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SmartWatch: MWC Features BIG Device Launches from HTC, Samsung, LG

February 26, 2015 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a  quick look at some of the big device launches we’ll be watching at MWC this year.                              

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...

T-Mobile Offers Sideways Look at Samsung Galaxy S6

February 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Samsung’s next hero phone in still officially under wraps for another week but a new glimpse of...

Samsung and Loop Will Make iPhone Users Jealous

February 19, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

NFC has been on the horizon for a long time and there are still monumental barriers to its...

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Samsung Buys LoopPay for Magnetic Stripe Mobile Payments

February 18, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Prior to Wednesday's announcement, reports had already begun circulating that Samsung would be including LoopPay on its next flagship smartphone, the rumored Galaxy S6.    

Will Smartwatches Really Allow Us to Leave our Phones Behind?

February 18, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want...

Xiaomi Tests U.S. Waters with Smartphone Accessories

February 13, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Although its smartphones won't be available here anytime soon, Xiaomi unveiled plans Thursday to test the U.S. market by selling...                                  

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Samsung Seeks to Differentiate with 3-Sided Display

February 11, 2015 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung has lost ground in the smartphone game to Apple recently, as Cupertino launched the outsized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and expanded sales to China. 

Quiet! Samsung Says Its Smart TVs are Listening

February 10, 2015 10:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.                                                                 

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

Report: Qualcomm Facing $1 Billion Fine in China

February 9, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Qualcomm could be looking at a massive $1 billion fine in China to settle allegations of anti-competitive practices.                                                               

Report: Feds Probe BlackBerry-Samsung Rumor for Investor Trickery

February 6, 2015 10:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Following last month’s Reuters report that Samsung had made an offer to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, the Canadian OEM experienced a stock price surge.                       

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Samsung Launches Ultra-HD Tizen-Based TVs

February 5, 2015 9:41 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Currently Samsung is focusing on pushing the Tizen OS into living rooms and eventually into kitchens and other corners of the home...                               

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.                               

Samsung Launches VoLTE Sharing Platform

January 30, 2015 3:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A screen-sharing platform designed to make voice calls more collaborative has evolved into a multi-use peer-to-peer sharing interface coming from...                                 

Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 

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Former Samsung Engineer Develops File Sharing App

January 28, 2015 10:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to smaller companies in the fields of engineering and product management before founding...                                                       

Verizon Beefs Up Prepaid Plans

January 21, 2015 1:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Now, the $45 per month smartphone option will include 1GB of data instead of 500MB.                                                                 

Report: Samsung Dropping Qualcomm Chips from Next Galaxy S

January 21, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

Instead the Korean OEM will build its own processor into the device.                                                                                  

Analysis: Making Sense of Samsung's Possible Interest in BlackBerry

January 15, 2015 9:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a...                                 

UPDATE - BlackBerry Stock Up Almost 30% on Samsung Acquisition Rumor

January 14, 2015 4:25 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

BlackBerry’s stock jumped nearly 30 percent today after a Reuters report suggested the Canadian OEM had been approached by Samsung about a potential acquisition.                             

Top Ten from CES 2015: Dish's Sling TV, Unlicensed LTE and More

January 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With CES spread out across the Las Vegas Convention Center and at least 5 hotels, it’s natural you may have missed something. Which is why we’d like to present the top 10 from CES 2015.                                          

Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Sells for Cheap in India

January 14, 2015 9:16 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the Tizen operating system, Samsung is trying to lessen its dependence on Android software, which powers a majority of the South Korean company's...

Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

Samsung will Connect Everything It Makes Within Five Years

January 6, 2015 10:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Korean tech giant is promising to sell only smart TVs by 2017 and to invest $100 million in developers this year to help grab a foothold in the...                       

CES 2015: Quiet for Carriers, Loud for Connected Everything

January 2, 2015 3:06 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

T-Mobile last year crashed CES with a splashy Uncarrier event. The carrier won't be there this year.                                                                                        

Samsung Opts for Tizen in New TVs

January 2, 2015 11:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said its Internet-connected televisions will this year use its internally developed operating system known as Tizen, in the...                          

Under the Tree: Apple Activations Top All Other Manufacturers

December 29, 2014 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new numbers from app analytics firm Flurry, 51 percent of all device activations on Christmas were Apple devices, followed by...                         

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