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  • To boost your run, think pink for your drink, says study
    by jbalboa on May 13, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    According to a British study, consuming a pink-colored drink during an exercise session could increase performance. The post To boost your run, think pink for your drink, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • PHINLA conducts Waste Bank Forum, introduces BinBank mobile app to improve waste collection system
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:20 am

    The concept of cash from trash is not new to most people, especially since waste banks have been established to manage materials that can still be recycled. However, proper and effective management of these facilities might be a different story.

  • Verto Network Solutions Inc. partners with Globe myBusiness to power digital connection
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Internet connectivity is at the heart of every business operation and is the foundation of today’s digital economy. When the pandemic hit and strict lockdowns were imposed, companies sought for reliable internet connectivity to enable work from home & remote operations.

  • Instagram lets users pick preferred gender pronouns
    by dlejano on May 13, 2021 at 3:40 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram on Wednesday began letting English-language users enhance profiles to show new gender pronouns they want applied to them in conversation. The photo-centric social network became the lasted internet service to broaden beyond basic “he” or “she” references to pronouns preferred by those with alternate gender identities. “Add pronouns to your profile,” The post Instagram lets users pick preferred gender pronouns appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • GCash shares peek into newest innovations
    on May 12, 2021 at 10:40 am

    From starting out as an e-wallet for making fast & secure online transactions to being the undisputed #1 mobile wallet app in the Philippines, GCash is now transforming itself once again to respond to the call of the times by launching new products and services to further its vision of making Filipino lives better everyday, with finance solutions made for all.

  • Getting an OLED TV in 2021? Here’s what to know about screen burn-in
    on May 12, 2021 at 10:20 am

    The demand for OLED TVs is still on a steady rise in 2021. According to Consumer Reports, more brands are expected to come out with entry-level OLED sets to make it more accessible to people looking for affordable TVs with 4K quality.

  • TikTok's doctor mom Mirah Borja finds balance between family, career
    on May 12, 2021 at 10:10 am

    When you are a wife and a mom, it is easy to lose yourself in the busyness of day-to-day life. But this doesn't mean that having a successful career is impossible when you have a family. The key is to find balance between home life and work, accept the sacrifices that need to be made, and find fulfillment in all that you do. All this is what Doctor Mom, Mirah Borja, has done and continues to do, as she juggles family and career. 

  • No Cash? No Problem! Shopee lets you pay for your COD purchases via ShopeePay
    on May 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, now offers another safe and rewarding method to pay for your cash-on-delivery (COD) orders using ShopeePay’s Scan to Pay feature. 

  • Google to automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon
    by ibiong on May 12, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Google is planning to automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication (2FA) to strengthen their security as it dreams of a “simpler and safer future without passwords.” The tech giant urged users to have the second form of verification in place as it revealed that it will automatically sign them up for it soon through a The post Google to automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Tired of your Wi-Fi signal problems at home? Here’s a solution!
    by ilucas on May 12, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Are you always struggling with a bad Wi-Fi signal at home? You always wonder why, despite many attempts to fight Wi-Fi dead spots, you always end up sitting in your living room and essentially next to your router because its signal won’t reach your top room in the house. And considering the thick walls of The post Tired of your Wi-Fi signal problems at home? Here’s a solution! appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • PH No. 1 smartphone brand realme launches the 8 series to capture infinite moments that matter
    by vcatibog on May 12, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Written by Raquel P. Gomez for INQUIRER.net BrandRoom Multi camera systems and higher megapixel count have become a major selling point in smartphones today. realme Philippines, the number 1 smartphone brand for Q1 2021, is pushing the boundaries of innovation in smartphone camera technology with the launch of the realme 8 Pro, its first smartphone The post PH No. 1 smartphone brand realme launches the 8 series to capture infinite moments that matter appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Smart “Green” Production is future of Taiwan’s Smart Plastic & Rubber...
    on May 11, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    As a nation whose industries are fully focused on production efficiency and smart technologies, count Taiwan to be more aware of protecting Mother Earth by promoting environment-friendly manufacturing processes

  • realme solidifies no.1 position with realme 8 Series, elevating mobile photography with 108MP
    on May 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    realme, the Philippines’ leading smartphone brand in the country, is ready to give Filipinos the power to capture infinity as the realme 8 Series, its most anticipated midrange line, launches first on Lazada on May 12.

