29 September 2012

New Colon Cancer Drug Approved


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved a new drug for advanced colon cancer developed by Bayer AG, a month ahead of the agency's expected action date for a decision.
The drug, to be sold under the brand name Stivarga, was approved to treat colon cancer that has progressed after prior treatment or that has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said.

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Suspected Vomiting Virus Sickens 4,000 German Kids


German health authorities say at least 4,000 children have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhea after eating food from school canteens and daycare centers.
The Robert Koch-Institut says it was alerted to a sudden surge in gastroenteritis cases that began late Tuesday in Berlin and surrounding regions.

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28 September 2012

Gov’t Websites Hacked


Hackers, apparently trying to challenge the newly signed Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, struck Wednesday night and defaced the websites of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), and a unit of the Department of Health (DOH).
There were also reports that the websites of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 3 and the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) were also hacked. However, the DENR denied the report.

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Jessica Sanchez, Manny Pacquiao Top Google Most-searched List


 "American Idol" Finalist Jessica Sanchez and pugilist Manny Pacquiao were among celebrities that made it to Google Philippine's most-searched list from February to September this year.
Search for Sanchez' name surged last May after she lost to eventual "AI" champ, Phillip Phillips. Similarly, search for Pacquaio's name jacked up when he lost to American boxer Timothy Bradley.

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27 September 2012

Pop Star Katy Perry Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year


Pop star Katy Perry was named Billboard's Woman of the Year on Tuesday, after a whirlwind 12 months in which she split up with her husband and turned their break-up into a hit single and film.
Perry, 27, channeled her split with British comedian Russell Brand in late 2011 into the chart-topping hit "Part Of Me" and a 3D behind-the-scenes film "Katy Perry: Part Of Me" that documented her personal and professional ups and downs.

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26 September 2012

New Azkals Player Appears In Justin Bieber’s Video


Demitrius Omphroy is not only one of the promising newcomers in the Philippine National Football Team (Azkals), but also a music video star who has appeared in Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend."
The 23-year-old half-Filipino athlete is seen four times in the music video, more prominently at around the 1:40 mark, where he’s shown standing beside a blonde girl. He’s also the same guy seen inside a car with his love interest a little past the video’s third minute.

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Apple’s iOS 6 maps


Apple released its latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, with hundreds of new features. iOS 6 ushers to Apple’s move to not rely on Google technologies by removing YouTube and Maps. YouTube is now a third-party application released by Google and available on the iTunes App Store. This is a brilliant move for both parties -- for Apple, one less app to maintain (not easy to keep up with the latest features of Google’s YouTube without releasing an OS upgrade), and for Google, it gets to have full control of the YouTube app (and add inline advertisement for more revenue).

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FAMAS Best Actress Award A ‘Dream Come True’ For Anne Curtis


Anne Curtis bagged her first Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Best Actress Award in ceremonies held Sept. 25 at the Manila Hotel.
The multi-hyphenated Kapamilya star received her trophy for playing one of lead roles in the box-office hit “No Other Woman,” besting the likes of Angel Locsin, Kris Aquino, and Cristine Reyes in the category.

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Jessica Sanchez’s Mom Answers Charice’s Manager’s Comments


Editha Bugay has defended her daughter Jessica Sanchez against the deemed swipe that Charice’s manager, Courtney Blooding, made against the "American Idol" finalist.
In a recent tweet, Blooding questioned Filipino’s adulation of  Jessica as part of Pinoy pride, pointing out that the latter does not even have Filipino citizenship.

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Fuji Xerox M205fw Mono: Multifunctional Device


Laser printers are fantastic devices that work very well for small businesses. They print fast and very easy to use, and as technology advances, the features of these printers evolve – such as having WiFi and Ethernet connection – the mystery of the next ten years what printers could do is almost frightening.
Perhaps it is because of the assumption of laser printers geared toward businesses; aesthetics seem a little, off, straightforward, business-like fashion. The M205fw is no different. It still looks good in a way, and of course, can be used in home for non-business. Plus, the size is quite considerable compared to some printers, it is compact enough to be put on your desk.

