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.
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Uber has announced plans to introduce biometrics, voice recognition, and new driver screening technology, as US authorities charge a Boston-based Uber driver with allegedly raping a passenger earlier this month.
Google has been outspoken over the last few years in lambasting the growing number of "patent trolls" seeking and filing lawsuits left and right in the technology sector.
Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
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.
Unitrends has bought NICTA's cloud technology firm, Yuruware, for its patent-protected technology to give its customers data protection flexibility.
Patent no. 8661547 describes a technology that safeguards cloud services against false information that might be sent to them from cybercriminals.
The PC maker has purchased thousands of patents surrounding mobile technology as the firm seeks to establish itself in the mobile realm.
Nuance Voiceprint biometric technology enables a user to set their device to respond to their voice only, and also wake the device using only vocal commands.
The legal action comes after China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) rejected Apple's request to invalidate a patent by a Shanghai-based company which it claimed was similar to its voice-driven technology Siri.
Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.
Patent-licensing firm IPCom claims Apple is infringing on its mobile technology patents.
The telco presses on with its aggressive 4G rollout across the country, with Bangalore the next city on its list which will also feature Circuit Switched Fall Back technology for voice calls.
Optus has confirmed it is also testing out technology that would allow customers to make voice calls over its 4G network.
Telstra has confirmed it is conducting lab tests of technology that would allow voice calls to be carried over its 4G LTE network.
Telstra is being chased by a patent-holding company for the infringement of two patents related to mobile commerce technology.
A patent granted to the tech giant hints at the possibilities of using eye-tracking technology in advertising.
The Internet giant isn't alone in hoping to stifle the ever-growing number of patent-related lawsuits in the technology industry.
Biometrics is still an emerging field of technology and security, yet to be fully implemented in everyday tasks. Now, Indian banks are taking a second look at deploying voice biometrics for phone banking customers.
One of the defining features of the Moto X is the ability to always be listening for your command. I haven't seen people embracing any current voice control technology and don't think it is a big deal.
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