Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

Mar 20, 2016

Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

New iPhone and iPad models likely to be unveiled Monday are aimed at helping Apple keep momentum in the fast-evolving mobile device market. The media gathering at the company’s intimate auditorium in Silicon Valley will also give Apple a chance to restate its case ...

Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. “We will return the option for full-disk encryption with ...

Feb 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Electric develops novel spoken word display technology

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has combined its voice-recognition and touch-screen technologies to enable users to display their spoken words on a tablet or a smartphone by dragging their finger on the screen. As early as fiscal 2017, Mitsubishi Electric will release a special application based ...

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

Nov 4, 2015

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

U.S. teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend screen time. One concern: the number of youngsters who ...

U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Oct 30, 2015

U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Countries have approved a road map for developing a new generation of 5G mobile networks, the U.N. said Thursday, in what could pave the way for lightning-quick downloads and driverless cars. The International Telecommunication Union said an assembly of radiocommunication experts from the U.N.’s ...

Oct 16, 2015

Yahoo Mail sheds need for passwords on mobile devices

Yahoo on Thursday set out to make its free email service hip again with upgrades that included getting rid of the need for passwords on mobile devices. Yahoo new email application allows users to sign-in without passwords, which have long been lambasted as paltry ...

Oct 15, 2015

Growing popularity of ad-blockers threatens mobile websites

Mobile websites face a new threat as millions download ad-blockers to their phones and tablets, removing pesky ads but potentially wiping out billions of dollars in advertising revenue. Close to 200 million downloads of ad-blocking software had taken place by the middle of the ...

Oct 2, 2015

People-rating app gets its own bad reviews

Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to people they know vowed to go ahead with a planned launch next month despite online outrage at the idea. Peeple has been likened by critics and supporters alike as a Yelp-style review service ...

Amazon in new gadget offensive, led by $50 tablet

Sep 18, 2015

Amazon in new gadget offensive, led by $50 tablet

Amazon unveiled a major home electronics push Thursday, led by a $50 tablet computer and other devices aimed at budget-conscious, gadget-hungry consumers. The low-cost, seven-inch (18-centimeter) Fire tablet is part of an upgraded line being launched by the online retail giant, along with updated ...

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Sep 5, 2015

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Computer manufacturers unveiled the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, ...

Sep 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...