BlackBerry Messenger Integrates with Twitter and Facebook

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
BlackBerry maker RIM has announced that its BlackBerry Messenger service will be integrated in Facebook and Twitter. This will allow users of the encrypted instant messaging system to share tweets or Facebook updates quickly from the app. These integration will be visible among BlackBerry smartphone users, once they update their Facebook for BlackBerry and Twitter for BlackBerry apps to version 3.0. They will not

TurboTax App Lets You File Your Taxes For Free, Only This Weekend

Friday, March 30th, 2012
It’s tax season and different tax returns apps abound! TurboTax by Intuit is one of the most popular tax-related apps and while it is free to download, you will have to pay once you submit those completed returns. However, for a limited time, Intuit announces that it is giving TurboTax Android app completely for free, including the services that would have required you to pay. And how limited is the time? J

10 Essential Apps for iPad

Monday, March 19th, 2012
There are hundreds of thousands of apps available for the iPad, but there is a fraction that can be called must-haves. Whether it is for functionality or entertainment, these are what Computer World considers as essential for every iPad owner. Note that this list excludes apps exclusively offered by Apple such as GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork. Reeder – For $5, this RSS app syncs feeds via Google Reader and

Apple’s Mobile Payment Patent Approved

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
The Patent and Trademark Office in the US has approved a patent application from Apple that suggests the company would be launching a mobile payment service. The patent comes with a description that reads: “The financial transaction rules may be based upon transaction amounts, aggregate spending amounts over a period, merchant categories, specific merchants, geographic locations, or the like.” The pat

US Smartphone Users Now At 100 Million

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
It seems that there are more and more smartphone users in the US than ever before. A recent report released by market research firm comScore showed that the US is now home to over 100 million smartphone users. The newly released data covered a three month average period that ended January 2012. According to the report, the US smartphone market surpassed the 100 million mark by January, with 101.3 million mobile su

Apple Reports Top Apps

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
After weeks of encouraging people to download apps from the Apple Store, the company has finally hit the milestone 25 billionth download. Although we may have to wait for the announcement on who will receive the cool $10,000 gift card, the Cupertino company released a chart listing its most downloaded apps during the last 12 months, both free and paid. It is no surprise that Angry Birds, and all its 12 versions ar

Dell Offers VoIP Service to Canada

Friday, February 10th, 2012
Dell has partnered up with Fongo to offer a new VoIP service exclusively available in Canada. The Dell Voice app enables Canadians to call fellow Dell users without shelling a loonie. Each user receives a local phone number that allows them to call major cities, as well as a handful of smaller ones. They also receive caller ID, voice mail, 911 service, and long-distance calling without any added charges. Meanwh

Google’s Android Market Reaches 10 Billion Downloads

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
The mobile app market certainly has been getting bigger and bigger. A market that was first somehow first introduced by Apple with its wildly popular iPhone has gone on to attract other players who are also in the mobile phone business. One of them just happens to be Google which has established its own Android Market for smartphones and other devices running on its open source Android OS. After three years of bei

Adobe To Stop Mobile Flash Development

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Adobe has recently announced that it is pulling the plug on further developments of its Mobile Flash. It is instead concentrating on developing efforts on HTML5. As you well know, Adobe Flash has long been a standard used for watching videos on the Web. It is a required plug-in to watch Web content that relies on Adobe Flash. But times are now changing. While Adobe Flash has made its mark on the Web and for PC use

Android Snags 40 Percent Of US Smartphone Users

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
With smartphone getting more and more popular nowadays, it is no wonder that it is one of the rising market segments in the mobile phone sector in the US. It seems that basic feature phones are slowly being overtaken by smartphones in terms of appeal. According to new information from Nielsen, there are now 40 percent of mobile users in the US who own smartphones. New data furnished by Nielsen indicate that 40 per