TechFilipino » Tech News http://techfilipino.com Entrepreneurship, Technology and my Journey Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:44:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Toshl – Best Personal Finance App. iOS, Android and Web Browsershttp://techfilipino.com/toshl-best-personal-finance-app-ios-android-and-web-browsers/ http://techfilipino.com/toshl-best-personal-finance-app-ios-android-and-web-browsers/#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:18:49 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5671 One thing I was never too careful about was Personal Finance, I thought it was simple, just don’t spend more than you earn. But it’s not as simple as it is, how would you know if you’re overspending on one thing and underspending on another? Sometimes, it’s good to learn your spending habits to learn [...]

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One thing I was never too careful about was Personal Finance, I thought it was simple, just don’t spend more than you earn. But it’s not as simple as it is, how would you know if you’re overspending on one thing and underspending on another? Sometimes, it’s good to learn your spending habits to learn more about yourself and to reach your target savings / investments / goals. So I started to check online on programs that could help me out on this, and the best one I found is Toshl.com! It’s simple yet very insightful, I believe this is the best in the market so far.

 

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Here’s an overview of what I love about Toshl:

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  • Operates on any Web Browser, iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone 7
  • Multiple Users for One Family
  • Simple and Very easy to Learn
  • Set Budgets and stop yourself from overspending
  • Interesting Charts and Graphs to illustrate your spending habits.
  • Export to PDF, Excel, CSV or Google Docs
  • Secure your Account on your phone
  • It’s FREE and paid versions are Affordable

 

 

Operates on any Web Browser, iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone 7

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When I was looking for a personal finance app, my criteria was that it has to work on both iOS and Android (my wife uses android). There was not too many apps on this, closest one I found was Expensify but that was only for expenses and most often used in companies. I wanted something personal and Toshl was just the perfect app I was looking for. It’s able to run on both our phones, iPads and our laptops too. Making it very convenient for us to encode our expenses income and budgets.

 

 

Multiple Users for One Family

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I like the fact that my wife and I can both use one account for our family. My wife uses android and I use iOS, and we both can input our own data and have all synced into one account. It’s perfect for tracking our family budgets together! Next time when my baby grows up, I’ll make sure that he starts using this too.

 

Simple and Very easy to Learn

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My wife (who’s not tech savvy) and I didn’t really take too much time to learn Toshl. It is so simple that I believe anyone can pick it up right away, my wife didn’t even need to be trained! All you need is to input an expense / income, tag or categorize what that falls under, and add notes, it’s that simple. The cartoon characters makes this app more fun! And not to mention, make it look cute and more like a kiddie game, but you’re really doing personal finance.

 

 

Set Budgets and Stop yourself from Overspending

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One thing I love about Toshl is the ability to add budgets, it is simply the budget you set for certain spending category. So before you spend on anything, you can consult your budgets if you can still spend. What’s also cool about this is that if you try to input an expense and you’re overbudget, you can set it to alert you and try to stop you from overspending. I just love this feature, I use this before I go to and pay or think about buying anything.

 

 

Interesting Charts and Graphs to illustrate your spending habits

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I love charts and graphs, it just shows me great insights to my expenses. I believe this is great to really dig deeper and understand your spending habits. You can even compare specific tags / categories of expense to each other which can reveal things that you would miss in numbers. You’ve got to try it out!

 

 

Export to PDF, Excel, CSV or Google Docs

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You can easily export as a report to any of the following extensions: PDF, Excel, CSV or Google Docs. If you also get the premium version, they can email you the monthly reports automatically! This is good if you’d like a backup of your file somewhere close to you.

 

 

Secure your Account on your Phone

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Let’s face it, your phone can be lost or stolen. So when that happens what then? Are you completely exposed including your financials? Well this app takes care of that, you can setup a lock screen where they have to input the pincode to access your account. Not only that, you can even revoke the account on your phone thru their website. So you’d feel completely safe, I love this feature.

 

 

It’s FREE and paid versions are Affordable

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Yes, it is FREE! With the Free version, you get unlimited expenses, 1 source of income and 1 budget. With the paid version (around $19.99 per year, can go cheaper if you go for the 3 years plan), you get everything, unlimited income and budgets and advanced charts and the automatic sending of monthly reports. I think this isn’t as expensive as what the app can do. Here’s a quick tip, currently (March 14,2013), they have a promotion that if you Share (Facebook and Twitter) their cool infographics, you get 20% off the price (so you can get it for around $16)!

