NL-1331 Philippines: Asia’s first ever

THERE was a sense of pride as we saw it for the first time. The smooth black exterior, decorated with official signs and emblems,...

Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet

SANTA CLARA, California—A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion...

Death at the hands of ‘brothers’

MY Twitter feed is full of anger and disgust at what happened to Horacio Castillo III, a law student who died from injuries allegedly...

My Yolo

WHEN people say Yolo, they mean “You Only Live Once”. To the common millennial, it would be understood as a license to do stupid...

The latest in Web design? Retro web sites inspired by the ’90s

TO navigate the web site for Arcade Fire’s album Everything Now, users need to click through a cluttered cascade of Windows 98-style pop-ups. Balenciaga’s new...

Ronnie’s selfie secrets

I RECENTLY did an e-mail interview with young actor/dancer Ronnie Alonte in relation to his being an Oppo influencer. As you know, the Oppo F3...

IBM offers solutions towards digitalization

IBM Philippines is pushing the digital agenda in the local corporate sector by presenting its leading-edge solutions  to the market. On September 8 IBM announced...

iPhone X’ed

“Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?”—Steve Jobs ON Tuesday, September 12, a...

Dual cam-dentity: Why your next phone should have two cameras

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”—Destin Sparks Earlier this year Huawei initiated a couple of hashtags that best “captured” what would...

Globe launches SEA-US submarine cable for enhanced Internet connectivity

It was not only a milestone for Globe Telecom when the telecommunications arm of Ayala Corp. launched on August 11  the $250 million Southeast Asia-United...

Let me take a selfie

Before the dawn of the front-facing camera, we took our selfies (if we did at all) “blindly” using our mobile phones. I use the...

PayMaya pushes for more cashless-transaction solutions

DIGITAL-payments provider PayMaya Philippines has rolled out mobile-payment technologies in over 350 business establishments enabled by Smart Wi-fi, as it continues to campaign for...

Streaming, YouTube and ‘pirates’

"I can’t believe you didn’t tell me,” my friend exclaimed after she discovered what for her was HOOQ’s life-changing feature. My friend was referring to...

In the game of  leaks, has winter come for TV? 

“Winter is coming.” —Ned Stark in Game of Thrones REMEMBER the time when the only thing you hated most when watching TV were those long commercial...

Cloudfone seeks to become No. 1 mobile-phone brand in PHL by...

HOMEGROWN CellPrime Distribution Corp. targets its very own Cloudfone to be the leading local mobile-phone brand in the Philippines by 2020, as the company...

Protecting your smartphone from voice impersonators

It’s a lot easier to talk to a smartphone than to try to type instructions on its keyboard. This is particularly true when a...

Where do gadgets go when they die?

I’ve never owned an iPod. I received an iPod nano as a Christmas present years ago, and I have a lot of iPod shuffles,...

Google Philippines sees growth of digital advertising

DIGITAL advertising will continue to grow in the Philippines in the coming years as more and more Filipinos will be using the mobile platform in...

Geek to chic

“Its time for the odd to get even.” —Revenge of the Nerds, 1984 BEFORE anything else, let me just tell you that it feels so good...

Obeying data-privacy rules seen giving PHL firms competitive edge

IN the information age, compliance to data-privacy and data-protection regulations are considered by organizations as a competitive advantage in their business operations. This was...

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