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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Zite, a Canadian tablet software developer.
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.
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"?
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.
Although so far, Android devices pose the greatest risk of mobile malware, no mobile platform is immune to this problem -- not even Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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.
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).
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.
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'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.
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.
If you've been following tech news this week, you probably came across the term "Honeycomb," Google's unofficial name for its new Google Android operating system.
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.
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.
Watch your backs, Apple and Google: Amazon is getting into the app store game.
Windows Phone 7 hit the 5,000-application mark in its app store on Wednesday, as Microsoft announced it has shipped 1.5 million devices to retailers since the phone went on sale two month ago.
App stores are booming, but there may not be enough applications to fill them all.
Apple began carrying Google's free voice app for iPhone on Tuesday, after the application hung in limbo for more than a year.
Along with wireless networks and geeky tech specs, the apps available for a smartphone have become a major product differentiator. That's why news that Google's Android platform hit 100,000 apps on Monday sent such waves through the tech world, with dozens of blogs weighing in.
Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem.
Smartphone fanatics have been waiting for months for a Google Voice app to come to the Apple iPhone. Now there's a new sign that this may happen soon.
The success of the iPhone and Google's Android platform spotlights the real "killer app" in the smartphone market: having apps.
CNN's Errol Barnett has an exclusive look at the new CNN iPhone application for users outside of the U.S.
USA.gov has unveiled a slew of free mobile apps that provide information about product recalls, most-wanted criminals and other federal government information and services.
The recent debut of the EVO 4G, Droid Incredible and other Android smartphones is probably making more people than ever interested in learning what an Android phone can do.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced the newest version of the company's popular smartphone: iPhone 4.
Did Google just turn the tables on Apple?
Apple could soon be the target of an antitrust investigation by either the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice, according to numerous press reports, with the feds focusing on its new policy requiring developers to write iPhone OS apps using only Apple-approved programming languages.
With its purchase of Palm, Hewlett-Packard acquired more than just a smartphone maker. It also picked up a whole new strategy for its mobile devices.
Apple's Steve Jobs holds a developer preview to show off the newest features of the iPhone OS4 operating system.
Apple unveiled details of its next-generation iPhone operating system Thursday in a press event at the company's headquarters here.
iPhone OS 4.0 is on its way. There have been hints that we'd see the next version of the software that powers the iPhone and iPod Touch soon, and Apple sent invitations to a media-only preview of the software on Thursday, inviting us to "get a sneak peek" at iPhone OS 4.0.
Let the smartphone smackdown begin.
Intel's Infoscape allows you to interact with real-time data in a radical new way.
To most people these days, an "app" is something you download on your smartphone to help you do a specific task -- say, find a good nearby restaurant.
Apple announced Tuesday that its App Store has surpassed 3 billion downloads from iPhone and iPod touch users.
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and a customer-service guru, was riding on a public train in San Francisco, California, recently when something common but annoying occurred: The railcar filled with people and became uncomfortably hot.
Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent market-share stronghold, but when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is getting beat up worse than a mustachioed villain in a Jackie Chan movie.
A year after its release, Google's open source Android operating system has become a sensation.
When he was 17, George Hotz poured hundreds of hours of his summer vacation into a special project: learning the iPhone's secrets. His unpaid labor eventually paid off.
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