In iOS this week we saw Microsoft release Halo for iOS, Apple's big developer conference was announced, and Apple bought an Android keyboard app maker.
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.
In Android this week we had news of Cyanogen teaming up with Microsoft, Google will let searchers install Android apps from within search results, and Verizon says Android security is not very good.
Despite paying extra for the LTE option on every tablet I've purchased in recent years, I decided to forgo the LTE option for the iPad Air 2. Bad move.
When you think of getting a tablet, chances are the iPad or Android tablets come to mind first. But if you plan on using the device for work, a Windows tablet may be a better solution.
Advertising runs the web and mobile platforms, and ads are coming to the smartwatch in a big way according to analysts.
The Jorno folding keyboard started with a Kickstarter campaign in 2012, and since has morphed into a capable design. It features a keyboard that folds into a very small package at quitting time.
Apple's watch isn't shipping for many yet and a battery extender is already available for preorder.
This clip-on keyboard is small but may be the portable solution iPhone 6 Plus owners are looking for to escape the onscreen keyboard.
Android this week had the release of the Apple Watch and iOS 8.3, iPhone share dropping globally save for China, and a new case from Mophie that adds battery and storage.
In Android this week surfaced reports of Android Wear getting iPhone support, Prime Instant Video hits Android, and Dell releases an Android 2-in-1.
Why buy something that the iPhone already does? Why put the beloved iPhone out of sight when for many it brings comfort? What's the point of having an expensive iPhone just to make the Apple Watch work?
The portable keyboard for iOS that impressed us so much is now available in a version for Windows and Android.
Amazon keeps adding useful functionality to the Echo, and the current update adds smart home control by voice.
The long-running speculation that Google will eventually merge Chrome OS and Android surfaces from time to time. James Kendrick hopes the firm will keep converging them, while leaving them separate at the core.
Long before many had desktop PCs, HP introduced a pocket computer that kickstarted my passion for mobile gadgets.