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#2030NOW: Harnessing commuter data to improve mobility

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

'Before you are able to design cities that work for our citizens, we need to understand who are our citizens. You have to remember that people live in cities because the opportunities are there,' says Ira Cruz of AltMobility

MOBILITY. Ira Cruz of AltMobility speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit 2019 transportation and mobility huddle. September 21, 2019.

Mobile credit expands mass surveillance of ordinary Kenyans

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:52 PM

‘Fintech’ apps bring credit to poor Kenyans. Debt and invasions of privacy are part of the deal.

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


Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Israel president says: 'I have a directive: no intelligence connection in the United States, no spying... It's rigorously enforced without any exception'

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(R) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, March 25, 2019. - US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967."This was a long time in the making," Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over the territory breaks with decades of international consensus. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

eSports at the grassroots: Bringing the game back to town

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament ‘Bayan Mo vs. Bayan Ko’ is taking a ground-up approach to eSports

Makati promises quick service, response via Makatizen app

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Both residents and visitors of Makati can report emergencies and read news about the city through the app

MAKATIZEN APP. Makati City develops an app for its residents and visitors. Background image of Makati skyline from Shutterstock

Paris declares 'climate emergency'

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:52 AM

US NGO The Climate Mobilization says Paris joins some 650 local authorities – including New York City, Britain, and Ireland

People use an umbrella to shelter from the sun near the Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) during a heatwave in Paris on June 26, 2019. - Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat this week with temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in an "unprecedented" June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

BTS fans get chance to manage their idols in new game

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:28 PM

BTS World – set to release on June 26 – is a role-playing game where the user is the band manager, recruiting and training the musicians and guiding the group in their quest for stardom

How to apply for mobile number porting once the system's ready

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Learn how to keep your mobile phone number even as you switch service providers or your plan type from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa. Service providers will have 6 months starting July 2 to set up those porting systems.


Filipinos block people online over political views – U.S. think tank

May 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed

A Pew Research Center survey shows Filiipinos have blocked people online due to their political beliefs.

U.S. blocks China Mobile, citing national security

May 10, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The decision brings the Chinese telecoms giant's 8-year effort to crack the US market to an end

CHINA MOBILE. US regulators on May 9, 2019, denied a request by China Mobile to operate in the US market and provide international telecommunications services, saying links to the Chinese government pose a national security risk. Photo by Pau Barrena /AFP


Trade association brings first Digital Youth Congress to Cebu

May 07, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Digital YouthCon is also launching first Sprint: Digital Marketing and Creative Student Competition

Garena to bring 'Call of Duty Mobile' to Southeast Asia, Taiwan

Apr 10, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The game is slated to come out in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan

South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids

5G IN SOUTH KOREA. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

The new Vivo V15 Pro's AI Triple Camera lets you take professional photos with your smartphone

Mar 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

This all-in-one device packs game-changing Elevating Front Camera, In-Display Fingerprint Scanning, and powerful AI Triple Camera

Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

10 arrested in India for playing 'PUBG' mobile game

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Gujarat is the only Indian state to ban the game – which has been downloaded more than 100 million times around the world

Airbnb buys HotelTonight app to broaden travel offerings

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The deal 'accelerates our work to build an end-to-end travel platform that serves everyone,' says a statement from Airbnb

AIRBNB. File photo by Frazer Harrison/AFP


Upcoming Vivo smartphones’ exciting features to turn up the perfect shot

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:42 AM

Vivo has elevated the standard in smartphones a notch higher with pioneering and state-of-the-art optics technology

Huawei racks up 5G deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Huawei announces it had signed 10 commercial contracts or partnership agreements for 5G with 10 telecoms operators, including Switzerland's Sunrise, Iceland's Nova, Saudi Arabia's STC, and Turkey's Turkcell.

