You can now ask Google's mobile app (almost) anything

Frankly, it was always possible to ask Google anything, but for slightly more complicated questions, the answers were a bit...wanting. Now, Google has updated its mobile app to better understand complex queries. In a blog post Monday, Google product manager Satyajeet Salgar explains some of the…


Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's

Slowly, but surely, Apple Pay is adding more supported merchants. At Re/Code's annual Code/Mobile conference on Thursday, Jennifer Bailey, the vice president of Apple Pay, announced the company's mobile payment system on the iPhone and Apple Watch will roll out to select Starbucks stores as a pilot…


Kemoge malware: Yet another reason not to use unofficial Android app installs

Unofficial Android apps are finding their way to devices through ads in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. They gain root access and gather phone data before sending off to a remote server. Another week, another attack on Android through adware apps it seems. Security and cyber-attack firm…


Google preps its latest Nexus phones: Is pure Android overrated?

Google's latest Nexus devices land Sept. 29 and a big part of the pitch will revolve around the pure Android experience. That experience isn't what it used to be. Google next week will unveil its latest Nexus phones and you can expect two versions with partners LG and Huawei. These devices are…


With watchOS 2, the Apple Watch comes into its own

The Apple Watch is easily the best and most successful smartwatch on the market, but since launch, it has had one glaring weakness: third-party apps. There are a lot of them (10,000, Apple says), but they would load slowly and didn’t really do much. None of them took advantage of the Apple Watch’s…


Google launches Android Pay, its new mobile payment platform

Google's answer to Apple Pay has arrived. Android Pay, the company's new mobile payments platform, is beginning to roll out in the United States, Google announced Thursday. The platform is live at more than one million restaurants, stores and other locations in country, Google said, adding that it…


Yes, the Moto 360 does work with the iPhone

As long as the Moto 360 has the latest version of Android Wear, it just works. Today, Google revealed that its Android Wear platform will now work with the iPhone, a big step for the nascent wearables world. However, that step doesn't come without a few caveats, namely that it only applies to new…


Microsoft frees Cortana from Windows with standalone Android app

You no longer need to use Windows to take advantage of Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana. Microsoft released an early version of Cortana on Google Play Monday, the first time the app has been available to all Android users. Microsoft notes that Cortana on Android has much of the same…


Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

Mobile customers want robust, free software that works with a lot of apps and can be accessed anywhere. So far, Microsoft has failed to embrace those concepts -- but it's working to change that. The software giant on Thursday unveiled a handful of changes to its Office mobile software on…


Staples Connect App Makes Your Home Smarter with New Hub

It seems like everybody and their brother wants to unify the smart home with their own app and hub set up. Shortly after Wink announced its hub and app combo, Nest opened up its APIs to developers. Now, Staples is joining the gang with an updated hub, app, and new hardware partners for its own…