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.