In a press release today, the W-iFi Alliance announced its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast certification program. The program will certify devices for the new standard, which hopes to provide an industry-wide alternative to Apple's Airplay. Among the first devices certified are Android phones from Samsung and LG.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 gets minor software update, no Jelly Bean yet
AT&T has made a software update available today for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Even though it's not the one you were probably hoping for, it does add a few handy features to tide you over until the Jelly Bean update rolls out.
ZTE to launch phones running Mozilla-powered operating system
China's second largest smartphone manufacturer, ZTE, and Mozilla, developers of the Firefox web browser, are planning to introduce and new mobile operating system this year. This is part of ZTE's plan to "create a better balance of products using various operating systems," according to spokesman David Dai Shu.
Android syncing on the way for new Fitbits via Bluetooth 4.0
Fitbit, the popular digital fitness products manufacturer, has two new wearable devices that make syncing your fitness information even easier by doing it wirelessly. One is available now, and one is coming soon.
Kodak may form licencing company if patent auction fails
So far, Kodak hasn't done as well as it hoped to with the sale of its patent portfolio. Now the company, which filed for bankruptcy in January of this year, is saying that it may form a licensing company if it doesn't sell its patents.
More Fox movies and TV shows coming to Google Play, YouTube
Today, Google announced via its official blog that soon Google Play and YouTube will be offering more movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox. Family Guy, Glee and recently released movie Prometheus are among the announced titles.
Kobo lowers prices on upcoming Kobo Arc tablets, dumps 8GB version
Those who always felt a little bad for the pigs in the Angry Birds series of games now have a reason to celebrate. We've known for a while that Rovio was preparing to release Bad Piggies, a brand new game starring the birds' enemies, but today a trailer was finally released showing off the gameplay.
Tablets continue to gain in popularity, 9-inch and 7-inch most popular
Good news for the Android tablet market today. According to a report released by IHS today, the popularity of tablets will continue to rise in 2012, and 7-inch tablets will continue to gain traction throughout the remainder of the year.
Is Google planning an integrated password management service?
In a blog post today, Google's Tim Bray lamented that instead of searching through Google, users will often go to a specific website to avoid the hassle of signing up or logging in, and mentioned that Google may be working on a solution. Does this mean that an integrated Google password manager could be in the works?