Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:12:39 -0500

The Blackberry sign is pictured in WaterlooWATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing Black device encrypts calls and is aimed at government agencies and others that need to keep communications and data secure. ...

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:36 -0500

Define how contacts can get in touch with you via Google HangoutsJack Wallen shows you how to keep unwanted people from contacting you in Google Hangouts on your Android device.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:58:35 -0500
Cars, toys and hand-held tech devices dominate Friday's edition of Trending Tickers.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:37:41 -0500

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone is shown during a display at the launch event in New YorkBy Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5 million. "It's a number that obviously, to us, is not satisfying," Chief Executive Officer John Chen said on a conference call, noting that the focus has been on margins and cash flow. ...

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:25 -0500

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, BlackBerry's new BlackBerry Classic phone appears on display during a news conference, in New York. On Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, BlackBerry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. But its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:26:00 -0500

BlackBerry: Can it find a way to grow?BlackBerry's third quarter revenue came in well below expectations and CEO John Chen said the focus will now turn to growth. A lot is riding on BES 12.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:32:06 -0500

Google to Integrate Android Directly Into Cars (Report)Google knows that the next big platform war is going to take place behind the wheel, and it won't necessarily need Android phones as a Trojan horse. A new report says the company has plans to integrate its operating system directly into vehicles in 2015.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:53:00 -0500

'Samsung couldn't build a good OS if they tried,' claims Cyanogen CEOCEO and founder of Cyanogen, a company that specializes in modding Android, strikes out at one of the largest and most popular Android hardware makers.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:30:19 -0500
Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. The Canadian company's stock climbed almost 3 percent in Friday premarket trading. For the period ended Nov. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:11:00 -0500

Third-party app brings cool iOS 8/OS X Yosemite features to AndroidJealous of the tight integration between iOS and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Feel left out because you use an Android device on Windows? Wish there was an easy way to send files to your Android device? You need AirDroid 3.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:06:54 -0500
On a per-share basis, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it had a loss of 28 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to extinguish debt, came to 1 cent per share. The results surpassed ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:10 -0500

An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New YorkTORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specializes in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and anti-eavesdropping services in July, in a move to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government ‎agencies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:09:33 -0500

Asian markets rally for a second straight session on December 19, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street, with Tokyo jumping 1.59 percent thanks to the weaker yenHong Kong (AFP) - Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500

Google readies Android for the connected carGoogle is preparing the foundations for a version of Android which can be built directly into connected cars.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:09:19 -0500

Google presents self-driving car in Mountain ViewBy Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps. ...

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:03:35 -0500
Over the course of Adnan Syed’s 15 years in prison, he’s only had one infraction. And that’s for owning a cell phone.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:23:18 -0500
It was a tough year for struggling smartphone makers Samsung and BlackBerry, but both brands still have value with American consumers -- they were among the most-searched gadgets on in 2014.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:40:55 -0500

A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in TorontoBy Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday said she would require consumers suing Google over its Android smartphone operating system to submit more factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit to proceed, at a time when the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says Google Inc requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to restrict competing apps like Microsoft Corp's Bing search, partly by making Google's own apps the default. ...

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:58:45 -0500

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, CaliforniaSAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Thursday she would require consumers suing Google to submit additional factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit over Android to proceed. Two smartphone consumers sued Google Inc earlier this year, saying Google requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to restrict competing apps like Microsoft Corp's Bing search, partly by making Google's own apps the default. At a hearing in San Jose, California federal court, U.S. ...

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:14:00 -0500

GTA: Chinatown Wars Hits Android TodayRockstar Games releases 2009 game for Android and Amazon Kindle Fire devices today for $5.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:13:06 -0500

Get Caller ID for missed calls on the HTC M8 lock screenJack Wallen shows you how to get missed call information onto your HTC M8 lock screen so you can quickly decide if someone needs a return call immediately.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:59:50 -0500

Google Maps Gets Virtual Reality SupportGoogle Maps' first-person Street View is a natural fit for virtual reality, and the two have finally come together for anyone with an Android phone and some cardboard. The Android version of Google's popular navigation app now has a VR mode, allowing anyone with a Google Cardboard viewer to virtually walk around select cities all over the world. 

