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Trump says Apple 'has to help' on police access to encrypted phones

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in 4 years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks with President of the Kurdistan Regional government during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

CEO Tim Cook sees pay ebb along with Apple performance

Jan 04, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Tim Cook's 2019 incentive bonus, which is tied to Apple's performance, tallies at about $7.7 million compared with $12 million in 2018

TIM COOK. Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

5G laptops, 8K TVs, the return of Apple: What to expect at CES 2020

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The world's biggest consumer tech conference is just around the corner. Here's a preview.

U.S. tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The case is lodged on December 15 in the name of 14 unidentified victims, who are members of the families of children killed in tunnel collapses, as well as children maimed as they worked

COBALT CULPABILITY. A child and a woman break rocks extracted from a cobalt mine at a copper quarry and cobalt pit in Lubumbashi on May 23, 2016. Photo by Junior Kannah/AFP

Russia makes local apps mandatory on smartphones

Dec 03, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The legislation, which will take effect in July 2020, is aimed at promoting Russian-made software. But it has been dubbed the 'anti-Apple' law because it would force the US tech giant to pre-install non-Apple software on its products.

Apple to 'carefully' examine Crimea map controversy

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We are going to study more carefully the question of designating disputed borders in our services,' Apple says

CRIMEA. An illustration picture taken on November 28, 2019 in Moscow shows an Apple map with the Crimea peninsula on a smartphone screen. AFP photo

Ukraine slams Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:21 PM

'@Apple, please, please, stick to high-tech and entertainment. Global politics is not your strong side,' Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko says on Twitter

Apple bans vaping apps from App Store

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Apple says it agrees with the assessment of US health experts who called the spread of e-cigarette and vaping products 'a public health crisis and a youth epidemic'

HEALTH HAZARD. In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018, a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

U.S. poet Emily Dickinson gets a 21st century reboot on Apple TV+

Nov 02, 2019 - 2:44 PM

'Dickinson' takes a look at the life of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, played by 22-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld

Unboxing: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Apple's latest iPhones have arrived. We unbox them here!

IPHONE 11. The new Iphones are now available in the Philippines


Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Apple seeks to attract viewers from a massive worldwide customer base of approximately 1.4 billion active iOS device users

OPRAH. Oprah Winfrey has 2 new documentaries on sexual harassment in the workplace and mental health coming to Apple TV+


Smartphone sales see modest rebound after 2-year slump – survey

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Strong pricing competition, larger screens, and 5G connectivity are said to be among reasons for the recovery

SMARTPHONES. Samsung phones on display during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Apple beats profit forecasts amid growth in services, wearables

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Growth in digital services and wearables help offset slower iPhone sales

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iPhone’s Slofies coming to a Samsung Galaxy near you

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The slow-motion selfie feature is said to be heading to Galaxy S10 devices through a new Android Pie update

SAMSUNG'S OWN 'SLOFIES.' Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone is displayed at a telecom shop in Seoul on October 8, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Apple announces the AirPods Pro for P14,990

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:06 AM

It arrives on October 30 in the US and 25 other countries and regions

AIRPODS PRO. Photo from Apple


IN PHOTOS: Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Oct 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Check out the happenings at Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Photo by Angelo Gonzales


Google streaming game service Stadia debuts on November 19

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It will be priced at $9.99 per month and compete against Apple Arcade

STADIA. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller as he speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


The iPhone SE2 may be priced at $399 – analyst

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the iPhone SE2 will be priced the same as the iPhone SE when it came out

iPhone SE2 coming 2020 – report

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Aside from the iPhone SE2, the report says a new iPad Pro and an augmented reality headset are in the works

A NEW IPHONE SE? A new version of the iPhone SE may be heading to stores in 2020. Image from Apple.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Apple's pulling of HKmap.live is blasted as bowing to China and comes as high-profile brands come under pressure from communist authorities over perceived support for democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong

Apple releases Philippine prices for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The base iPhone 11 model starts at P47,990

Screenshot from Apple live stream


China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of Hong Kong protesters

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:08 PM

An opinion piece in the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, highlights a transport app available on Apple's store that it alleges helps protesters identify police in Hong Kong

CHINA WARNS APPLE. A man takes pictures using the latest iPhone model outside an Apple store in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on September 20, 2019. Photo by AFP

iPhone 11 pre-orders at Globe, Smart start on October 18

Oct 08, 2019 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Pricing for Apple's iPhone 11 series has not yet been revealed by either telco

APPLE 11 PRO. The new Apple 11 Pro is seen on display during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


iPhone 11 to arrive October 25 in the Philippines

Oct 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Expect prices to be announced soon

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple livestream


New tricks: What are iOS 13’s most useful new features?

