Western Digital Photo View App for iPhone/iPod Touch

Western Digital has released a new iPhone/iPod Touch app that lets you access stored photos on your Western Digital My Book World Edition and WD ShareSpace Network drives. The app practically allows you to access those photos practically anywhere you are.

The iPhone app is being offered as free download from the App Store. Its key features include the following:

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Romancing the iPad: First Impressions and Photos

Finally, after getting “detained” at the Customs Bureau for five days, my iPad was finally delivered to me today. But that was after several email rants sent to FedEx as well as paying for “unreasonable” duties and taxes (DT) as assessed by the Bureau of Customs.

Anyway, too cut a long story short I finally got it. It cost me around Php 32+ including shipping and DTs.

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BlackBerry Users Hit by Chain SMS Alert

Earlier today, some BlackBerry users received this SMS alert asking them to forward on the BBM message to their contacts to maintain their BBM service. The SMS alert claims that the message was issued by RIM.

But obviously, the message was a hoax. Here’s an information alert posted by the BlackBerry Asia Groups in Facebook.

Rest assured that this BBM message did not originate from RIM and that it does not impact the security of BlackBerry smartphones. It is simply a hoax chain message. Unfortunately, many social networking applications face this scenario, whereby any message, including a hoax message, can be forwarded to a user from one of their contacts. We recommend that users simply ignore the message and do not forward it.

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Apple iPad’s First TV Appearance in Manila

So, I was able to catch Mornings ANC hosted by TJ Manotoc and Ginger Cornijero and another guy. TJ whom I just followed on Twitter also host the Tech Talk segment of the show. And guess what was part of his segment this morning? – The iPad of course!

TJ’s guest was Ronald Benzon, Philmug.ph moderator and Gabe Mercado who are both Apple Enthusiasts. The two were able to get some hands-on time with an iPad owned by ? (I forgot the name, sorry). Their verdict? Watch the video.

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The iPad Fever Hits Manila

I’ve been reading about some guys here in Manila who have been getting their hands-on the Apple iPad. Apparently some sellers have made it available on eBay. There’s this post at Philmug.ph that says a seller was able to dispose of 10 units of the iPad quickly.

While of course, Yugatech managed to get this hands-on an iPad as well, courtesy of @tjmanotoc. Incidentally ANC will be airing an iPad special this morning at 9am. So if you have the time, go watch it.

My iPad should arrive later this afternoon via FedEx (hopefully). Will post some unboxing photos and try to make a video as well as soon as I have it.

Can’t wait!

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WorldMate Live Travel Like a Pro BlackBerry App Gets an Update

Want to turn your BlackBerry device into a personal travel assistant?  Check out WorldMate Live Travel Like A Pro BlackBerry app. It’s currently available from the BlackBerry App World, which if you remember just got activated for Philippine market a couple of days ago.

WorldMate Live provides you with everything you  need to during business or holiday trips.

WorldMate Live creates a travel itinerary on your BlackBerry smartphone and automatically syncs between your BlackBerry smartphone and your personal web site. All you have to do is send an email to trips@worldmate.com containing your travel plans.

WorldMate Live guides you with important itinerary updates, maps and directions to your hotel and meetings, weather forecasts, helps you with real-time currency conversions, and more.

And recently, WorldMate Live Travel Like A Pro BlackBerry app rolled out two new features:

  • one-click limousine reservations for over 5000 airports around the world
  • integration with the world’s largest business social networking site, LinkedIn, where you can find and communicate with your nearby contacts and automatically update your LinkedIn status

Download WorldMate Live Travel Like a Pro from BlackBerry App World, at ww.blackberry.com/appworld


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