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ASUS Enriches Users’ Digital Lives With The Latest Technologies


ASUS has revealed a number of new products at IFA in Berlin that are designed to work together to enrich users’ digital lives with the latest technologies. ASUS AiCloud combines a cutting-edge 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with easy-to-use services that allow anyone to create their own personal cloud storage; while two new Design MX monitors deliver incredible visuals in a stunningly slim and elegant design.

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25 September 2012

Motorola RAZR i With Intel Inside


Motorola Mobility in partnership with Intel Corporation recently introduced the Motorola RAZR i with Intel Inside -- a new full-screen smartphone. It features a Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display that spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border -- giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz because of the Intel Atom processor. Users could jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web - all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery that is 40 percent more powerful than the other phones on the same category.

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Ultrabooks worth waiting for


Windows 8, the next edition of the Windows operating system, will debut very soon. Recently, Intel in an event dubbed as the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) held in San Francisco, California showcased future Ultrabooks powered by next generation Intel processors with Windows 8 operating system.
The essence of Windows 8 is touch that requires low power but faster processors and Intel believes that it’s architecture will give the best experience and performance in Windows 8 Ultrabooks and other platforms.

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Sound Lovers Demand Hi-Fi Headphones


High fidelity or hi-fi headphones used to be coveted by a limited market comprised of music producers, sound engineers, and general audiophiles. But as reported  by MarketWatch of The Wall Street Journal network, the spurt of portable media devices such as the iPod has been the primary culprit in a booming demand for premium headphones in global markets, including the Philippines.

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How To Keep A Normal Blood Pressure

When can you say a person is hypertensive and what are the cause and treatment for this condition?

 Blood pressure refers to the force that blood exerts against the walls of arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the tissues. It has two components: systolic blood pressure, the force on the arteries when the heart beats; and, diastolic blood pressure, the force on the arteries between heart beats. In a blood pressure reading, which is usually expressed as a fraction (e.g., 120/80 mmHg), the numerator is the systolic while the denominator is the diastolic blood pressure.

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19 September 2012

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP, GTX 650 DirectCU TOP: GPUs Combined With Enhanced Cooling, Stability


ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce® GTX 650 DirectCU TOP graphics cards expand the range of options available to customers looking for a graphics upgrade or component for a new build. Priced attractively, they bring NVIDIA 28nm GPU technology and DirectX 11 compatibility, and improve on these with exclusive ASUS add-ons. Both use TOP-selected GPUs for better overclocking performance, and employ DirectCU cooling to ensure improved heat removal. DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation and durable Super Alloy Power components contribute to greater stability and product longevity, while GPU Tweak paves the way for user-friendly card tuning. As a result, the two new cards are an appealing proposition for budget-savvy customers keen on entering the 28nm GPU era.

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2M iPhone 5 Smartphones Sold


Apple Inc booked orders for over two million iPhone 5 models in the first 24 hours, reflecting a higher-than-expected demand for the consumer device giant's new smartphone and setting it up for a strong holiday quarter.
Apple shares rose in extended after-market trading to touch $700 per share for the first time. They have gained nearly 22 percent in the past 3-1/2 months in the build-up to the launch of the iPhone 5.

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World's First Mom-To-Daughter Uterine Transplants In Sweden


Two Swedish women received new uteruses at the weekend in the world's first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants aimed at helping them have babies, Gothenburg University announced on Tuesday.
Uterine transplants are new, with the first successful one conducted in Turkey in 2011.
"One of the women had previously had her own uterus removed after undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. The other woman was born without a uterus. Both women are in their 30s," a statement from Gothenburg University said.

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18 September 2012

Faster and Slimmer iPhone 5 unveiled


Apple on Wednesday unveiled iPhone 5, its latest generation of smartphone that features bigger display and support for faster LTE wireless network, at a media event in San Francisco.
"Now today we're taking it to the next level, making a huge leap," Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said at the event.