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:26:01 -0500

BlackBerry: Can it find a way to grow?UPDATED: Stateside, AT&T and Verizon are on deck to sell the Classic in 2015.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0500

Zynga And Twisted Metal Dev Release Looney Tunes GameLooney Tunes Dash available now for iOS and Android devices; see a trailer and some screenshots now.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:04:03 -0500

One month with the Sony Xperia Z3: 10 reasons it's my favorite Android smartphoneThe Sony Xperia Z3 has been in Matthew's pocket for over a month and continues to impress him on a daily basis.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:30:18 -0500

The BlackBerry Classic features and old-style keyboard (BlackBerry)NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:40:20 -0500

Robber targets Northeast Philadelphia cell phone storePolice are investigating a cell phone store robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:16:02 -0500

​Google Drive adds ODF support, voice search for Android, and app uploads for iOSAhead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:43:13 -0500

Cuban students march in a street of Havana on December 17, 2014Cubans erupted into celebration Wednesday at news of a historic renewal in relations with the United States, voicing hope the breakthrough would change their lives amid economic decay. In Havana's old town, where overjoyed groups gathered in the street as the news spread, the phrase "historic day" was on many people's lips as the more than 50-year-old Cold War standoff showed signs of ending. "I have goosebumps all over," said Ernesto Perez, 52, who works at a cafeteria in the capital's historic city center. In a sign of the communist island's baby steps toward reform, Perez got the news on his cell phone -- devices President Raul Castro legalized shortly after taking power in 2006 during a health crisis for his older brother Fidel, the father of Cuba's 1959 revolution.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:21:58 -0500

Chinese Android Phones May Have Built-In BackdoorBad news for China: Some of the country's favorite Android phones may be compromised from the moment they come off the shelf. Many models of Coolpad phones, which is big in China and Southeast Asia and is sold to North American customers in online stores, may contain a backdoor known as "Coolreaper," which can let attackers hijack the device from top to bottom.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:02 -0500

2014: I'm still sick of AndroidWith no solid business productivity apps, as well as continually perpetuating the 'toxic hellstew', Google's mobile OS is still missing from my personal tech stable two years after I abandoned it. But there's some hope for it yet.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:19:02 -0500

BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen introduces the new Blackberry Classic smartphone during the launch event in New YorkBy John McCrank and Euan Rocha NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. The Canadian mobile technology company said the new device, which bears striking similarities to its once wildly popular Bold and Curve handsets, boasts a larger screen, longer battery life, an expanded app library with access to offerings from Amazon. ...

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:03:07 -0500

Tile Bluetooth Keyfinder Comes to Some Android DevicesTired of losing your keys or purse? Tile, a Bluetooth tracker that helps you locate misplaced items, launched its Android app today (Dec. 17), so scatterbrains on both iOS and Android can get some peace of mind. Each Tile costs $25, and can be attached to any item you are afraid of losing.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:32:16 -0500

The BlackBerry Classic is priced at $449 in the US.After brief teasing this fall, BlackBerry has officially launched the Classic, a new smartphone that fits between the Q5 and the Passport in the brand's latest range. Featuring a 3.5-inch screen and an optimized keypad, the model is available now for $449 in the US or €429 in Europe.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:15:00 -0500

Switch phones without missing messages with Google HangoutsIf you move back and forth between Android devices, and you're looking for a possible solution to help strip away confusion as to what number you're texting from, Google Hangouts might have you covered.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:55:06 -0500

Pedestrians look at a share prices board in Tokyo on December 15, 2014Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as bargain-hunting was offset by more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. Oil prices extended their losses to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows. The dollar recovered slightly against the yen ahead of the Fed get-together, which is being closely watched for clues about its interest rate plans. Global markets have been in turmoil this week due to concerns about the effect of plunging oil prices on energy firms as well as the crude-dependent Russian economy, which is also straining under Western sanctions.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:16:01 -0500

​Google releases Android 5.0.1 images for Nexus 5The Nexus 5 has become the latest piece of Google's own-brand hardware to get the Lollipop update.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:46:00 -0500

Four handy Android Studio shortcuts for Eclipse usersWith the recent 1.0 milestone for Android Studio, more developers are moving from Eclipse to Android Studio and are having trouble finding their hotkeys. These tips should help.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:51:03 -0500

Android Wear Can Now Control NetflixSmartwatches haven't quite reached their full sci-fi potential yet, but at least you can now use one to watch a movie. The latest Netflix update on Android adds a few much-needed features, but the biggest improvement is the ability to control the app via an Android Wear smartwatch.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:33:13 -0500

"Hearthstone" arrives on Android after nearly a year on iPad, Mac and PC.An incontrovertible success on iPad, the online card game "Hearthstone" from "World of Warcraft" studio Blizzard is now available for Android tablets.