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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

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

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task. Grab's newest service, GrabShare, aims to do something about that

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Hater dating app connects users through shared dislike

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Hater wants to make 'serious online dating more approachable by replacing cumbersome surveys and bios with a fun, alternative way to express your personality'

Hater dating app connects users through shared dislike

Dating app Sapio aims to match you with 'someone as smart'

Feb 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Sapio aims to match users to others with similar intelligence and interests

Dating app Sapio aims to match you with 'someone as smart'

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The number of Chinese applying for a tourist visa to the Philippines rises to 1,400 daily

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

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

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on, but we've narrowed our list of must-keep apps for 2017

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

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!

Syrian refugees invent app for Germany's bureaucracy maze

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Interminable queues, impenetrable paperwork, unpronounceable words – the hurdles for any newcomer to Germany can be daunting, but now there's an app for that

Syrian refugees invent app for Germany's bureaucracy maze

Legacy Yahoo Messenger client to be phased out August 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The company will, instead, continue to focus its efforts on the new version of Messenger, 'with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users'

Legacy Yahoo Messenger client to be phased out August 5

DFA warns applicants who miss passport appointments

May 31, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Department of Foreign Affaris imposes a new rule after finding out that 47% of passport applicants end up as ‘no-shows’ every day

DFA warns applicants who miss passport appointments

Want to join Amazing Race Asia?

May 26, 2016 - 10:03 AM

The popular reality television show is looking for contestants for Season 5

Want to join Amazing Race Asia?

Indonesia refuses palm oil permits in anti-haze push

May 25, 2016 - 7:37 PM

'We want to save our forests – development should continue but we can't let it destroy our environment'

Indonesia refuses palm oil permits in anti-haze push

Rappler Indonesia job openings

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Do you want to be a part of Rappler? Here is a list of our job openings.

Rappler Indonesia job openings

News 'micropayments' startup hits US market

Mar 23, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Blendle, the payments platform backed by The New York Times and German publisher Axel Springer, says its service in the US would offer articles from Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, among others

News 'micropayments' startup hits US market

Nintendo releases first smartphone game to take on rivals

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Free-to-play Miitomo allows players to create their own Mii avatars, customize their outfit through in-app purchases and interact with characters created by other people or friends

Nintendo releases first smartphone game to take on rivals

Booky: An offline app for Filipino foodie searches

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:57 PM

With or without Internet access, Booky makes the task of finding the perfect place to dine in a lot easier

Booky: An offline app for Filipino foodie searches

The Mind Museum's new app makes visits more interactive

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Aside from the app's release, The Mind Museum is also slashing ticket prices till March 31 for those who show the downloaded app on their devices at the ticketing booth

The Mind Museum's new app makes visits more interactive

Facebook Messenger app grows to more than 800M users

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:14 AM

Plans for this year include doing more to enable businesses and services to connect with people using Messenger, according to Facebook

Facebook Messenger app grows to more than 800M users

Microsoft Selfie enhances a photo lover's portraits

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Microsoft Selfie 'takes age, gender, skin tone, lighting, and many other variables into account, applies different models automatically and finishes enhancement with just a single click'

Microsoft Selfie enhances a photo lover's portraits

Dropbox to close down Mailbox, Carousel apps in 2016

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:26 AM

The Dropbox team says it would take what it's learned from Carousel and Mailbox to create a better user experience

Dropbox to close down Mailbox, Carousel apps in 2016

New app makes emergency calls hassle-free

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Contact the nearest emergency authorities - Hospital, Police Station, or Fire Station - with a tap of a finger

New app makes emergency calls hassle-free

Sacked PNP officials, Roxas on Binay, failed bidding | 6PM wRap

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Sacked PNP officials, Roxas on Binay, failed bidding | 6PM wRap

Work chat app Pie raises $1.2M in funding

Jun 11, 2015 - 5:35 PM

This latest round of funding comes from GREE Ventures, Koh Boon Hwee, Wavemaker Partners (DFJ Network), Dennis Goh, and Ivan Yeo of YSS Capital

