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Hit indie farming sim 'Stardew Valley' headed to iOS

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone says this will be a full version of the single-player game, adjusted for touch controls including tweaks to the user interface

MOBILE FARMING. Fancy having a farm on your iPhone? Now you can! Image from 'Stardew Valley' website.

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


'Pokemon Quest' now available on both iOS and Android

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The game comes to mobile a month after its Switch release

MINECRAFT-STYLE. The game borrows the distinctive block-style graphics of Minecraft. Photo from Pokemon Quest app download page


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 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.

Apple working with Valve to make Steam Link compliant

May 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Apple isn't closing the door on the app, with the company's senior vice president Phil Schiller saying they want to ensure it will comply with App Store guidelines

Updated Grab interface to have faster help center access, new SOS button

May 08, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The new app interface for iOS and Android is part of Grab’s 100-day campaign centered on improving driver and rider experience

GRAB. Grab is attempting to improve the app's interface in line with recent user service complaints. Rappler file photo


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


'Fortnite: Battle Royale' launches on iOS

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Itching for a fight? 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is now available for eager gamers with supported iOS devices!

FORTNITE ON IOS! The famous Battle Royale game is now freely available for iOS users! Screen shot from YouTube.

Android users more loyal than iOS users – report

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:33 PM

A higher percentage of Android users stayed with the platform when they bought a new phone in 2017 than iOS users, an annual industry report says

ANDROID DOMINANT. Guests pose for a photo as Google and Oreo reveal Android OREO during the solar eclipse at the 14th street park on August 21, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Jason Kempin/AFP


An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The bug, discovered a few days ago, allegedly crashes and blocks access to messenger apps when rendering or viewing the specific Indian Telugu character

APPLE. This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP


Facebook to test Instant Articles paywall on iOS devices

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Originally tested on Android devices, Facebook moves forward with testing for the subscription-based product for the iOS, beginning March 1

PAYWALL. First tested on Android phones, Instant Article paywalls will soon be tested on iOS devices. Photo from Facebook


Apple downplays iBoot source code leak

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Apple says the source code leaked is 3 years old, and 'by design, the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code'

APPLE'S IBOOT LEAK. This file photo taken on January 30, 2015 shows an iphone next to the Apple logo in Lille. File photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Part of source code for iPhone's operating system posted online

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The iBoot code is said to be part of the iPhone operating system that ensures the proper startup of iOS when you turn on the iPhone

Apple Music growing faster in U.S. vs. Spotify – report

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The rate of growth for Apple Music in the US compared to Spotify may be somewhat obscured, depending on whether or not you factor in trial accounts

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

Apple acquires Buddybuild, an app development service

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Buddybuild says it will be joining the Xcode engineering group of Apple, and will be ending Android app development on March 1

New Samsung ad mocks iPhone and its history of launches

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The minute-long ad features a young man growing slowly dissatisfied with the iPhone as he gets older

A CHOICE. A man makes the switch from iOS to Android using a Samsung phone. Screen shot from YouTube video

Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' comes to iOS and Android

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:14 PM

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' is slated for release in November

ANIMAL CROSSING. The beloved Nintendo game series is heading to iOS and Android devices. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Benchmarks show that iOS updates don't slow down old iPhones

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

New 3DMark test results show a minimal performance decrease among older iPhones after upgrading to iOS 11


What to expect from Apple at its September 12 event aside from iPhones

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The iPhone 8 and X aren t the only stars of the Apple show

iOS 11. The new version of the mobile OS may get a lot of stage time at Apple's event. It is shown here on the iPad and iPhone. Image from Apple


13 rumored iPhone 8 details solidified by iOS 11 leak

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The code for the phone s new OS leaks from Apple s servers Here s a list of iPhone 8 details that have emerged from the leakage days before Apple s September 12 event

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you d like to receive from news to videos as well as music and feature stories

Batibot iOS app launched

Jul 05, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The free app continues the show’s tradition of teaching young Filipino children this time on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad following the successful launch of the Android version in 2015

MANANG BOLA. The famous Batibot character made an appearance at the app's launch. Photo courtesy of Smart


Facebook expands Find Wi-Fi feature globally

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:20 AM

The feature will help users find nearby Wi Fi hotspots which businesses have shared with Facebook from their page

FIND WIFI. Facebook launches the Find WiFi feature globally. Image from Facebook.

