Microsoft describes 2012 as 'epic,' but 2013 has its obstacles
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been known to use hyperbolic adjectives, but was he on the mark when he described 2012 as "the most epic in Microsoft history"?
Samsung is top 2012 phone brand, ousting Nokia
Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the top mobile phone brand for 2012 and has opened up a decisive lead over Apple in the smartphone market, a research firm said Tuesday.
Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve
The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile Internet era.
iSolated: Bad Apple Maps directions lead to desert
(AP)—The city of Mildura is not at the end of a dirt road in the Australian bush, in tire-choking desert sand far from food and water. Unfortunately, Apple's much-maligned mapping application thinks it ...
Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco
Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said Tuesday.
Firefox OS Simulator offers playpen for primetime
Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple
Microsoft kicked off sales of its revamped Windows 8 system and Surface tablet Friday amid mixed reviews as the tech giant ramped up efforts to compete in a market shifting rapidly from PCs to mobile devices.
Microsoft courts mobile lifestyles with Windows 8
Microsoft on Thursday will roll out a new version of its flagship Windows operating system tailored for a world shifting from personal computers to smartphones and tablets.
Samsung sees 10 percent growth in PC sales
(AP)—Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand.
Japan firm launches real-time telephone translation
Japan's biggest mobile operator said Monday it will launch a translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages.
3G protocols come up short in privacy, say researchers
Nokia might sell HQ: report
Struggling Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia might sell its headquarters on the outskirts of Helsinki, a senior company official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Intel previews tablets powered by its new chip (Update)
Intel previewed a wave of tablet computers powered by a microprocessor that the company redesigned to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing mobile market.
Google launches Nexus 7 tablet in Japan
Google said on Tuesday it was launching its Nexus 7 tablet computer in Japan, aiming to take on Apple's iPad in one of the most lucrative markets in the world.