How a Google X engineer thinks about problem-solving

Developers are known for their ability to solve the problems plaguing their code. But maybe, they should look to solve bigger problems beyond their computer screens, too. At least, that’s the philosophy of

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

Developers not waiting for Android 5

Unconfirmed reports say that Android 5 "Jelly Bean" could be released this fall, featuring such improvements as Chrome browser integration, better enterprise security, better power management, and maybe dual-booting support for Microsoft's Windows

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Paul Krill

ViewSonic hits $200 tablet sweet spot with ViewPad 7e

ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.ViewSonic

Published on: October 26th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Why HP tossed TouchPad

HP believes that tablets have a promising future, but company officials said Thursday the reaction to their first tablet, the TouchPad, was so negative that it didn't make sense for the company to

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Nate Ralph

11 killer tablet productivity apps for Android and iPad

Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

BlackBerry 7 phones: 5 important things to note

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning took the wraps off of three brand new BlackBerry smartphones, which, along with the upcoming Bold 9900/9930 devices, make up the bulk of the Canadian company's

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Al Sacco

Can’t figure out which Android phone to choose?

By Kye Husbands With phone manufacturers pumping out Android devices it’s no wonder we get this question so frequently.  With multiple manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung to name a few all making

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Kye Husbands

10 key issues when deploying tablets for business

Tablets - flashy consumer devices, good for nothing but reading online magazines, watching videos and checking on Facebook friends. That's how the iPad, Playbook and the host of Android-based tablet devices are typically

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Windows Phone

For the Mango release of the Windows Phone, due out this fall, Microsoft is still focused on creating a uniquely intuitive mobile UI for end users who are first and foremost consumers. But

Published on: May 30th, 2011 John Cox

Flood of BBM rivals forces RIM to loosen IM stranglehold

The growing number of companies developing instant messaging apps competing with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) may be forcing Research in Motion to open up its much vaunted messaging system to other mobile operating system,

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry 6.1 upgrade includes ‘liquid graphics’ and better browser

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released the first BlackBerry smartphone running its "BlackBerry 6" mobile OS just six months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the next major BlackBerry

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Al Sacco

Tablet Wars: Where developers are placing their bets

Chances are if you're looking for the hottest third-party applications for tablet devices you'll find them on the iPad or an Android-powered device, according to a recent survey.Appcelerator, makers of cross-platform app development

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Ian Paul

BlackBerry Playbook faces ‘tweener’ marketing challenge

With dozens of new tablets hitting the market in 2011, Research in Motion (RIM) faces an uphill climb with its upcoming 7-in. PlayBook tablet, which will run its BlackBerry Tablet OS.RIM showed off

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Keep your smartphone safe

Once upon a time, a phone was just a phone: It simply made and received calls. The only security you worried about was if someone had picked up in the other room to

Published on: January 12th, 2011 Brent Rose