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Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.
Sales on Mobile Are Booming, So It's Time to Think Small Screen First

Sales on Mobile Are Booming, So It's Time to Think Small Screen First

By adopting a strategy that caters to smartphones, you'll attract a whole group of customers who may be frustrated with other businesses.
Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads

Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads

The South Korean has affixed signs at airport power outlets that needle the Apple iPhone’s notoriously poor battery performance.
'We're the Uber of X!'

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.
California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law

The legislation, which would require smartphone makers to include a preinstalled 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in the state, has passed in the State Senate and now awaits the governor's signature.
4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers

4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers

Your iPhone has robust security features that you will really wish you'd have used if your phone is hacked.
Closer to a Comeback? BlackBerry Says It's Ready to Hire Again.

Closer to a Comeback? BlackBerry Says It's Ready to Hire Again.

Fresh off closing a very dark chapter in its history -- and winning major government security clearance -- the once-iconic 'CrackBerry’' claws its way back.
Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung

Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung

The consumer-tech giant will reportedly unveil two new iPhones with larger displays.
Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.
Mobile Marketing, the Unstoppable Game Changer for Entrepreneurs

Mobile Marketing, the Unstoppable Game Changer for Entrepreneurs

A report finds advertising directly to consumers, based on where they are and their known interests, will be a $400 billion industry next year.
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays

Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays

Have trouble seeing? No worries. A team of university researchers is developing displays that can adjust itself depending on your prescription.
Want to Know What's Happening in Your Industry? This Addictive Magazine App Can Help.

Want to Know What's Happening in Your Industry? This Addictive Magazine App Can Help.

Flipboard lets you catch up on what's hot in your line of business in a few quick swipes.
CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.

CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.

While the embattled company's CEO is unsure that BlackBerry will be the iconic brand it once was, he remains optimistic about the future.
Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

If the rumors are true, the nation's largest online retailer could give Square and PayPal a run for their money.
Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

The initiative is aimed at younger travelers who are increasingly placing hotel reservations on mobile phones.
The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up

The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up

The winning companies will figure out how to deliver a seamless and exceptional experience that satisfies users -- before they even ask for it.
This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses

This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses

The BACtrack Vio is a keychain-sized breathalyzer alongside which users can track their intoxication levels via a smartphone app.
The 5 Things You Must Know to Leverage the Future of Digital Marketing

The 5 Things You Must Know to Leverage the Future of Digital Marketing

Smartphones and tablets are indispensable to consumers but many business have a learning curve to take advantage of the mobile bonanza.
6 Ultra-Handy Tech Tools to Simplify Your Summertime Travels

6 Ultra-Handy Tech Tools to Simplify Your Summertime Travels

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, these gadgets can help keep you on track, in touch and entertained across the miles.
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

If we're going to be on our phones all the time, it's time to ditch 'cell yell' and other annoying habits.
Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please.
New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo.
Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
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