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Product Launch – BenQ GW Series VA LED Monitor

BenQ GW 2250 VA LED

On September 13th, I was at the Torch Restaurant in San Juan for the launch of BenQ GW Series VA LED monitors. Now, I’m not really into such technology because I’m a laptop person. I only get to use a desktop and LED monitors in my previous job where i only deal with tons of spreadsheets, slideshows, reports, documents, so I never really bothered about this technology thinking they’re all just the same. Obviously I’m basing this point of view from experience and my understanding is that it only makes a difference when it comes to size, screen size, I mean. I have to admit though that there’s a nagging feeling that I need one because I now work from home as a freelance content writer for an Australian financial company. I think having a computer monitor would give me that office vibe and keep me focused on work. But ...

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Bankers Online Facebook App Help Us Talk to BPI Easily

BPI Bankers Online App Landing Page

Talking to the bank about money matters can be intimidating. I personally found it challenging to talk to bank staff even when inquiring about opening an account. I’m sure it’s a lot scary to ask about various products and services. But with the power of the Internet, I can get some information at the comfort of my home. Unfortunately though, that information can sometimes be outdated or irrelevant to my situation. Now BPI is making sure that everybody gets accurate, relevant information through Bankers Online Facebook App. At the recent unveiling of this new service, I learned that BPI recognizes the fact that people, Filipinos in particular, finds it hard to talk to bank personnel. Tapping on this understanding of social behavior, the financial institution is using technology where almost every Filipino has access on – Facebook. Using the Bankers Online Facebook App, anybody can ask just about anything relevant ...

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Bogus 2012 London Olympics Ticket Site Monitored by Trend Micro

London Olympics 2012

With the London Olympics craze, cybercriminals has decided to cash in on it. Global cloud security leader Trend Micro Incorporated successfully monitored bogus 2012 London Olympics ticket site. The anti-virus software maker  warns the public about a phishing website that claims to sell 2012 London Olympics tickets on Facebook. This was spotted earlier this week. The site liveolympictickets.com mimics the official site of the 2012 London Olympics. Once a user clicks on the link from his Facebook wall, he is redirected to this phishing site where he is asked which  games he would like to watch live.  To buy the ticket to these chosen games, the website asks for the user’s personal and credit card.   “The official website of the London Olympics has a feature that allows users to check if the website selling tickets is legitimate… I’ve confirmed that liveolympictickets.com is unauthorized. After further investigation, I’ve  verified that ...

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Inside the Anti-Virus Lab — the 1st TrendLabs Tour

Trend Micro

It’s been a long time since the last time that I was bothered by a computer virus. Back then I still rent computer and own boxes of floppy disks to store my files. I always create multiple copies of my data just to make sure I have backup in case my working disks gets infected. Now, I simply shrug computer viruses off. They have yet to create another chaos in my computing life that I’m no longer paranoid. It seemed that antivirus software has become better as time went by. Still, the invite to Trend Micro‘s 1st TrendLabs tour was too good to pass up. I still want to know what’s going on inside an antivirus lab. I was with a group of tech bloggers who visited the antivirus maker’s headquarter located at the Rockwell Business Center in Ortigas, Pasig City last June 27. The office houses the global technical ...

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Put Your Business on the Web via Google Maps Marketing

When I started blogging seriously, I got into different places I’ve never been before. These are business establishments like restaurants, events places or areas that are either new or I didn’t find the time to visit. Blogging has really opened up a lot of opportunities to explore the city I live in as I get invited to product launches and reviews, store openings, et al. Good thing there’s the Internet, and the Philippines has caught on little by little on Google Maps marketing. Google Maps has been my go-to website whenever I’m challenged to find my way around the city. I love that the maps for the Philippines has improved a lot compared to several years ago. I now get results for almost 100% of my searches. Although I’m aware that the maps are not updated real-time, I have never been disappointed, so I can say that the local maps are pretty accurate. ...

