The Star Wars Episodes 1 to 6 Summarized in 9 Minutes

So you plan to catch the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you are like me, who have watched the first six episodes for quite some time now and thus can only draw a faint memory even of the plot line of the series, then this summary video is for you.

Yet, if you have the time, no one is stopping you from re-watching the full 6 movies.

We need 3D Touch capability in Downcast app too

Now that the Castro podcast app has gone free, I was able to take it for a spin, and I was impressed by its 3D Touch capability, so that you can instantaneously launch and play your favorite podcast channel (or playlist, perhaps?) straight from the home screen.

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3D Touch for Castro podcast app in action

Thus, I’m contemplating of switching to this app instead of my go-to app for podcasts — Downcast. So, here’s a challenge to the developers of Downcast — update your app to integrate 3D Touch, and you can keep me as your loyal user/customer/endorser.

Unleash the beast within the iPhone 6s Plus

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The iPhone 6s Plus standing proud while on display at iSwitch in Bonifacio High Street

Two years and my iPhone 5s still appeared to be on top of its game. Yet, it was time to upgrade — to catch up with the latest and greatest. I’m pretty sure there’s nowhere else to look but towards the direction of the iPhone 6s Plus.

One week with the iPhone 6s Plus and these are my first impressions, especially when compared to my old but tried and trusted iPhone 5s: Continue reading “Unleash the beast within the iPhone 6s Plus”

No thank you Microsoft for Office for iOS

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Microsoft Office free on iOS

I was trying out the MS Office apps (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) on my brand new shiny iPhone 6s Plus today, and I found they’re nifty little applications that can surely help in some ‘office works’ while on the go. Continue reading “No thank you Microsoft for Office for iOS”

Where’s the 2-step verification in Facebook?

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I was greeted by the above reminder when I opened Facebook today. Apparently, Facebook is concerned about our security. What with the reports of cases of user account hacking, some even compromise the personal reputation of the affected individuals. Continue reading “Where’s the 2-step verification in Facebook?”

Who’s up for a 1-Gbps Fiber internet connection?

Are you willing to spend P9,499.00 per month (~US$204.15) for a whopping 1Gbps fiber internet connection speed? That is — only if you’re located in Acropolis, Bel-Air Village, Forbes Park, Greenmeadows, Urdaneta Village, and White Plains areas.

Globe Plan 1Gbps for P9,499 per month
Globe Plan 1Gbps for P9,499 per month

Continue reading “Who’s up for a 1-Gbps Fiber internet connection?”

The pathetic state of our political party system

The Philippines’ political party system has gone haywire that it has become a norm for presidentiables to share some senatoriables in each of their senatorial line-ups.

At least 5 of the tandem’s [Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero] bets are shared candidates with the slates of administration and the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

— Rappler, Who are on the Poe-Escudero senatorial slate?

Imagine this: a presidential candidate endorsing and campaigning for a senatorial candidate, yet the latter does not return the favor but campaigns and votes for another presidentiable instead.

Consider that irony and tell me how pathetic we are to have such a political party system?