15 November, 2011



Download iOS 5.0.1 OTA for iPhone4, iPhone4S 3GS, iPod Touch 4G 3G, iPad, iPad2, Installation Guide!

Posted: 15 Nov 2011 07:54 AM PST

iOS 5.0.1 software update is out now!

iOS 5.0.1 aims to fix battery life issues that a lot of users have been experiencing on their iDevice since upgrading to iOS5.

Have you installed it on your iDevice? If you haven't, you might want to watch my short demo video on how to get iOS 5.0.1 on your iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4th Generation, iPad or iPad 2 (Again, vlogging isn't one of the things I do best so please bear with me.)

There you go. I hope you find this helpful.

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CherryPad Turbo Price Php 6,899 - Cheapest Capacitive Touchscreen Android Tablet?

Posted: 15 Nov 2011 05:47 AM PST

If you're snobbing the Php 3,899 CherryPad because of its resistive touchscreen, then maybe THIS will get your attention.

Cheaper than even CDRKing FastPad, CherryPad Turbo, which costs only Php 6,899 is currently the most affordable capacitive touchscreen Android tablet in the Philippines. The 7-inch tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with its 1.2 GHz processor and features 4GB of internal storage, 2 MegaPixel camera at the back, HDMI port, microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB, microUSB port, and Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity support.

Resistive vs. Capacitive Touchscreen

As I've earlier explained on TP, resistive screens - which are often made of plastic - require a slight pressure to elicit a response and don't support multi-touch gestures. On the other hand, capacitive touch panels - usually made of glass - need merely the slightest touch for input and supports multi-touch.

I was told by CM PR last weekend that CherryPad Turbo should be available at all Cherry Mobile Stores nationwide by the end of this month.

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Is The Philippines The Gadget Capital of the World?

Posted: 14 Nov 2011 08:47 PM PST

I'm inclined to believe that the results of a new survey conducted by no less than Microsoft Corporation reinforce the fact that the Philippines is indeed the Gadget Capital of the World. So if you also feel the same way, share this post on your Facebook or Twitter account.

According to the survey, each Pinoy family has an average of a whopping 10 gadgets - the most in its region, which they use to get in touch with loved ones not only in the Philippines but also around the world!

Note that the survey appears to count only gadgets used for communication. In Europe, each household has a total of 16 gadgets but that number already includes gadgets not used to communicate like TVs, gaming consoles and DVD Players. Can the Philippines easily surpass that number? You tell me.

Filipinos are so gadget-and-tech-savvy that a staggering 60-69% of all survey respondents claim that they've taught their loved ones how to use gadgets and surf the net just so they could stay in touch with each other using technology.

Courtesy of ABS-CBN News

"The findings show that technology has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Filipinos are big believers that technology helps us to communicate better and it is obvious from the rate of adoption that everyone from young kids to grandparents is finding technology easier to use," shares Mae Moreno, Windows Client Product Manager of Microsoft Philippines.

Considering the results of this survey and the fact that the Philippines is both the undisputed and widely-recognized Texting Capital of the World and Social Networking Capital of this Planet, the conclusion is already obvious: The Philippines could very well be the Gadget Capital of the World as well.

So I guess kudos to all multinational tech companies that see the Philippines as a major market and have chosen to open an office here.

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