Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Smart now has the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina with Postpaid Plans

The holidays are a good time as any to indulge yourself after months of hard work. Or give the gift of love to someone who works just as hard.

Smart, through its subsidiary Smart Broadband (SmartBro) is now offering the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina in different affordable data plans that allow subscribers to connect to Smart's LTE network with speeds up to 42 MBPS.

iPad Air

Holding the iPad Air, I was really impressed with how much lighter it was. But of course, I was still the owner of the original iPad 1 (haha). But really, my hubby has the iPad 4 and the iPad Air was definitely lighter. Featuring a 9.7-inch retina display, it is 20% thinner than the iPad 4 and at just one pound, it is 28% lighter as well. Its borders also feature a narrower bezel.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LG Nexus 5: a Sweet KitKat Phone Exclusively from Smart

Smart will be offering exclusively the first Android phone running KitKat (Android 4.4) - the LG Nexus 5.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Year, New Passwords

Okay, everyone. Just a few more weeks and it will be 2014.

While most of you may be into the Christmas rush, it might be good to set aside a few hours to check all your passwords and maybe change them, at the same time ensuring they are fairly strong this time.

Why? Because I just recently came across a Spiderlabs blog article that said that as many as two million accounts were compromised. Yikes!

Of all the stats about credentials stolen, the ones that would affect you and I more are the following:

1,580,000 website login credentials
320,000 email account credentials

The article also said that on website login credentials, the more common ones were Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, etc. So as you can see, many social media networks are in this list. The article also stated that there were over 90 countries affected, making this a global scheme.

Actually, whether this article came out or not, it is always prudent practice to regularly change one's passwords.  A strong password would be one that is at least 8 characters long and has uppercase, lowercase, numerical and symbol combinations in it. Having a password that has all 4 features is what Spiderlabs refers to as an "Excellent" character type. The worse would be about 4 characters long and is only one character type (for ex, just alphabetical, just numerical, etc).