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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →