Related News

After iPhone slow-downs, Apple offers battery replacements - but it'll cost you
ZDNet - 2017-12-28
Apple on Thursday published a letter on its website apologizing for the misunderstanding surrounding how it handles performance for iPhones with older batteries. iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Which has better business specs? Here's how these phones ...

Apple finally issues an apology after its iPhone battery fiasco
Mashable - 2017-12-28
Following huge waves of criticism and several lawsuits slamming Apple for purposely slowing down older iPhones to balance power consumption from aged batteries, the tech giant has now issued an apology and has reduced the cost of an out-of-warranty battery ...

Pulong, Mans Carpio file libel case vs. Trillanes
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Presidential son and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and the President's son-in-law Atty. Manases Carpio filed a civil case against Senator Antonio Trillanes, according to Duterte's legal counsel.

Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown drama, will offer $29 battery replacements for a year
The Verge - 2017-12-28
Apple just published a letter to customers apologizing for the "misunderstanding" around older iPhones being slowed down, following its recent admission that it was, in fact, slowing down older phones in order to compensate for degrading batteries.

The mysterious bitcoin tycoon who promised to give away an $86 million fortune just made another donation
Business Insider - 2017-12-28
A mysterious bitcoin tycoon with the alias PineappleFund made a million-dollar donation to the digital library nonprofit Internet Archive. The donor, whose true identity is unknown, pledged in a Reddit post to give $86 million in bitcoin to nonprofits, in ...

Apple devices top activations in week before Christmas
United Press International - 2017-12-28
Dec. 28 (UPI) --Apple's iPhone and iPad had more device activations than its competitors the week leading up to Christmas, according to a report from Flurry Analytics. The report included information from tablets and smartphones, including Apple's iPhone X ...

Many with deadly brain cancer don't opt for hospice care
United Press International - 2017-12-28
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 -- Many patients with a deadly type of brain tumor don't receive adequate hospice care, a new study finds. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 patients in the United States ...

More low-income moms received prenatal care thanks to state Medicaid expansions
United Press International - 2017-12-28
Dec. 28 (UPI) --Fewer moms went insured and more low-income mothers received prenatal care as a result of Medicaid expansions carried out in 34 states between 1996 and 2011. According to researchers at UCLA, the expansions increased access to healthcare ...

Regular people went undercover in an Atlanta jail as part of an experiment -- and for the first time in 4 years, someone blew their cover
Business Insider - 2017-12-28
Nine law-abiding citizens went undercover in an Atlanta jail for the documentary series "60 Days In." The show, now in its fourth season, shines light on different aspects of life in jail. Each participant was given a fake identity and booked under false ...

Police car collides with truck; 2 hurt
Philstar - 2017-12-28
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Two police officers were injured when their patrol car was hit by an Isuzu Elf truck in Barangay Poblacion, Mangaldan, Pangasinan on Tuesday. Senior Police Officer 4 Angelito Jimenez and PO1 Mary Ann Lomibao remained ...

More Bulacan fireworks zones identified
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MALOLOS , Philippines -- At least 189 areas were added to the list of firecracker zones in Bulacan on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 391. Reports reaching the office of Bulacan police chief Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat showed that ...

BIFF kidnaps 6 farmers in Maguindanao
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MAGUINDANAO , Philippines -- Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) snatched six farmers in Datu Hoffer town on Wednesday, but four of them managed to escape, authorities said yesterday. Kannie, Mael and Elvin, all surnamed Minggil ...

2 drown in Benguet, Ilocos Norte
Philstar - 2017-12-28
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A farmer drowned in a sewer in Barangay Catlubong, Buguias, Benguet on Wednesday. Prior to the incident, Benson Bantasan was seen drinking liquor alone at a billiard hall. Probers said the victim could have lost ...

Golden Haven diversifying into low-cost housing
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Golden Haven Inc., the listed memorial developer of the Villar Group, is diversifying into mass housing through the acquisition of Bria Homes Inc. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Golden Haven said it would ...

Index breaches 8,500 level anew
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) broke past the 8,500 level again, closing at an all time high of 8,535.09, up 44.18 points, or 0.52 percent, while the broader All Shares index gained 22.19 points or, 0.44 ...

