Google announced their “Game Center” competitor at I/O today, “Google Play Game Services”, as it’s dubbed, will allow Android, iOS and web developers to build in realtime multiplayer, social features, achievements, and leaderboards into their games, and will also allow storing game saves and settings in the cloud.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively rejected certain aspects of a patent Apple holds regarding translucent images. This could potentially impact Apple’s ongoing legal struggles with rival Samsung.
A judge ordered Google to turn over information Apple has requested in reference to what methods the search giant is using to find internal documents related to Android. The data will be part of a second U.S. patent infringement trial against Android device maker Samsung.
Viber, the company that offers the popular free messaging and VoIP apps of the same name for iOS and Android, today announced the release of native desktop apps for both Mac and PC computers.
Analyst Gene (Oh Grandpa!) Munster of investment bank Piper Jaffray says Apple’s share of the mobile web in the U.S. is not only dominating their competitor Android, but is also growing at the expense of Google’s OS.
What if there was a device that you could attach to things like your keys, your briefcase, or even small children, and it would work with your smartphone to help you find those objects if you lost them? Or better yet, get other people to find them for you? Enter our Indiegogo project of the week: BlueBee.
iOS devices have already been cleared for use by a number of government agencies, and today, The Wall Street Journal reports the DoD is about to grant two more important security approvals that could increase the number of agencies allowed to deploy iPhone, iPads, and Samsung Galaxy devices.
Amidst the gloom and doom predictions about the dark and murky future of Apple’s iPhone comes a survey that actually paints a rather bright outlook for the Cupertino company’s popular handset.
The EMBRACE+ is wearable technology. Through a combination of visual and tactile cues, the EMBRACE+ gives you the information you want to know – while your smartphone stays in your pocket or purse.
Slow updates for smartphones using the Google Android operating system create a security risk for owners of those phones according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
It’s time for Opera’s State of Mobile Advertising report for Q1 2013, and it looks like the iPhone is back on top when it comes to generating traffic to mobile ads, regaining its throne from Android. iOS also is king of the hill when it comes to monetization among the mobile platforms.
App Annie has released its latest information on mobile app downloads, and finds that while the Google Play marketplace nearly matches Apple’s App Store in the number of downloads, it is still lagging far behind in revenue. It seems iOS device users in general remain much more willing to pay for content than Android users.
In-app purchases have proven to be an excellent revenue stream for developers of apps found in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, but now a government department in the U.K. is taking a look into whether developers are misleadingly enticing children into making these types of purchases.
Microsoft has stepped up its “Scroogled” campaign against Google with a new video that highlights the fact that Android users’ personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.
Overall, the smartphone and tablet app market grew to 11% in the first quarter of 2013, bringing in $2.2 billion on revenue, this according to a report released by Canalys.
While Google’s Android platform continues to lead the industry in per-device market share (largely due to the huge number of low-end budget Android-based devices), the latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that Apple’s Mobile Safari browser dominates the competition in another significant area: web traffic.