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Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you'd like to receive, from news, to videos, as well as music and feature stories

Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

A protracted Tinder exchange, consisting of short greetings sent once every few months, sends two strangers on a dream holiday – but on one condition

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Facebook Messenger ads to expand worldwide

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Businesses around the world can now 'use Facebook targeting to extend their reach to people in Messenger'

Facebook Messenger ads to expand worldwide

Batibot iOS app launched

Jul 05, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The free app continues the show’s tradition of teaching young Filipino children, this time on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, following the successful launch of the Android version in 2015

Batibot iOS app launched

Facebook expands Find Wi-Fi feature globally

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:20 AM

The feature will help users find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots which businesses have shared with Facebook from their page

Facebook expands Find Wi-Fi feature globally

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The KulTOURa app contains information and details of selected places in the Philippines as guide for travelers

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Android app Umbrella trains users in digital and physical security

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Umbrella is a 'risk encyclopedia' that helps teach activists, human rights defenders, journalists, and others how to stay safe online and offline

Android app Umbrella trains users in digital and physical security

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Safetipin is a mobile application enabling users to rate and share their ‘safety perception’ of areas in their city

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you

Destiny 2 for the PC: All we know so far

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here's what Rappler contributor Michaela Nadine Pacis knows about the PC version of Destiny 2 based on her time at the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event

Destiny 2 for the PC: All we know so far

Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 billion

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Apple also says downloads have grown over 70% over the past 12 months, fueled by hit games like Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run

Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 billion

Telcos turn to Makati to beta test all-in-one digital card, app

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the telco chose Makati as a test case because of its reach as a premier financial center

Telcos turn to Makati to beta test all-in-one digital card, app

Why what you wear matters

May 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are 5 ways to upgrade your wardrobe

Why what you wear matters

'Hoax Analyzer' wins at Microsoft software development contest

May 03, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The entry from Indonesia's Team CIMOL places first in the regional finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2017

'Hoax Analyzer' wins at Microsoft software development contest

Anonymous app Yik Yak shuts down

May 01, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The statement offers no reason for the shutdown, but its rapid rise and fall highlights the fast-moving nature of social media applications.

Anonymous app Yik Yak shuts down

Twitter launches 'lite' version for data-conscious users

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Twitter says the new web-based app can consume up to 70% less data with a data saver mode and launches 30% faster than the standard app

Twitter launches 'lite' version for data-conscious users

An app called 'Fresent' wants to check attendance with a single photo

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Authored by Ateneo de Manila students, the app places third in a local programming contest

An app called 'Fresent' wants to check attendance with a single photo

Mozilla acquires company behind Pocket reading app

Feb 28, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Mozilla acquires Read It Later Incorporated for an undisclosed amount. While Pocket will continue independently, its core team will also help with Mozilla's Context Graph initiative.

Mozilla acquires company behind Pocket reading app

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, February 17

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

This award-winning app from Indonesia is a must-download for kids

Feb 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Froggy and the Pesticide, which received second place in the Global Mobile App Summit and Awards (GMASA) Indie Pitch Fest, aims to educate children about the dangers – both environmental and personal – of using pesticides.

This award-winning app from Indonesia is a must-download for kids

Monopoly suit against Apple's App Store gets new life

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM

The suit, initially filed in late 2011, seeks hundreds of millions of dollars in damages based on the reasoning that the lack of competition pushed app prices higher

Monopoly suit against Apple's App Store gets new life

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The latest development marks the latest move by Beijing to suppress the newspaper's publications in China

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Only 1 in 20 trips affected by fare shock – Uber PH

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Uber PH addresses concerns about its new 'upfront fare' system

Only 1 in 20 trips affected by fare shock – Uber PH

Looking for the nearest confessional or mass? There's an app for that!

Nov 24, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The app, which will arrive in 2017, is said to be designed to engage today's mobile generation

Looking for the nearest confessional or mass? There's an app for that!

