BlackBerry CEO confident about future

Despite BlackBerry recently reporting billions of dollars in losses, the mobile phone company's new boss in confident that the future is bright.John Chen, who took over from Thorsten Heins in November 2013, has said that the Canadian manufacturer cannot "be replaced". He is currently the interim chief executive, as well as executive chairman of the firm and has outlined BlackBerry's strategy for 2014.Luckily, Mr Chen…

Apple and Samsung to end patent battle?

Apple and Samsung have been in battles over mobile phone patents for years; however, it now appears that the two giants could be trying to find a long-term resolution.According to The Korea Times, which spoke to an official at the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), the pair of manufacturers have "resumed" talks in order to work towards the "signing of a potential deal".However, this doesn't…

BlackBerry pulls BB10 Twitter update

BlackBerry is looking more and more like a sinking ship as the company has announced that it will pull the Twitter update for its BB10 mobile phones.The company has been in financial trouble for a while, recently reporting billion-dollar losses in its latest report. Now, the Canadian manufacturer has been forced to revoke its latest Twitter update after a number of users complained about a…

HTC employees leaking secrets?

A group of former employees from HTC are in hot water after it has been speculated that the team have been leaking secrets from the mobile phone company.Six Taiwanese people are in the frame, according to statements from the manufacturer, and it appears that HTC are more than annoyed about the situation.The Wall Street Journal reports that a number of charges are being directed towards…

LG to bring Knock tech to all its smartphones

LG will enable all of its mobile phone users to benefit from its Knock technology, which has previously been exclusive to a few devices.The feature allows the screen to be controlled from a number of taps and will be rolled out to all of the firm's L Series II handsets. For the future, LG will include the system in all of its devices as standard.The…

HTC launches update site

HTC is trying to help its mobile phones users understand the update process when it comes to getting the latest software. The site explains the numerous stages that are involved in delivering new updates to users around the world. Among the steps are the evaluation, development, integration, certification stages that need to be completed in order to complete the roll-out to various devices. It shows…

Apple plans to improve Siri

Apple has filed a new patent that aims to improve its mobile phone's personal assistant Siri.According to Apple Insider, the patent concerns "a method for tagging or searching images using a voice-based digital assistant."This could mean users will be able to tag photos as they capture them. It is thought this could add details to multiple photos at once, rather than having to go through…

Google takes Rockstar patent battle to California

It seems the big mobile phone companies are constantly battling it out in patent courts across the world, with Google being the latest to try and win a patent issue.The search engine giant has been arguing it out with Rockstar Consortium for a while. Rockstar paid billions of dollars for a pack of patents in 2011, beating Google and other potential bidders.Earlier this year, the…