X marks the future of Apple
Apple played catch-up with Android rivals with the 10th anniversary edition of its most important product, offering a near bezel-less screen, wireless charging and face recognition.
Still, early adopters were willing to shell out as much as P90,000 to be among the first in the Philippines to own the iPhone X.
Anthony Wallace, AFP
Nokia rides nostalgia wave
Nokia scored a hit with the "new" 3310, as GenXers who had the original version of the feature phone in their pockets refused to pass up on the chance of owning one again.
Devoid of social media apps, the 3310 also offers digital natives the chance to disconnect, according to Finnish company HMD Global, which owns the license to make Nokia phones.
Joseph Lago, AFP
Chinese giant Huawei overtook Apple this year to become the world's second biggest-selling smartphone brand, next to Samsung. The Shenzen-based company is betting on artificial intelligence and Leica co-engineered cameras to challenge Apple and Samsung in the premium space.
Lluis Gene, AFP
Robots head to call centers
Automation may displace 40,000 workers in the business process outsourcing industry, while creating 700,000 new opportunities, according to industry estimates. This highlights the need for BPO workers to improve their skills.
Filipino BPO workers are banking on their "heart" for customer service to compliment clerical tasks that will be delegated to bots.
Jay Directo, AFP
Tens of thousands of commuters now have free WiFi in MRT stations along EDSA to make their daily trips more bearable.
The government also partnered with Facebook, the world's largest social media network, to build a high-speed internet infrastructure.
Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Homegrown ride-sharing company "Angkas" was forced to suspend operations after regulators deemed ride-sharing services that use motorcycles as unsafe.
Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News