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In Four Years Mobile Devices Will Outnumber Humans, Predicts Study

June 25, 2014

This year 1.86 billion mobile phones will be sold around the world, according to one survey. Play that out and in four years there will be more mobile devices than humans.

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Microsoft: 350 Million New Windows 7 Devices In 2012

June 24, 2014

Microsoft expects to ship as many copies of its Windows 7 operating system in the next 6 months as it shipped in its entire 18 month history.

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Mozilla's Alternative to Google Android?

June 24, 2014

Mozilla is getting ready to reveal its new Boot 2 Gecko (B2G) OS. As an operating system built around a browser, B2G is similar to Google's browser-based Chrome OS. According to Technology Review, Mozilla hopes to debut a phone with B2G by the end of this year.

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The Cone of Silence: Apple iPhone Glitch Causes Audio Lockdown for Thousands of Toyotas

June 24, 2014

Toyota, one of the world’s top auto makers, issued an alert to 200 dealers that a software glitch in the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano 6G can affect the audio in many of their cars. Upon discovery of this technical issue, Toyota warns that Apple’s operating systems are incompatible with the car’s audio. When used, the iPod displays a “Loading” message, and the USB input for the device is completely unusable, leaving the consumer in unexpected silence.

This software glitch with iPhone and iPad devices, which occurred when the iOS4.1 iTunes software update was released last fall, has already impacted tens of thousands of Toyota’s best-selling models that include the Yaris, Corolla, Prius, and LandCruiser.

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The New Secret Weapon: Smart Phones in the Military

June 24, 2014

First the U.S. Army, and now the Air Force are making smart phones their next priority. Right now, the U.S. Air Force is weighing the decision to move towards commercial, off-the-shelf smart phones (e.g., the iPhone or Google Android) for field operations. Their greatest concern is being able to obtain the highest level of encryption that can ensure secure classified processing on a smart phone.

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