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The Next Generation iPhone Unveiled: Meet the iPhone 4S

It was last October 4, 2011 when the most awaited event of the year in the tech world, Apple event  (first Apple event was held in March to unveil the next installment of the iPad tablet PC or iPad 2) was held. Months before this event, tech buzz and rumors claimed that Apple will release the 5th generation of their premier smartphone, the iPhone 5.

Days before the most anticipated event, mainstream tech websites posted that an iPhone 4S will be introduced rather than the iPhone 5. These claims were made even convincing when the Apple website in Japan posted the iPhone 4S in their website day before the October 4 event. Though the item text /description is written in Japanese, it is clear though that it’s indeed NOT an iPhone 5.

Many might have been disappointed as they learned that no iPhone 5 yet will be available on mobile carriers shelves this year. Probably fans think that it’s just an improvement of the previous iPhone, and the known iPhone 4 problems and issues are just fixed…

Apple v.s. Samsung Gizmos : My Personal Choice

I am not an apple fan as most of my gadgets are Samsung. I currently have the Samsung Galaxy S and
the older version of Samsung Galaxy Tab. I just got intimate with Samsung gadgets as they look pretty
amazing, stylish, and I love Black! So when my sister asked me to help her find a tablet, my world shook
ahead of me. I saw the iPad 2 from the advertisements in the internet and have seen it a couple of
times in coffee shops. It looks good and pricey but I always say,,, what the heck. Samsung does the job
for me. I never attempted to bother try any applications from displays and stores. But when I went with
my sister to an Apple store, I cannot say any bad word regarding the functional and very fascinating (and
I must say fast processing) applications on the Ipad 2.

I bought my little sister (I still call her little even though she’s 16) the Ipad 2 that day. Although
technically it was for her (as my advance gift), it was always me who uses the Ipad 2. I am hooked
with it. I had downloa…

A Smartphone Rant - The Apple iPhone Phenomenon

This article was published several years back, which is during the iPhone 4 era. Info presented here is outdated. These days, the latest iPhone, the iPhone X, its screen of super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen has a  size of 5.8 inches diagonally. In addition, the screen has resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels

In the beginning, when an apple and serpent came into the seen, it shook the whole world, thus making history for humankind. And that is what Apple is doing now – shaking and even shocking the world. Apple started with brilliant minds behind it. Their products are very much recognized and most importantly, loved by the whole wide world.

Since the inception of iPhone, I immediately grabbed one from AT&T. I didn’t really know what to expect until I saw and used the real thing. I immediately noticed the iPhone screen size that is really amazing with its touch screen capability. I scroll the screen as such I feel that my finger wasn’t even touching the display. I also love the fact…

My Old Samsung SGH-D500 Mobile Phone

This is a lookback on my old yet functonal Samsung phone. I bought this SGH-D500 phone way back in May 2005, few months after its release in the Market. It is one of the hottest phones during those days – believe me! Here is a good review I’ve read from one of the top local tech mags (T3).
We’ve been hooting about the appearance of Bluetooth on this phone from Samsung, but this phone is also a 1.3 Megapixel snapper. Take one, look at it, and you will want it, we guarantee. We’ve always been fans of the slide mechanism, and are ecstatic to finally see some specs tat actually tempt us to buy one. Mercifully, Samsung has decided to embrace Bluetooth, so you can share those pictures at last. The presence of Bluetooth makes the non-expandable 800 megabytes memory not such a big deal. As usual, for Samsung, the D500 is well built and has gorgeous 262K color screen.

The SGH D500 may pack the most pixels in the group (together with Siemens S65), but it doesn’t always take the best pictures.…

Meet the Blackberry Smartphones For This Year

Last year was a good year for RIM’s Blackberry as they posted a good sales of their smartphones. Blackberry is one of the market leaders among smartphone manufacturers. Blackberry smartphones are popular for their email clients, secure server, and not to mention their qwerty phone models. See the Latest Blackberry Mobile Phones with Qwerty Keyboard | Flip, Slider, Bar

This year Blackberry enters another field in the mobile industry – the tablet PC market. Recently Blackberry announced its first tablet PC, the Blackberry Playbook, a device intended to rival the leading iPad. I wonder though if Blackberry Playbook might have been a bit late as the new iPad, iPad second generation, has been unveiled month prior to the Playbook. Nevertheless, the Playbook will surely attract users that prefer the Blackberry platform and those who enjoy their apps.

