In some twisted way, a Microsoft–flavored Linux makes business sense. Or does it?
Buying an LCD? Noticed how LCD manufacturers have humongous values for contrast ratio that seem too out of this world? None of that is based on any scientific standard and they are all just trying to outdo each other. Nothing beats looking at the screen itself and trying them side–by–side. If the screen’s specifications are available, get one with an IPS panel as opposed to the more common TN panels. You’ll love the better viewing angles.
Unlock your 3G USB dongle so you can use it on other networks.
Is Psystar’s 50 USD Rebel EFI really good enough for producing your own hackintosh? Short answer: not yet.
Globe SUPERDUO is basically the same as the old Globe DUO we know, just super! Before, you can call Globe/TM DUO users along with landlines in your locality, but SUPERDUO lets you call ordinary Globe/TM subscribers as well as any landline in the Philippines. Now that’s a better deal!
Clonezilla is a utility not much different to Norton Ghost, Partition Image, and PING in functionality, helping administrators backup and restore machines with relative ease.
It would be a surprise if you haven’t heard about the news on Apple’s updates to its consumer computing line, so I’ll just give some brief details on them. The new Apple iMac now comes in 21.5 and 27 inch widescreen versions, with resolutions more than enough for typical users. The cheaper model sports full HD 1920×1080, while the more expensive one has 2560×1440. Wow.
The new white MacBook is now almost the same as the MacBook Pro with the same LED–backlit screen, multitouch glass trackpad, and 7–hour battery life. With a 250GB hard disk, it has more storage than the cheapest MacBook Pro, making it seem like a better a value.
And while we’re talking about Apple new products, there’s still a few more updated products that aren’t getting enough attention right now.
The HP Mini 311 is a new netbook that pairs Intel’s Atom processor with Nvidia’s new Ion platform to produce a new type of product that should be more common in the coming days—ones that packs strong graphic performance in small computing devices. With an 11.6–inch display at a resolution of 1366×768, the HP Mini 311 blurs the line between netbooks and notebooks.
If only HP’s service was better here in the Philippines, I’d love to get one for myself.
Setup your own “extended warranty” fund for your gadgets, and get to keep the money if it doesn’t break.
Make Snow Leopard compute file size in base 2 instead of base 10.
Globe now offers iPhone plans at 399 and 899 per month! The cheapskate in you who’d rather not call and text too much every month (or if you barely have friends) will find this very enticing.
If you’re looking for the biggest Apple Store in Greenhills, that’s Digital Hub in Greenhills, and their phone number is 571-4447. Great deals there, and they’ve been selling Snow Leopard for a few weeks now, at only 1400 pesos until the end of September.
Every time Globe offers promos like this, I feel bad I’m on postpaid. Though their new “Globe Super–Unli” offer is for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers, the prepaid guys just seem to squeeze a bit more value for their money.
Globe Super–Unli gives you unlimited calling and texting to Globe/TM for only P150 for 5 days. That’s simply unlimited with no catch at all.
Globe Tattoo gives you Super-Unli. Enjoy unlimited texting AND calling to Globe/TM for only P150 for 5 days. Now you’re free to connect non-stop with friends, anytime and anyway you want to because it is complete with unlimited texting and calling.
It’s so easy to subscribe to Super-Unli! Simply text SUPER150 to 2824, and you’ll enjoy unlimited texts to Globe / TM for 5 days. To make unlimited calls, change the 0 to 238 at the start of the Globe / TM number you are calling (eg 238917xxxxxxx).
There’s also more details for everyone on Globe Super–Unli.
MSI U200 notebooks—overpowered netbooks?
The HP Envy laptops are now shipping, and they sure look like MacBook Pros.
Every little space counts, so here’s how to maximize Firefox 3.5’s viewing area for your netbook.
Well, not literally “dirt–cheap,” but Globe now has the cheapest prepaid broadband USB kits which you can get for only 895 pesos, a 1000–peso discount from its usual price. You get the USB 3G modem along with five hours of internet surfing, another 100–peso value. This offer is good until the end of October 2009.
But wait, there’s even a better deal: you can get the limited edition National Bookstore Globe Broadband Tattoo Kit for only 695 pesos if you buy Dan Brown’s latest book, “The Lost Symbol.”
At these prices, it’s almost too hard not to choose Globe’s prepaid broadband service just for its price though I’m sure Smart and Sun have something to offer soon to counter this. Or else they lose a huge chunk of the market.
Samsung’s N120 is a new netbook that continues to build upon the strengths of their previous models—too bad we can’t get them here in the Philippines.
All day surfing with your mobile phone for just 20 pesos! Globe offers unlimited web browsing access for the mobile version of any of these popular sites: Facebook, Wikipedia & Friendster. A good deal especially for Facebook addicts!