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  • Samsung stops paying protection money, Microsoft sues

    1 August 2014, 5:40 pm

    Microsoft is suing yet another Android device maker - but this time it's a very different case than their usual protection money scheme. Microsoft claims that Samsung has stopped complying with a patent sharing agreement between the two companies.…
  • Mobile IE to spoof Safari to render mobile sites properly

    1 August 2014, 2:06 pm

    Based on your feedback, we pursued a web experience for IE users consistent with what is available on iOS and Android devices - even where this meant we would be adding non-standard web platform features. We believe that this is a more pragmatic approach to…
  • HP gives OpenVMS new life

    1 August 2014, 5:39 am

    Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS. Instead of pushing its users off the system, it has licensed OpenVMS to a new firm that plans to develop ports to the latest Itanium chips and is promising eventual support for x86 processors.…
  • BlackBerry Passport first look

    30 July 2014, 6:46 pm

    Phone Arena has a short video up in which the BlackBerry Passport gets introduced. The unique hardware keyboard whose entire surface is also a touchpad gets demonstrated.…
  • Microsoft reveals Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1

    30 July 2014, 6:40 pm

    As expected, Microsoft is finally revealing all there is about Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1. Known internally as GDR1 for 'general distribution release,' this update is one of two for the 8.1 operating system in 2014. The news comes out of Beijing, China…
  • Another day, another sensationalist, unfounded security story

    29 July 2014, 2:28 pm

    Dan Goodin, at Ars Technica, is writing about a security flaw in Android. It's got all the usual scary-scary language about doom and gloom, quotes from antivirus peddlers, and it wasn't long until sensationalist Apple site AppleInsider took it all one step…
  • Arment on 'app rot'

    29 July 2014, 10:33 am

    We've touched on this topic several times already - most recently only a few days ago: the application store model is facing some serious issues at the moment, to the heavy detriment of users and developers alike. If you don't want to take my word for it - and…
  • seL4 microkernel released as open source

    29 July 2014, 4:34 am

    General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA are pleased to announce the open sourcing of seL4, the world's first operating-system kernel with an end-to-end proof of implementation correctness and security enforcement. It is still the world's most highly-assured OS.…
  • 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…

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