Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hearthstone Mage Aggro Rush Deck

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Just like in World of Warcraft, the Mage class of Hearthstone is capable of dealing a lot of damage with little effort. Here is one of my staple decks that I’ve been using as a mage. The cards are a combination of cheap minions and high-damage spells, essentially forming a very capable aggro/rush deck that can finish a game around turns 6 to 8. It guarantees a high win rate against several other decks.

Hearthstone Mage Burst Damage Cards

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to Enable Dota 2 Console

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Even though there are a plethora of options and settings found in Dota’s game interface, there are still several others that are hidden away and can only be used, enabled/disabled, or accessed via the game’s console window. Here’s how you can enable the Dota 2 console.

Dota 2 console window

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hearthstone's Most Useless Cards That Are Better Used For Disenchanting

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While there’s a great sense of accomplishment when you collect all cards in Hearthstone, some cards are arguably worthless that they’re better off getting disenchanted. The resulting Arcane Dusts from these trash cards may then be used to craft ones that are more valuable to the deck you’re trying to build. Need to decide which cards should be disposed of via disenchanting? Check out this list.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dota 2 LAN: Complete Guide to Local Play

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The arrival of the First Blood update last year meant, among other features, the introduction of local play for Dota 2. Players since then have the ability to host and join matches within their local network. This guide will teach you how to participate in a Dota 2 LAN party yourself.

Dota 2 LAN local lobby

Friday, June 6, 2014

How to Text Globe to Globe without Load/Balance (Collect Text)

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Do you need to text someone but your Globe/TM SIM has zero balance? If you’re in a emergency situation and you really need to contact someone, you can do so with a collect text. Here’s how it works in the Globe and TM network.

How to Identify a Faker/Poser/Scammer on Facebook

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With more than a billion accounts registered on Facebook, some of them are bound to be fakes. They’re made by posers/impersonators trying to fool a potential victim into believing they’re that popular friend of his or that hot persona that he wants to be in a relationship with. Some accounts are also made by scammers attempting to trick people into giving away their money. So, how do you determine if that Facebook friend of yours is fake or someone you actually know in real life?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hearthstone Guide: How to Beat a Murloc or Rush Deck

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As you climb to the higher ranks in Hearthstone matches, I’m sure you’ve encountered opponents whose decks consist of cards that can easily beat you in less than five turns. If you keep losing to these Murloc or rush deck users, read this guide to learn some easy countermeasures.

Hearthstone Complete Murloc Cards

Friday, May 23, 2014

Offline Trading: How to Trade Dota 2 Items with Offline Users

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Found a random player who’s putting the item you most want up for trade, but he’s currently offline? No worries. Valve has implemented a way to let a user make an offer without waiting for the other party to be online at the same time. Here’s how.

Dota 2 - How to Trade Offer

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to Renew Your BDO American Express Credit Card

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As my credit card neared its expiration date, I wondered what I should do in order to renew it. My first BDO American Express credit card only arrived in my mail one day without notice from the bank, and the accompanying papers containing the terms and conditions didn’t mention anything about card renewal. But with a couple of customer service inquiries, I found out how to do so.

How to renew expiring credit card

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hay Day diamond guide: add confirmation before spending

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Diamonds in the farming game Hay Day is a precious currency, and yet the game somehow encourages accidental spending on unwanted upgrades and purchases. Here’s how you can keep your diamonds secure.

Hay Day diamond confirm button - double tap

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Forfeit/Surrender in Dota 2

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Losing a game and defeat a certainty? The logical thing to do would be to surrender then and there. Read on to find out how to end a Dota 2 match without incurring an abandon and matchmaking penalty for leaving.

How to Forfeit in Dota 2

Friday, May 2, 2014

Don’t buy local smartphones in the Philippines

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Okay, the post title may sound harsh and rather makes me a self-hating Filipino, but hear me out. Low-priced local brands have been popping up all over the country, all eager to dominate the market as Philippine consumers become more accustomed to smartphones instead of just feature phones. The sad thing is that many of their cheap handsets boast only just that: being cheap. Build quality, aftersales service, and user experience are a whole different story.

Cherry Mobile Apollo

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

3 mobile apps to find a taxi cab in Cebu

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Stuck somewhere in Cebu with no taxi in sight? Or are all the cabs passing by already hired? Or perhaps you’re in a very long waiting line at a mall with only a few taxis available? Check out these apps to book a taxi through your smartphone!

Find taxi in Cebu using mobile app

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How to Shop Online in the Philippines without a Credit Card

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Unable to buy that precious item because you have no credit card? Not a problem. There are several ways to purchase gifts, electronics, services, and just about anything offered online without owning that piece of plastic.

Shop Online without a Credit Card

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clash of Clans in-depth guide: how to farm gold and elixir fast

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Clash of Clans is a fun, strategy game. Critics and users alike are giving it rave reviews, but some players are complaining that once you reach higher town hall levels, it gets hard to collect the right amount of elixir, gold, and dark elixir to upgrade buildings and units. And just about when you’re almost reached the needed quantity, some random player attacks your town and steals from you. Check out these tips on how to farm resources efficiently in Clash of Clans.

Clash of Clans - Clan Wars

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Private Player: How to Hide your Dota 2 Profile

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Losing a Dota 2 match should be a learning experience to every player in the team, but sadly it’s more likely a source of irritation and misery. Even in a pub game, when you do something so simple yet devastating to your team’s chances of winning the match, at least one player will likely torment you about it. “Learn to play,” “uninstall Dota 2,” and so on. But instead of being the focus of hatred and disappointment, you have the choice to keep that aspect of Dota 2 from your desire to just play and enjoy. This guide will teach you how to play privately and hide your profile from cyberbullies.

Dota 2 Player Profile

Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to recover your stolen Dota 2 items

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You just signed into your Steam account, launched Dota 2, and, much to your surprise, found out that many of your items are missing. Save for a few trash common items, your inventory/armory has been emptied out! By now, you must already be feeling the anger and also the regret for all those times spent playing the game (and the occasional money you used up to instantly get hold of that much-desired rare item set). But fret not; there’s still a good chance to get back the items you’ve lost.

Steam Item Inventory

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Is USANA a scam? Yes, it is.

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I’m sure you’ve heard from many wised-up people that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And so if ever you’re offered with a nutritional supplement called USANA Essentials by USANA Health Sciences, outright reject it regardless of who (friends, marketers, it doesn’t matter) endorsed it. Don’t get involved in their retail business either. It’s a scam. Don’t believe me? Just do a simple Google search and you can easily verify that USANA just have exorbitantly priced products to help fuel its fraudulent business.

USANA Health Sciences

Saturday, February 8, 2014

WordLookup – Quickly find the meaning of a word you encounter in an Android app

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Have you just encountered an unfamiliar word in an Android app? By default, Google’s mobile OS doesn’t have a built-in/preinstalled/native dictionary, so you can’t look up the meaning of the word just yet. You’d have to find and download a dictionary/thesaurus app from the Play Store first. One of the better choices there is WordLookup, a pop-up tool that lets you easily look up a definition without needing to leave the app you’re currently using.

WordLookup - popup dictionary for Android

Sunday, January 19, 2014

How to disable auto network switch on your Android smartphone

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Are you having trouble keeping a stable connection to your Wi-Fi network on your Android-powered Samsung smartphone? That’s probably because your device has its auto network switch option turned on. In some cases, it’s better to disable it so you can manually choose which network (mobile or Wi-Fi) to use. Here’s how you do it.

Auto network switch