Computerworld android News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:30:53 GMT 2014-04-24T01:30:53Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, but iPhones and iPads still get 52% of the revenue. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:28:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-23T15:28:00Z Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 lineup goes on sale May 1 starting at $199.99 Three versions of the new Galaxy Tab 4 tablet line will go on sale in the U.S. on May 1, with the new 7-in. Wi-Fi model priced at $199.99. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-23T14:30:00Z Google, Samsung signed secret pact over Apple patent claims Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:33:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-23T00:33:00Z How to keep your smartphone (and its data) secure We keep a large amount of personal and business data on our smartphones and tablets; here are some tips and tricks to help you protect both your hardware and your information. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Daniel P. Dern) 2014-04-22T10:30:00Z Samsung goes on offensive against Apple at trial After three weeks of defending itself against patent infringement claims, Samsung switched gears and began presenting its argument that Apple is the one that infringes others&#39; intellectual property. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:19:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-22T01:19:00Z Microsoft to wrap Nokia deal Friday, name subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile' Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:14:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-21T17:14:00Z Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question. There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols) 2014-04-21T10:30:00Z Google suit against Rockstar stays in California A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-04-18T06:51:00Z Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people&#39;s locations to their friends. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-17T19:24:00Z Samsung, Amazon customize Kindle app Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with to boost the content on its mobile devices. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:52:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) 2014-04-17T11:52:00Z Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery Samsung's Galaxy S5 Android phone follows a very popular predecessor, but the latest version doesn't stand out in a sea of thoughtfully designed competitors. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (JR Raphael) 2014-04-17T10:30:00Z Automakers show off in-vehicle Wi-Fi, new smartphone interfaces Ahead of the big New York Auto Show, several car companies today displayed in-vehicle infotainment systems that connect to smartphones to use mobile apps, music playlists, calling features and calendars. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:48:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-16T20:48:00Z Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T10:36:00Z First-to-market means diddly when it comes to smartwatches The old wisdom that "first-to-market" technology products will win out gets thrown out the window when it comes to smartwatches and some other wearables. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:24:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-15T16:24:00Z Mozilla names ex-exec Chris Beard as interim CEO Mozilla today named former executive Chris Beard as its interim CEO and appointed him to its board of directors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:06:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-14T20:06:00Z Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-04-12T11:15:00Z Apple and Samsung spar over $2.2B damages claim Apple outlined for the first time on Friday how it came up with the US$2.2 billion in damages that it wants a California jury to award it for Samsung&#39;s alleged &quot;massive infringement&quot; of five Apple patents. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-11T22:03:00Z Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial There&#39;s a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that&#39;s playing out this month: &quot;Please turn off all cell phones.&quot; Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:06:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-11T20:06:00Z Heartbleed flaw affects mobile apps, too Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:48:00 GMT (Jaikumar Vijayan) 2014-04-11T16:48:00Z Google ramps up fight against bad apps with tightened Android security Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:58:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-10T18:58:00Z MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50 MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-09T15:00:00Z Apple lays out its $2.2B claim against Samsung Apple began to lay out its $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung&#39;s alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:20:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-08T23:20:00Z Google pushes I/O registration deadline back to April 15 If you thought you'd spend part of today signing up to attend this year's Google I/O, think again. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-08T15:02:00Z FAQ: Good-bye old pal, old paint, Windows XP Today's the day: Microsoft will serve up its final public patches for Windows XP, the aging OS that's been around since 2001. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:36:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-08T13:36:00Z Qualcomm talks up its fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon chip Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:31:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-07T11:31:00Z In Apple v. Samsung, it's a &#39;holy war&#39; for $2B Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court last week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:01:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-07T11:01:00Z Apple designer&#39;s testimony recounts birth of iPhone The roots of the iPhone can probably be traced to many corners of Apple&#39;s campus in Cupertino, Calif., but a Silicon Valley courtroom on Friday heard how some of the phone's most recognizable software design features were born of a team working in a dark, dirty, windowless room with special security to keep others out. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:09:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-04T21:09:00Z Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:09:00 GMT (Ryan Faas) 2014-04-04T10:09:00Z A day into the trial, Apple and Samsung already annoying each other That didn&#39;t take long. The jury has only been sitting a day in the latest Apple v. Samsung patent battle and lawyers are already fighting about what&#39;s being said in court. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:50:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-03T20:50:00Z LTE smartphone specs shootout: Nokia Lumia 635 vs. EE Kestrel The options are increasing for people who want an LTE smartphone, but don&#39;t want to spend a fortune or sign an expensive contract. Two new alternatives that won&#39;t drain wallets are Nokia&#39;s Lumia 635 and the Huawei-made Kestrel. