Google quietly added location-aware capabilities to mobile search. You can now get information about landmarks, restaurants, and buildings without ever referring to their names. Available now on Android and iOS.
Apple has turned over a new leaf by announcing that Apple Music will be available on Android this fall, something that would never have happened during the Steve Jobs era. Is this just the beginning of many more Apple apps on Android?
Cadillac will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on certain 2016 models. CarPlay will arrive first, with the first models expected to be delivered sometime this summer. Android Auto will follow later in the model year.
Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.
Asus may make the majority of its money from computer hardware, but the company's smartphone business turned in a profit back in May. The company expects shipments to increase, thanks in part to product launches in the near future.
Tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, and IBM write a formal letter to President Obama urging him to respect consumers' rights to encrypt their data. The government contends that encryption impedes investigations.
Thanks to over-the-top (OTT) apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, messaging traffic will more than double by 2019. That's the good news. The bad news is that overall revenue will drop by $600 million.
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will be released at the end of June in the UK, where it's packaged with an external keyboard for £500, or $765. This is just in time to meet Sony's own release estimate made back in March.
Google's tardiness with Android Pay means no transaction fees because of a new standardized security system adopted by credit card issuers. A huge advantage for Apple, but Android Pay is likely to be favored by major banks.