PBA launches app to usher in 42nd season

Nov 14, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The app is already available for free download on Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play

PBA launches app to usher in 42nd season

Duterte and God, war on drugs, Twitter discontinues Vine | 12PM wRap

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Watch the noontime edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Duterte and God, war on drugs, Twitter discontinues Vine | 12PM wRap

Twitter to discontinue Vine video-sharing app

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:39 AM

Vine's demise follows Twitter's release of its earnings report, which announced a 9% job cut

Twitter to discontinue Vine video-sharing app

Microsoft's Paint app revamp to get 3D drawing capabilities

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat reveals some leaked videos of the new Paint on Twitter

Microsoft's Paint app revamp to get 3D drawing capabilities

Indonesian police want gay dating app ban

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:50 PM

It is the latest move by Indonesian authorities against homosexuals, who have faced a sudden backlash this year

Indonesian police want gay dating app ban

Pokémon huGOt in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Along with the initial excitement of being a 'real-life' Pokémon trainer comes a rush of quirky online posts about Pokemon Go

Pokémon huGOt in the Philippines

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs' FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Pokemon Go resmi rilis di Indonesia

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Kabar tersebut disampaikan lewat akun Facebook resmi Pokemon Go pada Sabtu pagi, 6 Agustus.

Pokemon Go resmi rilis di Indonesia

False megaquake app alert shakes Tokyo

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Japan's Meteorological Agency sends and immediately withdraws the alert, but the cancellation did not reach some app operators in time

False megaquake app alert shakes Tokyo

Ride-share battle ends with Didi buying Uber China operations

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) As part of the merger, Didi Chuxing will also take a stake in Uber

Ride-share battle ends with Didi buying Uber China operations

Mytaxi, Hailo to merge in Europe-wide taxi hailing app

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The two will form Europe's biggest app-based taxi service, with 100,000 drivers in 9 countries

Mytaxi, Hailo to merge in Europe-wide taxi hailing app

In EU first, Uber suspends Hungary service

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The suspension comes as Hungary prepares to enforce a law that allows authorities to block 'a provider of taxi services operating without a proper dispatch center'

In EU first, Uber suspends Hungary service

Customs launches Balikbayan Tax Calculator app

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:17 PM

The application estimates the amount of custom duties and taxes Filipinos will need to pay for sending items home

Customs launches Balikbayan Tax Calculator app

Messaging app Line set for year's top tech IPO

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Based on a 3,300 yen ($32) share price, the initial public offering will raise 115.5 billion yen ($1.14 billion) through the sale of 35 million shares.

Messaging app Line set for year's top tech IPO

China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $7.3B in new capital

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The ride-hailing app says it will use the funds to upgrade its technology, conduct research, improve rider/driver experience, and explore new opportunities

China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $7.3B in new capital

Apple's iOS 10 beta to allow built-in app deletion

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:30 PM

According to Apple, 23 built-in applications in iOS 10 beta are now removable from the home screen

Apple's iOS 10 beta to allow built-in app deletion

APP minta maaf karena lambat serahkan data lahan gambut

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Asian Pulp and Paper dan Badan Restorasi Gambut sempat berkonflik terkait data lahan konsesi gambut

APP minta maaf karena lambat serahkan data lahan gambut

First Aid PH: A no-nonsense app for emergency preparedness

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

First Aid PH provides information for handling a number of different situations, as well as preparedness tests for a variety of possible incidents

First Aid PH: A no-nonsense app for emergency preparedness

Messaging app Line to list in Tokyo, New York

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Line, which is owned by South Korean Internet provider Naver Corp., says it expects to list its shares on July 14 in New York and July 15 in Tokyo

Messaging app Line to list in Tokyo, New York

Snapchat seen surging past Twitter, Pinterest in US

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:45 PM

An eMarketer forecast says the number of people using Snapchat in the US will increase to 58.6 million in 2016

Snapchat seen surging past Twitter, Pinterest in US

Uber deal signals more aggressive Saudi investment drive

Jun 03, 2016 - 6:45 PM

An analyst says Saudi Arabia's $3.5 billion investment in Uber signals it will be 'a major player when it comes to sovereign wealth fund investing in the future'

Uber deal signals more aggressive Saudi investment drive

EU warns against curbing companies such as Uber

Jun 03, 2016 - 10:55 AM

'Absolute bans of an activity should only be a measure of last resort,' says the European Commission

EU warns against curbing companies such as Uber

Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi investment fund

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The investment boosts Uber's cash holdings to more than $11 billion, giving its global expansion plans a lift

Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi investment fund

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:45 AM

A new tool lets viewers of Periscope videos quickly report comments that they perceive to be abusive

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Iran demands social media hand over data on its citizens

May 29, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The measure will affect instant messaging app Telegram, which has over 20 million users in Iran

Iran demands social media hand over data on its citizens

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

May 25, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Toyota signs a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration, while Volkswagen makes a strategic investment in Gett

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

FIBA launches free basketball coaching app

May 14, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The app is available for free on both IOS and Android devices, with optimal user experience enjoyed on tablets

FIBA launches free basketball coaching app