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'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

May 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?

Photo from Huawei

360/OS: A 360 degree experience on all things open source

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Building digital resilience against fake news

WhatsApp ending BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone support

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:51 AM

While users of BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 can still use WhatsApp, some features may stop working, and users will be unable to make new accounts or reverify their accounts on the operating systems mentioned

High Sierra flaw lets in anyone onto a Mac as admin

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Apple is working on a software fix to the issue, but advises people to set a root password in the meantime to prevent unauthorized access

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

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

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Watch the evening newscast here on Rappler

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

Reminder: Free Windows 10 upgrades end July 29

Jul 04, 2016 - 4:15 PM

An anniversary update for Windows 10 is also slated for August 2 so those who want access to that will want to upgrade sooner rather than later

ANNIVERSARY UPDATE. Windows 10's anniversary update is coming on August 2. Screen shot from Microsoft.

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

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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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.

Annual Apple developers gathering set for June

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:30 PM

WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift and building apps and products for iOS OS X watchOS and tvOS

epa04922586 Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus during an Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA, 09 September 2015. Media reports indicate a launch of updated iPhone models, updated iPads and a new Apple TV are expected at the event titled in an invitation from Apple as 'Hey Siri, give us a hint.' EPA/MONICA DAVEY

Rumor: Apple's OS X to be rebranded as MacOS?

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

A change in the branding would make MacOS in line with its cousins – tvOS iOS and watchOS

REBRANDING? Is Apple planning to change the branding on its computer operating system? Image from Apple.com

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.

Samsung pushing Android 6.0 to its latest phones

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the first two devices that will be getting the Android 6 0 Marshmallow upgrade

Mozilla to kill Firefox smartphone operating system

Feb 04, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Mozilla developer George Roter says the company sets its plan to end of life support for smartphones after the Firefox OS 2 6 release

FIREFOX OS. The operating system fails to gain traction in mobile devices. Screen shot from Mozilla.

Apple's Safari browser conks out worldwide on iOS, OS X

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:49 PM

Users reporting the issue on Reddit suggest turning Safari Suggestions off as a workaround till a fix can be implemented

SAFARI BROWSER ISSUES. Safari may not be the best way to see the sites today, until Apple can fix an issue with the browser. Screen shot from Safari webpage.

2016 Google I/O conference slated for May 18-20

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:17 PM

The Google I O development conference gives Android developers their first look at the future of Android

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Vietnamese startup community in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 22, 2015. Photo by Minh Hoang/EPA

North Korea's Redstar OS brings totalitarianism to computing

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:24 PM

RedStar takes Linux s open source development but strips away the rationale behind Linux and computing in general

Mac vulnerability, space lettuce, Lexus Hoverboard | SciTech4u

Aug 13, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Brace yourselves Mac users – OS X is no longer immune from viruses

Researchers discover password-stealing exploits for iOS, OS X

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

An academic paper from researchers at Indiana University Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology explains the exploit in further detail

What's new: OS X, iOS 9, watchOS 2 at #WWDC15

Jun 09, 2015 - 4:50 AM

Here are the highlights of the unveiling for each of Apple s operating systems

Google previews Android M features at Google I/O

May 29, 2015 - 2:15 AM

Dave Burke Vice President of Android Engineering at Google explains these improvements in terms of app permissions web experience app links mobile payments fingerprint support and power management

GOOGLE I/O. Screen shot from Google live stream.

IOS 9, OS X 10.11 to focus on quality

May 23, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Insiders spill the goods on the future of Apple’s operating systems and the company s older devices

APPLE. The company's logo at an Apple Store in Washington, DC, USA, 27 January 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Space cargo crash, non-singles on Tinder, #MayPac in social media | SciTech4u

May 11, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Trying to find the love of your life on Tinder? Think again That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference set for June 8-12

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website now through April 17


#PugadBaboy: Back to 2015 punchline 3

Jan 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Microsoft patches big Windows Schannel vulnerability

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Microsoft does not explain the exploit further aside from noting that it allows an attacker to remotely execute code on a computer without requiring an authorized account

iPhone malware, #TechRapSearch candidates (TechRap)

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A new malware targets iPhone and Mac users and take a look at the candidates for TechRapSearch

