Turn by turn navigation with voice guidance for iPhone from Nokia

I'll update this post once i get hold of a pc but for the meantime, i'd like to share this amazing Map app called HERE Maps by Nokia.

This map has more information than what iOS maps has to offer. It also gives you turn by turn navigation for trip via road, walk and even public transpo! And it didnt stop there, guess what? It brought voice guidance to iOS. Ive been a nokia user and i know how good their maps are. I just cant believe they are bringing it over to iOS.

It has limited capabilities at the moment, you cant know you current speed, you require data to get the maps info (but it provides you a way to download a map for a trip when there is wifi to save cost).

You can download one from the AppStore and learn more about it.

Smart Unli Fb, unlimited facebook access for P10/day

Smart is offering an unlimited Facebook access for only 10 pesos a day.

To register, just text FB to 211

Commando - contra-like game for iOS

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If you love contra, you'll semi-love this clone game for ios named Commando.

They have the same games design, even the same ammo type upgrade that flying football-with-wings drops when you hit em.

I just dont like the graphics of this game. I prefer the 16-bit colors from the original

Head on to appstore to download

How to fix iOS 6 problem on wifi always asking for password

I'm one of those people that is encountering a problem with the wifi connection not being saved on the settings, thus always asks for password everytime you connect. Aside from always entering password, when you also open the wifi connection properties , you will notice that the "forget this network" button is missing. This is another proof that you got the error too.

This usually happens if you restore a previous back up after the iOS 6 update and the network settings are not properly restored.

If ever you have encountered this problem, here's two way to fix it:

1. Simply change the ssid of the router to a new name that is different from the current one

2. Change the wifi password (but rarely works) , just do number 1 :p


iPhone 4s update to iOS 6

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I'm planning on updating to iOS 6 over-the-air . Lets see how it will go. Although i'm kinda anxious doing it today with millions, if not thousands, are also online downloading the update. Times like this usually ends up with bad downloads or corrupted updates and more that could make my update process craptacular.

I'll update you people.

Woke up after 3 hrs with message like this :
"an error has occurred while downloading the update"

Ill try again :)

IPhone 4s battery state after 9 months of use

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My phone's battery hardly last half a day after 9 months of use. I have to charge the phone atleast twice a day*.

These are the list of things i do on my phone on a daily basis:
- 8am , wake up with about 20% battery, use Flipboard to read news
- 8:30 , charge the phone while taking a bath
- 9am , leave home with around 30-40% battery, listen to music with my bluetooth headphone (and continue using flipboard while at MRT) till i arrive at office before 10am
- 10am , leave the phone on my desk with about 15-19% of battery, charging it till we go out of office for lunch
- 11:30am , take the phone at around 60%, leave office for lunch, CSR racing while waiting for elevator then FB/Twitter/Instagram/Flipboard while on the way to our lunch place
- 12:30pm, back at the office with about 35-45% of battery , occasional fb and twitter till around 5pm (i bring the phone out for merienda but i dont usually use it)

Smart Unli Social Plan 349 , unlimited text , facebook and twitter for 349 per month

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This plan gives the subscriber unlimited Facebook, Facebook Chat , Twitter (and more) for only P349 per month, PLUS a free phone!

Of course there is a catch, you can only have the free access if you access the social streams via the SmartNet* app.

The free phones are Samsung Galaxy Pocket and Netphone 501

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

2.8” QCGA LCD Display
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
2MP Camera
3GB user memory microSD
Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, digital compass

Netphone 501
TFT resistive touchscreen, 3.0 inch display
2MP Camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, microUSB v2.0
microSD 2 GB

*Facebook, YM, and Twitter will be unlimited if used through the app, SmartNet. For mobile internet, you get charged P10 for 30 minutes in a mobile browser. Facebook or Twitter apps will be charged P10 for 30 minutes.

From Smart

Globe Surf Bundles , Facebook, Twitter, Multiply, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Youtube for only 20 pesos per day



Unlimited Facebook ,Twitter & Multiply for only P20 pesos
text Fun20 to 8888


Unlimited Facebook, Yahoo Mail and Gmail for only P20 pesos
text Fun20 to 8888

Unlimited Facebook and Youtube for only P20 pesos
text Fun20 to 8888

This is a promo and valid only until Dec. 31, 2012.

