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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 and CNET

NSA gets spanked at the UN — and on South Park

The poor folks at the NSA -- they're getting bashed in places high and low these days. This week, the National Security Agency is getting taken to the woodshed both at the United Nations -- and by the irreverently satirical cartoon Read More →

Microsoft bets again on tablets, announces new Surface models

Microsoft is doubling down on the tablet market. The software giant on Monday unveiled two new Surface tablets, the successors to the original Surface and Surface Pro the company released last year. The new tablets, Read More →

Apple announces record iPhone sales

For those who fretted because Apple didn't release any kind of tally after it began allowing pre-orders of the new iPhone 5c, you can stop worrying now. The Cupertino company on Monday announced that it has Read More →

Tech Files First Take: Apple’s iOS 7

Apple's iOS 7 offers not only a refreshing new look for the company's handheld devices, it also provides some cool -- and in some cases, long-awaited -- new features. I downloaded the latest update to the Read More →

Apple releases iOS 7

The wait is over: Apple has released iOS 7. The radical remake of the operating system that underlies the iPhone and iPad went live on Apple's servers around 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Before then, Apple iPhone and Read More →

Cell phone unlocking gets Obama’s formal backing

The effort to remove the legal ban on unlocking cell phones may be picking up steam. On Tuesday, the Obama administration formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to require wireless carriers to unlock devices when Read More →
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