We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

More Digital Home News

  • News: App stores should cooperate to improve smartphone security

    App store vendors need to collaborate more closely to keep smartphone users safe, including putting together a system for grading application security, according to E.U. cybersecurity agency ENISA.

  • News: Google lets Wi-Fi hotspot owners opt out of location service

    Bowing to pressure from European privacy regulators, Google will soon allow owners of Wi-Fi access points to opt out of a Google service that allows smartphone owners to identify their location without using GPS (Global Positioning System), it said Tuesday.

  • News: Report: DoCoMo, Samsung to form mobile chip venture

    NTT DoCoMo will partner with several Japanese hardware makers and Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics to develop core chips for use in future smartphones, Japan's biggest business newspaper reported Monday.

  • News: Research In Motion, Dolby settle patent lawsuits

    Dolby Laboratories said Monday that Research In Motion has agreed to license audio technologies that were at the center of two lawsuits filed by Dolby against the Canadian smartphones and tablets company.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Hush-hush

    iOS 5 has a possible ship date, though we'd guess it was picked with a dart and a calendar. Elsewhere, enjoy the rabid secrecy that kept the original iPad cloaked in mystery, hear one architectural critic take on Apple's new campus, and read up on Amazon's plans to potentially offer an all-you-can-eat book buffet. The remainders for Monday, September 12, 2011 mostly try to stick to the salad bar at the all-you-can-eat book buffet.

  • News: Apple iOS 5 reportedly about to go golden

    Apple reportedly will send the Golden Master version of its iOS 5 mobile operating system to manufacturing partners around the last week of September, and that means a new iPhone could be on the way shortly thereafter.

  • News: Motorola Electrify Coming Soon To U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular announced Monday that it would be adding the Motorola Electrify to its portfolio of Android smartphones. The Electrify (which is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G), will retail for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and is slated for release later this month.

  • News: HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

    HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

  • News: FTC axes apps that claimed to zap zits

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week said it had reached agreements with developers of two smartphone apps who were charged with making false claims that their software could cure acne.

  • News: Most will access Internet via mobile devices by 2015, IDC says

    More people in the U.S. will access the Internet via mobile devices than through desktop computers or other wired devices by 2015, IDC predicted on Monday.

  • News: iPhone 5 references removed from Vodafone site

    Vodafone has removed references to Apple's next-generation iPhone on its website after the iPhone 5 was listed as being compatible with its femtocell device.

  • News: Amazon Kindle E-Book Lending Program: What It Needs

    Amazon's plans to create a subscription-based lending library of e-books on the Kindle is just, at this point, a rumor--but, despite the novelty of the idea, it's already running into problems, namely from major book publishers.

  • News: AT&T Leads the Way for Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

    AT&T has unveiled a lineup of new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" smartphones coming soon, and plans to upgrade existing Windows Phone 7 devices to Mango soon. With the additional devices, AT&T will have seven different Windows Phone 7 smartphones to choose from.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

    We've already seen iPhone-controlled helicopters. This week, we bring you iOS-controlled monster trucks. We can only hope that an iOS-controlled navy is on the way. If that's not your thing, there are also some new AirPlay-enabled speaker systems on the market. Here are some of the accessories that caught our eye this week.

  • News: AT&T to offer three Mango smartphones this fall

    AT&T will launch three new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" phones this fall while updating its existing four Windows Phone 7 smartphones with the new mobile operating sysem, the carrier said.

  • News: Why the Droid Bionic Looks Great for Work

    The Droid Bionic has finally arrived. At $300 with a two year contract, the Bionic brings together 4G LTE service, a dual-core processor, a large screen, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Here’s the low-down on why those features look great for doing business.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Slings and arrows

    It's time for another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup. This week's selection covers the usual variety, but it also shows how the iPad has become a fashion symbol, as well as a tool that's indispensable to people in all walks of life. It also answers the eternal question: Will an iPad survive a launch from a catapult?

  • News: Netflix Now Works on Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

    Netflix customers who want to watch the latest shows on the go using their smartphones have gotten some good news, but not everyone will be able to share in the party.

  • News: Synaptics working on more advanced touch for smartphones

    Touch specialist Synaptics is working on technologies that will allow touchscreens to mimic the feel of a physical keypad, in order to make smartphones easier to use, according to company technology strategist Andrew Hsu.

  • News: Remains of the Day: It's magic, you know

    Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android's found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It's the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.



IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Windows 9 beta leaked ahead of 30 September unveiling

IDG UK Sites

Is Apple losing confidence in itself?

IDG UK Sites

How a London VFX studio is ditching desktop workstations for cloud-based creative power

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 tips & tricks: Get to know iOS 8's handy new features