Thanks Riane, you’re such a geek.
Oh my, I’ve never been this excited to unpack a point and shoot camera. Kodak recently launched their new line of V-series cameras. A little bit of history: the V-series leads the point and shoot camera industry by introducing new features that you wouldn’t usually find in point and shoot cameras. The V570 for instance had a dual lens that supported wide angles. The V610 introduced Bluetooth connectivity to casual cameras. And now, the V1253 HD camera introduces HD-quality photos and video recording. Yup, HD video recording on a point and shoot camera.
I’ve dealt with with Web 2 companies on several occasions through their Blogging Relations Officer (I kid you not). Yes, there are such positions that exist in the new corporate set up. A BRO or Blogging Relations Officer is in charge of public relations for the blogosphere. Though it may still be far off to consider bloggers as members of mainstream media, their influence and presence in the online web space cannot be underestimated. Take for instance Fring, a VoIP service that has a dedicated page for blogger testimonials for their service (Cellphone9, my mobile phone blog is mentioned).
Does your company have a blogging relations officer?
Lola (Filipino for grandma) needs money to buy more jewelry. What’s the fastest way to remit money to the Philippines but through Xoom?
It’s been days since I applied for my Union Bank EON card (so that I can link it to my PayPal account) but still no word. When PayPal fails, there is still always Xoom
Takashi of Yanko Design is looking for contributing authors for his blog. Yanko Design is perhaps one of the more famous, if not the most prominent blog on anything to do with design and innovation. I’ve been in touch with the guy for the past few months and he’s pretty cool to deal with. If you’re interested in applying please leave a comment and I’ll hook you up with him. Takashi is looking for authors who are passionate in the field of concept and design. The site speaks for itself. Check it out!
In a similar light, I am also looking for someone to take over an iPhone blog that was recently acquired by b5media. For interested applicants, please head over to http://www.b5media.com/jobs and send in your application form. This is the regular process of application as applicants need to be entered into the b5media database.
In theater, there is a term known as “playing to the crowd” that describes an actor that divulges into pleasing the crowd at the expense of risk. But that’s theater. This is Apple. The countdown begins to October 26 as Apple releases the much awaited OS X 10.5 Leopard.
I’m not entirely sure how the others feel. But I definitely do feel loved by Apple. It’s almost bipolar – on one hand you have Apple struggling to make it through the iPhone PR nightmare in their first take towards consumer cellphones, and the other hand has me praising the same company for the new mac OS X release. Bipolar. Crazy. I don’t care. I’m a blatant, self-confessed Apple fanboy.
It’s official. The Palm Centro will be retailing for $99.00. Couple this with the ASUS eee ultra mobile PC for a rumored price of $250.00 and you have yourself a fine pair of gadgets to last you a while.
I wrote about the Palm Centro earlier as a in your face approach of Palm to show Apple’s iPhone that affordability is still tantamount in consumers minds. The Centro is targeted towards fresh grads entering their first jobs. The ASUS eee is a “one laptop per child” competitor device that boasts a more impressive line of technical specs. It isn’t meant to be a full laptop but with specs such as WiFi and a webcam, it allows you to be comfortably mobile and still get the job done!
UPDATE: The ASUS eee has been launched!
Take a look at these detailed specs of both devices:
The Nintendo Wii revolutionizes console gaming (hence the original name “Nintendo Revolution”) by opening up value added options. Here is a short guide to maximizing the Wii gaming experience. The stuff that follows is really public knowledge but with the stigma that Nintendo was not the popular console of choice in the Philippines for the past 10 years, I felt that it may be necessary to talk more about it. There is no official office for Nintendo in the Philippines so the stuff we have here is sourced by a whole plethora of distributors.
The Wii provides value to any household by introducing gaming to a wider demographic. Which is why the Wii is a good choice for house parties. There are two types of games to enjoy on this console and I shall divide them into two such categories:
After careful consultation with fellow Macheads, I decided to forego my purchase of the iPod touch in favor of the 3rd generation 8GB iPod nano. The reason for the change of heart was mainly because first generation Apple products have let people down. Even if the iPod touch is a remarkable device, you still can’t beat the fact that the new nano is already in its third iteration. I honestly think that the iPod touch and the iPhone are proof of concept experiments that will lead to the resurrection of the Newton II. Hence, these two products have not yet reached maturity.
True Faith belting it out. A glimpse of what’s in store on October 20
Some bloggers are giving away tickets for the Toblerone Thank You Day concert at the Mall of Asia. I recently wrote about how October 20 has been declared National Thank You Day, with Manila being the Thank You capital in the Philippines.
I have 300 tickets to the concert this coming October 20 at the Mall of Asia. Bands include (but are not limited to) Cynthia Alexander, Reggae Mistress, Stone Free, Salindiwa, Mozzie and The Dawn!
To claim your free ticket, all you need to do is leave a comment expressing your desire to come. As an added bonus, Toblerone will be giving a special prize to the commenter who posts the most creative way of saying THANK YOU
After you have left a comment, you will be contacted by Alma. If you wish to reach her to claim your tickets ahead of time, you may do so by texting her at 09175344624 or emailing thankyoudayphilippines at gmail dot com. See you there!
Rumor has it that Apple will be unveiling the new line of MacBooks this coming 4Q complete with biometric scanner built into the trackpad. But its not really the thumb signature that intrigues me, but the fine print of the “unusual features” that the new trackpad will contain. Here are some of my guesses:
- pinching of the trackpad to zoom in and out of the cursor area (the old default command was to scroll with two fingers while holding CTRL)
- iPod-like circle scrolling for certain applications
- Flicking the trackpad to scroll quickly through lists
- reconfiguration of the tapping motion on the track pad to do other things (like zoom a photo to fit to browser)
The new track pad should, by induction, sport some of the innovations of the Apple iPhone touch screen.