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Text messages a potential life-saver in flood-prone parts of Africa

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Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei—report

The National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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 »

House panel approves bill vs fraudulent texts, calls

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Tired of receiving text messages asking for cellphone load? Consumers need not worry, as a bill against unsolicited texts and calls advances in the House of Representatives.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Internet,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 »

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 »

WhatsApp says to allow free voice calls by mid-year

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Fresh from a $19-billion (14-billion-euro) takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said Monday it will launch free voice calls by mid-year.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry sues company for violating keyboard patent

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

BlackBerry Ltd. said Friday it had filed a suit in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents with a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple’s iPhone.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry: We’re very much alive, thank you

In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, Arun Kumar, a senior product manager for BlackBerry, shows off the new BlackBerry Z10 during the global launch of the company's new smartphones in Toronto. BlackBerry's interim chief executive said Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, reports of the death of the company “are greatly exaggerated.” Former Sybase CEO John Chen said in a letter to customers that BlackBerry is returning to its roots, refocusing on delivering devices and services to business users.  AP

BlackBerry’s new chief executive cast off persistent talk of the smartphone maker’s demise, vowing on Monday that the company would pick itself back up and was “here to stay.”

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smart, Sun networks ‘adversely affected’ in Eastern Samar

This photo from the Facebook group Leyte Community Page shows the extent of destruction wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in Ormoc City.

Mobile phone services of Smart and Sun networks “have been adversely affected” in Eastern Samar and parts of Leyte, Smart Communications said Saturday.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia launches first tablet, new phablets

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP

Nokia, whose handset division is to be acquired by Microsoft, launched its first-ever tablet computer in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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

Asia snaps up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone

People purchase the Apple iPhone 5 at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue September 20, 2013 in New York. Some people waited as long as fifteen days in line outside the store to be the first to buy the phone. AFP

Asian consumers have snapped up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone, but many were left disappointed and frustrated at missing out during Friday’s highly anticipated global launch of the 5S.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Robbers target buses with Internet access, expecting tablets, mobile phones

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This gang of robbers preys on buses with Wifi Internet access, knowing that the passengers are likely to have many mobile phone and Internet-related gadgets.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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  1. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  2. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  3. Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  4. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  5. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  6. SKY says ‘malicious third parties’ caused internet access problems
  7. Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  4. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
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  7. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
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  9. Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death
  10. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
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