Project Ara brings building block approach to mobile design

Google says it is planning a series of three online developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division. Announced last year, Ara is a unique concept that will allow … Continue reading

Blackphone encrypted communications to the masses

The Blackphone handset, which is being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, goes on sale in June for $629. It looks like a typical Android smartphone and is based on a security-hardened version of the OS called “PrivatOS.” Standard applications include … Continue reading

Google Project Tango Gives Spatial Understanding to Mobile Devices

What if your mobile device could determine whether it was in the garage, the kitchen, or the living room by the shape of it or be sound echo-location (the way sound reverberates in a room), and changed the TV’s volume, … Continue reading

Wireless Charging Gets a New Standard

FREMONT, California and HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) today announced that the two associations have signed an agreement aimed at establishing global interoperability of these two leading wireless power standards.  The PMA … Continue reading

Tmobile wins color lawsuit against AIO

A federal court has granted T-Mobile a preliminary injunction against AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless on grounds that the low-cost carrier’s color scheme infringes on T-Mobile’s iconic magenta. In the decision, Federal District Court judge Lee Rosenthal writes that “T-Mobile has … Continue reading

SMS Marketing Campaigns: Top Things to Know

SMS Marketing Campaigns: The Top Things to Know By mid 2013 the world will have more mobile subscriptions than humans alive.  90% of mobile customers use text messaging.  SMS is a fast, cost effective and measurable marketing tool.  This infographic … Continue reading

BYOD: Consequences on your own business

BYOD (Bring your Own Device): Consequences on your own business Whether you’re an IT administrator or an end user, you have probably observed that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become more prevalent than ever in most companies these days. … Continue reading

Smartphone Sales Surge According to Gartner

According to Gartner (a leading technology research and advisory company) the worldwide smartphone market in sales grew by 42.9 percent year-over-year in Q1, 2013.  Gartner pegs the total number of sales at 210 million units driven by the smartphone sales … Continue reading