Purveyor of meat themed products McDonalds is installing 600 charging hotspots in 50 of its British restaurants.
The move means that anyone with a compatible smartphone or tablet can simply sit it on the counter to start automatically charging its batteries. more»
BT has confirmed it will acquire EE in a move that will scare the beejeesus out of the UK mobile market.
Buying EE will give BT the biggest 4G network in the UK which it is says will complement its fibre network. more»
Big Blue has assessed that 80 percent of executives in charge of security think that challenges by external threats to their enterprises are on the rise.
And IBM said 60 percent of enterprises believe they are being outgunned in the cyber war. more»
Embattled Samsung co-chief executive J.K. Shin still has his job, despite rumours that the knives were out following the awful results at the company.
Shin heads Samsung’s underperforming mobile division and it had been expected that he would have to clean out his desk and be lead sobbing from the building with a photocopy box of his personal items. more»
Enterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.
The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. more»
Intel has decided to merge its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, claiming that the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.
Starting from next year, Intel will form a division called the Client Computing Group, which will include the teams that develop its Core processors for desktops and laptops, as well as those that develop its Atom chips for smartphones and tablets. more»
The British government launched a consultation on new legislation to force mobile operators to improve coverage around the country.
Sajid Javid, the government’s culture secretary, said the consultation will complement the work industry is doing and allow the Government to hear from the wider telecoms sector, businesses and the public,”
Traditionally governments hope that private enterprise will undertake such work voluntarily. more»
Hong Kong’s activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any mobile phone connection.
The move comes about because of fears that the Chinese government would block local phone networks to stop protestors organising.
However activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. more»
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, which faces continual attacks from the Tame Apple Press for daring to make a phone similar to Apple’s, is facing a cloning problem of its own.
Chief Communications Officer Li Lei at Xiaomi said that it was wrong that Xiaomi was an iPhone clone and the outfit created a masterpiece from scratch. more»
Using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices at the same time could be changing the structure of our brains and not in a good way.
University of Sussex research reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey-matter density in one particular region of the brain compared to those who use just one device occasionally. more»
Fortune tellers at the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) have been consulting their tarot cards and are predicting that either there will be a tall dark stranger who will ask them out to lunch, or by the end of the decade, there will be nine billion mobile connections across the globe. more»
Fashion bag and bracelet maker Intel is attempting to prove that it is serious about mobile by headhunting one of Qualcomm’s gadget makers.
Amir Faintuch is a senior executive at Qualcomm’s networking and connectivity businesses Atheros, which we were surprised to discover has nothing to do with one of the three musketeers. more»
Intel has finally split the beans on the chip it hopes will start to make an impact on the tablet market.
Broadwell-based processors will carry the brand name, Core M, and they will target tablets that are less than nine millimeters thick and need no fans. more»
Apple and Samsung’s European bottom lines are being kicked by a surge of interest in local smartphones.
A report from Netbiscuits suggests that customers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the mobile market monoculture and Apple and Samsung are experiencing their first major challenge from disruptive European vendors. more»
Buried in Intel’s glowing results was one anomaly – its tablet business was taking off while its mobile unit revenue fell like a free falling team of elephants.
It was possible to see a significant spike in tablets using its chips, up 10 million last quarter, but its mobile revenue was just $51 million. more»