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  Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp claims to have surpassed 430 million active users. Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany, the co-founder and CEO of the popular messaging service Jan Koum boasted of some impressive numbers. According to him, of its 430 million users, 30 million are new users and that some 50 billion messages are exchanged daily…

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A new Google Glass app in the works is anything but smoke and mirrors. Patrick Jackson, a firefighter and self-taught programmer in Rocky Mount, N.C., is working on a Google Glass app that may very well change the way firefighters do their jobs. Initial versions of the app already help with minor tasks, such as receiving messages from dispatch or…

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News is out today that BlackBerry has no intention of bringing a BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) application to Windows Phone. Comments published in TrustedReviews from the company indicate that it deems Windows Phone too small to warrant the investment. TechCrunch confirmed the statements. According to TrustedReviews, BlackBerry’s David Proulx called the nonexistence of a BBM application for Windows Phone “entirely market…

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If reports are to be believed, Samsung soon might be joining the Windows Phone 8 league, once again. A new Samsung smartphone with model number SM-W750V running Windows Phone 8 has appeared in the Bluetooth SIG certification. Interestingly, a user agent profile for a phone with the same model number is also accessible on the company's mobile website. The profile…

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If you’re an Android user with a large library of iTunes songs, then you’re probably familiar with doubleTwist, an app that lets you stream iTunes playlists, videos and photos wirelessly. Now the team behind the app has come up with doubleTwist Airplay Recorder, which lets users save songs and radio stations that they stream from iTunes to their Android devices. All you have…

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Apple and Samsung's strength in the US smartphone market is continuing to grow in dominance, according to research group NPD. The duo now account for 68 per cent of smartphones owned in the US as customers look toward flagship handsets like the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4. Christmas sales helped boost Apple iPhone ownership in the US from 35 per…

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The first images of the Geeksphone Revolution, a smartphone that lets you seamlessly switch between Android and Firefox OS, have appeared online. Spotted by MobileGeeks, the handset has a similar design to the Keon and Peak– two Firefox OS developer devices that Geeksphone released last year. The Spanish startup’s logo can be seen clearly above the screen, as well as a clear circle and…

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The higher-priced iPhone scores a 59 percent share of all iPhone sales last quarter, according to a survey by research firm CIRP. The iPhone 5S scooped up a healthy share of US iPhone sales last quarter by swaying buyers away from the 5C and 4S, according to a new report. Based on a survey of Apple customers, research firm CIRP…

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DisplaySearch projects that larger, higher-density displays are headed for Apple's next iPhone in 2014. And AMOLED displays may become more widespread in the tablet market. DisplaySearch has released a forecast covering new display tech in 2014, which includes speculation about screens that may arrive on the iPhone 6, iWatch, large iPad, and Android tablets. The researcher sees at least two…

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