When it comes to smartphones, of course as one of the leading brands, the Blackberry line has a good line up for this year. See the List of Bla…

iPad 2 is Coming - New Features and Improvements to Expect

Anytime next week the iPad 2 will be unveiled if rumors are to be believed. If not, the closest prediction fof the second generation iPad introduction is anytime this March or April. Stay tuned to iPad 2 news to get updates.

Update: The iPad 2 has been officially unveiled on March 2. See the details here: The iPad Second Version | Generation 2 of the iPad

So you are one of the million fans of iPad and is exited with the second generation iPad? What will users expect on this version is not yet disclosed. Many rumors reveal that the iPad 2 would slightly vary in terms of weight, dimensions or probably in form factor compared to the current models of this tablet PC from Apple

Many people are expecting the iPad 2 to be feature-packed, as apple is known to be pioneer of exciting features on their gadgets. Also, iPad fans are upbeat that the next ipad will deal the previous versions shortcoming. Such lapses include ipad's lack of cameras, which is really very important for mobile devic…

No More Phone and Address Sharing for Facebook Apps for Now

Facebook recently made a decision that bashed by critics due to the possible risk on users' privacy and security. Facebook allowed application developers, particularly the app itself, to get access to users phone numbers and addresses when users grant permission to the application.

Many Facebook users often grant all the permissions the app asks, as they are usually not aware of possible risks or simply because that’s the only way they can use the app – Grant Permission!

Imagine you can’t play everybody’s favorite Farmville because it’s asking for your contact info and your hesitant to give your details. Yeah for sure will end up granting Farmville the permission it requires. But do you know how will Zynga use your phone and address details? How risky!

This certainly a big threat on users privacy. So Facebook was forced to halt this feature for now due to numerous protests with their decision.

Scheduled Pagerank Toolbar Update | Google 2011 Update of Pagerank

Many webmasters were expecting to have their websites pagerank updated when the year 2011 entered but no green bar movement happened in the Google toolbar. So, many assumed it will be up in the coming days, yet up to this point no pagerank update from Google has been confirmed.

Based on the dates confirmed that there is an update in the pagerank reveal a pattern of 3-month interval for next pagerank update i.e January, April, July and October. The last confirmed pagerank update though happened way back in April 2010. So no page rank update happened during July and October of same year.

Why not? Will Google deprecate the concept of pagerank that’s why it did not post updates during the months it supposed to be updated? You will notice from Google blog posts, also you can hear from Matt Cutts, head of Google Spam Division, that pagerank is just one of the 200 plus factors that determine the position of the page in the Search Engine Result Page (SERP). Adding that webmasters should not…

Meet MyPhone Duo T23 - Review, Specifications, Features and Price

"A Touch Screen mobile phone from MyPhone packed with handful of applications"

MyPhone products are popular in the local market for their relatively budget Duo (Dual Sim Card Capability) and Qwerty phone models. If the My|Phone QW28 Duo is popular for its WiFi, this My|Phone T23 Duo stands out among its MyPhone peers for its touch screen.

Its Price
The unit is sold at around 3400 pesos (about USD$77).

Specifications and Features
2.8“ 240X320 pixels QVGA full touch screen display(104.8) x (56) x (12.9) mm dimension and weighs 91gms2.0 Megapixel rear cameraBluetoothUSBGPRS Class 127hr 15mins Talk Time / 215hrs Standby TimeMP3/MP4 player, Yamaha amplifier, Sound recorder, Stereo FM radiomicroSD up to 8GB

My|Phone T23 Duo has a dimension of (104.8) x (56) x (12.9) mm. Its not bulky nor a slim mobile phone. Nevertheless, it’s pretty handy and can be fitted on most pouches. It weights relatively light (91 grams) that makes it even portable.

Battery lasts for more than 7 hrs for if you…

Some Reasons Why Choose Samsung Galaxy Tab Over the iPad

The battle between ipad and Samsung galaxy for best tablet PC has been a long debate now. Many deem that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the perfect ipad alternative. Here are the major reasons why get a Samsung Galaxy instead of ipad.

• Functionalities
The lack of camera of ipad is one of its major drawbacks. Imagine how useless it is as a mobile device because of its lack of camera. You can’t make videoconference or just even take some photos while you are on the go. There are rumors though that apple will be installing a camera on their next version of ipad. Apple probably realized their lapse on not fitting a camera on their flagship tablet PC. Other ipad alternatives in the market come with cameras making ipad an inferior pc tablet.

Another advantage of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is its versatility of turning into a mobile phone. It can be converted easily into a mobile phone, capable of SMS and voice calls, just by putting SIM Card. Meanwhile, the ipad also has a sim card slot, but only f…