Owners of the Automatic dongle, which plugs into an automobile's data port and connects the vehicle to a smartphone, just got an update to future-proof the device, even if it won't do much for them today.
It's not often iOS users have reason to be jealous of their Android-toting friends, but the ability to swap third-party keyboards would be one such example — and it's a problem developers are attempting to find creative ways to solve.
Although Nokia has effectively washed its hands of Windows Phone by selling its devices and services division to Microsoft, there's nothing to stop the company from proceeding with handsets powered by another kind of software -- say, for example, Google's Android. That rumor may soon become reality, and we've got all the details in our Thursday recap...
Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for the 2013 holiday season next Monday, but many of its partners are already doing the same, including Verizon, which sold a lot of smartphones over the past three months — but won't say how many of them were of the iPhone variety. Kind of a bummer for those who like to follow such facts and figures, but something tells us the news will be worth the wait next week. In the meantime, on with the recap show!
Google has been a busy little bee this week, finding time to add an activity stream view to Google Drive as well as data compression and Google Translate to the mobile Chrome browser (see below) in between acquiring companies like Nest. But that last move has also raised the threat level for many distrustful of the company whose mantra was once "Don't be evil" — a policy we'll try to stick to with today's recap.
When was the last time you visited Twitter's website to catch up? Perhaps sensing that it's an app world after all, the microblogging service is polishing up its website to look more like its own mobile apps.