Valve To Offer Non-Gaming Software On Steam

Software and video game developer Valve is opening its digital distribution and gaming service platform Steam to include additional types of software. The new content will begin to arrive on the platform as early as September.

Android, iOS Power 85% Of New Smartphones: IDC

No surprise. Smartphones operating on the Android OS from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine and the iOS from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, now power 85 percent of all new smartphones, IDC estimated.

Nina Vs. Siri: Where Nuance Beats Apple

Siri's reputation is well-earned: But would you trust Siri, or any of her similar rivals out there for Android, to pay your bank bill? Nuance has clearly thought about what's missing from the voice recognition department, and unveiled its own solution on Monday, called "Nina." Apple's solution is better for casual users, while Nuance's solution is a must for business and customer service professionals.

Amazon Launches Video App for Apple iPad, But The App Is Still Not Available On Android Tablets Like Nexus 7

This week has been good for Apple users who were presented with several options for watching video on their iPad. After the news of Hulu Plus being available on Apple, Amazon announced that Amazon?s video app will also be available for free download on Apple iTunes. The only other tablet that this app was available on was Kindle Fire and there were expectations that it would be made available on android tablets like Nexus 7.

RIM: BlackBerry Security Not Compromised in India

Research in Motion (RIM.TO) refuted on Wednesday a new round of Indian media reports, which claim that the BlackBerry maker has granted the government the encryption keys to its secure corporate email and messaging services.