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TARA: The Pinoy-made Smartphone Security App

Cellphones are probably the favorite targets of thieves and pick-pockets these days. They’re easy to snatch, and almost everyone of us carries at least one where ever we go. And once they’re snatched, cellphones — more so for smartphones, can easily be disposed through the grey market and direct transactions to private individuals. That is why cellphone manufacturers and app developers are creating smartphone apps that will let us trace our phones in the event that they get stolen.

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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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Easy Taxi Officially Launches Full-Scale Operations in Metro Cebu!

Easy Taxi, the world’s largest taxi booking app, formally opened it’s doors in Metro Cebu today, September 19, 2014, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Ayala Center Cebu Level 1 Expansion Building headed by Mr. Daniel Torres, Easy Taxi’s CEO for Philippine Operations.

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A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

GMA 7 makes Winning Cash and other Prizes more Fun with the Kapuso Milyonaryo Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices!

With the Kapuso Network launching an exclusive mobile gaming app for the fifth season of their Kapuso Milyonaryo Level Up Panalo digital promo available for both iOS and Android devices, GMA 7 is making it easier for everyone to win tax-free prizes. Read out our review of the game after the break.

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For starters, the Kapuso Milyonaryo Level Up Panalo game app is loaded with ad placements of the promo’s sponsors in a format of an endless running game.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

GrabTaxi goes on Beta Testing in Cebu! Get Zero Booking Fee until May 10!

GrabTaxi, probably the fastest and the most popular taxi booking app for smartphones finally goes on Beta Testing here in Cebu. Currently available in other South East Asian countries like Singapore, Thaliand and Malaysia and in Metro Manila in the Country, GrabTaxi is expanding their reach here in the Queen City of the South.

Beta_Cebu_webAnd as part of GrabTaxi’s Beta Testing stage in Cebu, the company is offering Zero booking fees for anyone in Cebu. Yes, you’ve read it right, free booking fees on all your GrabTaxi rides, until May 10.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Spotify Officially Launches in the Philippines, gets Exclusive Partnership with Globe Telecom

More than 10 days ago, we wrote about Coca-Cola officially bringing Spotify to country and how to get an exclusive, limited access to it. But, the global commercial music streaming service provider held their official launch yesterday at the hip and trendy 71 Gramercy in Makati City, together with the announcement of Spotify’s exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom.

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Spotify originally launched back in 2008 in Sweden, before reaching the US shores in 2011. Now that the popular music streaming service is finally available in the country, Filipino Spotify users have now access to over 30 million tracks, including an extensive OPM music library.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Uber comes to Manila; Here’s a First Hand Experience with the Premium Car service

Uber is a venture-funded transportation company that started in San Francisco, USA back in 2012. The premium car service has been secretly roaming the streets of Metro Manila since December of last year, and we here at CebuTechBlogger.com got a first hand experience.

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First off, the service is somehow like Grab-a-Taxi, where in you need to download the app, which is free by the way, from the Apple AppStore or from Google Play to book a car. After downloading the app, you just first need to configure your profile by entering your basic information, as well as saving your credit or debit card, as Uber does not support cash payments. Once you’re done with this, you are all set into booking your very own private car service.

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.

Learn Some of the New Key Features of Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile OS

Microsoft just unveiled the latest version of their very own Operating System for mobile phones and tablets, the Windows Phone 8.1. Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance boost, the new release of the Windows Phone OS brings a number of new features Windows Phone fans will absolutely enjoy.

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Although there’s no specific date yet, once the update gets released in the coming months, current Nokia Lumia owners on Windows Phone 8 will receive an over-the-air update of the latest WP 8.1 release. Catch some of the new key features found on the Windows Phone 8.1 listed below.

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.

Microsoft Office for the Apple iPad finally Released! Get the Download Links here

There’s no doubt that the most well-known productivity software there is the Microsoft Office suite. Almost everyone, if not all, knows and loves Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. And today, Microsoft has made the touch optimized Office Suite available for the Apple iPad free for download.

