Windows Phone will succeed because Microsoft simply believes in it. It’s a trophy, not a life raft. ReadWrite’s Dan Rowinski contends that BlackBerry will remain the No. 3 mobile platform, behind Google’s
Google has announced the launch of Chrome Apps today in a bid to establish the Web browser as more of a platform in itself. The new apps are similar to what the Chrome Web Store already offers, but instead
Pocket, the handy tool for saving stand-out content across the Web and then reading, watching or looking at it later on another device, has launched a new desktop app for Windows and Chrome OS users. app
Google’s Chromecast app has arrived on the iPad and iOS this week. Chromecast is Google’s new little device that plugs into your HDTV and lets you stream content to it,currently from a limited number apps
Last week Apple launched a major redesign and revamp of their Apple Support / AppleCare site. One of the biggest changes is that they now offer 24/7 live chat support for the iPad and a number of their
I don’t usually agree to look at apps that are aimed at very young kids, because my daughter is 10 (going on 30 in some ways, and spot on at 10 in others) and I don’t feel like I can give them a fair Today
A form of covert messaging is rapidly gaining influence online – hiding meanings in plain sight using references only sender and recipient can understand. According to Herodotus, the Ancient Greek tyrant
Most of us experience false alarms with phones, and as Tom Stafford explains this happens because it is a common and unavoidable part of healthy brain function. Sensing phantom phone vibrations is a strangely
Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including magicians Penn and Teller’s gaming experiment, the secrets of the McWrap and Oliver Sacks's ode to old age. Desert Bus Simon Parkin | New Yorker
The dream of a cheap and friendly robot in every home hasn't yet taken off. Roboticist Keller Rinaudo’s solution is Romo – powered by your smartphone. Robots are a common sight in our factories and industrial
Why have so few innovations for deaf people actually made it to market? Jonathan Kalan discovers why and finds hope on the horizon. Earlier this summer in a packed and freezing-cold auditorium in Doha,
Thanks to the fact that like-minded souls are only a click or a search-term away, the unthinkable has happened – geeks have become not only acceptable, but even chic. But there are good reasons to be suspicious
James May finds out if listening to music, or playing it, is really good for your brain. The Mozart effect suggests that children will become more intelligent if they listen to music composed by Mozart.
The smartphone revolution has left behind the visually impaired, who are unable to use touchscreens. Designer Sumit Dagar, inventor of the Braille smartphone, wants to change that. Touchscreens have transformed
We don’t just laugh at funny things, the reason we chuckle is that it serves an important purpose in our lives, as James May explains. For more videos subscribe to the Head Squeeze channel on YouTube.
Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they trying
All-you-can-eat subscriptions work well for digital magazines, music and videos; why shouldn't they work for e-books? Oyster certainly thinks they should, as it just launched a flat-rate book service iPhone
Facebook-owned Instagram is absorbing the technology and team behind Luma, a camera application specializing in cinematic video stabilization, filters, and effects. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With an ever-expanding selection of apps on the market making educational claims, parents today have a tough time deciding which apps are worth their investment. Earlier this year, app search and discovery
From wearable fitness-trackers to sleep-monitoring applications, mobile is the place to go for those looking to improve their health and well-being. But the persistent lack of interoperability among today’s
Facebook edged one step closer to your music with a neat little update to its app on Android, which you can use to control tunes via Facebook. Don’t hold your breath for a similar feature on the iPhone.