How to Change Browser's User Agent to Bypass Websites (Google Chrome, Mozilla, Edge)
If you're trying to access a website that blocks certain mobile devices, websites usually detects your browser's user agent to check the type of device you're using. But did you know that web browser has actually a settings for it where you can mock your device information into a different device.
How to Change User Agent
To change your browser's user agent, you need to open Developer Tools. You can find this by clicking 3 dot or the hamburger icon in your browser then More Tools > Developer Tools. Or simply press CTRL + Shift + i.
Once Developer Tools, pop up at the bottom. At the upper right corner of it, click the 3 dot icon "Customize and control DevTools", then go to More Tools > Network Conditions.
From here, there will be a User Agent and by default, it is set automatically. To change your browser's user agent. Uncheck the Select automatically.
Then fill-in the user agent of the device that you want to pretend to. For example, mocking your device as a Huawei P30 Pro:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; VOG-L29) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.90 Mobile Safari/537.36
Once you've done changing your user agent, refresh the page that you're trying to access and you should able to bypass the device restriction.
Intel launches 11th Gen Intel Core Processor, Rocket Lake-S
Today, Intel launches the 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processor, code-named "Rocket Lake-S". Together with this, its flagship Intel Core i9-11900K can reached a processing speed of 5.3GHz with Intel's latest technology, the Thermal Velocity Boost. For the first time, this lineup also supports 20 x PCIe 4.0 for faster M.2 SSD and GPU cards which will bring gamers and PC enthusiasts a performance boost.
The new processer was engineered on a new Cypress Core architecture which are designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase raw gaming performance. The new architecture brings up to 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvements for the highest frequency cores and with its built-in graphics card Intel UHD that features Intel X graphics architecture for rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities. This will help games and application to give more performance that relies on high-frequency cores to drive high frame rates and low latency.
Design for Gaming
With the new 11th Gen desktop processor, Intel is pushing its new processor for improved gaming performance breaking the limits which delivers amazing and immersive experience for everyone.
The flagship 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K, features an unmatched performance of up to 5.3GHz, 8 cores, 16 threads and 16mb of Intel Smart Cache. It also supports fast memory speed with DDR4-3200 to enable smooth gameplay and seamless multitasking on the platform.
Here are the improvement against its previous generation:
- Up to 19% gen-over-gen IPC performance improvement
- Up to 50% better integrated graphics performance with Intel UHD graphics
- Intel Deep Learning Boost and Vector Neural Network instructions supports for artificial intelligence (AI) interence for deep learning tasks.
- Enhanced overclocking tools and features for flexible overclocking and tuning performance and experience.
Intel also collaborated with over 200 top game developers to bring Intel's optimization to their game, engine, middleware and rendering.
The new processor will also supports the long-due PCIe 4.0 lanes. Here are the complete specs of the new Intel 11th gen.
|Core i9||Core i7||Core i5|
|Prices||i9-11900K ($539) |
|i7-11700K ($399) |
|i5-11600K ($262) |
|Maximum Base Frequency||3.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Technology Single/All Core Turbo Frequency||Up to 5.3/4.8 GHz||n/a||n/a|
|Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology||Up to 5.2 GHz||Up to 5.0 GHz||n/a|
|Intel Single Core Turbo Frequency||Up to 5.1 GHz||Up to 4.9 GHz||Up to 4.9 GHz|
|Max Number of Cores/Threads||8/16||8/16||6/12|
|Intel Hyper-Threading Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel Smart Cache Size||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB|
|Memory Type Support||Up to DDR4-3200||Up to DDR4-3200||Up to DDR4-3200|
|Number of Memory Channels||2||2||2|
|Intel UHD Graphics (Intel X graphics architecture)||750||750||Up to 750|
|Graphics Dynamic Frequency||Up to 1300 Mhz||Up to 1300 Mhz||Up to 1300 Mhz|
|Intel Quick Sync Video||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Processor Core/Graphics/Memory Overclocking||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel Virtualization Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel AES New Instructions||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel BIOS Guard||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel OS Guard||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel Identity Protection Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
To check the complete specs, you can check the SKU tables here.
