Holiday week news in the world of iOS: Apple dominates holiday sales, iPad sales could slump for the first time, and Apple patents a pen.
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Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
With consumer iPad growth tapping out, Apple needs to do the unthinkable to push into line of business applications and vertical markets.
Apple let slip that it had two new iPads to unveil a little sooner than it would've liked, but still had a few tablet-related surprises up its sleeve.
Intel has signed a deal to acquire over 1,400 patents and patent applications registered by Powerwave Technologies, many of which relate to wireless telecommunications technology.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
Pure has organically grown a global IP portfolio of close to 150 patents and pending applications. The IBM deal brings Pure's patent total to 300.
Phase one of the Office Productivity as a Service (OPaaS) rollout delivers Exchange email, calendaring and security features.
A newly-published Microsoft patent supports rumours about the design of its smartwatch.
Divide creates a completely separate container for your Exchange account on your iPhone or iPad so that corporate email, calendars, and contacts don't mingle with your personal data.
With the multitudes of accounts we have to deal with for email, social networking and other applications that require password authentication, we need a better solution.
Hills has opened up applications to give local innovators the opportunity to bring their ideas to the Lance Hill Design Centre and the D-Shop, which are due to open in early May.
It may have been the top patent-filing nation last year with over 825,000 patent applications, but China is still lacking innovation and should focus on helping inventors commercialize their patents.
Recent patent applications by Apple cover features for what reportedly be its iPen smart stylus, including a modular device that will let users add the right tool for the job at hand.
The new iPad Air is an incredible technical achievement, but for who and what need is the industrial design of this device really addressing?
No amount of new shiny tablets from Cupertino are going to change the fact that the iPad and its iCloud are unsuitable for the future of real enterprise applications.
Online portal expected to enable shared patent applications and examinations and to cut costs.
Jony Ive may have abandoned skeuomorphism for the minimalist and over-white design of iOS 7, but his over-reliance on distracting, inconsistent text commands has compromised the usability and coherence of the new mobile platform.
A new video shows what it believes to be an iPad 5 enclosure which is much narrower than the iPad 4 and which uses the design sensibility of the iPad mini.
Logitech's solar-powered iPad keyboard case is a nice idea with some design limitations that make it less than practical.
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