Google has started a campaign to hire mobile app developers for its own applications. It is likely Google has realized that mobile apps are better than web-based portals into online activities.
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. If it is tech and it moves, you'll find it here.
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.
As important as my smartphone has become to me, it's not enough. I want it to take a more active role in my life.
Amazon is riding the popularity of the Kindle, announcing that ebook sales are now outpacing those of paperbacks. There are now 115 Kindle books sold for every 100 paperbacks sold by Amazon.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. A Windows Phone is on the way!
Chinese firm Lenovo has formed a joint venture with NEC in a move to give it an immediate presence in Japan, the world's third largest PC market.
Samsung has reported selling 2 million Galaxy Tabs in just 3 months, proving both the 7-inch form factor and the Android platform are good for tablets.
Ads in apps are nothing new, and a recent survey found that about half of them that get clicked by users are clicked by accident. Not very many sales can be happening that way.
Writers, be they world-famous novelists, prolific bloggers or business report writers, can appreciate how important it is to have a great keyboard. When this group hears that the best keyboard ever made is on a laptop, it raises a few eyebrows.
Qualcomm builds the Snapdragon chip used in most smartphones in the market, and today announced higher quarterly sales than analysts estimated.
The latest numbers from Gartner show how big a business apps have become, with $5.2 billion generated in 2010. The revenue generated by apps, both direct sales and ad revenue, is expected to almost triple in 2011 to over $15 billion.