Jun 25, 2015

Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones

Microsoft on Wednesday followed through on a promise to release versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs for smartphones running on Google-backed Android software. The apps, which hit shelves of Google’s online Play Store, build on a Microsoft strategy to make its applications ...

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks at annual event

May 29, 2015

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks at annual event

Google’s next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices, the company announced Thursday as it duels with Apple in the quest to make its technology indispensable. Google also announced an ...

Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

May 26, 2015

Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

by Kazuaki Nagata

Aiming to liberate users from a hassle of memorizing passwords, NTT Docomo Inc. said Tuesday it will increase its lineup of biometrics-deployed handsets and services because biometric technology for identity recognition will make mobile telephones more convenient. “From now on, I think it will ...

May 24, 2015

As European antitrust case looms, has Google already peaked?

As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant’s dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies, with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a ...

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

May 19, 2015

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

“Smart Relief” is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea’s government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. The developer says it ...