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Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant generation of teens and adults

JEAN TWENGE. San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge poses in San Diego, California, on September 17, 2018. Photo by Julie Charpentrat/AFP

Samsung's foldable phone to cost $1,770, slated for March 2019 – report

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The device will be called the Galaxy F, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency

Xiaomi bringing Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8 Pro to PH

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both Xiaomi's Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro will go on sale on Lazada and Shopee on November 11, with Mi Authorized Stores to have them soon after

Xiaomi debuts in London with Mi 8 Pro

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:37 AM

Xiaomi also announces that it will open an official Mi Store in London on November 18

Photo from Xiaomi


OPPO R17 Pro priced at P38,990

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The phone is expected to land in PH stores on November 24

OPPO R17. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Little-known company unveils own foldable phone days before Samsung

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Royole shows a device with a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen that folds 180 degrees

iPhone XR arrives November 16 in PH via Globe

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Pre-orders will begin on November 9

Promotional material from Globe


LOOK: Leaked Asus phone moves notch to the right

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The device, said to be the ZenFone 6, is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress this February

Screenshot from HDBlog International/YouTube

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand – report

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Budget-conscious buyers are going for last year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus instead


U.S. phone owners holding on to old devices far longer than ever – study

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The study suggests that U.S. phone owners would wait almost 3 years to make an upgrade

iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime rolls out on Wednesday

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

With the new update, FaceTime now supports 32 concurrent participants, up from 2


OPPO R17 Pro impressions: Highlights low-light photography

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The device flaunts a triple rear camera setup which consists of a 12MP, 20MP, and 3D camera

OPPO R17 PRO. All photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Asus' ROG gaming phone arrives in PH for P49,995

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:58 PM

A 512GB variant is also going for P61,995

JOYSTICK ATTACHMENT. The ROG Phone comes with a variety of accessories including this joystick attachment, sold separately. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Xiaomi's new Mi MIX 3 has a sliding back, 10GB of RAM

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The back slides up to reveal the front cameras, a design choice that allowed Xiaomi to increase the screen-to-body ratio to 93.4%

POP-UP CAMERA. The Mi MIX 3's back slides up to reveal the front cameras. All photos from Xiaomi


Huawei Mate 20 Pro priced at P49,990

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The standard Mate 20 will go for P40,990

MATE 20 Pro. Photo from Huawei


Every major announcement at the Huawei Mate 20 launch

Oct 16, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Huawei's new consumer products for the final quarter of the year have been announced

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter.


iPhone XS, XS Max available on Globe on October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Pre-orders start on October 19

IPHONE X S and X S Max, Screenshot from livestream.


Honor 8X with midrange Kirin 710 chip priced at P12,990

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The phone officially becomes available on October 18

8X. Honor's new budget midranger launches for P12,990. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Google Pixel 3 derided for notch by netizens

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:23 AM

Online, dislike for the notch is resurrected as Google's new phone launches

Screenshot from Google


Google's Pixel 3 can answer calls for you

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:25 AM

Its 'Call Screen' feature is essentially a smart answering machine for the mobile generation

Screenshot from Google


iPhone XS, XS Max owners report charging problems

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Some models reportedly refuse to charge while in sleep mode and when the screen is off

Screenshot from Apple


Here’s how Huawei's Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are shaping up

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, is rumored to have an extremely small teardrop notch and a square camera module.

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter.

