Ten more years of real money
We will still be using "real" money for at least the next 5 to 10 years, but financial transactions carried out using mobile electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, will increasingly ...
PC sales declined—again—in first quarter
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.
Physically dynamic surfaces may herald another tablet revolution
Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to direct manipulation with our fingers. The iPad wasn't ...
Mobile quarantine station for malicious Android apps
The attacks were perfidious: In February this year, the Czech IT security company Avast declared that it had identified several malicious game apps for mobile phones in the Google Play Store – ones that ...
Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market
Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday.
Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app Sunrise
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has acquired hit mobile calendar application Sunrise in a deal reported to be valued about $100 million.
Research suggests tablet computers good medium for educational materials
Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting – and not just as a ...
Hewlett-Packard introduces eight new business tablets
Hoping to give a boost to its mobile-computing business, Hewlett-Packard unveiled eight new tablets and related products Tuesday aimed at educators, retailers, health care workers and other professionals.
Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet
A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary—and boring.
Wireless devices used by casual pilots vulnerable to hacking, computer scientists find
A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks, which in ...
US market lifts global tablet sales: survey
Strong sales in the United States helped boost the global market for tablet computers in the third quarter, tracker IDC said Thursday.
Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows
Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.
Tablet sales show fresh signs of cooling: survey
The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones, a market tracker said Wednesday.
Facebook opens ad targeting to outside applications
Facebook on Tuesday ramped up its "Audience Network" that mines what it knows about users to target ads in other applications on smartphones or tablet computers.