Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One Man Team doing the YMCA at UConn halftime

I'm sure you've seen a lot of version YMCA from the Village People. Here's another awesome version of it from the UConn 89th Win Christopher from Las Vegas Halftime Show.

I just thought that it's unique and it's worth sharing. Happy New Year! Enjoy the video! :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crown Regency Cebu - Don't Miss this Deal!

As we know, group buying has recently started in the Philippines and all these websites have been offering us the greatest of the great in terms of deal. It's a win-win situation and I love how these deals are, well mostly, to consumers advantage!

Just a few days back, I saw this deal that made me really want to visit Cebu ASAP! It's a deal worth blogging about as travelers and foodies will surely want to grab this deal.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Otterbox iPhone and iPad Cases

Met a friend today and I saw his iPhone 4. Without giving a second thought, I asked him what case he has on because it looks sturdy and nice. The next thing he did was something I wasn't expecting... he started the video recording on his iPhone 4 and after 5 seconds, he threw his iPhone 4 to the floor!!! I was like OMG! I thought it was an accident or something. Then, he picked up his iPhone 4, showed me that it's still recording! Everything intact and not a single scratch!

Otterbox Commuter for iPhone 3G / 3GS

I forgot to take a photo of his iPhone 4. The photo above is my iPhone 3G. Also, the Otterbox case you can throw around is the Otterbox Defender. The Otterbox I have on my iPhone 3G is the Otterbox Commuter series. Sturdy enough but, not as sturdy as the Otterbox Defender. See the video below.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Apple iPad Bag: OPT iPad Bag

As of the moment, this product is my utmost favorite of all. If asked for one iPad accessory I want the most, this would be the one! OPT iPad messenger bag, not only has a slim profile. It also looks elegant to carry around. As if that's not enough, it even includes an OPT iPad Armor Case!

Bag is made of calf leather



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Apple iPad Accessories: OPT iPad Sleeve

Others want their iPad naked. They want the real thing, without any covers. Taking care of your Apple iPad and preventing it to get scratches is as hard as it sounds, even more when moving your iPad to and fro. What you need, if that's the case, are iPad sleeves. Stylish sleeves made to suit your lifestyle!

Apple iPad Woven Sleeve (Handmade)



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Apple iPad Accessories: OPT iPad Armor Case

Earlier today, our friend from OPT Philippines, also the official importer of MiLi Philippines, lent us some iPad cases for review. I can't help but want one myself! Aside from being oh-so-stylish (ala headturner type), it's also functional and lightweight.

You can place your iPad in the following positions:


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SkyCable Personal Video Recorder - Works like TiVo, but in the Philippines!

TiVo fans in the US here in the Philippines! SkyCable just announced something new via Twitter! A Personal Video Recorder. Finally, something we wanted for such a long time already!

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with TiVo, here's a short description from Wikipedia,

A TiVo DVR serves a function similar to a videocassette recorder, in that both allow a television viewer to record programming for viewing at a later time. Unlike a VCR, which uses removable magnetic tape cartridges, a TiVo DVR stores television programs onto non-removable hard disk storage.What distinguishes TiVo from other DVRs is the sophisticated software written by TiVo Inc. that automatically records programs—not only those the user specifically requests, but also other material the user is likely to be interested in.
TiVo DVRs also implement a patented feature TiVo calls "trick play," which allows the viewer to pause live television, and rewind and replay up to a half hour of recently viewed television. More recent TiVo DVRs can be connected to a computer local area network, which allows the TiVo device to download information and even video programs, music and movies from the Internet.
Can't wait to try it out! It will work for both  SD and HD and will be launched early 2011.

For more information according to that tweet, Visit http://www.mysky.com.ph now!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Google Nexus S - Released and available for Pre-order

Just last night, I was thinking of selling my iPhone 3g and upgrading to the new iPhone 4. This morning, I read that the Google Nexus S was already released.

The write-up below is from the official Google Nexus S Page (Source)
Nexus S is the next generation of Nexus devices, co-developed by Google and Samsung. The latest Android platform (Gingerbread), paired with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, makes Nexus S one of the fastest phones on the market. It comes pre-installed with the best of Google apps and enabled with new and popular features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet Callling, NFC support, and full web browsing. With this device, users will also be the first to receive software upgrades and new Google mobile apps as soon as they become available. For more details, visit http://www.google.com/nexus.
I compared Google Nexus S and iPhone 4 via GSM Arena...
(Nexus S to the left and iPhone 4 to the right)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Protect Your Gadgets using OPT! Now available in the Philippines!

