Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (226 Posts)

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 and CNET

The Web at 25: How it changed my life

Do you remember the first time you saw the World Wide Web? I do, and it changed my life. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Web, or at least Tim Berners-Lee's Read More →

Apple releases updated iOS for iPhones, iPads

iPhone and iPad users, the long-awaited update to the software underlying the handheld devices is finally here. Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1, the first significant revision to its handheld operating system since Apple Read More →

Windows Phone forecast slashed once again

When it comes to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, market research firm IDC has long been among the few true believers. But the reality of tepid demand has repeatedly forced the firm to temper its enthusiasm. On Wednesday, IDC lowered its Read More →

Unlocking bill passes House

The move to restore consumers' legal right to unlock their cell phones took a step forward on Tuesday. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would overturn a Read More →

Unlocking to get a vote in Congress, but the bill is flawed

Congress on Tuesday is expected to take up the issue of cell phone unlocking. But what started out as an effort to restore consumer rights may end up being a setback to consumers. While consumers may soon be able to legally Read More →

Supreme Court sets date for Aereo case

The real-life legal drama that pits startup Aereo versus the big broadcast networks now has a confirmed slot in the Supreme Court's spring lineup: April 22. The high court updated its calendar on Tuesday, in the Read More →
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