Category: Internet

Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Kik me, maybe

The headline screamed “install me now!” It was for yet another mobile messaging application and this time, one that promised, according to TechCrunch, “A Richer, Faster Messaging App That Quickly Grabs Doodles, Videos & Images.” The article about MessageMe got me at: “It’s light, It’s fast and it isn’t just limited to texting or photos.” […]

Student project that lets you monitor, control lights, appliances via phone wins SWEEP awards

A SYSTEM that allows homeowners to monitor and control lights and electrical appliances in their homes from anywhere via mobile technology won the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards last Thursday in Dusit Hotel in Makati City. Colegio De San Juan Letran’s SMS.AWT: Switching and Monitoring System Using Android in Wireless Technology was picked the […]

Going mobile

In the recent Olympics, smartphones and tablets took a more central role in providing people more information about the games, Google said in a report. Google said there were times when more searches were “performed on tablets and smartphones than on computers.” The search giant said they’ve been seeing “large spikes in global mobile search […]

Writing, reading and mobile devices

GOOD Web writing is non-linear. It takes advantage of the key technology behind the Internet—the hyperlink—to provide context, additional information and even marginalia. It is “writing for selfish readers,” as usability expert Jakob Nielsen puts it. Web readers have so many sites and services competing for their attention they barely have time to read your […]

Quick review: Article sharing with Facebook, Google+

Google opened to limited testing earlier this week its latest social networking service. Google+. What immediately catches your attention when using the service is its stark simple and yet beautiful interface. It makes Facebook look like MySpace, said blogger Ron Galloway. Although Google is still actively developing the service (Googlers are directly engaging with users […]

Globe denies throttling peer-to-peer traffic, works to normalize downloads

Globe has denied implementing any bandwidth capping for peer-to-peer downloads. The company said in a press statement that it is working to restore downloading through peer-to-peer applications in Globe Broadband. It also said, however, that the company will consider limiting bandwidth if it detects “abusive usage.” “You may experience slow downloading using peer-to-peer applications. Restoration […]