Posts Tagged: smartphones


A brief history of smartphones

On January 7th, 2007, legendary CEO of Apple Inc. and master of the product demo Steve Jobs announced the introduction of three revolutionary new products: a widescreen iPod …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3

Intelligent virtual assistants will support one-fifth of all human interactions with smartphones by 2019

The next decade should see a major increase in intelligent virtual assistants with market research firms predicting that the market will grow at a compound annual growth …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Nokia, Apple drag the world back to patent war

Being targeted by PAEs is nothing new for Apple — but in an anti-trust complaint dated December 20, 2016, Apple finally said enough was enough. Pulling no punches, Apple accused …
By Purva Sharma
3 years ago 7

Qualcomm targets Chinese smartphone maker Meizu with complaints at ITC, foreign courts

American semiconductor giant Qualcomm has been taking actions in recent months against a Chinese smartphone developer whose stature has been on the rise. In a press release …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Microsoft biometric ID systems enable highly functional lock screens, improved cybersecurity

Biometrics, or the measure of human physiological characteristics as expressed by data metrics, is becoming a much more valuable sector of high tech in recent months. By 2020, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Conversational Commerce: How Technology Raises the Bar for Customer Interaction

Now with smartphones always-on and within reach 24/7, the way businesses need to communicate information to customers is through their mobile devices. And statistics show that the preferred …
By Derek Handova
3 years ago 0

iPhone sales slump as Apple continues to churn out smartphone patents

The third quarter continued Apple’s declining iPhone sales, eating into the company’s most profitable sector. iPhone revenues dropped from $31.3 billion in 2015’s third quarter down …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Can Apple’s New Infrared Patent Really Disable Your iPhone?

On Tuesday, June 28, Apple was granted a new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,380,225, entitled “Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
3 years ago 2

5G Mobile Networks: The Next Big Battleground

5G is expected to generate even higher revenues from applications and services due to explosion on mobile application and services because of broadband-like speed, which are crucial …
By Rana Pratap & Rahul Vijh
4 years ago 6

Digital wallet race heats up between Apple, Google and Samsung

The model for implementing digital wallets has largely relied upon what is known as the four-corner payment model by incorporating the use of payment cards, such as …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Tech Round-Up: Toyota Invests in AI, EU Safe Harbor Invalidated, New Android Chip Designs

American business interests could be adrift at sea after the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which governs the transfer of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Debunking the myth that the government built the iPhone

Only someone who is completely indifferent to the truth, and who has intentionally put on blinders so they don't see the truth, could ever say that the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 4

ZTE and BlackBerry have largest smartphone security portfolios, but others are catching up

In the world of smartphones, it’s looking like paranoia is becoming much more profitable in recent years. Huge security breaches at major corporations around the world …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 4

Growing market for wearable tech increases value for security

Consumers are very interested in knowing that their data is protected, and not simply their financial account data. However, as wearable technologies and the closely related Internet …

Smartphone innovation has soared because of patents

It’s impossible to actually support the idea that patents harm smartphone innovation because there is no consumer product that has changed so much over the past …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 10