Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPad: When you are being taked about, you must be doing something right

Postive. Negative. Neutral. It is still publicity. -Cheftonio

This is another crazy yet effective marketing tactic of Steve Jobs and it sure is working! Congratulations! The crazy name, or so we thought has given Apple all the free publicity they can get, for free, virally!

Below are some of the funniest iPad photos / remarks I have ever saw:
New updated Funny iPad images:

Funny remarks from all over the net:

I really am curious how all these whiners propose to use a camera on a 10" form factor iPad to take photos. Seriously?

my favorite iPad name joke, from @olgakhazan: "it just sounds like someone from boston saying iPod."

Too funny! RT @KKSchiller iPad is actually a $700 iPod Touch with a Boston accent

@scottros: so funny, so true, so painful RT @kevinmarks: It wouldn't be an apple launch without a new incompatible video connector

Steve, I'ma let you finish, but Moses had the greatest tablet announcement of all time #iPad #Apple

You have a funny comment or a hilarious photo? feel free to comment below :)

Oh, By the way, If you have a Facebook account and happen to be living currently in the Philippines, I suggest you check out the contest from They are giving away an Apple iPod Touch just for tagging friends. (It's called the Tag 'em Contest). G'luck! :)

Read Contest Rules here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Leaked Photos: New Huntkey Products

I'm so excited to post this. No where anywhere in the internet could you find these photos as of the moment because these photos are leaked!!!

From an insider working in Huntkey, these are just some of the products to be released by Huntkey this 2010!!!

I must admit, Huntkey has been improving a lot year after year! I've personally been using Huntkey PSUs for a year or 2 already. Excellent performance as I usually turn off my PC once a week only.

On topic, here are the said leaked photos:

Huntkey PSUs are looking somewhat very similar to Enermax PSUs

The casing is similar to the one that Thermaltake makes.

Huntkey, don't sue me for posting the leaked photos here in my blog. LOL.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

iPhone Portable Charger - Using AA Batteries

This is my 2nd month searching for the ultimate iPhone portable power supply (in case I would be roughing it out in the woods soon where there are no electricity).

Well, Just last week, I purchased a portable iPhone charger from Infomax in Megamall. The packaging and unit is exactly what I will show below:

I bought it for 700 Pesos (Roughly around $15.25 USD). Before purchasing it, I tested it. It worked well as my iPhone unit indicated that it was charging.

I took it home and tried if one set of 2 AA batteries can fully charge my iPhone 3g. I started charging it at around 25% remaining battery life. Surprisingly, after charging it for 1 hour+, the battery level indicated that there was only 6.25% left!

So, instead of charing my iPhone 3g, it was draining it!
I returned the unit 2 days after and thank God that infomax refunded me cash without any questions asked. I've been a loyal infomax customer although I know that they are a bit more expensive versus other gadget shops in the Philippines.

Just yesterday, January 17, 2010, I went to Digital Hub Robinsons Galleria branch and I saw another neat iPhone portable charger! This time, it was just priced at 495.00 pesos! (roughly $10.80 USD). They clearly explained that by using 2 AA batteries, It can charge my iPhone anywhere I go.

It looked like this:

The brand was "Clik".

Compared to the charger I bought from Infomax, Clik doesn't have a cable attached where you can directly charge your iPhone/ Apple gadgets.

The advantage of Clik is, you can charge your gadgets that can be charged via USB anywhere! UNTIL, I tested it...

It Might be too good to be true. I experienced the same thing. I started charging my iPhone 3g at around 50% then, 1 hour after, the battery went down to around 30%.
It's not charging too!!!

Well, I immediately returned it within less than 2hours of my purchase. Guess what? I had to argue my way just for Digital Hub to refund my item.

See the difference with Digital Hub and Infomax? After 30 minutes of asking them for a refund because their item wasn't doing what it was supposed to do, they did refund me. I just lost 30 minutes of my lifetime asking for a refund. This is why I like infomax more even if it's a bit more expensive.
After buying 3 iPhone portable power chargers, it looks like I still haven't found a working one. I guess I really have to stick with the AC charging method? Darn it! Why is iPhone battery life so short? :s

I'm hoping that I can find the perfect portable charger for my iPhone.

I'm going to purchase next a solar charger I found somewhere and make a review of it also. It was priced at only 400.00 pesos. Worth a try, I think.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mobile Power Station for iPod follow-up review - DO NOT BUY!

Remember the iPhone back-up battery power I bought last December? Apparently, after 2 weeks of using it, it just wouldn't work anymore! That explains the1-week warranty duration! In short, you get what you pay for. Pay for a cheap-o device, get cheap-o quality!
Actual unit - Mobile Power Station iPhone backup battery

I bought it at Greenhills last December 2009

Here is the box:

Back view of the box

Well, if you plan to use it for just 2 weeks, this might be what you are looking for. It's like renting an external battery for 400 pesos a week. UGH! expensive!

