Feb 17, 2013

[Solved] 50MB 3G Download Limit of iPhone

Posted Feb 17, 2013
When you have unlimited data plan, it is annoying to see a "This Item is Over 50MB" error when you download big apps. Normally, you just have to find a working wifi like in malls, libraries, restaurants or even at home.

But in special cases that you don't have wifi access, but you have your computer / laptop, there is a workaround to bypass the download limit imposed by iOS6: Tether your iPhone internet to your laptop and share it back to your iPhone via Wi-Fi:

How to Bypass the 50MB Appstore Limit using Connectify

  1. Turn off your iPhone Wi-Fi and connect your iPhone cable to your laptop. Turn-on personal hotspot.
  2. Specify "Apple Mobile Device Ethernet" in the Internet to Share field of Connectify and start you wireless hotspot.
    Download and install Connectify if you don't have one yet.

  3. Turn on your iPhone Wi-Fi and connect to your Connectify hotspot
That's it! You should be able to download apps larger than 50MB.

Feb 15, 2013

Taxi Pick-up in Metro Manila - MGE, EMP, 24/7, Basic, Avis, ABC, R&E

Posted Feb 15, 2013

[updated august 2015] Basic Taxi Phone Number

Here's the list of on-call taxi services in Manila. Most of them charge around 50-100 pesos on pick-up so be sure to ask if you don't want to be surprised.

(02) 364-82-60
(02) 363-60-96
(02) 366-62-14
(02) 366-62-87

(02) 293-59-60

(02) 642-35-25

(02) 352-7777
(02) 961-7777
(02) 362-2742

(02) 831-27-01

(02) 454-8717

(02) 362-9089
(02) 364-9058

Feb 4, 2013

[Solved] How to Change Google Chrome Language to English

Posted Feb 4, 2013
When you download Google Chrome for the first time, it defaults to your local language. E.g. here in the Philippines it defaults to Tagalog / Filipino. It is annoying to use an application in a different language, especially when you're used to the English menu and settings so I documented the steps to set the language of Google Chrome to English for easy reference later.

Note that the old Google Chrome's under the hood is not available anymore, and the steps to change the locale of the application has been changed in newer versions.

Changing Google Chrome Language to English

  1. Click the customize icon on the right side of the address bar and click "Settings".

  2. Go to Advanced Settings

  3. Go to Languages and Spell Checker Settings

  4. Click English and click Display Google Chrome in this language

  5. Restart Google Chrome (Close it and open it again).
That's it, your Google Chrome browser should now be in English. Happy surfing!