Mobile & Wireless

Path Now Lets You Send Texts to Local Businesses

Path Now Lets You Send Texts to Local Businesses

Social network Path is putting its own spin on mobile messaging, and it might be just useful enough to work. Thanks to an update on Tuesday, Path Talk, the company’s standalone messaging app, now allows users to text local businesses. That means your barber, your bank or your favorite watering hole are all, in theory, ...

ARM Introduces New Platform for The Internet of Things

ARM Introduces New Platform for The Internet of Things

It's the year 2014, and we've yet to have our flying cars and commuter jet packs. But we do have a glimpse of the future with the advent of the "internet of things." It's essentially the idea of connecting everyday objects -- be it thermostats or kitchen appliances -- to the web, in an effort to make our lives easier. As ...

How to Avoid Accidentally Erasing Your iCloud Drive in iOS 8

How to Avoid Accidentally Erasing Your iCloud Drive in iOS 8

Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” ...

Here’s What Cortana Integration in Windows 10 Looks Like

Here’s What Cortana Integration in Windows 10 Looks Like

Microsoft showed off a small number of Windows 10 features at the company's event on Tuesday morning, but one rumored one was missing: Cortana. The software maker focused on some of its desktop improvements for Windows 10, and Cortana is one of the many changes that will be coming ahead of the final release next year. While ...

Google’s ‘Project Ara’ Phones Can Swap Parts Without Powering Down

Google’s ‘Project Ara’ Phones Can Swap Parts Without Powering Down

As if a Lego-like customizable phone made of blocks wasn’t enough: Thanks to a modified version of Android L software, you’ll be able to swap out parts from Google’s Project Ara modular phone without turning the device off, notes the Phonebloks blog. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the phone’s display or CPU ...

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new ...

Report: iOS 8.1 Includes Settings for Apple Pay, Touch ID on iPad

Report: iOS 8.1 Includes Settings for Apple Pay, Touch ID on iPad

The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded on Monday has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version. First, Sood shares a screenshot of a hidden Settings pane for Apple Pay inside. The ...

iOS 8 ‘Reset All Settings’ Bug Can Also Erase Your iCloud Drive

iOS 8 ‘Reset All Settings’ Bug Can Also Erase Your iCloud Drive

It appears that there may be a serious bug with the "Reset All Settings" option in iOS 8, causing users who activate the feature to lose all of their iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. According to multiple posters on the MacRumors forums, using the "Reset All Settings" option under General --> Reset has caused ...

Bionym’s Nymi Bracelet Unlocks Computers and Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi Bracelet Unlocks Computers and Doors With Your Heartbeat

This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck. With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal app on Samsung phones, Ford just filed a patent to use fingerprints to verify drivers, and Intel made a ...

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App

Every day, we’re introduced to new mobile apps. We get to see the ones highlighted in the app store and hear about the cool new app our friends talk about on social media. Take a guess as to the number of mobile apps that were downloaded globally in 2013. Try 102 billion, according to research by Gartner. Long story ...