Posts by Troy Wolverton

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 announces record iPhone sales

    Apple announces record iPhone sales

    Apple on Monday announced that it has sold 9 million iPhone 5c and 5s phones since sales began on Friday. In fact, iPhone sales are so good, that the company said that it’s overall revenue and gross margins for its latest financial reporting period will near the top of the company’s previous provided forecasts.

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  • Tech Files First Take: Apple’s iOS 7

    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.

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  • Apple releases iOS 7

    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. […]

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  • Cell phone unlocking gets Obama’s formal backing

    Cell phone unlocking gets Obama’s formal backing

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to require wireless carriers to unlock devices when requested by customers.

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  • Apple won’t offer iOS update for recently sold iPod touch model

    Apple won’t offer iOS update for recently sold iPod touch model

    Apple isn’t offering a version of the new software for the fourth-generation version of the iPod touch, which Apple sold until May.

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  • Apple’s new fingerprint scanner: A good idea gone wrong

    Apple’s new fingerprint scanner: A good idea gone wrong

    Apple’s new fingerprint scanner is a good idea. But the company has crippled it so much that it’s little more than a gimmick at best and a security problem at worst.

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  • New iPhones, same old limit on talk-and-surf

    New iPhones, same old limit on talk-and-surf

    There’s bad news for iPhone fans on Verizon and Sprint’s networks: Apple’s newest smartphones have the same problem as its old ones with talking and surfing at the same time.

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  • Update on my Apple wish list: I got nothing

    Update on my Apple wish list: I got nothing

    Updated When it comes to my wish list for the iPhone, it looks like I struck out. In my Tech Files column for Monday, I listed four things I was […]

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  • Research firm again cuts bullish forecast for Windows Phone

    Research firm again cuts bullish forecast for Windows Phone

    IDC wants you to know that, despite everything, it still has high hopes for Windows Phone … just not as high as before and not nearly as high as Microsoft’s.

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  • Hoping for quick sale, BlackBerry could struggle to find takers

    Hoping for quick sale, BlackBerry could struggle to find takers

    BlackBerry, it seems, wants to find a buyer ASAP. The big question, though, is whether it will find any takers.

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