December 30, 2011

NowBox–App of The Week


NOWBOX is your personalized TV guide to the best of YouTube videos through your iPad. Connect your iPad through AirPlay and turn your NOWBOX into a continuous video viewing experience on your TV. Subscribe to a multitude of channels and scroll through the channels. Just like a TV guide, except it’s personalized and organized according to your favorite channels.


What it is: Sync all your subscribed YouTube channels, Favorites and Watch Later Videos.
Experience all your favorite videos via an intuitive navigation. All you have to do is swipe or tap the screen. See what your friends are watching through Facebook and Twitter.

· Personalized. NOWBOX lets you choose only the genres which interest you to add to your stream.
· Organized. All your favorite videos arranged neatly within a TV guide for you to scroll and choose from.
· Swipe & Tap. Everything at your fingertips through swipe or tap based-navigation.
· Social. Share your videos and check out what your friends are watching.
· Manage. Log in with your YouTube account. We sync all your channel subscriptions.
· Choice. NOWBOX’s channel management lets you choose from millions of videos to watch.

Best part is its FREE

Download – NowBox

December 29, 2011

DFU mode your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

What is iPhone DFU mode?

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. DFU mode is a state that your iPhone is put into where it can interface with iTunes but does not load the iPhone operating system or boot loader, this is what really differs DFU mode from recovery mode.

What is the use of DFU Mode?

The primary reason to access DFU mode on iPhone is to change the firmware on the device. This can serve to downgrade to a prior iPhone firmware and operating system, or to use a custom firmware that is required for a jailbreak or SIM unlock. For example, if you got iOS Device that is on OS 4 and decided you would rather have a prior version of the firmware on your device, you would need to do this through DFU mode.

Now that you know what is DFU mode and what it is for. Now you need to know how to get your iOS Device to DFU Mode.

How to enter iPhone DFU mode

  • Connect the iOS device to your computer and launch iTunes
  • Turn the iOS Device off (hold down the power button at the top of the iPhone)
  • Hold down the sleep/power button and home button together for exactly 10 seconds, then release the power button
  • Continue to hold down the Home button until a message appears in iTunes telling you an iOS device in recover mode has been detected
  • When you are in DFU mode your iOS Device screen will be in completely black


    Now that you have your device on DFU mode you can now install custom firmware that you want. The most common use for DFU mode is to jailbreak

    Note: If you see the restore logo, iTunes logo, or any message on the iPhone screen, your device is not in DFU mode but standard Recovery Mode. If this is the case, repeat the steps above until you enter into DFU mode successfully.

  • Now that you know how to put your device on DFU mode, you will need also know on how to EXIT on this mode. Below is the procedure how. 

    Exit DFU mode on iOS Device

    Exiting to DFU mode is very easy to do, that is to hold down the Home and sleep/power buttons on the iPhone while connected to iTunes. Then just hit the power button as and this should reboot the device as usual. 

    How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with Redsn0w

    untethered-redsn0w-adobotechFinally the much anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 has finally arrived in Redsn0w 0.9.10b3, from the iPhone Dev Team and jailbreaker @pod2g. The untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak has finally arrived, and the best part is it’s extremely easy to use.

    Let me help you through the process, but before proceeding make sure you have the following requirements:

  • Compatible iOS device: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th gen
  • iOS 5.0.1 installed (you’re your still on 5.0, just use iTunes to update your device)
  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 (Direct: Mac OS X or Windows)

    Note: iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not yet compatible because of their A5 CPU, that is a currently a work in progress. and it will not be long before we get the updates on this iOS devices.

    How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Using Redsn0w

    Now that you have all the required software in place . Just follow the instructions below, its also the same for both Mac and Windows:

  • Launch Redsn0w (for Windows make sure you run Redsn0w in Administrator mode)
  • Connect the iOS device to the computer and then turn it off
  • Launch Redsn0w and click on “Jailbreak”
  • Put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into DFU mode: Hold power button for 3 seconds, continue holding Power button and additionally hold the Home button for 10 seconds, release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button for another 15 seconds
  • Last, let redsn0w do it’s thing, make sure you “Install Cydia” is checked, and let the jailbreak install and wait for your device to boot and that’s it.

