iPhone Screenshots using firmware 2.x

When I was still using the old firmware, I have to download a 3rd party program in order to take screenshots of the iPhone.

Now, with firmware 2.0… No need to download any application as it is already built in! wohooo!

So here’s how:

  1. Hold down Home Button.
  2. Quickly press Sleep/Wake Button while you’re still doing Step # 1.
  3. The screen will flash.
  4. You’ll see your screenshot image in your camera roll.
  5. Now you can already use that image to send via email-mobileme gallery, set as your wallpaper & assign the image to a contact.

Cool isn’t it?

How to Restore & Reset iPhone to Factory Settings

Just some helpful tips for iPhone users like me

  1. Open iTunes & Connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC.
  2. Press & Hold Sleep/Wake Button & Home Button at the same time
  3. Release Sleep/Wake Button as soon as the iPhone screen goes blank.
  4. Continue pressing the Home Button until iTunes prompt you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
  5. in iTunes, click Restore

  6. Click Restore & Update

  7. iTunes will now restore & update your iPhone

  8. iTunes will let you know once it’s done, just click OK.

  9. you’re done

Globe announces iPhone3G Plans

Everyone has been anticipating on what kind of plans Globe will come up with the most-awaited Apple iPhone 3G.

Now, it’s here… I’m kinda expecting that Globe will take advantage of this and will really make this expensive for us. Well, turned out to be true.

Here are just some details:

  • Pre-Paid – Php41,899 (8GB), Php 48,899 (16GB)
  • GText (500) – Php29,000 (8GB), Php 34,500 (16GB)
  • GMix (800) – Php25,700 (8GB), Php 31,100 (16GB)
  • GTalk (1,200) – Php23,800 (8GB), Php29,300 (16GB)
  • GTalk Plus (1,800) – Php22,000 (8GB), Php27,500 (16GB)
  • GMatch (2,500) – Php20,000 (8GB), Php25,500 (16GB)
  • Plan 1599 – Php16,800 (8GB), Php22,300 (16GB)
  • Plan 2199 – Php14,600 (8GB), Php20,000 (16GB)
  • Plan 3299 – Php12,300 (8GB), Php17,800 (16GB)
  • Plan 3999 – Php5,600 (8GB), Php11,000 (16GB)
  • Plan 4999 – FREE (8GB), Php5,500 (16GB)

You can get more information here.

Good for me as I already have a 1st generation iPhone and I don’t need or even want to upgrade as we can also have the firmware 2.0 anyway.

I felt that Apple should not have announced that they are bringing down the price to $199 in order for other people to experience this beautiful gadget. It’s just misleading.

Anyhow, I feel a lot of people will still grab the opportunity and get a new iPhone via Globe.

Hey, it’s still worth it. I love my iPhone 🙂

Steak MD

Steak MD

Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
It has been an extremely stressful day at work… so recently, I’ve been eating out… just to be able to get some comfort food.

Today, me and my carpool mate Anna ate at Steak MD Banawe Branch.

Obviously, the specialty is steak ehehehe

This restaurant has a distinct style. When you want to order for a steak, you will need to follow the steps:

  • Choose your Steak (T-Bone or Porter House)

  • Choose your Size (Regular Cut or Steak for the Big Boys)
  • Choose your Sauce (Rub ko to, Heart Rub, Atomic Rub, Build Me Up Butter Rub or Ang Charub)

  • Choose how you wanted the Steak to be cooked (Rare, Mid-Rare, Mid-Well or Well-Done.

I ordered the Regular Cut Porter House with Garlic Sauce (Heart Rub) – Php225 which I think is very expensive. We are served w/ free soup. And they are also very generous with Gravy (they gave me extra sauce). Apart from that, the taste is just normal nothing really special.

Anna ordered the BBQ Chicken (Php 105) & Mashed Potato (Php 35). I wasn’t able to taste it so I don’t know if this one is good. According to Anna, it’s also just normal.

I don’t think I’ll be going back for awhile since they already raised prices (used to be just about Php 150). The price is really not that worth it now.

Hancock Movie Review

Aside from shopping, I also watched a movie today. The only thing that didn’t go as planned is the TV stand (I didn’t get to buy it).  The movie we watched is Hancock.


Since Dark Knight got so much hype, I didn’t notice the movie Hancock. But since I wanted to treat my yaya to a movie, then I now have a chance to watch Hancock.

I was pleasantly surprised to know that Charlize is part of the movie. It’s just sad that she and Jason Bateman didn’t get enough credit on the movie.

Anyway, I love this movie. There are quite a few scenes where I shed some tears. One scene that I can remember that I cried is when Hancock finally got the people’s gratitude. I really don’t know I just realized that I can relate to Hancock, maybe I really do feel lonely for the past 5 years of my life. And I feel that I’m always misunderstood and unappreciated just like Hancock. hehehe well enough about me.
Back to my review of this movie hehehe.

I really love how they showed Ray character as the one understanding Hancock and changed his image to the people. I really just hope there are people like Ray’s character in real life. Coz I think there’s none like that anymore.

There are several values that were shown here:

  • humility – I love Ray’s character. Such a selfless, good hearted person. I love how he taught hancock and helped change his bad public image.
  • generosity – This is Hancock. he’s technically a superhero. And doesn’t want anything in return.
  • love – Both Hancock & Mary sacrificed themselves for love. Mary walked away from Hancock to save his life 80 years ago. While Hancock walked away as well and went to new york city for Mary to be able to recover from the gun shot.
  • gratitude – Ray & Hancock. Since Hancock saved Ray from the train, Ray showed his gratitude by helping Hancock change his image to a good one, he also saved Hancock from getting killed by Red. Hancock on the other hand, showed his gratitude by painting the moon with the all heart logo (sweet!)

I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars. 🙂

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