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How to verify your Apple support download files

If you have a computer running Mac OS X, chances are you have downloaded files from the Apple support web site. You can actually verify the integrity of these support files using a simple script.

You have two options on how to update your Mac OS X. The first option is using the Software Update program accessible via the Apple icon. The second option is by downloading the updates via the Apple Support download site. I have actually resorted to the second option a number of times because of errors I get using the Software Update program.

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Dual SIM 3G Android phone only Php6,499 on June 30

Cherry Mobile Orbit is going to be on sale on June 30 for only Php6,499 (a 50% discount) at Cherry Mobile stores. The Cherry Mobile Orbit is a dual SIM Android phone that is available locally. The Orbit’s unique feature is that it supports 3.5G data speeds. Other specs include GPS, HVGA capacitive screen, Wifi, bluetooth, FM radio, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and quadband GSM.

The sale is limited to one unit per customer only.

HTC Flyer 3G price in the Philippines (Android)

Another Android powered tablet has arrived in the Philippines in the form of the HTC Flyer. This Android tablet runs on Android 2.3.3 OS though. I wonder if HTC is going to provide an update to the newer Android 3.0 for tablets. It’s currently priced at about Php 30,000+.

It is powered with a 1.5Ghz processor. The 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600. It has a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and a secondary front camera for video calls. The one I found is equipped with 3G but has no voice capabilities unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000.



HTC Sensation Android phone now in the Philippines

I found out that the HTC Sensation mobile phone has now finally available in the Philippines. The dual-core Android phone from HTC is priced at about Php 28,000+. The HTC Sensation comes with Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread already installed.

The HTC Sensation is equipped with a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and a dedicated 3D graphics chip. The HTC Sensation is currently the Android mobile phone with the highest screen pixel resolution at 540×960 on a 4.3-inch S-LCD mult-touch display with Gorilla glass. It has proximity, gyro and accelerometer sensors.

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Samsung Galaxy S II now on pre-order at Globe Telecoms

With the impending release of Samsung’s dual core Galaxy S II Android phone, Globe Telecoms has started to accept pre-orders. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available from Globe for free with My SuperSurf Plan 3799. But during the pre-order period, Globe Telecoms is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II for free with My SuperSurf Plan 2499.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is among the newest dual-core powered Android phones that will be available in the Philippines.  It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android version 2.3.

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Free MS Office alternative for Mac OS X

If you’ve just bought a Mac computer and you find yourself needing a document editor, spreadsheet and presentation software that is compatible with the MS Office software then you’re in luck. You can actually download, install and use on your Mac for free (as in free beer) an alternative to the expensive MS Office software.

It’s called LibreOffice. It offers the same document editing, spreadsheet, presentation and even drawing and database features you’d normally need. Besides being free, the good thing about it is that you can save files in MS Office formats to allow MS Office users to edit and read the files you created.

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Philippines: Nokia X7 mobile phone price

The Nokia X7 has joined the Nokia E6 as the second Symbian Anna mobile phone to become available in the Philippines. Nokia has called it the extreme entertainment mobile phone.

The X7 is made of Gorilla glass and stainless steel. The phone has a 4-inch 640×360 capacitive AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash capable of 720p video recording. It supports upto 32GB of external microSD storage. Other standard smartphone features include 3D graphics support, bluetooth, Wifi, accelerometer and proximity sensor. It comes with quadband GSM and pentaband 3G making it a truly global mobile phone.

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Sony Ericsson W8 Android phone now in the Phillippines

How would you like to a Walkman and Android touch screen phone rolled into one for just about Php8,000+? This is the latest Sony Ericsson Android phone that has become available in the Philippines. In terms of specs it is identical to the Sony Ericsson X8 mobile phone except two things. The Sony Ericsson W8 has a Walkman Music player software installed.

The other is that it has the distinctive orange color and looks of a Walkman device. The other features include a 3-inch 320×480 pixel display, GPS, bluetooth, Wifi, 3G, EDGE, stereo FM radio. It also comes with Android 2.1 aka Eclair also installed as the Android OS.

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HTC Sensation, HTC Wildfire S Android phones Philippine price

HTC has officially released the HTC Sensation and HTC Wildfire S in the Philippines. Both mobile phones run the Android mobile phone operating system.

The HTC Sensation will be available at Smart Communications and authorized retailers by mid June at a suggested retail price of Php 31,990 . The HTC Wildfire S is now available in three stunning shades of ‘Bloom Pink’, ‘Silver White’ and ‘Dark Gray’ at Smart Communications and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of PhP 15,500.

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WGT Golf game now on Chrome browser in time for US Open

Start playing the WGT Golf Challenge on your Chrome web browser. This games for golf fans provides great graphics and gaming user experience while running on your Chrome web browser. It just in time for this week’s opening of the US Open.

The WGT Golf Challenge game’s objective is to swing the club into perfection so that the golf ball is as close to the hole as you can make it. Points are scored depending on how far or near your golf ball is to the hole in the green. Although I’m not much of a golf fan but I’m beginning to like this game. The challenge is to hone your skills to get a perfect swing.

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