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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 and CNET

Samsung loses share in smartphones

Samsung's march toward smartphone dominance has taken a pause. In the first quarter, the company's market share actually slipped slightly, according to a new report by market research firm Strategy Analytics. It marked the first time since 2009 that the Korean Read More →

Apple updates, cuts price on laptops

Apple's lightweight MacBook Air notebook is getting faster and cheaper. The Cupertino company on Tuesday announced that it's updating the line with faster processors and is slashing the price on all models by $100. The revised Read More →

Netflix strikes another connection deal, this time with Verizon

Netflix has struck a deal with Verizon to improve┬áthe quality of its streaming video to the broadband provider's customers. Under the terms of the deal, Netflix is paying Verizon to upgrade their joint data connection. "We have reached an interconnect arrangement with Read More →

For Microsoft, tablet business is a losing proposition

Some 18 months after Microsoft launched its first Surface tablet, the software giant continues to lose money on every one it sells. The company broke out the bad news for its tablet business in a regulatory filing last week following its Read More →

Apple to repair iPhones with faulty power buttons

For several months now, my wife's iPhone 5 has had an annoying problem: Its power button doesn't work. It turns out, she's not the only one experiencing the same bug. A quick Google search turns Read More →

Comcast disingenuously fires back at Netflix

Netflix's newly announced opposition to Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is about protecting the streaming media company's bottom line, not its customers, a Comcast official charged on Monday. In laying out its case against the merger, the Los Gatos Read More →
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