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Why HTC put Windows on its M8 smartphone

Posted August 19, 2014 - 2:03 pm

HTC announced the HTC One (M8) smartphone for Windows todayl it's available exclusively at Verizon Wireless for $99 on a two-year contract.

5 apps for mastering business meetings

Posted August 19, 2014 - 1:09 pm

From scheduling to presenting, these tools make meetings painless.

Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

Posted August 19, 2014 - 1:06 pm

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android dominates, it could be neglecting one of its core strengths: productivity.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Posted August 19, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

Google prepares to launch YouTube Music Key subscription service for $9.99 per month

Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Google is preparing to launch a subscription music service called YouTube Music Key for $9.99 per month. Plus: Sony has released the waterproof M2 Aqua Android phone, and should you fear Facebook Messenger for Android?

You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:13 am

In the short term, not much has changed. But don't despair. Over the long term, the new unlocking law is likely to deliver all the benefits promised.

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers.

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:02 am

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

BYOD twists and turns keep CIOs off-balance

Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:01 am

Is BYOD coming to a crossroads?

iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models

Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:57 am

Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic.

Simple.TV now lets you share your OTA TV recordings with remote friends

Posted August 19, 2014 - 6:13 am

Also, how Tweet-shaming saved me from cutting the cord

Is fragmentation a thing of the past for Android?

Posted August 18, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Fragmentation may not be the problem for Android that it was in the past. Plus: What will you do with Android Wear devices? And check out the top ten Android action games.

The easiest way to create a GIF from a YouTube video

Posted August 18, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Turn any YouTube video into an animated GIF by adding "gif" to the URL

Review: Citrix Xen Mobile rates a spot on your MDM short list

Posted August 18, 2014 - 1:58 pm

XenMobile 9.0 delivers topnotch features, granular security policies.

CIOs reveal their must-have mobile apps

Posted August 18, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Business-focused apps help CIOs stay on top of their game.

Apple could flip USB standard on its head with new reversible cable

Posted August 18, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Apple is rumored to be introducing a brand new proprietary version of the traditional USB connector, in the name of user convenience.

Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Posted August 18, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Chinese search engine Baidu and the United Nations Development Program are hoping to streamline the recycling of e-waste in China with a new app that can help users easily sell their old electronics for cash.

Full Moto 360 details leaked by premature Best Buy listing

Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Was that a Moto 360 price tag we just saw or is Best Buy messing with us? You be the judge.

Life after death: Resuscitating a drowned iPhone 5

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:55 am

Rob Griffiths's iPhone took a trip to Davy Jones's locker and lived to tell the tale. Witness the miraculous story of a resurrected iPhone.

Court ruling could bring down BYOD

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:45 am

The California Court of Appeal ruled that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use from personal mobile devices.

The iPhone's sapphire future comes into focus

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:39 am

The Wall Street Journal says Apple is replacing the glass screen on its upcoming iPhone and rumored smartwatch with one made from sapphire.

Your business has gone mobile -- now what?

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:31 am

So you've said yes to the use of personal tech. How do you make it work for and in your business?

With SmartThings buy, is Samsung embracing an open Internet of Things?

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:27 am

An Internet of Things startup may help shape a consumer goliath's product strategy.

Four apps that give you free money

Posted August 18, 2014 - 9:46 am

You use your smartphone obsessively anyway -- might as well make some money while you're at it.

Update on my Amazon Fire Phone review

Posted August 15, 2014 - 4:06 pm

After my review of the Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon's PR People got in touch ...
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