Popular website Yugatech.com was reportedly hacked and infected with malware. Both Firefox and Google Chrome showed independent warnings upon trying to open the website Wednesday morning. Here’s some screenshots.
Yugatech website is owned and operated by Abe Olandres, a well-known technology blogger. The website is one of the most visited blog in the country and is a top destination for Pinoys looking for reviews of gadgets and technology news updates.
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Google Free Zone is now in the Philippines and in fact, the Philippines is the first country where this Google initiative goes live.
What is Google Free Zone?
Google Free Zone allows users of mobile phone to use Google Search, Google+ and Gmail without charges. You do not need to have a data plan, just your ordinary phone service will work. Here in the Philippines, Google has partnered with Globe in the project. It means, Google subsidized all the data consumed by the user using the three Google services mentioned.
Google Free Zone works only to mobile phones with a browser. Feature phones with WAP browsers up to smartphones like Android and iPhones with fully functional mobile browsers will work. Tablets and PCs won’t work.
On Clicking Links and Attachments
Google Free Zone aims to reach billions of people in developing countries who do not have access to broadband connections. But there are certain actions that will incur a charge from the service provider. Here’s some of them.
1. Viewing an image outside Google or Gmail.
2. Viewing an email attachment.
3. Clicking a link on the results page will not incur charge and will allow you to view the webpage for free. But clicking a link on that webpage will incur charges.
Don’t worry much about this rules. Globe will pop-out a warning before you do anything that will incur charges.
Google Free Zone and Facebook Zero
Remember Facebook Zero? Similar to Google Free Zone, Facebook Zero allows users to view their Facebook accounts for free but there are also actions that may incur charges.
If you are asking how Google and Facebook benefit in these “free” (subsidized) services, well, the answer is simple: advertisement. I’m not sure if either Google or Facebook serves ads on pages viewed using these free services. If not now, it is likely that they will do in the future to compensate for the expenses.
For more details about how to activate Google Free Zone on your phones, please check this link:
Google Free Zone
For more details about Facebook Zero, check this article.
How to Register Facebook Zero – Sun’s Free Facebook Access?
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Microsoft has re-branded their free web-mail service. From Hotmail, it will now be called Outlook.com.
Outlook.com have revamped Microsoft’s email interface making it clutter-free with touches echoing Metro style which is common to new Microsoft products such as Windows Phone 7 and Windows. Outlook.com have also integrated Skype video calls into their email service.
People – More Social
In replacement to Contacts, Microsoft added the People app (introduced in WP7). With that Microsoft was able to make Outlook.com more social. Using this feature, you can import your contacts from other social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google.
Upgrade from Hotmail.com to Outlook.com email address
If you have existing Hotmail account, you have the option to either retain your old @hotmail.com address or you can switch to a new @outlook.com email address. Don’t worry about your contacts and old emails because even if you upgraded to Outlook.com, you will still have your original mails and the new messages to your old @hotmail.com address will now be redirected to your @outlook.com account. But whether you choose to upgrade or not, the user interface will still be updated.
Other features such as Calendar and Skydrive will still be there.
Good news to bloggers who use Google’s Blogger platform (i.e Blogspot). Today, Blogger introduces the support for threaded comments. Before, Blogger just uses plain comments in contrast so its hard to see to whom the comment was directed to – either on the author or to one of the comments. Now, with threaded comments, you can clearly see to whom the reply was directed to.
Threaded comments has been a here for a long time now. WordPress default commeting system has it. This is also true with other commenting services such as Disqus and Intense Debate.
How to Activate Threaded Comments on Blogger?
To Activate threaded comments on Blogger, you just need to make sure that the following options are set like this:
- Make sure that the Allow Blog Feed is set in “Full”.
- Enable comments and set Comment Location as “Embedded”.
After those settings, you can now see the reply button on the comments in your blog posts.
This is the 12th day of the year (2012) or as netizens (on twitter) call it, Page 12 of 366. Below is the screenshot of Twitter Philippines trending topics.
One of the buzz topic for the day is none other than Bourne Legacy lead actor Jeremy Renner. News says he already arrived in Manila for a few days of shooting.
As expected, Cebu is slowly climbing up the top trending list as the festival of Sinulog is fast approaching.
The day is still young and I’m pretty sure there will be more interesting new topics later.
Hey it’s Friday again and its the Page 6 of 366, that is, the 6th day of 2012. What are the trending topics on Twitter Philippines today? To start with, the topic “First Friday”. Twitter citizens in the Philippines are obviously excited in welcoming the first Friday of 2012 and looking forward to something better today.
Another trending topic, which is not really new in the list is the movie BourneLegacy. The film became a hot topic this week after MMDA confirmed that some of the scenes in the movie will be shot in Metro Manila. Many Filipinos loved the movie series although they expressed a little disappointment for the fact the Matt Damon will not be back in this movie. Nonetheless, most are excited about this.
Of course, the topic Page 6 of 366 is still on the top. So, have a nice day everyone and hopefully the Page 6 of 366 of your life this year will be fun and memorable.
Good morning everyone! It’s the 5th day of the year, or Page 5 of 366. This countdown has been trending in twitter for consecutive days now. I first notice it at Page 2 of 366 (January 2, 2012), then Page 3 of 366 and Page 4 of 366. And now, we’re at Page 5 of 366. What’s trending on twitter today?
As you can see above, Page 5 of 366 is at the top. Then, usual topics such as Justin Beiber is at the list again.
As we go along the course of the day, we can expect to see changes on this list.
Update: Page 4 of 366 is now on the trend list on Twitter Philippines.
It’s a bright new day! Welcome to Page 4 of 366, that is, Day 4 of year 2012. Here in the Philippines, most of the things are fine. The social media has always been filled with interesting topics. And as of checking my twitter account for this morning, I can see several interesting trending topics. Check the image below:
As we can see above, Page 3 of 366 is still at the top spot. New topics such as Paranormal Activity 4 is trending now. The latest installment of the highly successful movie series was already confirmed according to the news today.
Another movie, Bourne Legacy is trending now in the Philippines because according to the news, the many scenes of the movie will be shot in Manila, Philippines. Twitter citizens also expressed a little disappointment about the fact that Matt Damon won’t be back in this movie.
Well, the day has just started and we expect to see changes on this trends list along the course of the day.
Yesterday is Page 2 of 366, which represents the second day of 2012 (with 366 days due to leap year). Now, Page of 3 of 366 is at the top spot of twitter trends for the Philippines and just like yesterday, as more and more countries welcomes January 3, it will slowly climb up in the worldwide trends list.
Anyway, what would you do on the Page 3 of 366? Let us know by posting your comments.
Here’s a not-so-important news article but for those curious, you may find it interesting.
I checked my twitter account this morning and I saw this topic as trending in the Philippines: Page 2 of 366. At first glance, it’s meaningless so out of curiosity, I checked out Google to find out about it but I saw nothing relevant.
Then after checking out the tweets, it finally dawned on me that actually, Page 2 of 366 is just a countdown of the entire year 2012. Yes, 366 stands for the 366 days of year 2012 (leap year). Page 2 represents the second day of the year, January 2, 2012. So tomorrow, we can at least expect a Page 3 of 366 as trending, then Page 4 of 366 and so on.
But I am curious on how long this gimmick (which I don’t know who started) will last. It was currently trending in Twitter Philippines and not on the worldwide scale.