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October 31, 2012
Finnish phone maker Nokia announced that it will start shipping Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 to retail outlets in selected countries this week. AT&T will carry both Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 while Verizon Wireless will sell the newly announced Lumia 822. T-Mobile on the other hand will offer the Lumia 810. Nokia will ship its phones to those three carriers and in stores in November.
There’s definitely no stopping with Google. Just yesterday, Google announced that the October 29 New York event is cancelled due to strong hurricane Sandy that brought heavy rainfall and the said Android event will be pushed through some other time. But instead of a fun gala launch, Google preferred to let the public know its array of new devices through its official blog.
October 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Google still retains the name Jelly Bean on its new software Android 4.2. It’s not so long ago when Samsung and Motorola, to name a few, decided to upgrade its phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And now Google introduces an update of its Android family, taking it a notch higher than its predecessor.
October 29, 2012
October 29, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Microsoft is set to unveil Windows Phone 8 three days after Windows 8 operating system is released. October 29 is “the day” for software giant to impress audience with its own version of smartphone as Microsoft is trying to keep up with the smartphone game. This next generation of smartphone operating system has captured the imagination of many people, asking if how will it be when compared side-by-side with dominating smartphone operating system like Android and iOS. What can we expect from Windows Phone 8?
Leading wireless service provider in the Philippines, Smart Inc. introduces a new pre-paid package for Smart Bro plug-it users to cater more options among its loyal subscribers. Smart Bro USB stick modem allows wireless connection on the go for those budget-conscious consumers.
Microsoft takes pride on its newest version of operating system, the Windows 8. It promises a whole new windows experience like you’ve never had before. Windows 8 is a touchscreen-centric software but still allows user to navigate windows in the traditional way. Few critics have gush about Windows 8 being a not-so-friendly OS. Even long time window users will find it hard to navigate Windows 8, as one tech critic said. And in line with Windows 8 released on the market, Google is taking matters on its own to assist Googlers in setting up Google Search app and Chrome browser on Windows 8.
October 28, 2012
October 28, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
October is something big for many tech giants. Just few days ago, Apple unveiled couple of devices on its new family generation in a New York event. And a day from now, tech bloggers and media men supposed to hit again the busy New York streets to cover another headliner — Google’s big October 29 event. Well, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Google just declared that it is cancelling the said event. It might be sort of a de ja vu, but Google also delayed last year’s Galaxy Nexus launch as a respect to the late Steve Jobs. So what are we supposed to expect with the cancelled event?
October 27, 2012
October 27, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Microsoft Corporation may have trudge a tougher road these past few years but the software giant is not giving up. First unveiled in June, Microsoft Surface promises a new Windows experience. And just today Microsoft announced its availability at all Microsoft retail, holiday and online stores in United States and Canada. If you’re one of those Microsoft fan outside U.S and Canada, no worries.Microsoft Surface will also be available online at Microsoft Store in Australia, China, France, Germany and United Kingdom. For those in China and Hongkong, it will be available at Suning Appliance.
October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 | Posted by Chris Abalo
The 14-inch G series G46VW gaming notebook released by ASUS — a powerful gaming performance in an ultra mobile form. We can finally enjoy each game we played without failing the application. The G46VW is loaded with enthusiast-grade hardware and focused on game features.
Finally Apple Inc. has shown anything but little (as far as hardware is concerned) during a media event in San Jose, California. Apple didn’t just introduced one device during the said event but a couple more, to be exact; five new devices debuted in one of the biggest event this year. And indeed iPad mini does exist. As Apple wrote on their official website, the iPad mini is a whole package in a smaller package.
October 23, 2012
October 23, 2012 | Posted by Chris Abalo
Some iPhone 5 users are quite disappointed with its performance. We have been hearing reviews about the Wi-Fi issue, the capturing of image under the sunlight, and especially the Apple Maps that even the CEO of Apple “Tim Cook”apologized.
When it comes to marketing its products, I would give the crown to Apple Inc. No other company can create such fuss like Apple does when they have something new on their sleeves. Just this year, rumors are all over months prior to the device’s actual launch date. Leaking info and photos even make the consumers a little more curious and interested. I bet that’s the Apple way.
October 22, 2012
October 22, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
The recently acquired Google-company hasn’t been known yet for being very timely when it comes to updating their devices with Android software updates. And seems like they’re keeping their word when newly reinstated Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside promised, a month ago, that most Motorola handsets that are released in 2012 will be updated to Jelly Bean and for devices that don’t get updated before the year ends will come with a bonus — $100.
