Profile of Eric Zeman
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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in January 2016
New flagship hardware released during Q4 wasn't enough to help overcome Microsoft Windows Phone's long, downward spiral into a zombie platform.
Samsung says it plans to shake up its smartphone business to reinvigorate slumping sales.
Sales of iPhones have flattened and are expected to begin receding. Can Apple do anything to change course?
Apple gave developers new test versions of all its major platforms this week -- iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and OS X.
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 5's hardware to prevent the S Pen stylus from getting stuck, but details are few.
Patents filed by Apple suggest the company is working on a bevy of new features for the iPhone 7's camera, such as dual-shooting modes.
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
Samsung's second-generation 14nm fabrication line will start pumping out the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's most important mobile chip. Samsung may also use the processor in its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone.
Sightings on an AnTuTu benchmark page have revealed results likely generated by the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7, leaking a spate of specs.
iOS 9.3, the not-so-minor update to Apple's mobile operating system, targets educators with tons of new school-focused tools.
A new report suggests the 4-inch iPhone expected soon will be powered by Apple's A8 chip and named the iPhone 5e.
The majority of new hardware revealed CES in Las Vegas this week came not from market leaders, but from rising vendors from China.
BlackBerry's Android-based Priv handset is gaining enough traction that BlackBerry will use Android for more smartphones. CEO John Chen detailed his vision for the Canadian company at CES this week.
The smartwatch field just got a bit more crowded, with new devices from Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Fitbit, and Casio. The companies showed off their latest gear at CES 2016.
Huawei said it is launching its high-end handset globally but didn't announce specific US plans. The company also unveiled its GX8 smartphone and a 10-inch tablet at CES.
The new standard announced by the WiFi Alliance will reduce power requirements and extend WiFi's range.
Whether it's the smartphone, virtual reality, or the growing ranks of the Internet of Things, technology will continue to pervade every aspect of our daily lives as 2016 unfolds. Here's what will play central roles in defining the next 12 months.