Google Shows Off Android Auto Interface, Wearable Gadgets At I/O Conference Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
Larry Magid: Amazon Enters Smartphone Market Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company's first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.
Instagram Unveils New Do-It-Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App UpgradeMajor updates to the Instagram version 6.0 apps mean you can now fine-tune every nuance of the old 20 filters.
Larry Magid: After 10 Years, Sony’s PlayStation Portable Calls It Quits Despite reaching its 10th year in production, Sony has announced plans to stop making their gaming device, PlayStation Portable.
Apple Kills Weed Growing Game After It Climbs App Download ChartsApple removed the iOS game Weed Firm from the App Store after it soared to the top of download charts while other similar games remain available.
Tips For Your Next Road TripGoing on a road trip? Here's a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.
Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California SenateA bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches" passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other's Smartphone PatentsA California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.
Jurors In Apple V. Samsung Trial To Continue Deliberating FridayCalifornia jurors have ended the day without reaching a verdict and will continue deliberating in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology. The four men and four women left the federal courthouse in San Jose on Thursday after a full day of deliberations.
Jurors In Latest Apple V. Samsung Trial Begin DeliberationsIt was Apple versus Samsung but Google loomed large Tuesday during closing arguments at the monthlong federal trial involving claims of patent infringement exchanged by the world's two largest smartphone makers.
Clams Could Hold Key To Saving Your iPhone Or Android Phone's ScreenResearch into clams could make smartphone screens less likely to break.
Google Unloads Motorola Mobility To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion; Keeps PatentsGoogle is selling Motorola Mobility's smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion, but is retaining most of the company's portfolio of mobile patents.
Angry Birds, Google Maps, Smartphone Apps Used By NSA, British IntelligenceDocuments leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
Scribd, HarperCollins Offer E-Book SubscriptionsOnline document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix as it sets out to create the world's largest subscription service for digital books...
Larry Magid: Yahoo Introduces Streaming Video App For Mobile Devices Yahoo! has introduced a new app that streams video to mobile devices called ‘Yahoo! Screen,’ but with well established competitors already out there, the question is how will they differentiate themselves?