Attention gadget lovers, especially Apple fan boys! OPT just launched last November 26, 2010 Philippines. For those who doesn't know, OPT products are stlyish and functional at the same time. Here's a brief description of what to expect..

OPT Armor Cases are premium cases for the Apple iPhone and iPad.  All OPT Armor Cases feature a patented corner protection which guards your device from damage caused by dropping and accidental bumping.  Its microfiber lining is also a patented screen clean function to remove unsightly finger smudges.
The OPT iPhone 4 Armor Case has a specially engineered camera hole that allows perfect flash pictures even in very dark conditions.  The case is also designed to shield the antenna from accidental touching, which can cause dropped calls.   It uses tough high-grade PU leather in fashionable lizard skin, 3D carbon fiber, and premium genuine leather. 
OPT also has a line of Armor Cases for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, iPod Touch 2G and 3G, and iPod Nano 4G and 5G.

Below are several photos from the OPT line:

Friday, December 3, 2010

MiLi Philippines Officially Launched

The branded battery-problem solver  (For Apple products and almost ALL other mobile devices like Blackberry and Nokia) known in most Asian countries, MiLi, officially launched here in the Philippines last November 26, 2010 at the A Shop in The Podium.
   MiLi is a line of external power packs that have been certified as meeting the quality standards worthy of the much sought after “Made For Apple” label.  Its flagship line is a range of charging cases made specifically for the Apple iPhone, which give additional battery life.  Equipped with a USB port, the MiLi Power series can be charged directly through a USB wall charger or by plugging into a computer’s USB port.  These also double up as an attractive casing for the iPhone, and can also be used to sync your iPhone to your laptop.
We've already reviewed some of their products like MiLi Battery Packs and MiLi Power Pack and Power Skin review. Soon, we'll be reviewing more items from them so watch out for it!

MiLi Philippines Officially Launched

Monday, November 22, 2010

MiLi and OPT launch this weekend at A Shop Podium

Guys, don't forget to check out THE A SHOP this weekend, starting from November 26 to 29, 2010! MiLi and OPT will be officially launching here in the Philippines.

By the way, MiLi and OPT items will go on sale too on that weekend so don't dare miss it!

Wacth out for more OPT and MiLI product reviews here and in my Cheftonio blog.

Together with The A.Shop, style and function take centerstage this coming weekend as MiLi Mobile Power Solutions and OPT Lifestyle Cases get together to showcase their entire product line-up. From November 26 – 29, 2010 (Friday to Monday), customers will get to experience the convenience and practicality of owning a portable external charger for their mobile devices, as well as discover a brand of casings that are meant to protect their much-loved Apple devices in designs that are chic and trendy.

The MiLi and OPT booth will be an interactive display, located in front of The A.Shop on the 2nd floor of The Podium. This will showcase not only the functional relevance of the products, but also the high-quality workmanship that went into each item. Product trials will be conducted at the booth and interested buyers can purchase their own MiLi and OPT items inside The A.Shop. In conjunction with the pre-Christmas sale for The Podium, all items will be on a special discount just for these 4 days.

For more information on MiLi Mobile Power Solutions, please visit http://miliphil.com.
To know about OPT Lifestyle Cases, check out www.facebook.com/OPT.Philippines.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Will this game run in my laptop or PC?

I'm not an avid gamer but I do like to play a few games on my computer. The only game I finished was Fallout 2 and I was in high school back then. On Gameboy Color, I finished the Pokemon Yellow. In my iPhone, I finished Need For Speed Undercover. Those are the very few games I finished.

Need for Speed Undercover for iPhone splash screen

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Dream Laptop: Alienware M11x

My current laptop is my trusty 'ol steed. I asked someone buy it in Singapore and for that price, I could get a MacBook Pro now!
No regrets as my laptop is performing very well. It's a Taiwan brand -- Twinhead. Model is H12Y. The specs was high-end, at least for the year 2006.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kids Kill Real Life Zombie

How to tell if your kids are playing too much Plants VS Zombies
This is too funny! +)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Restoring an iPod / iPhone or iPad - For Beginners

Since I have a tutorial request from a beginner, I just thought that I'd blog about it so my effort won't go to waste. Besides, I love doing these kind of tutorials.

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to restore your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad to their original state because of whatever reason.

