Columbus Day Sales 2011 On Several Major US Stores

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE with 1 Comment

Columbus Day Sales 2011

Columbus Day Sales 2011

Columbus Day sales 2011 is an opportunity for bargain hunters as sales and best deals are being given on several major US stores that include Macy’s, KMart, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Office Depot, Sears and many others.

Discounts from a low 15% up to as high as 75% are available on many items that include the following:

  • Computers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Home Theater
  • iPod & MP3 Players
  • Cameras & Camcorders
  • Car & GPS
  • Home & Appliances
  • Video Games
  • Music
  • Movies & TV Shows
  • Musical Instruments
  • Licensed Merchandise

Best deals on Columbus Day 2011 Holiday Special Sale in stores includes:

  • $329.99 Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet
  • Save $600 or $900 on Samsung HDTVs
  • 50% off Halloween merchandise

October 31, 2011, Special Non-Working Holiday Says Proclamation No. 265 By Malacanang

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

October 31, 2011, a Monday, was declared as a special non-working holiday by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 265 today, October 10, 2011. The early declaration of October 31 as a non-working holiday will enable everyone to plan the long weekend which will start from October 29.Philippines Holidays

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed Proclamation No. 265 that that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

All Saints’ Day, also a special non-working holiday, is observed on November 1 and falls on a Tuesday this year.

Related blog post: Proclamation No. 65 Complete Text

Steve Jobs Dies At 56 (1955-2011), After Apple iPhone 4S Launch

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 | BUSINESS, NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, World with No Comments »
Steve Jobs Dies
Steve Job dies, 56, 1955-2011
Image: Apple

Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO and the man behind the development of Apple‘s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, according to an Apple statement as reported by CNN.

The Apple iconic figure, Jobs, succumbed to pancreatic cancer that he has been battling since 2004.

A special Apple home page was dedicated by the company for Jobs.

Apple‘s board of directors has issued an official statement on Jobs‘ death. According to the statement, the board “are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

Typhoon Quiel Update and Latest PAGASA Weather Forecast Oct 2, 11 a.m.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | NEWS, Philippines, Weather with No Comments »
Typhoon Quiel Latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Quiel latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Quiel, based on the latest PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, Sunday, October 2, 2011, is located at 290 km West of Baguio City and still over the West Philippine Sea. PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel is continuously moving away from the country.

PAGASA weather bulletin indicates that Typhoon Quiel is moving west at 20 kph and has a maximum wind strength of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

Latest forecast by PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel will be at 500 km West Northwest of Baguio City by Monday evening.

Typhoon Quiel Latest Track Image
Typhoon Quiel Track

Public warning storm signal number 1 is still up in Ilocos Sur, La Union, Zambales, and Pangasinan. These areas will experience winds from 45-60 kph.

Low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals may experience flashfloods and landslides. Coastal areas may also experience big waves or storm surges due to Typhoon Quiel.

Typhoon Quiel is still enhancing the Southwest Monsoon that brings scattered to widespread rains in the Western section of Southern Luzon.

The amount of rainfall that may be brought by Typhoon Quiel is expected to be about 15 – 25 mm per hour within its 500 km diameter range.

The next PAGASA bulletin will be issued at 5 p.m. today.

Kindle Fire Uses Amazon Silk Browser, Features and Technical Specifications

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | BUSINESS, Tablet, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »
Kindle Fire Details

Kindle Fire by Amazon
Photo: Amazon

Kindle Fire will be released by Amazon on November 15, 2011 in time for the coming holiday season. The new line of Kindle, now boast of an innovative browsing experience with its Amazon Silk browser and a whole lot more of promising features and technological advancements. Kindle Fire will surely lit the tablet war even more as it offers new options to consumers.

Key Features of Amazon Kindle Fire:

  • Stunning Color Touchscreen
    Its 7″ vibrant color touchscreen delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses the same iPad IPS (in-plane switching) technology that provides an extra-wide viewing angle.
  • Fast, Dual-Core Processor
    Kindle Fire is powered by a state-of-the-art dual-core processor that is fast, and provides powerful performance for music streaming while downloading downloading videos.
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
    Amazon Silk exclusively developed for Kindle Fire provides cloud-accelerated browser with split browser architecture that helps utilized the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services and the cloud. Unlike the Apple iPad, Kindle Fire fully supports Adobe® Flash® Player.
  • Extra Durable Display
    The Kindle Fire display is very strong and is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic to endure any accidental bumps and drops.
  • 17 Million Songs
    Kindle Fire users can utilize the 17 million songs in the music library from Amazon MP3 store or download them and listen offline.

Technical Specifications of Amazon Kindle Fire

Display 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
System Requirements No need to sync with a computer.
On-device Storage 8GB internal. Can store 80 apps, 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

Amazon is now accepting pre-orders online on a first come, first served basis.