Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Finding the Best Unlimited Internet in the Philippines

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Having reliable Internet connection has become a necessity these days. The number of Internet users in the Philippines and across the globe has rapidly increased in recent years and is expected to continue to grow over time. The rise of social media platforms and the need for more information are just some of the many reasons why people need good Internet connection.

Unlimited Internet is one of the most highly recommended plans. It’s a type of an Internet connection plan that allows you to surf anytime of the day without data limits! There should be no upload or download cost counted towards your monthly usage plan. 

There are several companies out there, from big shots to smaller industry players, which offer unlimited Internet in the Philippines. It may be confusing to determine which telecommunications company to sign up with, so here are a few guidelines to help you get the best unlimited Internet:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Western Digital My Book 4TB Review

Having a backup for your files is very important, especially if you go crazy whenever you lose them (just like me!). That's where a storage device comes in place. Fortunately, Western Digital has the My Book, a desktop storage device that comes with a lot of features and space, yet affordable.

Our review unit has a 4TB capacity (that's lots and lots of storage space!!!). For those who are not familiar with My Book, it's an external desktop drive with capacities ranging from 2TB to 4TB. It works for both Windows and Mac too. So is it a good choice for a backup device? Find out more after the jump.

HP Slate 7 Extreme now available at CMK Cellphones for P13,500

Finally, the HP Slate 7 Extreme has reached the Philippine shores. I've been waiting for this powerful gaming tablet for some time already and I'm very excited to get my hands on it. For those who are not familiar with this device, the HP Slate 7 Extreme is based on NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 but with a different design (HP partnered with NVIDIA for this device). And yes, it's now available at CMK Cellphones at an unbelievably high price of P13,500, far from the $199 suggested price (about P8,800) and is pricier than the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Anyways, here are the specs: 

HP Slate 7 Extreme specs:
7" HD multitouch screen, 1280 x 800 resolution
NVIDIA Tegra 4 A15 (1.8 GHz, 2MB cache, 4+1 cores)
16GB internal memory
expandable up to 32GB microSD card
5MP autofocus rear camera
0.3MP front camera
WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS connectivity
Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient Light sensor
e-Compass, Hall-Effect sensor
microHDMI port
microUSB 2.0 port
Miracast compatible
3.5mm headphone jack
NVIDIA PureAudio
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
4100 mAh Li-Po battery

I've been reading reviews from other tech sites and so far I haven't seen anything negative about it, except the screen should have been better. It's a gaming powerhouse and has performed excellently on benchmarks, even besting Google Nexus 7 (2013) and Amazon Kindle HD 7.

What just totally disappoints me is the price.  It's just too far from the $199 price tag it should have. Maybe I'll wait for more stores to have it. :)

So far, only CMK sells it locally. Online stores such as HP and Best Buy are all sold out. However, Newegg has stocks, in case you want to know.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Western Digital My Passport Slim 1TB Review

It's been months since we last reviewed a portable storage device, the Western Digital My Passport Ultra, which I can say is a total performer. It's fast and very handy, and has a big file capacity too. But things get better with the new My Passport Slim, not only in terms of performance but also in the physical design, which really stands out in the crowd. We got a unit here with us (1TB model) and finally here's our review.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gameloft partners with Mercedes-Benz for GT Racing 2

Leading game publisher Gameloft has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz, a world renowned manufacturer of premium cars, for its new game under the highly-popular GT Racing series, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, which is now available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Get the Gionee ELIFE E6 plus an Edifier X100 speaker for P18,999

Gionee, a new mobile player here in the Philippines, has launched their nationwide sale which kicked off last November 9 up until December 15. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Western Digital outs My Passport Slim 2TB

Western Digital, a global leader in storage solutions, has just outed the My Passport Slim 2TB, from the My Passport series of portable storage devices. I have a review unit here with me so stay tuned. Meanwhile, here's the press release: