Category: Mobile and Wireless

Watch: Facebook’s Libra coin explained simply

Watch: Facebook’s Libra coin explained simply

They’re not called Zuckerbucks, but Facebook just reinvented digital money. Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency that will launch early next year is more like PayPal than Bitcoin — it’s designed to be easy enough for everyone...

IDG Contributor Network: Congratulations to AT&T, Qualcomm and Samsung, the early leaders of the 5G race

IDG Contributor Network: Congratulations to AT&T, Qualcomm and Samsung, the early leaders of the 5G race

5G is coming on strong. At the end of last year, AT&T Mobility was first with the 5G network services. Last week Qualcomm introduced their new 5G chip to empower the next generation of...

Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

Wireless chargers, in general, offer limited convenience. Yes, it’s nice to be able to simply plop your iPhone or Android smartphone on a pad and have it charge, but all you’re really saving is...

Get ready for the age of sensor panic

Get ready for the age of sensor panic

A passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight this week noticed a small, circular indentation below the image playing on the seatback in-flight entertainment system in front of him. Could that be, he wondered, a...

Apple is losing value and that’s a good thing

Apple is losing value and that’s a good thing

Apple must be doing something right as the cost of Apple ID data on the Dark Web has dropped, even as the value of Fortnite, Facebook, Netflix and Uber accounts has increased. Apple is...

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Sometimes, a crazy type of technology comes along that you just know is going to change everything — to usher in a completely new style of productivity and revolutionize the very way we work,...

Apple’s plan to integrate iOS, macOS apps could mean renewed focus on desktops

Apple’s plan to integrate iOS, macOS apps could mean renewed focus on desktops

Apple plans to make it easier foe developers to create apps that, for the first time, can be used across all the company’s mobile and desktop platforms, according to a new Bloomberg news report....

Apple is learning why shortcut security is a bad idea

Apple is learning why shortcut security is a bad idea

When Apple launched its enterprise developer certificate program — which helps enterprises make their homegrown apps for employee use-only available through iTunes — it had to make a difficult convenience-vs.-security decision: how much hassle...