October 20, 2012
October 20, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Samsung and Google collaborated to come up with a computer which is browser-based. It runs on Google’s Chrome operating system which obviously would rely on web-based apps like Gmail, Google Docs and Google Drive. Google aims to redefine how computers should work. Since most users spend more time online rather than doing offline task, it’s just more reasonable to create a computer which allows you to do almost everything via the Web at an affordable price, of course.
Ashton Kutcher ousted Charlie Sheen on CBS hit series Two and a Half Men and even on Forbes’ list. Sheen topped the highest-paid tv actors last year. Now that he’s left the hit sitcom, he’s also nowhere to be found on the list. Kutcher now is leading the pack of Forbes’ Highest-Paid TV Actors for May 2011-May 2012. This bankable pretty boy seems to have the best of worlds—with a budding love affair with Esquire magazine's sexiest woman alive— Mila Kunis and a fat pay check to boot.
Sony already made an announcement about the Jelly Bean update for their latest model of Xperia. The Xperia T, Xperia TX and the Xperia V will begin to receive the Jelly Bean update starting on February 2013. Sony is focusing the update more of their latest devices since it will be in demand than the older ones.
October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Samsung S3 handsets will finally get to taste Google’s newest Android OS – the Jelly Bean. After its successful opening roll out in Poland and a few days after the unveiling of the mini version of S3 in Germany, UK Samsung S3 users can update to Jelly Bean within weeks no matter what network they’re in. UK network Three took to Twitter to announce the good news, tweeting “#ThreeSoftwareUpdate Jelly Bean has arrived for #GalaxySIII users.”
Google has been very careful in storing their data. However, for the very first time, Google opens the door to its secret world where it houses huge servers for all their data. You can either browse through beautifully captured photos of Google’s data centers or take a virtual tour on a video posted on YouTube or using Google’s very own Streetview. It is a big world indeed.
On October 4, Acer announced the Iconia W700 tablet PC will be available in the US market. This would be Acer’s first Windows 8-based tablet PC in the US. The W700P is a high-performance mobile PC in a tablet form, features a versatile, portable design that delivers a first-rate touch and typing experience.
October 18, 2012
October 18, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
So it’s not all about the free gourmet meals, there’s more to that! Search giant Google has been hailed for several years as one of the best companies to work for. According to rumors, Google apparently receives 150,000 CV’s everyday for aspiring software engineers and staff. And with a recent report released by Glassdoor, resumes will surely flood in Googleplex as it tops the list of highest-paid software engineers for 2012.
October 17, 2012
October 17, 2012 | Posted by Chris Abalo
The most awaited event in October for Apple fans and tablet users is coming. Apple already sent invites for the big event on October 23, where we expect the official announcement of the iPad Mini. The invitation has a banner that says, "We've got a little more to show you." which clearly talks about the new iPad Mini.
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There’s no stopping the “Fifty Shades of Grey” fever from affecting just about everyone in the planet today. Recently, the phenomenal, if not controversial novels have caught the attention of the Philippine crowd and even movie stars here are now hooked on the complex love story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Devices turn into mini these days. Beats, leading maker of audio devices, unveiled its tiny compact speaker today and they called it the Beats Pill. The name says it all but it’s more than just your baby speaker on the go. Beats being founded by famous record producer Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, produces high quality audio devices. And today they have just made another awesome device to add on their coveted Beats collection.
Microsoft already confirmed the pricing of their Surface Tablet and will set to go on sale on October 26. The Microsoft Surface Tablet with Windows RT is now available for pre-order starting at $499 without a Black Touch Cover — expect shipment within 3 weeks.
October 16, 2012
October 16, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
It seems like YouTube is also doing its spring cleaning like Facebook and parent company Google. In an effort to boost the time users spend on Youtube, videos that are watched longer by viewers will rise in search ranking. “Less clicking, more watching” – that’s how YouTube determines who gets the top spot.
In preparation of the busy holiday shopping season, Nintendo decided to drop the price of its older Wii console to a suggested retail price $129.99. The package will be broadly available in the U.S. this October 28, which includes a black Wii console and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are on a single game disc.
October 14, 2012
October 14, 2012 | Posted by Chris Abalo
Few days ago, Samsung unveiled their Galaxy S3 Mini to put a fight with the Apple iPhone 5. Hearing with so many issues of iPhone 5 may affect its sales and consumers might go with another brand. Well, Samsung Galaxy S3 is now very handy like iPhone 5, can this be the key to beat the iPhone 5? Will the gadget size matter?