  • 5 best vivo Y series smartphones with top-notch style and performance
    on May 11, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    The vivo Y series has provided smartphone users an impeccable lineup of value-for-money devices that have stylish designs, crystal clear displays, and long-lasting batteries. 

  • Crypto fans analyze Mark Zuckerberg’s post about his goat named ‘Bitcoin”
    by postie on May 11, 2021 at 11:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A social media post by Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday about his pet goats drew speculation from cryptocurrency fans across social media platforms. Zuckerberg posted a photo of his goats with the short caption: “My goats: Max and Bitcoin.” My goats: Max and Bitcoin. Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, The post Crypto fans analyze Mark Zuckerberg’s post about his goat named ‘Bitcoin” appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Mapúa joins global impact rankings for second year straight
    on May 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

    For 2021, Mapúa made it in the UK-based rankings alongside Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas and Tarlac Agricultural University.

  • Vaccinating half of population by summer could prevent millions of COVID-19 cases in US — study
    by jbalboa on May 11, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Research from the United States highlights the importance of vaccination in reducing the number of COVID-19 infections. The post Vaccinating half of population by summer could prevent millions of COVID-19 cases in US — study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Doctors debunk myths on hypertension: Drinking pineapple juice, eating garlic don’t help
    by jvicente on May 11, 2021 at 9:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Does drinking pineapple juice, eating garlic, and putting your medicine under your tongue help control high blood pressure? Philippine Heart Center cardiologist and secretary of the Philippine Society of Hypertension (PSH) Gilbert Vilela disproved such home remedies and branded them as “myths,” more so “nonsense.” “There is no direct relationship between pineapple The post Doctors debunk myths on hypertension: Drinking pineapple juice, eating garlic don’t […]

  • Globe reiterates commitment to future-proof network against natural disasters
    by bdiaz on May 11, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Globe reiterates its commitment to build a resilient network designed to withstand natural disasters and climate-related hazards. This commitment will in turn, give Filipinos reliable lines of communications especially during calamities. “The standards in the Philippines have gone up because of the many learnings brought by natural disasters and climate change. We have to make The post Globe reiterates commitment to future-proof network against natural disasters appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Tsukiji shopping street launches 100-day YouTube stream
    by dlejano on May 10, 2021 at 9:17 am

    TOKYO — The Tsukiji Outer Market in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, has begun streaming YouTube videos showcasing some of its nearly 460 eateries, fishmongers, and other shops. The famed shopping street launched its YouTube page Tsukiji TV on May 2 and plans to upload a new video each day at around 6 p.m. for 100 consecutive The post Tsukiji shopping street launches 100-day YouTube stream appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Get a chance to win 5G smartphones with Smart Signature Plans
    by bdiaz on May 10, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is giving subscribers a chance to snag the latest 5G devices and experience next-level speeds for their digital lifestyle with the new Smart Signature Online Store 5G Raffle Promo. The promo is open to subscribers with approved new applications for the Smart Signature Plans with Netflix or The post Get a chance to win 5G smartphones with Smart Signature Plans appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How the world’s northernmost forests are also under threat from climate change
    by jbalboa on May 10, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Forests play an essential role in capturing and storing carbon. But climate change poses a growing threat to these ecosystems. The post How the world’s northernmost forests are also under threat from climate change appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Tinder is launching a quiz feature so you can express your ‘Vibes’
    by jbalboa on May 10, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Will you pass the "vibe check"? On Tinder, users will be able to increase their chances of a match, thanks to a special quiz. The post Tinder is launching a quiz feature so you can express your ‘Vibes’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • TikTok is still the world’s most downloaded app, says study
    by jbalboa on May 10, 2021 at 3:49 am

