21 November 2014


Get your FREE Ello invitation codes now!

Ello is a simple and clean social networking site that is being developed by visual artists and designers. It has minimalist design with black and white theme on its main graphical interface.The most notable thing about Ello is its commitment to deliver an ad-free [and will always be ad-free] social networking experience. Most of its users are photographers, fashionistas and graphic designers; however, this is open for all types of people who doesn't want to be bothered by advertisements popping up on their walls.

19 November 2014

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iOS 8.1.1 is now available via software update

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to improve performance and increase iOS 8.1 stability for your iPhone 4S and iPad 2. This update will also fix bugs found on iOS 8.1. Did you notice that unlike the previous iOS updates, this is the first time that an iOS update didn't show the summary or the change log of various bug fixes? It only shows the main feature of the update which on this particular release is to improve iOS 8.1 for iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

To download the update "over-the-air" or directly on your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

10 November 2014

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Swype is Appstore's App of the week! Get it NOW for FREE!

Swype is named App of the week in Appstore and it's going to be available for free for a limited time! Normally, Swype is priced $0.99 and for this week, you can download it free of charge!

06 November 2014

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MRT PH App- Turn your iPhone or Android phone into an MRT CCTV monitor.

Did you know that there is an app that can turn your smartphone into an MRT CCTV monitor? This app is called MRT PH. Using MRT PH app, you can view live video streams from different MRT Station's CCTV Cameras in real-time. You will also know when a station is crowded and you'll see how long the queues are in the ticketing and platform areas for both North-bound and South-bound stations.

02 November 2014

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Free Wi-Fi Hotspots for UP Campuses Now Available!

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently formalized its commitment to provide free connectivity and access points to all the constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System across the country.

30 October 2014

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SMART and GLOBE say iPhone 6 will be available on November 14, 2014!

Globe Telecom on Wednesday said it will be offering the much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Nov. 14, 2014. Interested buyers could now start pre-ordering the said smartphones via Globe Telecom iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-order PageSmart also announced that the said smartphones will also be available on the same date and its subscribers could pre-order beginning Friday, November 7 via Smart Communications Inc. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-order Page.

29 October 2014

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Spotify Top 10 Tracks for Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

25 October 2014

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Smart iPhone 6 pre-registration now up!

Yesterday, Globe Telecom opened a pre-registration page for interested subscribers who wish to purchase iPhone 6 and/or iPhone 6 Plus via Globe. Today, Smart Telecom opened their own microsite for Smart subscribers [and non-smart subscribers] who want to own the latest flagship model of iPhone on its official release in the Philippines probably this mid-November.

Unlike Globe, Smart did not immediately offer details on pricing and the date when it's going to be available in the Philippines. To pre-register, you are required to enter your full name, mobile number, e-mail address. If you're interested to get iPhone 6 or 6 Plus on Smart, register here.
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iRehistro, an internet-based Registration Project by COMELEC now started to roll out within Metro Manila

The Commission on Election recently launched iRehistro, an online facility that is designed  to ease the difficulties encountered by new and existing voters in processing their registrations to vote.
iRehistro is currently available to accommodate voters within Metropolitan Manila area but there are plans to eventually implement it nationwide.

24 October 2014

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Globe now opens pre-registration for iPhone 6! | Steps on how to pre-order iPhone 6 and 6 Plus via Globe Telecom PH

Today, Globe announces that they are now open for pre-ordering iPhone 6. Upon the official release of iPhone 6 in the Philippines which is believed to be on the mid week of November [based on iPhone 5S's release date last year], only those who pre-register will be given priority. If you are interested to pre-order and be one of the first iPhone 6 users in the Philippines via Globe, just visit Globe iPhone 6 Pre-Order page here.
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Spotify announces cheaper Premium Subscriptions for Families - Spotify Family

Spotify Family

Spotify, my personal choice of world's number one music streaming service which is now available in the Philippines in partnership with Globe Telecom, now offers Spotify Family

Spotify Family is a new feature which allows you to share your billing account to your family members while keeping your listening history, recommendations and playlists completely separate. You can share your Premium membership to up to four family members so this move from Spotify makes a genuine way of sharing your account to your family. 

