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.
If you're a Netflix subscriber, get ready to have your kids say goodbye to SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
Amid all the hoopla about Netflix's earnings today, investors may have missed this tidbit: the company is Read More →
A Facebook phone of some kind may finally be on the way. But it's actually not the first.
Facebook yesterday invited members of the media to come to its headquarter next week to "see our Read More →
Congratulations, Bay Area residents! According to Consumer Reports, your telecommunications options are largely a choice between bad and worse. But then, you might have already known that.
In its Read More →
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 these question-and-answer exchanges and Read More →