In the world of iOS this week was news about a hack the causes endless reboot cycles, a patent that uses haptic technology to simulate textures on a device, and you can now make free calls with WhatsApp.
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 reports of the return of the Nokia phone, Samsung is sneaking into Japan, and a serious bug in Android Wi-Fi was discovered.
Some lucky folks are about to get their Apple Watch, and will need apps to put it to good use. These apps will make you more productive with a glance at the wrist.
A report out of Hong Kong states that Elephone is sharing information about an upcoming phone that can run Android and Windows 10.
Parents of infants are often worried about keeping them safe and immediately attending to their every need. A smartwatch app could help Mom and Dad rest easy.
Samsung is bringing two low-budget tablets to the US. The new slates come with either an 8-inch or a 9.7-inch screen, the larger with pen support.
Mobile technology makes it possible for some folks to regularly exit the cubicle and work outside the office. It's not the same as desk work, so be smart and make it more productive.
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.
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.