 

 

Final Thoughts on Personal Finance App – Toshl

I just love this app, it makes personal finance such an easy task. What I also love is that it tells me to stop spending when I’m overbudget! lol! This would mean more savings for my family. I do wish though that one day they could make “family” accounts I personally recommend this to anyone who wishes to track and assess their own personal finances.

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Cloud-Based Email: Guaranteed Email Continuity? Even when Systems are down?http://techfilipino.com/cloud-based-email-guaranteed-email-continuity-even-when-systems-are-down/ http://techfilipino.com/cloud-based-email-guaranteed-email-continuity-even-when-systems-are-down/#comments Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:10:00 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5445 Cloud-Based email management enables organizations to reclaim email as a genuine business asset, this is because of the cloud’s solution’s ability to guarantee availability of service not to mention the functional and financial benefits that the business gets.     What we need from email Email today is unquestionably the most important and significant business [...]

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Cloud-Based email management enables organizations to reclaim email as a genuine business asset, this is because of the cloud’s solution’s ability to guarantee availability of service not to mention the functional and financial benefits that the business gets.

 

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What we need from email

Email today is unquestionably the most important and significant business communication tool. Email users (pretty much all of us) have become so dependent upon our corporate email that around 30% of our working day is spent doing something in our email clients, and we check email almost constantly. Consequently, when email systems go down it can prove costly to the business.

 

Unplanned outages can result in lost productivity, decreased customer satisfaction and unforeseen delays, all of which can do serious damage to corporate reputation. Quite simply, email is no longer solely a means of desktop communication. It has become an extensive and mobile information portal – and therefore ensuring that it remains continuously available is now a business imperative.

 

 

What businesses are up against

With ever-decreasing budgets and increasingly dependent and savvy end users, IT departments are challenged with eliminating downtime, whilst mitigating and managing email-borne risks. Despite this, scheduled maintenance and unplanned downtime remain a fact of corporate life, and it is therefore necessary for IT staff to provide alternate means of sending and receiving critical content.

 

 

Technical challenges

Email’s evolution into a mobile, multi-platform tool has seen end-user demands soar, presenting often complex challenges for IT administrators. Beyond ensuring the continuous availability of the core messaging service, the ongoing functionality of supplementary, on-premise systems such as archiving solutions and security must also be considered.

 

 

How to ensure email continuity

A closely-integrated cloud-based email solution should guarantee – regardless of outages – continued email provision, alongside the uninterrupted delivery of other ancillary systems like email archiving, and sturdy privacy and security systems.

 

What’s more, a cloud-based solution worth its salt should be manageable from a single, web-based console, and deliver automatic fail-over and fail-back during outages. In essence, email system administration, including dealing with primary system outages, should be all but invisible to the end user.

 

Mimecast has created just such a solution. Its Unified Email Management (UEM), ticks all of the boxes – backed by robust SLAs, including 100% service. As Jaco van der Merwe, the AA’s head of IT, put it:

 

“There is no doubt that Mimecast UEM has solved our issues in terms of continuity and disaster recovery, and it ensures a far more secure Outlook setup with comprehensive spam filtering. It has improved storage and archiving capabilities and reduced our capex costs, enabling us do more with less.”

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Android vs iPhone: Which is better for gaming?http://techfilipino.com/android-vs-iphone-which-is-better-for-gaming/ http://techfilipino.com/android-vs-iphone-which-is-better-for-gaming/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:36:34 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5414 If you are a smartphone owner then chances are that you own either a handset that runs the Android OS, or you own an iPhone since these two are the most popular phones that are currently trending in the market. These two brands account for over 50% of the total number of smartphones in the [...]

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If you are a smartphone owner then chances are that you own either a handset that runs the Android OS, or you own an iPhone since these two are the most popular phones that are currently trending in the market. These two brands account for over 50% of the total number of smartphones in the world today and a quick glance at their specs and their capabilities will give you a good reason why this is so, although most people would agree that Android smartphones with comparable specs tend to be cheaper than their iPhone counterparts.

Android Vs iPhone Android vs iPhone: Which is better for gaming?

Android OS

Android devices are the exception in the market these days. The Android OS has been designed so that it can run on any current generation smart phone, as well as being built for the phones we will own in the future. This means that any handset manufacturer can use the Android software, giving their customers a platform that shares interface, accessibility and usability with thousands of other models and makes. Because of this, the software that is created to run on this platform can be standardized allowing it to reach a much bigger audience than it would otherwise. Some of the Android devices have top of the line hardware, which means that you can run high graphics game. However it is Google play or Samsung’s App that isn’t as big as iPhone’s appstore which gives it more limited titles to play.

