New Google Maps brings content to mobile devices

Google released a huge update for mobile devices highlighting a faster and easier way to explore and world and getting to places that matter to you. Last June 10, through their blog, Google released the new Google Maps to Android, the same design they’ve released last December with improvements on search and navigation features. It …

Tumblr release security update for iOS users

Tumblr, a social network blogging platform, released an important security update for iOS users Tuesday addressing an issue that “allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances.” It was also cited in their blog that if users are using the app, they should update their passwords whether via Tumblr web or anywhere they are using …

Microsoft asks Holder to ease gag on NSA program

REDMOND, Washington — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to personally review a gag order that prevents the company and others from further discussing secret national security requests for customer emails, Skype calls and documents stored on its servers. The letter follows Microsoft’s motion in …

Yahoo’s 2Q earnings rise 46 pct, revenue sinks

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo remained stuck in a revenue rut during the second quarter, muting the celebration of CEO Marissa Mayer’s first year running the Internet company. The numbers released Tuesday showed Yahoo Inc.’s earnings are still rising, but they also highlighted the challenges facing the company as it loses ground to rivals Google Inc. …

Top 10 Apps for Week 29

Here are the Top 10 apps from Apple App Store and Google Play Store for the week ending July 15 Apple App Store iPhone: Paid: WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.) Where’s My Mickey? (Disney) iTranslate Voice (Sonico GmbH) Minecraft – Pocket Edition (Mojang) Contra: Evolution (PunchBox Studios) AfterLight (Simon Filip) Kick the Buddy: No Mercy (Crustalli) …

Aquino: Sona to reflect real status of Philippines

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday that next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) will reflect the real status of the country as well as his administration’s commitments and principles to achieve an inclusive growth.

In his speech during the celebration of the 67th Founding Anniversary of the University of the Philippines (UP) Beta Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association, the Chief Executive said this year’s Sona will lay down realities besetting the country to spur collective action among the citizenry towards economic progress.

“Next week, the State of the Nation Address will be held. It is important to show to the people the true state of our nation in order to improve the public discourse, and to increase the number of our people who will join us in paddling towards the right and one direction,” he said. Read more

Sun.Star Sona special forum on poverty set today

CEBU CITY — Poverty and how the Aquino administration addressed this will be the main topic in today’s (Wednesday) Sona special forum to be hosted by Sun.Star website at

The discussion, to be done via Google Hangout, is part of Sun.Star website’s special coverage of President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 22.

Aquino’s Sona on Monday is the 74th in Philippine history and the 27th of the Fifth Republic. Read more