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.
I often receive email from readers of my Tech Files column who are looking for advice or recommendations. From time to time, I'm republishing edited versions of some of these questions and my answers here on SiliconBeat.
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On Sunday morning, I was on the Eyewitness News program on KPIX, the Bay Area's CBS affiliate, to discuss the implications of Apple and Netflix's recent earnings reports with Phil Matier and Anne Makovec, Read More →
So much for John Chambers' plan to turn Cisco into a consumer company.
The networking giant on Thursday announced plans to sell its Linksys division, which makes consumer-targeted WiFi routers and other networking equipment, to Read More →
One of the interesting things about Apple's earnings call today was just how defensive the company seemed.
The company really wanted listeners to know that it's quarter was really much better than Read More →