How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that's an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim down considerably in the future.
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
The Times-Picayune and 3 other Southern newspapers are cutting production to three days per week.
On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?
Make room, Apple, Google and Amazon. One more major Internet player now has an app store.
The world's largest professional social network just got a wider reach -- and it wants to be in front of your face for more of the day.
Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.
A new app hit the iTunes store Friday morning that your carrier probably isn't too thrilled about.
Android users beware. Download the wrong version of your favorite pig-killing game and the birds won't be the only ones who are angry.
After 18 months of waiting, users of Android phones and tablets can finally crash the Instagram party.
Apps -- those bite-sized portals to mass information and services -- have not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but also how we travel and how we maximize our time on the road.
A scam Pokemon game reached No. 2 on Apple's App Store charts this week before it was pulled -- a debacle that calls into question both Apple's approval process and Nintendo's "no apps for us" stance.
Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.
Apple released Mountain Lion to developers last week, a new operating system that will make your desktop computer work more like your phone than ever before.
iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.
Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.
Meet Evernote CEO Phil Libin, who runs a software company based here in Silicon Valley that has been on a hot streak.
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.
Phone and tablet owners used to spend most of their time surfing the Web.
To adapt to the new era of gaming, Atari is returning to its roots.
CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.
Gadget fans may be focused on the CES trade show this week, but there's something else notable going on today: It's the iPhone's fifth birthday.
The week-old redesign of quick-messaging service Twitter was meant to simplify its tools and make it more accessible to newbies. But it has had some unintended consequences.
Microsoft released an Xbox Live app for iOS devices on Wednesday, bringing features of Microsoft's gaming service to Apple devices for the first time.
In an effort to streamline and simplify the maturity ratings of software in mobile app stores, CTIA, the international wireless industry association, yesterday proposed a ratings system that store owners could voluntarily adopt.
Reports have surfaced again in the past week that Facebook is working on a phone.
Social payments are taking a giant leap forward. PayPal has unveiled a Facebook app that lets you send money to friends.
Two weeks ago, Google published its much-anticipated Gmail app in the Apple app store.
Few people seem eager to return to the news articles they didn't have time to read during the day, and even fewer are willing to pay for that privilege.
A bug in Apple's mobile operating system allows hackers to take control of iPhone and iPad apps, using them to steal people's photos, contacts and even send text messages without the device's user knowing about it, according to a notable computer security researcher.
Love or hate Google, you probably don't expect this sort of message from one of the largest and most innovative Internet and technology companies in the world:
One of the most highly anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available on Wednesday. At least, until it wasn't.
Starting Wednesday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will make available the first of a dozen apps free to customers slammed by last week's global outage.
There's a problem haunting the digital-coupon world: Once people use a coupon, they usually don't come back.
One year, six months, and seven days after the iPad first went on sale, Facebook has at last released its app for Apple's tablet.
There are seemingly millions of smartphone apps out there designed to make traveling easier, but not all of them are very good. Every company seems to think that it needs an app to be cool, but not every app is worth the effort.
As Nokia prepares for its next crucial venture into the U.S. and high-end smartphones, the Finnish cell-phone maker is missing a crucial piece: an abundant catalog of applications.
Finally, the Windows Phone 7 operating system is starting to catch up.
Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event on October 4, Mashable has learned. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.
Streaming music service Songza launched apps for Android and iOS on Tuesday that are designed to make it easy for music fans to find and share digital playlists for practically any occasion.
Verizon Wireless is rebooting its application store for smartphones after a lackluster first attempt.
CNN's Jonathan Mann reports on a real-life version of the wildly popular "Angry Birds" that has popped up in China.
When my wife woke me up before dawn about three months ago to tell me she was having contractions, one of the first things I did was grab my iPhone from the nightstand.
CNN announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Zite, a Canadian tablet software developer.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has a suit-and-tie type of reputation in the flip-flops-and-hoodies world of the Internet.
Amazon is sidestepping Apple's strict new in-app purchasing rules for the App Store with three simple words: to the cloud.
An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.
When they're not hunting bad guys, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has designed a smartphone application for concerned parents.
After a false start late Monday, Skype has officially landed on the iPad.
Go beyond the scissors and the Sunday paper to save even more. Here are some of the best web sites and smart phone apps for finding coupons and other ways to save.
We all knew that once Apple starting enforcing new rules for in-app purchases, it would change how media companies do business on the iPhone and iPad.
Nearly one month after Apple's strict new App Store rules kicked in, Amazon and other publishers have finally rolled over.
Facebook's iPad app could be a lot closer to launch than we thought. A full-sized, fully-functional version of the iPad app is hidden inside the current iPhone app.
Just how big is mobile game phenomenon "Angry Birds"?
Forget skinny jeans, sweater vests and iPads. This year's back to school must-have is anything having to do with Angry Birds!
Update: Google has already released an update to the Google+ app. For those that are having problems, check the App Store and download the latest version.
Apple has been dealt a blow in its "App Store" trademark case, with a federal judge denying its request for an injunction to stop Amazon from using the term.
