IT IS all over the news in tech world today. Google Maps for iOS has finally arrived.
Of course I didn’t lose any minute to download the app.
I GOT to touch and hold both the iPad Mini and the iPhone 5 earlier this week, courtesy of my boss, Ed Delgado, who just bought his new “toys” in Singapore over the weekend.
The iPad Mini is so much lighter than expected. I knew all along it will be a lot lighter than the previous iPads (I have both the original iPad and the second generation iPad 2) but I didn’t expect it to be extremely light! Gee, it’s almost as light as my first-gen iPhone!
While in Singapore on November 8 Ed texted me to say that he just bought his new 16GB iPad Mini (WiFi) for just US375 and offered to buy one for me if I was interested. Read more
I love reading my e-books on my iPad because to me it offers the best of many worlds insofar as reading books are concerned.
First, it feels a lot like reading a real book. Often I would even forget that I am reading on my iPad, so much so that I would try to grab the lower right corner to flip a page.
Second, it allows me access to any of my e-books on a whim.
Third it offers a lot of the sophisticated features: highlighting, bookmarking, built-in dictionary, font-size adjustment, etc.
And third, it is not just an e-book reader. It is also a browser, a gaming console, calculator, photo album, image editor, calendar, notes, and so on an so forth.
But the iPad is not my favorite e-book reader. Read more
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ON MAY 5, a Thursday, some colleagues and friends at work decided to go for a couple of buckets of San Mig Light at â€œContainer,â€ our favorite after-office hang out near Malate Church, along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
About a dozen watering holes built to look like cargo containers stacked side by side comprise Â â€œContainer.â€ Our favorite spot is the open air â€œverandaâ€ on top of one of the â€œcontainerâ€ resto-bars.
We arrived at â€œContainerâ€ at exactly six thirsty (6:30 PM). Â Perfect. Read more
This is going to be a “Killer” application here in the Philippines… if it will work here in the Philippines, that is. Â I can’t wait to find out.
At first glance it may seem pricey at $40 (approx Php 1,800). Â But hey, that’s peanuts compared to the current cost of typical on-board vehicle GPS navigation systems (the cheapest I canvassed as of December 2010 costs Php 12K — and that’s even second hand). Read more
eBooks get another major boost with the opening of Google’s eBooks Store. Â Bookworms all over the world are surely delighted.
I for one is very excited about this. Â I love iBook on my iPad/iPhone but I welcome this new development. Â As they say, the more the merrier. Â It is the customers that ultimately win when there are more choices. Read more
Have you already thought of the gift you will give yourself this Christmas? Â If not yet, read this article from CIO.com. Â It may help you make a decision.
I am loving the freedom that mobility is allowing me.
Ever since we moved our offices from South Harbor in port area Manila to PASCOR Drive near NAIA in Paranaque, I have refused every attempt by our management to assign me a permanent office. Â I am very much entitled to one, but I have deliberately opted out.
Without an office of my own I work practically anywhere. Â Most of the time I would take our conference room for my own. Â Or I would take an absent colleague’s desk. Â A lot of time I work outside — in coffee shops, food courts… even inside my car while parked. Read more
IÃve never been too much of a Game person Ã± until the iPhone that is.â€ And for the 2nd serving of my new iPhone apps, it is no surprise that Games dominate the list.
But let me start with the one I find most useful for me in this set.
This is Photo Shop on the iPhone.