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Globe GCASH Now Available Online
Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Conveniently send and check GCASH balance using your computer online via GCASH ONLINE. Check it out at https://www.gcashonline.net.


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Yugatech Contest
Friday, February 26, 2010

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My nonsense entry to Yugatech.com's Great Gadget Giveaway Contest... one more after the break.


Yugatech Contest Entry #2


Entries also posted on my Pixlink account: http://www.pixlink.com.ph/jepoyeng

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Globe Tattoo UnliMAIL
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Globe Tattoo UnliMAIL is an unlimited mobile email service that enables you to send and receive emails directly on your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Get your emails in real time, no delays. You can also send, download, and view attachments with ease.

To register, text UNLIMAIL to 8888. You will receive an SMS notification message containing a WAP link. Click on the link to download the UNLIMAIL application for FREE. Choose myGlobe Connect APN as your connection setting. Download and install the application.

Supported handsets as of February 24, 2010 are as follows:

Symbian Phones

- Nokia N73
- Nokia N95
- Nokia E90
- Nokia E65
- Nokia 6210 Classic
- Nokia 6620 Classic
- Nokia 3250
- Nokia N80
- Nokia E51

JAVA Phones

- Nokia 6300
- Nokia 5310
- Sony Ericsson K800i
- Nokia 6280
- Nokia 7210 Super Nova
- Nokia 5300
- Sony Ericsson K810i
- Sony Ericsson K770i
- Sony Ericsson K700
- Nokia 6600 Slide
- Nokia 3120 Classic

Globe UnliMAIL supports email and PIM data Symbian based devices. You can push/pull these services:

• Gmail – Inbox, Contacts and Calendar (including Google Apps)
• Hotmail/Windows Live – Inbox
• Yahoo! Mail
• AOL Mail – Inbox
• ISP-based POP3 or IMAP accounts - Inbox only
• Microsoft Outlook – Inbox, contact and calendar
• Outlook Web Access – Inbox contacts and calendar

The Java version of Globe UnliMAIL can only push contents of your email's inbox.

You can use the service for free until February 28, 2010 March 31, 2010. Once the promo ends, you can subscribe by texting the following commands:

To avail of the Php 30/5 days offer, text UNLIMAIL30 to 8888.
To avail of Php 145/15 days offer, text UNLIMAIL145 to 8888.


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Show Live Updates from All of Your Friends on Facebook
Thursday, February 11, 2010

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If you didn't know, your new Facebook's Most Recent News Feed only shows updates from 250 of your friends. Facebook has randomly chosen these 250 people from your list but you can edit this option so you can see all updates from your friends.


First, go to your Facebook's home page and click NEWS FEED on the left side then MOST RECENT link on the upper right corner.


Scroll all the way down until you see the EDIT OPTIONS link.


Enter 5000 on the "Maximum number of friends shown in Live Feed" then click Save. That's it! Your Facebook's Live Feed will start showing all updates from your friends :)

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Jaiku Legacy Lives on Google Buzz
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Jaiku's development may have been abandoned by Google, but its legacy will continue to live with the new Google Buzz. It's still being rolled-out to everyone so regularly check your Gmail to see if that "Buzz" link is already there.


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Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Anomalies?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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If our plan pushes through, this will be my first time to see the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Field in Pampanga. Mark and Lalaine has been planning this since they saw that gigantic billboard on our way to Pepper and Orchie's wedding last month. Too bad I didn't know that there were VIP passes being sold by the Digital Photographer Philippines group so we can check out the balloons up close.

Anyway, I found a disturbing article about this event. Read all about it after the jump.

Hot air balloon fest assailed
PUNTO CENTRAL LUZON
Feb 02, 2010

CLARK FREEPORT – Exclusivity. Over commercialization. Discrimination against local traders. Insensitivity to the indigenous tribes.

These are but only the principal accusations leveled against the organizers of the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta here.

Traffic jams. Inconvenience to Freeport workers. Stalled deliveries of goods coming out of the factories and supplies going in. Missed flights at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.

These are but the indignant complaints leveled at the festival itself.

And then some more: Is Capt. Joy Roa, festival organizer, above the law? That is, exempted from government auditing regulations.

The Clark Development Corp. (CDC) is reported to have been providing Roa a subsidy of P3.5 million for the annual festival for a number of years now. It has also been alleged that no liquidation reports have been submitted by Roa to the CDC. And the CDC has been quiet about these allegations since they appeared in print here last year.

This coming February 11-14, the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will hold its 15th edition amid unresolved problems from earlier holdings and new questions as to its benefits.

A factory worker in Clark said the event deprives the workers of their rightful income from their employers.

“Dahil po sa grabeng trapik sa lahat ng daanan sa Clark dala ng mga nanonood sa hot air balloon festival, mahuhuli na naman sa oras ng trabaho ang mga manggagawa. Eh, arawan lang naman ang marami sa amin kaya tiyak, malaki ang kaltas sa aming mga suweldo,” he said.

A member of the Clark Investors and Locators Association who asked not to be identified for fear of “CDC reprisal” said “productivity decreases up to a disturbing 20 percent” during the hot air balloon festival due to “workers coming in late and deliveries stalled in traffic.”

