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Supreme Court launches its own app

THE Supreme Court (SC) has launched its namesake app with the aim of increasing the public’s access to data on courts and lawyers. This is part of the judiciary’s effort to keep up to date with technology.

Cauayan moves towards becoming a Smart city with MultiSys app

PAYMENT FOR taxes and permit applications can now be done cashless in Cauayan City, Isabela — the first step towards its transformation into a Smart city in partnership with Multisys Technologies Corp.

To win over Asia, Tinder is trying to shed its hookup...

DURING its first four years, Tinder, the popular dating and hookup-facilitating smartphone app, largely ignored everything west of the Pacific. Tailoring the service to varied local dating rituals in Asia was deemed too challenging for the fledgling company. For example, premarital sex is frowned upon in the Philippines, arranged marriages are commonplace in India, and “sogaeting” (blind dates arranged by friends) is the norm in Korea.

BTS made an app that lets you chat with its members...

K-POP sensation BTS has racked up a string of firsts over an astonishing six-year run. Now the seven-member group star in their very own smartphone game, marrying two of South Korea’s hottest exports.

Record labels are said to demand more money for songs on...

THE three biggest record labels are demanding more money for songs played on TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin, setting up a showdown with the hugely popular video apps, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Things are different when women make the first move

WE’RE almost done with the second decade of this millennium, and while women have made strides in the world, are we making sure that the field is level for them when it comes to the dating game?

GrabFood launched with Crave City

WHILE GrabFood, transport services app Grab’s food delivery system, has been operational for quite a while now — it has been in place since June in select cities, expanded operations in July to cover all of Metro Manila, and in October began beta testing in Cebu and Mandaue — it was launched officially on Nov. 10 in an event called Crave City. Crave City is open to the public until Nov. 10, with customers able to order food via the app (provided onsite) from establishments Mom & Tina’s, El Chupacabra, Señor Pollo, Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen, Charlie’s Grind and Grill, Gong Cha, Ersao, Aysee, Sunrise Buckets, Manila Creamery, and Stockpile, which have stalls in BGC’s Globe Amphitheatre.

Mobile app launched for Idesia home owners

A PROPERTY company has introduced a one-stop home information portal for home buyers and owners at Idesia Dasmariñas in Cavite.

Facebook and Google chase a new $1 trillion payments market

Surendrasingh Sucharia always has a few thousand rupees in his pocket, but can’t recall the last time he used cash. The 29-year-old product manager...

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

PARIS, FRANCE -- Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and...

BPI aims to increase number of clients who access its digital...

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said it plans to double the number of its clients who use its electronic channels in the next...

WineGame app brings the Master Sommelier experience to the masses

LAST WEEK, Rob Wilder, the co-founder of ThinkFoodGroup, announced the release of WineGame, a simple app that instantly turns any bottle into a fun, multiple-choice blind tasting game. Even if you don’t know Wilder’s name, you certainly know his partner’s: star chef and humanitarian Jose Andrés. The game began as a late-night lark between Wilder and Andrés who would challenge each other to blindly taste and then correctly name the wine hidden inside a paper bag.

New features added to Sakay.ph mobile application

SAKAY.PH is launching its redesigned mobile application to include the latest transportation developments and new features designed to make it easier for commuters to travel within Metro Manila.

SSI marks 30th anniversary with promos and an app

WITHOUT Stores Specialists Group (SSI) Inc., avid fans of luxury products would still have to fly out of the country for a taste of clothes from some of the world’s favorite brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Tod’s. This year — as the SSI group celebrates 30 years in the business with a new campaign called The Curated Life — it aims to make shopping even easier with the launch of a website and an app.

Grab Philippines to launch new app interface, features in July

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.ph, Inc.) is looking to launch in July new features in its ride-hailing mobile application. In a statement, the transportation network company (TNC)...

Peppa Pig reported to have been purged from Chinese video app

China’s push to cleanse its internet of unsavory elements appears to have claimed an unlikely victim, with thousands of videos of children’s cartoon program...

What’s good, Poblacion?

LATELY, Poblacion in Makati City has become one of the hippest and coolest places to see and be seen in. Declared as a heritage...

UnionBank to roll out new digital banking products

The digital banking platform of UnionBank of the Philippines is set to launch new banking products and services to position itself as a digital...

Movie tickets now sold on RWM app; Ultra fancy cinema also...

RESORTS WORLD MANILA (RWM), recently unloaded the update to its mobile companion app which includes features such as the capability to buy tickets for...

Grab Philippines: Uber app to continue working but with ‘limited functionality’

Uber users in the Philippines will still be able to book rides via mobile application as Grab Philippines announced that the Uber app will...

Zagat on the menu for restaurant review site Infatuation

SAN FRANCISCO — Restaurant review new-comer The Infatuation announced Monday a deal to buy veteran Zagat from Google for an undisclosed amount. Since Google bought...

2Go invests in Mober online delivery service

SM Investments Corp.’s integrated transport solutions provider 2GO Group, Inc. (2GO) is investing in the online delivery service Mober Technology PTE. In a statement issued...

Davao taxi operators launch own ride-hailing app

DAVAO CITY — The Metro Davao Taxi Operators Association (MeDaTOA) has started installing the ride-hailing application Hirna among its members and a launch of...

Grab calls for info sharing on ‘blacklisted’ passengers

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTAXI.PH, Inc.) has called on ride-sharing services to share a common database of so-called “blacklisted” passengers, in the aftermath of the alleged...

MeDaTOA to test-run new hailing app by Nov; another group to...

THE METRO Davao Taxi Operators Association, Inc. (MeDaTOA), which recently signed an agreement Transwealth Fleet Management Corp. for a mobile hailing application, is preparing...

Nintendo’s hit video game coming to iOS, Android

NINTENDO CO. has made its biggest move in mobile gaming so far with plans to add Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as its third smartphone...

Scientists unveil virtual reality game to detect Alzheimer’s

LONDON -- Sea Quest Hero is more than just the usual computer game in which players find their way through mazes, shoot and chase...

Facebook samples China’s potential with sneaky app

SHANGHAI -- Facebook’s sneaky launch of a photo-sharing app in China, where its social network is banned, gives it a small taste of the...

App for women turns phones into panic buttons

CIUDAD JUçREZ, MEXICO -- The Mexican city of Juarez has been dubbed “the capital of murdered women”: since the 1990s, hundreds of women have...

Artificial intelligence and the coming health revolution

WASHINGTON -- Your next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in...

Snap a photo of a receipt, get a rebate

IT’S A NOVEL IDEA, taking a photo of one’s grocery receipt and uploading it to an app which will then give the user rebates...

Uber app gets an upgrade

RIDE-HAILING MOBILE APP, Uber, has introduced an entirely new rider app design — something that has been a long time coming as the app’s...

‘Ready to Parent’ app wants to save lives

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman THERE’S a new free mobile application that lets new moms chat and interact with other first-time moms, share their...

How to play Pokemon Go

Before you get hooked, here are the things you need to know about Pokemon Go:

Manila Hotel enters the 21st century

Text and photos by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman There are two kinds of history: one is written and preserved on books and the other is...

30-second selling and shopping with Shopee

By Joseph L. Garcia ONLINE SELLING gets a little bit easier with Shopee, an easy-to-use buying and selling app. Last week, in Makati’s Prohibition Lounge, Shopee...

Need a last-minute hotel booking? There’s an app for that.

By Zsarlene B. Chua ​HONG KONG-based last-minute booking hotel app, Hotel Quickly, formally launched its entry into the Philippine market last month, boasting of more...