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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


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Mario Kart Tour' out now on iOS, Android

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

You can now play Mario Kart on your mobile

Photo from Nintendo/official Mario Kart Tour website


Huawei Mate 30 series: Impressive new tricks, no Google apps

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The new Huawei flagships have great new hardware and features, but the event officially confirms that they won't come with Google apps

MATE 30 PRO. Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube


The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a 19,000-peso phone with a Snapdragon 855 chipset

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Lands in Mi Authorized stores on Saturday, September 14

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 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


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

Screenshot from Apple


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


Huawei phone with same chipset as flagship P30 to retail for P18,990

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Like Xiaomi, Huawei releases a phone with a flagship chipset

NOVA 5T. Photo from Huawei


Buyer’s guide: July and August 2019 phones

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Notable releases include Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy Note 10 phones and the Xiaomi Mi A3, the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

All photos from respective manufacturers


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

Photo from Apple


Huawei Mate 30 may not launch with Google apps – report

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Google says the trade exemption doesn't apply to new products including the Mate 30

Photo from Shutterstock


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

Screenshot from Apple website


Despite new HarmonyOS, Huawei intends to stick to Android for its phones

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Huawei says HarmonyOS is not necessarily an alternative to Android and iOS but one that's attempting to predict how consumers will be interacting with technologies years from now

512GB Note 10+ pre-orders come with Samsung UHD Smart TV

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Pre-orders begin Friday, August 9

NOTE 10. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Galaxy Note 10 price starts at P53,990

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It’s P2,000 cheaper than last year’s base Note 9 variant

NOTE 10. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app disabled due to vulnerability

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The vulnerability lets other people listen to another person's iPhone without consent

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Screenshot from livestream.


LOOK: The Nintendo Switch Lite Pokémon edition

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:56 PM

It features illustrations of two new Legendary Pokémon at the back

POKEMON EDITION. Photo by Nintendo


Buyer's guide: Phones of June 2019

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Notable releases include Oppo’s new flagship, the Reno 10x Zoom, and the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone yet, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

XIAOMI MI9T. All photos from respective manufacturers

Taguig court orders arrest of Nicko Falcis

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Kris Aquino's former business manager has been charged with violation of the Access Devices Regulation Act

NICKO FALCIS. A warrant of arrest has been issued against Kris Aquino's former business manager. Screenshot from Nicko Falcis' Instagram account

Highlights: OPPO Innovation Event 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Expect OPPO's first 5G phone in the second quarter of this year

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Virtual reality makes splash, but it's not ready for prime time

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Even with impressive visuals, virtual reality appears to be in the slow lane toward mass adoption, according to analysts and industry attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show

VIRTUAL REALITY AT CES 2019. Attendees take a virtual reality tour at the Intel booth at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Ex-cop arrested in Northern Samar over possession of IED

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found

Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Data gleaned from Portal use could, technically, be used in ads on Facebook-owned services, but it's unclear if the company will go ahead and do so

Man throws explosive device by U.S. embassy in Cairo

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:08 PM

No one was wounded in the explosion and no significant damage was caused, security and judicial sources say, without specifying the type of device involved

3 dead, 36 hurt in Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:23 PM

(6th UPDATE) The improvised explosive device detonates at around 8:34 pm in Barangay Kalawag 3, Isulan town

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on sale by May 15 for P11,990

May 11, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Xiaomi's new budget phone features the Snapdragon 636 chip such as the one found in the Asus Zenfone 5

OPPO F7 review: Among this year's great midrangers

May 01, 2018 - 11:53 AM

This year has seen no shortage of affordable midrangers. Allow the F7 to present its case.

OPPO F7. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Two explosions rock Koronadal City – reports

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) Reports say IEDs were planted in different public areas: one near Christ the King Cathedral along Rizal Street, another near a convenience store

Apple's iOS 11.3 update riddled with bugs, report users

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Both iPhone and iPad users are reportedly experiencing distortion, stuttering, and skipping during music playback, podcasts, phone, and FaceTime calls

IPHONE 7. A worker handles a newly arrived Apple iPhone 7 at an electronic store. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP


New headset lets you interact with computers using your mind

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Electrodes on the device recognize neuromuscular signals in the face and jaw that are triggered by saying words in your head

ALTEREGO. A man wears AlterEgo, a wearable system, that 'allows a user to silently converse with a computing device without any voice or discernible movements – thereby enabling the user to communicate with devices, AI assistants, applications, or other people in a silent, concealed, and seamless manner.' Screenshot from YouTube/MIT Media Lab

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Apple, for its part, advises only getting apps from its online App Store which vets programs for safety

Kids, parents learn how to recognize Marawi bombs that didn't explode

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

As Marawi residents head back home, they are taught how to recognize improvised explosive devices that the armed conflict left behind

Photo by Ana Santos/Rappler

Sony's Aibo makes a comeback

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Pre-orders for the new Aibo robot are priced at 198,000 yen ($1,738)

SONY'S AIBO RETURNS. Sony's robotic pet is now being sold as an all-in one service with subscriptions. Photo from https://twitter.com/aibo_jp

Sony bringing back robot dogs as smart home devices – report

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The new robot dog from Sony will reportedly have internet connectivity, allowing it to control household appliances

A NEW AIBO? The toy robot dog Aibo in Dortmund's DASA - Arbeitswelt Ausstellung. Photo from Wikipedia by Sven Volkens

Coins, nails used as shrapnel for Maute bombs in Marawi

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong hits the Maute Group for using the Bato Mosque to manufacture IEDs

New vulnerabilities allow hackers into devices via Bluetooth

Sep 25, 2017 - 6:33 PM

‘BlueBorne’ is said to be capable of harming billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops in use today

BLUEBORNE. The virus infects devices via Bluetooth, usually those with operating systems that are not updated. Image from Armis


Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Embedded medical devices will continue to be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats


The final push: Inside the Marawi battle area

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena joins the first group of journalists allowed to enter the heart of the battle area. Watch her report.

WAR ZONE. Clashes with local terror groups linked with Islamic State nears 4 months. Screenshot of military handout video

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Mahirap na combination ang IED at sniping Kapag mabagal ka sniper ang dadale sa iyo Kapag mabilis IED says an officer on the ground

THE NEW CHALLENGE. An improvised explosive device hidden in one of the buildings abandoned by the local terrorist groups in Marawi. Screenshot from a military video

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bill seeks to declare ATM skimming as a crime of economic sabotage

PENALIZING BANK FRAUD. One of the latest devices ATM skimmers are using to retrieve information from bank users. File photo by Rappler

How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of Lupang Hinirang as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols

RESPECT. Members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets during the Independence Day celebration on June 12. Photo by SM City Tarlac  RESPECT. Members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets during the Independence Day celebration on June 12. Photo by SM City Tarlac

BDO chief likens fight vs ATM skimming to running on treadmill

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:50 PM

In a demo of skimming devices at a House hearing BDO describes how banks react to evolving tools used by fraudsters

ATM THROAT. Skimming devices lie in wait inside an ATM's throat, looking to copy the data on an ATM card.

U.S. mulling extending carry-on computer ban to Europe

May 11, 2017 - 9:07 AM

The US Department of Homeland Security is close to making a decision on a wider ban as the busy summer transatlantic travel season looms

A Syrian passenger traveling to the United States through Amman types on his laptop before entering Beirut international airport's departure lounge on March 22,2017. Anar Amro/AFP