More shoppers utilising mobile phones

More shoppers utilising mobile phones
The number of people making purchases using their mobile phone will increase by almost 50 per cent in the next 24 months, according to Juniper Research.There are currently 393 million handset owners who browse and buy products and services using their device.People who have smartphones like the Apple iPhone 5 are able to install retailers' applications which make a mobile shopping experience easier.One of Australia's…

BlackBerry 10 mobile phones on sale in March?

BlackBerry 10 mobile phones on sale in March?
Mobile phones powered by the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system may not go on sale until March 2013. Jefferies research firm analyst Peter Misek put in a note to investors: "We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely." Rumours in the technology industry have pointed to a January release but the company has experienced delays. This could…

Angry Birds Star Wars available on Android and iOS soon

Angry Birds Star Wars available on Android and iOS soon
One of the most famous movie production companies in the world, Lucasfilm Ltd, has collaborated with successful mobile phone game developers Rovio Entertainment to create Angry Birds Star Wars.Angry Birds is a physics-based game in which players are required to fire birds at pigs to gain points.In the latest spin-off, Bad Piggies, the green animals become the protagonist. The game, which was released on September…

Windows Phone 8 event October 29th

Windows Phone 8 event October 29th
Microsoft has started to invite press to a Windows Phone 8 (WP8) event on October 29th, according to reports.The operating system has been showcased at events with mobile phone manufacturers Nokia and HTC, but Microsoft should reveal more about the software at the San Francisco event.Associated PC software, Windows 8, will also be unveiled at a similar reveal on October 25th.The HTC 8X is the…

Nokia Lumia ad mocks Apple iPhone

Nokia Lumia ad mocks Apple iPhone
A Nokia advertisement for its imminent Lumia mobile phones pokes fun at the Apple iPhone 5.The video shows monochrome people queuing up in a greyscale world for something iPhone-shaped with a '5' emblazoned across the front.When one of the customers seems to ask the shopkeeper for a yellow version of the device, alarms go off in the store.The advertisement's protagonist then steps outside to find…

Microsoft may be developing mobile phone for WP8

Microsoft may be developing mobile phone for WP8
Microsoft is apparently in the process of developing a new mobile phone.The device will be powered by the latest Windows Phone 8 (WP8) operating system, according to reports in the China Times and WPCentral.The soon-to-be-released HTC 8X is currently the flagship handset for the new software, but the HTC 8S, Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, and Samsung Ativ S will also be sporting the Microsoft…

Next Apple iPhone may use Australian fingerprint technology

Next Apple iPhone may use Australian fingerprint technology
The next version of the Apple iPhone may include fingerprint technology developed by an Australian bio-security firm.The company Microlatch is apparently in talks with the mobile phone manufacturer, reports The Australian.This update could work with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow more secure forms of e-payments.NFC is already included in high-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S3, so many were surprised that the recently-released…

Android developer becomes second-largest technology company

Android developer becomes second-largest technology company
Android developer Google becomes the second most valuable technology company in the world after overtaking Microsoft.In New York at 11:13 on October 2nd (01:13 October 3rd, Sydney) Google shares rose by 0.7 per cent to reach US$759.98 (AU$737.27).This means that the technology giant has market capitalisation of around US$249.2 billion.At the same time, Microsoft shares dropped by 0.3 per cent to US$29.67, giving it a…