(Bloomberg) -- For most people, the loud noise of an open office or airplane registers as nothing more than a slight annoyance or distraction. But these sounds can have a real impact on our ability to do our jobs. They can even serve as a direct line to the nervous system and are capable of wresting us away from a physiological state conducive to health, happiness, and productivity. ...More
Apple Inc. is preparing to unveil successors to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as early as next month with more advanced photography capabilities and upgraded hardware in a design similar to that of last year’s models....More
Zagat, the restaurant guide known for including quotes from customers, is getting rid of its classic 30-point rating scale in favor of a more streamlined system that will incorporate Google Maps and Search into a redesigned, more personal mobile app....More
After testing the Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app on Windows 10 desktops and tablets over the last few months, Microsoft is finally releasing the app for Windows 10 Mobile device users in the Windows Insider Program....More
Pokemon GO, the craze that's swept the Internet and pushed people outdoors, granted Nintendo and game creator Niantic Labs, full and unfettered access to your Google account. Here's how to curb that access.
Some areas of Android security are finally rock solid, while there are other areas that Google definitely needs to nail down. But don’t forget that most of security is consumer behavior: if you take the right steps, there’ll be little for you to worry about....More
Windows 10 Mobile Lumia devices have a handy option under Settings to track your steps and places you visit. If you use this alongside the Microsoft Health app and Microsoft Band v2 it will also fill in gaps in your steps when not wearing Band.
People sitting in the audience during the Lenovo keynote on Thursday morning got a roadmap for what one company is betting on for its future: A post-PC environment where powerful and sophisticated technology is mixed and matched like so many techno-Legos. Oh - and add a healthy dose of augmented reality (AR) into the experience too....More
Today, Lenovo unveiled a new line of mobile phones designed specifically for augmented-reality applications and user experiences. The PHAB2 line has three models, and each comes equipped with Tango technology -- a set of sensors and software from Google that senses the phone's motions through physical space....More
Bank of America returns to the Windows platform with a new Universal Windows Platform app for PC and mobile devices running Windows 10. This new app arrives more than a year since the company completely pulled out of Windows mobile and caused great consternation for users....More
The Xbox One Preview Program is picking back up this week after a hiatus to begin the process of testing changes that will eventually be released as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer....More
Memorial Day weekend sales are a time-honored retail tradition, so of course they'd move into the mobile realm. Microsoft has announced its "Ready, Set, Summer" collection of apps, which are currently reduced from their standard price....More
PayPal announced that it's only going to support two mobile operating systems from now on -- iOS and Android. That means its Windows Phone app will be sunsetted on June 30, and Windows Phone users will have the option of accessing PayPal's mobile site through their phone's web browser.
Is the withdrawal of support really going to be a hardship? Sound off below....More