Computer skill required: Very minimal

Just follow the screenshot and instruction carefully.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

HUGE lens I saw in Akihabara Japan

I was looking for a photo I need from my recent trips and I saw this photo:


WOW! Huge lens! I forgot how big that AF S 600mm F4 was! At 898,000 Yen (Roughly 477,000 pesos), that would surely burn a big hole in your pocket or it might even burn your pants down!

Setup Huawei e5830 using Mac, iPhone or iPad

This was a problem unsolved for more than a week. After getting feedback from one of my many buyers, we finally found a solution on how you can setup your Huawei e5830 MiFi using whatever gadget enabled WiFi you have (interface is web based).

Step by step instruction on how to setup your Huawei e5830 MiFi using MAC / iPhone / iPad / Any wifi gadget
1. Install the default program first in your laptop (windows based -- still finding a way to not use a windows based OS)


2. Double-click the said icon above to check if it's installed properly and it can detect your Huawei e5830
3. Reboot your laptop / PC (just to be sure)

4.After rebooting your system, download the original Huawei e5830 firmware (click the link below):

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HMR Manila Philippines- Licensed Windows XP Pro for only 2100 pesos!

I found this amazing place where I can buy licensed Windows XP for only 2,100 pesos! That's one of my major dilemmas before when putting up my office -- where to find discounted Windows XP that's licensed.


HMR, located in 3 places (see address below), is also a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program (RRP): This means that they are accredited by Microsoft to sell RRP Software which consists of the following:
Operating Systems
XP Starter - P990 (limited features)
XP Home - coming soon (can network up to 3 units, ideal for family home network connection)
XP Professional - P2,100 (complete encryption security services and networking capabilities, ideal for businesses with networking requirements.)

Want to know more about it?

Monday, October 18, 2010

iOS 4.1 JailBreak for Mac and Linux now out via limerain and greenpoison

While most of us enjoyed Geohot's original iOS 4.1 jailbreak, Mac and Linux users weren't able to enjoy the same thing. Now, Limera1n and Greenpois0n will jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4.1 using your Mac or Linux OS!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Is the BlackBerry Bold 9700 White Really Exclusive from Globe?

I attended the Lucky 0917 of Globe last October 06, 2010. They invited the 1,700+ pioneers of Globe postpaid subscribers.Food served as superb! We came around 6pm that's why we had a table and a seat. Those who came late either didn't have tables or chairs but good thing, unlike other cocktails, they had spare seats so I think most guests were able to seat.

That night, they did also give away 220 units of white BlackBerry Bold 9700. The host did mention ten thousand times that, "This EXCLUSIVE BlackBerry Bold will NOT be sold in the Philippines." Yes, she mentioned it like ten thousand times.She also said that those who will be seen using white BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be tagged and branded as Globe Pioneer subscribers because they gave it away that night and won't be available anywhere in the Philippines.

That statement was partly true. Yes, they did give away 220 units that night but it doesn't mean that all those who use it are Globe postpaid pioneer subscribers. BlackBerry Philippines might not be selling them but after pondering a bit on where to buy the said unit, I discovered that almost ALL other stores selling mobile phones are selling the said "exclusive" white BlackBerry bold 9700 here in Metro Manila.

To know and experience if it will be hard to order a white BB Bold 9700, I ordered one and got it 2 days after. Free delivery plus great price -- A few hundred bucks difference compared to the Black edition.

See the photos below:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mobile Internet Gadgets - Sapido, Huawei and ZTE (MiFi for sale)


I like mobile gadgets. Those gadgets that help me be productive on-the-go. In fact, the first time Globe released a postpaid plan for Globe Visibility last 2008, I immediately subscribed. This is the Huawei e220 that came with it.


Globe and I was in a cat and dog relationship when I was subscribed to their Plan 2000 Globe Visibility package so after 2 years+, I decided to have it cut. Then, I switched to their competitor mobile broadband network - Sun Cellular Wireless Broadband.

It was a big help in terms of cashflow because from paying 2,000 pesos a month, I only paid 650 pesos a month for a similar but more reliable service. This was more than a year ago. I've heard good feedback now about Globe Tattoo. My cousin is subscribed to the Supersurf plan (Php 1,200) and when we did speedtest, I was amazed on the improvement of Globe. Given the chance that Sun won't improve the speed, I might be tempted to return to Globe but like I said, Sun never let me down. I am having second thoughts of transferring to Globe but if they can prove that they are as reliable as Sun Cellular, i'd gladly switch back to Globe.

My most used broadband stick now is a ZTE MF627. I openlined it by myself.

