One of the marquee features from Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 is the rumored voice search assistant, Cortana, which is expected to have some the context-aware features that make Google Now so attractive.
Apple today announced that iOS in the Car, the platform that links smartphones and in-car infotainment system, is now CarPlay. The company also revealed that several automobiles will launch with the system later this year.
Looking at a smartphone while operating a motor vehicle is not automatically illegal because the law does not specify that all activities are banned, ruled a California appeals court.
In-app purchases represent a major revenue source for mobile game developers, and those developers can thank a very small number of people for funding their efforts.
Google Hangouts on iOS has replaced its outdated and counterintuitive design. The latest update also adds some new features to give it parity with the Android version of Hangouts, and even adds the ability to post videos, something that Android version cannot yet do.
Despite frequent headlines to the contrary, Android does not pose a significant security risk for users who have the slightest bit of sense. An update to Google Play Services will soon provide even more security.
Before most smartphones are released, they take the requisite trip to Mr. Blurrycam, a half-joking reference to the almost uniform case of leak artists taking pictures that are out of focus and very blurry. The latest device to get the Blurrycam treatment is the All New HTC One
The European Commission is the latest government body to examine how Apple and Google, the two largest forces in mobile app and game distribution treat in-app purchases.
One of the interesting tidbits in a new TIME magazine article says that Google aims to release Project Ara "a year or so from now," and the target price for the phone is only $50.
When Motorola first introduced Project Ara, it was pitched as a concept that would take time to flesh out with help from the development community, and Google is now seeking to encourage that help by hosting an online developer conference.