“CDC should set up a way whereby the free-flow of traffic around the Freeport remains unhampered during the festival,” he said.

A local small entrepreneur lamented the “exclusivity granted Metro Manila-based sellers” at the festival grounds.

“Everything is now exclusive, T-shirts, kites, massage and spa. The organizers allow only favored concessionaires mostly from Manila to have the right to sell these most saleable items. How about our local traders or retailers here? Don’t they have the right to sell?” she said.

Another trader lamented that “the cost of each booth is too prohibitive at P13,000 - P15,000 and yet one cannot have the freedom to choose what to sell.”

A CDC worker said the P150 entrance fee “is too stiff for ordinary people especially school children.”

“The organizers enjoy what we call tubong lugaw (high profit for least cost). The P3.5 million subsidy of CDC to Roa is more than enough to complete the project as almost everything is sponsored . UPS takes charge of the balloon basket, rooms, meals, free venue, physical set up, etc. The balloon pilots even pay registration fee to participate and spend for their own plane fare to come here. So what else is there to spend? Then there is the entrance fee and the cost of booths for sellers which all accrue to the organizers,” he said.

As this developed, a group of Aeta tribesmen are reportedly preparing an inter-tribal resolution declaring Roa “persona non grata” and assailing the CDC for “betraying the rights of indigenous peoples to their own land” with their alleged exclusion from the hot air balloon fiesta.

“Bakit pinapayagan ng CDC na alipustahin kami sa sarili naming lupain? Bakit hindi man lamang kami mabigyan ng lugar sa festival grounds kung saan namin mailalako aming mga katutubong produkto para kahit papaano ay makapaghanapbuhay kami,” an Aeta elder told Punto.

The hot air balloon festival was started in1994 by then Tourism Undersecretary Mina Gabor and Regional Director Ronaldo Tiotuico to perk up activities at the then Clark Special Economic Zone which was yet to be totally cleared of volcanic debris.

There were 13 balloonists that participated in the first festival, among whom were Sung Kee Park of South Korean, British Airways general manager John Emery, and Roa.

It was reported that the festival was “turned over” to Roa to make it a “purely private affair without further government funding” according to a DOT source.

Calls to the CDC for their comments on the issue were not returned as of presstime.

-By Punto I-Team


Source: visitmyphilippines.com


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SunTel Wireless Landline Free Trial
Monday, February 08, 2010

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Can't decide on which postpaid wireless landline to get? Well, Digitel is offering its SunTel Wireless Landline for a free 14-day trial on all Sun Postpaid subscribers. Just present a valid ID at any Sun Shops located in Metro Manila and you'll be given a SunTel Wireless Landline SIM Card.


The SIM cards have a SunTel sticker plastered on the front and back.


I removed the front part and surprise surprise!


It's the old Digitel MANGO or Mobility Access Network for the Man on the Go. Perhaps Digitel was planning on ditching CDMA in favor of GSM but decided to re-brand MANGO? SunTel is easier to recall than "Mobility Access Network for the Man on the Go" but who knows.

If you want to go prepaid, you can try Globe DUO or Broadband Philippines' PATALK.


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Liberty Broadcasting Network Launches wi-tribe in the Philippines
Monday, February 01, 2010

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San Miguel Corporation has officially joined the wireless broadband fray by introducing wi-tribe to the Philippine broadband market. wi-tribe is a wireless broadband brand by Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and A.A. Tukri Group of Companies (Atco) of Saudi Arabia which has its own share of subscribers from Jordan and Pakistan.

wi-tribe will be operating under San Miguel controlled Liberty Broadcasting Network, Inc. It has a congressional franchise approved in 1956 and valid until 2014 to operate radio broadcasting stations and television stations for international and domestic communications. How did broadband came into picture? Don't ask me.

wi-tribe uses 4th Generation (or 4G) wireless technology to carry their broadband signals. In other terms, WiMax. They'll be the 2nd (or 3rd?) to offer WiMax in the Philippines, first was Globe Telecom. Some useful trivia from wi-tribe's website:

  • 4G is broadband that delivers true wired speeds without wires.
  • 4G is faster because it has more bandwidth.
  • 4G is completely portable so you can enjoy it in your office, so you can bring it to your favorite coffee-shop, or your hang out.
  • 4G is 3 times faster than 3G technology.
  • 4G is the preferred broadband technology that will give you the richer, pleasurable internet experience you truly deserve.

As of now, there are still no available information on their coverage and subscription packages. But I bet it will be around the same price as what Globe, Smart, Sun, and Bayantel are offering.

wi-tribe in Pakistan offers 256kbps, 512kbps, and 1Mbps packages and if they're going to offer these same speeds here in the Philippines, then Sun, Globe, and Smart are still faster since all of them offer 2Mbps.

For more information about wi-tribe, visit www.wi-tribe.ph

UPDATE: They have a 1Mbps package with the following terms:
  • 1Mbps for P998/month
  • 24 months lock-in period, modem is free.
  • 12 months lock-in period, pay P2000 for the modem
  • 6 months lock-in period, buy the modem for P4000
  • All accounts have a download limit of 3GB per month.



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