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The Truth About Stem Cells


Stem cells are primitive or unspecialized cells that exist in the different tissues and organs of the body. They are versatile cells that can replicate very fast and transform into a variety of cell types. In case of damage to the tissues and organs where they are present, they serve as source of new functional cells.

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Familiar Names Top Senatorial Survey


Five incumbent members of the Senate, five former senators, three House representatives, a former congresswoman, and a daughter of the Vice President, are likely to win a Senate, if the May, 2013, elections were held today, a survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed Monday.
The survey conducted from August 31 to September 7, with 1,200 respondents, showed that Senator Loren Legarda (67.3 percent) was the top pick.

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Earthworms 'marry' in Taiwan ceremony


Seventy "lucky earthworms" have been married off in an elaborate wedding ritual in south Taiwan in a bid to raise awareness about the environment and the problem of soil erosion, organisers said Monday.
The worms arrived Sunday at Takang Park in Tainan city inside a traditional wedding sedan draped in red cloth to "tie the knot with the soil of the park", Takang Community Development Association said.

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17 September 2012

Dell Unveils The Ultimate Technology With The Redesigned Inspiron Laptop


Dell has announced its first Inspiron Ultrabook, the Inspiron 14z, with its ultraportable design, high performance level, and fast response time.
It  emphasizes on giving a quality performance by providing fast boot and resume with its Intel Rapid Start Technology, combining this feature with a seven-hour battery life. Its stylish is highlighted with a contemporary look, by incorporating its premium brushed aluminium with two color choices of Moon Silver, and coming later this year, the Fire Red as its finishing touch.

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New Portable Acer K130 Projector Offers Easy And Brilliant Projection


It’s light, it’s easy to use and more importantly, promises brilliant projection wherever and whenever you need it. And that’s what Acer’s new projector, the Acer K130, is all about.
It’s because the Acer K130 Travel LED projector offers practically everything you look for in a projector. With a palm-sized form factor designed for easy mobility and portability, the Acer K130 is perhaps the last projector you’ll ever need.

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Tablet Made Especially For Kids


The tablet market is still growing amidst the already crowded competition. Apart from the renowned tablets like the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry Playbook, Amazon Kindle and several others, more and more manufacturers and brands are still trying to come up with their own version of a tablet.

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12 September 2012

KINGMAX Mini Flash Drive PI-01


World renowned memory and flash drive manufacturer KINGMAX recently launched super mini flash drive – PI-01. Its tiny size fits car audio, tablet and notebook well; and it is so short that users might even forget its existence. PI-01 comes with two colors: sapphire blue and mist silver, and capacity of 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB.

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Safety First: Ford SYNC Technology


The new Ford Focus is now equipped with the SYNC technology system.  SYNC is a voice-activated technology developed by Ford that allows users to make telephone calls, control music and other significant mobile operations comfortably and safely.  Powered by Microsoft, this hands-free technology connects to a mobile phone or a digital media player via bluetooth and USB respectively. Now, there is no need to disconnect even while driving.

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DBM Settles P6.92B In Teachers’ Arrears


Thousands of public school teachers may soon enjoy higher benefits from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) after the Aquino administration finally agreed to pay overdue contributions from 1997 to 2010.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has committed to settle P6.92 billion in unpaid premiums of Department of Education (DepEd) personnel, representing government share in the past 13 years, while the GSIS will condone P14 billion in interest charges.

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Study Bares Heavy Drinking Risks


People who drink heavily – at least four drinks a day – may be at risk of suffering a brain hemorrhage at a relatively early age, according to a French study.
Researchers whose findings were published in the journal Neurology focused on drinking habits among people who had suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke where ruptured blood vessels leak blood into the brain.

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Marijuana Smoking Tied To Testicular Cancer


Young men who had smoked marijuana recreationally were twice likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than men who have never used marijuana, according to a US study.
Researchers whose findings appeared in the journal Cancer said the link appeared to be specific to a type of tumor known as nonseminoma.