 

iPhone iOS

The iPhone has always been touted as the must have gadget for the App hungry tech-head. The App store boasts millions of apps and each of them are quality tested before release. This means that iPhone apps are less likely to infect your phone with a virus or give you any unpleasant surprises. For those who prefer online casino sites to apps, the built in web browser offers everything that you might possibly need to get online and find your next jackpot win. Click here to visit River Belle casino which is one of the most popular ones out there at the minute with reviews having praised their selection of slots games and general usability. They have one of the most biggest app selections with all the coolest and independent games that you can choose to play.

 

The Winner of Android vs iPhone?

Each particular OS has its pros and its cons so in the end it really depends upon the style you prefer and whether you want to be able to access every web site on the internet, or whether you’re happy to simply play the games that are available through the app store. There are also a number of other factors that swing the decision to either side but as we said it’s really upon the discretion of the user as to what he wants to go for – features, style, design or simply the price. Though in our opinion Android offers better value for money, but nothing beats having a huge selection of games with strong enough graphics to run them all. iPhone Wins!

Which one wins for you iPhone vs Android?

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How to buy new Mobile Phones Cheaphttp://techfilipino.com/how-to-buy-new-mobile-phones-cheap/ http://techfilipino.com/how-to-buy-new-mobile-phones-cheap/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:33:57 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5391 As everyone is on the go, mobile phones have become an increasingly needed item that people carry everyday. As technology becomes cheaper so should mobile phones right? But it’s not, the phone itself is expensive (especially when it is bought early on its release date) plus the cost of your monthly usage costs. And if [...]

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As everyone is on the go, mobile phones have become an increasingly needed item that people carry everyday. As technology becomes cheaper so should mobile phones right? But it’s not, the phone itself is expensive (especially when it is bought early on its release date) plus the cost of your monthly usage costs. And if you don’t pay too much attention, you’ll find costs can run up pretty fast. With this in mind, here are a 3 ways on how to buy new mobile phone cheap.

 

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Sim Only Deals

While phones can be bought on it’s own, sometimes combining it with a contract / line for your mobile phone can save you a lot of money. Why? Well it’s all because, aside from getting the mobile phone for cheaper rate or even free, you can get great usage deals that can even give unlimited calls or texts.

 

But here’s where you need to watch out, it can get more expensive than buying just the phone (either paying high amounts in the long run or exceeding your contract). To control your monthly costs, we can recommend going for sim only deals, where you buy your phone and sim only deals separately. So calculate the phone costs plus the monthly contract, and calculate getting the phone plus your typical usage costs, that should give you a good idea whether you’re getting a good deal. This way, you can get a lower plan when you’re not a high usage user.

 

Choice of Phone

Choosing a phone model could affect your costs, there’s a huge difference between iPhones and Samsungs vs other brands like Nokia. What we suggest is to find out the features of the phone you want, compare with other phone models and then decide. Do remember that new phones are launched every year but some offer very little difference, like a more apps or tweaked OS or a cool new design.

 

So don’t be fooled by advertisements, designs or whatever, do check on what you need and compare different models to get the best phone model at the lowest price. Remember same specifications and hardware but different design, brand and price.

 

Wait a little longer

New Cellphones come out every month, waiting a few months later wouldn’t hurt but the price might be slightly cheaper. Patience can truly give you a better deal for your money, after all, what would be the difference between a few months of buying the phone when the price is way cheaper.

 

It generally takes 3 months for prices to come down (falls in quarters), as demand for the phone eases so does the price. So do wait a little to get it at a bargain price.

 

Any other techniques that you can recommend on How to buy new Mobile Phones Cheap?

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DesignCrowd Enters Philippines – Designers Get Ready, Crowdsourcing Designhttp://techfilipino.com/designcrowd-enters-philippines-designers-get-ready-crowdsourcing-design/ http://techfilipino.com/designcrowd-enters-philippines-designers-get-ready-crowdsourcing-design/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:08:03 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5380 Designcrowd is the largest forum online, it known to give access to thousands of skilled designers from all over the world at a good price. This site houses about 96,000 professionals from all over the world, starting from online graphic designers to professional logo designers and web designers or any other specialization. Therefore, the prospective [...]

