This week Microsoft Corp. said that Windows Phone mobile platform has not only gained traction on the market and became visible, but captured 10% market share in numerous countries and outsold Apple iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones on many markets back in Q4 2012.
A touch iteration of the once SNES-bound Final Fantasy V has now appeared on the iTunes App Store, with a softer graphical lick, some new job classes (Gladiator, Cannoneer, Oracle and Necromancer) and an obligatory extra boss to test your leveling-up skills against.
A bit more than a decade ago, the release of a new Sparc chip from Sun Microsystems would inspire heavy breathing from the computing elite. Because dot-coms, Wall Street firms, and telecommunications companies relied so heavily on Sun’s servers, a new Sparc chip meant to some degree that the entire Internet would run faster.
Sony might be working on a device similar to Google Glass. TechCrunch came across a Sony patent filed late last year, which seems to show a head mounted display with information displays for both eyes.
Facebook is helping people know how to dress for an event, a new feature in its seemingly unending evolution that is puzzling because it offers users the chance to hop off the social networking site.
Apple is rolling out two-step authentication for its Apple ID users as an additional safety measure to protect user accounts. Compared to a static password, hackers without possession of a physical device will find it significantly harder to log into a service such as Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iCloud using an Apple ID.
Web-based games tend to have a bad reputation, often for good reasons. For years they've been primarily characterized by bulky, inefficient plugins, dated 2D graphics, and basic gameplay. But Google's latest Chrome-based experiment shows that HTML5 gaming has advanced quite a bit past that stereotype.
"Am I making myself clear?" takes on a whole new meaning now that Windows Phone 8 users can chat with their Skype contacts in high-definition video. Out today, version 2.4 of Skype for Windows Phone 8 taps into the hardware acceleration in Microsoft's mobile OS to enable high-quality video calls.