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Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining the Mercury News, Troy reported on technology, business and financial issues for TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


iPad mini gets little love from Apple

At its press event today announcing new iPads and Mac computers, Apple executives gave scant attention to the iPad mini. While spending a good deal of time talking about the new iPad Air 2 and the new iMac with a high-resolution Retina Read More →

HBO to offer standalone streaming service

HBO fans rejoice: You soon won't have to have a pay TV subscription -- or your parent's HBO Go login -- to watch the premium cable channel. Starting next year, HBO will offer its HBO Go streaming service as a standalone Read More →

Netflix raises prices on 4K videos

You may have paid a premium to get a new 4K television set; now Netflix thinks you should pay extra to watch 4K videos. The streaming media giant is now requiring new customers who want access to its library of ultra-high definition television shows Read More →

Apple quickly pulls update to iOS 8

Apple on Wednesday released and then quickly retracted an update to the software that underlies iPhones and iPads after early adopters reported numerous bugs. The update was the first for iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's operating system for mobile Read More →

iPhone 6 models offer new — but still immature — calling feature

Apple's iPhones 6 devices have a cool new calling feature, but how well it works -- or even if it's available at all -- depends on your carrier. The new iPhone 6 models support a new calling standard called Read More →

New iPhones, similar talk-and-surf limit

Apple's iPhone 6 models offer some new calling tricks, but they have the same old limitation on talking and surfing in some situations. Just as is the case with older Read More →

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