Category Archives: mobile apps and gadgets

Fight Typhoon Interference on Your Phone


5 things mobile phone owners should do to ensure uninterrupted service during typhoon ‘PLDT Manila said it is prepositioning restoration equipment and personnel in the Visayas, Southern Luzon and Northern Mindanao regions — all of which are on the path … Continue reading

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Your Smartphone as Key to Starwood Hotel Rooms


The First Truly Mobile, Keyless Room Entry ‘It’s a mobile office. It’s a virtual wallet. It’s a lifeline. And now, it’s a hotel room key. This fall, the smartphone will get a whole lot smarter – especially while on the … Continue reading

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This Twitter App Could Prevent Suicide


Samaritans Launches Twitter App To Help Identify Vulnerable People ‘Samaritans, the leading suicide prevention charity, today is launching Samaritans Radar – a free web application that monitors your friends’ Tweets, alerting you if it spots anyone who may be struggling … Continue reading

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You Can Now Let Your Finger Do the Reading


Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab ‘Trace a page with your finger and Finger Reader will read it out loud for you. The device, currently in development by the MIT Media Lab, … Continue reading

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Why do Cell Phone Calls Still Suck?


‘The IEEE’s Spectrum magazine just published a good article on the subject, “All smart, no phone: Cellular carriers are dragging their heels over technology to improve voice quality,” that identifies the core problems and the technology fixes that can help. … Continue reading

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Was ‘Charmine Chou’ a social experiment for case study?


Sexy FB posts get OFW in trouble with Saudi authorities ‘In the spirit of balance reporting, we are posting screenshots of the public posts cum explanation made by a certain Suzy Bautista, said to be a Master of Arts student … Continue reading

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Facebook Joins Networks with Disaster Apps


Facebook Can Now Help You Out During Disasters ‘Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook’s latest new feature is intended for use only in serious situations. Unveiled today in Japan, Safety Check notifications are pushed to users … Continue reading

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