Cupertino giant- Apple has been recently visiting courts to condemn companies who allegedly copy their ideas. The US jury even awarded them a billion dollars for damages. But just like the good old saying “what goes around comes around”, Apple in turn pays up for copying an idea. I bet it’s what we call in layman’s term—KARMA!
October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Tech world was never as messy as this. Patent war is the latest trend. I bet you've heard of Samsung and Apple feud. Oh well, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Tech companies aren't just busy innovating devices but they’re also busy filing lawsuits to one another. Last Wednesday, these tech giants gathered around and sat down to talk about peace and to iron things out.
Samsung already unveiled their modified Galaxy S3 which they called “Galaxy S3 Mini”. It is really amazing how Samsung made their devices so quickly. I believe Samsung is the fastest company in terms of production of devices. Just a few months ago, Samsung released their new flagship in smartphone the Galaxy S3 to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5.
October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Google’s Nexus 7 is perhaps the best tablet you can grab at a reasonable price of $199. And now Google is rolling out another update to its famous tablet. If you think you’re stuck with its portrait screen, then celebrate coz you can now switch your Nexus 7 screen to Landscape mode. Some Nexus 7 owners already received the 4.1.2 update on their tablets which lets their screen rotate to landscape mode.
October 9, 2012
October 9, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Maybe American Idol is just so desperate to get higher ratings that they allowed Minaj on the judges' panel knowing Mariah isn’t so into her. If these two singers can’t be the best of friends, it would just be easy for AI to come up with stories to spice up their show. Or perhaps AI producers just plainly love staring Nicki Minaj on screen with her assorted collection of wigs that’s why they decided to tie her up with the other Idol judges.
October 6, 2012
October 6, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
The Tech community is commemorating Steve Jobs’ contribution to the evolution of modern computers and even technology itself on his 1st death anniversary. Apple Inc., which was co-founded by Steve Jobs, had been recently hailed as the most valuable company through its notable innovations which consumers warmly embraces as shown in market shares. Well, so much for the wonders of Apple and Steve Jobs. This new invention might leave you an impression that indeed the late Great Jobs has left a handful of geniuses and even weird thinkers to run the techno world.
It’s official! Facebook Inc., CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his wall that they have just signed up the 1 billionth user of Facebook, reaching historic milestone. Facebook started out as a door room project in February 2004 while founder Mark Zuckerberg,who was then 23, was studying Psychology at Harvard University. Before Facebook, Zuckerberg had developed number of social-networking websites for fellow Harvard students.
October 4, 2012
October 4, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Without a doubt, Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the successful flagships of Korean giant Samsung. And now they might be resizing the Galaxy S3 as shown on invitations sent out by Samsung Germany. The said invite is in German and when translated into English it says, “So big can be small and so small can be big” and “Get ready for a little sensation” with the flagship logo letter “S” for Galaxy S series on the background.
October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
The 18-year-old singer Justin Bieber throws up on stage, not just once but twice, while performing in front of his audience in Glendale, Arizona. Selena’s beau seems fine not until his Out of Town Girl song number. Bieber danced gracefully and took the center stage with his back up dancers while girls screamed and giggled on their seats. And after he bustled up stairs with his back-up dancers, he then turned his back, bent over and started throwing up.
October 2, 2012
October 2, 2012 | Posted by Chris Abalo
We are quite disappointed on the newly released iPhone 5. Not to mention the Apple Maps that even the CEO of Apple company ‘Tim Cook’ apologized for the faulty maps on the new smartphone. Well, let’s move on and focus with the upcoming iPad Mini.
Since Korea tech giant Samsung is widely popular in Europe and seems like US is less likely appealing to them due to series of lawsuit battle with Apple, it is releasing is super-sized smartphone right in UK today. Samsung opens the month of October with a bang as its Samsung Galaxy Note II hit the shelves in UK under three carriers – Three UK, O2 and Vodafone. But only Three has made it official with a press release.
October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012 | Posted by Annabella Abalo
Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is taking another leap in its platform amidst questions of credibility from advertisers. Facebook has gone through the ups and even to the lowest downs in terms of market value and critics have even wondered if Facebook can stand still through the years. Well, if you got 945 million avid users of your site, that alone can make you work really hard to offer new service and keep all of them for years to come.