From Globe

SMS exploit/hack and how to protect yourself

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Basically, the idea of the hack is that with proper tools, a certain person or lets say a hacker can change the "reply to" address while sending information is from someone you know. Hackers can use this method on varying ways ,to fool unaware users, like asking for account information by posing as bank , or a website administrator or a family member.

This hack is not only applicable to iPhone. According to apple, makers of iphone, every phone that uses sms is vulnerable to this exploit. Its a limitation of sms protocol and not iPhone's sms implementation only.

How do we protect ourselves?

Apple is urging its users to use iMessage instead but it will be difficult to do since not everyone is subscribe to mobile internet , and not everyone knows how to use iMessage.

A good and working solution or workaround for all cellphone user is :

If somebody asks for a sensitive information on text, call that person and double check if he is really asking for that info.Its better if you call that person using your phone's contact list instead of calling back to the number that appears on the text message. You can also use other medium of conversation to double check like facebook messenger, or IM chat, or BBM if you have it.

Please share

Sun Broadband prepaid , 50 for 1 day unlimited, 100 for 3 days and 250 for 7 days

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You replenish your Sun Broadband load by using a prepaid card (as pictured above) or you may also send load by texting (LOAD CODE) space (number of Sun Broadband SIM) and send to 2292.

SBW50 send to 2292

Widget City is selling Asus Nexus 7 tablet for as low as P12,750

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Widget city is selling Asus Nexus 7 tablet for only P12,750 for the 8gb and P15,750 for the 16gb variant. It may not be able to compete with Kindle Fire that is currently selling for as low as 9k on different online sellers or listings here in the Philippines , but, it is still more powerful that kindle and is more cost effective for me to buy.

● Great performance
● Very affordable price
● Updated with the latest Android OS

● Low internal storage
● No expandable storage
● No rear camera
● QA issues

Here is an excerpt from Yugatech's review of Asus Nexus 7

"Google made a lot of cost-cutting on the Nexus 7 and may have rushed Asus to manufacture the tablet which resulted into some poor quality control. However, this type of hardware in a price category that’s not been heard of in any other branded tablet manufacturer, the Google Nexus 7 has made a huge step forward."
 - Yugatech

To read the full review here from Yugatech

High end android phones and iPhones are now free on Smart Unli data plan 2000

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High end devices such as iPhone 4s, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 are now all free when you subscribe to Smart Unli Data plan 2000. Free meaning you dont have to cash out any amount to get the phones.

What does Unli Data Plan 2000 include?

Aside from unlimited mobile internet , it also includes 150 mins of calls and 200 free texts.

The catch? 30 month lock in period (2.5 years)

From Smart

Activate Sun Cellular SIM's internet , configure you phone

Two ways to do it:
1. Text ACTIVATE to 2300 (free service)
2. Call 200 using your Sun phone or 395-8000 via landline, and a customer service representative will assist you

You can also use this website from Sun to manually configure your handset click here

Foursquare v5 is now out, available for download

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I haven't checked the android marketplace yet so i cant say if this is already available for android users too. One thing is for sure though, iOS users can now enjoy this app with revamped ui. As you can see from the screenshots below, the new foursquare is now focused on recommendations an less of checking , but it still allow you to check in to places (anyway it is where their data comes from).

Focusing on recommendation is a good strategy for me since it will be a good place to start placing location based ads (nearest resto etc). We'll see.

*this post is published using blogger for iphone

Installous 5 released , supports bittorent

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Installous as claimed ,by hackulo.us , is the first mobile installation client to support bittorrent technology. It was not specified if theyre talking about iphone only or the whole mobile ecosystem. That said, im pretty sure i have use an app before from sumbian that lets me download a file via bittorent (months ago).

Installous 5 uses magnet link, i wont dwell too much on that since i know little about it , but the way i understand it is that the .torrent files or the files that describes the file-to-be-downloaded is not hosted on a central server, not needing trackers of some sort like isohunt, piratebay etc. another advantage of having this bittorent thingy is the ability to pause and reume downloads. A feature not available on the file hosts (which are very irritating to use, full of ads, waiting time ans captcha).

Head over to cydia and update or download your installous.

And this post is published via blogger app for iphone. Yeah!

