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Japan court orders Facebook to reveal ‘revenge porn’ IP addresses

October 21, 2014 | 4:16 pm | Agence France-Presse

A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, in the first such case in Japan.

Driven by affordable Chinese models, smartphone sales in SEA surge to record high — GfK

October 21, 2014 | 4:04 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Sales of smartphones in the Southeast Asian region hit a record high in terms of unit sales and revenue, driven in large part by the influx of affordable Chinese brands.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

October 21, 2014 | 10:02 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple’s profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

Facebook sues lawyers over ‘scam’ lawsuit for stake

October 21, 2014 | 9:59 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook Monday sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist.

USB flash drives still primary virus transmitter in PH — Trend Micro

October 21, 2014 | 12:51 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A vast majority of computers infected with virus and malware in the Philippines have the diminutive USB flash drives and its users to blame.

BlackBerry shares up after unconfirmed report on possible Lenovo bid

October 21, 2014 | 12:04 am | Euan Rocha, Reuters

BlackBerry shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company.

Lenovo PH launches two new LTE smartphones

October 20, 2014 | 5:21 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Lenovo Mobile Philippines has launched two new LTE smartphones with mid-range specifications in the country.

Yahoo! set to outline cost-cutting efforts — WSJ

October 20, 2014 | 1:42 pm | Supriya Kurane, Reuters

Yahoo! Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor.

Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks – Forbes

October 20, 2014 | 9:34 am | Sam Forgione, Reuters

Microsoft Corp is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

Britain threatens Internet ‘trolls’ with two years in jail

October 19, 2014 | 11:15 pm | Agence France-Presse

People found guilty of Internet “trolling” in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter.

Local integration of Microsoft — Nokia to conclude by Jan 2015

October 17, 2014 | 5:03 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Microsoft has officially closed its acquisition of the floundering handset division of Nokia for about P313 billion last April.

Twitter tweets start to sing

October 17, 2014 | 10:09 am | Agence France-Presse

Twitter on Thursday began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.

Sony PH launches Z3, their newest flagship smartphone

October 17, 2014 | 9:36 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Sony Philippines has launched in the local market the Z3, the upgraded version of their flagship smartphone brand, as well as the Z3 Compact and the Z3 tablet compact.

PHOTOS | Apple unveils new iPads, iMac

October 17, 2014 | 8:04 am | Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua

At 6.1 mm., the latest iPad Air 2 is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor and is “the world’s thinnest tablet,” while the new iMac computer with a 27-inch display boasts an image quality far better than HDTV.

SAFETY CHECK | Facebook’s new feature allows you to tell you’re OK during natural disasters

October 16, 2014 | 6:24 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Facebook has launched a new feature today called Safety Check that will enable users to tell their network they are ok after a natural disaster occurred in their location.