The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The maker of a popular flashlight app for Android phones has agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that it left consumers in the dark about its data-sharing practices.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 06 December, 2013 21:14
Apple has incurred legal costs of over US$60 million in its court battle against Samsung in California, and the bill is still rising.
By Martyn Williams | 06 December, 2013 18:09
At a wine bar in San Francisco on Wednesday, Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli delivered some sobering news: Moore's Law isn't making chips cheaper anymore.
By Stephen Lawson | 05 December, 2013 21:08
Ah, December – it's cold as hell, everyone's going berserk from stress about visiting relatives and getting presents for the kids, and it gets dark at about 4 p.m. "Happy" holidays!
By Jon Gold | 05 December, 2013 20:12
Many reasons exist for why you might want or need to "security wipe" a BlackBerry, or completely erase all personal data stored on your handheld: You got a new smartphone and plan to retire the older device; you're trading in your existing BlackBerry for a new one from your wireless carrier; you and a friend are swapping devices; you loaded too many applications or media and just want to start over from scratch; etc.
By Al Sacco | 15 December, 2010 07:11
Like all technology, smartphones can be hugely useful. However, some of the time they provide opportunities for tech-tinged embarrassment. We tracked down seven of the most unfortunate mobile phone disaster tales we could find. The stories are fun to laugh at now, but most of them were anything but amusing when they actually occurred...
By Shane O'Neill | 31 August, 2010 11:51
The Windows Phone operating system still ranks third behind Android and iOS, but it is slowly seeing growth in the U.S. and Europe, and its eventual convergence with the Windows OS could mean even greater momentum.
By Matt Hamblen | 04 December, 2013 11:38
In the past, we used to separate out categories for cell phones, tablets and computers. In theory, we still could create separate guides just for those products - there are so many options to choose from and not a week goes by where another phone, tablet or computer hits the market.
By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28
Google's Nexus 5 offers a high-end Android experience at a low unlocked price -- but is it worth owning? Here's a detailed look at what the phone's like to use in the real world.
By JR Raphael | 13 November, 2013 11:33
The new BlackBerry Z30 offers a bright 5-in. display, exceptionally long battery life and improved software. But can the company stick around long enough to make it matter?
By Matt Hamblen | 11 November, 2013 20:35