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  • Why QR codes are the blinking VCR clock of the 21st century

    31 January 2015, 12:55 pm by: Geoffrey Goetz

    We have all seen them, they are everywhere. Cereal boxes at the breakfast table, even used as for sales signs on houses in your neighborhood. Buy what are they exactly and…
  • Mobile recap: Apple Watch in April; Outlook here now; Google Now gets apps

    31 January 2015, 8:58 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Ever since we first saw the Apple Watch in September, we've been waiting for an actual availability date. Now we at least have a month: Tim Cook said the Apple Watch…
  • With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen

    30 January 2015, 3:03 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    In a perfect world, you wouldn't have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface the right app at just the right time. Sounds…
  • AT&T, Verizon, Dish were the big 4G auction spenders

    30 January 2015, 1:41 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    If you were looking for surprise winners out of the blockbuster 4G spectrum auction that ended Thursday, then you’ll likely be disappointed. Only four operators paid more the $1 billion for their…
  • Verizon eats its supercookies: Lets users opt out of ID tracking

    30 January 2015, 12:49 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Verizon said on Friday it will soon launch an program that will allow its customers to opt out of “supercookies,” a pervasive customer tracking tool that records all activity on the…
  • Why Outlook for mobile is a hit on iOS and a miss on Android

    30 January 2015, 11:48 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Talk about an app store dichotomy: Microsoft's new version of Outlook is a chart-topper on iPhones but a big miss on Android handsets based on their respective app stores. Of course, this is…
  • The big 4 carriers will bring LTE to Chicago’s subways

    30 January 2015, 11:38 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    4G services are finally coming to Chicago’s subways. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are collectively installing a $32.5 million LTE upgrade in the Chicago Transit Authority’s 22 miles of subway tunnels,…
  • The Sailfish OS Jolla tablet is back with a new storage option

    30 January 2015, 10:09 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    A crowdfunded tablet with a unique operating system is back with a new option if you're willing to pay for it. In December, the Jolla tablet closed its Indiegogo campaign with more…
  • Cloud telco Nexmo saw its network traffic double in 2014

    29 January 2015, 6:40 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Nexmo, a telecom carrier that offers communications services from the cloud, had quite the 2014 as it saw the calls to various APIs double. Like its larger and better-known rival Twilio, Nexmo sells…
  • Microsoft wants to back Android-forking startup Cyanogen

    29 January 2015, 2:55 pm by: Kif Leswing

    What does Microsoft see in Android developer Cyanogen? It's a question raised on Thursday by a new report in the Wall Street Journal that says that Microsoft is planning to be…

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