LG Nexus 5 is now available exclusively on Smart, free on Unli Data Plan 1500

Smart and LG recently launched the latest Google Phone, the Nexus 5, which is now available exclusively on Smart Postpaid and Prepaid. The LG Nexus 5 16GB (32GB not available), which comes in black and white, will be available in different Smart postpaid plans but becomes free starting at Smart Unli Data Plan 1500. With this plan,...

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Google Maps for mobile gets turn-by-turn navigation in the Philippines

If you’re an avid use of Google Maps on your mobile device, you’ll be happy to know that turn-by-turn navigation is already available for the country. It’s still in beta though so don’t expect accurate and up-to-date navigation just yet. This turn-by-turn navigation feature has been officially announced for Android devices brought...

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Google buys Waze social mapping and nagivation app for $1 billion

Earlier this week, Google Inc. completed a deal that brings Israel-based crowd-sourced mapping and navigation app, Waze, to their fold for $1 billion, away from rivals Apple and Facebook. What makes Waze a unique navigation app is that real-time traffic and road status information is possible since it is crowd-sourced from the Waze...

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Play Atari’s Breakout on Google’s image search

To commemorate the 37th year of Atari’s Breakout, Google create a little easter egg on their image search that will surely take a few minutes of your time. If you don’t know the game Breakout, it’s a game inspired by Pong, then in turn inspired the game called Arkanoid which you probably know. The object of the game is to clear all...

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Google Translate now handles Cebuano

Sa unsa nga paagi ang imong buhaton? Sounds right? Or no? That’s how Google translates “how do you do” in Cebuano. If you find yourself traveling in Central Visayas or some parts of Mindanao and need to communicate in Cebuano, Google Translate can now help you somehow. The translation above may seem a bit off, but it’s still in the...

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Google PH launches local elections-related resource page

Google Philippines, along with various local media outlets, collaborated to bring Filipino voters a one-stop online hub for local elections-related news and information. Google.com.ph/elections curates stories from broadcast networks such as ABS-CBN, GMA, PTV, and SOLARtv, as well as online news portal Rappler, Philstar.com,...

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Google to shut down Google Reader

If you’re one of the users of Google Reader, like me, then it’s time to looks for a new feed subscription reader. Google just announced that they are retiring their Google Reader service which will have its last of duty on July 1, 2013. They stated two reasons for doing so: declining usage activity and to pour their resources into...

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Google finally sets up shop in the Philippines

For the longest time, local Google initiatives usually stem out from Google Singapore but now, the company realized the need to invest on a Manila office to initiate efforts that will improve services to address the needs specific to the Filipino market. “The Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital...

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Google bares Nexus 7 with HSPA+, brings down 16GB WiFi to $199

Planning to make your iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 decision much harder, Google recently bared a few interesting developments to their 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet. First is a Google Nexus 7 version with HSPA+ that comes in 32GB version only. This one already comes with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update which has a few new features...

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First Impressions: Google Nexus 7

Jul 22, 12 First Impressions: Google Nexus 7

Posted by in Featured, Laptops & Tablets

Hi guys, Niño here along with my new Google Nexus 7 and I’m going to give you a brief tour of this new budget Android tablet! Before I head on to my first impressions, let’s do a little unboxing first. Fresh from unboxing the MacBook Pro with Retina Display last week, I have a basis to compare flagship products from two of...

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