Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.
People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data
The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Shazam breaks 100 million monthly user mark
Shazam announced Wednesday that 100 million people use its song-recognition mobile service monthly in a 34 percent surge from a year earlier.
Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B (Update)
German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars ...
What Facebook's device tracking means for advertisers... and you
Facebook today unveiled the latest weapon in its digital arsenal: cross-device tracking capability. This enables advertisers to track individuals' usage behaviours between devices. ...
Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth
Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.
New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations
Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning ...
NASA upgrades its 3-D spacecraft app
(Phys.org) —A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars. ...
Theme parks offering smart-phone options to improve visitor experience
Folks don't leave their trusty smartphones at home when they go on vacation. They use them for work and play while traveling, and central Florida's theme parks and attractions are taking advantage of the growing trend.
Smartphones as a health tool for older adults
A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand ...
Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar (Update)
(AP)—Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
Apple gets smartwatch patent
A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch.