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Mynt, the fintech company of Globe Telecom, Ant Financial, and Ayala Corp. which operates GCash, announced that the GCash QR-based mobile payment technology is now  available in all restaurants and outlets of FooDee Global Concepts in the country. As one of Manila’s largest multi brand food groups, FooDee Global Concepts continues to dominate the culinary scene...

In an effort to promote nationwide safety and convenience through technology, the Philippine National Police and Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation have collaborated to launch Samsung 321, a mobile service application that provides a database of national institutions and facilities users can contact in case of emergencies.  The app makes use of the Global...

Samsung Electronics and Disney are bringing Disney characters to life as new AR Emojis for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Starting today, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users will be able to access Disney characters – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse – directly from their phone to create personalized messages. Characters from favorite Disney films including The Incredibles, Zootopia, and Fro...

Since its founding, Waze has been routing automobile drivers, helping them find optimal routes, avoid traffic, get arrival time estimations and more. A few years ago, Waze added the “Taxi” vehicle type to better serve professional drivers who can access roads otherwise restricted to private drivers. Now, Waze is adding a new vehicle type: motorcycle. The new addition...

By Lily Asis People will all have their own candidates for the most effective Apps on Apple iPhones and newer android devices. There are so many apps available at the app store by this point that it’s a lot easier for people to more or less take their pick. It really all depends on what they are trying to accomplish and why. Some of the best apps are the ones...

That the Philippines is smartphone savvy has long been accepted as a given (e.g. how we’re the texting capital of the world, Twitter crazy, FB loonies, et cetera). But perhaps – argue with me if you want – a bigger sign of this is the ownership of so many Filipinos of not just one (or even two) mobile numbers/phones, at times one (or two) from each existing network. And so it is not surprising seeing so many pax with more than one gadget (e.g. placed on tables in restos). This is why dual SIM phones come in handy; though this is...

HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, announced the Nokia 8 will be available starting this September. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube....

Huawei has released its newest addition to the Y series, the Huawei Y5 2017. The mid-range phone has features such as 8MP + 5MP camera, 3,000 mAh battery life and a 4G LTE capacity. This device only retails at P5, 890. The Huawei Y5 2017 is now available via Huawei Experience stores nationwide. ...

Google announced that it is coming out with a new newsfeed experience for users of its Google application on Android and iOS.  The service uses Google’s machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information a user would like to receive – e.g. news, videos, music and feature stories. But – according to a company blog post, a user’s...

Samsung is teaming up with Home Credit, a Fintech company that helps consumers to purchase smartphones and other goods on installment, to offer the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro at 0% interest in Samsung concept stores and partner retailers throughout the country starting July 15. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has 13-megapixel main shooter and F/1.7 aperture, a front LED...