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Google teases a likely October 4 Pixel event

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Google mirroring last year s October 4 Pixel announcement is likely teasing a new phone for the same date this year

STAY TUNED FOR GOOGLE. Google hints at a big October 4 event. Screen shot of Google webpage.

Google, EU dig in for long anti-trust war

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

The EU accuses Google of favoring its own services in search results and is also examining the search giant s AdSense advertising service and Android software


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

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

MANANG BOLA. The famous Batibot character made an appearance at the app's launch. Photo courtesy of Smart


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

FIND WIFI. Facebook launches the Find WiFi feature globally. Image from Facebook.

Sega brings its classic games to mobile for free

Jun 22, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Sega Forever brings an ever expanding collection of Sega s classic games to iOS and Android phones

SEGA FOREVER. Get classic Sega games for free on iOS and Android. Images from Sega Forever website.

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

New Nokia 3310, Android phones priced for PH market

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The new phones arrive by the end of June 2017 with the Nokia 3 priced at P6 990 the 5 for P9 990 and the 6 for P11 990 The new Nokia 3310 will retail for P2 490

In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

May 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From mobile first Google shifts to an AI first approach looking to rethink all their products and apply machine learning to solve problems

ASSISTANT ON APPLE. Google's voice-enabled AI helper heads to iPhones. Pictured is an artist's rendition and not the actual appearance of the software on the iPhone.

Membangun kota tahu dengan game ‘Tahu Bulat 2’

May 16, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Apa saja yang berbeda di ‘Tahu Bulat 2’?

Foto screenshot dari Tahu Bulat 2

5 aplikasi Android gratis untuk persiapan tes TOEFL

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Mari mengasah kemampuan berbahasa Inggris dengan berbagai aplikasi ini

'Super Mario Run' jumps to Android in March

Jan 20, 2017 - 2:43 PM

After its temporary iOS exclusivity the iconic plumber comes to Android

ANDROID DEBUT. The iconic plumber makes his debut on Android this March. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 9, 2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

DEVOTION. The Black Nazarene procession moves in front of the National Museum as of 9:30 am on Monday, January 9. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Nokia Android smartphone officially unveiled

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Nokia is officially back in the smartphone game with the Nokia 6

NOKIA RETURNS. After months of leaks and teasing, the first official Nokia Android phone is revealed. Photo from HMD Global

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

Nintendo's plans: Have 2 to 3 new mobile games for 2017

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Nintendo s president Tatsumi Kimishima does not say if future mobile offerings will be released simultaneously on iOS and Android

SUPER MARIO RUN. Mario bumps off a goomba in Super Mario Run. Screen shot from game website.

After Super Mario, it's Megaman that's coming to mobile

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

All 6 of the original 8 bit titles come to iOS and Android in January 2017

Nintendo to release Super Mario Run in mobile game test

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The game will start selling in 151 countries and regions later Thursday and will become available on Android based devices at a later date

SUPER MARIO RUN. The iconic character gives Nintendo a boost. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

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

1.3 million Google accounts hacked – report

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The hacks come as a result of users downloading illegitimate apps

GOOLIGAN. Around 13,000 new devices are still being compromised on a daily basis, says reports

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Google responds to a long rapsheet of charges involving Android that the EU filed in April They include the claim that Google used practices such as making manufacturers pre install its search engine as the default in phones

GOOGLE. A Google logo and Android statue are seen at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

Jaybee Sebastian, Marcos burial, Clinton-Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Android gets record 87.5% of smartphone market – survey

Nov 04, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Android s leadership of the global smartphone market looks unassailable at the moment says Strategy Analytics Woody Oh

ANDROID DOMINANT. A picture taken on September 21, 2016 shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google decided to launch a new version of the android operating system called Android 7.0 or Nougat. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/ AFP

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

ALLO! Google's new messaging app is out. Screen shot from YouTube.

South Korea anti-trust agency probes Google – report

Jul 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The probe by the South Korea s Fair Trade Commission FTC is focused on whether Google is unfairly forcing smartphone makers to use its Android operating system

Many fitness trackers leak personal data – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The highest risk comes from devices made by Runtastic Striiv and Xiaomi with 7 to 8 potential vulnerabilities out of 10

FITNESS TRACKER SECURITY. A Striiv Fusion Lite. Screen shot from Striiv website

Pokemon Go’s international rollout paused

Jul 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

The augmented reality game is suffering from congestion and server issues

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

Malware-filled Pokemon Go app out in the wild

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:39 AM

The malware filled version of the app is added to a malicious file repository service at around 9:19 am UTC on July 7 less than 72 hours after the game s initial release in New Zealand and Australia

Filipino ‘trainers’ set out on Pokemon Go journey but...