What's Your Bra Color? It's a Facebook Meme/ Viral thing

Why the hell am I making an entry about this?

Well, it all started when I was wondering earlier why the hell a lot of people are putting colors in their statuses. Well, if you are also wondering, you are not alone. Read on.

I'm not sure if this is a Viral marketing campaign of an underwear company BUT, it's working, I tell you. Being in a conservative country like the Philippines, the response to this campaign was awesome! Well, if they were to make a male version of it, I won't even think about joining. No way Jose!

Still not clear? Here's the gist:

In an Internet meme that spread like wildfire on January 7 (January 8 in the Philippines), female Facebook users have been posting the supposed colors of their brassieres in a concerted effort to increase public awareness of breast cancer.
As a marketer, this sounds more like a "Viral Marketing" campaign rather than plainly something like promoting awareness for breast cancer, which is odd because breast cancer awareness month is in October, nine months away from where we are now.

A message has supposedly been circulating around Facebook, which reads: "Something fun is going on. Write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. And send this on to ONLY women no men. It will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before the men wonder why the women have a color in their status…LOL!"
Want to read more about it? Check out this article in

Bayan Wireless Broadband user spotted in the wild!
Bayan Telecommunications Holdings Corporation a.k.a. BayanTel has already announced before the plans of providing wireless mobile internet within Metro Manila. To date, we haven't heard of any news on when they will be launching the said service to the public.

Well, this week, we saw someone using it! Does this mean that the service will be available soon?

Here was the photo I took when I saw it:

Apparently, as announced, the Bayan Wireless Broadband utilzes the EV-DO technology. According to,

>Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only
>Rides on CDMA signal- 1x data capability
>Up to 10 times the peak data rate of the next best public wireless solution - 800 - 1,000 Kbps (kilobits per second) average download speeds, comparable to DSL speeds
>1xRTT: 50Kbps - 100Kbps Upload and Download (bursts to 144Kbps)
>EVDO Rev 0: 400kbps-1000kbps Download (bursts up to 2.0Mbps), 50kbps-100kbps Upload (bursts to 144Kbps)
>EVDO Rev A: 600Kbps-1,400Kbps Download (bursts to 3.1Mbps), 500Kbps-800Kbps Upload (bursts to 1.8Mbps)
For the rates? A blog post dated April 06,2009 said that it would be P699.00. It was also mentioned there that it would provide around 256kbps. But from the info I got from an insider just today, January 08, 2010, the one I saw was subscribed to the 512kbps. I haven't asked if higher speeds would be also available.

It was really fast! We streamed videos as if we were using a wired broadband connection. For a 512kbps, it seemed like 2mbps! Well, I think that the reason behind it is, the Bayan Wireless Broadband isn't saturated yet.

The Bayan Wireless Broadband speed just annoys me. Why? I am subscribed to a 3mbps Globe Broadband, A wired DSL service by Globe yet, my "modified" Sun Broadband wireless and this 512 Bayan wireless is way faster than what Globe provides.

*Globe Broadband did improve a bit when 2010 entered, still, not fast enough for a 3mbps sub.

Bayan Wireless Broadband profile settings:
Access number: #777

iWantv! I want TV! (Sky Broadband and Bayan DSL)
Good news to Sky Broadband and Bayan DSL subscribers!

Enjoy iWantv! for FREE!!!
iWantv! is a website that hosts all your favorite ABS-CBN and cable channel shows. This is a value-added service offered by Sky Broadband and Bayan DSL for their subscribers* (*With at least 512kbps package)!

There will be 2 kinds of streamed shows:
1 is what they call the Video on Demand and the other is the LIVE streaming of selected ABS-CBN/ Cable shows

For the Live Show streaming, here are the list of available shows as of January 2010 in iWantv!

1. ANC
2. DZMM Teleradyo
3. Al Jazeera
4. Myx

Video on Demand
As of January 2010, here are the list of Video on Demand shows available in iWantv!

1. Katorse
2. May Bukas Pa
3. Dahil May Isang Ikaw
4. Pinoy Big Brother
5. TV Patrol
6. Bandila
7. SNN
8. The Buzz
9. E-Live
10. Wowowee
11. Maalaala Mo Kaya
12. Kalye
13. Correspondents
14. Profiles
15. XXX
16. SOCO
17. Bottomline with Boy Abunda
18. Sports Unlimited
19. Showtime
20. Lifestyle Channel Shows (MetroWear Randy Ortiz 60s, MetroWear Gala, Metrowear FDCP 2008)

If you are not a Bayan DSL or Sky Broadband subscriber, you cannot watch these shows because only their subscribers can access the iWantv! website with a username/ password.

