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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

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 →

Apple’s Cook confirms iCloud source of nude photos, encourages stronger passwords

The reason celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence had their accounts compromised and their naked photos stolen and leaked on the Internet was not because Apple had lax security measures in place. Instead, said company CEO Tim Cook Read More →

FCC Chairman decries broadband market for slow speeds and lack of competition

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, thinks Americans have too few choices when it comes to Internet service, particularly for truly high-speed broadband. The answers to that problem -- which could have broad implications for how the FCC Read More →

Video shows claimed iPhone 6 days before Apple’s official unveiling

Apple is widely expected to unveil the┬áiPhone 6 next week at a press event in Cupertino. But if you want a sneak peek one week early at what sure looks like the rumored device, you don't have to go any Read More →

4K TV shipments surge in Q2

There's a reason why 4K televisions are becoming more prominent in your local electronics store: Manufacturers are shipping a lot more of them. TV makers shipped more of the ultra-high resolution sets in the second quarter of this year than they Read More →

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