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Schools Struggle To Curb Abuse by Smartphone

April 2, 2015 7:06 am | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Just this week, a 16-year-old from Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida, was arrested for posting about a bomb threat on Twitter because "she was angry and did not want to go to school," according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Study: Ad-Supported Apps Come with Hidden Costs

April 1, 2015 1:47 pm | News | Comments

According to new research from William Halfond and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, mobile apps with ads use an average of...

Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...

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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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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Adobe Profits Up as Subcribers Move to Cloud

March 18, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adjusted for one-time items, the maker of Photoshop and Illustrator software said profit came to 44 cents per share in the latest quarter, beating Wall Street expectations.

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. 

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.                                                                                                                              

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.                                                           

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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...                                    

MWC: Microsoft Launches Pair of New Lumia Devices

March 2, 2015 3:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft announced that it is now offering a Windows-driven suite of Office apps through AT&T aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.               

Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

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...                                     

Galaxy S6 May Come with Outsized Pricing

February 25, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung took home 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Apple managed a 41.7 percent share. 

Facebook Hits 2M Advertisers, Launches iOS Ad Management App

February 24, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The app will allow advertisers to monitor current ads or create new ones. It also tracks performance of existing ads...                            

Yahoo Courts Developers With New Toolkit

February 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Besides that, Yahoo also is trying to plant its search engine inside other apps so it can display ads alongside...

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