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Reports of inaccessible servers or non functional gameplay mechanics put a damper on the monster catching dreams of many

Pokemon Go launches in select regions

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Pokemon fans rejoice The Pokemon Go augmented reality game is rolling out in select countries

POKEMON GO. The game has launched in select territories. Screen shot from YouTube.

HummingBad malware affects over 85M Android devices

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:05 PM

For HummingBad malware appropriation the Philippines appears to be the third most affected country with 520 901 people using the malware infected apps

Duterte's cabinet meeting, Istanbul airport attack, Android Nougat | 12PM wRap

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Android N officially named Android Nougat

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Android N finally gets its official dessert related name after a few months in beta

ANDROID NOUGAT. Screen shot from Twitter.

Over $550,000 paid out to Android bug hunters in past year

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The top Android bug bounty researcher earns 75 750 for 26 vulnerability reports

Tap That: Sex ed through a mobile game

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Peiying Feng is developing a mobile game to teach players about sexually transmitted diseases

TAP THAT. A in-development sex-ed game for everyone. Image from Tap That website

Apple, Google locked in battle for supremacy

May 22, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Analysts say Google has been evolving from a pure search engine to a leader in mobile while Apple must find ways to keep its position as innovation leader

Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone

May 07, 2016 - 3:57 AM

As smartphone sales peak in most major markets Apple Samsung and others are being forced to rethink their business models to keep growing and connecting with consumers

BEYOND SMARTPHONES. A visitor walks in front of an advertising of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones during the Galaxy World Tour event in Seoul, South Korea, April 9, 2015 File photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Google faces new EU anti-trust charges

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The tech giant is accused of giving unfair prominence to its own apps and restricting phone manufacturers from installing rival operating systems among others

Facebook Live gets new features, more ways to find live videos

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:26 PM

From live reactions to a worldwide live map check out the new features here

YouTube Gaming app now available in the Philippines

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Android users of the app can also record and livestream mobile gameplay directly from their phone or tablet through YouTube Gaming

YOUTUBE GAMING IN THE PH. Screenshots from the author's phone showing the startup process for the YouTube Gaming app.

Vivo launches V3, V3 Max smartphones

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The V3 and V3 Max smartphones launched at an event in India will also be heading to the Philippines

VIVO'S NEW PHONES. Vivo India CEO Mr. Feng and an IPL official hold the latest offering from Vivo. Image from Vivo Philippines Facebook page

Vivo Mobile heads to PH with the Vivo Y51

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Vivo enters the Philippine smartphone market with its initial offering: the Vivo Y51

VIVO Y51. Image from Vivo Mobile.

Musicians' site SoundCloud starts subscription service

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:19 AM

The Berlin based company says the new SoundCloud Go initially available only in the United States will offer unlimited listening without advertisements and allow subscribers to save music to listen when offline

SOUNDCLOUD GO. SoundCloud announces its subscription service for the US. Image from SoundCloud.

Encrypted email provider Protonmail launches publicly, brings apps

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The company is launching its end to end encrypted email service in light of what it calls an increasing trend towards more and more surveillance around the world

PROTONMAIL. Privacy-minded email users have a new option when it comes to encrypted emails. Image from ProtonMail.

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

Developers get early look at new Android software

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The developer preview of the N release of Android versions of which have historically been named after sweet treats should help Google have it ready for device makers by the middle of the year

ANDROID N. Image from Gogole.

PH among Facebook Lite's top 100M monthly active users

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Coming in at less than 1MB in filesize Facebook Lite is meant for users who don t have the best connections

FACEBOOK LITE. This Infographic from Facebook shows how far Facebook's little app has reached.

Google opens US access to mobile phone service Project Fi

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Nexus smartphone users across the US can now sign up for Project Fi without waiting for an invite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: The new Nexus 5X phone is displayed during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its 2015 smartphone lineup, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software features. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

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 APP. The Mind Museum hopes to augment its museum-going experience with the app.

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 with tons of contacts. In-Phone screenshot from PreFIX PH.