Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The company's decision to do so is part of a broader effort by Microsoft to bring features and services from Windows 10 to non-Windows smartphones.
Shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell more than 20 per cent year-on-year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the first quarter of 2015, due in part to the negative economic situations in Russia and Ukraine and the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to the depreciation of their local currencies.
Apple is looking to add live feeds from local TV stations to its upcoming online pay-TV service, a feature that would differentiate it from existing OTT pay-TV services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, but also add tons of complexity in terms of rights deals.
Google is set to unveil the next version of its Android platform next week at its I/O developer conference, and according to a BuzzFeed News report it will include native fingerprint authentication.
In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.
Apple may announce its rumored over-the-top linear TV service as early as next month, and make programming available in the fall, The Wall Street Journal said in a story that also featured activist investor Carl Icahn predicting the company will begin selling a 4K-capable television set next year.
Google, Apple and a broad array of civil liberties groups and technology companies are urging President Barack Obama not to embrace policies that would prohibit tech companies from encrypting their customers' data.
iOS developers rarely get firm deadlines from Apple, but some are scratching their heads over speculation about when devices supporting its HomeKit protocol will be widely available.
Apple said the first pieces of hardware for smart homes running on its HomeKit software will be released next month. The statement by Apple pushes back against a Fortune article that said the first launches would be in late August or September, later than had been expected by some.
Capping off a busy quarter that saw Sprint emerge as the company's big Carrier Wi-Fi customer, Boingo CEO David Hagan said the Wi-Fi aggregator is working with Apple, Microsoft and Google to help them implement Passpoint into handsets.