Mobile en Shop Like Michael Jackson With This App <div class="field-byline"> Pavel Alpeyev | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Primo's app lets users skip the checkout line by using their smartphones. A scan of a QR code instantly completes a purchase. The eight-person startup is betting that businesses will sign up for the service.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:51:00 +0000 82551 at Bloomberg War of Operating Systems Moves Into Everything Else <div class="field-byline"> Shira Ovide | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that computing is spreading into everything from jet engines to T-shirts, the old and new tech combatants are vying to control the underlying software of nearly anything that could be made with a computer brain.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AI amazon Apple Google samsung smart home Android iOS Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:17:00 +0000 81341 at Bloomberg 2017 Predictions: Google Wants to (Literally) Be Everywhere You Are <div class="node-body article-body">The story of Android in 2016 was about more than just the operating system. It was about Google&#39;s real ambition: Total ubiquity in everyone&#39;s lives.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Android Pixel Google Google Home Android Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:50:00 +0000 81161 at Getty Images Google Home Is the Right Companion -- If You're All In on Google's Services <div class="node-body article-body">Welcome to the next big tech brawl in town: Alexa vs. Google Home. We've let the Alphabet's attempt at a home assistant run our household -- and we have some insights to share.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Google smart assistant smart home Android Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:02:00 +0000 81031 at Derek Walter App Tour: Clip Layer for Android from Microsoft Garage <div class="node-body gallery-body">This handy app makes copying text from any area of the Android interface very easy even if that app/system dialog does not support the copying of content as originally designed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android app Clip Layer copy Microsoft Microsoft Garage text textual Android Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:00:00 +0000 80991 at Five Things to Know About Switching Mobile Ecosystems <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Android or iPhone debate too often focuses on which is the &ldquo;best.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s often a misnomer, because each ecosystem has its own distinct advantages that might tempt you to switch from one to another.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Apple Google iOS Microsoft mobile app Mobile phone Android Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:26:00 +0000 80961 at Getty Images Microsoft Unveils a Surface Hub Try-and-Buy Program <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft unveiled a Try-and-Buy program for Surface Hub that will allow you to check out one of these devices for 30 days before signing up to purchase multiple devices. Or, if it does not meet your needs then you can return it to the company.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surface Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:43:00 +0000 80861 at Fitbit Buys Software Assets From Smartwatch Startup Pebble <div class="field-byline"> Mark Gurman and Olivia Zaleski | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp., a move that will help it better compete with Apple Inc..</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple Apple Watch FitBit pebble smartwatch Mobile devices Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:55:00 +0000 80741 at Nokia’s Path to Smartphone Glory Relies on Dumb Phones and Love <div class="field-byline"> Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during a decade of dominance hasn’t been broken.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nokia Mobile devices Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:01:00 +0000 80581 at Bloomberg Shopping for a Geek? A Practical, Non-Hipster Tech Gift Guide <div class="field-byline"> Ian King | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you're looking for a collection of trendy gizmos that go well with a pair of Chuck Taylors and a plaid shirt, this isn't it. Our tech gift guide emphasizes practicality, price and specs over style. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:38:00 +0000 80451 at