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:56:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) 2014-04-03T10:56:00Z Hell freezes over: Microsoft makes Windows free for some devices Microsoft will give away licenses to Windows Phone and Windows to device makers building smartphones or tablets with screens smaller than 9-in. measured diagonally. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-02T20:18:00Z Steve Jobs called for &#39;holy war&#39; against Google Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs declared 2011 the year of &quot;holy war against Google&quot; in an email to Apple executives ahead of an annual management retreat in late 2010. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:49:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-02T16:49:00Z HTC One (M8) deep-dive review: Smartphone sophistication made better HTC is working to bring a sense of luxury to its smartphones -- and with its new HTC One (M8), it's closer than ever to delivering the ultimate high-end device. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (JR Raphael) 2014-04-02T10:30:00Z Apple exec takes jury back to dawn of the iPhone -- 2007 Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller took a California courtroom on a trip back to 2007 on Tuesday afternoon, recalling how Apple 'bet the company' on development of the iPhone Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:08:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-02T10:08:00Z Intel to offer exclusive content to devices running its chips After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:40:00 GMT (Michael Kan) 2014-04-02T09:40:00Z Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement Samsung should pay more than US$2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies got underway after more than two years of preparation. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:01:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-01T22:01:00Z Can Microsoft's Windows Phone OS surge in market share? Microsoft on Wednesday is expected to launch Version 8.1 of its Windows Phone platform at its annual Build developers conference, and that move will be followed later in the day by a separate Nokia event where two new phones running the new OS are expected to be announced. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:14:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-01T19:14:00Z Kenneth van Wyk: Where mobile apps go wrong More so than Web-based applications, mobile apps tend to have security design flaws that attackers can exploit. <i>(Insider; registration required)</i> IDG Insider Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:01:00 GMT (Kenneth van Wyk) 2014-03-28T17:01:00Z Nadella to Cook on Office revenue sharing: Drop dead With the launch of Office for iPad yesterday, Microsoft again effectively cut Apple out of most of the revenue stream by making the apps free to download. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:10:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-28T11:10:00Z Microsoft scraps 'Windows-first' practice, puts Office on iPad before Surface As expected, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hosted a press conference where the company unveiled Office for iPad, breaking with its past practice of protecting Windows by first launching software on its own operating system. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:26:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-27T19:26:00Z $160 smartphone offers glimpse into LTE's future The $160 price for U.K. carrier EE's smartphone Kestrel without a contract gives a glimpse of a future with low-cost LTE devices, and is also an aggressive move by Qualcomm as competition in the chipset sector increases. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:40:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) 2014-03-27T17:40:00Z On the road with T-Mobile&#39;s free international roaming For people who frequently travel overseas, it sounds almost too good to be true: unlimited international data roaming and texting at no extra cost. But that&#39;s exactly what T-Mobile USA started offering its U.S. users earlier this year as part of its price battle with AT&amp;T. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:01:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-03-26T21:01:00Z 2-in-1 devices face a long, slow slog to credibility Microsoft's efforts to push the concept of a "2-in-1" device, a tablet that does double duty as a notebook, will continue to struggle, an IDC analyst said Tuesday. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:34:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-26T10:34:00Z HTC One M8 called a good looker and genuine rival to the Galaxy S5 HTC announced its One M8 smartphone on Tuesday, boasting its premium styling and asserting that it offers the world's best innovations. Those include a dual rear camera for adding depth to photos and a battery with 40% longer life than last year's HTC One M7. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:10:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-03-25T19:10:00Z Google Now alerts hit desktop Chrome, OS subversion continues Google yesterday began rolling out Google Now notifications to users of its desktop browsers on Microsoft's Windows and Apple's OS X. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:18:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-25T18:18:00Z HTC says its One M8 smartphone is like jewelry -- and great for selfies HTC says its latest One flagship smartphone is akin to jewelry, placing it in the market as a premium product set apart from the competition. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:22:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-03-25T16:22:00Z ZTE releases 6.4-in. smartphone with 13-megapixel front camera Those who like to take selfies might be interested in the latest handset from ZTE, a smartphone that the Chinese company claims is the world&#39;s first with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:12:00 GMT (Michael Kan) 2014-03-25T11:12:00Z HTC&#39;s next flagship smartphone needs more than Robert Downey Jr. HTC is rebooting after a difficult year, with the launch Tuesday of an upgraded version of One, its flagship smartphone. But if HTC can&#39;t improve the marketing of its devices, the company will have a hard time turning around its fortunes. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:15:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) 2014-03-24T17:15:00Z 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs It&#39;s an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:56:00 GMT (John Brandon) 2014-03-24T12:56:00Z Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Office for iPad: Big deal, or big yawn? Flop or not? Users will soon decide whether Office for the iPad is the greatest thing since Flappy Birds or the next Microsoft Kin. What's a Kin, you ask? Exactly. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMT (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols) 2014-03-24T11:34:00Z