Thursday, August 30, 2007

New iMac arrives in the Technews Lab

We got it working and connected to the Internet in less than three (3) minutes.

Fresh from the box. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous 20-inch widescreen display encased in elegant aluminum and glass enclosure. This new iMac features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a new, ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard, built-in iSight® video camera for video conferencing and iLife® ’08, making it the ultimate digital lifestyle desktop computer for both consumers and professionals.

Go Play: Nokia unveils four devices

Alongside the introduction of Ovi, the door to Nokia's new Internet services, Nokia unveiled four new mobile devices specifically optimized for entertainment, music and games at the Go Play events in Singapore and London.

Each device offers dedicated music or gaming keys, expanded memory, large screens and extended battery performance to provide quick and easy access to entertainment content.


Ovi, meaning 'door' in Finnish, enables consumers to easily access their existing social network, communities and content, as well as acting as a gateway to Nokia services.

As part of Ovi, Nokia announced the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage, two services that make it easy for people to discover, try and buy music and games from a blockbuster range of artists and publishers, including exclusive content only available through Nokia. Also under the Ovi umbrella is Nokia Maps, a navigation service that offers maps, city guides and more directly to compatible mobile devices. Nokia aims to bring more Internet based services to Ovi in the coming months.

Below are the new phones launched by Nokia.

source: Nokia

Nokia N95 8GB: bigger screen, massive memory

With all the key features of Nokia N95, including a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and 2-way slide, the Nokia N95 8GB now offers up to eight gigabytes of built-in memory. The N95 8GB also boasts a new luminous 2.8″ QVGA display - one of the largest ever for a multimedia computer - so that watching videos, browsing the Internet or viewing maps is easy. With its expanded memory, the N95 8GB offers up to 20 hours of video or up to 6000 songs.

Nokia N81 and Nokia N81 8GB: Entertainment made simple

With dedicated music and gaming keys, 3.5 mm headphone connector and 3G and WLAN connectivity, the Nokia N81 multimedia computer is a true mobile entertainment powerhouse. With a sleek, polished surface and keys that light up when you activate them, accessing content on the 3D multimedia menu is fast and intuitive. It is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service.

Nokia 5310 XpressMusic - Small in size, big on music

With a sleek aluminium finish and at only 9.9mm thick and weighing less than 71 grams, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic fits comfortably in a pocket or purse. It offers up to 18 hours of music playback, memory for up to 3,000 songs on an optional 4GB microSD card and dedicated music keys. With a 2-megapixel camera and a 2-inch QVGA screen with up to 16 million colors.

Nokia 5610 XpressMusic - Edgy design, sharp sound

The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic is equipped with Music Slider key for music access. It features an aluminum side panels accent the all-black high gloss finish and 2.2-inch, 16 million color display. The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic offers up to 22 hours of music playback and memory with capacity for 3,000 songs on an optional 4GB microSD card. It also features a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. It uses 3G technology. The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Jane and Pia of Net Ship Management Inc.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bayan Span

Badong tries the 'landline na mobile' of Bayantel at the MB parking lot.

The Wireless landline service of BayanTel is now being sold like taho and balot. The ambulant wireless landline vendor said that SPAN users can make unlimited landline calls from within and outside their house. Ramir Medino of MB IT Department however, said that in Pasig, subscribers have to go out of their houses in order to make a decent call.

The SPAN phone is as big as a regular mobile phone. It also has the features of the standard mobile phone such as phone directory, caller ID, stopwatch, timer, call logs, and others. The service also allows text messaging. You can send a text to any SPAN users, as well as existing users of other mobile services.

BayanTel SPAN now covers the whole of Metro Manila and the key cities nationwide, the vendor claimed.

Fake 50 Yuan

A money changer in Beijing gave me this fake 50 Yuan

Globe Broadband doubles the speed at the same price

Photo shows Alette Tabingo, PR Consultant; Mon Pineda, Head of Consumer Broadband Group; Jones Campos, Head of PR; Menchie Cruz, Head CorpComm Globe Telecom at the launch of new Globe Broadband services.

Wired Globe Broadband Plans
up to 1.5 mbps Internet Only P995
up to 3 mbps Internet Only P1,995
up to 384 kpbs Internet + Landline P995
up to 1 mbps Internet + Landline P1,295
up to 2 mbps Internet + Lnadline P1,995

Wireless Globe Broandband Plans
up to 512 kbps Internet only P995
up to 512 kbps Internet + Landline P1,295

Globe broadband relaunch

Globe Broadband brings internet access to every Filipino

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fake phones

NOKLA N73 and N87, VEPTU phones, O3 and Samxing W850i -- made in China phones.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Motorola S9 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

The S9 is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled stereo music phones and with iPod players equipped with the TEN Technology naviPlay Bluetooth Stereo Adapter for iPod.

The S9 has a sleek, behind-the-head style with up to six hours of play from a single charge.

my VEPTU from China

You read it right, the photo shows VEPTU, the fake VERTU from China. I bought it in China last year but got only the chance to play with it now when ABS-CBN called because they heard that I have the NOKLA, NOKIR and SAMXING phones. Aside from the fake phones mentioned above, we also have fake Sony Ericsson W850i and fake O2 phones called O3.

These are cheap phones for cheap people! Cheap not only for their price (all phones mentioned above are below 10K), but also for their quality.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A card that claims to protect non-contact IC cards from skimming

Wow Magic Concerto

Completely wireless and rechargeable Karaoke system, More than 30 different genre song chips are available, 10 song chip slots, USB interface and external wired microphone. Review is coming out on Monday in the Technews Section of the Manila Bulletin. Reviewed by Blogorama columnist Annalyn Jusay

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fake iPhone and cracked iPhone

My source in China informed me that they could provide me with samples of fake iPhone units. He said that the "poor man's iPhone" has really stood up to its name as it was poorly manufactured, poorly designed and poorly developed. It's a dual SIM phone like many Made in China phones.