New WireLurker malware targets Chinese iPhone users

Nov 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Palo Alto Networks calls WireLurker the biggest in scale malware it has seen with 467 infected applications affecting potentially hundreds of thousands of users in China

Android Lollipop, iPad Air 2 (TechRap)

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Google introduces Android Lollipop Apple reveals iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 And Filipinos involved in DOTA2 match fixing scandal

Microsoft patches Sandworm vulnerability

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The vulnerability allows for someone to remotely execute code on another s computer if a user opens a compromised file with a specially crafted OLE object

Apple releases OS X Bash bug update

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:45 PM

There are Bash updates for the Lion Mountain Lion and Mavericks Apple OS types

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

Sep 20, 2014 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED A health and human rights director describes the shutdown as more of a publicity stunt than a health intervention

A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014. Tanya Bindra/EPA

Ebola: Sierra Leone streets deserted as shutdown begins

Sep 19, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Ose to Ose Ebola Tok – House to House Ebola Talk in the widely spoken Krio language – will see more than 7 000 volunteer teams of four visiting the country s 1 5 million homes over the coming days

A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014. Tanya Bindra/EPA

Viber update brings video calls to iOS, Android

Sep 11, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The mobile update – Viber 5 0 – enables video calling on the Android and iOS versions of Viber as well as on updated Windows and OS X versions of the app

VIBER. Viber gets video calls. Image from Viber.

China confirms Microsoft probe for monopoly actions

Jul 29, 2014 - 7:01 PM

China s State Administration for Industry and Commerce says it has set up a case to investigate Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions

MONOPOLY? A file picture dated 06 January 2010 shows the Microsoft booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Andrew Gombert/EPA

The best of iOS 8 (TechRap)

Jun 09, 2014 - 12:48 PM

New Apple software brings Macs and iPhones closer

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Versions of the new generation operating systems are now available to developers at the conference These won t be publicly released until closer to year s end

WWDC. Apple CEO Tim Cook waves to the audience after his keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA, June 2, 2014. John Mabanglo/EPA

TechRap: Most memorable Nokia phones of all time

Apr 27, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Goodbye Nokia Microsoft changes phone giant name to Microsoft Mobile WhatsApp still no 1 and the most notable Nokia phones of all time

Palarong Pambansa debut puts wrestling on PH map

Apr 26, 2014 - 12:58 AM

The inclusion of wrestling in the Palarong Pambansa took much lobbying but now one of the world s oldest combat sports looks to make its name in the Philippines

BEYOND THE MAT. Wrestling traces its roots to Biblical times. The sport will make its long-awaited debut on Palarong Pambansa this year. Photo by Martin Alipaz/EPA

Apple opens OS X Mavericks Beta to all

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Known as the OS X Beta Seed Program the initiative lets users run pre release builds of Apple s computer operating system Mac OS

BETA TESTERS. Apple is opening the floodgates for OS X beta testing with a new program. Screen shot from Beta Seed website

Samsung reveals leather-clad Chromebook 2 notebooks

Mar 04, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Google and Samsung release a high end Chromebook that shares the same faux leather design of new Samsung smartphones and tablets

TechRap: Mobile World Congress 2014 roundup

Mar 03, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Highlights from Mobile World Congress From a 25 smartphone running FireFox OS To the latest 800 smartphones from Sony and Samsung

Can ZTE go sub-$50 with Open C and Open II Firefox phones?

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:34 PM

ZTE goes after emerging markets with the release of these two budget smartphones that run the latest version of FireFox OS

Apple release security fix for Mac computers

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:54 AM

The updates for Mac OS follow Friday s February 21 release of a security update for the iOS 7 mobile operating system used on the iPhone and iPad

LG Chromebase, world's first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:57 AM

LG partners with Google to create the world s first all in one desktop computer that run s Google s browser based ChromeOS Rappler goes hands on with the new device at CES 2014

Rappler goes live on LINE

Nov 19, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Rappler now has an official account on LINE Learn how to add the Rappler account to your friends list in the article

Fashion, shape in black and white

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Fashion s just right in black and white

SIMPLICITY. Less is more. Photography by Paco Guerrero

Mavericks data loss issues plague external drives

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:55 PM

OS X Mavericks users with external drives affected by data loss issues

TechRap: Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Get Google custom URLs use electronic devices on a planes and what s new in Windows 8 1 and OS X 10 9 Mavericks