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Senate allots P3-B fund for free public Wi-Fi — Newsbytes.ph Newsbytes.ph, InterAksyon.com · Friday, November 21, 2014 | 3:51 pm

Smart launches nationwide college app awards Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com · Friday, November 21, 2014 | 2:37 pm

Sophos expands security offerings through AWS Marketplace InterAksyon.com · Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 2:18 pm

VIDEO | Smart bandage tracks vital signs on the go Reuters video, InterAksyon,com · Monday, November 10, 2014 | 8:58 am

Nokia revives the brand with launch of iPad lookalike Jussi Rosendhal, Reuters · Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 12:08 am

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Senate allots P3-B fund for free public Wi-Fi -- Newsbytes.ph Friday, November 21, 2014 | 3:51 pm |

The Senate version of the 2015 national budget has allocated P3 billion for the setting up of free Wi-Fi spots all over the country to enable Internet access for the public.

Smart launches nationwide college app awards Friday, November 21, 2014 2:37 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Smart Communications, Inc. has now opened its long-running mobile apps awards program to all college students nationwide.

Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation Friday, November 21, 2014 2:24 pm | Andrew Chung, Dan Levine, Agence France-Presse

Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.

Viber launches 'public chats' Friday, November 21, 2014 12:39 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Mobile communications app Viber has launched a new feature that allows users to eavesdrop on the conversations of select celebrities and groups through “public chats.”

Jollibee learns big from 'ChickenSad' episode -- top exec Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:16 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Months after Jollibee suffered millions in losses due to store closures triggered by an IT crisis, a company official admitted that they should have prepared more for such an event.

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Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:08 pm

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

Top executives from US technology giant Apple and Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi traded light-hearted barbs on Thursday at a Chinese Internet conference, acknowledging the fierce competition between the rivals.

Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 4:30 pm

China says controls on Internet needed to maintain stability

Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes.

Paul Carsten, Reuters Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 9:30 am

Microsoft warns Singaporean unintentionlly purchasing piracy software

Microsoft on Tuesday warned consumers to remain vigilant against computers which are bundled with piracy softwares and sold at a lower price in Singapore.

Xinhua Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 10:58 pm

Microsoft cloud service partially down, MSN unavailable

Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline.

Bill Rigby, Reuters Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 7:15 pm
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Nokia revives the brand with launch of iPad lookalike

Finland’s Nokia launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple’s iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft.

Jussi Rosendhal, Reuters Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 12:08 am

Kingston doubles the memory to let users capture the action

Capacities Doubled on microSDHC, microSDXC; SDHC/SDXC Cards

InterAksyon.com Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 2:24 pm

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. on Tuesday night unveiled its new smartphone model ahead of the entry of Apple’s iPhone 6 in the Philippine market.

Darwin G Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 6:03 pm

'WE'RE JUST STARTING' | Microsoft exec talks about the future of Nokia, Windows Phone

It wasn’t too long ago when Nokia dropped the bomb on the future of its mobile handset business — Microsoft is taking over.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 5:04 pm

Meet your new mobile partner: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei’s first premium model, the Ascend Mate 7 Gold Limited Edition will be available locally on November 20.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon,com Monday, November 10, 2014 | 6:04 pm