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Windows 10 now on 200 million devices worldwide

Jan 05, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The adoption rate of Windows 10 is also reportedly faster than that of Windows 7 and 8 outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140 and Windows 8 by nearly 400

WINDOWS 10. Image from Windows blog.

2,000 Cavite teachers get tablets as part of education initiative

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The province intends to implement All Things Internet which will connect key branches of the provincial government to the Internet within the next 5 years

TEACHERS WITH TABLETS. Images from press release.

Windows 10 to launch July 29

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Existing legitimate users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8 1 can get Windows 10 via a free upgrade for the first year after launch

Running Windows 8.1? You can likely run Windows 10

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 AM

Microsoft reveals what s needed hardware wise to upgrade to Windows 10 and what you need to get a hassle free upgrade in the summer

WINDOWS 10. Image from Windows blog.

Windows 10 free for Windows 7, 8.1 users for first year

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:58 AM

The free upgrade offer will be available for the first year of Windows 10 s launch for all Windows 7 8 1 and Phone 8 1 machines and devices

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Windows 10 website.

Google I/O Wrap, LG G3 review (TechRap)

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Android on your smartphone tablet smart watch TV and Car We review the LG G3

Rappler for Windows 8.1 now available

Jun 24, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Download the free app from the Windows Store to get the Rappler experience on your Windows 8 1 desktop laptop or tablet

Microsoft to press China after Windows 8 ban

May 21, 2014 - 10:56 AM

News of the ban comes after a diplomatic row over an indictment in the United States of 5 members of a Chinese military unit for allegedly hacking US companies for trade secrets

MICROSOFT. A file photo of the Windows 8 screen from 2012. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

TechRap: MyPhone Rio review

Apr 15, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Twitter unveils Facebook like new design Samsung working on Gear with sim slot? Review of the budget quad core smartphone MyPhone Rio

Windows 8.1 Update: What to expect

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Here s a quick list of some of the functional improvements that are coming in Windows 8 1 Update which is expected to arrive later in the day

LITTLE TWEAKS. Screenshot of Windows 8.1 Update from

Nokia unveils 3 Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia smartphones

Apr 03, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Devices will be among the first phones in the world to run the new Windows Phone 8 1 operating system

Facebook Messenger now on Windows Phone Store

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:24 PM

For the longest time Facebook s messaging time was only available for Android and iOS users

Microsoft to stop selling Windows 7 PCs October 31

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Microsoft ceases selling consumer grade machines with Windows 7 Home Basic Home Premium or Ultimate pre installed on October 31

OCTOBER 31. You won't be able to buy consumer-grade PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed after October 31.

ASUS Transformer Book Trio, Transformer Pad available in PH

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:52 PM

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is available in Intel Core i5 P49 995 and i7 variants P54 995

Google Chrome 32 rolls out, new features introduced

Jan 16, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Google s Chrome browser gets new features on its various platforms

CHROME 32. Google Chrome has been updated, and you should check it out.

LG unveils Windows 8.1 PC lineup for CES 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 7:23 PM

LG unveils CES 2014 Windows PC lineup

Rappler goes live on LINE

Nov 19, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Rappler now has an official account on LINE Learn how to add the Rappler account to your friends list in the article

TechRap: Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Get Google custom URLs use electronic devices on a planes and what s new in Windows 8 1 and OS X 10 9 Mavericks

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, in restart

Oct 17, 2013 - 10:20 PM

The revamped version brings back the start button which disappeared last year

RESTART THE START BUTTON. A new ad for Windows 8.1 features the return of the Start button. Screen shot from YouTube

Google Chrome tests Windows 8 Chrome OS features

Oct 07, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Google Chrome on Windows 8 may get Chrome OS features if a developer version works out

Windows 8.1 ad brings Start back

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:14 PM

Microsoft s latest ad for Windows 8 1 reintroduces the Start button

RESTART THE START BUTTON. A new ad for Windows 8.1 features the return of the Start button. Screen shot from YouTube

Windows 8.1 set for October 18 release: Microsoft

Aug 14, 2013 - 10:51 PM

It will be offered as a free download to those already using Windows 8; a full retail version of Windows 8 1 will also be available

