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Filipinos find it hard to move up the social ladder – WEF

Jan 20, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The Philippines ranks 61st out of 82 countries in social mobility, says the World Economic Forum's inaugural Global Social Mobility report

Bangladesh shuts mobile network along India border

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission orders the mobile shutdown late on December 30 along a one-kilometer band along the Indian frontier, the watchdog's spokesman Sohel Rana says

BORDER. The Bangladesh-India border in February 2019. Image from Shutterstock.

PH telcos tap Syniverse for mobile portability services

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Syniverse estimates it would take about 18 months to set up the support mechanism for the Mobile Number Portability Law in the Philippines

MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY. A new law is designed to protect mobile phone users and make telcos improve their services. File photo by Mauro Pimentel/Agence France-Presse

[OPINION] #NoFilter: Editing our national identity with photo apps

Dec 25, 2019 - 8:57 PM

'When we Filipinos mask our skin with filters, it is our national identity that we abandon'

Historic SEA Games gold couldn’t have come in better fashion for Sibol Mobile Legends

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:53 AM

The Philippines completes a heady comeback against favorites Indonesia

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


SEA Games Mobile Legends: Philippines advances to gold medal match

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:42 PM

'Alam naming malakas sila pero gold talaga ang gusto namin dahil gusto namin i-prove na kami ang the best,' says Philippine Sibol member Allan Castromayor

MEDAL HOPEFULS. The Sibol-Mobile Legends team stays in the title hunt. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Sibol 'Starcraft II,' 'Mobile Legends' teams make playoffs

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The 'Hearthstone' team misses the cut

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LIVE UPDATES: SEA Games 2019 esports competitions

Dec 05, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The inaugural esports tournament unfolds as Southeast Asian gamers battle for the top prize in Mobile Legends, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Arena of Valor, Dota 2, and Tekken 7

T-Mobile launches 5G service across U.S.

Dec 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The carrier says it 5G network covers 200 million people and 'goes through walls,' outperforming the limited 5G deployment of larger rivals Verizon and AT&T earlier this year

T-MOBILE. The T-Mobile logo is seen outside a shop in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2019. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP


WATCH: Sibol Mobile Legends out to flash competitive game

Nov 25, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The seven-man all-star Sibol team believes that much like the country’s other athletes, they too can make the Philippines proud

‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’: What you need to know

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The widely popular mobile game is the first title to be confirmed for the esports events of the 2019 SEA Games

MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo from Mobile Legends Facebook page


‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The 'Mobile Legends: Bang Bang' national team for the 2019 SEA Games share their tips to help you beat the competition

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. From left to right, the members of the national team for Mobile Legends: Allan Sancio 'Lusty' Castromayor, Karl Gabriel 'KarlTzy' Nepomuceno, Angelo Kyle 'Pheww' Arcangel, Kenneth Jiane 'Kenji' Villa, Jeniel 'Haze' Bata-anon. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Smart offers Samsung Galaxy Fold in PH via limited pre-order until December 1

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The innovative smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile design

LRT1 now comes with a mobile app called 'ikotMNL'

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The app displays train schedules and crowd sizes per LRT1 station

IKOTMNL. The new mobile app provides real-time information on each LRT1 station.

IMMAP wraps up its 6th Web Wednesdays session with insights on content monetization

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Web Wednesdays is a monthly webinar that aims to support digital education in the Philippines

DigiCon 2019 highlights bravery and digital transformation in the post-digital world

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Ready for DigiCon 2020? Tickets are on sale now!

E-scooter riders caught on Singapore footpaths may be jailed

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The city-state is the latest country to introduce new regulations to cope with a surge in the popularity of the contraptions, which many pedestrians view as silent menaces

E-SCOOTER. Electric scooter riders in Singapore were banned from footpaths on November 4 and could face jail if they break the rule, after a series of accidents linked to the trendy two-wheelers sparked anger. Roslan Rahman/AFP


China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:13 PM

China's 3 major state telecom operators roll out 5G networks on Thursday, October 31


Samsung building a new foldable phone

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Samsung's developing a folding phone using a clamshell-type fold, making it reminiscent of flip phones

SAMSUNG'S CLAMSHELL FOLDABLE. In a teaser video, Samsung shows the possibilities for a foldable clamshell-type smartphone. Screenshot from YouTube video

Ace Saatchi & Saatchi duo wins IMMAP Digital Young Creatives competition

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:01 PM

They’ll be representing PH in the 2020 Cannes Young Lions Digital competition

Netflix confirms mobile-only testing of playback speed controls

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The additional controls allow mobile users to slow down or speed up Netflix programming being viewed. Its possible release, however, will depend on feedback from testing.

A digital echo of the Khmer Rouge haunts phones in Cambodia

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A pattern of phone taps, leaks and arrests is reminding some Cambodians of Pol Pot’s tactics

Image for Coda Story by Nika Kobaidze

Study recommends PH regulatory changes for better access to mobile health apps

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Mobile health technologies may help make healthcare more accessible and affordable, according to new study 'Mobile Digital Health in the Philippines'

Image from PruLife


'Call of Duty Mobile' hits 100 million downloads during launch week

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Analytics firm Sensor Tower says the game's download count eclipses other games in the same genre

Creating the next digital pros: IMMAP holds Digital Youth Congress 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Gen Z may have been born into digital. But can they tell why and how things work in this landscape?

'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


#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

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

Adulting 101: 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