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6 smartphone-aided devices for home-based medical testing

May 06, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Here are some ways that product developers are simplifying some medical tests with the help of a smartphone

6 smartphone-aided devices for home-based medical testing

6 apps to keep you disaster-ready

May 01, 2017 - 9:38 AM

These apps can help people prepare for disasters and earthquakes and stay informed during one

6 apps to keep you disaster-ready

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The local government says the services are 'being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements' and should be blocked for one month or until further notice 'in the interest of maintenance of public order'

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

PUP students developing an app that detects 'cocolisap' infestation

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The app, called 'AgriCo,' is the winner at local programming contest, 'Hackzilla in Manila 2.' The team is currently looking to partner with coconut farmers in order to perform real-world testing

PUP students developing an app that detects 'cocolisap' infestation

WhatsApp suffers outage

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The messaging service has yet to advise on the downtime it is having

WhatsApp suffers outage

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:25 PM

But the app has a couple of restrictions – destinations must be within 15 kilometers from pickup locations and only a passenger's first 40 bookings are given priority

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

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

Coming soon to PH, select countries: Tinder on computers

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The dating app is testing a browser version in select countries including the Philippines

Coming soon to PH, select countries: Tinder on computers

Apple introduces 'easy-to-use' video editing app

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Apple's Clips wants to make it easier for people to edit videos on their mobile devices

Apple introduces 'easy-to-use' video editing app

'Secret Chats' now live on Viber

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines' second most popular messaging app incorporates a feature pioneered by Snapchat

'Secret Chats' now live on Viber

In U.S., Uber skids have rival Lyft steering for passing lane

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:57 AM

A socially responsible and driver-friendly reputation buoys Lyft as Uber faces questions about its culture

In U.S., Uber skids have rival Lyft steering for passing lane

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'

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

Slack to introduce video calls

Dec 14, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Slack users will soon be able to tap a camera button within the voice call window to enable video calls on the service

Slack to introduce video calls

New Snapchat 'Groups' allow chats with up to 16 users

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:51 PM

The move comes after reports that Snapchat parent firm Snap Inc. filed confidentially for a public share offering valuing the disappearing messaging platform at more than $20 billion

New Snapchat 'Groups' allow chats with up to 16 users

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel II

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

1.3 million Google accounts hacked – report

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The hacks come as a result of users downloading illegitimate apps

1.3 million Google accounts hacked – report

Facebook brings mobile games to Messenger

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Classic games like 'Pac-Man' and 'Space Invaders' make their debut on Facebook's messaging app

Facebook brings mobile games to Messenger

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!

Airbnb adds event-booking features, ramps up security

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The home-sharing app adds 'Trips' feature, which lets travelers book local offerings or happenings

Airbnb adds event-booking features, ramps up security

Super Mario app for iPhones gets a release date, Nintendo shares jump

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:07 PM

The game is a timed exclusive and will find its way to Android devices at a later date

Super Mario app for iPhones gets a release date, Nintendo shares jump

WhatsApp comes out with cross-platform video calling

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Users will be able to make video calls to other WhatsApp users, whether they're on Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone devices

WhatsApp comes out with cross-platform video calling

Instagram Stories rolls out new features: Boomerang, Mentions, Links

Nov 12, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Instagram's latest feature gets fun new updates for better customization

Instagram Stories rolls out new features: Boomerang, Mentions, Links

Hearing-impaired Uber driver recalls rare instance of discrimination

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:28 PM

With over 1,500 trips under his belt, Mike – one of the drivers under Uber's 'Beethoven Initiative' – recalls the one time a passenger made him feel bad about his disability

Hearing-impaired Uber driver recalls rare instance of discrimination

Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Allo's 'smart' capabilities aim to make it easier to respond to messages and over time adjusts to users' own style, Google says in an official blog

Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market

Ride-hailing firm Grab raises $750M from investors

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The new investments led by Japan's SoftBank Group raises the Singapore-based firm's total capital to more than $1.0 billion

