Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Apple Pay Demo

    Here’s Apple Pay In Action

    Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and Touch ID, as many expected. The system works as fast as they joked it did on stage – which is why in our demo we ran through a number of different payment scenarios. Read More

  • Hands On With The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus

    Hands On With The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represent Apple’s new flagship products, and they’re a big change from what came before: The 4.7-inch 6 has a new, Retina HD resolution display, and smooth, rounded edges and a smooth transition between the actual glass protecting the screen and the rest of the casing. It also has an improved camera, and what might be its most exciting super-power: Apple… Read More

  • Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Wearables are very likely going to have a role in the enterprise, and it could be sooner than you think, especially in light of today’s Apple Watch announcement. If it takes off like previous i-devices, it could have broad implications for wearables in the enterprise. It stands to reason that just as the iPhone and iPad that came before it, the Apple Watch will begin to show up in… Read More

  • Apple Watch Introduces A New Old Form Of Communication: Doodling

    Apple Watch Introduces A New Old Form Of Communication: Doodling

    The problem of how to type on a watch-sized touchscreen has had tech watchers and keyboard makers scratching their heads ever since Apple was rumored to be working on a wrist computer. Startups have even been founded with the mission of rethinking Qwerty keyboards in fiendish new ways so typing can still function on a smaller form factor. Read More

  • Apple Announces Mobile Payment Solution Called Apple Pay

    Apple Announces Mobile Payment Solution Called Apple Pay

    Confirming rumors and leaks, Apple announced this morning that the new iPhone 6 devices will support mobile payments. The feature, which also uses Apple’s Touch ID, will take advantage of NFC technology. That means users will be able to pay for goods and others services in the real world using the payment information already associated with their iTunes accounts. That, in fact, is… Read More

  • iTunes App Store Reaches 1.3 Million Mobile Applications

    iTunes App Store Reaches 1.3 Million Mobile Applications

    At Apple’s iPhone 6 event in Cupertino this morning, the company announced that the iTunes App Store has now reached 1.3 million applications – an update from the 1.2 million mobile applications announced in June. For comparison’s sake, in June 2013, Apple announced there were then 900,000 apps available on its platform, which had then been downloaded 50 billion times. By… Read More

  • Apple Announces Two New iPhones: iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple Announces Two New iPhones: iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

    And it’s here. After months of rampant speculation (and an abnormally high number of apparent leaks), the new iPhone has arrived. In fact, two new iPhones have arrived — the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple is right in the middle of announcing the new device as we speak, in an auditorium filled with everyone from Stephen Fry and Dr. Oz to mega stars like our own live… Read More

  • Live From Apple’s iPhone Event In Cupertino

    Live From Apple’s iPhone Event In Cupertino

    Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino that kicks off at 10 AM PT, and we’re already here at the Flint Center holding it down. Next to the theater is the giant cube-like white mystery building that Apple has constructed on the site specifically for this show, whose purpose is yet to be revealed. We’ll be posting photos and updates (with Matthew Panzarino on the keyboard… Read More

  • IsItYou Promises To Make Face Authentication Actually Work

    IsItYou Promises To Make Face Authentication Actually Work

    Facial recognition as a form of authentication, like many of the technologies that have bubbled into reality in the past few years, is something that Sci-Fi has been promising for decades. Alas, it’s… not always very good. Android’s face-based unlock mode, for example, tends to be fun for a few minutes before it just gets frustrating. Read More

  • Amazon Drops The Price Of The Fire Phone To 99 Cents

    Amazon Drops The Price Of The Fire Phone To 99 Cents

    Because nothing says “Our new product is selling great!” like dropping its price down by 99.5% two months after launch, Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire Phone from $200 to 99 cents. Read More