Free Cydia Apps I installed after iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak

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I just updated my iPhone 4s to iOS 5.1.1 because a jailbreak for it has been released c/o Absinthe 2.0 by greenpois0n . My iPhone's previous version is iOS 5.0.1 and the update and jailbreak went on without a hitch.

Free Cydia Apps

For faster way on changing iphone settings

IOS App : Sing Something review

Sing Something is a new app or game for iOS developed by Cuketa. It was released 5 days ago with a gameplay very similar to Draw Something but instead of drawing, you sing and earn points along with your partner.

Its free to download and play. Right now there is a small number of song selection but according to their facebook page they will be constantly adding songs and categories.

Free mobile internet for Smart and Talk n' Text promo

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Get free 25mb of mobile internet every Monday, until Feb. 27, 2012.

Text FREE 25MB to 2200

This promo is open for Smart prepaid and postpaid, and Talk n' Text subscribers.
Promo valid every Monday from January 23, 2012 to February 27, 2012.

Philips SHB9000 Bluetooth stereo headphone review

Philips SHB9000  , volume keys on the bottom part of the right cup, as well as the play/pause button , 3.5mm  jack, micro usb charging slot

Just bought my Philips SHB9000 bluetooth headphones last weekend. I've been using Philips SHB6110 for two years already, it is still working fine but its foam are wearied out.


- Easy to pair (tested with Nokia e71, iPhone 4s, Nokia N8, PC and laptop with bluetooth connection).
- Long range - 10m, i've tried listening to music while walking on the office and leaving the phone of my desk, the quality of sound only degrades after 5-6 cubes (we have pretty big cubicles at the office so 10m is somehow accurate)

Max range between iPhone 4s and Philips SHb6110 headphone - How far is the bluetooth connectivity test
 - 3.5mm removable audio cable , if the headphone ran out of juice or if your mp3 player has no bluetooth connection, you can plug in dual 3.5mm male ended jack and use SHB9000 as a normal wired headphone.
Plug the included 3.5mm line in cable into the headset on one end and your music players 3.5mm headphone jack on the other end and you have a great high performance headphone for your nonBluetooth enabled music players!

Max range between iPhone 4s and Philips SHb6110 headphone - How far is the bluetooth connectivity test

my friend wearing the Philips shb6110 bluetooth headphone (black box)

My two friends and I went to Jog and play Frisbee at Amoranto Sports Complex here at Quezon City earlier this morning. I'm using my Philips SHB6110 bluetooth headphone to listen to music while we run, and to ask for Siri's help like sending a message to my mom asking what will be our breakfast when we got back home.

We are heading back home when one of my friend asks "Where is that music coming from? " , and I realize I wasn't wearing the headphone, left the music playing, and it is just tied on my friends bag. Then a question came to me, on our office i'm getting less than the bluetooth headphone's 10m/33feet documented range (even shorter in between walls).
Connectivity • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, handsfree, headset
• Bluetooth version: 2.0+EDR
• Maximum range: up to 33 feet / 10m
So we decided to test the actual working range between an iPhone 4s and Philips SHB6110 bluetooth headphone on an open area.

How to jailbreak (untethered) iPhone 4s and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 using Greenpois0n Absinthe tool


Jailbreaking is getting easier and easier for us users , while the actual jailbreaking tools are becoming harder for developers on the other hand

 I don’t know if any iOS hacker anticipated how much the A5 chip would completely change the game & up the stakes. The endless war we fight to jailbreak has become more & more difficult with each new device released, and our recent battle against A5 only proved this further.

and so , yes, our long wait is over , below is the set of steps you need to do in order to jailbreak your iOS device on 5.0.1

Nokia Asha 200 - a full QWERTY dual SIM phone

Pink Nokia Asha 200

Nokia has just launched the Nokia Asha 200 on Philippine. This QWERTY and dual SIM phone comes with 7 attractive colors (Graphite, Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink, Orange).  It has 2.4" screen (with 320x240 pixels, non touchscreen :( ) , Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR (no 3g & Wifi :( ) , 2mp Camera, and other standards on feature phones.

This phone may not be the most feature packed phone but it will surely maximize the way you use your "phone" (because its not a smartphone so dont expect too much) using traditional call and text with its Dual SIM capabilities (lets you use 1 phone with 2 sim cards) and a large 1430 mah battery that will keep it running for a very long time. It will be priced very aggressively so stay tuned for the price range as we gather information about it :P

View the press release below