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Designcrowd is the largest forum online, it known to give access to thousands of skilled designers from all over the world at a good price. This site houses about 96,000 professionals from all over the world, starting from online graphic designers to professional logo designers and web designers or any other specialization. Therefore, the prospective clients have the opportunity to place a proposal before so many experts for getting their work done. The main aim of this virtual marketplace is to give designers ample opportunity to show off the creativity before a large arena of prospective clients.

 

Ample opportunity for crowdsourcing

Are you looking for a professional designer? DesignCrowd is going to give you access to many and the best from around the world. Whether you want to design a logo for your company or the brochure or revamp the existing website. All you need to do is to post a brief description of your assignment in DesignCrowd and you are going to get at least 100 replies within a day or so from all around the world. Browse through all the concepts that have been directly sent to your inbox and select one that suits your needs. In case you want some revisions or alterations done, you have the option of directly getting in touch with the designer and give him the specifications according to your needs by messaging him so you can make sure that you get what you want.

 

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Quality products

Delivering quality designs is their first and primary motto. The designers who are part of the Designcrowd family have been specially screened by their core team. So they guarantee to deliver quality and innovative designs to all its clients. In case the clients are not satisfied with the response to their project or their project did not receive any response at all, they have 100% money back guarantee policy. This business house also takes up the initiative to specially train the designers to upgrade their knowledge and refine their skills so expect the designers to become better as time goes by.

 

Welcomes designers

Designcrowd cordially invites graphic artists, web designers, logo creators from all over the world to join their gang. Especially designers from the Philippines can be a part of this international forum and get the due reward and respect for his creative work. Therefore, this international forum has widened the scope of job opportunities for the graphic designers and also provided them with the scope to be a part of international projects from the comfort of their own home.

 

Guarantees security to the designers

The designers are guaranteed 100% payout within time. Not only the winner of the contest gets the payment but others also get the opportunity to earn a large amount of perks like participation payment, payment for invitation, rewards for those who have ranked second and third in the contest as well as bonus. So the earning opportunity is not restricted to the winner only.

 

Designcrowd has been operating since the year 2007 and it has gained vast experience in this field since its inception. It endeavors to emerge as the most popular crowdsourcing platform in the virtual world by providing the clients with quality solution.

 

So have you guys tried out crowd sourcing at DesignCrowd?

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3 iPhone Apps that every PSE Stock Trader / Investor must havehttp://techfilipino.com/3-iphone-apps-that-every-pse-stock-trader-investor-must-have/ http://techfilipino.com/3-iphone-apps-that-every-pse-stock-trader-investor-must-have/#comments Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:34:50 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5311 Smartphones are everywhere and, as a stock trader / investor, you’ve got to be able to trade on the move whether you are on 3G or Wifi. One thing I did when I started investing in the stock market was to find apps that would be able to give me up to date information about [...]

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Smartphones are everywhere and, as a stock trader / investor, you’ve got to be able to trade on the move whether you are on 3G or Wifi. One thing I did when I started investing in the stock market was to find apps that would be able to give me up to date information about the market (that’s the geek side of me). So I did find a few and these are what I believe to be the 3 iPhone Apps that every PSE Stock trader / investor must have.

 

I apologize to Android users as I don’t have an Android phone and have used iPhone ever since Nokia (it has been very useful for me). I shall start from the free apps then move on to the paid ones.

 

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3 iPhone Apps that every PSE Stock Trader / Investor must have

 

Bloomberg App

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I believe every iPhone has a built in Bloomberg app, if you don’t make sure that you download this. So it’s not 100% built for PSE stocks but here’s what’s cool about it, PSE stocks are included in the list. You can search for the stock symbol followed by PM (e.g. PGOLD:PM) or you can search for the whole name of the stock. You can view the stock details and if you rotate your phone sideways, it shows you the chart of the stock (you can touch the chart to show you the price at certain point in time). It also has a portfolio feature where you can add you purchases and keep track of your gains/losses. A word of warning, for people who need the up-to-the-minute prices, the data is lagged by a few hours so the prices are delayed.

 

 

Broker Apps (Philstocks & FirstMetroSec)

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If you are using an online broker of either Philstocks.ph (Accord Capital) or FirstMetroSec, you’re in luck as they’ve got an app for you. I have featured Philstocks XAVI for Philstocks.ph and you can read more about it in my previous post. And if you’re with FirstMetroSec, it is more comprehensive, it even has tickers. It has charts, tickers, and more comprehensive data, it would be nice if Philstocks.ph would copy some of the features that they have on this app (Philstocks guys, if you’re listening, please do try to copy some of their features).

