We've all made embarrassing mistakes in text messages, whether on our own or through the device's autocorrect feature. An Apple patent filing envisions a way to fix those mistakes before anyone else sees them.
Published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent application named "Transient Panel Enabling Message Correction Capabilities Prior to Data Submission" outlines a technology that would give you a chance to correct any mistakes before the message is actually on its way.
As Apple acknowledges in the patent filing, autocorrect is a handy feature but it's hardly perfect. Though … Read more
As a phone reviewer, my life is an endless stream of cutting-edge devices. In fact I'm constantly juggling four or five mobile gadgets at any given time, many being the best mobile handsets money can buy. But even after living with a litany of fancy flagships from Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and Sony, it's the scrappy Nexus 5 upstart that has finally won my heart, at least for now. … Read more
If you're not annoyed by seeing an ad for J. Crew, Adidas, Target, or Best Buy when you wake up your smartphone, a new app called Slidejoy could lop some money off your monthly phone bill.
The app, which is set to launch Monday, shows an ad from these and some other advertisers on an Android phone's lock screen, said Robert Seo, chief executive of the company. The app adapts to a person's preferences, locations, behaviors, and usage times to "curate a more profitable and relevant user experience," he said, and promises that the ads … Read more
Let's face it, Motorola's freshest crop of smartphones is pretty impressive, but still misses the mark. Even with Google's vast financial resources and software know-how, Moto devices haven't exactly sold like hotcakes. Now that Google has decided to hand off Motorola Mobility into the eager palms of Chinese hardware giant Lenovo, Moto could enjoy a much-needed course correction. … Read more
The average smartphone user, according to market research firm Flurry, spends 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on their smartphone. We don't know how accurate this figure really is (it seems pretty excessive), but smartphone usage is on the rise.
But just how attached are we becoming to our phones, and what are we using them for? That's the focus of a new project by the University of Bonn in Germany. … Read more
South Korea's government regulators ruled Thursday that bloatware might soon be a thing of the past for smartphone owners.
Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning ruled that starting in April, device makers and wireless carriers must allow users to delete built-in software to save room on their storage. In a statement, the organization said that the decision is based in its desire to "rectify an abnormal practice that causes inconvenience to smartphone users and causes unfair competition among industry players."
Bloatware has long been an issue for technology users. PC makers have been derided … Read more
Hot on the heels of bringing the Xperia Z1S to America, it seems that Sony plans to pull another, bigger smartphone rabbit out of its hat. Code-named Sirius and tagged with the D6503 model designation, apparently Sony's latest creation will boast a powerful digital camera capable of shooting high-resolution 4K video.… Read more
Last year should have been the year the US television market changed. Early in 2013, Intel executives talked up their efforts to build hardware and software that would let users watch live TV, recently-aired content, on-demand programming, and other shows in their homes and on mobile devices. The subscription service, dubbed OnCue, would deliver the programming over a broadband Internet connection, known as "over the top," and it would launch by the end of 2013. Or so Intel vowed.
Not quite. Intel had the hardware and sleek, personalized user interface all ready to … Read more
Intel on Tuesday announced an agreement to sell its TV business to Verizon Communications for an undisclosed sum, giving the telecom giant an edge in the market to deliver live television over the Internet.
The deal spotlights the growing importance of video content delivered over the Internet rather than by broadcast or cable-TV technology. Verizon plans to use the Intel Media technology to deliver video over both its Fios fiber-optic home broadband service and its 4G wireless network service.
"The OnCue platform and team will help Verizon bring next-generation video services to audiences who increasingly expect to view content … Read more