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


U.S. teens prefer remote chats to face-to-face meeting – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The last time the same survey was conducted in 2012, meeting face-to-face hit 49%, far ahead of texting's 33%

Photo from Shutterstock


Photo of Nokia phone with 5 rear cameras surfaces

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:05 PM

It’s not clear what all the lenses will actually do

NOKIA. The headquarters of Finnish telecommunication network company Nokia are pictured in Espoo, Finland on April 27, 2017. File photo by Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AFP

Samsung to debut new features in mid-range models first – executive

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The company reportedly wants to boost sales of its mid-range devices as sales of flagships slow down

Photo by Alex dela Cruz/Rappler


Executive shows Xiaomi phone with 5G signal

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Xiaomi could be the first to launch a 5G-ready phone

5G-READY. A 5G label appears in the signal indicator of the phone. Photo from Donovan Sung/Twitter


Google event on October 9 expected to star new Pixel phone

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:37 AM

An Android-powered smartwatch may be unveiled as well

GOOGLE. Google's New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Google researchers say tech industry has fueled 'attention crisis'

Sep 06, 2018 - 6:18 PM

A paper by Google's own user-experience researchers provides an overall picture of the reasons people feel the need to be in constant contact with their phones

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP


Here's how Google's Pixel 3 phones are shaping up

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Like many 2018 phones, the XL version of the Pixel 3 is expected to carry a notch

PIXEL 2. Photo from Google.


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


Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 is now the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The 64GB variant will retail at P17,990 while the 128GB version will hit stores at P19,990

POCOPHONE F1. Pocophone is Xiaomi's new budget sub-brand featuring phones that are packaged even more affordably than Xiaomi's own value-packed units. Photo from Xiaomi


Duterte shares his struggles with smartphones, Viber

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

For the septuagenarian President, the struggle with technology is real

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates United States of America President-elect Donald Trump through a phone call at Legaspi Suites in Davao City on December 3, 2016. Photo by Richard Madelo/PPD

Blue light from phone screens may gradually cause blindness – study

Aug 13, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Those who want to protect their eyes are advised to avoid staring at their mobile phones or tablets in the dark

First impressions: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The new Note tops out at a whopping P75,990 for the 512GB version

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Samsung shows off the Galaxy Note 9

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Its S-Pen now has remote control functions

Taking photos with the reigning Dxomark champ, the Huawei P20 Pro

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Will it be toppled by upcoming flagships from Samsung, Apple and Google in the final stretch of 2018?

FLASHY. The P20 Pro features one of the most striking colors, 'twilight,' seen in 2018 smartphones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 promotional video leaks ahead of launch

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Its storage will be expandable up to 1 terabyte, according to the video

NOTE 9. Days before the reveal, the new Samsung flagship leaks in what appears to be a promotional video. Screenshot from Ben Schoon/Twitter


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


Google sets limit to number of notches on Android P devices

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Notch cutouts can only be placed on the top or bottom side

NOTCH RULES. Google, anticipating possible notch design variations, places stricter rules. Pictured is a Huawei Nova 3i. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


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

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


Huawei launches quad-camera Nova 3, Nova 3i

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Nova 3i is now available for P15,990 while the Nova 3 will hit stores soon at the starting price of P25,990

What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the EU

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The European Union's $5 billion anti-trust fine challenges the core of Google's Android licensing model, possibly leading to more expensive Android devices

Image from Samsung


Xiaomi Mi 8 now in the PH for P25,990

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:30 PM

New budget phones, the 6 and 6A, are also announced

Huawei Nova 3i quick review: Its P20-like design is a winner

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The quad-camera-sporting Huawei Nova 3i launches on July 28 at the starting price of P15,990

CURVATURE. The design language of the premium P20 phones trickle to Huawei's new midrange offering, the Nova 3i. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: A peek inside Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Check out what we saw in our tour of Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, including a peek inside their campus, said to be over 140 hectares large

SHENZHEN TOUR. One of Huawei's buildings at its Ox Horn campus. Photos by Kyle Chua.

Oppo Find X priced at P49,990

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:50 PM

It's a bold step from Oppo, jumping from the budget league to premium territory

FIND X. The cameras pop up from the top portion of the phone, which allowed Oppo to remove the 'notch' as seen on the iPhone X and lots of other Android phones thereafter. It achieved a 93.8% screen-to-body ratio because of this, among the highest today, if not the highest. Photo from Oppo