I’d say no to this deal! Remember what happened to Delicious and Flickr, among others, after they were acquired by Yahoo!? Can you imagine if the next time you login to Tumblr you are greeted with a Yahoo! account authentication? I can’t!
Samsung recently released their new Galaxy S4 ad to demonstrate their features like Drama Mode, Air Gestures, Hover, among others. Check out the video below:
Personally, I believe these are the features that the Galaxy S4 owners would enjoy showing off to friends and ignore thereafter. They would hardly find real life applications for those features, especially when those are the same things that drain the batteries fast.
But of course, Samsung was wise enough to leave off the issues that plague their flagship phone, like overheating, unreliability of the system, slow recharging but fast discharging of the battery, involuntary system reboot, etc. That’s Android for you!
It was a little over 10K walkathon for me this Good Friday as I visited seven (7) churches around and about Makati’s business district.
The route I took is as follows:
- St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4927 Enrique St., Palanan
- San Ildefonso Parish, A. Arnaiz Ave. cor. M. Reyes St., Pio del Pilar
- St. John Bosco Parish, A. Arnaiz Ave. Cor. Amorsolo St., P.O. Box 1336, M C P O
- Sts. Peter And Paul Parish, 5539 D.M. Rivera St., Poblacion
- St. Andrew The Apostle Parish, N. Garcia And Neptune Sts., Bel-air II
- Holy Cross Parish, 211 J. P. Rizal St.
- National Shrine Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Sacred Heart St. (formerly Dao St.), San Antonio Village
I actually planned and mapped in advance the locations and routes in Google Maps:
You may check out the map in Google Maps.
I had my Canon Powershot G15 with me and here are the pictures I took to document the day: Check out the Gallery after the jump »
From the Google Official Blog:
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
I’m an ardent user of Google Reader. I use it everyday to keep abreast of the latest news, from general news, tech, photography, videography, basketball, chess, personal financing, investing, etc. I access it directly from the web, or using desktop and mobile clients. The sync function facilitates tracking of read and unread articles across the various platforms.
I’ve come to know about feed aggregators when I came across the web-based service called ‘Netvibes‘ back in 2005. I’ve used that service since to follow my favorite blogs (which were few then) and also to discover new blogs. Until I came along Google Reader — same concept but carries the Google brand, a mark of a service that is here to stay.
Apparently, it was a grave mistake. Keep on Reading »
Yes, the Game of Thrones will be back on television with its 3rd season on the 31st of March, 2013.
So, prepare for the epic battles and stormy rivalries among the dragons, lions, direwolves, etc. Of course, let’s see if winter is indeed coming from the north during the 3rd season.
Check out the trailer video below:
There are a lot of metrics to measure smartphone dominion among different smartphone brands and operating systems. Survey organizations use sales figures, net profit, internet traffic, apps ecosystem, etc., even broken down into different demographics and/or geography, to demonstrate the different systems’ leadership above the rest.
But, really, if you are going to be realistic about it, try going to restaurants, malls, and/or coffee shops around the metro, and observe which smartphones are predominantly in the hands of other people around you, you’ll find that these statistics are not quite accurate.
An excerpt of the interview with Keira Knightly about her role as Anna Karenina:
Q: Is that why you think it (Anna Karenina’s character) still resonates to this day?
I think it resonates to this day because it’s about love and not just romance or just that happy bit. Not love in the way it’s all sold to us but love as the thing that we’ve been fascinated and obsessed with for centuries. Love is that thing that we are all after and yet can destroy us and is painful. It can be madness and can be joy and can be happiness. It looks at the whole thing. I think that’s why it’s so complex. It has more questions within it than it has answers. We never manage to answer the questions. Love is something that is so inexplicable and so complex and strange.
And that’s why I must watch this movie when it comes out!
I’m still dejected following the nation’s pride, Manny Pacquiao’s devastating sixth round KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth match up. Not a few people have urged him to hang up his gloves especially after absorbing that vicious punch which rendered him unconscious for a time.
My take on these calls for retirement initially was that:
If I am Pacquiao, there’s no way on earth that I will allow that my last image as a fighter and only eight division world champion be one that is face down on the canvas. What I will do is rid myself of all distractions, train as if I haven’t won anything and as if I’m broke. Fight ferociously driven by that KO image in my mind. Convincingly beat Bradley, Marquez and Mayweather in that particular order – then call it a career. Read more »