Articles By Brad Reed

3 key features of Google’s new Knowledge Graph

Google yesterday unwrapped the first of its long-promised semantic search capabilities, dubbed Knowledge Graph. The new Knowledge Graph feature will give users more direct answers to questions and the option to search for

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Brad Reed

Android users likely to be app freeloaders: survey

While everybody loves getting things for free, it seems Android users love getting free things more than anyone.A new survey released today by Strategy Analytics found that 89 per cent of mobile applications

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 Brad Reed

Report of upcoming Android 5.0 (‘Jellybean’) draws doubts

If Google's Ice Cream Sandwich was supposed to unify Android devices, it may not stay unified for long. According to one report published on DigiTimes, device manufacturers are apparently already disappointed with the

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Brad Reed

Google gets U.S. approval for Motorola acquisition

The U.S. Department of Justice today officially blessed the marriage between Google and Motorola after concluding that the merger would not adversely impact competition in the wireless market.In the analysis of its decision,

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brad Reed

Google Chrome 17 release gets auto-page rendering

You're familiar with autocomplete. Now get ready for auto-page rendering.The latest version of Google's Chrome browser, known as Chrome 17, can now determine which sites you're likely to visit when you start typing

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

Amazon’s Kindle Fire giving Android tablets a boost

Few may have envisioned that an ultra-cheap tablet sold by the most popular online retailer in the world would be successful. And yet Amazon's Kindle Fire finds itself in just such a situation, according to estimates

Published on: January 30th, 2012 Brad Reed

Top 6 technologies to watch for at CES 2012

Just like snowflakes, every Consumer Electronics Show is special. Or at the very least, every CES comes with its own special buzz technology. "It" technologies in recent years have included tablets (a big

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

Google planning

You didn't really think Google was going to let Amazon hog all the Android tablet glory, did you?In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sea today, Googleexecutive chairman Eric Schmidt said that

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Brad Reed

iPhone now more popular than BlackBerry in workplace, study finds

Apple's iPhone has overtaken RIM's BlackBerry devices as the top smartphone in the workplace, according to a new study from enterprise mobility services company iPass.iPass's latest Mobile Workforce report, which is released every

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brad Reed

NFC uses beyond mobile payment: romance, storage and magic

By now you're likely familiar with near-field communications (NFC)technology and its ability to help process mobile payments. But NFC's boosters think it's capable of more, oh, so much more.During the NFC Summit at

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Brad Reed

Inside RIM’s social network integration plans

Although Research in Motion made its name by delivering secure corporate email, it has had to move quickly to adapt to the ever-shifting world of social networking.Now that users expect a wide array

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Brad Reed

BlackBerry Playbook security divides work and play

One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Brad Reed

So called

Any device manufacturer looking to "kill" the iPad has their work cut out for them, according to Consumer Reports. The product-testing and consumer survey magazine this week released its rankings for tablet computers and found

Published on: April 6th, 2011 Brad Reed

First hands-on look at Apple’s iPad 2

When it comes to releasing new form factors for its iPad tablet and other products, Apple not only gets there first; it gets there best.From the debut of the iPod in 2001 to

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Brad Reed

PlayBook may rip page from Google

Just months after dismissing the importance of mobile apps, Research in Motion could be jumping aboard the app bandwagon.According to a report from Bloomberg today, RIM is planning to let its upcoming PlayBook

Published on: February 14th, 2011 Brad Reed