Google Inc is bringing its Google Now technology to the iPhone, where it will compete head-on with Apple Inc's Siri to serve as the primary service that smartphone users rely on to get everything from weather updates to traffic forecasts.
An app called Pixtr has been developed, which promises to "put your best face forward."
Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple's mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask. It works best as a supplement to Siri, rather than a replacement, now that it has expanded from Android devices to iPhones and iPads.
For the first time, instant messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger, have overtaken the SMS. These apps, which allow users to message each other, share data and have group chats for free, are a rage among youngsters.
Already available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, Xbox's second-screen enhancement app has now been deployed specifically for the second generation Kindle Fire and Kindle HD devices.
The Facebook Home application has been downloaded over 500,000 times since being launched for Android on April 16.
Discovery of new code suggests that the contextual search engine and virtual assistant Google Now could soon be on every internet connected device in the world -- unless the owner prefers Bing or Yahoo! search to Google.
Messaging app WhatsApp now has more users than Twitter, company founder and CEO Jan Koum said at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York.
A post-doctoral researcher at the HCI Lab of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada is developing a system that alerts engrossed smartphone users to upcoming obstacles.
Orange's WhatsApp /Skype rival Libon is now available for the first time on Android; the company has also announced the addition of voice chat to the iOS version of the app.
Oracle Corp released a major security update on Tuesday for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers to make it a less popular target for hackers.
Researchers have developed a smartphone app as the sole method for monitoring weight loss.
The wireless space is getting crowded. Wi-Fi signals, Bluetooth devices, ZigBee sensor nodes and other electronics and protocols are increasingly clogging the airwaves, resulting in dropped calls, wasted bandwidth and bad connections.
City-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has launched a new software that facilitates e-learning via set-top boxes (STBs).
A Morgan Stanley analyst believes the company is developing a range of innovative online services, one of which could well be a true virtual wallet mobile payment system.