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Crowd-Sourced Mapping App Waze Reveals Hidden Routes

December 15, 2014 9:42 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see...                              

New Apps to Smash Your Phone, Corrupt Your Children

December 11, 2014 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Mobile apps can inflict a lot of damage,  ...

NBC Brings Fitness Network to Smartphones, Tablets

December 9, 2014 10:48 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Consumers will be...

BlackBerry, NantHealth Unveil Genome Browser for Cancer Treatment

December 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a...

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Yahoo Announces Mobile Developer Conference

December 8, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a post on the company's website, Yahoo is welcoming mobile developers to San Francisco on...               

Mobile Apps Still Collecting Information on Kids

December 8, 2014 9:52 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that...

Mobile Offers Much Cheaper Thrills than Cable

December 5, 2014 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new research published in a post by Flurry President and CEO Simon Khalaf, Americans pay .64 cents per hour of cable TV...

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Connected Devices for the Athlete

December 2, 2014 9:11 am | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

High-level gear and biometric-analysis software are no longer limited to elite professional athletes. The weekender can now use some...                      

Deck the Halls: Apps and Accessories to Simplify Holiday Entertaining

November 26, 2014 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you're expecting guests over the next couple months, look no further for an assistant than your smartphone. That little computer in your pocket can now pitch in as a...                                   

Uber Exec May Have Used App to Snoop on Reporter

November 20, 2014 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by...                  

Facebook Creates App Especially for Groups

November 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based...                  

WhatsApp Seeks to Evade Surveillance with High-End Encryption

November 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting...                

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Review: Apple's iOS 8 Offers Diverse New Set of Keyboard Apps

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With iOS 8, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would...            

Review: 'Lollipop' Android Upgrade Full of Flavor

November 13, 2014 9:27 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

I tested Lollipop on Google's new Nexus 6 phone, which comes out this week, and I can only hope that as other phones get the upgrade...                    

Verizon Offers Free Goodies on Nov. 26 "Connection Day"

November 12, 2014 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Big Red has launched a landing page where anyone, regardless of which carrier they're on, can sign up for...

Spotify Connect Makes a Mobile Device a Remote Control

November 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Monday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Espinel was referring to the global footprint of Spotify’s music streaming platform, now launched...

Shazam: Second-Screen Not Happening the Way You'd Expect

November 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO - Speaking Monday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Shazam CPO Daniel Danker said “in most cases people are quite passive” and that behavior relies...           

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Microsoft's Dual-SIM Lumia 535 Comes Sans Nokia Branding

November 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft Tuesday revealed the first of its smartphones to launch without Nokia branding. The Lumia 535 comes bearing...                                 

Facebook's 3Q Gets Big Boost from Mobile Ads

October 29, 2014 9:32 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly...                 

New Google App Aims to Revamp Email

October 23, 2014 10:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is similar to...                        

AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

Chinese Mobile Wallet Alternative Comes to U.S.

October 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The move will let U.S. retailers tap into the estimated 500 million Chinese online shoppers who spent $298 billion online in 2013.                                                                                

Facebook Launches 'Audience Network' for Mobile Ads

October 7, 2014 11:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Coined Audience Network and debuted back in April at the company's f8 conference, the mobile ad platform is a new way...                                                                                  

WhatsApp Now Worth $21.8B as Facebook Acquistion Closes

October 7, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The price that Facebook was willing to pay raised eyebrows when the buyout was announced Feb. 19, though analysts agreed that landing the popular site made sense...                                                                         

EU Gives Facebook Go Ahead for $19B WhatsApp Buy

October 3, 2014 9:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said Friday the deal may go ahead because consumers will continue to have...                                                                                          

Path App Facilitates Direct Texts to Businesses

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A product of its acquistion of TalkTo, Path has inserted the ability for users of its messaging app to text businesses with questions about everything from dinner reservations to their operating hours.                                     

Facebook Using LTE Broadcast to Streamline App Updates

September 18, 2014 3:14 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure at Facebook, said that in terms of helping support the frequent updates to Facebook’s mobile platform, Parikh saw LTE Broadcast as uniquely equipped to handle the massive amounts of data transmission that goes along with that process.

Apple Pulls HealthKit Apps Over iOS 8 Bug

September 18, 2014 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apps like MyFitnessPal and CARROT Fit, which had released updates that would work with HealthKit, were forced to pull those apps. Apple said that it expects new versions of those apps that will connect with HealthKit to be available by the end of the month. 

Microsoft Acquires Minecraft Maker Mojang for $2.5B

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a virtual world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009. It is the most popular online game on Xbox, and the top paid app for Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system in the U.S. 

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