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Angelica’s Diamond Ring From John Lloyd?


First a car, now a ring.
Netizens’ eyes were on the diamond ring on Angelica Panganiban’s ring finger, as seen on a photo of her left hand which she posted on Instagram last Sept. 7. Its accompanying caption, however, bore no mention of the stunning piece: “Shooting... Bagay pala ang long nails sakin. Pero d ko ma maintain! Masyadong pa gurl.”
Many wondered if the ring was a mere accessory for the shoot or if it was a special present from her rumored new love John Lloyd Cruz. Angelica hasn’t posted a response on the matter as of this writing.

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11 September 2012

New Epson L-series: Speed. Easy


Epson Philippines Corporation recently introduced five new models to its L-Series genuine ink tank system printer line.  The new models provide users with faster speed, easier operation, high print volume, and greater reliability at an amazing lower cost.

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KC Concepcion Gets A ‘Star’ From French Admirer


Actress-host KC Concepcion has been getting some royal treatment lately from an admirer, French filmmaker and writer Pierre-Emmanuel Plassart.
Plassart surely knows how to dote on a woman, recently naming a star after the “X Factor Philippines” host.
“Yeah oo nga. Nagbigay siya ng star,” confessed Concepcion in a taped interview aired on “The Buzz” on Sunday.

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08 September 2012

MBA in China, anyone?


It present, there is a significant shortage of about one million managers and business leaders in China and business schools all over this nation are scrambling to get their share of professionals who can ably fill the gap.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Creativity And Productivity In One


Creative people are always in the search of new ways of expressing themselves while career-oriented individuals are in a constant search to be productive anytime and anywhere. Samsung, given their pursuit of offering innovations that surprise and delight consumers, is, once again, introducing a product designed to encourage creativity, enable productivity and facilitate better learning.

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Outrage At China Beauty Contest Nipple Checks


A Chinese beauty contest requiring candidates to have nipples spaced at least 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) apart sparked a storm of criticism on the Internet on Friday.
"Why more than 20 centimeters? I honestly don't know who came up with these figures," said a user on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

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Last-Minute Call For Overseas Filipinos To Register And Vote


With more than 50 days left before voter registration for Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) ends, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued a last-minute call to overseas Filipinos to register for the May 2013 senatorial and party-list polls.
“We are encouraging all the overseas workers to register. We have a deadline and that is on October 31,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes III said in an interview.

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06 September 2012

Top 5 Makers Of Tablets, Led By Apple And iPad


Apple extended its dominance in tablet computers in the second quarter, shipping nearly seven out of every 10 tablets, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. Other tablet makers include Amazon.com Inc., which said Thursday that it had sold out of the Kindle Fire amid expectations of a new model soon.

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Amazon to launch new weapon in tablet battle


Amazon.com Inc is expected to launch a new tablet on Thursday, the latest salvo in a battle for control of mobile access to the Internet.
Amazon is expected to announce at least one new version of its 7-inch Kindle Fire at a press conference near Los Angeles. A larger tablet may also be unveiled, along with an update of the company's popular Kindle e-reader.

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Angelica's New Car From JLC?


Angelica Panganiban’s new car, a swanky Mercedes Benz, has further fueled rumors about her and fellow Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz.
This was after Panganiban posted a three-picture photo collage via Instagram on Aug. 28. The collage shows the Mercedes Benz logo embossed on the driver’s wheel, the car’s digital instrument panel, and the actress’ self-portrait taken from what seems to be the inside of the vehicle. The accompanying text read, “Namutla na... Kakahintay kay madam ayen.. #grocery walang magawa.. Driving around.. #ganapKahapon”

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Canon PIXMA Launches First Red All-In-One WiFi Printer


Printing aficionados can now can be part of Canon Philippines’ 15th year anniversary by purchasing a limited edition commemorative All-In-One printer model—the Wine Red PIXMA MG3170, which is also available in Glossy Black and White.  This is the first red printer in the Philippine market, and red is the trademark color of the renowned digital imaging brand.

