Author Archives: Guest Writer

08 16 2013 ... *This review was written by TN guest writer, Ken Tamayo As I write this, the smartphone market is currently dominated by quad-core or Octa-core phones with more RAM than you can shake a stick at. So where does a dual-core, top-of-the-line device fit? Lenovo is more than willing to show us, that it’s not the number of processor cores, but rather how efficiently the phone runs in actual use. Enter the Lenovo K900, on...
09 07 2012 ... Braven 625s Bluetooth Speaker review Written by: Ibba Bernardo ARRGH! WIRES! ARRGH! LOW BAT! ARRGH! LOW VOLUME, I CAN’T HEAR! ARRGH! I DROPPED IT! Much like paracetamol (or weed) which cures a plethora of ailments, the Braven 625s is the pain reliever in curing the illness that has been plaguing portable speakers since their inception. Tough as nails! The Braven 625s is one of the most durable portable speakers in...
08 31 2012 ... A BlackBerry is supposed to be stuffy, and only good for suits — but luckily nobody told Globe, as the country’s leader in postpaid showed off the lighter, spunkier side of everybody’s favorite email and messaging-centric smartphone. The BlackBerry has become the smartphone of choice for a much younger demographic, bringing carpal tunnel syndrome to an entire nation of text-and-BBM crazy teens and Globe and Bla...
08 30 2012 ... by Nikko Nicandro We talked about Streetfood Tycoon a while ago, and now we feature Grillin’ Pablo (0.99 on the iTunes Store) by Icannhas Inc.. Grillin’ Pablo is a time management game available only for the iPad and the iPhone. You play the cook of a street food kiosk where you battle your childhood rival Pablo in the streets of Sunnyville. Win over customers by serving isaw, betamax, and other popular F...
08 16 2012 ... by Jan Vincent Ong The hours you spend slaving away at your desk can make you feel like a castaway. Your cubicle is a little island hut that awaits the rescue of the 5’o clock bell. In your solitary space, you soon learn the adage “Live together, die alone” as your deadlines nears. You need toy friends on your isle of post-its and paperclips to give you a little nudge of inspiration. Yet, not just any friend w...
05 24 2012 ... Street Food Tycoon Review by Digi-Mom I have always wanted a small biz of my own. Little did I know that my big break would come from playing this new family oriented strategy game called Streetfood Tycoon. I first heard of the game from Twitter friends hooked on the game. What got me even more interested was knowing it was homegrown and had Filipino touches here and there. Knowing the game was free to play AND devoi...
02 08 2012 ... Guest post by Isa Tan The subject line said “Want to review this bag?” I figured why not and a few days later, the Crumpler Dry Red No 7 was in my hands. My first impression: It looks bulky (it’s meant for 15-inch laptops), and with an empty weight of 0.8kg, it is a bit on the heavy side. On the plus side, it does have a lot of storage space. Outside, it’s got a zipper and clasp-sealed front pocket with an ei...
07 08 2011 ... Guest review by John Jarin Here’s a quick rundown of the HP Veer’s specs: it comes with 8 GB of storage only, and it comes in white and black. It has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and shoots standard definition videos. It has a screen resolution of 320 x 400 pixels on a 2.6” Gorilla Glass screen. Dimensions are 3.31” x 2.15” x 0.59” (L x W x D) with the slide out QWERTY keyboard closed, and it ...
04 28 2011 ... Guest review by Manny Sator Are you a new MacBook Air owner? If so, you might want to take a gander at Speck’s new SeeThru hard shell cases. Speck offers them in two basic variants: you can choose between the glossy Speck SeeThru or an elegant matte-finished Speck SeeThru SATIN that comes in a variety of solid colors, available for both the 11- and 13-inch MBA models. A Snap to Install For this article, I got to pl...
04 15 2011 ... Guest review by Cyn Icasas Finding the perfect iPhone case is always a challenge. Color, print design, protection level, fit in your hand, compatability with all your little doohickeys and add-ons… Your phone and its case tell people so much about you, plus you want to make sure you are happy every time you pick up your phone — and that’s dozens of times a day! So I thought I was pretty happy with...
03 29 2011 ... Review by Pope Galang I miss those old ‘Jansport’ or ‘Eastpak’ bags we used to lug around back when I was in High School. Those bags were sturdy and had an uber-simple design and no frills.  No side mesh compartments for water bottles, no pockets on the strap for easy access to your trusty pager or Micro-Tac, no built-in laptop sleeves (portable computers were not “de rigueur” bac...
03 16 2011 ... Guest review by Manny Sator My quest for portable audio with genuine oomph reached some closure recently when I laid my hands on a WOWee ONE portable speaker. I belong to a small (I think) market of people who want sufficiently loud and clear portable audio without the extra difficulty of stringing out power cords and speaker cables all over the floor and table. I used to use a pair of USB-powered speakers (a cheap s...