Android tablets are making strides, but they still lag behind the iPad in at least one key area, market research firm Canalys says -- the availability of optimized apps for tablets.
Consumers are the firm focus of the Windows Store, but business owners can find plenty of finger-friendly apps designed for portable productivity.
Voice-recognition tools found in Google Now are now available in Google Search.
Google is shutting down its Messenger group chatting service as part of an update to its Google+ app for Android-based devices, the company recently announced. Google will also be ditching the service on iOS devices.
OpenSignal recently announced that its app helped to prove that temperature readings from smartphone batteries correlate strongly to outdoor temperatures. Now it's thinking bigger.
It lets you create invoices, track time and log expenses on the fly.
After Microsoft and Google settled their differences, a Microsoft-authored YouTube app is back in the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.