Judging people by their phones

What’s your phone? Mine’s a Sony Ericsson and, according to a survey by Nielsen Media Research, I’m likely to be an ambitious, success-driven, professional, and individualistic young man. Nielsen Media Research, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, found in a survey in Australia that certain customer types were attracted to certain phone brands. I’d likeContinue reading “Judging people by their phones”

Server monitoring site adds weekly e-mail reports

Mon.itor.us, a free service that monitors the availability of your web server, now sends weekly PDF reports on the uptime of your websites. The report provides a snapshot of the availability of your site within the week. The weekly PDF report seemed a recent addition to its already formidable lineup of services. This is stillContinue reading “Server monitoring site adds weekly e-mail reports”

A meandering: Philippine blog awards, nostalgia, and The Ballad of Tom Jones

This blog is one of the finalists in the technology category of the first staging of the Philippine Blog Awards. I’d like to thank the people behind it for the honor. It may sound passé but it is indeed honor enough to be one of the finalists. Never mind winning, I’m up against great techContinue reading “A meandering: Philippine blog awards, nostalgia, and The Ballad of Tom Jones”

Turn your mobile phone into a document scanner with Scanr app

I would give anything to have had this Scanr tool a decade ago when, as a beat reporter, I had to frequently photocopy documents for news stories. When I was still covering the Cebu City Hall beat, I did a series of news reports that exposed illegal collection of fees and various other transactions disallowedContinue reading “Turn your mobile phone into a document scanner with Scanr app”

Get unlimited photo storage with Zooomr

Photo sharing site Zooomr has removed the limits on the amount of photo you can upload and store in the site. Zooomr is currently undergoing transition to Mark III, a new version with over 250 new features and which offers users the ability to sell photographs and keep 90% of the sale. NO LIMIT. ZooomrContinue reading “Get unlimited photo storage with Zooomr”

Manage songs in your phone, mp3 player with Songbird

ITunes locks out other devices by limiting synchronization only to iPods and other Apple-approved devices. There are third-party software you can use to be able to manage songs in your phone or non-iPod mp3 player using iTunes but these applications can be complicated to install or tedious to use. SONGBIRD, K750i. The transfer queue ofContinue reading “Manage songs in your phone, mp3 player with Songbird”

Traffic, flood, crime data on your mobile phone

Apart from Bulacan State University’s Smart Phone Guard, the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (Sweep) project that really piqued my interest in this year’s Innovation and Excellence Awards is Ateneo de Manila University’s Smart Safety Assistance (3S). The system packages mobile services, using open source projects, into a system that offers people access, via aContinue reading “Traffic, flood, crime data on your mobile phone”

Read this and weep

Here’s a quiz for you. Look at the photo below (don’t read the caption yet). Which is more expensive? Is it 1.) the street lamp on this road in Mandaue City in Cebu or 2.) the motorcycle and the bag that contains a laptop, digital camera, and various other gadgets of my trade? Here’s aContinue reading “Read this and weep”

End of the Affair

(Blogger’s note: This break-up post was written a couple of weeks back.) We go way back, Globelines and I. More than 5 years, if I can recall correctly. I signed up with the company before Globelines became what it is today, one of two giant telecommunications companies that dominate the country. I signed up toContinue reading “End of the Affair”

Using mobile technology to control entry to houses, spy on intruders

Bulacan State University had the most number of entries to this year’s Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (Sweep) Innovation and Excellence Award. The school’s Smart Phone Guard application took the top prize. BSU could have taken the top two prizes had it combined its two home security projects: Smart LockInterCom and e-Spy Mobile Security. OnContinue reading “Using mobile technology to control entry to houses, spy on intruders”