All I really wanted was a watch. But the more I kept this thing strapped on my wrist, I got sucked into that all too familiar trap of seeing my life as a series of numbers and charts, and the inevitable competitive sport of “social walking.”
So it’s been a while, but Libon has really been making waves from the other side of the pond. “Traditionally” speaking, VoIP apps are always third-party, coming from familiar services such as WhatsApp and Viber. But Libon is different because it hails directly from a telco, which is a bold move as they recognize the … Continue reading Libon features cheap calls to and from the Philippines
Manila Bulletin presents: Historic Vigan was officially declared as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the world in front of St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral on May 7, making the Philippines, one of the three countries in the world with more than one wonder.
Need I remind you that it is Mother’s Day this Sunday? Treat your mom (or that special mommy figure in your life) to Outback Steak House. Dine with mom and get the following free: – P500 gift voucher for your next visit (reservations made before May 8 2014) – a free photo w/ frame on … Continue reading An Outback Treat for Mother’s Day!
Surprise! I’ve been using Spotify Premium since February! Before April 8, going to the Spotify website would give you a “Spotify is not available in your country” message (unless you’re using a proxy of course). Well, not anymore! Spotify officially launches in the Philippines today, at 11:00 AM with Premium Access for PHP 129.00 a … Continue reading Spotify launches in the Philippines; Premium Access for PHP 129 / mo
A good camera bag is like the best pair of jeans you can own: comfy, rustic and beat up. You know you’re in love with photography when your camera bag has absorbed the dust and flavors of the sojourn, much like how a cast-iron skillet cooks with the spices of the last hundred meals. That … Continue reading Crumpler Cobram Outpost: Efficient compact camera storage for underwater photograhy
An excerpt from my article today for Manila Bulletin’s Tech News section, an in depth view of the PS4 from its hardware to the advantages of a Playstation Plus subscription
Two things from ASUS in Manila: the Tranformer Pad TF701 and the Transformer Book Trio. The former is your Windows 8 tablet / notebook with the removable keyboard while the latter is your dual-book Windows / Android device. It’s a notebook running Windows, a tablet running Windows and an Android device running v4.2. “Dual boot” … Continue reading ASUS announces Transformer Pad TF701 and Transformer Book Trio (Dual Boots to Android)
ASUS Philippines has unveiled their first MeMO Pad line for 2014. If you’re unfamiliar with this device, the MeMO Pad caught our attention almost exactly a year ago when ASUS released the ultra-epic Nexus 7. For those that could not afford the Google-branded phablet (with ASUS as their OEM), the MeMO Pad 7 was the … Continue reading ASUS unveils affordable MeMO Pad 8″ and 10″
Love robots? Love to travel? OZAKI has made their army of robot-themed chargers available through MSI-ECS in the Philippines. In summary: D26 2600mAh PHP 1,995 T52 5200mAh PHP 3,995 J104 10400 mAh PHP 5,495
Buy this if you want a big tablet that’s super light. Buy this if you want everything about the iPad Air except iOS. It’s out of the bag — an actual photo of a working unit in the Philippines. Samsung was going to introduce a Pro series tablet for people who need even more stuff … Continue reading Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
2013 was an awesome year for SCUBA Diving. And I don’t use the word awesome loosely. For one, I got to finally compete in an underwater photo shoot out in Cebu, flying there twice in a span of two weeks. Out of the several “memory card full” warnings, here are the 7 most memorable shots … Continue reading 7 Most Memorable Underwater Shots from 2013
Yesterday, ASUS Philippines unveiled the T100 Transformer Book, essentially a follow up to the tradition of tablet + keyboard device that made a name for the Taiwanese company even before the whole Windows 8 hype was around. The Transformer Book essentially comes from the line of Transformer and Transformer 2 tablets that ran on iterations … Continue reading ASUS unveils Transformer Book T100: Quad Core Atom Processor, 11-hour battery life and Windows 8.1 for PHP 23,995
As a Note 3 owner, I’m extremely pumped for the Note 10.1. Imagine having both devices and the versatility of Air Command but on a much bigger screen. Essentially, that’s what the Note 10.1 has to offer. During the media briefing I learned that Samsung is pushing for Android to be considered by the enterprise … Continue reading Hello Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1! This will sell for PHP 25,990 this November 2013
I’ve been an exclusive Mac user since 2005. It’s a phase I guess. Most of my friends went through the whole PhilMug pilgrimage and you gotta admit that at some point till about OS X Tiger, Macintosh spelled ultimate productivity. One thing though — although I was on the “Mac and will never go back … Continue reading Bought my first PC in 8 years: ASUS VivoBook S550 wins in the budget + specs department