Ride-hailing firm Grab raises $750M from investors

Indonesia blocks gay apps over 'sexual deviancy'

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The government opts to block Grindr, Blued, and BoyAhoy in the country, communications ministry spokesman Noor Iza tells the Agence France-Presse, adding they are the apps most clearly promoting gay lifestyles

Indonesia blocks gay apps over 'sexual deviancy'

Confused about PH gov't services? There's now an app for that

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Out of confusion and frustration over the basics of government services, a 21-year-old political science graduate develops a mobile app that aims to help people access these services

Confused about PH gov't services? There's now an app for that

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:18 PM

The arrests are part of the Islamic republic's ongoing bid to curb use of social media including apps such as Instagram, Telegram and Whatsapp.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Snapchat "Yellow Face" lens slapped as offensive

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The filter put slanted eyes, wide cheeks and toothy grins on faces.

Snapchat "Yellow Face" lens slapped as offensive

Teen arrested for allegedly spreading terrorist propaganda with messaging app

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

A source says the teenager was charged with 'criminal conspiracy with terrorists' and 'provocation to committing terrorist acts using online communication'

Teen arrested for allegedly spreading terrorist propaganda with messaging app

Pokémon GO is now available in the Philippines

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The much-awaited app can now be installed on your Android or iOS device

Pokémon GO is now available in the Philippines

QUIZ: Which app best describes you?

Jul 23, 2016 - 1:36 PM

If you were an app, what would you be?

QUIZ: Which app best describes you?

Too busy to text: Messaging app Line bets on stickers

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Japan-based Line is betting on those stickers as it kicks off a dual New York-Tokyo stock listing from Thursday, July 14, after an initial public offering worth about $1.3 billion, expected to be one of the year's biggest share sales

Too busy to text: Messaging app Line bets on stickers

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

Evernote limits free users to 2 devices, raises plan prices

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The company is asking 'those people who get the most value from Evernote' to further invest in the company so that everyone can 'reap the benefits that result' from an improved service

Evernote limits free users to 2 devices, raises plan prices

Group chat app Public puts conversations out in the open

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:31 PM

The appropriately named Public calls itself 'a platform for people to chat out loud and share their great conversations with the world'

Group chat app Public puts conversations out in the open

A eulogy for the old Yahoo! Messenger

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:57 PM

In memory of our old, slightly forgotten, soon-to-be retired friend, Yahoo Messenger, here are a few of its features that have endeared it to thousands, if not millions of Filipinos like me

A eulogy for the old Yahoo! Messenger

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

France to launch smartphone 'terror alert' app

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:02 PM

The application, which will be free to download in both French and English, will send users a warning "'in case of a suspected attack'

France to launch smartphone 'terror alert' app

Google reveals messaging app Allo and video calling app Duo

May 19, 2016 - 2:36 AM

The Allo messaging app and Duo video calling app are set to launch in the summer

Google reveals messaging app Allo and video calling app Duo

Viber 6.0 adds end-to-end encryption, hidden chats

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Users of Viber 6.0 and higher will automatically be protected by end-to-end encryption

Viber 6.0 adds end-to-end encryption, hidden chats

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

IN PHOTOS: Angry Jakarta taxi drivers violently protest ride-hailing apps

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Scenes of the protest show the demonstration turned violent as drivers stopped driver of ride-hailing apps to attack them

IN PHOTOS: Angry Jakarta taxi drivers violently protest ride-hailing apps

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

PreFIX PH: An intelligent phonebook app for Filipinos

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:43 PM

PreFIX PH is a free phonebook app that checks your contacts and sorts your numbers by the network it's on, whether it be Globe, Smart, or Sun

PreFIX PH: An intelligent phonebook app for Filipinos

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The security feature is slowly making its way to the 400 million users of the service

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication

Indonesia bans 'gay' emojis on messaging apps

Feb 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

The government threatened messaging apps with gay emojis could be banned from Indonesia

Indonesia bans 'gay' emojis on messaging apps