This new feature will bring the top news of the past week in the world of Android to your screen. This week saw KitKat getting bigger, apps for the Chromebook, and a review of the "best Android" phone.
Showing results 1 to 20 of 26
Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines ahead of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and release of iOS 8, telling developers of "plain creepy" or "cobbled together" apps to brace for rejection.
Time to look back on the week on ZDNet Mobile News gathered in one place in case you missed something.
The Windows RT 8.1-based Surface 2 is a fine tablet for home and work, but the recommendation comes with some sizeable caveats.
Concerns over taxi booking apps that are not registered with the NSW Taxi Council, like goCatch, will be addressed in the Passenger Transport Legislation Review, according to NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.
How can technology be used to help children with learning difficulties? A review of iPad and iPhone apps currently available.
The head of a US Photoshop user group has begged Adobe to delay its recently-introduced upgrade policy, which will force people using Creative Suite 4 apps or earlier versions to pay twice to upgrade to the upcoming Creative Suite 6 iterations of those apps.Adobe said earlier this month that it was changing its upgrade policy for people using Creative Suite (CS) apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, so that only those who already have the last major version can upgrade to the new version.
Here's a review of five essential apps that belong in your Android device toolkit.
I get a lot of email asking what I think about various devices, and often I have already published a review. Here's the collection of reviews I get asked about most often, covering phones, tablets, apps, and laptops.
Do Apple's new App Store review guidelines inadvertently confirm some of the worst suspicions developers have about the company's review process? And is Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who famously wrote Thoughts on Music and Thoughts on Flash, now giving us Thoughts on Fart Apps?
In a surprise move of transparency today Apple published its App Store Review Guidelines and relaxed its restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps.
As promised, here is my second review of a particularly slick (and free) App in Google's new Google Apps Marketplace. Manymoon is a "Free Social Productivity, Project Management & Task Management" application.
Whenever an app marketplace launches---especially one focused on business---the primary issue is selection. Does the store offer enough apps, reviews, service providers and refinement tools to make a solid business decision?
I just turned on my iPhone to check for updated applications after reading that Navigon was updated with some very cool new features and discovered that Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite version 3.0 (iTunes link) just became available today. This new version of Quickoffice has come a long ways since my earlier review and now lets you access documents through Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, and MobileMe accounts while also providing general product enhancements. Without file system access it has always been a challenge for developers of these types of apps to help you access your documents and this looks like a great way to provide that support.
There's a movement afoot by developers to HTML5-based Web apps, instead of iPhone native apps. Look ma! No review process!
A new developer programme will allow mobile apps to be sold and installed without review by Palm, waiving fees for open-source developers
Some sites received Zune HD review units from Microsoft (I had to buy mine), but they were not able to post their reviews since Microsoft had to flip the Zune 4.0 server switch on the 15th. We are now seeing lots of detailed reviews coming in for the Zune HD and overall the impressions are that it is a fantastic media player that is the Zune we have all been wanting from the start. It is obvious it cannot compete with the iPod touch in terms of apps, but this is just the start and that may change in the future. The Zune Pass is the really defining feature that stands out from the iPods though and if you have a limited personal music collection the Zune HD can be a killer media player.
Apple never should have said that most - 95 percent, to be exact - of the iPhone apps that are submitted for review are approved within 14 days. It just puts Apple's approval process further under the microscope.
Since I didn't have a chance to see the Palm Pre in person and there are no review units out yet, I couldn't really pick a favorite in my first Clash of the Touch Titans article. Last week I was able to see the Pre in person and get my hands on it a bit. I shot a video of the Pre in action showing some 3rd party apps and overall user experience. I will say that the experience and some of the functionality look quite amazing. However, I was able to also get my hands on and enter text using the Pre keyboard and found it to be a major disappointment that may be the Achilles heel of the device. I find the onscreen keyboard on the iPhone to be much better than the Pre keyboard. So far we have only seen keyboard input as being the only way to enter text so you always have to switch to portrait mode to do this and my first impressions were not good. In the photos I saw before I actually touched it I thought it would be more of a Treo 800w or at least Treo Pro keyboard, but it is much more similar to the Palm Centro keyboard with rubber sticky keys/bumps set on a flat panel. The keyboard felt pretty cramped and I am sure I could get used to it over time since I do have magic thumbs, but Palm was always known for excellent Treo keyboards and to not put one of these types on this new flagship product may be an issue for many people.
It seems like the gold rush of applications for the T-Mobile G1 (see my review) has slowed down considerably over the last couple of weeks with just a few apps trickling out here and there. I imagine most of this is because developers are waiting for the commercial functionality when they can sell applications in the Android Market. However, two applications I just found this morning when I turned on my G1 were Opera Mini 4.2 beta and Fusion Voicemail Plus and think these are both worthy applications you should try out on your G1.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers
- 2 Hands-on with Windows 10: Installing the latest Technical Preview
- 3 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 4 31 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life
- 5 How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)