From the beautifully crafted and compact Moto X to the phenomenally long-lasting Droid Maxx with its ridiculously high-capacity battery, Motorola's new Android smartphones for 2013 have a lot to offer. And thanks to Motorola Mobility's recent acquisition by Google, its latest mobile phones flaunt some truly innovative Android features. … Read more
Smartphones -- and the iPhone in particular -- are the Swiss Army knives of tech. With each new version, they absorb more and more functionality from "dedicated" devices -- everything from point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, portable gaming systems, dedicated GPS devices, e-book readers, and PDAs, just to name a few. And now, with the introduction of the iPhone 5S, another product category may well be on the chopping block: health trackers.
Apple's new iPhone 5S boasts plenty of fresh hardware, features, software, and speed. The company's step-down model, the iPhone 5C is no slouch, either, and comes in a stylish polycarbonate and colorful chassis. Indeed, despite its budget price, the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5 completely. Find out just how these new iPhone models fair when pitted head-to-head against Apple's venerable handset from last year.
Confirming much of the leaked information, Apple's new top-of-the-line device the iPhone 5S brings a new 64-bit A7 processor to the table. Indeed Apple claims that this new silicon makes … Read more
HTC fans in the US, listen up. The snazzy blue-hued version of the company's flagship phone is headed to Best Buy retail stores on September 15. … Read more
The iPhone apparently is popular not just with consumers but with the National Security Agency, though for somewhat different reasons.
The NSA can retrieve user data on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices, according to internal classified documents obtained by German news outlet Der Spiegel. Special task forces within the agency have reportedly studied the three mobile platforms with the goal of accessing the contacts, instant messaging traffic, and location data found on the devices.
The classified documents don't point to any "large-scale" snooping of smartphone owners, but they do highlight the historic record of a few specific … Read more
Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big color OLED screen. Heck, it even has a mic and speaker plus a camera.
But just how useful are these watches really, and how do they stack up against each other? Read on as we break down Samsung's and Sony's tempting wearable tech entries.
Sony SmartWatch 2 If you're … Read more
While building new phone hardware and software together, Microsoft and Nokia could once be compared to two ships passing in the night.
The companies often touted their deep partnership on smartphones, but it turns out they still kept many secrets from each other. Sometimes those secrets caused one or the other to scramble to change features before a phone launched, and led Microsoft to rethink core aspects of its mobile operating system.
"There are real-world examples of situations where Nokia was building a phone and keeping information about it secret from us," said Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice … Read more
If you've been tempted by the new Motorola Moto X smartphone but was wondering when it'll actually land on Sprint, get ready to smile. The carrier officially confirmed it will arrive on Friday for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
For those of you not familiar with Motorola's latest creation, the Moto X is the first Motorola-branded handset born from the company's new reincarnation under its parent company Google. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Moto X flaunts a wide range of abilities including a few extra tricks.
This includes "Touchless Control" … Read more
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 and the just-revealed Galaxy Gear smartwatch are coming to America's biggest wireless carrier, and Verizon says you can declare your intentions for both as early as Friday.
"Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear on Friday, September 6th at 9AM EST," read Verizon's landing page for the Note 3 after the massive, stylus-toting phone was revealed Wednesday at IFA in Berlin and simultaneously at an event in New York.… Read more
Like other smartwatches on the market, Toq doesn't have the full functionality of a smartphone or tablet. Rather, it syncs with users' smartphones, allowing them to quickly scan through texts, phone calls, and other alerts, such as calendar and WhatsApp notifications, without taking their phones out of their bags. It runs on Qualcomm's operating system and uses the company's low-power mirasol display. For now, Toq will only work with Android, but Qualcomm is considering extending the connectivity to … Read more