Google throws a good party and this year teamed up with Samsung to make the I/O conference the hottest ticket in town for attendees. Attendees snagged a cool $1,400 worth of loot for showing up.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
One of the announcements made by Google addressed the lack of consistent OS updates at the consumer level. Here's what Google must do to make the update process as good as it can be.
Skype isn't the only VoIP solution in the news today, as the LogMeIn folks have released a free app for the iPad and iPhone that adds chatting to screen sharing sessions.
Microsoft stepped in at the last minute and has picked up Skype, and now the world is debating what the folks in Redmond might do with the prize. Here's a list of things we might see with Microsoft Skype.
Mobile analytics firm comScore has released the latest quarterly numbers for smartphones, and there are some telling changes that reflect the mobile space. Android keeps growing while others remain flat.
The Droid Incredible 2 by HTC lacks Verizon 4G connectivity, but is a solid refresh to the popular Droid Incredible on the Verizon network. It delivers a big bang for the buck to appeal to consumers.
HP has removed the wireless carrier for users of its EliteBook business laptops with the launch May 9 of its DataPass service. Data can be bought in blocks on the fly with DataPass.
This week was a big one in the smartphone and tablet spaces, with big news about all of the major platforms. Here's a breakdown by platform of the major news of the past week.
Jason Perlow of Tech Broiler told his wife to throw his new iPad 2, nestled in the new G-Form Extreme sleeve, onto his patio. Kids, don't try this at home.
I read one to three ebooks a week, as I have for over a decade. I started with the pioneering Peanut Press, and have continued through the Kindle technology I use today. I haven't read more than a handful of novels in paper form in a decade, and those were gifts.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week I found Taptu, a great Android feed reader.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and James Kendrick of ZDNet present Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. On today’s show the giant Infuse 4G and iOS made the chat.
A Nielsen survey surprisingly reports that usage of smartphones in the household has gone up since picking up a tablet. If tablet owners are using the phone more, will that continue when it's time to upgrade the tablet?
The pipe dream of OTA updates may be coming for iOS 5 and beyond, but is cutting the cord really worth it? If Apple gives up approval for updates to partners the entire process will change, and not for the better.
The BlackBerry folks proudly announced the Video Chat app for its PlayBook tablet this week. Today I got a chance to put the video calling to the test, and am duly impressed with how good it is.