Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Samsung Electronics has reported Q1 earnings in line with its guidance: as predicted, the company made an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won (about $ 8.7 billion), its second biggest quarter ever and its highest ever figure for the January to March period. Revenue was 50.55 trillion won, or about $ 44.7 billion. Samsung...

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Opera brings native ad-blocking to its desktop and mobile browsers

Opera brings native ad-blocking to its desktop and mobile browsers

Earlier this year, Opera introduced built-in ad blocking for the developer version of its browser. Now, it’s making the same feature available in its regular software for both desktop and mobile devices. The company claims that native ad-blocking makes browsing the web even faster than using a third-party ad blocker or add-on, and that it...

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Microsoft overhauls SharePoint to compete with Slack in the mobile era

Microsoft overhauls SharePoint to compete with Slack in the mobile era

Microsoft faces increasing competition from rivals like Dropbox, Slack, and Box, but the company is responding with improvements to its own SharePoint software today. SharePoint has been used by businesses for 15 years to organize documents, build intranet sites, and manage content. While it’s used by 190 million users, it hasn’t fully adapted to...

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Sony forms new company to make PlayStation mobile games

Sony forms new company to make PlayStation mobile games

Sony Computer Entertainment, to be known as Sony Interactive Entertainment from next week, has announced the formation of a new company called ForwardWorks that will focus on smartphone games. In a statement, Sony says it will produce “full-fledged game titles” that make use of PlayStation characters and IP as well as Sony’s own experience in...

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Popular Nintendo characters are coming to mobile this year

Popular Nintendo characters are coming to mobile this year

Mario might be leaping to your smartphone sometime this year. In an article in Japanese newspaper the Mainichi Shimbun, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, who was appointed in September, announced plans to release smartphone apps starring famous Nintendo characters by the end of 2016, though he didn’t provide details which characters or franchises might make the shift...

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The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything

The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything

One of the more popular posts to pop up in my Facebook News Feed last week was a friend’s request for advice on whether he should quit Apple Music and just go back to Spotify. Seemingly everyone I knew had an opinion on the streaming services, ranging from “Apple Music is garbage” to “try...

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Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Internet, Mobile Technology Getty Images By Robert McGarvey The money question is blunt: should you pay — will you pay — to make deposits with your smartphone by clicking a picture? Know this: Some banks charge for mobile deposit, typically at 50 cents a deposited item, sometimes...

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Walt Mossberg: It’s game time for mobile payments, but still just the bottom of the first

Walt Mossberg: It’s game time for mobile payments, but still just the bottom of the first

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U.S. News Joins Google, Twitter and Leading Publishers in Accelerated Mobile Pages Initiative

U.S. News Joins Google, Twitter and Leading Publishers in Accelerated Mobile Pages Initiative

This morning, Google, alongside leading publishing and technology companies, announced the Accelerated Mobile Pages project (AMP) – a collaborative effort to improve load times on mobile platforms and devices. There has been a lot in the news lately about why publishers should or should not work with new distribution models, such as Apple News...

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Google has a new plan to speed up the mobile web

Google has a new plan to speed up the mobile web

Google has a new plan to speed up the mobile web. Today, the company announced a technical preview for a system called Accelerated Mobile Pages (or AMP), designed to fight many of the factors slowing and bloating mobile web pages. Google has been working with a number of publishers on the system, including The...

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