People get confused when they ask me what network I am using. You know why? Since it's network unlocked, my modem is a La Salle Smart Bro branded MF 627 stick, the interface I use is Globe Tattoo (when I plug the stick, Globe's dialer program autoruns) but, my simcard is Sun Cellular.


My problem that time (2008) was, how to share my mobile broadband connection to other people around me. I checked out some US stores and did a little research. After which, this lead me to the Windy USB WiFi Router. It works this way...
Connect your mobile broadband connection normally via laptop/pc - insert windy USB WiFi router to your laptop/ PC - a little configuration then, you can now share your mobile broadband connection!

I imported several units of the Windy USB WiFi Routers and sold it at around 6,500 pesos. It was expensive back then -- before the Sapido and the other MiFi gadgets arrived. I actually have one more unit of this, stuck at home. (Willing to let go at a low price)

At home, I'm currently subscribed to Sky Broadband plan 999 (I think). I'm pretty contented with it. If I can already 'slightly' recommend Globe Tattoo now versus before, I still DO NOT recommend you getting Globe Broadband. Just believe me. If Sky Broadband conks out on me once every 3 weeks (one day, the longest), Globe Broadband conks out like Once a week, sometimes, reaching 2-3 days before it gets fixed again. You can ask my friend, Hrudu and he'll be happy to tell you what he just experienced just several weeks ago.

If my Sky Broadband is down, I just plug my ZTE MF 627 into my Sapido GR-1102.

..after plugging my broadband stick to the Sapido then plugging the Sapido to AC power, I now have an instant WiFi network! Anyone around me can connect to my mobile broadband connection now. Of course, the speed of your connection depends on the speed of your internet. I bought my Sapido GR 1102 in Greenhills for 3,300 pesos (Add 200 pesos for the car charger).

Lo and behold... a few weeks after I bought that thing, a new gadget arrives!!! (Shucks! I shouldn't have bought the Sapido just yet!) An ultra-portable mobile wifi device called MiFi. It did cost a lot at that time.. The Huawei e5830 MiFi was selling at around 7,500 - 8,000 pesos. I just thought that it was too expensive so I waited.

Now that I can't wait, I got some units of Huawei e5830. I checked out stores and it's selling at 8,000-9,000 pesos (Tipidcp/ Tipidpc). Since I don't need a lot and I just bought it in bulk, I decided to sell the other units.

This is an openline Huawei e5830, brand new by 3uk. Guaranteed to work in the Philippines with your preferred network.


How does this work? Simply put your simcard in the unit, switch the e5830 on and there you go! You already have a WiFi network wherever you walk (don't forget to wear the shirt above!). This gadget can accomodate up to 5 gadgets -- PC, laptops, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nintendo DS.. Any gadget that has WiFi!

I'm going to sell this Huawei e5830 MiFi for only 5,700 pesos, free shipping to the province or wherever Metro Manila. I DO NOT ship to Nigeria, sorry :)

Note: This is networked unlocked so you can use Smart, Globe or Sun sims.

For more questions, just leave a comment below and I will answer them. If you want to order, leave your mobile number and name in the comment section below and we will get in touch with you. I won't publish mobile numbers to prevent mobile spamming.. I will only publish legitimate queries that may help other readers and serve as an FAQ.

Do check out the photos of the Huawei e5830 MiFi (Mobile WiFi)






Reasons to buy this gadget?
Let me tell you this. If you have multiple gadgets that are WiFi enabled - This is for you! Why bother subscribing to several broadband plans when you can just subscribe to one and use this gadget as your internet connection, wherever you go.

If you have an iPad with no 3g, this is also for you! The price difference of the Apple iPad 3g and the non-3g version is around 130 US dollars.. That's like 5,600 pesos ++. Why bother getting the 3g (unless you have the budget, of course) that's more expensive when this can do the same. Also there are programs that can't be used if you're connected via 3g. This will solve your problem. ;)

If you want to save on battery, this gadget will save your phone's battery. Connecting via 3g will drain your phone battery faster versus using this.

If you're a bachelor or just living alone at home and you don't want to have a separate internet subscription at home, get this! It's like bringing your home internet with you, wherever you go! This is better than you getting a subscription at home and your maids end up using it (or maybe your dogs)


Leave your contact details below if you want to order. After purchasing, I can also help you setup your MiFi via email. I won't publish your mobile numbers, don't worry. Only legitimate and sensible questions will be published as a FAQ for all readers.

