Review: Motorola phone notable for customization
In the four decades since Motorola first showed off a prototype of the world's first cellphone, the company has watched Apple, Samsung and other innovators surpass it in sales. With Google as its new owner, ...
Microsoft Office comes to Android, but not tablets
Microsoft is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it won't work on Android tablets just as it doesn't on iPads.
NEC's quarterly loss swells as it abandons smartphones
NEC said Wednesday its net loss swelled in the three months to June, as the Japanese information technology giant announced plans to exit its once-dominant smartphone business.
NSA chief to talk at hackers' conference in Vegas
Hackers will be in the audience when the head of the U.S. National Security Agency makes a scheduled speech before an annual conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
T-Mobile nixes down payments, ups monthly fees
(AP)—T-Mobile is eliminating down payments on new phones, but it is increasing the price for some models through higher monthly payments.
Probing question: Are smartphones changing photography?
You're going to an amusement park with your family, where photo-ops abound. When packing up the sunscreen, water bottles and snacks for a day of roller coasters and skee-ball, you don't bother with your camera—after all, ...
Clear Channel adds talk to iHeartRadio
(AP)—Clear Channel says it is adding talk shows and listener-generated content to iHeartRadio, expanding the online radio service's offerings beyond music.
3G void limits West Bank's smartphone revolution
Like many young Palestinians, Amir was excited to get his first smartphone, despite the heavy price tag. But he did not keep it long after realising the lack of 3G network meant its applications were largely unusable.
Could HYCCUPS boost phone battery life?
A new system that goes by the name of "hybrid contextual cloud in ubiquitous platforms comprising of smart phones" or HYCCUPS for short, has been developed by Romanian computer scientists. The system discussed in a forthcoming ...
Facebook says 'simple' app used by 100 million
US social network giant Facebook said Monday it has surpassed 100 million users a month using an application designed for "simple" mobile phones widely used in developing nations.
Using bluetooth to track crowds at the Paléo music festival
For her semester project, an EPFL Master's student applied a different approach to tracking the flow of the crowds at the Paléo music festival – using cell phone data and statistics.
Syria: Pro-Assad group hacks messaging networks
(AP)—Syrian state television claims that a pro-government group has hacked into two social messaging networks and seized records of local users.
Nokia Q2 sales fall by 24 pct, misses expectations
(AP)—The sales decline at struggling cellphone maker Nokia Corp. continues with revenues dropping almost a quarter between April and June compared with the same time last year, the company announced Thursday.
Microsoft tears down walls to open up future
When CEO Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft's most sweeping reorganization in years Thursday, he said it was to make the company faster-paced and more collaborative - all the better to advance his vision of turning the software ...