iOS 8.1.1 update brings performance improvements to iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

The latest iOS update intends to bring increased stability and performance improvements specifically to iPad 2 and iPhone 4s devices.

ios8.1.1

iPad 2 and iPhone 4s users will remember how their devices became so sluggish after updating to iOS 8. With this update, Apple hopes to bring improvements in the performance of these aging devices.

Check out my experience updating my iPad 2 to iOS 8.1.1 »

The Problem with Too Much Reliance on Internet Banking

From BPIExpressOnline:

BPI Electronic Channels Advisory: November 14, 2014

Dear Valued Client,

BPI Express Online and BPI Mobile app are experiencing intermittent system availability. We are working on immediate resolution to resolve the issue.

Thank you.

Well, thank you BPI for acknowledging the problem, but does that mean that we’ll miss paying our bills on time? I smell penalty.

Honda Philippines releases Honda Civic 2015

Honda Civic 2015

Honda Civic 2015

Honda Philippines announced the availability of the new 2015 Honda Civic at its authorized dealerships starting this November 2014. This time, the Civic will be available in 3 additional variants (for a total of 6), which now includes a 5-speed manual transmission option.

Wait, the big question is, can they already deliver even on the Honda Civic 2014 model (which they just actually released in late May this year)?

I remember ordering the Honda Civic Modulo variant in June, paid the reservation fee, but that they failed to deliver for almost a month. That’s why I opted for the Subaru XV instead — and no regrets!

I checked in mid August and I found out they were only able to fill 5 orders nationwide for the same variant.

To be fair to Honda Philippines, though, their inability to deliver on my order was related to the issue of Manila port congestion.

Wesley So Officially in the Top 10 of the November 2014 FIDE Ratings List

It’s official, GM Wesley So made it to the Top 10 in the November 2014 FIDE Ratings List.

Wesley So Top 10

The sad news, however, is that Wesley So now officially bears the US flag, and not the Philippines. But we still cling to the fact that he’s still Filipino at heart:

I am a proud Filipino, always will be a Filipino at heart, and never forget where I came from. I am thankful for all the support in the past.

— Wesley So in Chessdom interview

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