Thanks for reading! :)

Do you own this product? Leave it in the comment section below and share your thoughts about the said gadget! :)

Related Post:
How to Setup your Huawei e5830 MiFi (Mobile WiFi) and how to make it work with Globe, Smart and Sun sims

Thank you for the overwhelming support! That many units, sold in just 2 days! Put your numbers below to pre-order. Next shipment will be very soon (week of oct 18)

[Update] - Oct 14, 2010
Above prices are now accurate.

[Update] - Nov 01, 2010
Sold out. Standby for info on when the next shipment will arrive. Thanks for ALL who bought and read this blog! +)

Related Huawei e5830 articles:

~ Order your network unlocked Huawei e5830 in Manila here!
~ Make your unlock openline Huawei e5830 work for other networks like Globe Tattoo, Smart Bro or Sun Broadband.
~ Password protect your mobile wifi (Huawei e5830 MiFi) connection.
~ How to setup your Huawei e5830 MiFi using your Mac, iPad, iPhone or any WiFi enabled gadget you have.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: MiLi Battery Pack for iPhone and iPod Touch

Video Review of Both MiLi Power Skin and MiLi Power Pack

Video Review of MiLi Power Pack - Color Black and Color White

For a more comprehensive review, do visit:

MiLi Power Pack & MiLi Power Skin Review

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Live a dream, live in Avida Settings Cavite


If you get to choose to live a dream, where would you be? For Dr. Carlo and Carlota Magno, this involves retiring in the Philippines after living in Southern California for many years, working for their dream house in their dream community.


Having gotten used to the quality of life in the US, the Magnos searched for a place that would provide them with similar luxuries, the same sense of security and the comforts of living in the Philippines. All these they found in Avida Settings, Cavite where a community of young retired couples like them can spend the years after working hard the way they want.

Avida Settings, Cavite is one of Avida Land’s four residential developments in the Cavite area. Inspired by the American concept of courtyards that is reminiscent of life in Southern California, it became the perfect choice for the Magnos who wanted to experience the same quality of living as they did back in the US.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SLR Durability Test: Canon 400d VS Nikon D70

Do not try this at home or anywhere you are. If you dare to, don't forget to record it on video and share the link to us! :)

Durability Test:
Nikon D90 and Canon 550D Nikon D70 and Canon 400D

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wi-Tribe Move Up and Flexi Plans

Disclaimer: This is not a paid posting nor am I being sponsored by Wi-Tribe to post this.

How does the Wi-Tribe Free to Move Flexi Plan work?

Wi-Tribe is the only internet service provider that offers this kind of a plan. This is the only plan that automatically adjusts based on your usage that month. For example, your first month is a plan 598 (512kbps) guaranteed at the first 1GB , you'll be paying 598 pesos upon applying.

If you use around 1GB to 6Gb this month, your plan will be plan 998 at 1mbps for the 2nd month. In short, you pay 998 on the second month.

If you use beyond 6gb this month, you will be plan 1998 at 2mbps and you'll be paying 1998 for that month. The base speed for the plan 1998 is at 256kbps.

If for example, you go back to your 1GB usage, your plan for the month would be adjusted to Plan 598 again.

Wi-Tribe is the only service admitting that they are throttling down speeds unlike other ISPs.

For more info, visit Wi-Tribe Philippines Website

Products and Plans from their wesite:

MOVE UP Plan P998

MOVE UP Plan P998 Unlimited surfing & browsing. Consistent speeds of up to 1mbps. Get more out of your MOVE UP plans via our product-enhancing feature called...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am

MOVE UP Plan P1998

MOVE UP Plan P1998 Unlimited surfing & browsing. Consistent speeds of up to 2mbps. Get more out of your MOVE UP plans via our product-enhancing feature called...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am

FREE TO MOVE Flexi Plan 598

Plan 598 wi-tribe’s FREE TO MOVE –Flexi Plan is another breakthrough product from wi-tribe. It’s the first unlimited 4G broadband postpaid plan...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am

FREE TO MOVE Flexi Plan 998

Plan 998 wi-tribe’s FREE TO MOVE –Flexi Plan is another breakthrough product from wi-tribe. It’s the first unlimited 4G broadband postpaid plan...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am

MOVE MORE Bandwidth On Demand

Bandwidth On Demand MOVE MORE introduces an innovative add-on feature that enhances your UNLIMITED post-paid plans. MOVE UP Plan P998 speeds of up to 1mbps stays...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am


