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Previously on Technoodling (February 20 to 26)


It’s Oscars day today. So I’m of a good mind to just camp out at home first in the morning and, at the very least, watch Billy Crystal do his spiel as it unfolds. Gosh, Billy Crystal. My students these days wouldn’t know who he is, but I’ve sat through his Oscar spiel a number of times before, during his roll from 1989 to 1992, and then sporadically through 2003. He used to look lean and mean. Today he kind’a looks like a grandmother. Then again, notice how when guys age, they start looking like grandmothers?

I used to religiously record the Oscars. On videotape. Back in the mid ’80s I had a Beta Hi-Fi unit which was my pride and joy… even if it broke down quite a lot. Beta Hi-Fi was the first video recording technology that actually recorded audio in true hifi-quality stereo, using FM tracks. Prior to this, Beta and VHS recorders simply laid out tinny mono tracks with pathetic sound quality. And of course VHS eventually aped Sony’s tech by coming out with VHS Hi-Fi too.

Getting senti here. A bit closer to current history, here’s what we had last week…


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Monday, February 20
Rovio rolling out Angry Birds Space on March 22!
Take two! MiLi Power Shine 4000 mAh Power Bank | Review
PLDT, SMART enter final stage of Network Modernization
HTC Endeavour to be launched as HTC One X, HTC Primo as One V, HTC Ville as One S
AddFriend app: Adding Facebook Friends made easy on iOS
Check out our Juicy Electronics Scented Earphones Winners here!
Promo alert! Boostcase 1st 50 = limited edition shirt!
Win the entire Wallee System for your iPad!

Tuesday, February 21
BoostCase Hybrid powers the iPhone 4S without getting in the way
Plants vs. Zombies now Available for the BlackBerry PlayBook
Contest Alert! LifeProof raffling off iPhone 4S + goodies on Facebook
Ozaki O! Photo Gear: The iPhone 4S case for Photographers
LG Optimus Vu 5-inch smartphone announced
Save Php3,500 the next time your Apple MagSafe adapter shorts out

Wednesday, February 22
Cherry Mobile Superion debuts at the SMART Online Store, Going for Php9,995
Grammy 2012 album now Available at MyMusicStore Philippines
Brainwavz HM3 On-Ear Headphones Review
BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 out now!
Pay your Manila Water bill via SMS (and SMART Money)
Technoodling reviews the Nokia N9 – better late than never!

Thursday, February 23
Philippines Nokia Belle update for Nokia 500 out now!
Nokia Asha 300 out now in Philippine stores!
MS Office iPad app in the works?
Read and respond to texts on your iPhone without having to pick it up
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Mini 2 announced
MiLi Power iBox battery case for the iPad 2 – a review
The US PlayStation Network’s PS Store Vita section is finally open!

Friday, February 24
Sale Alert! HTC ChaCha for just Php9,999: Today ’til February 26
Sun Anti-Bill Shock now covers Mobile Landline subscribers, SMS addicts too!
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player | A Low-Cost Music Player Review
Nokia Carla update coming later this year?
LG Optimus 3D Max, Optimus 3D Cube joins the 3D party
Sale Alert! Samsung Galaxy Note for just Php29,990. This weekend only!

Saturday, February 25
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update now rolling out!
Asphalt 6, Modern Combat 2 now Free at the BlackBerry App World!

Sunday, February 26
Goodbye colorful Windows flag, Hello simple Windows logo



Art is a long-time editor for a number of technology publications. He is a Palanca-winning writer (he got lucky) whose day job is to try to be as serious as possible while being a management consultant and lecturer. His favorite noodles: chapchae.

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