Former Microsoft executive blames carriers and manufacturers for Windows Phone's failure

Many former Windows Phone users will tell you that the so-called “app gap” was responsible for the failure of the platform to be competitive with iOS and Android. Now, Brandon Watson is rejecting that argument through a series of tweets. And Mr. Watson should know since he was Senior Director for Windows Phone between March 2010 and February 2012, and was the person in charge of “developer platform product management.”

Watson is known as the individual who was able to somewhat close the “app gap” with Android and iOS, and helped to get several popular apps on board including Angry Birds. …


In full-page ads, Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's failure to protect users' personal data

A letter from Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears in nine Sunday papers today in the form of a full-page advertisement. The letter, which includes the Facebook logo and Zuckerberg’s signature, contains an apology of sorts. Citing the data on 50 million Facebook users that researcher and former Cambridge University professor Aleksandr Kogan leaked to Cambridge Analytica without permission (some reports allege that Kogan sold the data to the consulting firm), Zuckerberg says that this represented a “breach of trust.” In addition, the executive said that he is sorry that Facebook didn’t …

T-Mobile outs call failure fix for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5

Two new small updates are now being rolled out by T-Mobile for Samsung smartphones. Each of these updates addresses an issue with Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 where users experience call failure.

The roll-out of both updates should be in full swing now, as T-Mobile announced their availability on May 21. The changelog is the same for both smartphones: “Intermittent call failure fix, Android 7.0 Nougat for users still on DQC2.”

However, the software build number is different, so if you own the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, then you should be looking …

Survey: Android devices now have lower failure rates than iPhones

No matter if your smartphone is an iPhone or an Android model, you have probably experienced app failure, annoying lag, hardware problems or some other kind of malfunction. After all, it is just an electronic device, and no such device or its software are perfect. But you know that, don’t you? What you probably weren’t expecting to hear is that, according to analysts, Android smartphones are generally performing better than their iOS-based rivals in terms of trouble-free operation. 
This is one of of the key findings of a report released by Blancco Technology …

Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate when detecting one of the common causes of heart failure

With its huge share of the global smartwatch market, the Apple Watch is undoubtedly the most popular wearable device of this type. And there is a good reason for that – it is a good-looking watch and a convenient fitness tracker with many capabilities. But as it turns out, the Apple Watch can also be a very useful tool that doctors could use for early diagnosis of a common, but dangerous heart rhythm anomaly called atrial fibrillation (AF). 

According to a recent study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram in cooperation with the University …