Super BomberMan R Online is coming to PC and Consoles, a free-to-play 64-player Battle Royale
Konami is set to release the Super Bomberman R Online battle royale game on PlayStation 4/5, XBOX One, Switch and PC via Steam. It is a free-to-play title that will allow up to 64-player to fight in battle arena like game. Super Bomberman R Online was first released for Google Stadia back in September 2020, with this new announcement, players in all platform will much enjoy this addictive game as it will also support a cross-platform play in which players from other platform can play and match together.
Just like the Tetris Battle Royale, the game will not literally put 64 players in one map (area), but players will be divided and spawned in 16 different area. Areas will begin to close down as the clock ticks and players must survive and pass through the games as they battle other players. Those who make it to the last remaining area, player must battle it out to become the last one standing.
Since the game is a Free-to-play, a skin customization will be available in the game where players can purchase a Premium Pack for $9.9. This pack allows players to obtain random customizable items and skins based on the different Konami's IP like Castlevania, Gradius, Metal Gear, and the Silent Hill. To set up a private game or access the Grand prix mode, a Premium pack is also needed to access this exclusive feature.
For more updates and news about Super Bomberman R Online, you can check their official website at https://www.konami.com/games/bomberman/online/eu/en/.
How to Reconnect PLDT Disconnection
For any reason, either of a busy schedule or simply unable to pay the overdue bill at the earliest time, you might be surprised one day that you can no longer connect to the internet. You were eventually showing up in the "Payment portal" of the PLDT when you tried to open a particular website. This time, you'll know that you're being disconnected and have to pay your dues. Getting a disconnection when you need the internet the most is troublesome; you need to pay the due amount, and you have to wait a couple of hours for the internet connection to go back. And sometimes, it takes days to be reinstated.
Table of Contents
- How to pay PLDT due bills online
- Request PLDT Reconnection through Hotline Number (171)
- Request PLDT Reconnection via Facebook
- What to do next
But did you know that there is the easiest way to restore your internet connection as fast as possible? This is by requesting a reconnection either from their hotline number or from their Facebook page. This is all automated, and you don't have to talk to an actual person.
How to pay PLDT due bills online
There are many ways to pay your PLDT bills without going physically to the PLDT office, and there is also an accessing payment portal from the disconnection page portal when you try to access a website.
However, some online payment portal takes days to appear your payment. Here, we will list all of the payment portals that will process in just an hour or instantly.
|Payment Portal||How to|
|UnionBank of the Philippines||You can pay through their app or website, go to Pay Bills, add PLDT as the biller and enter your account information. Then pay the due amount.|
|Paymaya||On PayMaya, there is a special section called Bills, where you can pay Telecoms like PLDT Home. Just enter the Account number, amount due, phone number, and service type. Then pay the amount due. |
There is also a cashback that you can get when you pay through PayMaya.
|PLDT Home website||You can also pay directly to the PLDT home website. Login and go to your account information. There should be a Pay Now button to pay through BancNet (It accepts any debit/credit card).|
Request PLDT Reconnection through Hotline Number (171)
To request a PLDT reconnection, you can dial their hotline number 171. However, it is only available for Smart, Talk n' Text, Sun Cellular, or PLDT phone subscriber. Calling from other networks is not currently possible.
- Press 1 to select existing PLDT customers.
- You'll be asked with your PLDT number, including area code (e.g., 0838781111). You need to dial those numbers on the keypad.
- The automated customer service (ACS) will then repeat the number you've entered. If correct, you have to press 1. If not, press 2.
- After that, ACS will prompt that your internet connection was restricted, and you have to pay the remaining dues.
- Since we already paid for it. Press 2 to request for reconnecting. If you want to know your outstanding balance, press 1.
- The ACS will then validate the reconnection request, and you'll be expecting 2 hours for your connection to be fully restored.
- If two hours have passed and there is still no internet connection. You can press 1 at this point to fasten the request.
It took about 2 hours or less for your connection to be restored. The time may also vary on how many days you have been disconnected.
Request PLDT Reconnection via Facebook
You can also request via PLDT's official Facebook page or to their messenger at http://m.me/PLDTHome.
- Press Get Started to request reconnection.
- Then, you have to press Go to main menu to select for options.
- From here, it will ask you if you're an existing PLDT Home subscriber. Press Yes.
- Then you'll be asked to prepare your account number and telephone number. Press Proceed.
