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'Home' gives your phone a Facebook facelift

Apr 5, 2013
While some are calling Facebook's big announcement on Thursday 'the fanciest screensaver anyone's ever seen,' Farhad Manjoo at Slate Magazine thinks 'Home' will work for a lot of people, including teens.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile apps, mobile, smartphone

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

Meet Tizen, Samsung's new mobile operating system

Feb 27, 2013
Samsung's new phone operating system is called Tizen, and there are other rivals coming soon, including one from the browser maker, Firefox.
Posted In: samsung, mobile apps, mobile, ios, android

Block that pop-up! Why mobile ads don't work

Feb 26, 2013
As ads shrink to fit our mobile screens, are they still effective?
Posted In: mobile apps, mobile, advertising, marketing

New app teaches financial literacy to young people

Feb 8, 2013
Mindblown Life, a new mobile app, is designed to help young people achieve financial literacy by helping players make tough financial decisions.
Posted In: mobile apps, app, financial literacy

As mobiles apps about, wither video games?

Feb 5, 2013
Despite the gaming rage, sales of video games are down. Is that because of fatigue or the onslaught of mobile devices and their casual games?
Posted In: video games, mobile apps, gaming

Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

Jan 30, 2013
As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.
Posted In: Facebook, quarterly report, mobile apps, facebook social media privacy advertising, advertising

Apps transform cellphone users into citizen scientists

Jan 7, 2013
Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Posted In: mobile apps, Science, data, big data

Sen. Al Franken's Location Privacy Protection Act

Dec 20, 2012
Senator Al Franken is pushing for more privacy options when it comes to location data.
Posted In: geolocation, stalking, smartphones, mobile apps

Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy

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