WhatsApp Hastening Demise Of BlackBerry
Popular messaging service WhatsApp is going to stop supporting all BlackBerry platforms by the end of the year, making the fading OS even more irrelevant than it already is.
VMware CEO Gelsinger Talks IBM Venture, Dell-EMC Deal
We sat down with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger during the 2016 Mobile World Congress to learn more about the company's strategic partnership with IBM. Gelsinger also opened up about how the Dell-EMC deal has been affecting VMware's business, and shared an update on partner relationships.
5 Hot Virtual Reality Picks From MWC 2016
Virtual reality was the spicy side dish to the main serving of smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year. Products on display included headsets, 360-degree cameras, and immersive gaming devices. Here are our five favorite picks from the show floor.
Apple Preps 9.7-Inch iPad Pro For March 15 Event
At an anticipated March 15 event, Apple will grow its iPad Pro line to include a new 9.7-inch model, according to a report in 9to5Mac. With overall iPad sales slowing, more Pro options will help Apple with its still-growing enterprise business.
MWC 2016 Best In Show: Galaxy S7, LG's G5, More
Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile trade show, didn't disappoint this year, as smartphone makers including Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, and others introduced compelling new devices.
Apple Preparing Enhanced iPhone Security, NYT Reports
The struggle between Apple, the FBI and the US Justice Department speaks to a need for critical discussions about the ramifications and rules in a changing world. The New York Times reports Apple is looking to make it even harder to crack the iPhone's security, while CEO Tim Cook continues to defend his company.
iPhone Encryption: 5 Ways It's Changed Over Time
Apple's battle with the FBI has put iPhone encryption in the spotlight. However, some might be surprised that the company's encryption efforts have evolved slowly and are not that different from those of other smartphone makers. Here's a look at the 5 phases of the process so far.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Targets iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi made a big splash in Barcelona Feb. 24 with the Mi 5, a metal-and-glass handset that costs half as much as the competition. The company is targeting Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy lineup with this low-cost smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look
Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
Zuckerberg Hits MWC To Talk Drones, AI, VR
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Lacks Wow Factor
Samsung pulled an Apple. Rather than impress with brand-new designs, Samsung recycled last year's models with a few added features in the much hyped Galaxy S7.
Apple Fights FBI Over Disabling Security In San Bernadino Case
The FBI wants Apple to help it crack the passcode of an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But CEO Tim Cook says this demand would "undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect."
Immersion Charges Apple, AT&T With Patent Infringement
Apple gets hit with another lawsuit targeting the iPhone and Apple Watch, this time from haptic feedback pioneer Immersion. The lawsuit, as well as the ITC complaint, also involve alleged patent infringement by AT&T.
Apple Replacing Faulty USB-C Chargers
Apple's replacement program gives consumers multiple options for getting a new USB-C charger, after it was revealed a number are faulty. These faulty cables can damage MacBooks.
Microsoft Lumia 650 Runs Windows 10, Costs $200
Microsoft's Lumia 650 is aimed at business users on a budget who want access to Microsoft's suite of mobile Office applications. For IT professionals, the new smartphone offers an easier way to manage the devices remotely.
MyShake Android App Helps Detect Earthquakes
UC Berkeley scientists have launched a smartphone app that uses smartphones to pinpoint the location and intensity of earthquakes. The app is available to Android users through Google Play.