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Stop tar from copying Mac OS X resource fork files

Resource fork files on Mac OS X isn’t something new. It’s been there way back from the old Mac operating system versions. These are files that starts its name with a ‘._’ followed by the original name of the file. It becomes a nuisance dealing with them when you have to copy files from a Mac to some other operating system like Ubuntu or Windows.

The problem becomes particularly evident when you want to backup files using the tar program on Mac OS X and you find out that using the exclude option doesn’t want to follow your request to stop copying those resource fork files.

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HTC Wildfire S Android phone arrives in Philippine stores

The HTC Wildfire S is the second Android phone to reach the Philippine market. The first one being the HTC Desire S. If you’re looking to replace your old HTC Wildfire, you can now get your hands on the Wildfire S. Aside from the outside looks, there isn’t actually much in terms of hardware. The most obvious improvement is the display which is now a 320×480 instead of the 240×320 pixel screen. Bluetooth is now version 3.0 compared to v2.1 for the HTC Wildfire.

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LG Optimus Black Android phone in the Philippines

Just found the LG Optimus Black as the latest Android mobile phone that is now available in the Philippines. Compared to the recently released LG Optimus 2X, which is dual-core, the LG Optimus Black uses a single core 1GHz ARM processor. It boasts of a bright display that uses the NOVA display technology. It comes with Android OS version 2.2 (froyo) but is upgradable to version 2.3 (Gingerbread).

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Cheap Android phones in the Philippines (10,000 or less)

I’ve compiled a list of low priced or budget focused Android mobile phones costing Php10,000 or less found in the Philippines. I predict that pretty soon we’ll be seeing some Android phones in the 5,000 peso price point appear in the local market.

After writing the post about low-priced Android phones and tablets in the Philippines, I decided to create this to include budget focused Android phones from the major phone manufacturers to help you compare them with the local brands.

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Lady Gaga endorses Google Chrome

Lady Gaga is probably one of the most, if not the most, expressive single I’ve ever got to watch on video and TV. She sings great music and I particularly love the way she expresses herself in her music. Her spirit and passion to music is really amazing. Looks like she is now endorsing the Google Chrome web browser. You can watch the YouTube video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDPJ-o1leAw[/youtube]

 

Cool video!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opening tomorrow

I love watching the sequels of the movieĀ Pirates of the Caribbean starred by Johnny Depp. The adventurous pirate portrayed in movie from Disney pictures has a way of making me entertained. The 4th sequel is entitled “On Stranger Tides” and revolves around the adventure (or should I say misadventure) of Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) of finding the fountain of youth and the old pirate folklore of mermaids. Of course the saga wouldn’t be complete without Captain’s Sparrow’s encounter with Blackbeard the Pirate.

You can watch the movie trailers here.

Google has an Official Search blog

You would think that since Google has one core technology that they have really dominated that there would be a blog somewhere in Google to talk about it.

They have an official Google Blog where they sort of publish important announcements on what’s happening within Google. There’s a blog for webmasters, one for Android developers, then there’s one for Gmail

Now they have an Official Google Search blog called Inside Search.

Play Angry Birds for free on the Chrome browser

If you’re using a Google Chrome web browser, one of the things that it has recently offered is a Web store where users can download different apps to enhance their Chrome web browser. You probably have installed at least one of them. Lately much of the focus of the Google Chrome team has been to bring games to users using a web browser.

The speed improvements in combination with HTML5 has made it possible to run games on the Chrome web browser.

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