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Save 50% on bandwidth with the newly updated Chrome iOS

Save 50% on bandwidth with the newly updated Chrome iOS

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Google Chrome for iOS is now updated with the intriguing “50% bandwidth savings” feature. How true? We still don’t know yet.

If you want to track it then go to your Chrome settings and tap on the Bandwidth option. For Android users, you should have this already because Chrome Android released this last January 16.

Fire up your app updates now!

Save 50% on bandwidth with the new updated Chrome iOS

Save 50% on bandwidth with the new updated Chrome iOS

20140128-084536.jpg
Google Chrome for iOS is now updated with the intriguing “50% bandwidth savings” feature. How true? We still don’t know yet.

If you want to track it then go to your Chrome settings and tap on the Bandwidth option. For Android users, you should have this already because Chrome Android released this last January 16.

Fire up your app updates now!

Save 50% bandwidth with the new updated Chrome iOS

Save 50% bandwidth with the new updated Chrome iOS

20140128-084536.jpg
Google Chrome for iOS is now updated with the intriguing “50% bandwidth savings” feature. How true? We still don’t know yet.

If you want to track it then go to your Chrome settings and tap on the Bandwidth option. For Android users, you should have this already because Chrome Android released this last January 16.

Fire up your app updates now!

Save 50% bandwidth savings with the new updated Chrome iOS

Save 50% bandwidth savings with the new updated Chrome iOS

20140128-084536.jpg
Google Chrome for iOS is now updated with the intriguing “50% bandwidth savings” feature. How true? We still don’t know yet.

If you want to track it then go to your Chrome settings and tap on the Bandwidth option. For Android users, you should have this already because Chrome Android released this last January 16.

Fire up your app updates now!

Simplified Waze Update

Simplified Waze Update

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Waze version 3.2.2 iOS update is out. Auto typing completion will soon hit your search box. Waze simplified the menus too which I think a very wise UI tweak. This is rather minor but very helpful update and if you are like me who use Waze on a daily basis this is a very welcome improvements. More

Official Twitter App Turns v6.0

Official Twitter App Turns v6.0

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Twitter has been busy since its IPO offerings. They are trying a lot of new features to its platform. Today version 6.0 of its iOS app comes out.

There are some new design tweaks in this release plus the ability to send and receive photos via DM. See my screenshot above to know more about the entire release notes.

Unfortunately Tweetbot will still be my primary Twitter client.

iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina Coming to the Philippines This December

iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina Coming to the Philippines This December

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Its coming! iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina to be available from Smart. There’s a teaser on Smart‘s website and a sign-up button too that doesn’t work right now. Its going to be interesting on how much will Smart sell these new Apple tablets.

While Globe on the other hand announced it via DJ Mo Twister’s Twitter account that they will sell it starting December 19. See the tweet below.

Now time to lock the wallet and forget that it will be available this December.

Source: Smart

Google Phone – The Moto X

Google Phone – The Moto X

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Google as they promised formally announced the Moto X. Moto X is the first Google made phone since they bought Motorola Mobility.

It packs 4.7″ Amoled screen, 10mp camera, X8 (1.7ghz dual core) Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and a whopping 24 hours battery.

What we don’t know if its going to be available here in the Philippines but in the US it is slated to be sold this September.

Image source: Motorola

Instagram Adds Video

Instagram Adds Video

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Facebook’s Instagram now adds 15 seconds video recording. The famous all-in-one social sharing app will be going head to head with Twitter’s Vine app.

Just like Vine the Instagram video can record and pause so you can ‘film’ several cut scenes without even touching a post-production app. Aside from this, it also features 13 filters that will provide your clips a ‘cinematic’ or ‘nostalgic’ feel.

Unfortunately the recording feature is only available on iOS. Android version will surely follow soon.

For me, I feel Vine’s 6 seconds is more practical. Time will tell who will win this battle

Update:

Android version of Instagram (4.0) now has video too

Wanna Know Your IP Address Quickly? Here’s a Tip!

Wanna Know Your IP Address Quickly? Here’s a Tip!

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Open any browser that has Google search built in. Type “My IP” without the “quotes” then Google will give you your IP address (as seen above). This is useful for technical reporting like if you are having problems with your server or anything.

A warning though, your IP address is your direct computer address on the web and you should to not divulge your IP if you don’t trust who you are talking to.

New Google Maps (2013)

New Google Maps (2013)

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This morning I was looking for a location in Google Maps. The site prompted me if I’m interested on trying the new Google Maps which was revealed last Google I/O. Few hours later here it is, the new Google Maps. Some thoughts, the search bar is more visible now, colors are more muted. By hovering on the photos below you can now see some animated annotation pertaining to the location of the photo on the map. More

XBOX One Announced – The One for Gaming and Watching?

XBOX One Announced – The One for Gaming and Watching?

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Microsoft has just announced its XBOX One (thankfully not 720) the next gen console after the well-loved 360. It is now an entertainment system that can play Blu-ray and of course digital medias thru its internal HDD.

The 8-core powered media entertainment console will surely drive the heat with the impending release of Sony’s PS4. This makes the famous gaming consoles not for playing alone, and this may impact the standalone market of media players, well if this will be sold cheap.

I’m really excited for both systems the XBOX One and the Sony PS4. But since we already have the PS3 the Kinect technology has been lingering around my head for quite some time. Maybe this is the opportunity to try since Microsoft said it has next gen of Kinect technology.

Microsoft’s announcement is still just a teaser and will most likely reveal the full details including the price and release date at E3 2013 in June. For now, you can read the basic details at the XBOX One site.

Image Source: XBOX One

Hangouts Replaces Google Talk

Hangouts Replaces Google Talk

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Google Talk a.k.a. Gtalk is now gone. Last week at the Google i/o event, Google launched its unified messaging app called Hangouts. It is part of Google’s strategy in streamlining its overlapping products. Hangouts is capable of sending and receiving images and videos. It is now also the messaging app to handle video calls.

Hangouts is planning on to be the 1-for-all messaging and video calling needs. It is available on both Android and iOS including on desktop PC’s.

One of the cool features is the Hangouts On Air – think Ustream.

You can read more about Hangouts here

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