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Here’s a quick list of worthwhile additions in Apple’s latest mobile software update, from the much-awaited dark mode to enhanced privacy settings

IOS 13. The newest version of Apple's operating system for iPhones is now available for download. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Apple Arcade could boost ranks of video game players

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Apple Arcade differs from rivals by offering unlimited access for a flat monthly fee to more than 100 exclusive games uninterrupted by ads or microtransactions

APPLE ARCADE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:19 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The EU's tax demand, made 3 years ago, 'defies reality and common sense,' Apple's lawyer Daniel Beard tells the EU's lower General Court

APPLE. This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. File photo by Barielle Lurie/AFP


Apple Watch Series 3 price down to P11,990

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Series 3's price goes down from P17,990

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iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11: Which should you get?

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The XR is now priced cheaper, while the 11 boasts fancy new camera tricks and the latest Apple processor

iPhone XR Philippine price down to P40,990

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also get price cuts

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Apple TV+ debuts in the Philippines on November 1

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:07 AM

Apple enters the online streaming market

APPLE TV+. Screenshot from Apple


Apple Arcade arrives September 20 in the Philippines for P249 a month

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:40 AM

Apple will be offering a one-month free trial for the games subscription service

APPLE ARCADE. Photo from Apple


Apple unveils iPhone 11 models, with price cut

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:57 AM

The cheapest iPhone 11 retails for $699, which is $50 cheaper than last year's budget iPhone XR

Things and objects the iPhone 11 cameras have been compared to

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:38 AM

Anime eyes, spider eyes, shavers, stoves – you name it, and Twitter's got it

IPHONE 11 PRO. Photo from Apple


Everything Apple announced at its September 2019 event

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:01 AM

Check out our list of announcements from Apple's September 2019 event!

What’s Apple announcing aside from new iPhones at their September 2019 event?

Sep 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A new Apple Watch, and specific details on Apple TV+ and Arcade are some of the things we're hoping to hear about at Apple's iPhone event

ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Apple streams one of their events on YouTube for the 1st time

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New iPhones to share limelight as Apple revs up services

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:03 PM

About a third of the 900 million iPhone users around the world are in an upgrade 'window,' meaning a strong potential for handset sales, according to analyst Dan Ives.

Screenshot from Apple livestream


iPhone to share the spotlight with services at Apple's big event

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Current speculation is that Apple will introduce 3 upgraded iPhones, including Pro models, and a successor to its more affordable iPhone XR

THE NEXT BIG THING. In this file photo taken on June 03, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. File photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP

iPhone 11: Expected specs, features, price

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Apple's latest iPhone offerings will be revealed on September 10

APPLE. In this file photo, a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Aug 30, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Google reports a two-year iPhone hacking operation that exposed user photos, live user location information, and other data


Next iPhone expected to be unveiled September 10

Aug 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Mark your calendars, Apple fans

IPHONE. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square in San Francisco, California.Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


Apple loosens grip on iPhone repair work

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The change comes in the face of criticism that the iPhone maker's tight grip on where repair work could be done was unfair

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Apple apologizes for listening to Siri talk, sets new rules

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Apple will allow its employees to review conversations only from customers who opt into the 'Siri grading' program to improve the voice recognition technology

SIRI. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

PSA: McDonald’s Twister Fries are back, and we're ready

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Other limited edition items like the Ebi Burger and Teriyaki Samurai Burger are back, too – plus a new Fuji Apple McFreeze

U.S. tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:47 AM

France's levy has been criticized in Washington for departing from precedent on taxing revenue instead of profits and for targeting a narrow group of companies

GAFA. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA, named after US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


How to use Smart carrier billing on the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases

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Next iPhone to have 'Pro' version, shatter-proof body

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models this September, 2 of which are going to reportedly have 'Pro' in its name

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Apple debuts credit card in U.S. as it readies TV+ launch

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Apple Card has features that could shake up the credit card industry include not charging fees, giving users cash back on purchases, and providing tools for people to better manage their debt

APPLE CARD. Image from Apple