    To check if your device is working try to launch Cydia and start updating your custom software from Cydia.

    Important: Please make sure you backup your device before doing this procedure. To do the backup on iTunes right click you device and choose backup.

  • December 26, 2011

    Tiny Tower–Game of the Week

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    Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!

    What it is: Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.
    Special events and VIP visitors will earn you special perks as you build your tower towards the clouds.
 Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.
Game Center integration to let you see your friends towers, back up your game and earn awards. See what is on your bitizens' minds by peeking at the "BitBook" virtual social network for your tower!

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    Did I mention that this game is FREE and Additive. Its available on both iOS and Android Devices.

    Download – Tiny Tower for iOS Devices

    Download – Tiny Tower for Android Devices

    LogMeIn–App of the Week



    LogMeIn is one of the best remote desktop applications on the planet, and it was priced at $30. But now the new low price of free, then you really can’t go wrong.

    What it is: Remotely control your PCs and Macs over Wi-Fi/3G with the free LogMeIn app on your iPad or iPhone. It works with LogMeIn’s free award-winning software installed on as many computers as you like. You can remotely access your files, run your applications and control your desktops from anywhere. With everything at your fingertips, you’re finally free to go.

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    How does the in-app subscription upgrade to LogMeIn Pro work?
    • Downloading the app is free, and includes FREE remote control of all your computers
    • If you choose to upgrade to a LogMeIn Pro subscription, simply select yearly ($39.99)

    Download – LogMeIn

    December 25, 2011

    Where is Santa now? Use Map on iPhone or iPad to Track Santa

    Hey Santa where are you now? have you delivered all those gifts! If you Want to track Santa’s progress as he delivers presents around the world, now you can follow Santa Claus on as he make deliveries around the globe right on an iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad.
    All you have to do is:
    • Launch the “Maps” app and in search field type ‘Santa’
    Then see Santa Claus current location which will be shown on the world map. Make sure to refresh every now and then because he moves around quick, to see where he has gone to deliver the next gift.

    But if your on a PC or Mac, you can also use the standard browser-based Google Maps to search for and track Santa’s location.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

    December 22, 2011

    Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Hits iTunes Movie Trailers for iOS Devices

    I’m a Batman fan, and lets be all fair who is not? right! Well then now you can get the Official Trailer on iTunes via their iTunes Movie Tailer. Warner Bros has released the full trailer to the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" movie exclusively on Apple’s online store.

    dark night rises-adobotech The movie is set to be released until  Summer, but the advertising machine is already making the hype by releasing the trailers on iTunes and Social Networking sites.

    dark night rises1-adobotechBatman: The Dark Knight Rises is the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, after the first two success at the Box Office. We should expect that this third one will surely be another Box Office Hit again.

    Get you copy now here:

    December 18, 2011

    Hard drive shortage! Expect a Price Hike until 1st Quarter Next Year

    just last week I was taken a back by the high prices of disk Drivers in computer stores. So I ask the Store manager why the sudden high price of disk drives. And His response was because of the Flooding in Thailand.


    According to computerworld there is a shortage on hard disk drives brought by the floods in Thailand.

    While vendors are expected to keep their most valuable customers - computer system manufacturers -- supplied with inventory, the consumer retail market will likely be hit hard by shortages and price increases, analysts say.

    Two industry research firms, IHS iSuppli and IDC, have predicted that the overall market shortage due to factory flooding in Thailand will reach 25% to 28% over the next six months.

    The largest producer of hard drives, Western Digital is expected to be hit the hardest as IDC predicts that up to 75% of its production will be temporarily shut down, IDC said today.

    You can read the rest of the story here:

    Globe Launches iPhone 4S with Unlimited Mobile Data Package

    PNOY the fist Globe subscriber to received an iPhone 4S as a loyalty reward. Globe opened its doors to avid iPhone fans who want to be first in owning the device. Taking part in this phenomenon is the Philippine President Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino III himself.


