The government of Saudi Arabia may move to block Skype and WhatsApp in the coming weeks, new reports suggest.
According to local newspapers, the Kingdom’s regulators are pushing for the firms in charge of Skype and WhatsApp to comply with requirements they have put forward.
The move by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) follows the banning of Viber, another communications tool, in the country.
One of the reasons why Viber was banned and why …
The iPhone has extended its lead as the top smartphone in the U.S. market, with Apple widening its gap from Samsung as top smartphone maker, while Android has dropped its market share, even though it remains the top smartphone operating
The moments captured on camera have dramatically changed since the first camera-phone hybrid. The rapid evolution of mobile technology and social media has shifted the way we use cameras. There were only a few moments we could capture before the rise of camera phones.
Mobile CMS site piJnz has created an infographic to highlight the changes: declining digital camera sales, smartphones outselling regular cameras, the iPhone taking more photos than any other type of camera, the rising number of …
Foursquare has released a new update to its official Android and iOS apps, has refined the software’s search capabilities, and has invented a new word to
Android and iOS smartphone owners no longer have to knock on the door of BlackBerry to release its popular mobile messaging service on other platforms.
BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, has announced its plans to make available BlackBerry Messenger to Android and iOS devices this summer. But before that, it needs approval from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Once available, Android and iOS users with friends and family who use BlackBerry devices can start sending messages to …
Android purists are rejoicing after Google unveiled a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 superphone running on vanilla Android 4.2.2.
The announcement was made by Google at its ongoing Google I/O 2013 event where it showed off the pure Android Galaxy S4 version.
According to Google, the vanilla Galaxy S4 will be available starting June 26 and will run on stock Android 4.2.2.
This means the phone will get updated to the newest Android release as soon as possible and will not be featuring the …
LTE may still not be fully implemented around the world but Samsung Electronics is already hard at work developing 5G technology which will make 4G speeds look like GPRS speeds in the future.
Samsung revealed on Sunday that it has “successfully developed a core technology of fifth-generation network (5G),” Korean publication Yonhap reports.
How much faster is 5G compared to 4G LTE? Samsung said that when 5G is implemented, people can download a full-length movie via their mobile device in …
After only a month from being released, the Facebook phone – otherwise known as the HTC First – can now be had for only 99 cents on AT&T.
That is a massive drop from its $99.99 initial cash out offering and may be an indication how well the smartphone is selling, various mobile technology industry observers note.
AT&T even makes matters look worse for the HTC First as it displays a 99.27 percent discount from the original price of $350.99 minus a gargantuan discount of $350.
Android and iPhones still lead the user base of smartphones in the United States, as the two platforms accounted for 91 percent of smartphone operating systems in the world’s most lucrative market for mobile devices.
The latest MobiLens report from global analytics firm comScore has revealed that Apple still ranks as the top smartphone maker, with iPhones accounting for 39 percent market share, while Google led the race for top smartphone operating system, with Android smartphones …
The 50 billionth iOS app download is within reach, as Apple celebrates the milestone with updated lists of top iOS apps.
Appadvice.com reports that the Cupertino-based tech giant has announced a promo with a $10,000 App Store gift card to whomever makes the 50 billionth iOS app download.
Apple launched its apps marketplace nearly five years ago, and now it wants to celebrate the milestone with the reward.
Also, it updated the lists of all-time top iPhone and iPad apps – paid and …