Paul Labis: This is a personal blog where everyone can read my experiences, ideas and thoughts about programming, latest gadgets and other information technology related topics, lifestyle and many other stuff I would like to share to the public.

Asus PL30JT Technology Business Notebook

Asus showed a notebook of new businesses, PL30JT at CeBIT 2010, which comes with a stylish design. The new Asus notebook includes Turbo33 technology company claims to improve performance by 33%.

Asus PL30JT Business Notebook

The PL30JT is fueled by Intel Core i5 processor and up to 4 GB of RAM. It is equipped with two graphics cards, the 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 310M dedicated graphics and integrated Intel GMA HD technology with Optimus. The professional notebook comes with a 13.3-inch 1366 × 768 LCD display and support for WiFi. It weighs only 1.7 kilograms, with an 8-cell battery. [via itechnews]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Notebooks

Lenovo has not forgotten the home users usually at CES 2010, the company unveiled two new models, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 notebooks, with options on the latest processors Core i3, i5 and i7 Intel. The IdeaPad Y460 has a 14-inch 1366 x 768, Core i3 or i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD5740/HD5650 and up to 320 GB hard drive, while the IdeaPad Y560 has a 15.6 screen inch Core i3, i5 and i7 CPU, ATI Radeon HD5730 graphics and up to 500 GB hard drive.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Notebooks

Both machines have up to 8 GB of RAM, Combo drive blu-ray/dvd and standard WiFi b / g / n. There are also optional Bluetooth, 3G and WiMAX. Include three USB 2.0 ports, a / eSATA combo USB, ExpressCard slot and HDMI, with Ethernet, audio in / out and a memory card reader multiformat. [via slashgear]

Lenovo IdeaPad G460 and G560 Switchable Graphics Notebooks

The IdeaPad G460 has a 14-inch LED screen with backlight, while the G560 gets a screen of 15.6 inches. They have up to 500 GB of hard disk storage. They start at $ 699.99.

Lenovo IdeaPad G460 and G560 Notebooks

Lenovo also announced the V360 IdeaPad 13.3-inch IdeaPad V460 14-inch laptops SOHO market. They have Switchable Graphics and are powered by 2010 Intel Core processors. Both models starting at $ 749.99.

ASUS Eee PC 1005P Minimalist Netbook

Recently, detailed specifications and pictures of 1005P ASUS Eee PC showed on SlashGear, the netbook has a minimalist design with a pretty decent hardware spec.

ASUS Eee PC 1005P Notebook

This netbook features a 10.1-inch screen supports a resolution of 1024 × 600, it also features an Intel Atom N450 (1.66GHz) processor, 1 GB of RAM and Intel GMA 3150 graphics. You can choose between a 160 GB hard drive 250GB and the netbook has WiFi b / g standard, the more impressive as it offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

ASUS Eee PC 1001P Netbook

Plus in Germany, the ASUS Eee PC 1001P has been made available for pre-order costing € 249 which is the equivalent of about $ 357 USD.

ASUS Eee PC 1001P Notebook

The netbook runs Windows XP rather than Windows 7, which we would have expected. It also has a smaller capacity battery than other standard models that will probably limit their use to less than 10 hours. What it does come with a new Intel Atom N450 processor to be launched January 6, which is also the official launch of the Eee Netbook 1001P.

Dell Vostro 3000 Slim Lightweight Notebook

Following the V13 Vostro, Dell offers the new Vostro 3000 series, a range of new laptops thin, lightweight and robust design for small businesses. Spurred by the latest Intel Core Series, Vostro 3000 is up to 6 GB of memory.
Dell Vostro 3000 Slim Lightweight Notebooks

New Dell Vostro 3000 series includes the 13.3-inch Vostro 3300 which is one of the thinnest commercial 13-inch laptop with integrated optical drive, the 14-inch Vostro 3400 with up to 8 hours of autonomy, and the 17 inch Vostro 3700 with an optional Core i7 quad core processors.

Add Related Posts Widget to Blogger or Blogspot

It be better to display related or similar articles below your articles or posts on your blog. This way your readers would easily know that there are related articles you written and they can further read.

The steps to adding related posts widget is easy. It would take less than 3 minutes add it on your blog.

