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Walkie, no talkie: Japan city launches pedestrian smartphone ban

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:04 PM

'Using smartphones while walking is banned. Please operate your smartphones after you stop walking,' a recorded female voice cautions travelers to Yamato City

MOBILE PHONE BAN. People walk past banners installed by the city hall to inform pedestrians about the ban on using a mobile phone while walking, at a train station in Yamato, Kanagawa prefecture on July 1, 2020. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/ AFP

Sunsparks sweeps Aether Main to rule MPL PH Champion Invitational

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Sunsparks proves it remains the team to beat in the Mobile Legends scene by making quick work of Aether Main

DOMINANT. Sunsparks adds insult to injury on its way to taking a 3-0 lead over Aether Main as all members flash a thumbs up emoji. Screenshot from YouTube/Mobile Legends: Bang Bang


Start July with the next session of #IMMAP Web Wednesdays

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Don't miss this data-packed session on July 1, 6 pm

The vivo V19 Neo is now available in stores, Lazada, and Shopee

Jun 20, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The stylish smartphone can be purchased for only P17,999

Sunsparks crushes Onic PH to clinch MPL PH title anew

May 31, 2020 - 11:38 PM

In a finals rematch of last season, Sunsparks reasserts its mastery over Onic PH to become the first team to win back-to-back MPL PH crowns

CHAMPS AGAIN. Sunsparks defends its MPL PH throne. Photo grabbed from Facebook/SunsparksEsports


[OPINION] Diary of a wimpy biker in Metro Manila

May 24, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'At the end of the day, we all just want to get to our home safely and quickly.... If we treat others on the roads as enemies, we really are bound to make enemies.'

How to strategize in digital media after coronavirus?

May 21, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The 'Web Wednesdays' session is on May 27, Wednesday, 6 pm. It is free and open to everyone.

TNT celebrates 20th anniversary with 20% ‘Balik Load’ on Giga offers

May 19, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The 'Big Bente' promo offers 20% load rebate on Giga offers

Mobile Legends Pro League to resume this May

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Season 5 of MPL will be powered by Smart Communications, Inc.

Qualifiers for 'Call of Duty: Mobile' world championship kick off on April 30

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:45 PM

The tourney will feature $1 million in prizes in the form of cash and in-game cosmetics


IN PHOTOS: AFP's mobile kitchen brings free meals to Quezon City homeless

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:23 PM

(UPDATED) Some 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families will be given free hot meals once a day with the help of mobile kitchen trucks from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

RELIEF EFFORTS. Member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines handed food assistance through the AFP's Mobile Kitchen feeding program to residents at Brgy. Tatalon in Quezon City on April 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Apple data shows dramatic impact of virus on movement

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The tool visualizes the movement of people based on the number of requests made for directions on Apple Maps since January 13

APPLE. A man wearing walks outside an Apple Store in Beijing on February 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


Trends you should know about Gen Z and the online economy

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:09 PM

The first session of Web Wednesdays featured timely insights on digital shopping and insights from "The Future 100: 2020" report

TikTok pledges $250 million for coronavirus relief

Apr 10, 2020 - 1:21 PM

TikTok says the funds would be for 'front line medical workers, educators, and local communities deeply affected by the global crisis'

TIKTOK. This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

#KopyahanNaTo: Valenzuela replicates Pasig's mobile palengke

Mar 29, 2020 - 12:10 AM

Valenzuela uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads

MOBILE PALENGKE. Valenzuela's mobile palengke uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads. Photo from Mayor Rex Gatchalian's Twitter page


Pasig launches ‘Mobile Palengke’ to lessen public markets trips

Mar 24, 2020 - 5:01 PM

The city government deploys 5 roving stores every morning to encourage people to stay home and away from public places like the Pasig Mega Market

ROVING STORES. The Pasig City government launches a "Mobile Palengke" effort to cut the need for people to leave their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. Photo from Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto's Twitter page

6 mobile games to get you and your friends through lockdown

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:24 PM

We’ve compiled a list of free multiplayer mobile games for you and your friends can socialize to

Free digital marketing series 'Web Wednesdays' returns April 1

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:57 PM

IMMAP's "Web Wednesdays" series is free and open to everyone

Netizens can’t get enough of new mobile game 'Adorable Home'

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Check out some of the adorable (and highly relatable) tweets from 'Adorable Home' players!

Mobile World Congress canceled over coronavirus fears

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:09 AM

A source close to the event says that organizers were wary of being left with a cancelation bill of about 100 million euros ($110 million)

CANCELED. A worker cleans glass doors at the Mobile World Congress MWC venue on February 12, 2020 at the Fira Barcelona Montjuic centre in Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Intel, Facebook drop out of key mobile fair over coronavirus fears

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain normally draws more than 100,000 people from all over the world. This year, participation is badly hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS. Visitors walk at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 28, 2019. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Amazon, Sony skipping mobile congress owing to virus

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The US and Japanese heavyweights join a list of companies, including LG and Ericsson, steering clear due to virus fears

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS. A visitor pulls his suitcase on the last day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 28, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Buyer’s guide: January 2020 phones

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:51 PM

If a new premium flagship is what you’re after, you might have to wait a little longer

Smart Siklab Saya empowers PH ‘Mobile Legends’ scene

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:02 PM

People from all walks of life gathered at the SM North EDSA Sky Dome last February 1 and 2 for Smart Siklab Saya

TEAM 'TRABAHO'. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LG bows out of Mobile World Congress citing coronavirus concerns

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) LG wants to remove the risk of coronavirus exposure. ZTE, which earlier said it wouldn't be attending, now says it will showcase 5G devices at MWC 2020.

BOWING OUT. Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona on February 28, 2019, the last day of the fair.   Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

WATCH: Volunteers serve hot meals to Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32 PM

Adding a human touch to food relief – a warm, freshly cooked meal instead of sardines in a can – goes a long way to uplift evacuees' spirits, volunteers say

HOT MEALS. Volunteers cook and serve comfort food to Taal Volcano evacuees in Batangas. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

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’: 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


‘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


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