Category: Technology

For iOS 7, Apple May Dispense with the Leather and Felt

For iOS 7, Apple May Dispense with the Leather and Felt

Apple may be looking to dial back the loudness in the next version of its iOS software for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Or at least that’s supposedly the goal of Jony Ive, who...

Google Keep: Worth Trying, With Caution

Google Keep: Worth Trying, With Caution

As expected, Google has flipped the switch on Google Keep, a dead-simple website and Android app for recording notes, checklists, images and audio. Also as expected, there’s no shortage of tech pundits — still sore...

Starbucks and Square: Imperfect Together

Starbucks and Square: Imperfect Together

Fast Company’s Austin Carr has an epic story on Starbucks’ support of Pay With Square, which is supposed to make paying with your phone a snap. Instead, he found that balky technology and poorly-trained...

Google Fiber Expanding Superfast Internet Service to Olathe, Kansas

Google Fiber Expanding Superfast Internet Service to Olathe, Kansas

Olathe, Kansas, a city of 125,000 residents located about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City, will be the next municipality to receive Google Fiber, the tech giant’s highly touted superfast Internet service, the company announced Tuesday night. The...

EA Origin Security Flaw Could Expose Tens of Millions of Players

EA Origin Security Flaw Could Expose Tens of Millions of Players

When it rains, it pours: Electronic Arts, currently grappling with game-breaking SimCity server issues as well as the surprise resignation of CEO John Riccitiello, might have to add “millions of players at risk of...

Why Samsung’s Challenge to Apple and Google Is Great for Consumers

Why Samsung’s Challenge to Apple and Google Is Great for Consumers

Over the past few years, tech giants Apple and Google have emerged as dominant forces in the mobile-technology market. Although they’ve pursued radically different strategies, each company has been wildly successful: Apple generates $1...

U.S. ‘Hacker’ Crackdown Sparks Debate Over Computer Fraud Law

U.S. ‘Hacker’ Crackdown Sparks Debate Over Computer Fraud Law

In June 2010, Andrew Auernheimer, a well-known Internet security expert, discovered a gaping hole in AT&T’s website that exposed 114,000 email addresses belonging to the wireless giant’s Apple iPad customers. After a colleague downloaded the data, Auernheimer passed the information...

Amazon Prime: Bigger, More Powerful, More Profitable Than Anyone Imagined

Amazon Prime: Bigger, More Powerful, More Profitable Than Anyone Imagined

Amazon‘s competitors—a group that basically includes every retailer under the sun nowadays—have more reasons than ever to fear the world’s largest e-retailer. Membership in Amazon Prime, the service that includes unlimited free two-day shipping...

Samsung Refreshes iPhone-Challenging Galaxy Line

Samsung Refreshes iPhone-Challenging Galaxy Line

Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III. Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone’s...

Did Google Get Off Easy With $7 Million ‘Wi-Spy’ Settlement?

Did Google Get Off Easy With $7 Million ‘Wi-Spy’ Settlement?

Seven million dollars. That’s how much Internet giant Google will pay to settle a multi-year investigation into its controversial “Wi-Spy” data collection practices. The furor erupted in 2010 when Google disclosed that it had collected...