Archive for Mobile Software News

  • Mozilla launches Firefox OS smartphones Mozilla launches Firefox OS smartphones

    Mozilla has launched the first of two smartphones that will run on the Firefox operating system. Details about the phone had been announced at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona earlier this year and buzz has been building in the industry since then. The initial release is in Spain only...

  • Apple launches OS redesign Apple launches OS redesign

    Apple has announced a major redesign of its mobile devices' operating systems in the form of iOS7. The system is the first redesign to have been overseen by Apple's design chief Jony Ive and takes a step away from skeuomorphism – the use of real-world inspired textures and artefacts...

  • Children racking up millions in smartphone app charges Children racking up millions in smartphone app charges

    Young people are running up huge bills that their parents are left to pay due to unexpected charges on smartphone and tablet apps. Windows Phone UK commissioned research which found that 28 per cent of parents have been the victim of unexpected costs from their children buying apps or spending extr...

  • Ubuntu tablet plans confirmed Ubuntu tablet plans confirmed

    Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu Linux, has confirmed its plans to launch tablet operating system. The move, which was confirmed yesterday (19 February), will see the business take the "next step towards one unified family of experiences for personal computing on phones, tablets, PCs an...

  • RIM confirms new Blackberry 10 line for January RIM confirms new Blackberry 10 line for January

    Research In Motion (RIM) has confirmed that it plans to introduce its latest lines of smartphones at the end of January 2013. The firm announced that the new Blackberry 10 operating system handsets will be on the faster and smoother than earlier versions, adding that they will also feature a large ...

  • Android takes 75 pc of mobile market Android takes 75 pc of mobile market

    The smartphone market is comfortably in the hands of Google, as the latest figures show that Android operating systems power around 75 per cent of all phones sold. Conducted by research firm IDC, the study found that shipments of Android-based smartphones nearly doubled in the third quarter, powere...

  • Smartphone app allows drivers to avoid red lights Smartphone app allows drivers to avoid red lights

    An app developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology allows users to avoid red lights, helping make their journeys more fuel efficient. The SignalGuru app does this by predicting when a traffic signal is about to change and advising a speed at which the driver should approa...

  • Smartphone app launched for parking Smartphone app launched for parking

    A new smartphone app has been developed to make it simpler for people looking to pay for parking. Developed by Confused.com, the service compares car parks by price and distance using a postcode or a current location provided by a mobile phone's GPS system. This allows users to decide where th...

  • Businesses urged to tackle smartphone security Businesses urged to tackle smartphone security

    Businesses are being urged to start to taking smartphone security seriously, recent research has suggested, due to the huge popularity of the devices. Data from ABI Research estimated that employee smartphone usage is increasing by 17 per cent a year, noting that within five years 2.4 billion emp...

  • Hillwalkers urged not to rely solely on smartphones Hillwalkers urged not to rely solely on smartphones

    Smartphones are always with us making them a very easy gadget to rely on. But recent events have prompted police to warn hillwalkers and others not to rely solely on their gadgets to survive. Recent reports from the Grampian Police revealed that the police have recently had to rescue 16 people from...