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Apple’s iPad and the Android, biggest winners of 2010

Jan 01, 11 Apple’s iPad and the Android, biggest winners of 2010

Posted by in Featured, From the editor

Looking back at 2010, we saw how things in the gadget world turned out. 2009 was the year of the netbook and we thought it was the tablet’s time to shine in 2010 with the introduction of the Apple iPad paving the way for touch screen mobile internet devices. However, it didn’t pan out that well for other manufacturers especially...

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PTB’s Top 5 Mobile Phones of 2010

Dec 31, 10 PTB’s Top 5 Mobile Phones of 2010

Posted by in Featured, From the editor, Mobile

The year has almost ended and we’ve seen a lot of really good gadgets pass by our hands. A lot of good phones especially and what we’ll do here is give a rundown on the top 5 phones of 2010 specifically leaning towards the smartphones. Our top 5 phones are not just driven by price nor by worldwide popularity but what we’ll do here...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review

Dec 30, 10 BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review

Posted by in Featured, Mobile, Reviews

The Blackberry Curve 3G (9300) is the much-awaited upgrade of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 which sorely lacks 3G. It even has the same price point as that of the Curve 8520 when it first came out. Hopefully, this review will give you an idea if it’s worth upgrading your old Curve to the new one or for new BlackBerry users to get this...

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Five Innovations in the Next Five Years according to IBM

Here’s something long but otherwise an interesting read from IBM (geek alert). They just revealed the five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. Think about stuff that we only see in the TV and movies. These will be a reality in the near future. In the next five years, technology innovations will change...

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Can the Samsung Galaxy Player compete with the iPod Touch?

Dec 29, 10 Can the Samsung Galaxy Player compete with the iPod Touch?

Posted by in Audio & Video, Featured, Gadgets, Gaming

Samsung is set to unveil their new Galaxy Player next month at the CES 2011 and a lot of people who’ve heard of it thinks that this is Samsung’s direct response to Apple’s successful iPod Touch. So can the Samsung Galaxy Player really compete with the iPod Touch? Initial specs revealed include a 4-inch SLCD display, Android 2.2 OS,...

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The Great Lenovo-PTB Laptop Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the lucky winner of a Lenovo Essential G460 laptop in our Lenovo – PTB Laptop Giveaway contest. She is none other than Mary Jane de Guzman. Including the first two rounds of our mini-contests, there was a total of 580 entries eligible to win the Lenovo G460. Some, like Mary Jane, had multiple raffle entries...

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NTC allows capping of broadband data

In a revised draft Memorandum Order on Minimum Speed of Broadband Connections, The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) allowed broadband service providers to cap the daily volume data allowed per subscriber. With this move, NTC hopes that internet providers will finally improve their service reliability which is often the...

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Farmville is our Facebook Game of the Year for 2010

Any FarmVille (ex or otherwise) players out there? This popular farming game from giant game developer Zynga gets the number one spot as the mostly played Facebook game for 2010. I’ve been tracking top Facebook games every month based on monthly/daily active players worldwide (via developerAnalytics) since August of last year....

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Moshi Vortex Review

Dec 27, 10 Moshi Vortex Review

Posted by in Audio & Video, Featured, Reviews

I’ve been trying out this earphones from Moshi called the Vortex when it landed on our lap a week ago. Moshi is more known for its Apple accessories like casings and sleeves more than sound technology. In fact, the Vortex is their only audio equipment at the moment. The Vortex is not cheap at less than Php3,000 so you’re maybe...

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Facebook overtakes Yahoo at number 3

It’s bound to happen. Facebook is now the third’s largest website worldwide in terms of traffic overtaking Yahoo!, according to comScore. The November 2010 results are in and Facebook got an estimated 648 million unique visitors from all over the world as compared to Yahoo’s 630 million. Number 1 is still Google at 970 million...

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So what did you get for Christmas?

Merry Christmas guys and girls! Before I start compiling the lists of entries for our Lenovo Laptop Giveaway, I just want to say thank you for supporting PTB.  It’s been a great Christmas 2010 and as a tech blogger, I was able to attend around 6 Christmas parties not including family-related ones. Got a lot of wine and...

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Skyfire for iPad now available, Flash videos watch out

The long wait is over for users who desire to view Flash videos on their iPad. After the approval by Apple, Skyfire for iPad is now available in the App Store for $4.99. Ok hold on. For those who don’t know what Skyfire does, it’s a webkit browser app that allows you to view flash videos on your device. It cannot render Flash...

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