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Ericsson's WebRTC browser available for download from the App Store

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 November, 2014 05:28

Ericsson's Bowser has been resurrected to make up for the lack of a WebRTC-compatible browser on iOS and is now available for download from Apple's App Store.

Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

By Martyn Williams | 01 November, 2014 05:26

Starbucks says mobile payments are taking off in a big way and it's already handling almost 7 million a week at its U.S. coffee shops.

iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release

By Gregg Keizer | 01 November, 2014 02:20

In the six weeks since its release, iOS 8's app crash rate has declined more than 25% as app developers have adjusted to new APIs and issued updates, an app performance management developer said today.

BlackBerry upgrades BBM with timed messages

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 November, 2014 01:23

Taking a page from the Snapchat playbook, BlackBerry will let BBM messaging service users control how long messages and pictures can be viewed, hoping the feature, along with other new capabilities, will result in a new revenue stream.

Sharp smartband LCD uses 1,000 times less power

By Tim Hornyak | 31 October, 2014 22:08

Sharp is developing a "color memory LCD panel" for wearables that has dramatically lower power consumption, allowing smartbands, smartwatches and other devices with small displays to be used far longer.

Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

By Tim Hornyak | 31 October, 2014 20:42

Sony's new mobile chief has a tough job ahead of him -- convincing people to buy Xperia smartphones.

Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

By Michael Kan | 31 October, 2014 18:34

With Chinese vendors coming out with high-spec phones at affordable prices, Samsung is hitting back with two handsets sporting "metal unibody" designs that'll be targeting consumers in China with mid-range prices.

The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 12:28

The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it's Andy Rubin, the former head of the company's Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who's out.

Oppo R5: World's thinnest phone at 4.85mm coming to Australia

By Tony Ibrahim | 31 October, 2014 11:56

More firsts are being added to Oppo’s portfolio following the global launch for the Oppo R5 and the Oppo N3. Media rushed the stage to capture photos of the smartphones at the launch event in Singapore.

Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

By Martyn Williams | 31 October, 2014 11:53

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

 

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