With this year winding down, it's time for James Kendrick to look into the crystal ball to see what might happen in the mobile space in 2015.
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.
This year brought mobile gear that changed the way I work and captured a lot of my money.
The giant online retailer had big holiday sales, and the Chromebook dominated other computers.
The top news in iOS this holiday week had reports of a dual-SIM for iPhone 6, iPad use before bed is bad, and Apple TV may Handoff to your iPad.
In the world of Android this week were reports of an Acer tablet getting a split-screen feature, a patent war against Android ended, and the Note 2 may be getting Lollipop.
I buy a lot of gadgets, and this year more than most years. There were good gadgets, average gadgets, and duds purchased this year. Here are the best of the lot in the order I value them.
The Chromebook has evolved nicely, resulting in acceptance by schools and some enterprises. Even so, there are three things Google must do next year to make it a better solution.
An Android user since the platform's beginning, I dropped it this year and Apple's to blame.
Top iOS news of the week: iPhone accessories cause camera glitches, Russian store closed, not guilty
This week in iOS: reports of magnetic cases for the new iPhones are causing camera glitches; Apple closed online store in Russia due to currency problems; Apple found not guilty in DRM case.
In the world of Android this week: a popular to-do app and the Pebble Watch hit Android Wear; an insanely expensive phone appears; apps can access data on older Android versions.
As the year draws to a close, it's fun to look back at the most popular topics and see what that tells us.
This thin keyboard hides in the integrated case until needed and then flips out for use.
This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.
A decent tablet for under $100? That's possible with this deal from Best Buy and Acer, after accounting for the gift card.
Looking for a last minute gift for an iPhone owner? These wireless earbuds do double duty as a headset for calls and listening to music.