We’ve moved away from needing a “medium” to co-existing on an information platform or various platforms that are centered on mobile. In these platforms, the work of professional media is just one of the streams we consume every minute. It is a valuable and informative stream, yes, but still just one of many.
Smartphones are used extensively throughout the travel process – from getting inspiration on where to go, to planning, booking, actual traveling and even after the trip, according to a study by Google Inc. and Ipsos Media CT. The study, “The 2014 Traveler’s Road to Decision,” is an update to a similar research in 2013 andContinue reading “Have phone, will travel: smartphones and the modern traveler”
This week, our startup updated the official guide to the International Eucharistic Congress 2016 that will be held in Cebu this January. The update contained new information including the complete schedule, profile of speakers as well as a News sub-section that will contain updates leading to and during the actual event. Among the new informationContinue reading “Formatting articles for apps: Markdown to the rescue”
After yesterday’s upgrading of key WordPress plugins to fix a cross site scripting vulnerability, the WordPress team released version 4.1.2, which it described as a critical security release. “WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site,” the WordPress team said inContinue reading “Auto-update convenience: WordPress upgrades itself to fix critical vulnerability”
InfiniteWP allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites without having to log into each one of them. It simplifies and centralizes upgrading of plugins and themes and backing up of files and databases. If you run multiple WordPress sites, you should install it.
WHILE testing Smart’s deployment of its high-speed packet access (HSPA) network in Siquijor in 2009, it occurred to me that with the connectivity, you could actually relocate there and run your business or work from its beautiful white sand beaches. Six years later, connectivity and technology have improved exponentially. Today, HSPA is being supplanted byContinue reading “#DigitalNomad”
AS SOON as Albay Gov. Joey Salceda wakes up in the morning, he greets his constituents on Facebook (“Good morning, Albay”) and cycles through the towns and component cities with a slew of hashtags promoting the province. After the morning greeting, Salceda shares a “tigsik,” a short poem in Bikol, written by the province’s poetContinue reading “Facebook governor”
ABOUT two years back, someone reached out to me because of our digital tourism initiative. He introduced himself as the open source software specialist of Microsoft Philippines. I choked on my midnight coffee. Until recently, one does not find the phrase open source in the same sentence as Microsoft, unless in opposition. Among the manyContinue reading “A different Microsoft”
BUILDING on the success of Zenfone 5, Asus recently released a cheaper version of the handset in time for end-of-the-year upgrading – the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite. The Zenfone 5 Lite has a dual core Intel Atom 1.2 Ghz processor with 1GB RAM and an 8GB internal memory that is expandable via microSD up toContinue reading “REVIEW: Asus Zenfone 5 Lite: big-screen smartphone for the budget-conscious”
Except for their prices, the Starmobile UP Mini and UP Lite don’t come off as cheap. Their build quality is excellent and the phones are very responsive. I passed the UP Mini around and asked friends and colleagues to feel its finish, check out the device’s responsiveness and guess its price: P15,000 said one, P13,000Continue reading “REVIEW: Starmobile UP Mini, UP Lite: good phones on a budget”