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.
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 →
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 →
Contradicting a report from Tech Crunch, Apple said Monday it's not shuttering its recently acquired Beats Music service. But that doesn't mean that the iPhone maker doesn't have other changes planned for the subscription song company.
Citing unnamed sources, Tech Crunch Read More →
As I mentioned in today's column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple's newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers.
But Apple's Read More →
When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized.
Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →