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‘Yolanda’ aid goes viral with lots of thanks to netizens

SOLIDARITY AFTER THE STORM  Tabang Visayas movers: (Back row) Marilou Suplido, Mercy Cabrillas, Edsel Ramirez, Jing Rey Henderson, Kennethe Turaray, Dr. Expedito Medalla, George Bagundol Jr., Restie Male, Bong Soto, Ryan Joson, Connie Kalagayan, David Liban Jr., Magdalena Esmeralda and Joyce Talag, and (front row) Viel Aquino-Dee, Lot Ortiz-Luis,  Dr. Ofelia Alcantara,  Dr. Jose Llacuna, Mayor Sandy Javier, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, Ambassador Howard Dee and Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Call it solidarity after the storm—in a new charity platform.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9, 2014. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Sandberg says the key to tapping into the lucrative small business market is showing business owners how to find new customers by creating Facebook pages and buying ads that appear on individual Facebook users’ pages. AP

San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. AP

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they’re going.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

INQUIRER.net hits 1M likes on Facebook

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“You like me, right now, you like me!” Pardon us (all of us, here on Inquirer.net) if we momentarily sound like Sally Field, famously receiving her Oscar for Best Actress in 1985. But at 5:03 pm on Monday, September 15, the official Facebook account of the Inquirer Group got its one-millionth like. The account, at facebook.com/inquirerdotnet, is maintained by Inquirer.net, the leading Philippine website.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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