    TikTok is still the leader of the pack. The Chinese application is once again the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in April 2021. The post TikTok is still the world’s most downloaded app, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • There’s an equation for genius and IQ isn’t part of it
    by jbalboa on May 10, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Genius isn't dependent on IQ but on the impact and duration of a work. This vision challenges an idealized, historic vision of talent. The post There’s an equation for genius and IQ isn’t part of it appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Best tech companies to work for
    by Lili Zecevic on May 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Have you ever wondered what are the best tech companies to work for? It is a constant struggle to find the best possible employer to work for. There are so many factors to consider when you are looking to start work somewhere because your job pays your bills and gives you a sense of achievement The post Best tech companies to work for appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How to share your Wi-Fi password with other people
    by Lili Zecevic on May 9, 2021 at 2:08 am

    No matter where we go, be it a restaurant, library, or a friend’s house, the first thing we request is the Wi-Fi password. Wi-Fi is a universal wireless technology, which bypasses all the shenanigans of an ethernet cable. It allows us to stay connected with the rest of the world, making it a crucial element The post How to share your Wi-Fi password with other people appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How to make GIFs with sound
    by Lili Zecevic on May 9, 2021 at 1:45 am

    The written conversation has taken on a life-like quality with the help of picture messages, emoticons, and emojis. Expressing yourself has become a lot easier on texts and news thanks to these colorful creations. With the changing times, innovations are being made in all areas. Written texts without emoticons or animated GIFs and emojis seem The post How to make GIFs with sound appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How to delete your Facebook account
    by Lili Zecevic on May 9, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Are you wondering how to delete your Facebook account? If you’ve given up on the world’s most prominent social network media platform, unsubscribing from the service isn’t too tricky. However, before you delete all of those photos, messages, and likes, you can download your Facebook identifiable personal information. Your Facebook archives contain nearly all of The post How to delete your Facebook account appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How to save a webpage as a PDF
    by Lili Zecevic on May 9, 2021 at 1:12 am

    People often come across a webpage that they find interesting or informative, and want to save it in a PDF form for offline access, but couldn’t. PDFs are portable and can be read on any device. They are a secure form of document that does not allow editing to your content. They help in combining The post How to save a webpage as a PDF appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • China to restrict mobile app news notifications in internet clampdown
    by ccolina on May 8, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    SHANGHAI—China’s internet watchdog said on Saturday that it will ban some mobile app notifications and tighten regulations as the government ramps up a campaign to rein in the growing influence of internet companies over its citizens’ daily lives. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will strengthen guidance and control of mobile app information sources, and The post China to restrict mobile app news notifications in internet clampdown appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms
    by ggaviola on May 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    WASHINGTON – Facebook-owned messaging colossus WhatsApp on Friday retreated again from its plan to force users to accept new terms which critics said could expand data collection from its two billion users around the world. WhatsApp, which was set to enforce its new data-sharing policy on May 15 — following a delay in response to The post WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars
    by kadraneda on May 7, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    WASHINGTON — NASA’s Perseverance rover has for the first time captured the low-pitched whirring of the Ingenuity helicopter’s blades as it flies through the rarefied Martian atmosphere. The space agency on Friday released new footage shot by the six-wheeled robot of its rotorcraft companion making its fourth flight on April 30 — this time accompanied The post Perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections
    by kadraneda on May 7, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    AMSTERDAM — Dutch researchers have trained bees, which have an unusually keen sense of smell, to identify samples infected with COVID-19, a finding they said could cut waiting times for test results to just seconds. To train the bees, scientists in the bio-veterinary research laboratory at Wageningen University gave them sugary water as a reward The post Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • 5 TikTok moms who make motherhood work through community support and creativity
    by vcatibog on May 7, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, plus a little bit extra on Mother’s Day. This special day gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to moms and mother-figures by honoring all that they do for their families, as well as for the community of mothers around the world. Moms have a powerful influence on The post 5 TikTok moms who make motherhood work through community support and creativity appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • vivo partners with ZEISS to advance smartphone photography, starting with the X60
    by bdiaz on May 7, 2021 at 7:00 am

    ZEISS, the makers of mirrorless systems and other innovative photography lenses, is now partnered with leading smartphone brand vivo. The flagship vivo X60 is the first smartphone to be released in this new partnership.  The new vivo X60 will have stunning night photography, professional motion shots, and introduction of HD panoramic shots among its pioneering The post vivo partners with ZEISS to advance smartphone photography, starting with the X60 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban
    on May 6, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of former US President Donald Trump's website, saying they broke its rules against evading an account ban.  

