Has it really only been six years since Apple unveiled the original iPhone?
Since 2007, the world has been blindsided by a wealth of revolutions and innovations in tech, especially in the mobile field, rendering the pre-iPhone world as antiquated as a sparkly animated gif on a MySpace profile.
And yet, compare the original, Mark I iPhone with the iPhone 5S from this year, and the similarities... » more
If you are an Apple devotee with both a Mac and an iPhone, there is a cool new way to use both in tandem. Knock, a new app, allows you to unlock your Mac with just two taps on your iPhone.
It’s pretty simple, but it seems just magical in the promo video. And it isn’t just a parlor trick. Compared to the tired old process of typing passwords, it’s actually more secure. Knock uses Bluetooth... » more
Twitter shares rose 73% in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company’s value to $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.
The stock closed its first trading day at $44.90 a share from the initial public offering price of $26 set late on Wednesday, falling back from a near-doubling in price at a session high of $50. Investor enthusiasm for the microblogging... » more
"Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before -- including on millions of entry-level devices around the world that have as little as 512MB RAM."
In the days leading up to last week's highly anticipated update to the Android OS, analysts and Android users alike were ecstatic to hear that Google had designed Android... » more
Starbucks is looking for thousands of good men - and women.
The world's biggest coffee chain said on Wednesday it would commit to hiring at least 10,000 veterans and spouses of active military in five years.
It also said five new and existing U.S. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the... » more
If the question gives you the uncomfortable feeling that you’re out of the loop, you’re not alone. In fact, most of us have not tweeted. If you’re an American and are over age 29, it’s quite unlikely that you’ve ever done it.
In spite of the fact that Twitter is a household name, and that it has caused many humans to begin tweeting in public, it is still not quite the mass phenomenon it seems,... » more
The netbook didn’t die immediately. It survived the initial punch to the face from Apple’s iPad, which offered better battery life, a more intuitive interface, and an escape from the general mediocrity of Windows ultra-portables.
It did not, however, survive the knife in the back from Microsoft. The introduction of Windows RT called into question the viability of Windows 8 in small form factor... » more
Twitter raised the top end of the price range for its initial public offering by 25 percent and will close its books a day early, signaling strong demand for the most closely watched Silicon Valley debut since Facebook last year.
Amid a red-hot market for IPOs and soaring equity markets, Twitter raised its price range to $23 to $25 per share on Monday, from a previous $17 to $20.
The... » more
When Facebook released its latest quarterly earnings report on Oct. 30, investors were instantly bummed out. Then they were euphoric, and then they were all over the place, until finally they were, overall, pretty pleased. The stock hit $50.57, up .73%, in trading Thursday.
There’s plenty in the numbers to be pleased about: Profit for the quarter doubled compared to the same period last year,... » more
The iconic iPad disappointed for the second quarter in a row, selling 14.1 million units vs. expectations of 14.5 million.
This served as a caution flag for investors. The iPad franchise's birth in 2010 kicked off the post-PC era, and it must succeed in order for Apple to be a part of it.
On Monday's conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't flinch one bit. He said we are heading for... » more