10 Ways to Fix Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7 could be amazing. It's not, yet. Right now, it's a good start. This is what's broken, and what Microsoft has to do to make it truly awesome. » 10/27/10 11:00am 10/27/10 11:00am

Windows Phone 7 Apps: What We Know, What We Don't

The first time Microsoft mentioned apps today, it was to mock Apple, and they completely nailed what's wrong with the iPhone app metaphor. But apps define the smartphone experience, so what's the plan for Windows Phone 7? It's... coming together. » 2/15/10 4:40pm 2/15/10 4:40pm

The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?

It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always. » 10/16/09 11:40am 10/16/09 11:40am

Giz Explains: All The Smartphone Mobile App Stores

It's been less than a year since Apple launched the iPhone App Store, but now virtually every mobile OS is showcasing its own take on the mobile application storefront. How do they all stack up? » 4/06/09 2:00pm 4/06/09 2:00pm

Google's G1 Tethering Move Sets Precedent For Carrier-Specific Android…

When Google yanked tethering apps from the Android Market, anger broiled in customers and developers alike. Google's response is simple, but has far-reaching implications: tethering apps are back, just not for T-Mobile USA customers. » 4/02/09 6:30am 4/02/09 6:30am

Reports: Google Pulling Tethering Apps From Android Marketplace

Developers are reporting a mass delisting of Android tethering apps from the App Marketplace, after being informed that such apps breach the Developer Distribution Agreement. That's your cue for righteous indignation, internet! » 3/31/09 6:50am 3/31/09 6:50am

Windows Mobile Marketplace To Skim 30%, Promises App Approval…

Microsoft has dribbled out a few specifics about their upcoming Windows Mobile Marketplace: an industry standard 70% dev commission, a familiar $99 joining fee, and a somewhat pointed pledge of "transparency". » 3/11/09 9:00am 3/11/09 9:00am

Android Dev Phone 1.1 Fixes Key Problems

If you wanted the unlocked $400 Android G1 phone but were reluctant because of its problems, the new 1.1 update fixes most, but still leaves the issue of running paid applications partially unsolved. » 3/09/09 7:19pm 3/09/09 7:19pm

Unlocked Developer G1 Banned From Accessing Paid Apps

Anyone who bought the $400 unlocked developer G1 is in for a nasty surprise: Google, citing piracy concerns, won't allow those handsets to access paid Marketplace apps. » 2/26/09 4:42am 2/26/09 4:42am