Apple hired a senior sales executive from Swiss luxury watch maker Tag Heuer ahead of the expected launch this fall of Apple's first wearable device, widely dubbed the iWatch.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is warning that certain devices running on the Google Android operating system may reveal their owner's location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range. That is because when they are not connected to a network, the devices leak the names of wireless networks to which they have previously connected.
Amazon said it is prepared to go to court with the Federal Trade Commission rather than submit to increased oversight and other measures the FTC says are needed to ensure children do not make unauthorized in-app purchases from apps in Amazon's Appstore.
Microsoft will release this fall a wearable fitness band that will display smartphone notifications, according to a report from SuperSite for Windows.
Qualcomm gained an ally in Microsoft in its efforts to develop common standards for connected home equipment, but faces a challenge convincing rival chip makers to follow its path.
The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.
The sprawling, sometimes chaotic and mostly software-focused nature of Google's I/O keynote yesterday was a clear refection of the search giant's current and future strategy. Importantly, Google's I/O keynote showed that the company plans to build only the software layer for the next generation of consumer and enterprise services, not the hardware. And that's what sets the company apart from its closest rivals, Apple and Microsoft.
According to a new survey conducted by Accenture, fully 40 percent of Americans would prefer a phablet--a smartphone with a screen of between 5 and 7 inches--instead of a smaller phone. However, that number among Chinese survey respondents shot to 66 percent.
A pair of reports today offered a much clearer glimpse at the smart watch Apple is widely expected to begin selling later this year. According to separate reports from the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Apple will begin producing its smart watch, widely dubbed the iWatch, within the next few months and will begin selling the gadget in September or October. According to the reports, the watch will come in several different sizes, including one with a 2.5-inch screen, and it will feature a touchscreen, up to 10 sensors to track body activities like heart rate, and will be built mainly by Taiwan's Quanta Computer.
Amazon failed to convince industry experts it can compete against Apple and Samsung in the smartphone space after it unveiled its first device--the Fire--on Wednesday.