Technology

Google Shows of Android Auto, Wearables

Barbara Ortutay, ASSOCIATED PRESS   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. But the online search leader’s effort to broaden its focus beyond smartphones and tablets Read More

Technology

Samsung Makes Quiet Push for New Mobile OS

YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push Read More

Technology

Android vs iPhone for Kids: How to Choose

[USA Today] Thinking about buying your child a smartphone? With the arrival of the lower-cost iPhone 5C ($79 at Walmart with a contract), it may seem the logical choice. The iPhone has a simple interface, parental controls, all sorts of apps and, now, cool bright colors. But is Read More

Technology

YouTube Lines Up Its Latest Hit

[CNet] A major YouTube mobile update allows people to browse other videos while watching, to search and watch playlists, and to queue videos on connected devices. Google began a slow rollout on Monday of a major update to its YouTube app for Android, with other Read More

Op-Ed

Smartphones: The New Necessity

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist Does anyone remember what life was like before cell phones?  Almost makes you wonder how in the world we were able to drive to unfamiliar places without our trusty GPS app, play those addictive games, take so many glamorous “selfies” Read More

Technology

Android is set to topple iOS as most popular app platform

[THE INQUIRER] INTERNET SEARCH GIANT Google’s Play store for Android apps will topple Apple’s App Store as the most popular app platform within the next few months, according to an analyst. Apple recently announced that its 50 billionth iOS app had been downloaded, a pretty impressive milestone. However, Google Read More

Religion

Mobile Device Management: BYOD gets religion

[ZDNET] Around 1.2 billion Catholics will wait on pins and needles as the Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Holy See during conclave in order to elect the new Supreme Pontiff, for as much as two weeks or maybe even a month, according to Read More