2016 could be the year of the phone

There was a plethora of phone releases in 2015, but not a lot of game-changers hit the market. That looks set to change in 2016, with major players like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and many others gearing up for major phone launches in the coming year.

What you need to know about Apple’s new iOS 9

164_mob_BFor nearly two months now, Apple’s iOS 9 has been available for upgrade. But if you have yet to make the switch, you may still be curious about its new features and whether or not they make it worth installing. If this is you, here’s what you need to know about iOS 9 and four of its most popular new features.

Behavioral biometrics 101

MobileGeneral_Sep15_BIt’s not long since static biometrics, like fingerprint sensors, first became available on mobile phones, allowing us, in theory, to do away with PIN numbers and security passwords. Still, static biometrics are only available on high-end smartphones and use proprietary technology that limits their use.

What to know about natural language tech

MobileGeneral_Aug04_BSiri, Google Now and Cortana are just three examples of the growth in the use of artificial intelligence that has come about in recent years. They are powered by one element of artificial intelligence, known as Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP involves a computer turning verbatim human language into useful analysis, and its role in the various devices we now use is increasing all the time.