 report of its social media study in the Philippines. “The Business Of Social” report focuses on how social relationships affect brands and its consumers.

September 11, 2012

ASUS A46 Slimbook Review

ASUS Philippines is set to launch two notebook PCs which will sport an ultrabook body but with a slight difference in configuration. The firm sent us one of the two which is the ASUS A46 SlimBook. Let’s see how what this notebook is all about after the break.

August 09, 2012

Globe suffers interconnection issues with Sun

We received a public advisory from Globe Telecom earlier today stating that they are experiencing inter-connection problems with Sun Cellular.

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