Apple's new CarPlay technology could redefine how carmakers integrate smartphones and mobile applications into their vehicles, but its debut in the world's largest car market will have to wait.Thursday, 6 March, 2014, 4:29am 1 comment
Google once had an informal corporate motto - "Don't be evil" - a sentiment often shared by many other technology firms around the world. Technology itself can't be evil if we see it purely from a scientific perspective, but how we make use of it can be a very different story.3 Mar 2014 - 12:07pm 9 comments
Apple to refund consumers US$32.5 million for in-app purchases made by their children without permission
Apple will refund at least US$32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that children made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the United States government announced on Wednesday.17 Jan 2014 - 4:42am
Some local internet service providers have been running spam adverts on major web portals and chat rooms without paying a cent, according to a nationally televised programme to mark World Consumer Rights Day.16 Mar 2013 - 5:03am
With virtual bodyguards, panic buttons and maps to pinpoint harassment blackspots, women in urban India are using their smartphones for protection after a notorious gang-rape in New Delhi.3 Mar 2013 - 3:08pm
Parents shocked by children running up massive bills - some up to US$1,400 - by making "in-app purchases" on their Apple iPhone or iPad, will get cash or iTunes Store credit as part of a settlement that could cost the company up to US$100 million.27 Feb 2013 - 4:03am
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said she planned to focus on mobile applications and strengthen ties with Facebook to bolster turnaround efforts at the biggest US internet portal.14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am
Launched just two years ago, mobile instant-message application WeChat, developed by mainland internet giant Tencent, now has 300 million registered users, according to the company.
Ahead of its second anniversary on Monday, WeChat says its user base has far outpaced its competitors on the mainland.18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am
According to Dr Jason Queiros, a chiropractor at Stamford Sports and Spine in Connecticut, you add 9kg on your back and spinal column for every 2.5cm your head tilts towards your monitor.8 Jan 2013 - 3:05pm
Just two years ago next month, Tencent Holdings introduced a mobile instant-message application called WeChat. It already has 200 million users, including Lai Jingkui, a teacher in Zhuhai in the south, who uses the "Drift Bottle" function to find friends.
While Lai, 23, is still looking, Tencent has found a hit.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Finding out if the food you're eating contains anything you're allergic to could soon be as easy as turning on your mobile phone.18 Dec 2012 - 8:48am
This has been a particularly hard app to review. The first three times I tried to use it, I fell asleep within minutes of hitting the start button. I was once told by a hypnotist that the hardest people to hypnotise, besides those who didn't want to be, are those who are exhausted. I was.31 Dec 2012 - 5:15pm
Glencore gets China's nod for Viterra deal8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am
Advertising spending to promote mobile applications rose to a record HK$166 million in the first nine months of this year, led by campaigns from Standard Chartered Bank and Coca-Cola.
Media-monitoring company admanGo described that expenditure as "a huge increase" from the HK$17 million invested by marketers during the same period last year.14 Nov 2012 - 4:56am