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Run & Grow

We Don't Know How Much Screen Time Is Too Much Because the Science Isn't Totally There

The way the effects of screen time have been studied has led to a lot of conflicting answers

Ahead of last fall's rollout of Apple’s Screen Time feature, which shows you just how long you’ve spent staring at your phone, CEO Tim Cook revealed that he had been testing it out. It had inspired him to make some changes, particularly ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 18, 2019 12:00:00
News and Events

5 Apps to Boost Your Brain Power

Make the most of your smartphone addiction

We are glued to our iPhones, staring at our screens walking on the sidewalk, sitting at the office, eating at the dinner table and even in the powder room. But what if instead of losing brain cells while mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, ...

by Madison Semarjian  | July 31, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

All Globe, Smart Prepaid Loads Now Valid For One Year

The country's two biggest telecoms networks are now fully compliant with DICT, NTC and DTI order

 Prepaid subscribers of the country’s two major telecoms networks may now use their load credits up to one year after purchase, the companies announced in separate statements released on Thursday, July 5.“Effectively July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

This Company Thinks It Can Help You Get Over Your Smartphone Addiction With Stickers

Imagine a life where you're not checking your phone constantly

Are you someone that feels like your smartphone is an extension of yourself? You definitely aren’t alone. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 46 percent of respondents said that their phones were something that they couldn’t live without.But while it might ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 27, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Mobile Payments

The evolution of money looks like this: barter, coins, paper, plastic and now, phones

The evolution of money looks like this: barter, coins, paper, plastic and now, phones. With the help of NFC (near field communication), companies are going to revolutionize the shopping experience and replace cash and credit cards with smartphones. People use smartphones to ...

by Kimberly De Silva  | March 25, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Just Having Your Phone Near You Messes With Your Brain

Flipping it over or putting it on silent won't cut it, according to a study

Arianna Huffington and her team at wellness company Thrive Global might’ve been onto something when they put a $100 mini “Phone Bed” up for sale designed to separate people from their devices while they sleep.A recent study by researchers from the University of Texas at ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 25, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Amid Dominance of Imports, Why Did Starmobile Start Making Phones in the Philippines?

In an industry dominated by international brands, Starmobile is now one of the largest local manufacturers of mobile phones

According to Digital in 2018, a report on the global digital landscape by social media agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, there are 61 million unique mobile users in the Philippines today, equal to 58 percent of the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 22, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Did You Know You're Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time You're Bombarded With Distractions?

It's worse than if you missed a night's sleep

It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to the fact you have a new email. And your phone, which is sitting right next ...

by Amantha Imber  | February 22, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Only One ASEAN Country’s Mobile Internet is Slower than PH’s. Can You Guess Which?

Mobile internet speed and availability improved in the Philippines last year but still lags behind most of its neighbors

The Philippines’ mobile internet connection speed averaged 9.49 Mbps in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest State of LTE report by mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.That means 4G connections were slightly faster in the last quarter of the year, being ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 21, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

McDonald's Introduces Smartphone Lockers So People Aren't Distracted During Family Meals

Would you lock up your phone?

It’s time to put your phone away and spend some quality time with your family. At least, that’s what McDonald’s is preaching.At one of its restaurants in Singapore, the fast food chain has installed 100 mobile phone lockers and “parking stations” for families to leave their ...

by Rose Leadem  | October 18, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Mobile app makes investing easier

New features on this mobile app makes it easier for you to invest your money.

There is no stopping mobile. With the proliferation of smartphones and affordable mobile internet packages, it is now easier to do your online chores just using your mobile phone.One app that takes advantage of this is the new version of the BPI ...

July 01, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Four pillars of a successful brand

MyPhone reveals secrets to successfully taking on foreign competitions

From an unknown brand in 2007, MyPhone of the listed Solid Group has gradually and steadily made a connection with the Filipino masses.Aware of the stiff competition from foreign brands, the people behind the company took another route by customizing the content ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 04, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Get work done with these 25 productivity tools (Part 2)

For today\\\'s entrepreneurs, speed and productivity are absolute musts.

For today\\\'s entrepreneurs, speed and productivity are absolute musts. There are a wide variety of business opportunities out there, and every minute and hour wasted is equivalent to lost profit. There\\\'s simply no room for any distractions, doubts and dalliances — if ...

by KC Calpo  | April 23, 2012 05:00:00