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Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (271 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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


Apple set to release iOS 8

Updated iPhone and iPad owners, get ready for some new goodies -- and maybe a few bugs. Apple on Wednesday is releasing iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for handheld devices. The new software looks Read More →

Net neutrality proposal draws record number of comments

When it comes to whether and how the government should ensure net neutrality on the Internet, record numbers of people wanted to put in their 2 cents. More than 3 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on its so-called Read More →

Microsoft to buy Minecraft; fans worry about game’s future

Minecraft is indeed going to be a part of Microsoft. And your reaction to that probably depends a lot on where you sit. Microsoft on Monday confirmed that it's reached an agreement to buy Read More →

Apple making big leaps with new iPhones, iOS

When it comes to adding new features to its mobile devices and handheld operating system, Apple usually sticks with incremental progress. But with its new iPhones and the latest version of its operating system, Apple Read More →

Apple’s new iPhones have blockbuster potential

I think Apple has a huge hit on its hands. It's just not the Apple Watch. As I said in my column today, I think Apple's new smartwatch has some serious shortcomings that Read More →

Home Depot confirms breach; link to Target hack suggested

If you're a Home Depot shopper, you better keep a close eye on your credit card and bank statements. The giant hardware retailer on Monday confirmed that its payment system had been hacked, potentially exposing Read More →

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