If you are a Sky Broadband or Bayan DSL with at least 512kbps subscription, CONGRATULATIONS! You can watch the said videos in iWantv! FOR FREE starting January 16, 2010!

How to register/ access the iWantv! for free?
Instructions on how to use/access iWantv for free:

1) Go to
2) If you are going to use it for the first time, register** here
3) After registering and receiving your account details, you can now login at
4) You are now ready to watch LIVE shows and/or Video on Demand FOR FREE!

**When you are registering, please have your Sky Broadband or Bayan DSL account number with you. You will be asked to enter it upon registering. Check your e-mail after to get your username and password.

Step 3: Then just choose whether you want to watch live TV or video on demand.

As of the moment, MAC OS users won't be able to utilize this service but according to them, they are working on it as you read my post. BUT! MAC OS that has Windows OS CAN watch the said FREE shows on iWantv!

Based on my testing, the video on demand shows are current meaning, the TV Patrol news I saw last night can be watched at anytime on the following day. The same goes with your favorite Pinoy teleseryes.

Unfortunately, imported teleseryes like Boys over flowers and other koreanovela, Tsinovela and the likes won't be available because of copyright issues and rights.

Again, this is not a paid service. This is a free service to SkyBroadband and Bayan DSL customers brought to you by ABS-CBN interactive, Bayan DSL and Sky Broadband.

More updates to follow. For the meantime, you can check out their website at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 hacked Blog section was hacked by someone named Goro

In the said website, this is what you can see:

HaCkED By GORO (Vadim Afonkin)



Phone: +1-617-8389345

Screenshot below by Cheftonio:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Advantages and Disadvantages of RFID

I'm sure you've gone shopping on the recent Christmas holidays or have travelled. And with that, i'm sure that you unknowingly (or knowingly) experienced the RFID technology in one way or another.

Notice the 2 post like structures on shops that looks like this?
These are RFID scanners. It protects the shops' products from being shoplifted. On those products, you will see these stickers:
Another use of RFID technology is for the E-pass tag used in South Luzon Expressway. This saves motorists time because rather than lining up to pay for toll and wait for change, embedded in car windshields, this RFID tag collects tolls automatically as people drive by.

BUT let me remind you readers. Not all technology are good. Some, can be used for the darker side of the world.

RFID tags can invade your privacy. Just imagine, if LTO implements this, they can get all the information they will need even without your permission. Although this is great advancement for a slow country like ours, the intentions are NOT for the betterment of the country.

One of the dark sides of this is, this will act as a fund raising activity for the upcoming elections. Last 2008, almost six million or 5,891,272 cars were registered. If LTO would charge 350 pesos per RFID, it would equate to roughly two billion! (2,061,945,200) -- (I'll leave your imagination to imagine the results)

(This strategy is also the same with GMA's strategy. She implemented the 3-year LTO registration for new vehicles. By doing this, the current government can use the funds in advance at the same time, leaving a budget problem to the new President)

Also, 350 pesos for one RFID tag sticker?? Outrageous! According to some websites, one tag costs around 70-80 pesos. Yes... BUT THAT WAS BEFORE! Did you hear that Japan, is aiming to reduce the cost to 5 YEN?!?! According to some sources, RFID chip costs around 20-30 pesos only.

If those car theives can escape the government by faking the authentic LTO documents, changing the chassis number and engine number, what's going to stop the car theives from faking a RFID tag? This is much easier for them to do rather than doing those I mentioned first. Much easier, what if they just remove the sticker?

LTO officials were of course using the "positive effects" of using RFID on interviews but don't divulge the other side of it. If they want to prevent colorum and theft, why don't they start internally? Besides, if they are going to use this to implement better road discipline, they are wrong! It's those government officials who keeps breaking the rules!

Worst case, they should only implement this on PUBLIC VEHICLES, including GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. (Government vehicles are public property, right?) Gov't vechiles are being used in weekends to go to malls, parks and other entertainment places. This is where RFID can be useful!

The COA issued Circular 75-6 dated Nov. 7, 1975 that says all government motor vehicles, when not in official use, must be kept in the garage designated by the bureau, office or entity to which they belong.

Want to hear a much more evil plan?

THIS.IS.EVIL. - Embedding of a chip in your hands.

This technology will be put to evil use as predicted in the bible so be warned.

It is very possible the "mark of the beast" will be a Digital Scanned Tattoo (DST), the next generation of microchip implant technology. "CHIP IN YOUR HAND, TATTOO IN THE HEAD. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT STARVE AND BE DEAD."

16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. -

Revelation 13:16-17 (New International Version)

May you all be forewarned.

If you have more time, try and read this article too:
Big Brother under your skin. The future is now. Microchip implant free for every Venti Latte!