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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

Netflix gets a makeover

Netflix is getting a whole new look. The company on Wednesday unveiled a new design for its streaming video service. When browsing for things to watch, subscribers will find more pictures, rewritten synopses and a new Read More →

Report: Despite problems, Apple Maps wrested iPhone users from Google

When it comes to the great maps debacle of 2012, Apple might have gotten the last laugh. You likely remember the pillorying the iPhone maker took when Read More →

Tech Files Mailbag: Anti-virus software for Android phones, tablets

I often receive email from readers of my Tech Files column who are looking for advice or recommendations or just want to comment on my pieces. From time to time, I’m republishing edited versions of my email exchanges with Read More →

Lauded photo service Everpix to shut down

Everpix, a startup that developed a cloud-based photo storage service designed to help users more easily view and organize their pictures, is shutting down. The San Francisco company, whose service was beloved by users and praised by a reviewers, emailed users Read More →

BlackBerry buyout squashed; new deal yields $1 billion, new CEO

Remember how BlackBerry, the struggling smartphone company, had at last found a savior to buy the company and help it get back on its feet? Yeah, you can forget all about that. The company Read More →

Researchers: Security flaw could expose Apple iMessages

Remember Apple's claim that Apple's iMessage system is super secure and that the company itself can't even read your messages? There's good reason to doubt it. Security researchers this week demonstrated that the iMessage system has some built-in Read More →

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