Lenovo completes Motorola buy, becomes major mobile player

Mike Wheatley | October 30th

Last January it was announced Google Inc. had agreed to sell off its subsidiary Motorola Motobility to China's Lenovo Group Ltd. in a deal worth some $2.91 billion. Now, the acquisition...»

How to stop AT&T or Verizon from tracking your mobile browser

Mellisa Tolentino | October 30th

AT&T Corp. just can’t seem to stay away from controversy, as the network provider is now being accused of tracking its unsuspecting subscribers using a unique tracker. This time though, AT&T is not alone,...»

Wearables banned from movie theaters by MPAA

Eric David | October 30th

In an attempt to stave off shaky, poor-quality piracy of new films, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theater Owners (the other NATO) decided that "wearable devices" will no...»

Xiaomi is now the third-largest smartphone manufacturer

Collen Kriel | October 30th

An IDC report released yesterday, October 29, reports a 25.2% growth from Q3 2013 in the amount of smartphones shipped. This year’s third quarter figure is 327.6 million; a rise of 8.7%...»

Apple iPhone may soon be on sale in Iran

Collen Kriel | October 30th

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple Inc. is in early stage discussions with distributors about the possibility of selling Apple products in Iran. According to people familiar with the situation,...»

MCX speaks out over CurrentC hack and their position on Apple Pay

Collen Kriel | October 30th

On Wednesday, Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), the group behind CurrentC, spoke out regarding reports that its system was hacked and their stance on Apple Pay in member stores. In an online press conference,...»

Fabric: Twitter wants developers to build the future of mobile software

Saroj Kar | October 29th

On the occasion of Twitter's Flight conference held last week in San Francisco, the company unveiled Fabric, a software development kit designed to help developers build, develop and monetize their mobile apps. The tool contains three parts: Twitter...»

Analysis: IBM-Twitter deal marks Big Data ascendancy

Paul Gillin | October 29th

IBM's landmark alliance with Twitter, Inc. is a symbol of the changes that are sweeping through the IT industry, transforming both the role of technology and who uses it inside corporations. The deal also shows...»

Inhaled meds get wearable trackers

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a medication activity tracker, a new platform for hardware and software designed for mobile retinal imaging and predictive analytics, and a budget-friendly health tracker for only $12.


Amiko activity tracker for


Ebola scares lead surge in downloads of mobile game Plague, Inc.

Kyt Dotson | October 29th

As news of Ebola outbreaks begins to percolate through the news media and popular TV shows run episodes themed by infectious diseases the gaming public has increasingly shown interest in Plague, Inc. a game about outbreaks. Plague, Inc....»