MOVE UP to 4G wi-tribe MOVE plans are designed to provide you with reliable high-speed internet connectivity at 4G speeds with higher bandwidth than other...
Happy Hours 1am - 7am

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Celebration of the “Live Work Play” Lifestyle

You can always find a reason to celebrate. With the Avida Towers Global City launch, you have even more reasons to as the “LIVE WORK PLAY” lifestyle becomes a reality with these beautiful homes and exciting amenities.
Celebrating with everyone were Ayala Land Inc.’s top executives, Antonio Aquino and Bobby Dym as well as Avida Land’s Leo Montenegro and Chris Maglanoc. From the free -flowing wine and coffee to the scrumptious dinner offered, this night of food, wine and treats was a peek at the lifestyle that the Avida Towers Global City offers.
It was a night of enticement to stay a lifetime. Turning dreams into reality with the beautiful homes, exciting amenities, close proximity to BGC’s dining and lifestyle establishments, and readily accessible public transportation. A grand visual presentation showcased these features that will make you fall in love with their Avida Towers Global City home and community. Avida also gave guests a chance to share their messages and wishes on the Passion Wall, which also served as a way to hear about their own personal passions.
In addition to all these was a lineup headlined by Company with other performances by Aries Sales and Princess Velasco. The great music filled the launch as everyone experienced the “Live Work Play” lifestyle that you can have with Avida Towers Global City- one of the latest high-rises that Avida is offering. Live your dream in also other locations such as Makati, Sucat, Alabang, San Lazaro, New Manila, and Cebu.

To view the model units, please visit the Avida Towers Global City sales office at the 2nd floor of Market! Market! (entrance near Lord Stow’s Bakery)

For more information, call (02) 848-5200 or visit www.avidaland.com.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Snickers Hunger Buster Challenge

My favorite bar, Snickers did it again! After coming up a few months back with their Hungry for Football Snickers game, they are now announcing a new game to satisfy our cravings -- energy-wise, entertainment-wise and gadget-wise, all at the same time!!!
How did it satisfy my cravings? It consists of peanut nougat topped with roasted peanuts and caramel covered with milk chocolate.

How to play the game:
1. Hunt for the Snickers bar and energize the people in the city of snickers
2. Locate the Snicker bars the fastest time possible and you can win fabolous prizes!
3. Participants who manage to locate all SNICKERS bars and restore energy of the people in shortest time will be winning fabulous prizes

There's a bonus game this time. Hunt for the GOLDEN SNICKERS bars across the worldwide web and stand a chance to win yourself a prize! Look out for the clues on www.snickersgame.com, Twitter & Facebook and find out where are the Golden SNICKERS bars.
They never fail to surprise us!!!

What are you waiting for? Go help energize the city of Snickers by playing the game at www.snickersgame.com

Prizes : Sony Play Station, Sony Ericsson mobile phones, Canon cameras, movie tickets and many more mystery gifts to be won!
The contest is open to Malaysian, Singaporean and Filipino from 8 July – 21 August.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Interactive Cinema, now in the Philippines - SM Winema

Some of the bloggers got the chance to try out the newest technology SM Cinema is offering. The SM Winema!

What comes into your mind when you were told or heard about the term "Winema"?

Honestly, I first thought that it's like playing Wii, only a cinema crowd level. Well, it's partially true.

Winema is actually an interactive game that everyone in the cinema will play before the movie starts. I don't think these games will replace the trailers (I hope not). In front of the cinema is a sensor that will actually detect the movement of your hands.

You will play the game this way:

Here are some videos of the actual game play:

Other posts about SM Winema:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SM's Most Interactive Cinema. Ever.


SM Cinema tells its movie watchers to “prepare for the most interactive cinema experience ever.” Based on their ad materials, this interactive experience seems to involve something dynamic and playful, insinuating hand waving motions. If this is so, then it would be a first in Philippine cinema.

Together with the advent of 3D movies, efforts of creating unique encounters like the “interactive cinema experience” while watching in theatres is what makes cinemas still one of the best places for leisure.

This project is to be launched late April at the Digital Theater of SM Megamall, in time for the series of blockbuster movies this summer.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Online Easter Egg Hunt - With Real Prizes!!!

Are you in for it?


Not only will you just be searching for online easter eggs but, you could also win P500 pesos worth of cellphone load!

Want to join? Here's how:

Rules and Mechanics from Aloo.ph Facebook page.
Happy Easter! Join our Easter Egg Hunt and get a chance to win 500 pesos worth of cellphone load. Simply check-in this Easter Sunday and find our eggs.

