Ubuntu smartphone a possibility for 2014

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu may appear next year. Tech analysts are, to say the least, split over its chances of success. Canonical, the group behind what is one of the best-known Linux-based systems, says that smartphones running Ubuntu will also double up as computers through special docks that connect to a screen, mouse […]

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Google+ account needed for Play app reviews

Google has announced you’ll need to be a Google+ member to review Android applications in the Play store from now on. It’s designed to weed out bogus reviews, both positive and negative. Until now reviewers had the option to simply post as “A Google User.” In the future you will not only need to provide […]

Ingress: Google’s Augmented Reality MMORPG

It was bound to happen. With the intense popularity of World of Warcraft, and with Google’s Project Glass moving ever forward – it’s time for games to start blending with the real world in a mega multiplayer capacity. Google’s new game Ingress appears to be an Android-based augmented reality game – where you will interact […]

RIM offers free voice calls via BBM

Research In Motion has come up with a fairly stark method of trying to retain and even win customers: free calls on BlackBerry handsets. The feature does have some significant limitations, but could be particularly popular in some countries. The free calls will be through VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and will only be available […]

AT&T makes minor FaceTime backtrack but critics unsatisfied

AT&T has relented slightly on its restrictions on customers using Apple’s FaceTime service. But it’s still blocking some users and won’t have staved off accusations that it’s breaching net neutrality rules. The network angered users by blocking FaceTime over cellular (non-WiFi) connections to all but the customers who had signed up to its new shared […]

Amazon targets large groups with Kindle distribution tool

Amazon is introducing a podcast like distribution tool for documents, aimed at schools and businesses. The new free tool, Whispercast, allows an organization to link multiple devices in a form of network, though files only transfer in one direction. Managers will be able to put individual Kindles into separate groups (for example corporate departments or […]

RIM hopes two-for-one deal will save BlackBerry

Research In Motion is hoping that bridging the gap between personal and business phones will help revitalize its fortunes. It comes as sales appear to have flatlined in the US, although the company is having surprising success in Africa. At its “BlackBerry Jam” event this week, RIM publicly demonstrated some of the new features in […]

WiFi Issues with iOS6

It would seem that all is not rosy with the release of the new operating system on iDevices. Apparently there were floods of complaints from customers who had their WiFi greyed out following the update to iOS6 on iPhones 4 and 4S and iPad 3rd Gen. I haven’t yet updated my systems to iOS6 and […]

Smartphone users actively avoid snooping apps

Most mobile app users have rejected an app after deciding it wanted too much personal data according to a newly published survey. The research from the Pew Internet Project questioned the cellphone users who download apps. That’s 43 percent of all cellphone users, which translates as the vast majority of people with a smartphone. Among […]

Only 16% of Americans Understand “The Cloud”

That’s right. A stunningly low proportion of only 16% Americans know what “the cloud” is, according to a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Other stunning statistics to come out of the survey are as follows: 29% of correspondents responded with a reference to an actual cloud, the sky or something related […]

Android brings a cameraphone without the phone

The lines between different pocket digital devices have been further blurred: Nikon is releasing a digital camera that runs the Android operating system. The Coolpix S800c is an attempt to win back some of the business that’s been lost since many people decided a smartphone camera was good enough that they could live without a […]