Before starting, make sure to download the related post JavaScript file or ccopy and paste its content to your desired file.js. Then make sure to upload it online where it will be available for import on your template. I recommend you to upload it on, or to get a DIRECT LINK to that file.

Tutorial on Android Views - Part 2

In this article, we will be dealing with another types of Android views. They are the RadioGroup, RadioButton, ProgressBar and AutoCompleteTextView. By learning the following views, it will broaden your understanding on android views that will help you build your own android application. 

Lets start by creating a new android project on eclipse. See the screenshot beside for android project specifics. 
RadioGroup and RadioButton
This two views is basically used to let users choose something among available options. RadioButton has two available states. It is either checked or unchecked.  Once a RadioButton is checked, it cannot be unchecked unless its grouped along with other radio button on a RadioGroup. A RadioGroup is a type of view that is used to group one or mmore radio buttons, thereby allows a user to select only one radiobutton or only one option.

Check If a String Contains a Substring in Java

This article shows some useful ways on checking a string that contains a substring. I find this topic relevant to document as I may someday use this on another project. Also, other developers might look for an article online to help them solve their problem. Since this topic is very basic Java, I only added short description and sample code below. 

Best Tool for Monitoring Social Media or Websites

I found a great site or tool for monitoring social media or social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc. If you wanted to know what people are saying about you, an event, any person or anything,  I recommend you do a visit and perhaps, try out Social Mention services. 

They have a Realtime Buzz Widget which is very interesting, very useful and very easy to use or integrate on any blog platform whether it be Wordpress, Blogger or others. It is as easy as adding a JavaScript widget into your blog template. It does not require programming skills. all you need to do is to copy the html, set the search phrase and title, and put it on your site. The code below are the only code you'll need to add into your blog.

Android Software Competition by Globe Telecom

I first heard this news from Calen Legaspi, our CEO at Orange and Bronze Software Labs, that Globe Labs will host and conduct its first mobile developer event for 2010. I've been hearing about Android platform since 2008 and now, Globe Labs posted an invitation for all developers to explore the new mobile platform.

The event is an Android software competition open for all Filipino developers. This is an invitation to all developers to build their mobile application on top of Android platform.

Tutorial on Android Views - Part 1

On my previous articles, we had a discussion on the android's definition and layout. I assume that you have already learn basics on manipulating android layout. In this and on the next article, we will be exploring and dealing more on the various types of commonly used views such as TextView, EditText, Button, ImageButton, CheckBox and ToggleButton. Those widgets are likely the most commonly used in developing android applications.

Lets begin by creating a new project on eclipse:

After which, create an Android XML under res/layout and name it basicviews.xml having written inside is the following code below:

Webmaster Tools Tip for Blogger

During my research about webmaster tools, I found out that there are three major search engine that provides detailed information on how they see and crawl your website. However, they require account confirmation and website verification before you can access most of its features. Below are the steps on how you'll be able to take advantage of those search engine webmaster tools.

Google Webmaster Tools
  1. Log in to with your Google account.
  2. Enter your blog URL and click Add Site.
  3. You will be presented with several verification methods. Choose Meta Tag.
  4. Copy the meta tag, which looks something like
    <meta content="dBw5CvburAxi537Rp9qi5uG2174Vb6JwHwIRwPSLIK8" name="google-site-verification"></meta>
  5. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML.
  6. Open the Blogger Dashboard and paste the code after <head> tag.
  7. Click on Save Template.
  8. Go back to the verification page and click Verify.

Techie Focus List

During my day job, I work on the business and back-end layer of a J2EE Quoting Software with heavy data handling and manipulation. Even though what I'm working on is part of an enterprise web application, I feel like my abilities in developing ground up application are depreciating. I find my self in need to keep up with the latest trends of technology and to learn what is in demand. 

The scale of today's demand of software or applications seem to be in favour of  the web so I decided to focus on the web stack. I made a list below of the technologies hopefully are and will be in demand soon according to the people and forums I asked on-line.

Blogger or Blogspot Title Tag Optimization Tip

I know there had been lots and lots of title tag optimization tip written online. However, I thought of sharing what best and works to me among all those I have read and researched online. I made a little bit of improvement to make search engine bot crawlers read my blog title efficiently. 

We do know that blogger is part of Google, however, blogger default templates are poorly optimized. To be able to compete woth other blogs, there are few things to do and that includes optimizing your blogger title tag.