    Globe Subscribers can avail of the iPhone 4S under its innovative postpaid plans bundled with unlimited mobile internet data package. Among the other exclusive benefits of Globe subscribers is the one day trade-in program for existing iPhone users who with to upgrade their Apple devices for the ultimate experience.

    Another exclusive freebie for Globe subscribers availing of the iPhone 4S are free mobile applications for the ultimate smartphone experience. By getting their iPhone 4S from Globe, subscribers can enjoy games, social networking, lifestyle, entertainment and sports apps all for free by simply texting REWARDS APP to 4438. An exclusive app for Globe subscribers using the iPhone 4S who want to check their balance is also available for free. Through this app, users can subscribe to a wide array of text, call and mobile browsing promos with a simple touch on the screen. Just text IPHONE to 2222 for free to download the app.

    Here’s the discount prices for trading in your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G.

    Php15,000 for a 32GB iPhone 4
    Php10,000 for a 16GB iPhone 4
    Php5,000 for an iPhone 3GS
    Php3,000 for an iPhone 3G

    Aside from the trade-in, Globe subscribers can also get a voucher which will entitle them to a 20% discount whey they purchase an original iPhone 4 case. The price reduction is available until December 31.

    Globe Postpaid Plans for iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4S 16GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 16GB: FREE on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 16GB: FREE on Plan 3799

    iPhone 4S 32GB: Php10,080 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 32GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 32GB: FREE on Plan 3799

    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php15,096 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php10,080 cash-out on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 3799

    Globe is offering an exclusive payment scheme for its loyal subscribers where whey can avail of a 12-month, 0% interest installment plan for credit card holders. You can visit for application.

    December 17, 2011

    Which Network To Choose for iPhone 4S - Globe or Smart?

    So you want an iPhone 4S, well now Smart is now an official carrier of the famous iPhone in the Philippines. Now all you Smart subscribers can also get your hands on the newest iPhone 4s and get to know SIRI.

    Smart Plans and Prepaid Prices

    Prepaid Kits


    Postpaid Plans

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    For more details information head out to Smart iPhone Plans

    Globe have its official website which is the website is also an application web portal where you can register and choose you Plan Type if its Prepaid or a Postpaid Line. Here are some of the questions you need to answer.

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    Choose your iPhone 4s Color

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    Choose the capacity of iPhone 4S

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    Renew or New Application?

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    What kind of Plan you want Prepaid or Postpaid

    After you made all your choices you will prompted to type your personal information to process the application.

    For the Pricing Scheme:

    Globe Postpaid Plans for iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4S 16GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 16GB: FREE on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 16GB: FREE on Plan 3799

    iPhone 4S 32GB: Php10,080 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 32GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 32GB: FREE on Plan 3799

    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php15,096 cash-out on Plan 1799
    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php10,080 cash-out on Plan 2499
    iPhone 4S 64GB: Php4,800 cash-out on Plan 3799

    All Plans include unlimited Mobile Internet (Data).

    December 10, 2011

    HTC-Philippine–Launches new Phones the Rhyme, Explorer and Radar

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    Last December 7, 2011 HTC Philippines launches New Phones: Rhyme, Explorer and Radar!

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    The product launch was also the Christmas party rolled in one great event held at Skye Roof Deck at Bonifacio Global City. The HTC Rhyme and Explorer runs on Google’s Android OS, while the HTC Radar run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.

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    Mr. Mark Sergio doing his Welcome Note

    Jack Tan

    Mr. Jack Tan introduction of the new HTC Phones

    HTC Radar HTC

    HTC Radar specs:
    3.8-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 WVGA display
    Qualcomm MSM8255, 1 GHz Processor
    ROM: 8 GB (6 GB usable memory)
    RAM: 512 MB
    HSPA+ 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1
    5 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
    VGA front-facing camera
    720p video recording at 30fps
    1520mAh Li-Ion battery
    Windows® Phone OS 7.5 (Mango)

    Suggested Retail Price: PhP21,500

    HTC_Rhyme_FrontBack_ClearwaterHTC Rhyme specs:
    3.7-inch touch screen
    Qualcomm MSM8255, 1 GHz Processor
    ROM: 8 GB (6 GB usable memory)
    RAM: 768 MB
    HSPA+ 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 3.0
    5 megapixel fixed focus
    720p video recording at 30fps
    1600mAh Li-Ion battery
    Latest Android and HTC SenseTM