I was also informed that they have a working unit of cracked iPhone, meaning they have an "open line" unit. He said that there's a risk of converting my iPhone into a paper weight should the process of cracking it go wrong. I told him to email me how to do it... it's worth the risk.

What a fine day

After all the rain, it's lovely to see the sun shine.

"Sent via BlackBerry from Smart"

Friday, August 17, 2007

Boomwave Diablo Spectrum

"In a time where identity is cause for prejudice, and individuality is sacrificed to the mind-numbing power of the Gods of Generic, new champions will emerge, bearing with them hope for an increasingly faceless world. Behold the Boomwave Diablo Spectrum, the Chorus of Colours, the Host of Hues, the Palette of Paradigms, a motley crew of unlikely heroes imbued with potent personalities, colourful characteristics and rock-star attitudes Brought together by their passion for the outrageous, this new breed of Boomwaves strive to breach the Castle of Conformity, defeat the devilish Dukes of Dull, and save the world from the Carnival of Convention. And having a heckuva time doing it.

Now you can party on with the sleek, sexy and sensational stylings of the Boomwave Diablo Spectrum. Choose a colour that rocks your world and defines who you are, then turn up the volume, get your groove on, and party like there's no tomorrow." --

The Boomwave Diablo Spectrum, particularly Matadork is now in the Technews Lab courtesy of Axis Distribution, Inc.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Have you plugged into the Sun lately?

Solio, is a universal hybrid charger. It can accept power from either the wall socket or the Sun and storing this energy within its internal rechargeable battery. You can charge this charger at home or office and bring it along with you. It can be used in all kinds of gadgets. It can hold its charge for up to a year

The Solio universal hybrid charger is available at Axis Distribution, Inc., Tel. No. 637-9991 to 95

The hybrid charger... folded and "at rest"

Mobile Emergency Charger

A mobile emergency charger on sale at the Systems Integration Philippines 2007 at the World Trade Center. A double A (AA) battery can give you 30 minutes of extra talk time as claimed by the salesperson.

Iris Recognition System

The Iris Recognition system of Panasonic is a non-contact entry/exit control, high security biometric technology. It has a high speed capture engine that obtains recognition in 0.3 seconds. It has a dual-mirror configuration making eye alignment easy. A distance guide indicator as well a voice guidance system informs the user of proper iris capture distance. It has a false acceptance of only 1 in 1.2 million.

World's largest plasma TV

The TH-103PF9UK is the world's largest high definition plasma display. On exhibit until August 18, 2007 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. “Panasonic's 103-inch display represents the pinnacle of our achievement which truly redefines the level of ultimate home entertainment available for our most demanding consumers. We created it because, as worldwide sales of Plasma TVs continues to rise, the market is seeking bigger displays on which people can experience the High Definition lifestyle," says Hiroki Miyaji, General Manager of Panasonic Philippines.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cellphone becomes green

A tri-band phone with 3G support. Built-in 1.3megapixel camera, mini-SD, MP3-3GP-MP4 support, voice and video recording. Bluetooth.

It comes with a mini-solar panel for charging :).

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Spending time with my Creator

... at Carmelite Monastery Chapel in San Pablo Laguna.

Inside the chapel.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Saturday, August 11, 2007

CD Doctor

CD and DVD repair device

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Nokia 7500 Prism

Unveiled in a fashion show in China last month. It has a unique geometric design with diamond shaped keys and comes in black or white. It features a 2-megapixel camera with a 240x360 16.7 million color display. It has a DVD quality video playback, MP3 and WMA support, FM radio, 30MB internal memory and comes with a 512MB Micro SD memory card.

The Prism is a triband phone with EDGE and GPRS. It also supports bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0. This is a phone that will appeal to trendsetters and those who like to be a little different :).

The box contains black and pink lining, charger, black pouch, user manual...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

HP launches new design-savvy notebooks

In a hip party at the upscale Mezze restaurant in Greenbelt 2, Makati, HP introduced a new range of stylish mobile computing devices designed to connect users whereever they are. The event highlighted the latest HP Imprint patterns, featured on all new HP notebooks, which offer a new dimension in industrial design that are as elegantly stylish as they are tough and durable.

The new HP notebooks with HP Imprint patterns on display at the Mezze restaurant

HP Pavilion TX1000 Entertainment Notebook PC

Work and play wherever you go with the HP Pavilion tx1000 series Entertainment Notebook PC. HP’s first ultra-portable Pavilion notebook provides a new “twist” on mobility with an optional touchscreen that can be turned 180° and flatten into a slate to capture hand-written notes and drawings. The tx1000 delivers the convergence of powerful mobile computing and digital entertainment with the latest mobile processors and exciting new QuickPlay features.

Weighing in at less than 4 pounds, the HP Pavilion TX1000 is designed for mobility. With its smooth, high-gloss coating and a unique inlaid pattern, the HP Imprint finish offers style and greater durability and improved scratch resistance compared to traditional painted surfaces. The screen swivels around for viewing in tight spaces – like your airline seat – and can be controlled with the included HP Mini Remote Control.

Idea to ni Kris

A bday cake from Jollibee

Thanks Stratworks

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Free Interne Access

Free Internet courtesy of Smart Bro at Cebu International Airport, the connection however is very slow.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Shrine of Lapu Lapu - Mactan Island

An accident in Cebu

Recless driving is not an exclusive trait of Metro Manila drivers

The guardian of the Fort

Fort San Pedro

Marcelo Fernan Bridge

Basilica del Santo Nino

This Cross of Tindalo wood encases the original cross planted by Magellan on this very site on April 21, 1521.

Magellan's Cross