HUAWEI'S 5G DEALS. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Here are all the 5G phones we saw at MWC 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM

It's 5G or bust this year

LOOK FOR THE SYMBOL. Some 5G phones bear the 5G symbol to indicate its 5G-readiness. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Budget foldable? TCL teases own phone

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:02 AM

TCL's 'DragonHinge' foldable may be 30% cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Fold

TCL. TCL's concept foldable on display at Mobile World Congress 2019. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: The Huawei Mate X

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Take a closer look at Huawei's new star

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Huawei's pop-up keyboard webcam

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:05 AM

For those that put a tape on their top-mounted laptop webcam

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei says U.S. has 'no evidence' of 5G spying allegations

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:28 PM

In a keynote address at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, Guo Ping reiterates his company's position that there are no 'backdoors' in its technology that could allow Beijing to spy on countries

GUO PING. Huawei chairperson Guo Ping delivers a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Microsoft HoloLens 2 announced ahead of MWC 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:23 AM

The headset allows people to collaborate across distances using holograms in mixed reality

HOLOLENS 2. HoloLens creator Alex Kipman shows off the HoloLens 2. Screenshot from livestream.

OPPO 10x optical zoom impressions: Added versatility

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:49 PM

It's stretching the range for mobile phones

10X ZOOM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

OPPO 5G phone arrival in Philippines dependent on infrastructure, telco talks

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:06 PM

In Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia, OPPO's 5G phone is expected to arrive in the 2nd quarter of 2019

5G PHONE. OPPO shows a non-commercial model of their first 5G phone.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Watch OPPO's Innovation Event 2019 here

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

OPPO will be showing off a new camera system with 10x optical zoom but online rumors hint at a new flagship or a new foldable phone

New law lets you keep your mobile number under different service provider

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:41 PM

The Mobile Number Portability Act also prohibits telecommunication companies from charging interconnection fees for domestic calls and texts

Patients from therapeutic group on digital dependence "Delete" show their cellphones inside a clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 20, 2017.  "Delete" is a therapeutic group from the Psychiatry Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and it is the first nucleus in Brazil specialised in the treatment of digital dependence or "nomophobia" (no-mobile-phone phobia). A group of psychologists, physicians, physiotherapists and social media analysts evaluates and defines a treatment for digital detoxification of patients. / AFP PHOTO / Mauro PIMENTEL / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Cecilia SORGINE

Here's what to expect at the 2019 Mobile World Congress

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:37 PM

5G and foldable devices will take center stage at the show

The week in phones: an 18,000 mAh Energizer phone, a port-less Meizu, S10 leak

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Energizer announces that it will reveal a smartphone with an 18,000 mAh battery at Mobile World Congress 2019

Phone photo from Energizer


PCSO: 'Peryahan ng Bayan' not authorized to use our logo

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:47 PM

STL operators are complaining that the unauthorized Peryahan ng Bayan operation is affecting their revenue

5 games shortlisted for SEA Games 2019's esport events

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:02 PM

SEA Games 2019 marks the first time for esports to be an official medal event. Prior, esports were a demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games.

ARENA OF VALOR. Garena's mobile multiplayer online battle arena title 'Arena of Valor' boasts over 200 million players worldwide, making it among the biggest games in the world. Photo from Garena


Techie ways to save on your travels

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Here’s how tech and apps can help you keep your budget in check

How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

YouTube mobile apps to get Autoplay on Home tab function

Dec 04, 2018 - 6:39 PM

YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS

Sea Entertainment deal lets Garena publish more Tencent games

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Garena now has the right of first refusal to publish Tencent’s mobile and PC games in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore

Over 560,000 Android users downloaded malware hidden in 'games'

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The 13 games are actually hidden malware that downloads and installs a payload onto the Android device and hides the app's icon

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

Globe eSIM coming 'before the year ends'

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Soon, you may no longer need that tiny card you put inside your phone

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


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

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

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

Rappler VR documentary on Marawi wins innovation award

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Rappler collaborated with Group of Five Creative Concepts to produce Asia's first-ever VR war documentary

Touchdown! Japan space probe lands new robot on asteroid

Oct 03, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, lands safely on asteroid Ryugu and is in contact with its team

TOUCHDOWN. This photograph received from Hayabusa2 spacecraft and made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on October 3, 2018, shows the shadow of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 (L) over the asteroid Ryugu. Photo from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Hayabusa2 Twitter account

Grab PH expands mobile wallet services to bills payment, purchases

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Grab is among 11 non-banks licensed to operate as electronic money issuers in the country

FULL SUITE. Users of Grab Philippines will soon experience its 'full suite' of mobile wallet services.

What to look forward to in DigiCon 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Experience is set to take center stage in one of the industry’s biggest events