18 October, 2011

Sun Unlimited Text to All Networks for 1 Day for Only 20 Pesos : Sun Text All 20 - How to Register?

Posted: 18 Oct 2011 01:37 PM PDT
THIS is probably the most aggressive, most sulit text-to-ALL-networks promo from Sun EVER:

sun unlimited text
Sun Text All 20! I'm sure you've seen the TVC!

Imagine: For just Php 20, Sun subscribers get unlimited texts to ALL networks for one whole DAY! Now, that's an offer that's sure to put a smile on the faces of Sun's more than 16 million subscribers across the archipelago!

Sun Unlimited TextAll20 is being offered from September 13 to December 15, 2011 (I know! It covers the WHOLE sembreak!). To register, (just make sure you have enough load and) text UTEXTALL20 to 247.

Happy texting!

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Posted: 18 Oct 2011 12:37 PM PDT
To all BB Users in the Philippines:

Research in Motion is offering a selection of free premium apps worth more than $100USD to customers around the world as an expression of appreciation, following the recent service disruptions that affected customers in Europe, North America, the Middle East, India, Latin America and Africa.

blackberry bold 9900
BlackBerry Bold 9900 -- in the flesh!

The apps will be made available to customers over the coming weeks on BlackBerry App World and will continue to be available only until December 31, 2011 -- so make sure you download them ASAP.

"Our global network supports the communications needs of more than 70 million customers," shares RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. "We truly appreciate and value our relationship with our customers. We've worked hard to earn their trust over the past 12 years, and we're committed to providing the high standard of reliability they expect, today and in the future."

The complete selection of premium apps will become available for free download over a period of four weeks beginning Wednesday, October 19th (maybe on the 20th, for the Philippines). The selections over this period will include the following applications -- with more to come:

  • Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant - Vlingo
  • Photo Editor Ultimate - Ice Cold Apps
  • SIMS 3 - Electronic ArtsBejeweled - Electronic Arts
  • N.O.V.A. - Gameloft
  • Texas Hold'em Poker 2 - Gameloft
  • DriveSafe.ly Pro - iSpeech.org
  • iSpeech Translator Pro - iSpeech.org
  • Bubble Bash 2 - Gameloft
  • Drive Safe.ly Enterprise - iSpeech.org
  • Nobex Radio Premium - Nobex
  • Shazam Encore - Shazam

Although the Philippines wasn't really hit by the outage, Pinoy BB users will still get the chance to download these free BB premium apps! Is that great or what?! Thanks RIM!

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Posted: 18 Oct 2011 05:32 AM PDT
A few hours ago, a TP Friend left this comment in my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Update entry:

i wonder how true is this post.. i've rummaged through forums and there has not been any confirmed OTA updates for the philippine shore.. as one xda post once said, the news that there is a already an OTA update for us here in the philippines is but one tasty rumor.. and that this rumor shall remain a rumor, until proven otherwise..

dare to prove otherwise, techpinas?

Like what I clearly said in the post, if you do NOT get the OTA update, connect your unrooted phone to your computer, run Sony Ericsson PC Companion and check for software updates. That's how you do it, TP Friends.

Anyway. I've already updated my phone. Here are 2 proofs:

1. This photo --

sony ericsson xperia arc android 2.3.4

2. This video --

I think Sony Ericsson is rolling out the software upgrade by batches. So if you don't get the notification now, just keep checking and I'm sure you'll get it within this month.

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Posted: 18 Oct 2011 12:05 AM PDT
Considering that the Philippines could very well be the Gadget Capital of the World - for the most obvious reasons, it wouldn't be hard to believe if a lot of Pinoys end up suffering from this malady.

text neck

It's called Text Neck.

Caused by hunching and curving of the body to type on a laptop, text on a cellphone, surf websites, watch videos on portable media players and play games on mobile gaming consoles, Text Neck is a hideous malady (and sometimes a skeletal deformity) that comes with the following debilitating physical symptoms:

text neck

"This is a global epidemic. It's starting younger and younger. There are more than six billion phones connected, and that's not counting the Kindles, iPads, tablets and all these devices we rely on daily," shares Dean L. Fishman, a chiropractor who practices at the Text Neck Institute in Florida. "Go outside, to a restaurant, the supermarket, a gym, the airport and notice the posture of almost everyone around you. You will see this everywhere, and now multiply that by every city in the world."

It's really alarming.

So how does one fix or prevent Text Neck?

The first thing you have to do is to check your posture. Don't bow down while texting or typing on your tablet or notebook. Look straight ahead and make sure your head is parallel to your collar bone. Also, pull your shoulder blades back and down from time to time while working with your gadgets.

text neck
It would really help to bring the phone up to your face while reading text messaging instead of bowing down.

Do this on a regular basis until it becomes part of the way you do things. Don't become a Text Neck victim! Correct your posture now!

Kindly share this post with your friends and loved ones so they too can benefit from this information. Thanks, TP Friends!

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