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Smart Travel Tips from your Smartphone


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When the smartphone was in its infancy and app stores were not yet operational, its best built-in app to help travelers was the Maps app. There were no walking directions provided, just a map that you needed to interpret to help you get to your destination.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The online cleanup job


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Time was when applying for a job only involved turning in a concise and well-written resumé and coming to an interview dressed appropriately. You were judged on the merits of your interview answers as well as your educational attainment and extra-curricular achievements (for first-time job seekers, at least).

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

App-y Valentine’s Day


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Just like in life, there are two kinds of people when it comes to love: the haves and the have nots. If you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone you love, then good for you. Chances are you probably won’t need these apps because you’ll be too busy making goo-goo eyes at your significant other, while your hands are reserved for hand-holding, not for smartphone-holding. Still, we’ve added some apps that may help you make Valentine’s Day extra sappy.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Apps to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions


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The New Year is always a clean slate for many, with most of us making bold and brash declarations to make the incoming year the best ever. When the smoke has cleared from the all-night revelry and the alcohol has left our system, we mark the first day of the calendar with an unshakeable determination to break our bad habits and reinvent ourselves into our best versions yet.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Why Yule Love these Gadgets


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If you’ve been infected by that spirit of giving going around these days, here are some gadgets guaranteed to draw a smile (or a scream of joy) from the lucky recipient.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Bon App-etit!


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Jokes and memes on food photography have bloomed on social media, with netizens gibing that people’s food rituals have changed: from praying before meals, they now take photos of their food and post them on Facebook. The practice has spawned gags on local TV, a Tumblr, Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food (http://picsofaznstakingpicsoffood.tumblr.com/), etc. Indeed, with smartphone cameras and artfully presented plates, it doesn’t take a Math genius to put two and two together.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Outsmarting trafffic


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Rush hour traffic in Metro Manila can be a terribly frustrating experience. Add rain, a payday weekend and mall-wide sales and you’re looking at hours of being stuck on the road. It’s a volatile combination that can leave you with a roiling case of road rage.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Message in a Smartphone


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A smartphone without a data plan is like buying a fancy sports car and then driving it on Edsa—you’ll look hot, yes, but you probably won’t be able to make it go full throttle. Sure, you can use a smartphone on Wi-Fi, but you won’t be maximizing its capabilities. Contrary to popular belief, data plans won’t bloat your monthly bill; it might even help reduce it, thanks to the many Internet-based messaging apps available to smartphone users.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

How to Travel Smart with your Smartphone


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Illustration by Ricky Velarde

WE all have a friend with a telco horror story; it’s the 21st-century urban legend for the wireless world. A friend of a friend recently travelled to Europe. She came home with souvenirs, travel anecdotes and unbilled charges amounting to P400,000 on her mobile phone account. Her phone bill actually cost more than what she had spent on the entire trip.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

When you need to power up


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We’ve become so attached to our smartphones/“phablets”/tablets that by the time lunch break rolls by, our devices are just as hungry for power.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Easing the Back to School Blues


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With the start of another schoolyear lurking in the next corner, what else can you do but savor the last days of summer?

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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