We have scattered virtual Easter eggs at predetermined spots for you guys to discover. Simply login at alooph and check-in to where you'll be celebrating Easter this coming Sunday (April 4). If you have checked-in to a spot with a hidden virtual egg, you will receive an email (using your alooph email address) letting you know that you have won.

Contest Mechanics:

1. You must check-in on April 4, 2010 (Easter Sunday)

2. You can only win once.

3. Depending on the predetermined spot, there can be more than one virtual egg.

4. Discovering our virtual eggs will be first come first serve. (Or in this case, first check-in first serve) So if there are 3 virtual eggs at Spot A, then the first 3 people will win those eggs for that particular spot.

5. Once you have checked-in to a winning spot, we will email you instructions on how to avail your 500 peso cellphone load. (We will email winners before the day ends.)

6. Winners will receive their load within the following week. (Starting April 5)
from http://www.aloo.ph
Mark your calendars! Don't forget to join! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Globe Unlimail Questions and Solutions


1. What is UNLIMAIL?
UnliMAIL is an unlimited mobile email service that enables you to send and receive emails directly on your mobile device anytime, anywhere.

*UnliMAIL is currently on BETA version until March 31, 2010.

2. What is UnliMAIL Beta?
Beta is the initial version of UnliMAIL. During this period, we invite you to download and try UnliMAIL for yourself. Any inputs and comments on the service may be relayed to the team for consideration of inclusion in the final UnliMAIL version.

3. What can UNLIMAIL do for me?
With UNLIMAIL, you are able to enjoy unlimited email communication and the freedom of mobility. Send and receive emails anytime, anywhere. Your emails are delivered to you real time, as if you were really online. No need for internet. Whether you’re at the beach or mall, you are online 24/7.

Other benefits of UNLIMAIL:
• For entrepreneurs and employees, you have your own mobile workspace
• You are able to respond to urgent emails without need for a PC
• You are able to send multiple emails to a group of people

4. Is my handset compatible with UNLIMAIL?
Currently, the only the following handsets are supported by UNLIMAIL but please watch out as we will be continually rolling out and expanding supported handsets:

Nokia N73
Nokia N95
Nokia E90
Nokia E65
Nokia 6210 Classic
Nokia 6620 Classic
Nokia 3250
Nokia N80
Nokia E51
Nokia e63
Nokia e71

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

Please go to www.globe.com.ph/unlimail and check our device list. If your device is not on the list, please contact our support team to find out if we are developing a client that will support your device.

5. How do I register to UNLIMAIL?
• To register to UNLIMAIL, follow these simple steps:
• Text UNLIMAIL to 8888
• You will receive a SMS notification message containing a WAP link.
• To download the UNLIMAIL application for FREE, click on the WAP link.
• When asked for connection settings, choose myGlobe Connect APN.
• The application will automatically download onto your phone.
• Upon successful download, load the UNLIMAIL application on your phone to start sending and receiving emails.

Once the pilot promo ends on March 31, 2010, you will have to send a SMS to activate your subscription after downloading the UNLIMAIL application.


6. How much does it cost to register to UNLIMAIL?
As a pilot promo, UNLIMAIL will be on FREE trial until March 31, 2010.
Final tariff rates will be released prior to the promo expiry date.

7. Until when is the FREE promo trial of UNLIMAIL?
Free trial is until March 31, 2010.

8. Who can register to UNLIMAIL?
UNLIMAIL is available to all Globe Postpaid, Globe Prepaid, Globe Tattoo Mobile subscribers.

9. What email accounts can I push to my UNLIMAIL account?
UNLIMAIL supports the following email and PIM data on Symbian based devices:
• Gmail – Inbox, contacts and Calendar
• Hotmail/Windows Live mail – Inbox
• Yahoo Mail
• AOL mail – Inbox
• ISP based POP3 or IMAP accounts - Inbox only
• Microsoft Outlook, using the UNLIMAIL PC Connector – Inbox, contact and calendar
• Outlook Web Access – Inbox contacts and calendar
Important to note that for Java devices, the above email and data sources are supported, but only the Inbox can be pushed to the device.

10. What is Outlook Web Access?
OWA is the Microsoft Exchange Outlook web access Interface that enables you to access your Exchange server mailbox over the Internet.

11. What if my mail source is not on the list?
Please check back with us often, as we are adding new mail sources all the time. You may also place this request for our evaluation.