- Then from here, it will ask you for your telephone number, including the area code. (eg. 0838781111)
- Then, it will ask for your 10-digit PLDT account number. Just add an 0 at the start if your account number is only 9-digit.
- Then you'll be ask what you'd like for help. You have to select Billing Services.
- From here, scroll to the right and select Reconnection Request.
- Then it will ask you for some important details about reconnection. Just press Proceed.
- If you recently request for reconnection, it will prompt you that the reconnection request is still ongoing. If not, press Yes to proceed with the request.
- You may also choose to Receive Update for you to get updates with the status of your reconnection. It will ask you for the following details:
- Previous amount paid (eg. 1,999.00)
- Payment date (MM/DD/YYYY)
- Payment method (PLDT branch, PayMaya, Online Banking, 7-Eleven, etc…)
- Payment Reference number
- Your email-address
- Your updated mobile number
What to do next
Since we already paid and request reconnection for our disconnected internet. The thing that you need to do now is to wait. If you settled your bill during the evening, the chances of getting a reconnection are from 1 hour to 8 hours. Some may get their connection reconnection the next day.
If it's on the day, you'll probably get it restored in the 2 to 4 hours. If it's been the whole day and you still didn't get your internet connection back, you can speak to an Agent to prioritize your request.
How to Change GPS location on Web Browser (Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox)
Do you have website or service that you want to use that only available on certain area? Aside from VPN technology, some website starting to use GPS location to recognize the location of their customer or readers when using their services. There are lots of risky third party app that do this thing, but did you know that you can do this inside your browser? without installing harmful third party app that could damage your computer.
You can change your GPS location by just opening the Developer tools of your web browser, this is available on Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Click the 3 dot/hamburger icon on the upper right corner of your browser > go to More tools > Developer Tools.
Then you need to go to Sensors, to unlock this, click the 3 dot, More tools > then find Sensors.
From here, you there will be a settings for Location, click Manage.
Then, click Add location…. There will be a new row that you can edit your GPS location. Let's say you want to change your location to Davao City, you just need to enter the following GPS coordinates (Latitude, Longitude).
- Location Name: Davao City
- Latitude: 7.190001
- Longitude: 125.455001
- Timezone ID: Asia/Manila
- Locale: en_US
After that, click Add. You can then close the small x button inside the Developer Tools. (Note: Do not close the Developer Tools).
Back to the Sensor tab, at Location, pick the new GPS location you added. In our example, Davao City. (There are some instances that the value are greyed out, in which the mock location will not work, to make it work, you just need to pick another location, then pick back the location you want to use)
In the same tab where the Developer tools is opened, you can then go to the website that you want to use your new GPS location.
To check your new GPS location, go to Google Map (https://www.google.com/maps/). At the bottom right corner of the map, click the Crosshair icon. If there is a pop-up saying "Google Maps does not have permission to use your location", just click the Pin icon at the web browser URL to enable location.
That's it guys! Hope this guide helps you change your GPS location from your web browser.
Unknown Culprit tries to peel-off PS5 scratch code out of Doritos Bag
Just a few weeks ago, Doritos recently announced their newest special promotion in the Philippines with Sony's partnership. The promotion will allow Filipino gamers to get a chance to bring home a brand-new PlayStation 5 (PS5) when they purchase a bag of Doritos.
A single bag of Doritos contains a scratchable coupon code that they could use to redeem it on Doritos' official website. When lucky, 10 winners will able to get PS5 units. And over 2000 winners will able to get random PlayStation games and other devices.
Amidst the PS5 stock shortage, an unknown culprit desperately ripped off the scratchable sticker on one of the Doritos bags displayed in a supermarket.
A picture uploaded by RK Bautista in the PlayStation Philippine Facebook group shows a rip-off sticker of an Doritos bag inside a super market. The incident happened in SM City Bacoor, Cavite. "mga sir wag naman ganyan! hahahaha. kung nasa group man gumawa nito grabe ka" (Sir, don't be like that! Hahahaha. if you're in this group, you're too much), RK Bautista write in a post.
Members in the group also reacted, "Sana hindi masarap yung pagkain yung nag sira niyan pramis" (I hope he didn't enjoy the food and it taste bad), Precil Canoy write in the comment. "Dapat ung code nilagay sa loob" (The code should be placed inside the bag), Adrian Sy added.