 

 

iPhilstocks Pro

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If there was an app that I personally purchased that would be iPhilstocks Pro ($1.99), it has all basic information you’ll ever need to trade on your phone. What’s really cool about this app is that it has all the stock information, portfolio, global / PSE index, Charts, news, market performers and news (not perfect). What I use this app for is mainly to look into market performers and see all the movers and valuations that they have. And if I want to dig deeper, I usually check individual stock information and their charts. What I was not too happy about this app is that it used to be the old iPhilstocks app, but instead of updating, they made a new one and charged $1 more. But, at the end of the day, it is way better than a buggy app that crashes most of the time and is something I use most of the time. A must buy if you were to ask me. A word of warning, there’s also some lag in the data like the Bloomberg app.

 

 

Almost made the list – PSE Ticker

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This is probably the best FREE app (Theoretically, you’ll find out why in the end) that you’ll ever find for PSE stock investing / trading, PSE Ticker has so many features that one cannot expect from a free app! They have the Ticker feature which is pretty cool (I haven’t checked if their data is up-to-the-minute), I don’t really like looking at tickers (it tempts me lol!) so I don’t use it much. They also have stock information, portfolio, market index, foreign exchange information, but here’s the coolest part, for technical analysts, you can see the charts with all the information like MACD, RSI etc. However, here’s where FREE apps suck, it’s full of bugs! Some stock information you can’t see, you also find that charts are limited to what is already on your screen and the app crashes most of the time. Maybe the developer could ask people to pay and fix it up…

 

Some unmentioned PSE apps

There are also 2 more apps that I haven’t included as I haven’t used it personally, but these are Technistocks and Candle Sticks. With Technistocks, I believe you have to be a paying subscriber to be able to use their app (it requires username and password). While Candle sticks is good for technical analysis, as they do charting with all the technical information you’ll need so you can analyze on the go.

 

Anymore iPhone apps for PSE stock trader / investor that I haven’t added?

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iZone iHub – The place to be for Technopreneurshttp://techfilipino.com/izone-ihub-the-place-to-be-for-technopreneurs/ http://techfilipino.com/izone-ihub-the-place-to-be-for-technopreneurs/#comments Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:05:22 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5302 I was invited to one of the tech events, and this was one of the first events that I didn’t know what the event was for (or it did sound like it’s too good to be true). This event was the launching of iZone iHub, an event where techies can meet and collaborate on different [...]

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I was invited to one of the tech events, and this was one of the first events that I didn’t know what the event was for (or it did sound like it’s too good to be true). This event was the launching of iZone iHub, an event where techies can meet and collaborate on different internet projects. Why is it the place to be for Technopreneurs you ask, well read on and you’ll find out.

 

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It is a big office (with workstations, bean bags and free coffee or tea) situated in a penthouse in a prestigious Ortigas address, and at first seemed like a normal office space (except it was setup for party for the launching night). There were plenty of people in the room, all that seemed to have come from a techy background (not the looks but I knew that from the invite lol). Then I was surprised when their Chairman arrived, Mr. Daniel Pena. You can read more about his numerous success in a lot of fields here, an amazing story if you ask me.

 

iZone iHub – Collaborate, Get an Investor, and Free Office!

Daniel Pena (Dan Pena) started to explain what iZone iHub is all about, it is a place where technopreneurs can come and work on their own projects for FREE (you heard that right, that’s YOUR own project). You can come to their office and work there, it’s open 24/7 so you can come anytime of the day. Anyone is welcome to come, except that the condition is that you work on your projects (not for facebook and definitely not porn!). As they say nothing is FREE, so what’s the catch? Dan Pena said there’s none, but he went on to explain that he wanted to give back to the community and that his firm would like to produce great internet projects that they could invest on (as long as you got a great project that is profitable). As a matter of fact, he can even become your investor for the project, aside from the funding and resources he’ll provide, what’s really valuable here is his experience and network which would surely bring any startup up the limelight. So a place to work and a very experienced investor (who’s done it all and earned millions doing it) waiting to help your project, common guys, you really got to be there.

 

But that’s not all, here’s the really cool part about iZone iHub, aside from getting the free office space and an investor for your project. iZone iHub is also a place to find co-founders to your startup! So if you’re looking for willing techy partners, this might be the place. They have billboards where they post about iZone iHub people and their skills.

