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Meet the Roaming Mantis, the world’s most pervasive smartphone malware threat

Kaspersky Labs explains how users can fight malware menace.

Smartphone shipments in Philippines recover in 1st half — IDC report

SMARTPHONE shipments jumped 5.6% to 7.8 million units in the first half, a reversal of the decline seen in the same period in 2017, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) Philippines.

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...

Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost

New York -- South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone Thursday, its latest effort to address flagging sales of...

Samsung Galaxy S7 vulnerable to hacking: experts

LONDON -- Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters.

Huawei eyes smartphone lead after passing Apple

Shanghai, China -- China's Huawei on Friday said it could replace Samsung as the world's top smartphone maker by late next year, just days...

Huawei passes Apple in global market share for the first time

HUAWEI Technologies Co. pulled ahead of Apple, Inc. to claim the no. 2 position in global smartphone shipments in the second quarter just behind Samsung Electronics Co., solidifying the rise of Chinese competitors.

Honor 10: Budget-friendly flagship

In recent years, the battleground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market has shifted from top-tier phones with top-tier pricing to mid-range pricing with top-tier specs and for the Chinese Honor brand (a sub-brand of Huawei) this is a battleground they want to dominate in, especially with the introduction of Honor 10.

E-commerce site says Nokia 3310 sold the most units during Fathers’...

The updated version of the iconic Nokia 3310 was the top-selling phone during Father’s day season last year, local e-commerce site Argomall (www.argomall.com) said...

Facebook discloses it shared data with Chinese device makers

Facebook Inc. said it had data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese consumer-device makers, including Huawei Technologies Co., escalating concerns that the social network has consistently...

Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

San Francisco, United States -- After a decade of sizzling growth, the smartphone market has suddenly cooled. Surveys show smartphone sales last year shrank slightly...

HMD expands distribution network for Nokia handsets

Nokia is expanding its purchasing networks in the country through new concept stores and kiosks in malls nationwide. HMD Global, the company handling the Nokia...

Samsung unveils Galaxy A6, A6+

SAMSUNG PHILIPPINES launched this week its latest smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+. Both handsets feature Samsung’s bezel-less display with Super AMOLED screen....

ZTE woes loom as trade tensions rise

WASHINGTON -- With a major Chinese smartphone maker on the rocks following US sanctions, the trade spat between Washington and Beijing appears to be...

Traditional PCs still thrive in PHL while smartphone shipments decline —...

Device usage habits of Filipinos are rapidly changing, and it is reshaping the connected device trends in the country, according to a report by...

Apple is said to work on touchless control, curved iPhone screen

Apple Inc. is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product...

SEIPI sees little impact from Indian duties on smartphone parts

THE electronics industry said it does not expect a significant impact from a new 10% Indian tariff on smartphone components. Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in...

MWC’s gadget review: From a smart dog vest to 4G on...

After four days, thousands of stalls, 2,300 companies exhibiting, and more than 100,000 square meters of floor space to traverse, here are some of...

Samsung unveils 2018 editions of Galaxy A8 and A8+

What was originally introduced as a step lower than the flagship Galaxy S Series, Samsung's Galaxy A Series has now been promoted to flagship...

HMD rolls out Nokia 8

HMD Global on Sept. 29 launched in Manila the Nokia 8, a P30,000-smartphone that can shoot capture or livestream scenes in both first- and...

Apple unveils iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA -- Apple, Inc. on Sept. 13 rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display...

Moto Z2 Play: A mixed bag

By Samantha Gonzales MOTOROLA’S Moto Z2 Play is its 2017 upgrade of its mid-range modular smartphone. With a thinner and lighter body than that of 2016’s...

Brazilian artist’s daughter claims LG stole images for phone Ads

The daughter of deceased Brazilian artist Lygia Pape says  LG Electronics, Inc. is using images of one of her mother’s works without permission for...

How Oppo plans to stand out in a crowded smartphone market

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter While 2016 has been a very busy year for Chinese mobile phone brand, OPPO, 2017 may prove to be even...

Attempting to use Pokemon GO in the Philippines

By Zsarlene B. Chua FOR PEOPLE who grew up in the 1990s, Pokemon was a fixture in their lives. Our generation played with the cards...

From Instagram to exhibit walls

SMARTPHONE CAMERAS nowadays are better than ever. In fact, Samsung Electronics says, they’re so good, they’ve practically rendered standard point-and-shoot cameras obsolete. But, can...

Bollywood studios eye profits at last as India goes smartphone mad

MUMBAI -- India’s all-singing, all-dancing movie hits capture the attention of hundreds of millions of fans -- but they generate precious little in box...

Huawei Mate 8 review

By Sam Gonzales Is Huawei's new flagship device competitive enough to join the big leagues? Check out this review.  FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE (click the image to expand)     CAMERA...