  • Facebook fights influence-for-hire campaigns
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    San Francisco, United States — Facebook said Thursday that it had taken down nine deceptive online campaigns as marketing firms make a business of using fake accounts to sway opinions. The campaigns aimed posts or comments at people in Azerbaijan, Central African Republic, Mexico, Palestine, Peru, and Ukraine, according to the leading social network. “All The post Facebook fights influence-for-hire campaigns appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Pint-sized Mongolian menace shows dinosaurs loved the nightlife, too
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Under the cover of darkness in desert habitats about 70 million years ago, in what is today Mongolia and northern China, a gangly looking dinosaur employed excellent night vision and superb hearing to thrive as a menacing pint-sized nocturnal predator. Scientists said on Thursday an examination of a ring of bones surrounding the pupil and The post Pint-sized Mongolian menace shows dinosaurs loved the nightlife, too appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twitter removes automatic image cropping on iOS, Android
    by ibiong on May 6, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Twitter has finally rolled out its latest update that removes automatic image cropping—and the internet is celebrating its newfound freedom. “[No] bird too tall, no crop too short,” Twitter announced earlier today, May 6. “[Introducing] bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone.” no bird too tall, no crop too short The post Twitter removes automatic image cropping on iOS, Android appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Being around kids could make adults more compassionate, says study
    by jbalboa on May 6, 2021 at 7:56 am

    The presence of children could make adults show more compassion and generosity, according to a study from psychologists in the United Kingdom. The post Being around kids could make adults more compassionate, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Smart, MPTC introduce PH’s first toll top-up via mobile load
    by vcatibog on May 6, 2021 at 7:37 am

    As tollways switch to a cashless system for faster, safer, and more convenient transactions on the road, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)  has partnered with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the country’s largest toll road developer and operator, to introduce a much simpler and easier way of reloading the Easytrip RFID using The post Smart, MPTC introduce PH’s first toll top-up via mobile load appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Huge discounts for vivo smartphones, special offers up for grabs at the Shopee 5.5 Sale
    by bdiaz on May 6, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Early bird attendees at the Shopee 5.5 Sale will have the chance to win a special discounted price for the vivo Y1s of PHP4,999, down from its original price of PHP5,499.  Discounted vivo smartphones at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival are the Y30, Y20i and S1 Pro.  Customers will also enjoy a PHP300 discount voucher The post Huge discounts for vivo smartphones, special offers up for grabs at the Shopee 5.5 Sale appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • India authorizes 5G trials without Huawei, ZTE
    by kadraneda on May 5, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    NEW DELHI — India has authorized trials of super-fast 5G wireless technology, giving access to international companies with the notable absence of Chinese equipment makers Huawei and ZTE amid lingering tensions between the Asian powerhouses. South Korean technology giant Samsung, Finland’s Nokia, and Ericsson of Sweden, and the Indian government’s own C-DOT research and development The post India authorizes 5G trials without Huawei, ZTE appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants
    by kadraneda on May 5, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Chibayish, Iraq — In southern Iraq, putrid water gushes out of waste pipes into marshes reputed to be home to the biblical Garden of Eden, threatening an already fragile world heritage site. In a country where the state lacks the capacity to guarantee basic services, 70 percent of Iraq’s industrial waste is dumped directly into The post Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • ACCESS: Pioneer in online MCLE
    by bdiaz on May 5, 2021 at 6:25 am

