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  • Seeing through the illusion: Apple's mastery of the media

    29 August 2014, 12:49 pm

    Apple's public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world - certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products than any other technology company. Before customers get their first chance to see or touch a new…
  • A failed experiment: how LG screwed up its webOS acquisition

    29 August 2014, 12:31 pm

    Things were looking up in early 2013 for the team behind webOS, a pioneering but star-crossed mobile operating system. After surviving the implosion of Palm and a rocky acquisition by HP, LG stepped in to buy the team. The consumer electronics giant seemed…
  • 'How we're addressing misleading apps in Windows Store'

    28 August 2014, 6:18 pm

    Microsoft has explained that they have removed more than 1500 apps from the store.…
  • Genode 14.08 introduces new GUI architecture

    28 August 2014, 3:00 pm

    The new Genode version 14.08 extends the graphical abilities of the framework to the level of flexibility expected from a general-purpose OS. In contrast to contemporary GUI stacks, Genode approaches the problem from the angle of maximizing security. This…
  • An awful week to care about video games

    28 August 2014, 2:59 pm

    What an awful week for the culture that surrounds and influences video games.…
  • Pre-release BlackBerry Passport review video

    28 August 2014, 5:24 am

    Via CrackBerry:…
  • What happened to Motorola

    27 August 2014, 6:56 pm

    Getting outflanked by tech upstarts, hacked in two by a fearsome corporate raider, and finally taken over in part by a Chinese company that exists largely because of the world Motorola made for it: Such a fate would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Motorola…
  • Apple reportedly working on 12.9-inch iPad

    27 August 2014, 9:18 am

    Apple is developing a larger iPad with a 12.9-inch display that it plans to begin manufacturing early next year, according to Bloomberg. It's not stated when the larger iPad will actually be released, but reports have swirled around the development of an iPad…
  • The world's best mobile OS?

    26 August 2014, 6:32 pm

    How do you determine what makes a good OS? What makes iOS vs. Android or Windows Phone vs. BB10, or any other such comparison not just about the fanboyism? Is it even possible to arrive at a scientific conclusion to this question? If we look at entire…
  • MenuetOS 0.99.71 released

    26 August 2014, 6:25 pm

    A new version of MenuetOS has been released.…
  • Two countries, two vastly different phone bills

    26 August 2014, 5:47 am

    If your monthly cellphone bill seems high, that may be because American cellphone service is among the most costly in the world. A comparison of two similar plans, one in the United States and one in Britain, reveals a marked difference.…
  • Amazon acquires Twitch.tv

    25 August 2014, 5:13 pm

    Everybody thought it would be Google, but it's actually Amazon.…
  • Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    25 August 2014, 3:43 pm

    Fans of mobile operating systems not called "Android" or 'iOS" might be sad to hear what Huawei's head honcho just told the Wall Street Journal. In an interview, Richard Yu spoke about the company's plans regarding Tizen, Windows Phone and a long-rumored…
  • Haiku debates kernel switch (but it's not happening)

    24 August 2014, 4:29 pm

    A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list right now. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing. He's got the…
  • Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

    22 August 2014, 12:09 pm

    Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75…

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