Official OTA Android 4.1.1 update for Galaxy S3 leaked

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 08:49 PM PDT

An official OTA Android 4.1.1 (Jellybean) update for the International variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) has been leaked courtesy of Samsung-update.com. If you have the know-how in flashing ROMs, then you can already install Jellybean on your device.

We're not encouraging you to do this as it will void your warranty, but if you still decide to do so, we suggest to watch this video demo first of the buttery OS in action. This may also help you to weigh if the risky flashing is worth it.

With the features shown above, we think it's better for you to wait for the ROM either OTA or via Kies instead than risking your warranty, which we assume that majority of you are still in it. If you're still persistent, you can head on over to this site for information on how to install it. The ROM's download link can also be found there.


Nominate: Top IT Companies to Work for in 2012

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 11:22 PM PDT

In 2009, we wrote a story about top IT companies to work for here in the Philippines. It’s one of the most highly engaged stories we’ve had with over a thousand comments. We wanted to update the same story but thought of involving our readers this time.

So we’re asking you to send in your nominations for our top 10 IT companies to work this 2012.

We’re partly inspired by Fortune’s annual list of best companies to work for.

We’ve already done our own research but wanted to expand the list first before publishing the story.

Our criteria revolves around the following factors:

Compensation – the higher the pay, the better right?
Perks and incentives – some companies offer additional monthly bonuses, free meals, transpo, day care for kids, scholarships, gym memberships, etc.
Flexibility – flexible office hours and work-from-home options
Employee Enhancement Programs – schooling, trainings, certifications, MBAs, etc.
● Office environment – facilities, structural design, work spaces, workplace technology, etc.

We’ve pre-identified a few companies that are likely candidates and will be including them into the nominations.

International companies like Microsoft Philippines, HP Philippines, Intel Philippines, Oracle, Yahoo!, IBM Philippines, Emerson are on the shortlist. So are dev and consulting companies like ACS, Novare, Accenture, Logica.

There are a few more on our shortlist but we’ll let you send in your nominations and comments.

Go hit the comments and help us write this story!