In unexpected twist, the culprit didn't know that even being able to get the winning code, an actual picture of Doritos bag and the coupon code is needed to claim the prize as part of the verification process.
A large bag of Doritos is cost around 150 PHP in the Philippines; it includes one scratchable code that could contain a winning code of the following prizes:
- 10 PlayStation 5 Console
- 24 PlayStation 4 Console
- 24 DualSense wireless controller
- 1,960 PlayStation 5/4 games
The Doritos PlayStation 5 promotion will run from March 1 up to April 30, 2021.
Genshin Impact Paimon's Quiz Event on Facebook Messenger
Genshin Impact is giving away another free primogems to all players. This time, by participating into a quiz event on their official Facebook page. Players had to send them a message through Facebook messenger and navigate to the paimon quiz, when players answer the question correctly, they will get free 40 x Primogems.
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However, the reward will not automatically appear to players in-game maibox, but will be sent on March 19, 2021. The event is a promotion for their upcoming rerun of Venti "Windborne Bard" banner and players will be expecting the quiz question is about this returning character.
How to participate in Paimon's Quiz
To participate in Genshin Impact Paimon's quiz, you need to go to their official Facebook page or through their messenger at http://m.me/Genshinimpact.
Paimon will be welcoming you on their messenger page. You need to click the Get Started button.
After that, it will asked you to select a language. Pick the language that you understand.
From here, there will be a selection of help page. You need to pick Paimon's Quiz.
After that, it will asked you a question. For English, the question is What is Venti's favorite food?
There will be 3 choices of answers, the correct answer is Apple.
You will then be asked to enter your in-game (9-digit) UID. You can find this number on the bottom right of the game (For example in the screenshot below, our UID is 80054970). You need to enter your own UID in the messenger chat to be eligible to get your reward.
The page will then prompt when you'll get the rewards in your in-game mail which is March 19.
Answer to Quiz Question
Here are all answers and question to every language in Paimon's quiz.
|English||What is Venti's favorite food?||Apple|
|French||Quelle est la nourriture préférée de Venti||Pomme|
|Deutsch||Welches von den folgenden Nahrungsmitteln isst Venti am liebsten?||Apfel|
|Español||¿Cuál es la comida favorita de Venti?||Manzana|
|Português||Qual é a comida favorita do Venti？||Maçã|
|Pусский||Какая у Венти любимая еда?||Яблоки|
|한국어||벤티는 아래 음식 중 어떤 음식을 좋아할까?||사과|
|Tiếng Việt||Venti thích món nào nhất dưới đây?||Táo|
|Indonesia||Apa makanan kesukaan Venti?||Apple|
|ภาษาไทย||อาหารที่ Venti ชื่นชอบที่สุดอะไร?||Apple|
Players can only participate on this quiz event until March 16, 2021. After that, the quiz will no longer appear on their Facebook messenger.
That's it guys! Happy grinding!
Smart offers non-expiring load through Magic Data Promo, 24GB for PHP 399
The first telco that offers non-expiring load in the Philippines was from the Globe's digital telco GOMO. Without a doubt, a lot of Filipinos loves this kind of offer because they can have more freedom on how they can use their data. Now, Smart on the other hand, also offer the same promo, a non-expiring load, through their newest promo "Magic Data" where you can purchase a 24GB of data for PHP 399.
The new Magic Data promo of Smart will allow their prepaid subscriber to have a non-expiring load on accessing websites. The following are the rates of the Magic Data:
- Magic Data 99 – 2GB Magic Data (No Expiry) for all sites
- Magic Data 199 – 6GB Magic Data (No Expiry) for all sites
- Magic Data 399 – 24GB Magic Data (No Expiry) for all sites
You can avail this offer by downloading their GigaLife app from Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS).
Even though Smart's non-expiring load is quite pricey than GOMO's 30GB for P299, the speed you'll get from Smart are more reliable than the latter, especially on other areas where Globe signal are weak.
Racing Master, a Real-time Racing Realism of NetEase Games and Codemasters
Brand new IP brings real-world vehicles and tracks to Beta testers from March 2021
Da Hua studios of global games developer and operator NetEase Games, in conjunction with Codemasters – the award-winning British video game developer and publisher specialising in high-quality racing games including DIRT, GRID, and the BAFTA award-winning official F1 series today announce a new, cross-platform authentic racing game, Racing Master, will be available on both iOS and Android during its beta test. Racing Master will follow on other formats, with a Beta available in the US and Canada from March.
