There's little doubt that smartphone theft is on the rise, and the attorney general from at least one state is hoping to get help from the very companies who manufacture the devices in the first place.
If you life webcomics then have we got a news item for you. And if you're a big fan of streaming movies and YouTube, your life is about to get better, but if you're looking to upgrade to Windows 8, you may have to wait a little on your iTunes. That and more in this week's hot topics.
Once again, the rumor mill hits one out of the park! YouTube has finally confirmed a "pilot program" for paid subscriptions, which the company will use to test the waters as it competes against the likes of Netflix.
Monday's big news certainly centered around Adobe MAX 2013 and the company's big shift to Creative Cloud as its primary product offering starting next month. But that doesn't mean there weren't other stories making the rounds that didn't come from the Los Angeles Convention Center, so sit back and take a quick ride through a handful of the ones that caught our eye.
Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.
Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility certainly got the attention of the tech world last year, but a new report claims the $12.4 billion purchase may be giving the search giant nothing but trouble.
Do you remember where you were nine years ago? Some of us were probably sitting by our computers waiting for Google to invite us to join Gmail, the search giant's fledgling email service which has grown to be equally huge almost a decade later. And if that's not enough milestone for you, Roku has now sold its five millionth player since 2008! We've owned at least five of them during that time, so are you one of those who have the other 4,999,995?
As weekends go, the first one in April was relatively quiet for technology news. But fear not: We've managed to bring together a handful of noteworthy stories you might have missed from the last week, even if they didn't all go down on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ready to begin? We thought you might be, so read on...
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.