 

If you wish to visit iZone iHub, their address is located at Unit No.12 A ( Penthouse )  Agustin 1 Building, No. 28 F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Business Center Pasig City 1605. You can also visit their website here.

 

So who wants to collaborate on a new project at iZone iHub?

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ScreenCamera FREE Giveaway! – Record, Use your Screen as Webcam Output or Stream your Desktop Live!http://techfilipino.com/screencamera-free-giveaway-record-use-your-screen-as-webcam-output-or-stream-your-desktop-live/ http://techfilipino.com/screencamera-free-giveaway-record-use-your-screen-as-webcam-output-or-stream-your-desktop-live/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:37:50 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5283 Our friends over at PCWinSoft is giving away free licenses of ScreenCamera! the ultimate virtual camera screen and webcam recorder software. What’s really cool about it is that it allows you not only to record what’s on your screen, but also to use this to broadcast your screen using most video conferencing software, like Skype, [...]

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Our friends over at PCWinSoft is giving away free licenses of ScreenCamera! the ultimate virtual camera screen and webcam recorder software. What’s really cool about it is that it allows you not only to record what’s on your screen, but also to use this to broadcast your screen using most video conferencing software, like Skype, and use your screen as the video (pretty cool huh!). ScreenCamera price is normally $49.95! but in this here promotion you get it for FREE (Please read on – FREE activation instructions are written below)

 

What’s cool about ScreenCamera?

ScreenCamera installs a video camera on your system that works like an outlet for you to share your desktop with the World. Before this, you can share your face on one video conference call at a time, now you can share your face and your desktop on multiple applications simultaneously because ScreenCamera supports PiP ( Picture in Picture ).

 

 

Use ScreenCamera to Show your Video and Desktop at the same time in one screen!

Didn’t it ever happen to you that you are in a video conference and you wish you could share something that is sitting on your desktop but you can’t? So you try to explain what it is in words and just ends up quitting and moving to the next subject leaving a bad impression on the video conference room. ScreenCamera puts an end to all that by allowing you to share the full desktop or any part of it on your video conference calls: You can switch from webcam to desktop and back with just one click and you can have both together at the same time: Desktop with small webcam rectangle in the corner.

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ScreenCamera’s purpose is mainly to record narrated tutorials of screen activity but with a fantastic twist: You can turn your narrated tutorials into real-time live webinars simply by coupling the software with a cloud based service like UStream.TV, or BlogTV.com, or LiveStream.com. It is compatible with all desktop apps and cloud based services that work with webcams. It has a learning curve near zero: It is a simple toolbar with quick access buttons that will allow you to select the entire desktop or the part of it you want to share, you can also follow the cursor around with automatic zoom in and zoom out on the mouse wheel. It is very practical and effective but what turns it into a unique piece of software is the ability to record in high definition, something that no other virtual camera does.

 

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Schedule Videos and even use it as a Security Camera!

Last but not least ScreenCamera comes equipped with a powerful scheduler with which you can program to record and take pictures in any way timely possible: You can program it to record whenever you like, this means that you can do candid shots or even use it as a security camera that captures what goes on when you’re not around. It is like an evolutionary step for video conferencing because it opens a window for you to share your view of your desktop with anyone (while being secured) and it even connects to your webcam at the same time, so your video conference experience is way better off before you had the software installed. From Personal to Business use, ScreenCamera would surely benefit us all.
ScreenCamera will run on 2000/XP/2003/Media Center/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and requires at least a 1.3gHz processor and 256mb of memory.

 

Step-by-Step guide to get your FREE ScreenCamera Copy!

  1. Register here: http://www.pcwinsoft.com/promotion/TechFilipino/registration.asp
  2. Trial dialog > Click ‘Register’ > Mark ‘Send key to my e-mail’ > Click ‘Next’ > Then enter the e-mail address you used to register > Then click ‘Send’.
  3. The key is sent to your e-mail address.
  4. After you receive the key you go:
  5. Trial dialog > Click ‘Register’ > Mark ‘Enter key’ > Click ‘Next’ > Then enter the key you have received on your e-mail > Then click ‘Authenticate’.

 

If anyone’s got any questions or comments about ScreenCamera, please leave a comment below.

