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Android, iOS Lose Share to Windows as Smartphone Shipments Decline

May 26, 2015 3:49 pm | News | Comments

According to IDC, Android and Apple are slated to lose share between now and 2019, with Android dropping from 79.4 percent of the global market in 2015 to to 79 percent in 2019. Apple meanwhile will fall from 16.4 percent in 2015 to...

Apple Taps Ive as First Chief Design Officer

May 26, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ive, who as a lead designer with the company helped conceive the iconic Apple looks of products...

Review: iCloud Photos, Flickr Best for Managing Mobile Photos

May 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Help comes from Yahoo and Apple. Yahoo's Flickr and Apple's iCloud Photo Library will...

Nintendo Forecasts Turnaround on Smartphone Apps

May 7, 2015 10:58 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nintendo did an about-face recently and said it's entering smartphone games, a segment it...

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App Annie Acquires Canadian Competitor Mobidia

May 7, 2015 9:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Mobidia’s team of 30 joins App Annie. Mobidia’s Vancouver headquarters will also become App Annie’s 12th global office, App Annie Canada. 

Kantar: iOS’s Gains in Europe are Android’s Losses

May 6, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The shift has caused Android to lose 3.1 percentage points off its smartphone share across those countries.                                                                                                                

Tuesdays with Roger: Why the Apple Watch Is All That

May 5, 2015 12:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

Why has the Apple Watch been the hit that it is? Is it all about Cupertino's clout, or has Apple truly reinvented the wrist-worn wearable? Check out this week's episode of Tuesday's with Roger for more insight into just why and how Apple has managed yet another win in a device category that until has been slow to gain traction with consumers. 

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch Users Report Tattoo Problems

May 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Several watch owners complained about the problem on social media this week, even posting videos that show the watch working well on an undecorated wrist, but repeatedly locking or pausing...

Samsung Claws Back Share from Apple to Reclaim Top Spot

April 30, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple were trailed at a distant second and third by Lenovo (5.6 percent) and Huawei (5 percent) respectively. IDC notes that Lenovo's first quarter results includes shipments from its subsidiaries, including the recently acquired Motorola.

Apple Watch Hits Snag with Faulty Part

April 30, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Apple Watches have already been in short supply since the devices launched. During an earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook said that he was generally happy with how the Watch was ramping. 

Apple Beats Expectations on Record iPhone, App Store Growth

April 27, 2015 4:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that Apple continue to court newcomers to its mobile platform. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve...

Samsung Hints at New Wearable as Apple Watch Hits Stores

April 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A promotional ad for the next wearable states, "Get Ready for the Next Gear," featuring a picture of a round display, which would be a break from...

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MagicJack’s Premium iOS App Offers Unlimited Calls, Texts for Dirt Cheap

April 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The premium service will be free for customers already using magicJack’s home and business services.                                                                                              

Apple Watch Delivery Times Extend into June

April 13, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their...

iPhone 6 Takes China, Rest of World by Storm

April 2, 2015 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In urban China, the iPhone 6 remained the best-selling phone  for the period, with its share growing 10.2 percent compared to 9.5 percent registered in the three months ending in January.

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.

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.                                                                                                                              

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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.                                                           

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. 

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.

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.

Apple, Android Scramble to Fix Browsers Open to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices...                                    

Ericsson Takes Apple to Court for Patent Violations

February 27, 2015 9:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and LTE standards, as well as other patents that are Ericsson says are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices such as the design of semiconductor components, user interface software...      

Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     

Japan Continues Adoration of the Feature Phone

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Japan has a history of technology and cultural trends that evolve independent from the rest of the world. Some refer to this as the Galapagos Effect.                                          

Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Apple’s iPhone Outsold All Androids Combined in U.S.

February 4, 2015 10:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The iPhone already had a record fourth quarter, selling 74.5 million units. Now it looks like that total was enough to outsell all Android OEMs combined in the U.S.                               

Why Doesn’t 1 Billion Android Phones Seem More Impressive?

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Android shipped five times more smartphones than iOS. There are seven times more people on earth than Android smartphones shipped in 2014.                                      

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