In iOS news this week we were told to expect Cortana, that iOS makes billions for Google, and that a hack can easily crash iPhones.
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.
Google I/O was held for Android developers and dominated the news this week. Details of Android M were shared, Android Pay was launched, and Project Tango was opened to the public.
The case, which uses millions of nano suction cups to let you stick your phone to any smooth surface, also comes in Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge versions.
The iPad is a decent tool for giving presentations except for the small screen. When a larger display is needed, beam your iPad screen to a Mac or PC.
Business travelers wanting a mobile power solution should take a look at this 3.8-inch battery.
This week in Windows Phone we heard that developers don't think porting apps has value, Microsoft to control Windows 10 Mobile updates, and LG is back.
News in the iOS world this week covered the first update for Apple Watch OS, a judge opens iPhone design to the world, and the watch will soon hit retail stores for purchase.
News in the Android world this week had reports that Android Wear may get phone calling, Android phones got a preview version of Microsoft Office, factory resetting some phones leaves owner info, and no Galaxy Note 5 in June.
The tablet that appeared early this year on Kickstarter for as low as $39 is now available on Amazon, but it costs a bit more than that.
You can run Skype on the Chromebook but only after jumping through hoops and hacking Chrome OS. That loss is lessened with the release of Viber for the Chromebook.
The Surface 3 with the optional keyboard is a great system for business trips. Using it with an iPad turns it into a near desktop capable system.
I buy gadgets, lots of gadgets. I like buying them, experimenting with them, and using them for work and play. Even so, I have no desire to get an Apple Watch.
Whether you're traveling on business or for summer vacation, having the right technology can help make your trip worry free.
This week in Windows Phone we saw a big new Windows 10 update, heard that porting apps may not be so easy, and the hot Lumia 640 is coming to the US.
This week in iOS news we saw the release of a Lightning cable with ethernet on the other end, Office got support for working with iCloud, and Duet Display now does Windows.