Before Nokia smartphones were powered by the Windows Phone OS, Symbian was the trademark platform that ran on the company’s devices.
Symbian and Nokia were synonymous with one another; and at one point it was the dominant mobile phone OS on the market. With such popularity also comes unwanted attention, and for Nokia, it was in the form of code-snatching criminals. Read more »
So you may or may not know this, but the US Transportation Department believes that it has the authority to regulate the traffic and navigation applications that you use on your smartphone, and is now pushing hard to get Congress to agree.
A new proposed transportation bill will give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the right to “set restrictions on the apps and later order changes if they are deemed dangerous.” Read more »
Imagine a world where you can test yourself for the flu, check your fertility, or a vitamin deficiency at home with your smartphone.
That’s the world that the creators of the Cue are envisioning. Read more »
We recently wrote about Apple’s shady Irish tax practices, and that the US government was looking into the risky business.
Well Apple isn’t the only company that is saving a boatload of tax money by bringing business into Ireland, and it looks like other corporations are asking the US to stop issuing warrants to investigate their overseas operations. The company leading the charge? Microsoft. Read more »
AT&T mobility customers have been receiving emails informing them that a data breach occurred between April 9th and 21st, and that their data was vulnerable during this time.
The culprit wasn’t mentioned, just that it was a third-party source “[that] violated security protocols and accessed customer data.” Read more »
The White House launched an initiative, ConnectED, which aims to give 99% of US students high-speed internet access within the next five years.
Sprint has decided to partake in ConnectED by pledging broadband internet service to the homes of 50,000 students in the US. Read more »
In an “explosive” (see what we did there?) PR stunt, LG commissioned Jung-won Park to take some photographs of an active volcano.
The catch was, he had to snap the pics using the LG G3′s smartphone camera. Read more »
Nokia and Korean mobile carrier, SK Telecom just partnered up to accomplish a pretty impressive technological feat.
They were able to transfer 5GB of data in just 11 seconds over SK Telecom’s LTE network. Read more »
It looks like Apple could be in trouble with the EU for some allegedly shady tax arrangements.
The competition authority of the EU requested information from Ireland, which is suspected of participating in illegal tax practices with Apple.
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Are you looking for a simple and fun way to “poll the world?”
Then Pyne might be the mobile application for you. Read more »
Apple has always been praised for its marketing, some even argue that the company’s advertising, moreso than the merit of its technology, is what really helps them to secure sales.
Well now it looks like Apple will start taking its marketing even more seriously, as it is looking to developing their branding strategies in-house now. Read more »
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has an official smartphone, and it’s the Xperia Z2.
This makes perfect sense, seeing as Sony is one of the World Cup’s biggest sponsors. Sony has produced a video highlighting their sponsorship while simultaneously pumping everyone up about the games. Read more »
Samsung has released the latest video in its #GALAXY11 series where the fate of the world and mankind will be decided in a football match between the Hurakan aliens and Franz Beckenbauer’s Galaxy 11 team.
After numerous ads where we saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi being drafted to fight for humanity alongside Mario Gotze, Oscar dos Santos, Iker Casillas, Wayne Rooney, it’s now time for the match to finally begin. Read more »
Microsoft’s Surface series of tablets/computers/all-in-one devices have been getting mixed reviews since their inception, but they do seem to be getting better, especially with its latest entry, the Microsoft Surface 3.
If you’re interested in checking out the device, you’ll be able to play around with them in Microsoft and Best Buy stores. Hit the jump to find out more. Read more »
One of the most annoying things about using a smartphone is taking it out in the sun. Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, have been working on an anti-reflective coating for smartphone screens for a while now to combat that problem.
The company demoed the coating at Computex this year. Hit the jump to learn more about this new tech and see it in action. Read more »