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Allphones: No longer just after making a sale

Frontliners of the gadget shops are often more concerned about making a sale than responding to queries or taking the time to know what the potential buyers really need their phones for.

Telecommunications companies are not exactly known for superior customer service. One need not look further than the long queues at the service centers and the irate messages on social media networks for incontrovertible evidence.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Five big trends in the mobile world

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From the release of connected bracelets, watches and even a smart toothbrush to a future of one-second high-definition movie downloads, the mobile world is developing rapidly.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

A woman shows the new Nokia XL at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.  AP

Once the mobile world’s pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry’s sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money

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They are free to download, fun to play, and fiendishly addictive: mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans want to get you hooked, then get your money.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Evolution in US cellphone plans over past year

In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a Best Buy employee prepares to scan a new iPhone 5S during the opening day of sales of the new phone in Richmond, Va. AP

In the old days, U.S. wireless customers typically paid $100 or $200 for a phone and agreed to a two-year service contract. Although the phone actually cost hundreds of dollars more, wireless companies made up for it through the monthly service fees for voice, text and data.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mobile Asia holds key to Facebook’s future growth

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As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, one of its biggest challenges is to tap the mobile market in emerging Asian economies, where it can drive expansion after growth in the West tapers off.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Samsung leads as smartphone sales top a billion units

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The smartphone market hit a milestone in 2013 with more than a billion units shipped, a survey showed on Monday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Spy agencies track people through Angry Birds

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Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PNP to telcos: Help authorities track subscribers linked to child pornography

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The Philippine National Police urged Friday telecommunication companies to relax their policies on preserving data relevant to activities on child pornography.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Apple denies ‘backdoor’ NSA access

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Apple said Tuesday it had no “backdoor” in its products after a security researcher and a leaked document suggested the US National Security Agency had unfettered access to the iPhone.

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

Businessmen urged to take full advantage of mobile technology

Google Philippine Country Manager discusses how the Philippine is set to become a "mobile first country" by the fourth quarter of 2014 during the Mobile Festival 2013. Photo courtesy of Geiser Maclang.

Businesses should utilize the rapid spread of mobile technology in all aspects of their business, not just in marketing, as the Philippines is seen to become a “mobile-first country” by the end of 2014.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DOJ backs move to register SIM cards

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has supported the proposal for the registration of pre-paid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards to require telecommunication companies to keep and maintain registry or database of buyers of the electronic cards.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jury awards Apple $290 million in Samsung patent case

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A US federal jury Thursday ordered Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple in a partial retrial of the blockbuster patent case involving the two smartphone giants.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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