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4 Cool New Gadgets and Gizmos Accessories for iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 that shouts Geekhttp://techfilipino.com/4-cool-new-gadgets-and-gizmos-accessories-for-iphone-4-4s-5-that-shouts-geek/ http://techfilipino.com/4-cool-new-gadgets-and-gizmos-accessories-for-iphone-4-4s-5-that-shouts-geek/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:00:15 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5187 I must confess, I am kind of a Geeky person that loves new gadgets. I just think it’s cool that many people are thinking of really cool and geeky ways of making something new, they innovate on what becomes the norm, but till then it’s kind of limited to Geeky people if you know what [...]

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I must confess, I am kind of a Geeky person that loves new gadgets. I just think it’s cool that many people are thinking of really cool and geeky ways of making something new, they innovate on what becomes the norm, but till then it’s kind of limited to Geeky people if you know what I mean. So I’ve gathered 4 Cool New Gadgets and Gizmos for iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 that shout Geek to share with you what Geek is all about.

 

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Since Christmas is just a few months away, I wanted to help you all give your Geeky friends / family something they’d truly appreciate. Of course iPhone 5 might be on their list, but they could buy it themselves or they have an iPhone 4 / 4s anyway, so why not pimp it up? These 4 items would make them jump shout and thank you all the way till the next year (hopefully).

 

4 Cool New Gadgets and Gizmos for iPhone 4 / 4s / 5 that shout Geek!

 

The 3D AV Wearable Glasses

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Sony’s Personal 3d Viewer

These glasses are the cool new geek item, these are the personal 3d AV Wearable Glasses that looks like sunglasses (that meets Star Trek) but shows a video thru those lenses. It’s cool because it projects a screen of almost 50 inches or more in front of you, and some models even allow you to see things in 3d! I personally have only seen very very few people wear it and they actually look really really Geeky! (FYI it was also a woman that I saw wearing it). The way I see the future for this, is just pure fails and accidents like:

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Can you imagine, how it would be like…

If this becomes the norm, you’ll see people running around shouting and looking crazy (lol!). I can just imagine people playing games and being chased by zombies or T-rex, while they run around their homes or anywhere and knocking over everything in their path. This will be a big thing in the future, as a matter of fact, Google has started developing their Google glasses which allows you to surf and a lot more while walking around with it. One day, this’ll be the cool sunglasses everyone will be wearing.

 

3d AV Glasses by Sony

 

 

DSLR Camera iPhone

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iPhone DSLR Camera Lenses from Photojojo

As Social Media becomes more and more popular, everyone seems to have a habit of taking pictures of their food before eating it. Everyone wants an iPhone or an Android Phone and a DSLR camera, good news is that the Geeks have made it into one! (Thank God for the Geeks) So it saves you money buying yourself another costly gadget plus all your pictures are consolidated into one, and the best thing is that you just have to carry the lenses.

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iPhone Nikon Canon Lenses from Photojojo

Now here’s the cool part about it, you can then change the lenses into any professional brand like Nikon and Canon and use it as your iPhone’s lenses. I’m not sure if society will pickup on this, but those that use this, you’ll be seeing us, geeks, staring and thinking “damn, that’s so cool!”.

 

DSLR Camera Lens by Photojojo

 

 

Digital Watch links your Phone

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Watch that links to your Smartphone by Pebble

Let’s be honest, who would like to have their watches bring them notifications from their Phone…(Anyone? ok, maybe it’s just me, but that would be so cool). So the guys at Pebble pitched their idea to KickStarter (another geeky site, where people pitch ideas and get funding from people who want the product), and guess what, they got more than $10 million dollars of funding!

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Watch that has its own Apps by Pebble

It even has its own apps! and You can customize it to your liking. For those that don’t think it’s cool, stop being a kill joy and think Geek. Geek is all about power and efficiency, you can’t put your phone into your watch (it’s not powerful enough), so its about the power in your pocket and a watch that previews it so you don’t have to take it out of your pocket (talk about saved effort phew!).

 

Digital Watch Phone by Pebble

 

 

 Self Defense iPhone Case

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Stun Gun Case by Yellow Jacket

Those cases look cute huh? Well they’re not that cute when they deliver the 650 thousand volts of electricity down your body (maybe not you, but the attacker or thief perhaps, unless you are the thief…). There are so many iPhones that are stolen yearly, or people attacked to steal their phones, it’s time your cute iPhone can do something about it (and electrocute their a-s-s!).