23 October 2014

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Introducing PhotoMath - An app that solves Math Equations using your Smartphone's Camera

This may sound unusual to our non-techie friends and readers out there but the app that reads printed mathematical equations and solves it in real time really does exist! This app is called PhotoMath.

Microblink, the team behind this app launched PhotoMath this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in Europe.

MicroBlink is a text recognition technology company that has been developing a powerful engine for mobile phone cameras for the past two years. The startup is in the business of selling its core technology to companies who might find it useful.

22 October 2014

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Download Bible App for Kids- a significant religious app for Christian Kids

The Bible App for Kids is one of the most significant religious apps not only for kids but for grown ups as well. This app will help you teach your kids or your little siblings the basic Christian doctrines and bible stories about Jesus, our gift of eternal life, and many lessons God teaches us.

21 October 2014

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iOS 8.1 is now available for download.

Today, Apple seeded iOS 8.1 and is now available for download. There are two ways you can download the software update: via over-the-air (OTA) update or via iTunes. To download over-the-air, just go to Settings > General > Software Update. You will be required to free up some space [at least 1.6GB for iPhone 5C] of your compatible iOS device's storage while if you update via iTunes, you will only be required 86.6 MB [the actual size of the software] to update.

19 October 2014

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Best Mathematics Apps for students taking up Engineering and B.S. Math | Part 2 (Khan Academy Calculus App)

This is the second part of the blog I posted about my personal choice of best Mathematics apps for students taking up Engineering and B.S. Math courses.

During my college days, Calculus is one of the hardest subjects that I have ever encountered. Good thing our Calculus instructors were so bright that they were able to explain the principles effectively, so I passed my Calculus subjects and learned so much about it.

Our students of this generation are lucky because there are plenty of apps and online resources that could help them study Calculus even if they're away from their instructors. Add these apps to their books and notes, they can now study anywhere at their most convenient time.

18 October 2014

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Apple announced iOS 8.1. Get ready for iOS 8's first major update!

During the iPad media event which was held just yesterday, Apple disclosed a few interesting details about iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8 since it was launched last month. 

[Image via The Verge]

16 October 2014

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Apple "accidentally leaked" iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 ahead of its official launch!

Apple is expected to announce its new iPad Air and iPad Mini models in October 17,2014 (Philippine Time) or October 16, 2014 (Cupertino Time) but before the official launch [tomorrow], Apple accidentally revealed the next iPad models via an e-book called iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 in the iTunes Store.

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Facebook now lets you comment with Stickers!

When I opened Facebook this morning, I noticed that there is now a feature that will let users to post Facebook Stickers as comments. This is another interesting feature that will give Facebook users a great social networking experience.

13 October 2014

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Best Mathematics apps for students taking up Engineering and B.S. Math | Part 1

On this post, I am going to highlight one of the many ways on how to use your smartphone in a very productive way: its use as an educational tool to improve your proficiency in Mathematics.

Mobile devices can be used to help you practice foundational math skills and build your math fluency using various apps that are free to download. Below I have listed my favorite Mathematics apps that can also be useful to you if you are a student of any Engineering Courses or B.S. Mathematics.


11 October 2014

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Useful apps that a Civil Engineering Student should have | Part 2 (Hydraulics)

This is the second part of the list of useful apps for Civil Engineering students. I hope you enjoyed the first part.

Compare Flow App
Compare Flow Hydraulics app for Civil Engineers
This app will help you compare flow capacities between pipes and culverts of different sizes and sections such as circular, arch, elliptical and box. It uses Manning's Formula for evaluating pipe capacity. You can also use individual pipe type options if you want to determine the flow capacity of a single pipe. Compare Flow App is owned by American Concrete Pipe Association and developed by iENGINEERING Corporation.

Download Compare Flow from Appstore
Download Compare Flow from Google Play

10 October 2014


Useful apps that a Civil Engineering Student should have | Part 1

Apps for Structural Civil Engineers
With the rapid advancement in technology, it is apparent that the way of studying one's course or program is no longer limited to the traditional paperbacks as references. Today, numerous e-books and apps are already available in digital stores [online] to extend the way students acquire knowledge in relation to the programs or courses that they are pursuing.

