TechTalk: Alcatel One Touch Nation arrives in Bohol

Flashback: The brand Alcatel was one of the manufacturers who first introduced to us the mobile phone.  A few years back, they sold the famous soap-shaped mobile phone, that had a small screen with orange backlighting.  Back then, they weren’t the coolest designs you could find, but their phones were as sturdy as the phones from the brands that lead the market during that time. That “safeguard” shaped phone was this writer’s first mobile phone.  It was handed down, and I was happy and content because it did what it had to do, and that was to text and call my friends and family. Then, as more phones and brands eventually entered the country, the manufacturer Alcatel suddenly went silent. Surprise comeback: I call it a surprise comeback because, well, I think they just came out of nowhere and attacked the Philippine mobile industry again.  The last time I saw an Alcatel phone was, I think during 2010.  It was one of my friend’s phones and I was surprised at how chic and sleek their designs were becoming. Then, enter this year, particularly yesterday, at the BQ Mall Atrium, where the Alcatel One Touch Nation proudly presented their five new mobile phones.   Save N’ Earn has gathered the market’s mobile phone manufacturers and put them together for an Expo in time with the TBTK celebrations. The Phones: The onetouch 810D Glam:  The phone especially made for the ladies.  Specs: Dual Sim; Expandable Memory up to 16GB; MP3 Player and FM Radio The onetouch 918N Glory:  Alcatel describes it just as it is, Easy, practical and fun. Specs:  Android 2.3...

Auza.net Summer OJT Program

Auza.Net is once again opening its doors to Summer On-the-Job Trainees for 2012. If you are in your third, fourth or fifth year of a course related to IT, and want to gain more skills in WordPress, PHP, networking, Linux, and a lot more, then we are the right training place for you! Want to join? Send us your application letter and resume, addressed to: The OJT Program Coordinator Auza.Net Training Center K of C Recreation Center Bldg., Gallares St., Tagbilaran...

Google Trends — See which search keywords are popular now

A very interesting service that Google, the largest search engine on the Internet, has recently released for beta use is called Google Trends. It allows the user to see the search volume for a certain keyword for the past few years. This information is very powerful if you are relying on the Internet for marketing or selling your products. For example, if you are in the tourism industry, you would know if the keyword Bohol has gained more popularity over other provinces. You would also know if which cities in the Philippines the search volume originated. That then enables you to target certain cities for your Internet marketing effort. Have a look at this and you will see that search volume for the keyword Bohol has increased slightly in 2007 compared to previous years. However, when compared with Cebu, you will see that Cebu has been searched on a much higher scale vs. Bohol and this search volume has increased significantly in 2007. The Bohol trend is actually relatively flat when viewed together with Cebu. What does this mean? This could mean a lot of things, like we are not marketing Bohol as much as Cebu, or there are much lesser people interested in doing business in Bohol vs. Cebu and so on. There could be a lot of reasons but that is beyond the scope of this article. Google trends can be a very powerful tool for Internet based business activities. You should try it...