Review: Lots of innovations beyond iOS and Android
(AP)—The "1 percent" is often used to disparage the American elites at the very top of the wealth scale. When it comes to smartphones, however, the "1 percent" is the bottom of the heap.
Visa, MasterCard offer more phone payment options (Update)
Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.
Wisdom of app stores: Early identification of malicious Android apps from Google Play
Apps on mobile phones can be dangerous data thieves. To expose those spies in your pocket, computer scientists from Saarland University present a new method to analyze apps en masse. To do this, they compare ...
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird (Update)
The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".
What's that bird? Check your smart phone
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has released a free iPhone app to help people identify 285 birds in North America. Created with support from the National Science Foundation, the app asks just five questions, then displays ...
Apple: People spent $10B in its app store in 2013
Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as "Minecraft," ''Angry Birds Star Wars" and "Sleep Cycle" alarm clock.
Bump, Flock apps to be discontinued
Smartphone file-sharing apps Bump and Flock have announced that they will be discontinued at the end of January.
Apple removes censorship bypass app on Chinese orders: developers
US technology giant Apple has removed an anti-censorship application from its Chinese app store on orders from Beijing, the software's developers said Friday.
Instagram unveils private video, photo messaging (Update)
Instagram on Thursday unveiled a new service allowing its 150 million members to send private photo and video messages to friends and loved ones in an increasingly competitive market.
'Woof' smartphone app is like Facebook for your furry friend Fido
Man's two best friends, smartphones and dogs, are together at last.
Smartphone shoppers see app-y holiday season
When Georgia Benjamin goes holiday shopping this year, her smartphone will be her guide, pointing her to the items she is seeking and the best deals.
Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators
With more than half of all Americans now using smartphones to stay in touch, federal authorities are venturing into new territory in a bid to enlist the public's help to track down child predators.
Killer apps that could keep you healthy
For those wanting to keep their distance from health threats like E. coli-contaminated lettuce or the flu, there are two upcoming apps for that.
New gadget frees mobile TV from blocky attachment
A new gadget lets you watch TV on your phone or tablet without a blocky attachment.