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iPhone Stun Gun Case by Yellow Jacket

Just imagine a robber asking you to hand over your phone, and you do and BOOM! they’re stunned on the ground. How cool is that?! So instead of you protecting your iPhone, it protects you. It’s a really great idea, but just make sure that when you put it in your pocket, you turn the safety switch on alright? You wouldn’t want stunned by your own phone.

 

iPhone Stun Gun Case by YellowJacket

 

It’s not all that bad to be called a Geek, at least you do know something cool that they’ll think is cool a few months or years later. Having these items will make sure that you become the center of attention, the man, the crown jewel of any place (ok, maybe I’m exaggerating).

 

Any other Cool New Gadgets for iPhone 4 / 4s / 5 that you can add?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Apple iPad 3http://techfilipino.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2-vs-apple-ipad-3/ http://techfilipino.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2-vs-apple-ipad-3/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:16:36 +0000 http://techfilipino.com/?p=5183 Most people describe new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as being too small for a tablet and too big for a cell phone, so there appeared a new name for such devices – Phablets. Phablets have bigger size than the usual smartphones and the functionality compared to tablets. The top reigning kings of this field is [...]

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Most people describe new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as being too small for a tablet and too big for a cell phone, so there appeared a new name for such devices – Phablets. Phablets have bigger size than the usual smartphones and the functionality compared to tablets. The top reigning kings of this field is Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Apple’s iPad 3, so we went ahead and did a comparison. Here’s the result of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Apple iPad 3

 

As the 2 have such similar features and both having a huge marketing campaign, consumers are very confused on what’s really better. So we did a comparison between the two on different features each one has and see who wins this battle.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Apple iPad 3

 

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Screen Features

The makers have used different technologies for their gadgets: Apple’s iPad 3 has the up-to-date innovative Retina display (High resolution) while Samsung uses AMOLED HD display in its Note 2 phablet, which supposedly saves a lot of battery life. Comparing other screen features, it should be noted that iPad 3 has 2048×1536 resolution, 264ppi and the size of the screen of 9.7 inches while Galaxy Note 2 is made with 5.5 inches screen with 1,280×720 resolution.

 

Winner: iPad 3. High resolution displays with a bigger screen.

 

Processors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been released with 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Samsung surely has made it the most powerful phone of all (Talk about power tripping!). While Apple’s iPad 3 is powered with A5x processor and quad-core graphics which is less powerful but not as strong as Samsung Galaxy.

 

Winner: Samsung Note 2! They sure know how to make one crave for more power.

 

Operating System

Both devices have got the most advanced versions of mobile OS – iOS (iPad 3) and Android (Samsung). The iOS is surely one of the most loved OS on phones, with millions of apps and tons of cool new releases monthly, who wouldn’t want to get into the action. While the Android OS, is equally popular but the apps isn’t nearly as vast and as safe as iOS.

 

Winner: iPad 3. The reason people buy iPhones, iPods or iPads is about the apps, the OS sure knows how to control and excite the app market.

 

Camera Features

iPad 3′s got a 5 megapixel camera at the back with iSight technology, autofocus, geotagging and auto focus and with a 0.3 megapixel front camera. While Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an 8 megapixel back camera with LED flash and autofocus but the front is equipped with a whopping 1.9 megapixel camera.

 

Winner: Galaxy Note 2 is clearly the winner.

 

Storage and Memory

Now this is the most tricky part, iPad 3 comes with 16 / 32 / 64 GB models with 1 GB RAM. While the Samsung Note 2 comes with 16 / 32 / 64 GB and 2 GB of RAM and microSD slot (where you can get another 64 GB of space). So while both are the same in storage, one can be expanded and is much stronger.

 

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Expandable storage with 2 GB RAM.

 

Portability & Battery Life

iPad 3 has a 11,560mAh battery capacity and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 only has 3100mAh, however, as the size of the iPad 3 is bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you can almost say that it is with the size. Note 2 can probably fit in your pocket but not with the iPad 3, so size and battery does seem to be relative.

 

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 2. People are looking for more powerful portable devices, something that is easily carried and based on it’s battery it’s a good enough battery for normal / regular users.

iPad 3 if to compare the official data about the battery capacity.

 

Who won Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Apple iPad 3?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2! I’ve always been an iPad user, and never have used a Galaxy Note on a regular basis, but I must say I have to declare the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 the winner of this contest. However, iPad mini is supposed to be released in a few months and this is the direct competitor of the Galaxy Note series, so this might even out the playing field and have a different result.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Apple iPad 3, Who’s the winner for you?

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