05/22/2016, 07:05 pm
Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.
05/21/2016, 09:05 pm
Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.
05/21/2016, 07:05 pm
Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment.
05/19/2016, 11:05 pm
Samsung on Thursday announced it will bring its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial arm, an institution once rumored to be negotiating an identical deal for Apple Pay.
05/19/2016, 09:05 am
Apple has silently added another condition under which an iPhone or iPad user has to unlock their device with a passcode, despite having Touch ID enabled, according to a report.
05/18/2016, 02:05 pm
Google hopes to shake up the mobile communications landscape this summer with a cross-platform release of both Allo, a new smart messenger, and Duo, a simplified one-to-one video calling service.
05/17/2016, 11:05 pm
Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20 percent spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay, results that have prompted holdouts to rethink their position on Apple's payments service.
05/17/2016, 09:05 am
Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.
05/16/2016, 09:05 pm
Adobe recently updated its Capture CC app for iOS with a new tool that transforms images or real-world objects into geometric and organic patterns, offering users an automated alternative to what was once a tedious manual workflow.
05/16/2016, 07:05 pm
The Merchant Consumer Exchange consortium, which previously enjoyed support from major retailers like Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, has postponed plans to take its CurrentC mobile payments product nationwide.
Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, restoring Night Shift in Low Power Mode & fixing iPhone SE Bluetooth issues
05/16/2016, 01:05 pm
Apple on Monday released an incremental update for iOS with one key addition: The ability to use Night Shift for a better night's sleep, while also using the battery saving Low Power Mode.
05/13/2016, 11:05 pm
Recent data gathered by Yahoo-owned firm Flurry Analytics illustrates a growing interest in health and fitness apps, a category that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past months to become some of the most used digital properties in terms of frequency and duration.
05/12/2016, 10:05 am
If you're an iPhone owner who has been wishing for a way to involve Google in basically everything you do on your Apple device, the search giant has good news -- an all-new iOS keyboard with Google inside.
05/12/2016, 09:05 am
Developers are the latest beneficiaries of Apple's ongoing bid to revamp the App Store, with new policies shortening the time it takes to gain app approval from more than a week to fewer than two days.
05/11/2016, 05:05 pm
Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.
05/11/2016, 04:05 pm
The top 1 percent of earners don't just control the lion's share of money in the U.S. economy -- a similar disparity between the haves and the have-nots has emerged in Apple's own App Store economy, a new study reveals.
05/10/2016, 03:05 pm
Apple on Tuesday updated the official Apple News Format with several improvements geared toward making News more publisher-friendly, particularly for outlets just signing on.
05/09/2016, 03:05 pm
A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.
05/09/2016, 01:05 pm
Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will now be able to browse more easily through their files -- as long as they have an iPhone 6s -- as the Redmond giant has taken a shine to Apple's 3D Touch.
05/09/2016, 09:05 am
Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.