Jelly Bean is finally the most popular version of Android

Jelly Bean is finally the most popular version of Android

(Relaxnews) – It may have taken a year, but at long last — and for the first time ever, this month’s Android usage figures show that the latest edition of the open source operating system has overtaken all other versions of the software and is now on 37.9 percent of Android devices. It still means […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
US trains Filipino troops on how to use drones amid China fears

US trains Filipino troops on how to use drones amid China fears

CAVITE CITY (AFP) – US troops trained their Philippine counterparts how to use surveillance drones Friday, as Manila seeks to boost military ties with Washington and counter what it perceives as a rising security threat from China. The naval exercises are part of annual training operations between the two defense partners, but they have come […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

(Relaxnews) – Travel + Leisure magazine has released the results of irq 18th annual World’s Best Awards 2013, in which readers vote for their favorite hotels and destinations. Topping the best hotel category? A luxury safari camping experience among African wildlife in Botswana. Readers also named the thriving, pulsing city of Bangkok as their top […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Psy tops global social media chart: Starcount

Psy tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Psy topped Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded over the week of July 1-7, after racking up in excess of three billion views on YouTube. Also in music, the American country music star Taylor Swift has had a good week in social media racking up four million views for her video “Red,” released […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Despicable Me 2′ outgrosses Brad Pitt

Worldwide box office: ‘Despicable Me 2′ outgrosses Brad Pitt

(Relaxnews) – The computer-animated sequel outsold “World War Z” at worldwide box offices during its second weekend in commercial theaters, bringing in $171.3 million. “Despicable Me 2″ also topped the US charts at $82.5 million. At receipts of $63.4 million, the Brad Pitt zombie flick fell behind but still outgrossed newcomer “The Lone Ranger.” This […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tennis: Quarter of Brits watched Murray win Wimbledon

Tennis: Quarter of Brits watched Murray win Wimbledon

(LONDON-AFP) – More than a quarter of the British population tuned in to watch Andy Murray become Britain’s first men’s Wimbledon champion since 1936, BBC figures released Monday showed. The British Broadcasting Corporation said Sunday’s final attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million viewers. The March 2011 census put the United Kingdom population at 63,182,200, […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Inferno’ leads 2013′s US best-seller lists, ‘The Great Gatsby’ revived

‘Inferno’ leads 2013′s US best-seller lists, ‘The Great Gatsby’ revived

(Relaxnews) – Dan Brown’s May release, “Inferno,” finished the first half of the year as 2013′s best-selling book in print and digital in the US, according to a Nielsen BookScan chart supplied to Publisher’s Weekly, and Amazon.com’s Kindle ranking. But as PW points out, there’s a great deal of difference between the print and digital charts […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Online ·
Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs coming July 15

Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs coming July 15

(Relaxnews) – Marc Jacobs’s third perfume, a follow-up to Dot, will be available on July 15. The product of a collaboration between perfumer Annie Buzantian and nose Ann Gottlied, this new fruity-floral essence features pear, fruit punch and mandarin, combined with orange blossom, peach nectar and honeysuckle and the scents of honey, intense vanilla and […]

07.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Chevrolet brings out powerful Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

Chevrolet brings out powerful Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

(Relaxnews) – A limited edition of 500 exemplars of the new Corvette Stingray will soon be selling in the US for roughly $75,000 and up. What sets it apart from the classic sportscar series is, in particular, its blue body and visible carbon fiber roof panel. The Stingray Premiere Edition 2014 is equipped with the […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Sam says ‘violent’ scenes with Juday hard to do

Sam says ‘violent’ scenes with Juday hard to do

Actor Sam Milby admitted he had a hard time doing the “violent” scenes with actress Judy Ann Santos for their primetime series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.” In the teleserye, Milby plays Eros Diomedes, a rich young man who develops an aggressive temper from growing up surrounded by a domineering family. He falls in love with […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
President Aquino cites the Philippine National Police for achievements in peace and order despite equipment shortage

President Aquino cites the Philippine National Police for achievements in peace and order despite equipment shortage

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the Philippine National Police for its achievements in upholding the law and maintaining peace and order all over the country despite being burdened with its perennial problem of equipment shortages. The President said that despite the lack of handguns, policecars and personnel, the PNP was able […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Humble eBook Bundle launches second sci-fi and fantasy offer

Humble eBook Bundle launches second sci-fi and fantasy offer

(Relaxnews) – Cory Doctorow, Lois McMaster Bujold and Wil Wheaton are some of the authors contributing to the Humble eBook Bundle 2, a two week pay-what-you-want offer ending on Wednesday, July 17. Although visitors can obtain four of the initial six titles, a floating average that has risen above $9 means that the two “beat […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Online ·
Volvo’s 2020 vision

Volvo’s 2020 vision

(Relaxnews) – Volvo has this week been demonstrating six new technological world firsts to the world’s motoring press that the company hopes will help it reach its ultimate goal to ensure that by 2020 no one is seriously injured or killed while driving or traveling in a new Volvo car. The company is famous for […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Olympics: Buenos Aires to host 2018 Youth Olympics

Olympics: Buenos Aires to host 2018 Youth Olympics

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – Buenos Aires won the right to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games after a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday. The Argentinian capital – which will also host the prestigious IOC Session in September where a new president and the 2020 Summer Games host will […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Romantic Venetian reputation tarnished by drunken gondoliers

Romantic Venetian reputation tarnished by drunken gondoliers

(Relaxnews) – You could call it a case of drinking and paddling. Venetian gondoliers may have to take breathalyzer tests after the city received a series of complaints about their unruly, drunken behavior, including a booze-fueled incident in which a man stripped naked and jumped into the Grand Canal. The move is being proposed by […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Is 3D TV a fad?

Is 3D TV a fad?

(Relaxnews) – The BBC has followed the lead of ESPN to stop broadcasting shows in 3D, citing lack of interest. One of the world’s biggest and most influential broadcasters, the BBC has decided to abandon plans to continue creating and broadcasting content in 3D and will take a break of at least three years before […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Visitors to Kensington Palace expected to spike thanks to Kate

Visitors to Kensington Palace expected to spike thanks to Kate

(Relaxnews) – As the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth any day now, the arrival of a new heir and Kate’s steady and scandal-free popularity has become a boon for England’s tourism industry. Kensington Palace is expected to draw particularly large numbers of visitors once the new family settles in to make it their […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, International Stars ·
Heart now living independently in QC home

Heart now living independently in QC home

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– More than three months since her parents expressed their disapproval of her relationship with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, actress Heart Evangelista revealed she has yet to talk to her mom and dad. Evangelista admitted she still has some down moments since she misses her parents, especially her dad. “I miss my dad […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PNoy justifies increased US access

PNoy justifies increased US access

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Aquino on Tuesday said the Philippine government will give greater access to American troops in the country but said their increased presence would not be permanent. Aquino issued this clarification amid reports that the US will be given access to Philippine bases following America’s plan to increase its presence in Asia […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
James Yap talks about new girlfriend

James Yap talks about new girlfriend

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — For the first time, basketball player James Yap shared details about his new girlfriend, days after he uploaded photos of them together during a vacation in Europe on Instagram. In an interview with reporters on Monday, Yap described his girlfriend, Michaela, as an expat. He shared that Michaela has been very supportive […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·