A big storm coming? Expecting to be without power for an extended period on time and need your phone to stay charged? Here is a list of 5 ways to keep your battery powered up longer! Increasing Dependence on Cell Phones In our increasingly digital world, a mobile phone or other portable device is […]
Microsoft Activates Android Lawsuit Against Motorola Microsoft joined the Android lawsuit club on Friday, accusing Motorola of patent infringements. A pair of complaints from Microsoft were delivered to the International Trade Commission and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, claiming that Motorola’s Android-based smartphones trample on nine Microsoft patents. […]
Google reportedly shares mobile ad revenue with key partners Google’s Android mobile operating system is gaining considerable traction in the smartphone market. According to a report from mocoNews, the secret behind Android’s success is a series of revenue-sharing agreements that Google has signed with carriers and even some handset manufacturers. The specific details are somewhat […]
In a shockingly unsurprising move, Google CEO Eric Schmidt resigned from Apple Inc.’s board of directors today. This was inevitable, since both companies are staking their future growth on the explosion in mobile computing. So why did it take so long
Google’s netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct aim at Microsoft, whose eight-year-old Windows XP leads the netbook market. But the odds are stacked against Google. In competing with Windows, Google Chrome OS will have to deal with many of the same challenges Linux has: compatibility, usability, and unfamiliarity.
Nude photos and other potentially objectionable or illegal materials have been showing up in the iPhone application store in recent weeks, raising questions about Apple’s ability to control iPhone content.
It’s probably been a while since you bought new software. That’s because so many tech firms buoyed by ads placed in Web-based applications like the Google Docs word processor and the thousands of apps on Facebook can now afford to give their programs away for free. But don’t expect the same deal when you’re shopping for add-ons to bling out your iPhone.
Apple is rumored to be working on something bigger than an iPod Touch, but smaller than a MacBook. Past patent applications filed by the company and whispers from contract manufacturers point to a midsize gadget with a screen of 7 to 8 inches in the works, perhaps scheduled to debut early next year. It’s been variously described as a tablet-like device, a “media pad,” and an iPod Touch on steroids
Palm’s comeback attempt rests squarely on the notion that it has found a better way to manage your complicated digital life. Ever since its January coming-out party at the Consumer Electronics Show, Palm has generated buzz for the Pre unlike any other phone released since Apple’s iPhone arrived in June 2007 (that includes impressive phones such as Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Bold and HTC’s G1 Android phone.) The two phones will be forever compared — not just because of their consumer-oriented styles and emphasis on gesture-based user interfaces, but because of the very real enmity between the proud team that worked on Apple’s historic iPhone breakthrough and the ex-Apple executives and engineers attempting to rebuild Palm. While the iPhone has set the standard for future smartphones, Palm’s WebOS delivers two important improvements that the iPhone can’t yet match: true multitasking between applications, and a subtle notifications system that doesn’t interrupt your train of thought.