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Newbie Strategies to Build Website

tough brat bags website

When testing the waters to set up an online business, it’s perfectly alright and understandable to use free services on the web. Before I moved this blog to self-hosted WordPress, I used Google’s Blogger. When I started selling online, I signed up with eBay, Sulit and Multiply. These web services helped me succeed in my venture. But when things started to get serious, I realized I have to build website to establish a solid online presence. I wanted customers to know that my business is more than just a hobby. Free services are great. But they have terms and conditions that members must adhere to. That means I cannot add a link on my eBay listing that will bring the customer to my Multiply site where all my products can be seen. Otherwise, I risk being banned; I don’t want that. Customizing the look of my online store on Multiply ...

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All-Filipino Game App Sipa on iOS and Android

Today, kids are often caught up with video games, computers and television. In our community in Quezon City, I seldom see children playing the games I used to play when I was a kid — tumbang preso, luksong tinik, patintero. These games are part of the Filipino heritage that’s slowly fading away from our awareness. Recently, I met a group of Pinoys passionate to promote Filipino culture who came up with idea of creating a Pinoy game now available for download in iTunes and Android Market. The game is called Sipa: Street Hacky Sack. This development comes at a time when smartphone and tablet users are growing. Although one will find apps that has a touch of Filipino, I have yet to discover a true-blue Filipino app game in the iOS and Android marketplace. Sipa is the country’s national game, also known as Sepak Takraw. But the more popular version ...

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Get Your Pure 4G Prepaid Internet by Wi-Tribe at 7-Eleven

Wi-Tribe Tri-Speed Pure 4G Prepaid Stick

There’s been a lot of talks about 4G Internet connection lately from different Internet service providers. It’s been pretty interesting to follow the developments of Internet technology in the country. As an online entrepreneur, a blogger and a heavy Internet user, connectivity is always critical. I’ve experienced bad connection before, missing deadlines, et al. I simply require a steady connection, which somehow, I am able to achieve with my current provider 90% of the time. But that doesn’t stop me from exploring other options. I talked about Wi-Tribe before but I never got the chance to really explore their service primarily because it’s postpaid. I was happy to learn that they now have a prepaid service — the Tri-Speed Pure 4G Prepaid Stick, and I can get it at 7-Eleven. Wi-Tribe is the pioneer in 4G service, and their claim of offering pure 4G connectivity is true to the core. ...

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iPhone 4S — Steve Jobs’ Last Gadget Soon to Land the Philippines

We lost an innovator when Steve Jobs passed away. The whole world was shocked and saddened by this unfortunate event. Even Apple’s stocks went tumbling down in Wall Street. I told myself, “I’m getting the last gadget that he dipped his hands on”. I believe that gadget is the iPhone 4S, and it will soon be available in the country come December 16. Globe has been carrying the iPhone since it was launched here in the Philippines. I remember the telecoms company holding a party at the grounds of the Ayala Triangle for its launch. With their experience in handling Apple products long with their long-standing relationship, it’s practical to purchase the new phone from them. Apple is very strict in its business implementation, and so far I haven’t heard any issue that may cause this partnership with Globe to be discontinued. I’m currently a Globe Prepaid subscriber and I ...

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GMANetwork.com brings the Kapuso experience to a new and higher level


In the Philippines, a Kapuso types http://igma.tv to get the latest entertainment buzz from the network. Pinoy overseas will have to access http://www.gmapinoytv.com for web contents that caters to their needs. For unbiased news reporting, browsers are pointed to http://www.gmanews.tv. That’s a lot of typing, clicking and waiting. That’s no longer necessary as GMANetwork.com brings the Kapuso experience to a new and higher level. GMA Network and GMA New Media, Inc. launches www.gmanetwork.com, the umbrella site for all of the Kapuso Network’s media arms. This further enhances its connection with its audience online by providing news, entertainment, information, community, and public service at their fingertips, anytime, anywhere. Spanning everything from the latest breaking news to the disc jockeys whose voices keep you company on the airwaves, GMANetwork.com gives users access to all of GMA’s sites, GMA News Online’s breaking news, social media feed as well exclusive videos and program guides. ...

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