Racing Master is a real-time simulation racing game. Developed using the Unreal 4 engine and Codemasters' proprietary EGO technology, players will experience intense, authentic racing with precision-engineered vehicles. Players have access to hundreds of hyper-realistic cars from brands including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Koenigsegg, and Aston Martin. Race against other players in cities around the world to become a racing champion.
Pre-register on their official website: http://www.racingmaster.game/
Steeped in automotive culture, Racing Master allows players to race, tune and build their ultimate car collection. Customise vehicles with real-world parts from leading manufacturers and set the handling from casual to simulation for maximum control. With both tilt and touch options, Racing Master is the definitive racing experience, fully optimized across every platform.
A new trailer for all potential racers can be viewed here:
"I've always wanted to create a high-quality, realistic racing game." Bo Zhang, the Producer of Racing Master at NetEase Games, commented, "I am beyond grateful and truly honored to have this opportunity to fulfil my aspiration. With Racing Master, we set out to provide a platform for players to spark their passion for racing and experience the thrill of realistic driving!" Ming Huang, the Supervisor of the game, added, "Partnering with Codemasters gives us the confidence, we need to achieve our goals and create a mobile racing game that can stand out amongst the rest."
"As leaders in the racing category, we are excited to finally tell the world about Racing Master, the result of our strategic partnership with NetEase Games," said Clive Moody, SVP Product Development at Codemasters. "NetEase Games shares the same passion and vision that's needed to deliver a best-in-class racing experience. Taking the world's most aspirational supercars, Racing Master is rooted in automotive culture and provides authentic wheel-to-wheel action for the mobile platform."
Racing Master has been designed to be the perfect playground for all racing enthusiasts. The game boasts competitive real-time races against players from around the world, featuring real-world tracks across several race types in fully licensed cars. NetEase Games is delighted to invite racers to sign up for the game's Beta to help further the game's development and establish it as a leading mobile racing title.
- Authentic racing experience – From the sensation of braking to even the angle your car's body tilts when cornering, Racing Master provides an unprecedented virtual driving experience with the most realistic physics engine ever!
- High-quality art performance – UE4's revolutionary graphical quality brings every detail of your cars to life. Players can admire the beauty of your cars from different perspectives, interact with every part which are true to their real-life counterparts and are restored on a 1:1 scale.
- Multiple real-world tracks and hyper cars – Players can own over hundreds of real-world hyper cars which authorized by more than 30+ top vehicle brands: Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, etc. Race on multiple authorized real-world tracks: Sliver stone, San-Francisco, Yas Dusk, etc.
- Real-time racing with live players – Drift, Accelerate, Overtake! Players can race with other 7 live players and earn your place on the leaderboards! Dominate every track and become a legend in the world of Racing Master.
- Freely customize your car with rich component parts – Players can customize the look and component parts of the car as they wish freely to get a unique car of their own. Use your creativity to paint your car, customize the engine, tyre, chassis and more to make your car better suited to your driving style!
More information about Racing Master can be found on the game's official website and social media channels: YouTube, Facebook and Discord
How to use "Ready" Power Ability in Valheim
When you or other players in Valheim defeated the boss in the game, players can obtain a trophy that can be hook on the Sacrificial stone which will unlock new abilities for players. If it's your first to unlock this power like me, it is quite confusing on which keyboard keys to press to activate it. And there is only a "Ready" label underneath the boss like icon (The Elder, Eikthyr, Bonemass, Moder and Yagluth).
How to use Power Ability
To use the Ready power ability in Valheim, you need to press F on your keyboard.
List of All Power Abilities in Valheim
The following are the power abilities that you can obtain in Valheim. In the game its called Forsaken power.
|Eikthyr||Running and jumping stamina drain reduced by 60%|
|The Elder||Chop trees became faster|
|Bonemass||Increased physical resistance|
|Moder||Always tailwind when sailing|
|Yagluth||Increase elemental resistance to Frost, Fire and Poison|
That's it! Hope this short guide will help you activate the power ability of your Valheim character.