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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...                  

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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...                

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...

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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...           

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...                                 

Symbian Actually Gained Share in the U.S.

November 7, 2014 10:25 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Although incremental, Symbian actually gained share among smartphone platforms in the U.S., according to Comscore’s latest numbers. After holding steady with 0.2 percent...                

Microsoft Makes Office Apps Free for iOS

November 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The apps released Thursday, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, replace a limited iPhone version and upgrade a more powerful set of apps that the company released for iPad tablets in March.

Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          

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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...                 

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Card Activations Top 1M in 72 Hours

October 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Cook called the intial resistance from retailers a "skirmish" and went on to tout how quickly iPhone users are...                               

Apple Pay Rejected by Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to multiple reports, major retail chains such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart are disabling their contactless payments systems to thwart...                                

Microsoft Rebrands Smartphones, Nixes 'Nokia' from Lumia Line

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the change, Microsoft is in process of rebranding some of its global and local websites, as well as...                                  

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...                        

Is Apple Pay Really All That?

October 22, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years...                               

Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

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...             

Review: How Will Your iPhone and iPad Work with Yosemite?

October 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Let's say you're writing a lengthy email on your iPad and would prefer the Mac's keyboard. You can just click an icon on the lower left corner of the Mac and continue there. What you've already started on the iPad automatically appears...

SmartWatch, Episode 23: Head Scratchers, Weird Happenings, and Bill Murray’s BlackBerry!

October 16, 2014 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we run down some of the most outrageous, oddball headlines from the past couple weeks. Yes, from HTC’s new periscope to Bill Murray’s first cell phone, we’ve got quite the show in store.

Google’s Nexus 6 Arrives, AT&T Makes It Its First

October 15, 2014 2:11 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Google today officially announced the Nexus 6, a real-deal phablet with a 6-inch display sporting a 1440x2560 (493 ppi) resolution. Google’s new flagship contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon...

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.                                                                                

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