The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Isis, a mobile payment provider established by AT&A, T-Mobile and Verizon in 2010, announced a deal with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Tuesday. Isis offers mobile payment options based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows users to "swipe" their phones in front of a scanner to make a payment.
By Ilie Mitaru | 20 July, 2011 09:49
Optus has launched a new mobile TV offering. The new Optus TV Now service allows a 3G-capable mobile device to act as a PVR, allowing users to view and record free-to-air TV stations.
By TechWorld staff | 19 July, 2011 14:37
A French security company known for its Mac OS X antivirus software today released the first malware-scanning app for the iPhone and iPad and iPod touch.
By Gregg Keizer | 13 July, 2011 02:33
Apple's iOS-based iPhone continues to be the preferred smartphone for nearly 50% of consumers, with Android the top choice for about one-third of them. The real surprise is evidence that Windows Phone OS now outstrips Android in user satisfaction.
By John Cox | 19 July, 2011 01:44
Apple’s iOS 4.3.4 PDF vulnerability fix issued Friday didn’t stymie jailbreakers for long -- a beta jailbreak tool for the mobile software update was released on Saturday.
By Bob Brown | 19 July, 2011 04:27
In its latest phone, the Droid 3 on Verizon, Motorola put considerable thought in the specs of the phone but seems to have overlooked one important aspect: repairability.
By Armando Rodriguez | 19 July, 2011 06:11
Google has unveiled an incremental release of the Android platform featuring optimizations for a wider range of tablets and a compatibility enhancement for fixed-size applications.
By Paul Krill | 19 July, 2011 08:48
Google's free-to-use operating system is increasingly imposing costs on handset developers.
By Brad Reed | 19 July, 2011 08:48
Microsoft is working on a secretive new project in its Windows Phone division, according to a job description it posted over the weekend.
By Nancy Gohring | 19 July, 2011 07:50
Toshiba on Wednesday acknowledged a bug that causes its Thrive tablet to not wake up from sleep mode, and the company said it is working on a fix.
By Agam Shah | 19 July, 2011 06:00
Earlier this month, T-Mobile announced the latest addition to its myTouch family, the myTouch 4G Slide. The specs look pretty standard for this summer's slew of high-end smartphones: 4G connectivity, a 3.7-inch Super LCD display, Android 2.3 and a dual-core processor. All of this is great and everything, but what really caught my eye were the camera's specs. In fact, T-Mobile claims that the Slide 4G has the most advanced camera of any smartphone available. So how does the Slide 4G hold up as both a phone and a camera? Read on to find out.
By Ginny Mies | 17 July, 2011 03:42
As an example of the truism that specs don't always matter, the Droid 3 is it. On paper, this heir to Verizon's Motorola Droid line ($200 with a new 2-year contract as of 7/15/2011) sounded extremely promising: It has a dual-core processor, a 960-by-540-pixel qHD display, and a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard (complete with number row). The specs were enough to have me ready to dump my trusty old Droid Incredible and pick up one of these bad boys.
By Armando Rodriguez | 17 July, 2011 03:43
Android is a phenomenal success story -- skyrocketing from nothing to surpass both RIM and Apple and become the dominant smartphone platform in only a couple years.
By Tony Bradley | 18 July, 2011 02:56
Australians love their smartphones and other tech gadgets, but should resist the temptation to buy something "cheap" from an overseas website as the potential for getting scammed is alive and well.
By Rodney Gedda | 14 July, 2011 12:08
Google is launching on Tuesday a redesigned Android Market client for phones that is intended to better showcase top applications and features an improved UI and faster downloading of products.
By Paul Krill | 13 July, 2011 08:26
The CommonWealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has updated is suite of mobile banking applications with native apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and the browser-based HTML5, with technology for near field communications (NFC) and social payments on the way.
By Rodney Gedda | 12 July, 2011 13:47
Mobile phone vendor Sony Ericsson today announced an agreement with Telstra to ship the Xperia neo Android handset on the carriers Next G network, including support for high-definition voice calling.
By Rodney Gedda | 12 July, 2011 10:09
The growth in freelance jobs for the Android mobile platform is outpacing the venerable iPhone and iPad, and HTML5 demand is snowballing at more than 30 per cent, according to skills marketplace Freelancer.com.
By Rodney Gedda | 11 July, 2011 10:17
Some of the big four banks are divided over claims by a National Australia Bank (NAB) fraud specialist that more needs to be done to educate customers about the risks of banking using mobile devices
By Hamish Barwick | 08 July, 2011 12:26
BlackBerry owners switching to HTC handsets have reported a glitch when transferring data to their new phones, with all SMS messages stored on a BlackBerry device being resent to their original recipients.
By Lisa Banks | 08 July, 2011 09:43