Study shows how refugees can boost the economy of countries where they settle
The study by the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford focuses on Uganda – a country where refugees have greater freedoms than elsewhere to move around and work. It finds that this has enabled ...
Brazil's weak service makes WCup Tweets unlikely
Ecstatic football fans unable to celebrate a World Cup win with real-time Tweets, or post "selfies" of themselves from inside stadiums. Or worse, emergency calls blocked by jammed cellphone towers unable ...
Manufacturing processes driving smartphone prices down
A change is taking place in the mobile phone market that has the potential to bring more power to the consumer. Cheaper devices are becoming an option and while they're not quite ready yet, they could revolutionise ...
WhatsApp says it now has half billion users
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.
Ultra tiny camera has no lens – uses algorithm to develop pictures
A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world.
Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs
Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked ...
Facebook's clout in wireless industry is growing fast
Less than two years ago, disillusioned investors were fleeing Facebook Inc. stock, worried the company would never figure out how to make the leap to mobile devices from personal computers, let alone make money on them.
Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world
(AP)—We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives.
Gadget Watch: Fastlane in Nokia X shows promise
(AP)—By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasized keeping prices low, meaning ...
Five big trends in the mobile world
From the release of connected bracelets, watches and even a smart toothbrush to a future of one-second high-definition movie downloads, the mobile world is developing rapidly.
MasterCard, Syniverse to use geolocation for card security
Incentives are coming for payments by phones
(AP)—Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail ...
Gadget Watch: Noise reduction in new Sony phone
(AP)—I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favorite podcasts ...