Stories by Matt Hamblen

What's the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices.

Some users will 'kick and scream' at paying with slower chip cards

Major U.S. banks have been rolling out new, secure smart chip debit and credit cards for months, but the real end-user impact hasn't yet been felt.

BlackBerry touts enterprise software sales

BlackBerry's revenues from licensing software and technology to enterprises have become a bright spot in the company's continuing financial recovery.

Apple Watch expected to take a big chunk of smartwatch market

The Apple Watch is expected to snag nearly two-thirds of the smartwatch market for all of 2015, according to a new forecast from market research firm IDC.

Wearables for workplace wellness face federal scrutiny

Federal regulators are weighing reforms to widespread workplace wellness programs that could affect how personal data from consumer-grade fitness bands and smartwatches is kept confidential.

Wearables and company wellness programs go hand-in-hand

Welcome to the employee wellness program at Iron Mountain, dubbed LiveWell.

Android on a BlackBerry slider smartphone idea gets mixed reviews

BlackBerry may run the Android operating system on a slider smartphone coming this fall, according to unnamed sources in a Reuters report.

Apple Pay heads across the Pond

Apple Pay will launch in the U.K. in July, where it will initially work at 250,000 retail locations and the London transit system -- with credit card support from eight major banks, Apple announced Monday.

Apple, Google and others look to goose mobile payments

Because of slack buyer interest and other obstacles facing mobile payments in the U.S., Apple and other companies must inject new features and inducements to boost adoption.

Sprint joins KC smart-city project with free Wi-Fi along upcoming streetcar line

Sprint committed on Thursday to building and managing a free, intelligent Wi-Fi network along a 2.2-mile streetcar line under construction in Kansas City, Mo.

The Apple Watch and other wearables face 3 big hurdles

While the Apple Watch has fostered wider interest in wearables, its arrival has also prompted renewed questions about how valuable wearables are and how much they could undermine privacy.

Apple may have a 2-in-1 in the works

Is Apple planning some variation of a 2-in-1 device that would combine the iPad with a detachable keyboard?

New iOS tools help Android developers -- and Google

Google and Apple are two of the staunchest competitors in any industry, especially with regard to their Android and iOS operating systems for smartphones and tablets.

Google targets online wannabes with offline maps and lightweight browsers

Google's quest to reach the billion or so people in the world who still can't connect to the Internet has produced several novel wireless technologies to make up for slow or poor networks.

Google's Android M to include Android Pay, faster charging and Doze power management

Google on Thursday gave a quick glimpse of a variety of new features coming to its next-generation operating system, dubbed Android M, during a keynote at Google I/O.