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Steve Nash's Apple appearance is this year's Shigeru Miyamoto moment

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Steve Nash introduces the Homecourt app, which tracks a basketball player's shots and other factors such as release angle and leg angle


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Sep 13, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Parents will be able to impose time limits on apps from games and news to social media and messaging that children use, and will able to designate "down time" for themselves too

APP LIMITS. Apple's app limitation system combines with its parental controls to provide everyone with a means of controlling their usage, or that of a loved one's obsession with technoloy. Screen shot from WWDC 2018 livestream


New Apple smartwatch boasts ECG function, fall detection

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:09 AM

The watch comes to stores in the United States with a starting price tag of $399 on September 21

MORE CAPABLE. The Series 4 Apple Watch has ECG scanning and fall detection capabilities. Photo from Apple


iPhones now dual-sim capable with the XS and XS Max

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:46 AM

The iPhone XS starts at $999 while the XS Max starts at $1,099

DUAL-SIM. The XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to have a dual-sim feature. Screenshot from Apple presentation


With iPhone XR, Apple says goodbye to bezels, legacy design

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:20 AM

It sports a new screen called 'liquid retina'

XR. Apple says goodbye to the bezeled era with the entry-level XR. Photo from Apple


At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:05 AM

Check out Apple's announcements at a glance!

Here's how you can watch Apple's September 2018 keynote event

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Apple is livestreaming its keynote on Twitter for the first time ever!


What to expect: Apple's iPhone launch for 2018

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Apple is expected to unveil 3 new iPhone models this year and we’re rounding up what to expect during Apple's latest keynote

NEW IPHONES! A man takes a photo before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson / AFP

Apple takes down popular Mac utility app that stole users’ browser data

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Adware Doctor secretly records users’ app data and browser history and sends it to a server in China

Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says tariffs would hurt products

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The tariffs are top of mind for Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has personally lobbied Trump for months on issues of taxes and trade

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


EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Officials say Shazam's data would not increase Apple's ability to target customers, and the app was of 'limited importance' as an entry point to rival streaming services

UK demands action from tech giants over online child abuse

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:49 PM

'I've been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation,' British interior minister Sajid Javid says

Apple admits iPhone 8 logic board defect, sets up replacement program

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:14 PM

If your iPhone 8 has been having random restarts and screen freezes, it might be one of the 'very small percentage' of units Apple claims as having a defective logic board

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Three new iPhone models are expected to be revealed

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Under-fire Apple removes 25,000 apps in China

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Apple removed 25,000 apps suspected of facilitating gambling and illegal lotteries, state broadcaster CCTV reports, emphasizing there was still work to be done.

APPLE'S CHINA WOES. 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

U.S. gov't asked Facebook to help wiretap Messenger – report

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The case is reminiscent of Apple's case in 2016 when the FBI asked it to break into a locked iPhone for an investigation

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Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Apple and Facebook delete content of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Alex Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being 'actors' in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, the social network says

Upcoming iPhones might not come with headphone dongle – report

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:11 PM

If you're considering using your wired headphones with this year's iPhones, you may need to purchase the dongle separately

IPHONE 7. This file photo taken on September 7, 2016 shows the iPhone 7 is seen on display during an Apple media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Apple shines in history-making style, despite some bruises

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Apple's strict stance on protecting user privacy solidifies their reputation – especially during in an era when data privacy issues have become humongous concerns

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


These tech giants are the world's top 5 in stock value

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Apple leads in the profits column by a mile with $48.4 billion in 2017. Microsoft comes in at a far second with $16.6 billion in its 2018 fiscal year, and Facebook at third with $15.9 billion


Milestones: Apple's road to being a trillion-dollar enterprise

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:41 AM

Nearing bankruptcy in 1997, Microsoft lends Apple a helping hand in the form of a $150M cash injection. About 21 years later, Apple becomes the first trillion-dollar company, surpassing its benefactor

JOBS. This file photo taken on January 9, 2007 at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco, California shows the late Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone, then revolutionary for being just about half-an-inch (1.3 centimeters) thick, its touchscreen, and combining phone functionalities, internet capability an MP3 player, and a two megapixel digital camera. File photo by Tony Avelar/AFP


Apple is world's first trillion-dollar company

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:29 AM

US tech companies make up the top 5 most valuable enterprises based on share prices. Behind Apple are Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook.

NEW HEIGHTS. On Thursday, August 2, US time, the technology company and iPhone maker became the first American public company to cross $1 trillion in value. Apple stock is up more than 20% this year. Pictured is the Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market – IDC

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones worldwide, second only to Samsung's 71.5 million, and ahead of Apple's 41.3 million, IDC reports

NOVA 3. Huawei's flagship devices launched earlier in the year have seen some excellent reviews, owing to their distinctive design, and industry-leading cameras. The recently launched Nova 3 approximates the flagship P20 series, making high-end technologies more accessible in an increasingly competitive market. Photo from Huawei

Apple quarterly profit leaps in 'best June quarter ever'

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:52 AM

Apple reports that it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the recently ended quarter, just shy of the 42 million figure anticipated by analysts

HISTORICAL MONEY. Apple flirts with a history-making, trillion-dollar market value based on its share price. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Images of alleged upsized iPhone X emerge online

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:28 AM

Alongside it is the 'midrange iPhone' which will reportedly sport a 6.1-inch LCD screen

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple inches closer to $1-T market value with earnings on the horizon

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:05 PM

A 7% rise in share price following the earnings report will make Apple the first trillion-dollar company

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


iPad Pros without headphone jacks could be coming – report

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The iPad's dimensions will reportedly shrink to accommodate a new full-screen display/ The headphone jack may also be getting the boot.

Apple fixes a bug that made its new MacBook Pros run slower than advertised

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Apple confirms a bug that made MacBook Pros run slow – unless they were in a freezer

Photo from Apple


TS Henry, Federalism, Boracay, Apple emojis | Evening wRap

Jul 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Apple celebrates 'World Emoji Day' with 70 new emojis

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Jeremy Burge, the creator of this annual celebration and founder of emojipedia.org, has said in the past that he chose July 17 because the Apple calendar emoji shows the said date


Apple launches $300M 'green' fund for China suppliers

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Apple is pushing for greener processes in China where most of their products are assembled

APPLE. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast.

PRO UPGRADES. Apple says the new Pros will deliver faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation. Photo from Apple


Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming – report

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Three new iPhones are expected this year: a 6.1-inch entry level model, a 6.5-inch 'plus' version, and an upgraded iPhone X

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming this year are expected to come at several price points but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo


Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The 7-year-old legal battle comes to an end with an undisclosed settlement between the world's two biggest smartphone makers

MARATHON BATTLE. Samsung and Apple finally settle legal battles involving now-vintage Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. iPhone and Galaxy photos from Apple and Samsung


Apple acknowledges Macbook keyboard problem, extends warranty and repairs

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The extended warranty now covers models up to four years after it was first bought from retail.

MACBOOK. Apple is extending warranty coverage for Macbooks with problematic keyboards. Screenshot of the Macbook Pro from Apple website

Apple fined millions in Australia for false iPhone claims

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'The court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the consumer guarantees ceasing to apply, or the consumer's right to a remedy being extinguished,' ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court says

FINES. A picture shows the Apple logo outside the Apple store in Covent Garden in London August 30, 2016. File photo by Daniel Lean-Olivas/AFP

Bitcoin 'whales' and market manipulation, plus 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:19 PM

From bitcoin's silently powerful minority directing the value of the cryptocurrency to cyberattacks against Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Top 4 announcements at Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Apple shows off iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and new features for watchOS

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

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Jun 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

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Rounding up the features of iOS 12

Jun 05, 2018 - 5:40 AM

Apple's iOS 12 is bringing new functionality to iPhones, such as Group FaceTime, Siri Shortcuts and Memojis

WWDC 2018. A man takes a photo before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Centerin San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP

Apple's latest macOS update is called Mojave

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Apple's latest MacOS update ends a so-called '4-year mountain bender' and adds plenty of quality of life changes and additional features

MOJAVE. Mac OS heads to the desert with new features and a new name. Screenshot from livestream

Apple's iOS 12 gets Group Facetime

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:31 AM

Group Facetime will allow up to 32 people to go on a Facetime call at the same time.

GROUP FACETIME. Up to 32 people can now engage in a Facetime call at one time. Screenshot from livestream

Apple's iOS 12 will run on devices supporting iOS 11

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:44 AM

Apple's newest mobile operating system update will work on older devices – including the iPhone 6 family – with the update reportedly improving the performance of iOS on older devices

FASTER. The iOS 12 update is meant to provide faster performance for older devices, as any Apple device supporting iOS 11 will support iOS 12. Screenshot from livestream.

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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

Galaxy S10 and future iPhone X to feature 3 rear cameras – report

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:40 PM

No details are revealed as to what the third sensor would do for the rumored phones

THREE-CAMERA PHONES. Samsung and Apple to be said to be working on their iteration of a phone setup with 3 rear cameras. Screen shot from Huawei website.

Telegram says Apple cleared path for app update

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Telegram chief Pavel Durov, in a tweet, thanks Apple and the California-based company's top executive Tim Cook for 'letting us deliver the latest version of @telegram to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks'

TELEGRAM. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP