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.
You probably knew your choices for pay TV and broadband here in the Bay Area weren't good. But you may not realize how bad they actually are relatively to what people elsewhere can get.
That point became crystal clear for me Read More →
When it comes to your broadband choices in the South Bay, you really don't have much choice.
As a consumer, your only real choices are between AT&T and Comcast. And if speed is your thing, Comcast is typically the only real Read More →
At its press event today announcing new iPads and Mac computers, Apple executives gave scant attention to the iPad mini.
While spending a good deal of time talking about the new iPad Air 2 and the new iMac with a high-resolution Retina Read More →
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 →