DOH-8 reminds public of firecrackers law
Philstar - 2017-12-28
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- The Department of Health-Region 8 has intensified this week its public awareness campaign on Executive Order 28 (Law Providing Regulation and Control of the use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices), issued by ...

Pimentel gets record high rating in 2017, says SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III registered a new personal record-high net satisfaction rating in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. According to the survey conducted from December 8 to 16 ...

In Pursuit of Liquid Gold
New York Times - 2017-12-28
With drug abuse rising, an array of companies have found new ways to turn the problems of addicts into billable fortunes. And few are as profitable as those focused on the lowliest byproduct of any stint in rehab: urine. Testing has long been part of ...

Good governance for SMEs
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-28
As a practitioner dealing with small to medium (SME) enterprises with great business models or ideas for their ventures, it is very clear that the business proposition alone is not sufficient to spell success. Even with a good product or service and a well ...

Uh-oh! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might have its own battery problems
Mashable - 2017-12-28
Samsung masterfully weathered the exploding Galaxy Note 7 disaster and launched itself back to the top with the excellent Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones, but it may have another battery-related problem to deal with. Several users on Samsung's own ...

Misinformed police shoot at van carrying victim from prior shooting
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- It may be a case of mistaken identity that killed a person in a shooting incident in Mandaluyong City late Thursday. Video of the incident, which happened around 10:25 p.m. along Shaw Boulevard, showed men ...

BSP issues guidelines on differentiating new P5 from P1 coins
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday released guidelines to help the public differentiate newly-designed P5 coins released last November from the P1 coins. In a statement issued Thursday, it ...

BSP admits printing error caused faceless P100 bills
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Earla Anne just wanted to withdraw some money she could give to her nieces and nephews for Christmas. Instead, she got the surprise of her life. On December 25, she took out P2,400 from an a automated teller ...

PSEi notches new peak before 2017 ends
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-28
but also for real estate, continuous investment in BPOs (business process outsourcing) and hotels, which are a form of dollar revenues for the Philippines," First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp. Market Education Consultant Alexander N.N. Gilles said in ...

Villar group sets P175-B capex for next 3 years
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-28
Companies under the Villar group include Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. (VLL), Starmalls, Inc., Golden Haven, Inc., all three of which are listed at the Philippine Stock Exchange, and All Value Holdings, Corp., which serves as the holding firm for his ...

FINTQ launches new programs, services in bid to boost inclusion at grassroots level
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-28
FINTQ, the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, Inc., has launched programs and services in its bid to bring financial inclusion to the grassroots level. KasamaKA, a grassroots-based program, was launched in September which aims to offer access ...

GOCC Nov. subsidies fall sharply to P5.96 billion
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-28
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp., or PhilHealth, took in the largest amount that month at P2.97 billion, or about half of the total. The National Electrification Administration received subsidies worth P1.16 billion. Other state-run firms that ...

At least P2,000 worth of faceless bills withdrawn, netizen says
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- Turns out she's not the only one. Earla Anne Yehey, who posted on Facebook about the strange P100 bills she got from an automated teller machine (ATM), said two of her officemates also have them. Speaking ...

December 8 declared a special non-working holiday for Catholic feast
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- Classes and work are to be suspended yearly on December 8 after President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law declaring it a special non-working holiday for a Catholic feast. Duterte on Thursday inked Republic Act ...

Mandaluyong shooting survivor: Police did not listen to our plea we were innocent
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- The police did not listen to the plea of the victims in the deadly Mandaluyong City shooting incident, a survivor recounted on Friday. Survivor Mhury Jamon described how the police and barangay officials from ...

These robots sweat while doing pushups
ZDNet - 2017-12-28
An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the $135 billion robotics market. Read More A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo developed humanoid robots that are closely based on human anatomy. Other humanoids are made from ...

Property, financial sectors buoy share prices
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- As the market entered its last trading day of the year, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) managed to close in positive territory, gaining 0.69 percent, or 58.60 points, to finish at 8,490.91. Likewise, the broader ...

DA allots P100 M for typhoon victims
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set aside P100 million for its insurance and loan program for farmers affected by Typhoons Urduja and Vinta to help them recover their losses in the farm sector. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel ...

LIST: Banking schedules for New Year holiday
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Several banks have issued their banking schedules for the New Year holiday. Dec. 30 - Shortened banking hours of Saturday banking branches Dec. 31 - Shortened banking hours of selected mall branches All automated teller machines (ATM), mobile, and ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook now takes private planes only
CNN Money - 2017-12-28
The head of the world's most valuable company has stopped flying commercial. Apple (AAPL) now requires CEO Tim Cook to fly a private plane for "all business and personal travel," according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday. "This policy was implemented ...

China Tells US To Cut Down Opioid Demands To Curb Drug Epidemic
International Business Times - 2017-12-28
A top Chinese drug enforcement official Thursday said the U.S. should look inwards and cut down the demand for opioid which was the main reason behind the drug crisis in the country instead of blaming China for the quandary. According to a report by San ...

PSEi closes at new all-time high, peso strongest in 6 months
Philstar - 2017-12-28
Metrobank and Jollibee, which rose by 3.94 percent and 2.09 percent, respectively, helped push the PSEi higher while SM Investments, SM Prime Holdings and Ayala Corp. declined. Meanwhile, the peso closed at P49.98 against the greenback, 6 centavos stronger ...

PH not transferring embassy to Jerusalem
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- The Philippines will not be transferring its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. "There has been no recent discussion, whether among relevant government agencies ...

Duterte vetoes five TRAIN line items
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed five line items under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act in an effort to "ease the burden of the common taxpayers." On Tuesday, December 19 ...

500 hacking attempts daily target SEC's new system
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's newly launched online registration system has suffered from hacking attempts, causing a delay in the processing and release of certificates for new companies. "This is all part of birthing ...

Central Luzon LGUs identify more firecracker zones
Philstar - 2017-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- More firecracker zones have been identified in Central Luzon as the New Year celebration approaches. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director, said 303 areas were added to the list of firecracker zones in ...

Duterte vetoes 4 provisions in 2018 budget
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed four items under the General Appropriations Act (GAA), which he said were "attempts to circumvent the Constitution." In his message to the Congress, Duterte said "by ...

Local stocks track regional rally
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Market breadth was neutral as there were nearly as much decliners (104) as advancers (103). The PSEi was led higher by BDO, URC, Ayala Land, SM Prime, Ayala Corp. and Metrobank, which all gained more than 1 percent. SM Investments, GT Capital, Jollibee ...

Vietnam exports first batch of star apples to US
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
The first batch of Vietnamese star apples has been exported to the US by the Cat Tuong Agricultural Products Producing & Processing Co Ltd from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and ...

Fears over bitcoin use in terror financing
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
The global bitcoin craze has attracted almost everyone, from mom-and-pop traders to giant investment banks. Promoters of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tout them as being safe and secure, and without oversight from financial regulators. But there is ...

Golden Haven diversifies into mass housing
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Villar group-led memorial park developer Golden Haven Inc. is diversifying to be a property developer that also caters to the living, identifying mass housing as its new area of growth. Golden Haven disclosed on Thursday the acquisition of housing ...

3 weather systems gang up on PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Three weather systems will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms to the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday. According to its 4 a.m. bulletin, the tail ...

BSP accepts P40-B TDF bids
Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Banks yesterday snapped up the P40 billion in seven-day term deposit facility (TDF) offered by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas during its last auction for the year. Tenders reached P59.808 billion, such that the BSP fully awarded the term deposits at a ...

Lawmakers urge Senate to prioritize safer workplace bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-28
Villanueva authored Senate Bill No. 1317 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof" which seeks to amend the 41-year-old Labor Code of the Philippines which ...

No irregularity in Dengvaxia purchase found, says DOH Investigating Panel Head
Manila Channel - 2017-12-28
Former Health Secretary Janette L. Garin, who is at the center of the controversy because she made the final recommendation to purchase the vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur and to implement a nationwide vaccination program covering students in public schools ...

Pioneer Data Privacy | Website Terms and Conditions | Copyright 2014. Pioneer Insurance. All Rights Reserved.