04 October 2014

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How to install third-party keyboard in iOS 8?

Aside from Apple's Quicktype and iOS 8's ability to display widgets at the notification center, another new iOS 8 feature that I love is its support for third-party custom keyboards. Although Android has this feature for ages already, iOS 8 users can now install third party keyboards on their compatible devices without the need to jailbreak it.

Before you actually try a new keyboard for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you'll need to go through a very easy setup process. Just follow the steps below.

1. Download a keyboard from the App Store

02 October 2014


How to hail taxi cab in the Philippines using a mobile app?

When I rode a taxi this morning, I saw this poster placed at the back of the driver's seat.

This poster shows how to use the app called Easy Taxi, a mobile app which offers a convenient way for users to virtually hail a taxi to take them to their destination.

I am just happy to know that such service is already operational here in the Philippines. This taxi-booking/hailing application is very helpful to avoid taxi-related crimes and it can help improve the country's transportation system in general.

29 September 2014

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Ello, a social network called "Anti-Facebook" is now up for public use!

Have you heard of Ello yet? Probably by reading this blog, you already have an idea what Ello is all about.

What is Ello?
Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. It was originally built as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that the creator built a public version of it for everyone to use.

27 September 2014

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SMART Communications gives its subscribers free mobile internet every day for two months.

Did you know that Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) together with Talk ‘N Text (TNT) and Sun Cellular (Sun) announced on Friday, September 26, 2014, that they will start providing free Internet access to its prepaid subscribers? Well, this is a special offer for almost 66 million subscribers of Smart, Talk 'N Text and Sun Cellular. But the free daily internet access is limited to 30 MB. According to Smart's Frequently Asked Questions, 30MB is enough to do ALL of these: post an average of 20 social media status with photos, 50 web pages loads, 20 plain emails and 15 minutes of music streaming.

 MVP's tweet with hashtag #SmartFREEInternet

26 September 2014


iOS 8.0.2 is now available for download to fix known bugs in iOS 8.0.1

For "early birds" who already have their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ahead of its official release here in the Philippines, they must have experienced loss of cellular service and the use of Touch ID in iOS 8.0.1. As an iPhone 5C user, i didn't experienced such bugs but there are two things that I noticed on iOS 8.0.1 in my phone: some apps crashing after launch and the weak data transfer rate  when connected to Wifi.

Today, Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix those bugs. Aside from the bug fixes to iPhone 6 and 6Plus' cellular service and touch ID bugs, here is a list of bug fixes and improvements indicated in the software update:

24 September 2014

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Globe International Store in Milan, Italy is now open for business.

Globe Telecom opens its first international retail store in Milan, Italy to serve more Filipinos who are working and living overseas.

The Globe International Store in Milan is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, offering a variety of telecoms services such as the Globe local Italy SIM with the best call and text rate and prepaid load cards in various denominations.

For the whole month of September to celebrate its inauguration month, it will offer freebies and discounts to customers when they avail of the local Italy SIM and other Globe services.

23 September 2014

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iCloud Drive for Windows now available for download. Mac OS users need to wait until the release of Yosemite.

When Apple introduced iOS 8 to the developers during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, it also introduced the updated iCloud for Windows which is in the form of an executable software application just like Dropbox and Google Drive.  iCloud Drive for Windows brings direct iCloud drive access and sync features on your Windows computer. You can directly view and modify the files stored on your iCloud account using the iCloud Drive. While iOS and Windows users  can now enjoy iCloud Drive features, Mac users need to wait until the release of Mac OS X Yosemite possibly this October 2014.

20 September 2014

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Kimstore Announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Prices - Netizens react using funny memes.

Image courtesy of www.facebook.com/kimstorePH
Kimstore is one of the trusted Pinoy online gadget stores which offers the lowest prices in gadgets and other techies' stuff. Compared to other popular online Pinoy gadget stores such as WidgetCity and The Gadget Hub, Kimstore still gives the lowest prices to beat the competitors. Kim Lato, the person behind Kimstore has received several awards already: she was given an award by GoNegosyo called GoNegosyo YoungSTARpreneur 2011 and her online store was awarded the most successful online shop in Multiply.com. These awards are validations that Kim is a trusted online entrepreneur and these are some of the numerous reasons why Kimstore's Official Facebook Page has reached almost 470,000 likes.

