Google is turning on a "scan and match" service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering for free what Apple charges $25 a year for. The service, which launched Tuesday, cuts uploading time for those who want to save their music...
Facebook announced a faster Facebook app for people who use Android devices. Facebook for Android 2.0 is twice as fast when looking at photos and opening your Timeline and quicker to launch. Facebook rebuilt several of Facebook for Android's core features in native code...
Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone. I'd been frustrated with the Apple mapping software that had replaced it three months ago. For one thing, it didn't have public transit directions, a feature important for New Yorkers like me...
A new native Google Maps app for iOS devices went live in Apple's App Store today, bringing some relief to those suffering Apple's own flawed maps app included in iOS 6. While iPhone and iPad users operating on iOS 6 have been able to access...
Amazon is launching a subscription service for children's games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices. Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software update...
SMS took another hit today, as Android users will now be able to sign up for Facebook Messenger with only a name and phone number. The update to the OTT service opens up direct messenging, photo sharing and more to users still holding out on diving into social networking...
USA Technologies (USAT) today announced a partnership with ISIS to enable up to 7,500 vending machines in Austin and Salt Lake City to accept mobile payements via USAT’s NFC-enabled ePort technology and ePort Connect service. According to a press release, the technology will work with the sis Mobile Wallet product.
A new report from Nielsen and NM Incite found that while the computer remains as the predominant device for social media access, consumers’ time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Verizon Wireless said yesterday it will close its application storefront, Verizon Apps.
While Apple has never confirmed that Nuance's technology is behind Siri, many believe Siri is nothing more than a Dragon in an administrative assistant's business suit.
Isis has confirmed it will launch trials of its NFC-based mobile payments service in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City on Oct. 22 after delaying the summer debut of the app.
Consumer adoptions remains the single greatest hurdle to mobile payments, a group of panelists reported on the final day of CTIA’s fall conference.
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired phone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider PhoneFactor.
Isis has scrapped plans to launch its NFC-based mobile wallet before summer ends next week.
Tango, a provider of the over-the-top video calling, announced additional features today including text messaging, picture sharing and an interactive gaming experience.
Luckily for American audiences, NBC is providing extensive online and mobile offerings for those who want to catch Olympic action live and in real-time.
While Nuance's involvement in Apple's Siri virtual assistant has never been confirmed, the company is owning up to another enterprise-focused assistant with today's launch of Nina.
Amid rumors of a possible smartphone offering to complement its line of eReaders and media tablet, Amazon continues to put pressure on Apple with its content and cloud-based offerings.
What was once deemed the "Wild West" of apps stores, Google's Google Play appears to be refining its policies some in an effort to give the store a bit more civility.
The Daily, a digital-only news publication championed by News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.
The world's largest museum complex is being mapped room by room through a partnership with Google Inc.
The European Union says it has launched a new smartphone application which allows air and rail passengers stranded in the EU due to cancellations or delays to immediately check on their legal rights regarding rebates and compensation.
Even as Apple preps the release of its own maps and turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, social traffic and navigation app Waze announced today via its official blog that it has 20 million registered users, with 10 million signing on in the past 6 months.
Mozilla today confirmed plans to launch a new open mobile OS based on HTML5 and it has the support of some big names in the industry, including Sprint, Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom.