How to Turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone

Do you own an iPod Touch 2nd Gen or later, and miss the functionalities of an iPhone? Then this post is for you.

Basically, aside from some hardware specs, an iPhone differs from the iPod Touch only in as far as call, text/SMS, and cellular data functions are concerned. Otherwise, they are the same.

I’ve never imagined this possible, but it is. There actually is an accessory that will turn your iPod Touch into much like an iPhone. Enter C Peel T188, T168, or T166 (depending on which generation of iPod Touch you have).

What’s the catch? Continue reading »

Smart Telecom's 'Always On' Plans

As I have commented at Yugatech’s post, this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I hope Globe will implement the same, if not a more attractive, plan soon. Otherwise, I may have to get that Gevey Sim to use Smart in my iPhone 4.

Check out the new tiered pricing from Smart:

This is what you can call ‘You Pay for What You Use’. Read more about the ‘Always On’ plans »

MBP: Upgraded to Mac OS X Lion 10.7

Just had my MacBook Pro 13″ upgraded to Mac OS X Lion (10.7), and all I can say so far I’m enjoying the new features.

There are over 250 features introduced with OS X Lion, the major of which are detailed in the Apple site. I only got to play with Snow Leopard for a week before Lion was made available, and it was my first Mac experience. So honestly, I may not the best person to tell the differences in features, but let me walk you through the obvious and the most enjoyable for me so far.

Check out the pictures that follow (which by the way was taken using my iPhone 4):

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Twitter Spam Keep Out!

The problem with free services like Twitter is that they’re made available — without limitations — free to spammers as well. Spammers who have products to sell, paid to spam in order to promote a product, or are simply there to annoy the hell out of every legit users.

Marco explains Twitter can put in place a system that either can be aggressive or passive against these spammers and how they respond to spam reports by users. And he suggests, and I do believe, Twitter most likely is taking the latter approach.

We don’t know the algorithm used by Twitter in order to tag an account permanently as spam. But let’s say it’ll take 100 user reports before the team actually takes action. Not all users, SADLY, (and they can even amount to a lot!) are even proactive in reporting those spammers.

The result — the “Report for Spam” function doesn’t seem to exist as we, the active and legitimate users, are always bombarded by spam.

I quote Marco’s conclusion:

In the meantime, I’m never using the “Report Spam” feature again, because it just seems like I’m wasting my time.

In order for the many to enjoy a spam-free service, we all should cooperate in reporting those spammers. And Twitter could do some more intensive work against those useless scumbags.

4G vs. 3G — Who Cares?

With all the hype about this 4G and 3G technologies, who cares anyway? You got a 4G capable phone but when you’re tied up into a low network connectivity cellphone carrier, you’ll get a crappy internet connection.

Check out the video below that explains very well what is this thing all about the 2G, 3G, and 4G. All that matters is the actual speed!

Wait, I just remember, majority of the people I know don’t use data connections on their phone. Oh crap!