12. How many email accounts can I push to my UNLIMAIL account?
For Symbian users, you can sync as much email accounts as you wish. For JAVA users, you can sync as much as 5 email accounts.

13. Can I upload and download attachments using UNLIMAIL?
Yes you can upload and download attachments up to 500KB in size.

14. I can get email, but cannot send using my ISP mail
Some ISP's limit sending email through their outgoing (SMTP) mail servers ONLY to computers that are connected to their own network.
In this case, the UNLIMAIL Gateway is not permitted to send email though this ISP's SMTP mail server and you will only be able to receive email on your device.

15. Is my email safe using UNLIMAIL?
UNLIMAIL encrypts all the traffic using the AES128 bit encryption method, in no case is any data sent unencrypted over the UNLIMAIL infrastructure. The incoming mail is encrypted on the gateway, or on the PC Connector side and can only be decrypted by the device it is meant for. Similarly, outgoing email is encrypted on the device and can only be decrypted by the gateway

16. Does UNLIMAIL keep any of my data on its servers?
No, UNLIMAIL dos store any data on its servers, UNLIMAIL does NOT use the store-and- forward method, so data is pushed to the device ONLY when the device is connected

17. Does UNLIMAIL work in my office with the proxy server?
Yes, UNLIMAIL uses the standard http ports of your office's proxy server, the same ports that your browser uses to connect to the Internet

18. Do UNLIMAIL people know my email password?
No, your Email password is stored encrypted on the device and is sent encrypted to the process running on the gateway.
When the device disconnects, the password is removed from the gateway memory.

19. What do I do if I lose my device?
If you misplace or lose your device, you need to change your mail account password so that if anyone finds your device cannot use UNLIMAIL to access your email account.

20. Where can I get help with my UNLIMAIL?
For help in configuring and using Globe Tattoo UNLIMAIL, you may call Globe’s 24 hr customer service hotline at 730-1000 or toll-free at 222. You can also visit the website for the UNLIMAIL user guide at http://www.globe.com.ph/unlimail.

20. How do I check my registration status?
Just text UNLIMAIL STATUS to 8888.

21. If I open a HTML link on my UnliMAIL device, will browsing be free also?
No. By clicking on the HTML link, you are directed to your phone’s web browser. Once this happens, you are charged the standard Globe Mobile Internet rate of Php 5 for 15 minutes.

22. Why can’t I view, download, send attachments?
The attachment functionality will be part of the UnliMAIL upgrade on February 26, 2009.
Do note that JAVA clients can only receive and forward attachments. Also allows users to open 100kb max attachments.

> Read more about Globe Unlimail
> Globe Unlimail Press Release


Unlimited Email Service - Globe Unlimail

Unlimited Email Happiness from Globe Tattoo
If unlimited offers make you drool, if the gadget freak in you loves to type more than talk, and if the thought of not having email at your fingertips gives you pangs of separation anxiety, Globe Tattoo gives you the ride of your life with a new never-say-die deal that make mobile email virtually limitless.

With hard work as your addiction and email as your drug of choice, Globe Tattoo UnliMAIL is the fix for you. With Globe Tattoo UnliMail, you get unlimited email right on your mobile phone, and it’s totally free until March 31, 2010.


Globe Tattoo UnliMAIL lets you send and receive emails at home, on the beach, at the mall, or from anywhere else you like. Even email attachments can’t stop you; download or view them as you please with no hassles. And you can hook up with your current web-based inboxes like Yahoo! Mail, GMAIL, Windows Live, or your office Microsoft Outlook email. No smartphones, no laptops, no internet shops needed. You can be the consummate professional, always in the know even while on the go.

Globe Chief Marketing Officer Menchi Orlina says, “As we see it, we are not just a phone service, not just an internet or email provider; we are an enabler, the brand that helps young people express who they are and enjoy every facet of their digital lifestyle.

With Globe Tattoo our job is not just to put together offers that people will want to try. It’s also about blasting through the old limitations of calling, texting or emailing, and re-defining the experience so that Tattoo users get not just the best possible deal and a rich experience that really delights them and keeps them plugged into everything they love.”

Globe Tattoo has made mobile fun easier and more affordable than it’s ever been. Get Tattooed and get set for unlimited happiness.
Text UNLIMAIL to 8888 to download the UnliMAIL application for FREE or visit www.globe.com.ph/unlimail for more info.

Do you want a detailed instruction on how to use Globe Unlimail?
> read my other blog entry about Globe Unlimail here.
> Globe Unlimail Frequently Asked Questions