TechRap: Smartphone camera shootout

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We throw 3 smartphones the HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 into the TechRap battle for a camera phone shootout

Samsung Premiere 2013

Jun 25, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Samsung launches a new set of gadgets at Earl s Court London expanding their list of Android and Windows 8 powered devices

Samsung announces ATIV Q Windows 8/Android convertible PC, tablet

Jun 21, 2013 - 3:00 AM

Samsung ATIV Q A Windows based convertible device that also runs Android OS

Microsoft talks Windows 8.1

May 31, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Microsoft announces Windows 8 1 and its numerous tweaks on the Windows Blog

WINDOWS 8.1 An update for Windows 8 aims to add new features and capabilities to Microsoft's latest operating system. Screen shot from Microsoft

Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro, ultrabook-tablet hybrid

Apr 29, 2013 - 10:16 PM

On one end it’s a tablet with the processing power of a mid ranged notebook and on the other an ultrabook with a detachable screen Is it the best of both worlds?

TechRap: Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro Review

Apr 28, 2013 - 5:54 PM

The Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro is both a tablet and a notebook computer but is it any good at both? Plus we throw budget Android phones into the ring for a head to head battle find out which one came out the winner

Samsung Ativ smart PC Pro unboxing

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:25 PM

TechRap unboxes Samsung latest Windows 8 convertible the Ativ smart PC Pro

Early Windows Blue build leaked

Mar 25, 2013 - 1:47 PM

An early Windows Blue build is leaked with some of the features shown in screenshots from a Polish forum

WINDOWS BLUE. The leaked build of Windows Blue will reportedly allow for more customization and tweaks. Screenshot from

Microsoft to make Flash default in IE10

Mar 12, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT gets an update to allow Flash to run by default

EXPLORER AND FLASH. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will get an update, enabling flash content to run by default. Screen shot from

Win8 to get app updates, price drop?

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Will Windows 8 see an upgrade and a price drop before the rumored Blue development?

THE FUTURE OF WINDOWS. Will Windows 8 get cheaper and better improved? Screen shot from Microsoft.

TechRap: Top 10 Tech Stories of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:16 AM

In this special year end edition of TechRap for 2012 we look back at the year in technology and countdown our top ten tech stories of the year

TechRap: Globe, Smart LTE shootout

Dec 10, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Nokia launches a Lumia phone for the masses Instagram cuts the cord on Twitter the iPhone 5 comes to the Philippines December 14th and we take Globe and Smart LTE devices on a head to head challenge

Windows going for yearly upgrades?

Nov 29, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Is Microsoft planning a new upgrade cycle for the Windows operating system? Some are saying Yes

TRUE BLUE? Is Windows planning yearly updates under the Blue codename? Photo from

TechRap: Nintendo Wii U and Windows 8 laptops for any budget

Nov 26, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Will the Nintendo Wii U revolutionize game play like its predessor? We take the social media time machine to one year back in your social media history And we pick out Windows 8 laptops for any budget

Windows 8: Saying goodbye to the desktop as we know it

Nov 08, 2012 - 6:09 PM

With the arrival of Windows 8 touchscreen enabled and screen detachable laptops are making their way to the front lines

TechRap: Bad Piggies meet the Galaxy Note 2

Oct 28, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Apple unveils iPad mini Microsoft launches Windows 8 and Surface tablet and has Apple cancelled its contract with Samsung over patent war?

Microsoft marks shift with Windows 8, new tablet

Oct 26, 2012 - 1:36 AM

Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet said Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer

UNITED STATES, New York : Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during a press conference at Pier 57 to officially launch Windows 8 in New York October 25, 2012. Microsoft said Thursday its "reimagined" Windows 8 will launch Friday in 37 languages and 140 worldwide markets, as the tech giant unveiled the new version of its computer operating system. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Windows 8 and Windows RT: what's the difference?

Oct 25, 2012 - 3:17 PM

Microsoft is launching Windows 8 and Windows RT today What s the difference between the two?

Google, Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

Sep 06, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Google and Microsoft have introduced new champions in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena a week ahead of what is likely to be the hotly anticipated debut of a next generation iPhone by Apple

Nokia Lumia 820. Photo courtesy of Nokia.