    To date, ACCESS is the ONLY provider that has a full 36-unit course bundle, ensuring that lawyers get to complete the 7th compliance period of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) with world-class education.  Now, in the midst of ongoing pandemic, ACCESS has ensured greater accessibility and convenience for all legal practitioners by introducing its ground-breaking The post ACCESS: Pioneer in online MCLE appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Ready, set, Go+ with Globe’s new prepaid promos
    by bdiaz on May 5, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Manila, Philippines; April 2021 –– These unusual times have definitely taken a toll on how we go about our daily routines. Not having a regular change of pace in one’s day or week can be demotivating, and sitting in constant monotony can get boring. Thankfully, technology lets us do what we need to do and The post Ready, set, Go+ with Globe’s new prepaid promos appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • OSG did not tell privacy watchdog about recent data breach
    by clopez on May 4, 2021 at 10:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) did not notify the country’s data privacy watchdog about the data breach that was flagged to it twice last March, a violation that is punishable with jail time and a hefty fine under the Data Privacy Act. TurgenSec, a London-based cybersecurity company, said in a statement that The post OSG did not tell privacy watchdog about recent data breach appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Sony to integrate Discord chat app into PlayStation
    on May 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Sony Group has said it has invested in popular chat app Discord and was looking to get it into the PlayStation next year.

  • You may soon be able to comment on an exact minute of a YouTube video
    by jbalboa on May 4, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Is YouTube taking a page from SoundCloud's playbook? The video platform has embarked on a new round of testing with time-stamped comments. The post You may soon be able to comment on an exact minute of a YouTube video appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Our coffee consumption could be influenced by our genes
    by jbalboa on May 4, 2021 at 3:43 am

    Black, no sugar, strong, with a splash of milk. When it comes to coffee, we all have our specific preferences. The post Our coffee consumption could be influenced by our genes appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • This app helps you find a community pantry near you
    on May 4, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Are you looking for a community pantry? There's an app for that.

  • Verizon to offload Yahoo, AOL for $5 billion
    by evalderrama on May 4, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Verizon Communications Inc is getting rid of its media businesses that include iconic brands Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion, ending an expensive and unsuccessful run in the media and advertising world. Despite spending more than a decade and billions of dollars acquiring a stable of internet brands, the New York-based telecom company has struggled The post Verizon to offload Yahoo, AOL for $5 billion appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Data breach exposed 345,000 sensitive SolGen documents in April --British cybersecurity firm
    on May 3, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Hundreds of thousands of documents from the Office of the Solicitor General containing sensitive information were made accessible to the public in a data breach last month, a British cybersecurity firm said.

  • Egos clash in Bezos and Musk space race
    on May 2, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Even the Milky Way seems too small to keep the egos of tech billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk from colliding as they vie to conquer space.

  • Microsoft to replace Calibri as default font
    on April 30, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Calibri is set to be replaced with a new default font.

  • Facebook, Spotify team up to allow in-app music listening
    on April 26, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Facebook is expanding its partnership with Spotify to create a mechanism for listening to full songs within the social network, which recently has been turning its attention to audio offerings.

  • Facebook wants users' responses to improve feeds
    on April 22, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Facebook said Thursday it would emphasize user feedback when prioritizing posts on the leading social network, the latest move to quell concerns over its algorithms.

  • Facebook to bring changes in advertising, privacy following Apple's upcoming iOS update
    on April 21, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that following Apple Inc's release of iOS 14.5, it would implement new advertiser protocols where there will be changes to the way businesses and advertising tools appear on the social media platform.

  • Facebook issues statement on reports about users getting tagged in suspicious adult content posts
    on April 21, 2021 at 9:16 am

    In a statement sent to GMA News Online via text on Wednesday, a Facebook Company Spokesperson said they are "continuing to investigate the reports, however, have not found evidence that specific individuals are being targeted."  

  • Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse
    on April 21, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Facebook Inc's Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing app.

  • Apple s iMac will come in 6 new cute colors!
    on April 21, 2021 at 6:53 am

    The new iMac will be available in blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, and purple.  

  • DOJ warns public vs. malicious video link on Facebook
    on April 21, 2021 at 6:12 am

    The Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) on Wednesday warned Facebook users tagged in a post containing a link to an “adult video” not to click it as this could activate malware.

  • Tagged in adult content posts on FB? Privacy exec says mechanisms in place to report it
    on April 21, 2021 at 5:31 am

    The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Wednesday assured social media users that mechanisms are in place to report inappropriate and uncalled-for content on social media.

  • Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will come in purple!
    on April 21, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Apple users have a fresh new design to look forward to in the upcoming iPhone drop!

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