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Take A Look: Smartphone OS Share Around the World

March 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Kantar Worldpanel | Articles | Comments

Kantar Worldpanel offers an in-depth, interactive look at markets around the world where Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phones are battling it out for share.

ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

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Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

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IBM Study Highlights Security Flaws in Enterprise Apps

March 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The new research suggests the average company tests less than half of apps for vulnerabilities, while 33 percent never test the mobile apps prior to their release.

New HTC Program Offers Replacement Devices

March 18, 2015 11:26 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

"We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if...

Facebook Integrates Payments with Messenger App

March 18, 2015 9:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Services including PayPal, its Venmo unit and the disappearing-photo app Snapchat let you beam money to friends and family using smartphones linked to bank accounts or credit cards.

Nintendo Finally Commits to Bringing Games to Mobile

March 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

After years of resisting the pull to go mobile, Nintendo Tuesday announced a partnership with DeNA Co. to develop mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. 

Sprint Covering All Switching Costs for New Customers

March 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the carrier is now offering to pay all costs associated with switching from another carrier, including the remaining balance on any financed devices, as well as early termination fees (ETF). 

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Strong Dollar Pushes PCs Sales into Further Decline

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IDC said it cut its forecast because the stronger U.S. dollar is making computers more expensive in other countries and it expects Microsoft Corp. to scale back subsidies for some products.

Report: Microsoft’s Cortana Coming to Android, iOS

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Microsoft is preparing to move its digital assistant into competitor territory.                                                                                                                              

Samsung Sets Out Premium Strategy for Smartphones

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The maker of Galaxy smartphones and tablets has seen a decline in profits over the last few quarters and has lost market share to rival Apple.

IDC Tempers Tablet Forecast, Predicts Windows Share Growth

March 12, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The downward shift comes after the fourth quarter of 2014 witnessed the first year-over-year decline in tablet shipments.                                                           

Intel Lowers 1Q on Drop in PC Demand

March 12, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. said that it believes the changes to demand and inventory patterns are caused by fewer medium and small businesses refreshing Windows XP than expected, as well as...

Chinese Market Flooded with Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 9:03 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.

Can An iPad Alone Handle A Show like Mobile World Congress?

March 11, 2015 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Having suffered my share of blisters, shoulder and backaches, and outright exhaustion at numerous conferences, I decided to attack the largest mobile show on earth with only an iPad and an iPhone in tow. 

Google Opens First Retail Shop in London

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Google shop will offer customers a chance to go hands on with Android phones and tablets, as well as other Google hardware and services. 

In the Know: Apple's ResearchKit Targets Disease

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

These tools could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study.

Head to Head: How the Apple Watch Compares

March 10, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one. You'll need an iPhone 5 or newer, while the rival watches will typically work only with Android.

Mobile Innovation and the Death of Middle Management

March 10, 2015 9:12 am | by Hayes Drumwright, Founder and CEO, PoPin | Articles | Comments

Middle management has long been the butt of Dilbert-style business jokes, but workers may be having the last laugh because new mobile and enterprise crowdsourcing technologies are making the concept of middle management increasingly obsolete.

Apple Watch: What To Expect from Today's Announcement

March 9, 2015 9:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.

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