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Why didn’t missing jet passengers use their cellphones?

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Missing plane: Don’t read too much into ringing phones—expert

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

A technology expert dismissed the Theory of the Phantom calls, explaining that ringing phones do not lead to any conclusions.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Kerry meets Chinese bloggers squeezed by Internet controls

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, foreground left, hosts a discussion with Chinese bloggers on a number of issues, including internet freedom, Chinese territorial disputes with Japan, North Korea, and human rights, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Beijing, China. AP

Chinese bloggers urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to push for greater freedom online in China during a rare meeting in Beijing Saturday, asking for help to “tear down the great Internet firewall”.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China loses 27.8 million microblog users last year

A view of an iPhone in Washington Tuesday  showing the Twitter and Facebook apps among others. A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They’re also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook. AP

The number of online microblog users in China dropped by more than 27.8 million last year, marking the first major decline in popularity of a social media genre that has offered a way to share unfiltered information in a country with strict controls.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Apple fights for bigger slice of China smartphone pie

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The world’s biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple’s iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung and homegrown competitors.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Possible China deal could pep up iPhone sales

Chinese women walk past advertisements for the iPhone in Beijing Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world’s biggest phone carrier. AP

Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world’s biggest phone carrier.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China’s moon rover leaves traces on lunar soil

This Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows a picture of the moon surface taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 on the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. AP

China’s first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Apple removes censorship bypass app on Chinese orders–developers

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US technology giant Apple has removed an anti-censorship application from its Chinese app store on orders from Beijing, the software’s developers said Friday.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China may mean gold for Apple

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It could be a huge breakthrough for Apple to win a place in the line-up of China’s largest telecom provider and a big shakeup for the smartphone market.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

ZTE makes PH market push

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The local unit of ZTE Corp., the world’s fourth-largest mobile phone manufacturer, is mounting an aggressive effort to capture the lion’s share of the smartphone market in the Philippines, which was deemed as a key, strategic country by the China-based firm.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NBN-ZTE deal good for PH–Neda exec

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: Charged with graft over NBN-ZTE deal. FILE PHOTO

A top official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) who reviewed and endorsed the previous administration’s $329-million contract for a national broadband network with ZTE Corp. of China in 2007 said Monday the project would have been beneficial to the country had it not been scrapped.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tesco joins tablet computer market

British supermarket giant Tesco on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, unveiled its first tablet computer, as the supermarket chain seeks to boost flagging sales in its domestic market.  AFP

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco on Monday unveiled its first tablet computer, as the supermarket chain seeks to boost flagging sales in its domestic market.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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