Last Tuesday Google unveiled its attempt to rival Facebook, a social-networking product called Google+.
President Obama jokes with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a web townhall event in Palo Alto, California.
We're sure it's a coincidence that we got this e-mail while we were setting up our Google+ profiles.
Big changes are coming to Apple's App Store on Thursday -- and they could mean big trouble for e-book sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Earlier this month, the Financial Times and ESPN debuted slick new applications for smartphones and tablets. But you won't find them in the iTunes App Store or Android Market. These apps run in your browser window.
Your Facebook friends aren't the only ones reading those wall posts.
This week, mobile security provider Lookout is warning Android users of a new twist on malware (one of the key mobile security risks I covered last week).
The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.
It's a verifiable fact that the Internet is basically for three things: porn, cats and awkward people (and any ensuing combination of the three).
Apple and Amazon are barreling toward a showdown -- and neither side wants to talk about it.
After years of restrictions, AT&T will now allow Android smartphone customers to install applications downloaded outside the official Android Market.
With apps for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets, CNN delivers news and video to on-the-go American consumers on a variety of mobile platforms.
Android's explosive growth over the past three years has been a double-edged sword for its apps. On the plus side, there are more of them than ever. On the negative side, there are more of them than ever.
The world's most popular cranky avians are about to land in your Web browser.
Ahh, summer -- a time of sun-drenched picnics where one partakes in three-legged races, whimsical games of croquet and copious pours of wine (the sweet nectar sucked from the recesses of paper bags so as to avoid the long arm of Johnny Law, of course).
When Christiaan Rendle first heard Apple promoting software called AirDrop, he was flying high -- and concerned about a crash landing.
Apple's iPad 2 was launched in London with great fanfare. Nina Dos Santos reports.
CNN on Tuesday announced the release of its app for Android phones, highlighting an "immersive" news-reading experience and the ability for users to create their own stories and share them from their phones.
Google Goggles gets rid of your keyboard and uses your camera to search the internet.
Computers used to be blind, and now they can see.
Google's Android platform has been growing steadily since its release in 2008. Now, one out of every three U.S. smartphone owners is using an Android-based device, according to a recent report.
Vimeo set an ambitious goal for its premiere iPhone application.
Once the most popular smartphone, the BlackBerry has been losing ground in the past year to iPhone and Android models. So Research in Motion is trying to carve out a new market with the PlayBook (the upcoming BlackBerry tablet) due to hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on April 19. Prices start at $499, same as for the iPad 2.
The giants of the tech world have worked themselves into a tizzy over the term "app store."
Consumer demand for mobile media is growing fast, but the smartphone app market has quickly become heavily saturated and fairly confusing.
Amazon just revealed its own specially curated version of the Android Marketplace, but has chosen to label it the "Appstore."
What makes a good mobile app? In general, it's not whether you download it but whether you keep using it.
With very little cash, the developers at Finland's Rovio Mobile created the wildly popular Angry Birds game. Now they have $42 million in venture capital to throw at expanding their "mean pigs, cranky birds" empire.
If apps were taken out of the equation, would you consider buying a Palm Pre? What about a BlackBerry Torch? Or a Windows Phone?
Google's Android Market experienced its first real security lapse on Wednesday as more than a dozen apps were were found to be lined with malicious code that could be used to steal user information and more.
Apple bet big on the App Store -- and 350,000 apps later, competitors are struggling to catch up. Now, there's Google's Android Market, BlackBerry's App World, HP's Palm App Catalog, and Microsoft's Apps Marketplace.
Mobile devices are only as good as the networks that serve them. But too often, a mobile user will purchase a new smartphone with a two-year carrier contract, only then to learn that the phone gets lousy reception at home, work or school.
As Google prepares to add a new category to its arsenal of portable devices with tablets, the company's mobile team is deploying ways to better tie its different systems together.
OK ... so obviously not all mobile apps are Facebook, "Words With Friends" or "Angry Birds."
If you own a 2011 Dodge, you might want to check out out the new Dodge smartphone app for your vehicle, which includes a digital owner's manual. Hopefully, this will grow as a trend among vehicle manufacturers.
People who write -- and read -- tech news often forget or dismiss the fact that the vast majority of mobile users in the United States (70 to 75%) and around the world (up to 95%) still don't use smartphones, tablets or other advanced mobile devices.
Apple's countdown to 10 billion downloads in its App Store hit its long-awaited milestone this weekend.
It's become a top-selling entertainment app for the iPad and iPhone and has been featured by Apple in its online store.
With the launch of an App Store for the Mac last week, Apple has proved that its all-in-one digital marketplace model -- so successful for the iPhone, iPod and iPad -- can flourish on old-fashioned laptop and desktop computers as well.
The Mac App Store has launched, freshly stocked with over 1,000 OS X applications. The store comes as part of an OS X update, version 10.6.6, and is a standalone application rather than being yet another add-on to the already creaking and bloated iTunes.
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