Tagged with: Smartphones

BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry may be going down, but not without a fight. Aside from a unique, square-screened handset called the Passport due to launch in September the BlackBerry software is getting a personal assistant app of its own. The company highlighted its BlackBerry Assistant app, which is part of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10.3 ...

Apple and IBM are Teaming Up to Create Business Software for iDevice Users

Apple and IBM are Teaming Up to Create Business Software for iDevice Users

Apple and International Business Machines will work together to create business software for iPhone and iPad users, setting aside a three-decade-old rivalry to cater to an increasingly mobile workforce. IBM’s staff will sell Apple devices to its business customers, and the two companies will work together to develop ...

The BACtrack Vio is a $50 Bluetooth Alcohol-Tracker for Your Keychain

The BACtrack Vio is a $50 Bluetooth Alcohol-Tracker for Your Keychain

Breathalyzer maker BACtrack on Tuesday announced the BACtrack Vio, a $49.99 alcohol testing unit that fits on a keychain and feeds the results over Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone. BACtrack has been making breathalyzers for years, but it didn’t release its first smartphone unit until last year. The new Vio ...

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google is on track for mobile search queries to overtake those on desktop this year, and on Tuesday it took one more step forward in how it is will control that experience on behalf of its users — for better or for worse. The company has announced that it will now flag to its users when websites listed in their search ...

Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Microsoft is starting to distribute Windows Phone 8.1 to existing Lumia devices this week. The Lumia Cyan update provides the full Windows Phone 8.1 software, alongside some tweaks and customizations specifically for Lumia handsets. Windows Phone 8.1 includes a personal digital assistant in the form of Cortana, a number of ...

Report: Samsung is Prepping the High-End ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to Battle the iPhone 6

Report: Samsung is Prepping the High-End ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to Battle the iPhone 6

Samsung is planning to launch a new, high-end smartphone next month that will be designed to take on the iPhone 6, according to reports out of Korea. Over the weekend, Korean publication ETNews reported that Samsung is working on a device known as the Galaxy Alpha that it plans to launch in August. Samsung wants to get the ...

Moguls Mobile’s Product Line Target Mobile Pros

Moguls Mobile’s Product Line Target Mobile Pros

If you're a mobile professional, Moguls Mobile probably has a product to suit your needs. Recently launched by Daymond John, the CEO and founder of FUBU, Moguls Mobile is answering the needs of today's business travelers. The company's first product line features eight accessories and services, including a Bluetooth ...

Report: Apple May Only Launch One Size of the iPhone 6 This Year

Report: Apple May Only Launch One Size of the iPhone 6 This Year

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided accurate Apple product information in the past (timing aside), has released a new research note predicting that supply constraints on key components may result in a serious delay in the release of the larger iPhone 6 model with a 5.5-inch display. According to the note, ...

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

If you thought that BlackBerry’s messaging service landed on iOS and Android several years too late, its (late) arrival on Windows Phone takes it to the next level. BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, and now users can finally get their hands on a beta version, the ...

Report: An Expert Says the iPhone 6′s Screen Looks Like Sapphire

Report: An Expert Says the iPhone 6′s Screen Looks Like Sapphire

Apple discussed forming screens from super-hard “sapphire glass” 18 months ago with experts in the field, making a sapphire-fronted iPhone 6 highly likely, the Guardian has established. A video that apparently shows a 4.7in sapphire screen being bent under a foot and resisting attack from a knife and keys "could well ...