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AT&T, Verizon Leaving Some Microsoft Apps off Galaxy Phones

April 16, 2015 9:51 am | News | Comments

Microsoft announced last month that it would be expanding its push to bring its software and services to Samsung devices, as well as...

EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the...

Tuesdays with Roger: Can HTC Finally Get Its Marketing Right?

April 7, 2015 11:49 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

Android flagship season is upon us and Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner is helping us...

Samsung Shows Signs of Emerging from Earnings Slump

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Youkung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung did not give a breakdown of its financial performance but analysts said robust demand...

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This Aluminum Battery Charges in 1 Minute

April 7, 2015 9:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The researchers knew that aluminum would be a good material for batteries because of its low cost, high energy capacity, and...

iPhone 6 Takes China, Rest of World by Storm

April 2, 2015 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In urban China, the iPhone 6 remained the best-selling phone  for the period, with its share growing 10.2 percent compared to 9.5 percent registered in the three months ending in January.

Cricket Wireless To Sell BYOD SIM Through Amazon

April 2, 2015 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Cricket Wireless, which is now owned by AT&T, is just beginning the work of making its products available through the online retailer. 

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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...

Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 

T-Mobile Touts User Experience with New Coverage Maps

March 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

T-Mobile's map now reflects "near real-time customer experiences" on its network, information that is based on more than 200 million actual customer usage data points every day.

HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

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T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 

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.

ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.

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...

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Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.

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...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...

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.

New HTC Program Offers Replacement Devices

March 18, 2015 11:26 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

"We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if...

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. 

Sprint Covering All Switching Costs for New Customers

March 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the carrier is now offering to pay all costs associated with switching from another carrier, including the remaining balance on any financed devices, as well as early termination fees (ETF). 

Strong Dollar Pushes PCs Sales into Further Decline

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IDC said it cut its forecast because the stronger U.S. dollar is making computers more expensive in other countries and it expects Microsoft Corp. to scale back subsidies for some products.

Samsung Sets Out Premium Strategy for Smartphones

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The maker of Galaxy smartphones and tablets has seen a decline in profits over the last few quarters and has lost market share to rival Apple.

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