Work chat app Pie raises $1.2M in funding

Uber asks US court to dismiss India rape suit

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Uber B.V., a Netherlands-based entity with no US operations and which isn't part of the suit, is the company the alleged assailant had a contract with, asserts Uber US

Uber asks US court to dismiss India rape suit

YouTube releasing Android app for kid-friendly viewing

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:51 PM

A free YouTube Kids app tailored for Android-powered devices and "built from the ground up with little ones in mind" is set to hit the Google Play store on Monday, February 23

YouTube releasing Android app for kid-friendly viewing

Apple Watch to get iPhone 'Companion app' – report

Jan 14, 2015 - 12:53 PM

9to5Mac shows screenshots of various options, such as the ability to mirror iPhone notifications and PIN locks for Apple Watch security

Apple Watch to get iPhone 'Companion app' – report

Singapore govt's Uber rival slammed as 'stunningly pointless'

Dec 18, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The Singapore government's app displays the locations of available taxis from the state's 28,000-strong registered taxi fleet, but does not allow bookings to be made

Singapore govt's Uber rival slammed as 'stunningly pointless'

Hackers expose trove of snagged Snapchat images

Oct 11, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Unsanctioned mobile applications that basically hack into Snapchat have apparently been gathering copies of messages for years, storing them at a computer or computers online

Hackers expose trove of snagged Snapchat images

Join the International Youth Camp 2015 in Cambodia

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:26 PM

The Transparency International's youth camp is an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about anti-corruption work

Join the International Youth Camp 2015 in Cambodia

Join Project Inspire: 5 minutes to save the world

Jun 18, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls

Join Project Inspire: 5 minutes to save the world

'Flood fighter' game teaches Asian kids survival tips

May 13, 2014 - 12:39 PM

After its success in Thailand, a recently-launched English-language version of the game aims to spread the message in other Asian countries affected by floods, such as the Philippines

'Flood fighter' game teaches Asian kids survival tips

Augmented communication through Tom Taps

May 10, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Seer Technologies' Tom Taps app provides kids with autism with new ways to express their thoughts and emotions using technology

Augmented communication through Tom Taps

'Flappy Bird' flying out, says developer

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:08 AM

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore"

'Flappy Bird' flying out, says developer

Jelly app aims for empathy through Q and A

Jan 08, 2014 - 7:33 PM

Will Jelly reinvent question and answer apps into empathy boosters?

Jelly app aims for empathy through Q and A

Passport applications via LGUs mulled

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Albay Representative Al Francis Bichara, who chairs the House foreign affairs committee, says this will especially benefit Filipinos in far-flung areas

Passport applications via LGUs mulled

Apple to fix iMessage issues in future update

Oct 02, 2013 - 5:57 PM

A fraction of iOS 7 users are kept from using iMessage because of a bugu. Apple says an upcoming update to iOS 7 will resolve this issue.

Apple to fix iMessage issues in future update

Hacker publishes 15,000 Twitter account details

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:07 PM

It's currently not clear whether Mauritania Attacker acquired the details by accessing Twitter or hacking into a third-party service

Hacker publishes 15,000 Twitter account details

Lessen traffic woes, join the app challenge

Jul 01, 2013 - 12:18 PM

The DOTC will hold a competition to make a new transit application to help Metro Manila motorists and commuters

Lessen traffic woes, join the app challenge

$1-B new mining investments seen

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:26 PM

'The revised target of $718 million will likely be surpassed,' says Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Leo Jasareno

$1-B new mining investments seen

Applying for a passport? Call center and other projects for you

Jun 28, 2012 - 10:43 AM

The DFA will be setting up a nationwide appointment system and a dedicated call center for passport applicants

Coming soon: Blackberry apps, charged to your phone bills

Feb 28, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Globe users will soon be able to charge Blackberry application purchases to their phone bills

Coming soon: Blackberry apps, charged to your phone bills