Mobile & Wireless

Microsoft Removed 1,500 Misleading Apps from Windows Store

Microsoft Removed 1,500 Misleading Apps from Windows Store

Microsoft noted Tuesday that it has begun to crack down on apps whose icon, description or name can be misleading. In a blog post, the software maker noted it has removed more than 1,500 such apps and has worked with developers of other titles to change the potentially confusing information. “Every app store finds its own ...

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung recently announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device's Bluetooth connection to listen to music on their smartphone, or ...

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle shirts and strategically ripped ...

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

If you've been writing with Livescribe, your life just got a little more stylish. Livescribe recently unveiled the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine, which is compatible with all Livescribe smartpens and brings the classic design of Moleskine, with rounded edges, page ribbon, and leather binding, to the digital ...

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

There's a reason Apple's wearable device hasn't leaked out yet: it won't be shipping to consumers anytime soon. According to Recode, the iWatch (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) isn't scheduled to hit retail shelves until early next year — several months after its world debut on September 9th. That means Apple will ...

Lyft Says Uber Halved its Drivers Hourly Salaries

Lyft Says Uber Halved its Drivers Hourly Salaries

The saying “All is fair in love and war” apparently applies to recruiting employees now, too. This week, The Verge published an internal Uber document that detailed a campaign to recruit drivers from a rival ride-sharing service, Lyft. According to the memo, Uber has a team of “brand ambassadors” who request Lyft ...

Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ Lets You Add Photos to a Growing Collection

Snapchat’s ‘Our Story’ Lets You Add Photos to a Growing Collection

Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with your friends anymore. A new feature called "Our Story" has begun rolling out to all users today, which lets you create and view public collections of photos and videos captured at the same live event  — say a concert or sports game — even with people who aren't ...

A ‘Find My iPhone’ Flaw is Likely Responsible for Leaked Celeb Photos

A ‘Find My iPhone’ Flaw is Likely Responsible for Leaked Celeb Photos

An alleged breach in Apple’s iCloud service may be to blame for countless leaks of private celebrity photos this week. On Monday, a Python script emerged on GitHub (which we’re not linking to as there is evidence a fix by Apple is not fully rolled out) that appears to have allowed malicious users to ‘brute force’ a ...

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are expected at many of those events. Last ...

Report: Apple Has Secured Deals With Visa, MasterCard and AmEx for iPhone Mobile Wallet

Report: Apple Has Secured Deals With Visa, MasterCard and AmEx for iPhone Mobile Wallet

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others — would allow you to use your phone to pay for items at the cash register, and it appears Apple's gained some strong ...