    Suggested Retail Price: PhP25,000

    HTC_Pico_Front_MetallicBlackHTC Explorer specs:
    3.2-inch touch screen with HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) display
    600GHz Processor
    ROM: 90MB
    RAM: 512 MB
    HSPA+ 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1
    3 megapixel camera
    1230mAh Li-Ion battery
    Latest Android and HTC SenseTM

    Suggested Retail Price: PhP11,900

    I would like to Thanks Alexei Rivera of The Technoclast for the Pictures. You can check-out his blog

    for the rest of the pictures you can check out the great captures of Alexi here: HTC Year End Launch

    December 09, 2011

    Archos Gen 9 Tablets Launch and Priced

    IonTech, local distributor of Archos, launched the generation 9 of their Archos tablets. Android Honeycomb Archos 80 and Archos 101 were presented to the media last Dec. 8, 2011 at 55 Events Place.


    The Gen 9 have 2 models, the Archos 80 which have the smaller 8-inch LCD display and sports a dual-core processor up to 1.5GHz.

    Archos 80 G9


    8” LCD display @ 1024×768 pixel resolution
    ARM CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 dual-core up to 1.5 GHz
    3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
    16GB flash or 250GB HDD
    up to 32GB via microSD
    720p HD front-camera
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1
    micro-USB port
    mini-HDMI port
    Android Honeycomb 3.2

    The other one is the bigger Archos 101 which have an LCD display of 10.1-inch with the dual-core processor up to 1.5GHz.

    Archos 101 G9

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    10.1” LCD display @ 1280×800
    ARM CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 dual-core up to 1.5GHz
    3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
    16GB flash
    up to 32GB via microSD
    720p HD front-camera
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1
    micro-USB port
    mini-HDMI port

    There is an interesting accessories that you can add on the Archos Tables to make it 3G capable, this is the Archos G9 3G Stick, which you can insert at the back of the device and now you have a 3G enable Android Tablet.

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    Now since this is a 3G usb stick you can use this on you other mobile devices like laptop or even on your desktop to connect to internet.

    Archos Demo Video

    For the pricing:

    The 16GB Archos 80 Gen 9 will have a price tag of Php16,999

    The 250GB HDD version of the Archos 80 will be available for Php19,999.

    The Archos 101 16GB Gen 9 will have price tag of Php19,999.

    The optional Gen 9 3G USB dongle is sold separately for Php3,000.

    And yes both the Archos 80 and the Archos 101 Gen 9 tablets are Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ready.

    December 08, 2011

    The Great Microwarehouse Year End Sale 2011

    This is it! Time to mark your calendars, because it’s that time of the year again. The Great Microwarehouse Year-end Sale is on December 11-12. If you missed it last year, well better not this year because it’s bigger than ever.


    The pricelist is not out yet, but for sure there will be a lot of gadgets to get your hands on. There is even news that the LG Optimus 3D will be discounted by Php2000 for outright cash purchases and those who’ll be buying any Keep it Clean product can have their Apple products cleaned for free.

    The Great Microwarehouse Year-end Sale 2011 will be on its new location, the CW Home Depot Events Hall 1 & 2. It’s near the Seafood place.

    Gates open 12 noon on December 11 and will close at 8 in the evening. On December 12, it’ll open much earlier, 10 am to be exactly.


    Get 20% off any original BlackBerry accessory with every purchase of a BlackBerry Smartphone or PlayBook.

    Get up to 50% discount on selected iHome speakers

    Register on Registration Booth (on Dec 11 and 12) for a chance to win in our hourly raffles to be held all through-out the sale. Start the holidays right. From Microwarehouse to you, Happy Holidays.

    Participate in this one chance to bid for your choice of gadget at the price that you’re willing to spend. Take part in the raffle to win fabulous prizes and get discounts on laptops, mobile phones, gadget accessories and networking products for as high as 70% off for an early more merry Christmas than expected.

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