Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) increased by 111 per cent year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to latest figures from IDC.
Broadband subscribers may be able to find Wi-Fi hotspots with an "augmented reality" application that combines images captured from mobile devices with data detailing the strength of Wi-Fi access points, 4G networks and other wireless signals, according to a recent CableLabs patent application.
Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show.
Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.
Reports surfaced that Apple is considering offering up the Siri API to third-party developers as it potentially creates an "iWatch" or some kind of wearable computing device that runs on iOS. Though Apple, of course, has admitted nothing, that didn't stop a number of developers on Twitter from getting really excited about the possibilities.
Apple announced that its "iOS in the Car" program has been rebranded "CarPlay" and that it will bring iOS into cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo this week, with more automakers set to launch the service later this year.
Apple has signed deals with 13 car manufacturers to use a new in-car user interface for iOS7 iPhones offering access to calls, messages, music and mapping services.
A look at the mobile video apps Sprout NOW and USA Network NOW that Comcast's NBCUniversal has launched for two of its cable networks show both the progress the industry has made with TV Everywhere, and how over-the-top-video could shake up the sector.
According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share.
The Disney Movies Anywhere service for PCs and iOS requires an iTunes account now, but in the future Disney expects to work with other "provider partners."