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Suspect in fatal Baguio pawnshop robbery arrested

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Baguio police finally solved the grisliest murder in the city this year, arresting the suspect in Cabanatuan City

Riding-in-tandem, Aquino and Dengvaxia, Warriors vs. Cavaliers | Evening wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi returns to Philippines

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:10 PM

With Xiaomi already dominating the Indian market, it makes a comeback to the Philippines

COMEBACK. Xiaomi Southeast Asia director John Chen officially announces return of the phone maker in the Philippines with new offerings and market expansion plan. Photo from Virtusio PR International

Globe, Smart urged to notify prepaid users of each load deduction

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'In that way, mas madali buhay nila.... At kung meron mang binawas sa 'yo, 'di ka nag-opt in, puwede kang mag-complain,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Duterte bans Rappler in Malacañang, Duterte on PH-China, MRT3 glitch | Evening wRap

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

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Senate approves Lifetime Cellphone Number Act

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The bill proposes to eliminate interconnectivity fees between networks

A nonpresent danger: Dispelling cellphone radiation myths

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the rise of the digital age the issue of cellphone radiation remains a hotly debated issue Are all types of radiation dangerous and how dangerous are they?

Smart targets Metro Manila for LTE coverage expansion

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The telco says its subscribers can experience improved coverage and quality of voice calls SMS and mobile internet as it expands its network in the next 3 months

DEPLOY MORE. 'This is a key part of our efforts to transform the PLDT and Smart network into the country’s most future-ready data infrastructure delivering a wide range of gigabit digital solutions,' Manuel Pangilinan, chairman and CEO of Smart and PLDT, says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

No cellphone signals in Manila during Nazarene feast

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Security purposes is cited as the reason for the planned signal jamming

YEARLY TRADITION. Devotees parade a replica of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila days ahead of the Translacion. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Typhoon Lawin: Telco services down in parts of Northern Luzon

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Globe Telecom and PLDT report voice call and data service disruptions in selected areas in Abra Cagayan Kalinga as well as parts of Ilocos Norte and Apayao


Tennis player Baghdatis receives bizarre warning for using cellphone at US Open

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Macros Baghdatis says he was writing a message to his wife He figured why not?

Marcos Baghdati wanted to see if he could get away with sending a text to his wife on the court. He couldn't. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Can you spot the cell phone on this carpet?

Jul 12, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Pinoy Facebook user Jeya May Cruz challenges her followers to find a cell phone hidden in plain sight on a carpet

SPOT THE PHONE. Facebook user Jeya May Cruz asks her followers to spot the hidden phone on her rug. Screengrab from Facebook/jeyamay.cruz

VIRAL: Two kids return missing cellphone to police

May 31, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Sampaguita vendors Richele Aringo and Cael Hepe return a cellphone they found to the police station despite offers from people to buy it

Comelec bans using cellphones in polling precincts

Apr 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says photos taken via cellphones for one can be used to buy votes

NO CELLPHONES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms on April 9, 2016, that the poll body has banned the use of cellphones in election precincts on May 9. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Nigel Barker on what makes you look great in photos

Jun 02, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Plus Nigel talks about a career in photography in today s social media friendly world

WATCH: Boxer’s cellphone falls out of trunks in fight

Apr 03, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Boxer Marvin Jones forgets that the only person he should be talking to in a boxing match is his trainer

OUT OF LOAD. Boxer Marvin Jones was more than a little chagrined when his phone came out of his pocket on national TV. Screenshot from YouTube

Cellphone signals down in several Ruby-hit areas

Dec 07, 2014 - 3:05 AM

Typhoon Ruby Hagupit disrupts cellphone signals in areas such as Borongan Eastern Samar and Pambujan Northern Samar

TYPHOON'S THREAT. A Filipino watches strong waves at a coastal village in Borongan, Eastern Samar, on December 6, 2014, as Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) threatened the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

No monopod? No problem: Fake monopod selfies invade the web

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Love or hate monopods these phony shots are hilarious

US cellphone unlocking law a temporary solution?

Aug 03, 2014 - 10:24 PM

The cellphone unlocking law may be timely but it may also be a temporary solution unless cellphone unlocking is made permanently legal


TechRap: Most memorable Nokia phones of all time

Apr 27, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Goodbye Nokia Microsoft changes phone giant name to Microsoft Mobile WhatsApp still no 1 and the most notable Nokia phones of all time

Globe outlines cellphone load monitoring services

Jan 16, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Globe explains how prepaid users can manage and monitor their cellphone credits

LOAD WATCHING. Globe Telecom lets people know there are systems in place to watch over your prepaid credits.

Philippines allows phone use on planes

Dec 31, 2013 - 1:57 PM

CAAP allows the use of cellphones and laptops on flights subject to guidelines

PLEASE BE EARLY. PAL asks its passengers to arrive early in airports to avoid flight delays. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Globe says fiber cut caused signal disruption in Tacloban

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The cut happened during a DPWH road clearing and construction operations Globe appeals to the agency to take extra precaution

DEVASTATION. Super Typhoon Yolanda knocked off power and communication lines in Tacloban. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Smart, Globe services in VisMin 'interrupted'

Nov 08, 2013 - 11:29 PM

The telcos say networks are disrupted due to super Typhoon Yolanda Five hard hit areas can no longer be reached via cell phone or landline

COMM LINES DOWN. Telcos say they will deploy teams to repair network facilities damaged by super typhoon Yolanda as soon as deemed safe. AFP PHOTO

Five signs you're a tech addict

Mar 27, 2013 - 4:33 PM

Can t live without your tablet? Check your phone the second you wake up? Here are 5 signs you re a tech addict

OBSESSED WITH YOUR GADGETS? Technology addiction is a real threat to your well-being. Photo from the 'iPhone' Facebook page

Five things that tire you out

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Feeling sluggish and worn out all the time? These 5 factors may be the culprit

EXHAUSTED. These 5 factors may be the culprit. Photo from "Headache" Facebook page

White House favors cellphone unlocks

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:52 PM

The White House affirmatively responds to a petition to make phone unlocking legal

The White House responds positively to a petition to make phone unlocking legal.

Nokia announces 41 megapixel smartphone

Feb 27, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Successor to Nokia N8 can shoot 41 megapixel images

Group alarmed at govt decision to suspend cell signal

Jan 09, 2012 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Open cellphone lines would in fact enable citizens to respond to terror threats group says