Mobile

Samsung will cancel all Galaxy Fold preorders if it can’t make a fix by May 31 and if customers don’t confirm they still want it.

Pokemon GO is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a SurveyMonkey post.

A survey of 1,000 Americans shows interesting mobile phone behavior while in the bathroom.

The world’s largest retailer is introducing its own mobile wallet.

Smartphones could be obsolete in five years’ time, according to consumers polled in a new survey. Swedish network infrastructure firm Ericsson questioned 100,000 people across 40 countries, and one in two smartphone users “think that smartphones will be a thing of the past, and that this will happen in just five years”. In its place …

Scenes of fans camped outside one of London’s biggest Apple stores can only mean one thing – a new product from the U.S. tech giant. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale Friday as fans brave the cold to get their hands on the latest handset while investors await to see whether Apple’s …

Can a company headquartered on the other side of the globe take on Apple, the richest company on earth, on Apple’s home turf?

With Google’s latest big change in its search algorithm, “Mobilegeddon” is officially upon us. As of Tuesday, websites that don’t work well on smartphones will start getting punished by Google’s all-powerful search engine. Robert Bowick, a 37-year-old web developer in the Detroit suburbs, is cashing in on the mania. Back in February, as bloggers started …

Three years ago this week, Zynga was the hot new kid on the stock-market block. Fresh off its initial public offering, the social game developer was valued at $11 billion on the strength of “FarmVille” and other smash hit applications on Facebook. Shortly thereafter, consumers began rapidly moving to smartphones, leaving Zynga in the dust. …

Deal making is on the minds of some of the biggest names in technology. Jon Fortt has the latest from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Apple iPhone users who send emoji-heavy messages may soon find more options in their arsenal. A beta version of Apple’s iOS operating system features expanded emoji choices, including varied skin tones for faces, the company told CNBC. Apple recently sent the software to developers for testing. “Apple supports and cares deeply about diversity, and is …

Marissa Mayer has said that, when she first joined Yahoo as CEO in 2012, the mobile business there was a hobby, and no one’s job. These days, Mayer is working hard to change course: She wants Yahoo to be thought of a mobile trendsetter, which is why the company is hosting its first-ever mobile developer …

Apple will be enabling a new two-step security feature to protect iPhone, iPad and Mac users against hackers, The Guardian reported on Thursday.The new two-step security authentication requires Apple users to enter a second passcode to access iMessage and FaceTime accounts. The tech giant had already enabled this security feature for iTunes and iCloud accounts …

The Grammys are over, and everybody will pretend that they like the newly anointed artists, but eventually people will go back to the same old music they usually listen to. And some of it really is old. According to exclusive data provided to CNBC by iHeartMedia, we now know what type of music people listen …

Taxi cab service app Uber has opened a research center in the U.S. to explore new mapping and driving technology – a move analysts believe could eventually mean driverless cars. Uber will set up an Advanced Technologies Center in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh. “The center will focus on the development of …