In iOS news this week big numbers dominated with Apple's latest quarterly results, Microsoft Office has a big number of downloads on iOS and Android, and lots of apps available for Apple Watch at launch.
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Now that the first ResearchKit apps have been released, Apple will require future applications to be approved by an independent ethics review board.
While most of the media focus is on the Apple Watch this week, it's not the smartwatch for all of us. Matthew found the new Garmin Vivoactive to be a better match for his daily lifestyle.
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.
Chinese search-engine giant Baidu has officially launched the advertising campaign for its Android-based smartwatch OS, which supports various devices including the Sony SmartWatch 3, Moto 360, and LG G Watch.
Matthew always seems to purchase the latest and greatest in mobile technology so it's a bit surprising to see him sitting out this time. Do his reasons to skip the Apple Watch resonate with you?
Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all admitted that they are being audited by the Australian Taxation Office.
Some conservative estimates based on reported AppleCare+ pricing for Apple's new smart watch suggest a solid new stream of revenue for the company.
Third-party developers can now submit their WatchKit apps to Apple for review and few will want to be left out. Careful thought on what information should or shouldn't be on the wrist is required.
The final report of the Australian government's Competition Policy Review has called for the reform of the country's taxi industry in order to accommodate new ride-sharing services like those provided by Uber.
In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.
Human oversight has been added into the Android app review process, and, according to Google, nobody has noticed the change.
Chinese Apple Watch lookalikes, which are mostly priced below $100, claim to offer even better functionality, including supporting independent SIM cards, memory cards, and photo taking.
Ahead of the Apple Watch's full unveiling, executives dished out updates on the company's financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets.
Alipay, the e-payment arm of Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group, announced on Tuesday that more than 100 million people participated in sending lucky money, or Hongbao in Chinese, via mobile apps during the past Chinese New Year holiday.
The traditional search engine will evolve into a digital personal assistant that tracks your activities and automatically delivers helpful information, according to Microsoft's Stefan Weitz, whose excellent book takes an optimistic view of this future while acknowledging the potential pitfalls.
Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as inserting ads into search results.
The Cupertino-based technology giant will open five new retail stores in China before Chinese Lunar New Year, set for February 15 this year, taking its total number of official outlets to 20 in the country.
Alibaba Group has joined SoftBank Group and Tiger Global in a $600 million funding round for Travice Inc, the Chinese operator of taxi app Kuaidi Dache.
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are being poorly treated, undercover investigations by the BBC claims.
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