18 September 2014

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Apple Releases iOS 8 Today! | Things you need to consider before downloading the update.

Finally, after three months of developer testing, the wait is finally over. Today September 17 PDT/September 18 PHT, two days before the release of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple releases iOS 8 to the public and is now available for download for the following compatible iDevices:
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPod Touch 5G

Get a Free ZTE Mobile Wifi Worth 2000 pesos at PC Express MOA 3-Day Sale on September 19 to 21, 2004

PC Express Mall of Asia is holding a 3-Day Sale starting tomorrow, September 19 to September 21, 2014.

If you're the first 20 buyers of any brand of laptop worth 20,000php, you'll get a FREE ZTE MOBILE WIFI Worth 2,000php!

Take advantage of this 3-day sale and get the best deals on gadgets and other tech stuff sold at PC Express Mall of Asia.


You can contact the store using the following numbers and email addresses:

14 September 2014

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Full Technical Specifications

Upon the announcement of new iPhone models on September 9 PST, some of you might be curious about the complete specifications of the latest smartphones of Apple.

Take a look at the full technical specifications of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus listed in the following tables to compare the two iPhone models.

13 September 2014


iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 | Apple Products 2014

Apple's September 2014 Event wows Apple fans and tech bloggers for the unveilment of its latest products and services: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.

iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the latest additions to Apple's line up of  iPhones and these are the game changers to the big screen niche in smartphone competition. The unveilment of these smartphones confirmed some of the rumored iPhone 6 specs which was mentioned on this blog two months ago.
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Apple Watch Features and Designs | Apple Product 2014

As Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on its September 2014 Keynote, it also announced its first smartwatch called Apple Watch.

"Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created," Apple chief executive Tim Cook said while announcing the anticipated wearable device.

If you're one of the techie fashionistas out there, you may not want to miss having an Apple smartwatch for your daily fashion/get up. It wasn't just made for fashion. Apple Watch has great features which will act as an extension of your iOS 8 device:

06 September 2014


Billboard Chart official app for iOS

If you want to get an updated list of the top 100 tracks in Billboard Charts from different music genres, you must have this app installed on your iOS device.



03 September 2014


List of Most Streamed Tracks in Spotify

Take a look at the list of the most streamed music in Spotify! "Prayer in C - Robin Schulz Radio Edit" by Lilly Wood and The Prick is my favorite. Is your favorite track listed below?

List of most streamed tracks in Spotify based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 25 to Sunday August 31 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


1. Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" (Epic Records)
2. Ariana Grande, "Break Free" (Republic Records)

30 August 2014


How to get free unlimited LTE internet connection on your iPhone and Android Phone?

I saw a thread in symbianize.com forum where a member posted steps on how to bug Smart LTE sim and take advantage of the free Smart LTE internet connection. I haven't tried it yet but many feedbacks coming from different subscribers claim that the trick really works.

To do this, you need a Smart LTE SIM, 50php load and a smartphone (i.e.  iPhone or Android phone).

Apple confirmed event on September 9, 2014! Announcement of iOS 8 public release date is expected.

Apple confirmed the rumored media event on September 9, 2014. In the beginning of this month, it has been rumored on numerous tech blog sites that Apple is going to conduct a media event for the launching of the upcoming iPhone 6 which is larger than the screen sizes of the most recent iPhone models: iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. On this event, Apple is also going to announce the release date of iOS 8 which is expected to be released one week after the event. There is a possibility that Apple will also announce their version of wearable gadget which is a smartwatch. Currently, this rumored smartwatch by Apple is dubbed iWatch by most of the tech bloggers and it's going to be running iOS 8 with deep integration to your iPhone using the Health Kit app.

What do you feel about the upcoming event?

25 August 2014


How to link BPI My e-Prepaid Mastercard® to iTunes and Appstore?

On this tutorial, I will walk you through the process of adding your BPI My e-Prepaid MasterCard® to your Appstore and iTunes account directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Make sure you are connected to the internet to do this.

1. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store.