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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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


HBO to offer standalone streaming service

HBO fans rejoice: You soon won't have to have a pay TV subscription -- or your parent's HBO Go login -- to watch the premium cable channel. Starting next year, HBO will offer its HBO Go streaming service as a standalone Read More →

Netflix raises prices on 4K videos

You may have paid a premium to get a new 4K television set; now Netflix thinks you should pay extra to watch 4K videos. The streaming media giant is now requiring new customers who want access to its library of ultra-high definition television shows Read More →

Apple quickly pulls update to iOS 8

Apple on Wednesday released and then quickly retracted an update to the software that underlies iPhones and iPads after early adopters reported numerous bugs. The update was the first for iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's operating system for mobile Read More →

iPhone 6 models offer new — but still immature — calling feature

Apple's iPhones 6 devices have a cool new calling feature, but how well it works -- or even if it's available at all -- depends on your carrier. The new iPhone 6 models support a new calling standard called Read More →

New iPhones, similar talk-and-surf limit

Apple's iPhone 6 models offer some new calling tricks, but they have the same old limitation on talking and surfing in some situations. Just as is the case with older Read More →

Apple denies Beats Music shutdown, but other changes may be coming

Contradicting a report from Tech Crunch, Apple said Monday it's not shuttering its recently acquired Beats Music service. But that doesn't mean that the iPhone maker doesn't have other changes planned for the subscription song company. Citing unnamed sources, Tech Crunch Read More →

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