The Tubbataha Reef has been declared to be one of UNESCO heritage site and any damages on it would mean disaster.
It was just recently when a US naval ship grounded the site. The US government is held liable of the damages. In fact, it was found out that ship “entered without a permit” and it clearly violated section 19 of Republic Act 10067 or the Tubbataha Reefs National Park (TRNP) Act of 2009.
The Navy officials believed that there is no other way of solving the problem and prevent any further damage to the corals but to cut the ship into pieces.
As of the moment, the rescue officials are removing the toxic materials inside the ship and oil spill is very unlikely to happen. “We will strip it out beforehand. We’ll work to salvage any parts that can be salvaged”, says Lt. Anthony Falvo, a U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet spokesman in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The ship is worth millions but the reef is priceless. Destroying the ship is the best thing to do than destroying the reef that took millions of years to form.
The reef is just one of the natural wonders in the Philippines that have been the reason why a lot of foreigners are into living in the Philippines for good. It is considered to be one of the perfect places of retirement in the world.
All the time we should be very cautious. Everything that comes from an unknown source should be treated dangerous no matter how inviting it may seem. Malwares and viruses are usually hidden from too-good-to-be-true offers but in the end, it will just lead you to opening your portals for harmful links.
Just recently, an organization lead by SophosLabs analyst Graham Cluley, discover a malware that has been hidden behind a new version of the famous Roovio mobile’s “Angry Birds” called “Angry Birds Space”.
The game has become the game of the tech world ever since it was introduced and some people might not be able to distinguish which one is a legit version.
Basically the game is not an official Google Play (formerly Android Market) game. It came from a third party source that Cluley refused to name.
“The Trojan horse, which Sophos detects as Andr/KongFu-L, appears to be a fully-functional version of the popular smartphone game, but uses the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access to the device, and install malicious code.” – This is what you get the time you would download the game from the unknown source.
Eventually the Trojan is connected to a remote website that would further install malwares into the infected Android smartphone.
There are times that even the simple gesture of getting your phone out of your pocket is so time consuming. However, we need to do so because we might miss some important messages or calls. If only everything can be checked just like checking time through our wristwatches.
The mentioned desire has been the inspiration of Sony to make something as convenient as your wristwatch yet as useful as your smartphone thus the birth of SmartWatch. It is a wearable timepiece that allows owners to read their text messages, emails, and social media updates — all from their wrist.
It is connected to your Android phone through bluetooth and whatever update your smartphone gets will be sent to your SmartWatch. It comes in a black rubber strap but there are also other colors like pink, white, mint, gray, and blue for color conscious clients.
The device is made of OLED touch sensitive 1.3 inches screen and whenever someone calling your smartphone it’ll vibrate and diplays notification on the screen.
“With just a tap, touch and swipe, SmartWatch turns from a watch displaying the time to a remote information center for your Android smartphone,” Sony said in a statement.
At this era, most of us are all eyes on our smartphones or perhaps on our laptops to check our social networking sites. Our day can’t be complete without checking it out.
There are even some users that are sharing almost everything that they’re doing, from the food they’re eating, places they’re visiting and whole a lot more. Being able to have this comfort at this time, there is no doubt that with proper usage, these social networking can be the best tool to solve crimes.
Just like what happened to a man on Johannesburg last Saturday. While on the road, he was stopped by two armed men and forced him to get inside his trunk. He was fortunately carrying his cellphone and texted his girlfriend about what happened. Instead of asking help to the police, she tweeted the incident: “Be on the look for DSS041GP. my boyfriend has just been hijacked and is in the boot please RT [retweet].” One of her friends forwarded the tweet to to @PigSpotter, a Johannesburg-based Twitter user known for posting messages about speed traps and roadblocks set up by local police.
From then on, the tweet reached the authorities and 2 hours later, the car has been found and drove to a roadblock. The carjackers escaped on foot but the man on the trunk was rescued safely.
There are however downsides on this great technology. It can also be a means of spreading scams and harmful information. Everyone should be responsible on everything that they’re sharing.
Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones will supposedly use BBX as the name of their up coming operating system but opted on not pursuing it when Software firm BASIS International filed for infringement of the trademark last month.
The court granted a Temporary Restraining Order to BASIS against RIM based on the following grounds: BASIS is likely to prevail on its trademark infringement claim as BASIS holds incontestable federally registered trademarks covering the BBX mark and consumers are likely to be confused by RIM’s use of BBX in connection with RIM’s goods and services.
Although the court order is just temporary, the mobile maker already had a new name for their upcoming platform.
RIM doesn’t typically comment on pending litigation, however RIM has already unveiled a new brand name for its next generation mobile platform. As announced at DevCon Asia, RIM plans to use the ‘BlackBerry 10’ brand name for its next generation mobile platform, which will bring the best of the BlackBerry and QNX platforms to customers and partners. The BlackBerry 10 name reflects the significance of the new platform and will leverage the global strength of the BlackBerry brand while also aligning perfectly with RIM’s device branding. -RIM
“Whatever would be the name, I’m still very excited for BlackBerry’s newest OS”, says A. Jules, an avid BlackBerry enthusiast from the Philippines. Jules is into multi-billion business and has been using her BlackBerry phone and PlayBook in her everyday business and personal transactions.
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