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HTC looks towards smartphone-based optical zoom in 18 to 24 months

The feature could put smartphones in direct competition with higher-end digital cameras, HTC says.

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FaceTime for iOS 6 not working, some users report

But iOS 7's FaceTime integration seems to be working just fine for most users.

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Android nabs 53% of US smartphone activations in Q1

Apple's iOS came in second place with 42 percent of activations during the first quarter.

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HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle

Paul Golden, the former head of marketing for Samsung's mobile division, will serve as an adviser to HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

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Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now

Values for used Galaxy S smartphones have increased recently, but they’ll soon start dropping. CNET’s Marguerite Reardon explains in Ask Maggie why now is a good time sell.

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AMD takes exception to Intel's tablet rebates

Advanced Micro Devices is bristling at Intel's strategy of offering rebates to device makers that use its chips for tablets.

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Uber begins charging customers $1 'Safe Rides Fee'

Looking to help ease the costs of driver background checks and insurance, the on-demand car service adds a new fee to customers' bills.

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Apple driving move to 64-bit mobile processors, TSMC says

After Apple announced its A7 processor last year, the industry has been moving to 64-bit, says a TSMC co-CEO.

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Google: Try on Glass before you buy with free home kit

The tech giant offers select users an opportunity to test out all of the wearable's frame styles and colors. But, there’s a catch…

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Best premium tablets

You pay a premium for these high-end slates, but the cream of the crop comes at a cost.

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How to set up Chrome Remote Desktop for Android

Google released its remote desktop solution for Android devices this week, making it possible to control a PC or Mac from anywhere.

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Dell's Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet with a premium feel

This Windows 8 slate comes close, but a misplaced button and missing keyboard feel like unnecessary errors.

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