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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in February 2015
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
British and US intelligence agencies stole encryption keys in order to bypass smartphone security measures. To call this a disaster for mobile security would be a gross understatement.
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
Only 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, pointing to softer demand than many anticipated.
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Swatch, the famed Swiss watchmaker, said a self-charging smartwatch is on deck for April. Pebble chimed in and said "big things are on deck" for 2015 to counter the Apple Watch.
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
Google and its smartphone partners have been slow to roll out Android 5.0 or Lollipop. It maybe a sign the code is still buggy.
As the Patriots and Seahawks were battling one another on the gridiron, Sprint and T-Mobile played rough off the field.