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Previously made available for the iPhone last June 2013, the iPad version hit the Apple App Store early this morning, at exactly 2 am Philippine Time. Although the wait for the Office Suite for the iPad is finally over for a lot of those waiting for it, the apps come with a catch.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Need to Block someone on Viber? Here’s the Complete How-To (at least for Android devices)

Instant Messaging (IM) voice-over-Internet Protocol apps for smartphones and tablets took the world by storm. Apps like Viber lets you text and call anyone, wherever they are in the world for free, as long as they have the same app on their phone or tablet. These messaging apps are usually free to download, and are starting to change the way we text. Messaging apps like Viber comes with “Delivered” and “Seen” features, letting you know if the person you sent a text to has already received and read your message.

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But as much as we’re all enjoying free messaging and call services through these kind of apps, some people are actually starting to abuse the service. So, if ever you’re wondering how to block someone on your Viber app, we have the steps for you.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Microsoft Rolls officially out OneDrive, comes with up to 15 GB of free Cloud Storage

Following the trademark dispute between Microsoft’s cloud storage SkyDrive and the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), the former was forced to change the name of the cloud service to OneDrive. Microsoft’s renamed cloud service officially rolled out today, and we have details about it.

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The name change was announced by Microsoft by the end of January through blog.OneDrive.com. And early this morning, Microsoft started sending out an e-mail announcement that the all new OneDrive has officially rolled out.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Flappy Bird Taken Down? No Problem. You Can Still Install it by Following this Guide!

Flappy Bird has been taken down officially today at 1 am (Philippine Time) from the Apple AppStore, as well as from the Google Play Store, following its Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen’s meltdown of not being able to “take it anymore”. Users who already have downloaded the app should not worry, as they will forever have the game on their phones and tablets.

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But for those who don’t have it on their  handsets — at least those using Android devices — worry no more. There’s an easy workaround to install the sensational game on your Android device, even if it has been already pulled out from the Google Play Store without the need for rooting. Follow the instructions below.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Developer Dong Nguyen to pull the plug on the hit game Flappy Bird

The latest game craze everyone is talking about all over the world may have taken mobile gaming by storm, Flappy Bird. But, in a more shocking news, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen announced that he’s pulling the plug on the game dubbed as the “Drug of the App Store”. Catch the sad details after the break!

RIP flappy birdJust a week after Flappy Bird hit the world wide phenomenal success, its developer Dong Nguyen announced on twitter that he is indeed taking the game down from the Apple AppStore and from Google Play as well, effective 1 am in Philippine time.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Flappy Bird Cheat Sheet for iOS Devices, No Jailbreak Needed!

Everyone has gone crazy thanks to the new smartphone game craze, Flappy Bird. The game is simple and fun yet annoying, and everyone hooked with the game just wants to get a high score to brag with their friends. Probably the highest score I’ve ever seen is at 157. Now if you wanna reach that score or even higher without breaking a sweat, we found a little workaround. I’m pretty sure my friend didn’t cheat or used a hack, but who says we can’t?

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Now this hack works for iOS devices, without the need for a Jailbreak. What you’ll need is of course the Flappy Bird game installed on your iPhone or iPad, a nifty app called iExplorer (you can download it here for free), plus the hack file for passing through the pipes (download here).

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Step by Step Guide on Downloading Facebook Paper App in Philippines or Outside the US

Last week, Facebook released their very own News Reader app, the Facebook Paper. It’s a very neat application for keeping track of your newsfeed, as well as the latest stories, news and other topics you want to keep a tab on with just a swipe of finger, just like reading the newspaper or a magazine–a feature we have all seen with the very famous Flipboard app.

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Just like what I said, it’s an amazing app currently exclusive for iPhone users. The sad news is, it’s still a US App Store exclusive. There’s also word that Facebook has no immediate plans on making it available for the iPad and Android users, as well as for International iPhone users as well.

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.

Flappy Birds, the Latest Game Craze Everyone is Talking About

Move over, Candy Crush, as there’s a new game craze taking the whole world by storm, Flappy Bird. We tried it ourselves, and it is annoyingly addictive.

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Developed by Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen published under .GEARS Studio and is available for iOS and Android devices, Flappy Bird has a very simple objective. Fly endlessly without hitting the obstacles in the form of green pipes. All you have to do is tap the screen for the cute yellow bird fly, then tap again as it goes down for him to fly up again.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.