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Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature

This image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

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

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

The BlackBerry Q10. Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States. AP FILE PHOTO

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google says Turkey intercepting its Web domain

AP FILE PHOTO

Google says Turkey has been intercepting its Internet domain, redirecting users to other sites in the latest battle between Ankara and Web giants.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption

AP FILE PHOTO

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US online spying threatens democracy, says Google co-founder Page

Larry Page

Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Berlin takes world lead with own domain name

berlin-map

Berlin became the world’s first city on Tuesday to have its own Internet domain name under plans to cater for Internet expansion.

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

Netizens excited over ‘Meteor Garden’ comeback

Vaness Wu (with white cap) and Ken Zhou. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Netizens went down the memory lane Thursday when rumors circulated that the hit Asian telenovela “Meteor Garden” would make a comeback this year.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bishop Cruz admits he needs more practice at ‘selfie’

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. FILE PHOTO

This senior prelate has jumped on the “selfie” bandwagon too.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Internet,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 »

Britain, Germany to collaborate on developing 5G—Cameron

German Chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron , left, look for their marks during the official opening event for the computer fair CeBIT at the Congress Centrum in Hanover, Germany on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Cameron told the opening of the world's biggest high-tech fair.  AP

Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world’s biggest high-tech fair Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Yahoo buying binge continues with Vizify takeover

Screengrab from Vizify.com

Yahoo on Wednesday added Vizify to the long list of startups it has bought since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took the helm less than two years ago.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

#LetItGo: Netizens on LSS after ‘Frozen’ hit song wins Oscars

Screengrab from http://www.slate.com

Filipino netizens seemed to be suffering from a “last song syndrome” (LSS) on Twitter, belting (or tweeting) out lyrics of the hit song “Let it go” from the Disney animated film “Frozen.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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