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 these question-and-answer exchanges here on SiliconBeat.Q: Is there such an item as Read More →
Sales of the iPhone 5 boosted Apple's share of the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, but it remained in second place behind arch-rival Samsung, according to a new report.
As Apple reported last week, it Read More →
Apple's ascent to the PC throne appears to be coming at the expense of Microsoft and its allies.
While Apple has capitalized on the shift from traditional PCs to tablets, the Windows gang is seeing its Read More →
Last week, I spoke with public radio host Ann Fisher about digital cameras and camera phones and Apple's recent travails.
Fisher hosts the "All Sides" show on National Public Radio-affiliate Read More →