Microsoft Wants to Clean Up Your Germ-Infested Smartphone Screen
Fact: Your little talk box is crawling with gobs of toxic crud. Microsoft aims to kill those bugs dead. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices
The Trusted Voice Smart Lock option is being rolled out as part of the Google Play Services 7.0 update
Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings
Don't be that person.
Samsung Expects Record Shipments of Galaxy S6 Smartphones
Meanwhile, the company says it could struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version, the S6 Edge.
New Aluminum Battery for Smartphones Can Be Charged in a Minute
Scientists who developed the battery say it has the potential to replace lithium-ion batteries, used in millions of laptops and mobile phones.
Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits
The case accused the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.
After Dismal 2014, Samsung Charts Recovery With New Galaxy Phones
Investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones.
If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!
They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.
Far Out Tech
Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.
Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
When Should Products Connect to the Web?
The right answer: only when they truly respond to consumer needs and values.
News and Trends
Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?
A recent study from the University of Derby recommends that consumers be given fair warning about the potential addictive properties of mobile devices.
Super Mario to Go Mobile as Nintendo Ventures Into Smartphone Games
The move comes as investors call for the Japanese video game maker to boost revenue by taking iconic characters to players who are increasingly shunning its consoles.
Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem
At SXSW, the company unveiled a phone-based, password-free login.
Phone Low on Battery? At SXSW, You Can Have a Dog Bring You a Charger.
Mophie, the mobile battery-case company, wants to rescue your battery while raising awareness about animal adoption.
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