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  • Meet Sens’it, a gadget that lets you play with Sigfox’s IoT network

    6 March 2015, 3:22 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Consumer gadget enthusiasts might have fawned over the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress, but if you are an internet of things geek, the…
  • Wiper thinks messaging apps could be the key to bitcoin payments

    6 March 2015, 3:01 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Wiper, an ephemeral messaging app that launched in 2014, has a reputation as a Snapchat clone, but it's actually closer to Line, which uses over-the-top messaging as a platform to sell…
  • Viral communications app Plague changes its name – sort of

    6 March 2015, 2:31 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    When Lithuanian developer Deep Sea Marketing launched its app Plague last year, there was a fair bit of confusion over its app and a popular game by Ndemic Creations called Plague…
  • Nike+ moves from app to platform with four new device partners

    6 March 2015, 12:56 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    After going it alone with health tracking hardware, Nike is expanding relationships to use its Nike+ app with non-Nike devices. The company announced four new hardware partners on Friday -- Garmin,…
  • Why Apple Watch apps should be usable in 10 seconds or less

    6 March 2015, 10:02 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    As Apple reportedly prepares developers to ready the first batch of Apple Watch apps, the company is setting a guideline: Try to keep your app usable in 10 seconds. That tidbit comes from…
  • Apple finally joins the Dow, AT&T out

    6 March 2015, 9:25 am by: Kif Leswing

    Apple, the world's most valuable company, will be calculated in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index starting later this month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The move has been a long time…
  • Windows users are also vulnerable to FREAK snooping attacks

    6 March 2015, 4:04 am by: David Meyer

    The "FREAK" vulnerability that downgrades and weakens secure web connections doesn't just affect Google and Apple users -- according to a security advisory from Microsoft, all supported versions of Windows are…
  • Full duplex may be the next breakthrough in mobile networking

    5 March 2015, 6:38 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Stanford startup Kumu Networks didn’t receive much notice at Mobile World Congress this week as the giants of the mobile industry revealed their plans for 2015, but it did get the…
  • Review: Mophie Juice Packs for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

    5 March 2015, 3:40 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    To many iPhone owners, Mophie's Juice Packs are the standard when it comes to handset battery cases. No, Mophie isn't the only company in this market, but over the past few years, its…
  • The Apple Watch will tell you if your train is running late

    5 March 2015, 2:11 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Apple and its developers are announcing a lot of apps being retooled for its new smart watch, launching next week, but one particular app caught my eye. Crowdsoured public transit app…

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