Sega brings its classic games to mobile for free

Jun 22, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Sega Forever brings an ever expanding collection of Sega s classic games to iOS and Android phones

SEGA FOREVER. Get classic Sega games for free on iOS and Android. Images from Sega Forever website.

My favorite from WWDC 2017: an auto-reply feature while user drives

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:10 AM

iOS 11 s new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature tells message senders that a user is driving and silences incoming alerts Senders also have the option of marking a message urgent to bypass it

Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 billion

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Apple also says downloads have grown over 70 over the past 12 months fueled by hit games like Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run

A worker handles a newly arrived Apple iPhone 7 at an electronic store in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 07, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr proposes the fast tracking of proposed amendments to the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940

Apple introduces 'easy-to-use' video editing app

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Apple s Clips wants to make it easier for people to edit videos on their mobile devices

FILTER FEVER. Apple joins the special effects and filters craze with its new app, 'Clips'. Photos from Apple

'Super Mario Run' jumps to Android in March

Jan 20, 2017 - 2:43 PM

After its temporary iOS exclusivity the iconic plumber comes to Android

ANDROID DEBUT. The iconic plumber makes his debut on Android this March. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Nintendo's plans: Have 2 to 3 new mobile games for 2017

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Nintendo s president Tatsumi Kimishima does not say if future mobile offerings will be released simultaneously on iOS and Android

SUPER MARIO RUN. Mario bumps off a goomba in Super Mario Run. Screen shot from game website.

After Super Mario, it's Megaman that's coming to mobile

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

All 6 of the original 8 bit titles come to iOS and Android in January 2017

Nintendo to release Super Mario Run in mobile game test

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The game will start selling in 151 countries and regions later Thursday and will become available on Android based devices at a later date

SUPER MARIO RUN. The iconic character gives Nintendo a boost. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Allo s smart capabilities aim to make it easier to respond to messages and over time adjusts to users own style Google says in an official blog

ALLO! Google's new messaging app is out. Screen shot from YouTube.

Mengintip perubahan baru di iOS 10

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Say goodbye to ‘Swipe to unlock’

Apple baru saja merilis sitem operasi terbaru mereka, iOS 10, Selasa, 13 September. iOS 10 menawarkan banyak perubahan baru untuk iPhone. Foto dari situs resmi Apple.

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Sep 14, 2016 - 8:55 AM

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Where to watch live stream of Apple and Sony's September events

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The iPhone 7 and new PlayStation 4 models are set to be unveiled

Many fitness trackers leak personal data – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The highest risk comes from devices made by Runtastic Striiv and Xiaomi with 7 to 8 potential vulnerabilities out of 10

FITNESS TRACKER SECURITY. A Striiv Fusion Lite. Screen shot from Striiv website

Pokemon Go’s international rollout paused

Jul 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

The augmented reality game is suffering from congestion and server issues

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

Apple launches MacOS Sierra, iOS 10 public betas

Jul 08, 2016 - 3:19 PM

The public beta program will allow more people to test the software and features as well as report bugs that need to be addressed before the official release

APPLE BETA. A glimpse of iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra. Screen shot from Apple Beta Software Program page.

Filipino ‘trainers’ set out on Pokemon Go journey but...

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Reports of inaccessible servers or non functional gameplay mechanics put a damper on the monster catching dreams of many

Pokemon Go launches in select regions

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Pokemon fans rejoice The Pokemon Go augmented reality game is rolling out in select countries

POKEMON GO. The game has launched in select territories. Screen shot from YouTube.

Group chat app Public puts conversations out in the open

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:31 PM

The appropriately named Public calls itself a platform for people to chat out loud and share their great conversations with the world

PUBLIC. A new group chat app is born. Image from Public announcement page.

Apple's iOS 10 beta to allow built-in app deletion

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:30 PM

According to Apple 23 built in applications in iOS 10 beta are now removable from the home screen

APP DELETION. You can take out unwanted built-in apps from the home screen on iOS 10's beta. Image from Apple.

Tap That: Sex ed through a mobile game

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Peiying Feng is developing a mobile game to teach players about sexually transmitted diseases

TAP THAT. A in-development sex-ed game for everyone. Image from Tap That website