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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.


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 →

Tech Files outtakes: Apple’s new openness has its limits

As I mentioned in today's column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple's newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers. But Apple's Read More →

Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →

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 numbersĀ of people wanted to put in their 2 cents. More thanĀ 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 →

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