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Month: August 2012

iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad App Giveaway – Popping Birds!

It has been for a while now since we gave away products here on CTB; we actually received several giveaway requests, mostly from software and app developers, so you guys could expect similar giveaways in the future. And yes, what CTB will giveaway this time is a premium game app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users. I would say, don’t fret for non-iOS users though as we’ll try our best to do similar giveaways for your respective OS’es.

Popping Birds 2Popping Birds 1
Anyhow, this premium game app is called Popping Birds. I have downloaded this myself and of course, enjoyed playing it as well. The gameplay is very simple: you simply tap two or more of the same birds that are adjacent to each other to earn points. And each level has a set of number of points that you need to achieve, at least, so you can make it to the next level. It’s really that simple yet exciting. Below are some of the screenshots I got for you to see how the interface looks like.

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 & Curve 8520 Now Available in Globe Prepaid Kits

Still can’t decide whether to get a postpaid plan or not from Globe Telecom for its offering of RIM’s latest BlackBerry Curve smartphone? Well, perhaps you’d be glad to hear the telco is now offering the BlackBerry Curve 9220 in prepaid kit! But if you would still prefer the much cheaper and older BlackBerry Curve 8520, yet still offers a powerful multimedia and social networking experience – Globe Telecom also has it on its BlackBerry prepaid kit lineup as well.

Globe BlackBerry Prepaid Kit

The presser says Globe subscribers can avail of a BlackBerry Curve 9220 prepaid package for P9,990, while the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is available for a much cheaper P6,990 price tag. Both of these prepaid packages comes with a Globe Prepaid SIM, free three (3) months of BlackBerry Chat subscription offering users unlimited access to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and a premium BlackBerry smartphone skin for free.

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks.

He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

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Smart LTE Plan Sets You at Php 3500 for 10GB Data

Over a week ago, it has been tipped off that the official launch of Smart Communications 4G LTE service is imminent comes August 25th. The date was confirmed then through Smart’s official Facebook page last week, with the telco saying the first and much-anticipated commercial LTE service in the country will be launched officially at the Resorts World Manila, beginning 1PM on August 25th, Saturday. The event is open-invite so everybody got a chance to witness the highlights right when Smart kick off the event.

But don’t you get all excited, folks. Smart is pushing LTE service in select locations in the country, but the initial availability would be in Metro Manila only. Smart has already tested the service in key cities in the southern part of the country as well, specifically in Davao and Cebu, yet the commercial availability on these cities has still to be announced. I’m inclined to believe though Smart’s commercial LTE service won’t launch here in the South until 2013. And I’d bet all my cards for that wild guess! But yeah, I wish Smart will get me surprised!

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He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum V6.9.0 Review

Digiarty Software, the creator of the popular DVD ripping solution WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, has released a new update of the software just a couple of weeks ago. Interestingly, I have tested such software back in 2010 so I decided to give it again another try, especially this time that I have also upgraded my OS to Windows 8 Release Preview. Though I already found it a perfect DVD ripping solution back then, I’m excited to see what Digiarty Software brings to the table with the newest version, that is, the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum V6.9.0. In any case you missed it, particularly those who are new here in CTB, I actually reviewed before the previous version (V5.9.2). You may check out my review of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum V5.9.2 here.

What is WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum 6.9.0 Main UI

For the uninitiated, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is basically a DVD ripping software, hence the name, that is capable of ripping contents of DVD discs so you can save such contents on other devices using various file types. These file types are for multimedia playback such as AVI, MP4, H.264, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, and etc. It may sound very technical for some, but in a nutshell, the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum allows you to rip DVD contents (like videos and music, or even ISO image files) so you can have it playable across several devices like Apple TV, iPhone, iPods and other MP3 players, iPad, GALAXY Tabs and other Android tablets, HTC smartphones, Samsung handsets, and more. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum runs only in Windows platform though, but there’s actually another version of the same name designed for Macs. Digiarty Software’s product page for WinX DVD Ripper Platinum says the software is compatible with Windows 98 up to Windows 7 – but I can personally attest it also works seamlessly with Windows 8.

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks.

He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

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Meet Sirri Hadley Rosales Padilla, a Tech Blogger Princess Named After Gadget

I’m very much excited to blog again following a weeklong break, but before I publish yet another real tech news and updates, allow me to share the momentous occasion that officially welcomed me into fatherhood. On August 9th, Thursday at around 12NN, my wife was admitted as she was expected to deliver our first baby. But we knew it, at 4cm cervical opening, the baby won’t be coming out yet ’till the next day. My wife’s physician, whom is the same ob-gyn who took her regular prenatal care, advised us to expect the baby in the afternoon of Friday, August 10th. Unfortunately, at around 6PM on the same day, the cervical opening only progressed to 6cm. It was then that I was worried since my wife has been at the labour room for 30 hours. At around 8:30PM, I was told that the cervical opening widened to 7cm, yet still not enough for the required 9-10cm for normal delivery. Though the alternative way won’t be easy specifically for my wife, we decided to have her underwent an abdominal delivery or caesarean (CS).

Sirri Hadley Padilla

I thought the operation would take longer, but surprisingly, while staring at the delivery/operating door less than 30 minutes after the surgery began – someone called my attention to look at the NICU window. And there she was, a 54cm tall and 7 lbs. baby girl, born at exactly 9:42PM of August 10th, 2012. I know you guys can relate the feeling, but yeah, I wanted to touch her yet I can’t. And I couldn’t help myself but keep on smiling. Few minutes later, my wife’s anaesthesiologist went out from the operating room, and though I was told about the infection “vertically transmitted” to the baby – we’re assured she’ll be fine once she finished her medication.

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks.

He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 Review

RIM Philippines sent CTB a review unit of its latest addition to the BlackBerry lineup in the country, the BlackBerry Curve 9220. The Curve 9220 is RIM’s latest offering for its entry-level Curve lineup yet it carries the latest version of the company’s proprietary mobile platform, the BlackBerry OS 7.1. Announced back in April, the BlackBerry Curve 9220 finally made its way in the Philippines a month later, and RIM Philippines brought the handset here in Cebu in June. This handset is marketed to appeal mostly for young smartphone users and teens alike, or as its category suggest – the Curve 9220 is for “entry-level” users. I have had so many quick encounters with BlackBerry devices in the past and I must admit that this is the first time I dated a BlackBerry phone, so I guess I had enough time to see myself what this handset has to offer inside and out. Anyhow, CTB’s full review of the BB Curve 9220 follows after the break.
BlackBerry-Curve-9220
The Build

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 measures 109 x 60 x 12.7 mm and in real world, it means it could sit comfortably in the palm of a typical Asian user. It’s not too big, nor too small – just an average-sized handset. In the frontage is the usual BB signature, that is the QWERTY keyboard; and the 2.44-inch display is just right above the row of useful keys namely (from left): the Send key, Menu Key, the Optical Trackpad, Escape Key, and End/Power Key. The phone’s earpiece speaker is just right above the screen beside the Notification LED.

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks.

He’s the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based Digital Marketing agency, TekWorx — with ventures AdWorx, an Outsourced Ad Ops agency, and BlogWorx, a full-fledged Blog Development service. Read his Full Curriculum Vitae.

For consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.