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  • Tizen: hope springs eternal

    28 July 2014, 10:39 am

    The technology press and bloggers really seem to have no idea what to make of Tizen. First, it was a huge, credible threat to Android (*), but now that even people who really, really, really want to see Android in trouble can no longer maintain that Tizen is a…
  • Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 update released

    28 July 2014, 6:47 am

    Nokia has released the first major software update for the Nokia X series of devices.…
  • Folders, new resolutions coming to WP 8.1 Update 1

    27 July 2014, 3:49 pm

    Microsoft has accidentally spilled the beans on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it's going to be a relatively small update for users, but a big one for OEMs and thus the platform. The number of user-facing features is small (Windows Phone is finally getting…
  • Trend Micro caught lying about Android security

    27 July 2014, 7:51 am

    Antivirus peddler Trend Micro recently issued a "report", in which it states that "Google Play [is] populated with fake apps, with more than half carrying malware". Sounds scary, right?…
  • Symbian and its drive letters

    25 July 2014, 6:28 pm

    From an article I stumbled upon today, detailing the file manager that shipped on virtually every Symbian device in history.…
  • Among mobile app developers, the middle class has disappeared

    25 July 2014, 6:00 pm

    survey from market research firm VisionMobile, there are 2.9 million app developers in the world who have built about two million apps. Most of those app developers are making next to nothing in revenue while the very top of the market make nearly all the…
  • * And then there were three *

    25 July 2014, 7:37 am

    I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I…
  • GOG.com now supports Linux

    24 July 2014, 9:57 am

    A while ago, we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles,…
  • The bottomless money pit that is Windows Phone

    23 July 2014, 4:26 am

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will "streamline the next version of…
  • Xiaomi's Hugo Barra: we're not an Apple rip-off

    23 July 2014, 3:47 am

    Yesterday, former Google-executive Hugo Barra, now Xiaomi's global vice president, had a talk with The Verge.…
  • 'iOS: About diagnostic capabilities'

    23 July 2014, 3:40 am

    Update: Zdziarski put up a more detailed response.…
  • No Man's Sky: a vast game crafted by algorithms

    22 July 2014, 5:03 pm

    No Man's Sky is a video game quite unlike any other. Developed for Sony's PlayStation 4 by an improbably small team (the original four-person crew has grown only to 10 in recent months) at Hello Games, an independent studio in the south of England, it's a game…
  • Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

    22 July 2014, 4:49 am

    A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.…
  • Win access to a game, then proceed to pirate it

    22 July 2014, 4:44 am

    Modern Combat 5 has been cracked and uploaded to multiple torrenting websites over the weekend. MC5 is a first person shooter for iOS, Android and Windows 8. The developer and publisher, Gameloft, ran a contest recently and invited players into the game early.…
  • Explaining Continuity: tying iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite together

    21 July 2014, 5:13 pm

    Continuity isn't a monolithic feature of the new operating systems so much as it is a range of features, each with its own hardware requirements and mode of operation. As we already did for iOS 8's Extensions, in this article we'll be using Apple's developer…

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