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8 Eat-Healthy Tips


Most moms have a common mealtime struggle: getting their kids to eat their veggies. And who can blame the kids? There are more malasa options out there, from fried chicken, to instant noodles, and ice cream or cakes for dessert. There are few kids who would opt for a crunchy carrot stick, if there is anything breaded and deep fried within a five –mile radius.

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Man Swallows $14,000 Diamond At Sri Lanka Gem Show


A man was arrested for attempted theft and taken to hospital for a dose of laxatives on Wednesday after swallowing a diamond worth nearly $14,000 at a gem exhibition in Sri Lanka, police said.
The 32-year-old had asked the stall owner for a close inspection of the 1.5-carat diamond on the opening day of Facets Sri Lanka, an annual jewellery show in the capital Colombo.

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05 September 2012

The Windows 8 Invasion Starts


These are not the best of days for people who hate Microsoft.
With the software company about to launch the latest versions of its desktop and mobile operating systems, and its OEM partners releasing their gadgets and devices powered by them, Microsoft gets more than its usual share of media mentions.

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Twitter For Nokia Is Now Available On The Series 40


Nokia has made available the new, free Twitter for Nokia app for Series 40 phones.  You don’t have to be the last to know about the latest news and updates from your friends, industry experts and favorite celebrities.
With the new Twitter app, you will experience some of the richest functionality an app can bring to your Series 40 device, delivering much of the same functionality found on smartphones.

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Leptospirosis


Leptospirosis is an infection that is caused by a bacteria, Leptospirainterrogans. It is primarily an infection of lower animals such as cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, rats and other rodents. It affects humans only occasionally.In their animal hosts, the leptospira bacteria rarely cause symptomatic disease. Hence, these animals often serve as healthy carriers of the infection.

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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At 54


Michael Clarke Duncan – the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “Kung Fu Panda” – is dead at age 54.
Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.

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04 September 2012

Unification Church Founder Rev. Moon Dies At 92


The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers.

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Menopause Starting to Give Up its Mysteries


How come women in their 50s stop having babies? And could it be that so many older mothers nowadays is evidence that evolution is working in reverse and menopause is now coming later rather than sooner?
Research from Britain's Sheffield University published this month bolsters the theory that menopause evolved so that older women could focus on being grannies rather than having babies that would compete for finite resources with the offspring of their daughters and daughters-in-law.

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Apple Vs. Samsung - Now What Is It To Us Consumers?


The verdict is out - Samsung should pay Apple US$1.05 billion in damages for infringing Apple patents.  The jury ruled that Samsung violated a number of Apple patents in creating a number of Samsung devices.  Samsung countersued for US$422 million but the jury ruled that Apple need not pay Samsung anything.

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Sony Xperia Go, Xperia Acro S: Dare To Get Wet


In a world where busy-ness has become the eventual norm and the pace of life is dictated by constant mobility and packed schedules, Sony’s Xperia smartphone introduces two new handset models that enable Filipinos to pursue their active lifestyles, rain or shine.
The newest exciting additions to Xperia’s smartphone range, the Xperia acro S and Xperia go represent the brand’s latest water, dust and scratch-resistant models, inviting Filipinos to experience the beauty of a stylish yet highly-reliable smartphone that conveniently complements their lifestyles.

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02 September 2012

Public Holidays For 2013 Bared


The public may now look forward to holidays for the next year after President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 459 declaring public holidays for 2013.
Based on the proclamation, regular holidays are: January 1 (New Year’s Day), which falls on a Tuesday; March 28, Maundy Thursday; Good Friday, March 29; Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9, which falls on a Tuesday; Labor Day, May 1, which is a Wednesday; Independence Day, June 12 also a Wednesday; National Heroes’ Day (August 26), which is on the last Monday of August; Bonifacio Day (November 30), a Saturday; Christmas Day (Dec. 25), a Wednesday; and Rizal Day (Dec. 30), which is a Monday.

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