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 newfound openness is nowhere near complete.
There are two big areas in iOS where Apple ...
Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process.
As the company launches new products and services, and in the wake of the embarrassing leaks of nude celebrity photos, we’ve been hearin ...
Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings.
The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Audi division, which will field two cars each, ...
Despite a recent string of highly publicized attacks by computer hackers, most data breaches stem from employee goofs, a study has determined. But it also noted that the threat from cyber attacks is growing and that those cases tend to be far more costly to investigate.
That conclusion comes from the London-based insurer Beazle ...
Now comes word from the cutting-edge and ever-so-quirky world of virtual reality that a Toronto-based startup called Metatecture has come up with a way to have that quality VR experience you’ve been looking for but at a fraction of the cost of a $350 Occulus Rift development kit.
And you can look like a weirdo in the proc ...
“In a world without laws, it would be great to be able to hand someone supplies, train them, and give them 30 bucks under the table. But we’re compliant, and the result is employees who have rights.”
— Ken Schultz, MyClean’s chief operating officer, on switching to hiring employees for its cleaning service ins ...
Maybe Santa Claus should take a page out of Google's Big Book of Business Plans -- he could just give all the kids free tools and let them build their own toys (plus some extras for his warehouse). Barely a Read More →
If ever I find myself just a little too cheery and optimistic, I stop for a quick reality check-up at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where always is heard a discouraging word. And today -- as it was yesterday and will Read More →
"Signals from an uncountable number of nerve cells are smeared and lumped together by the time we are recording the brain-wave patterns. Authentication is akin to recognizing speakers from muffled voices because, for example, the speakers are some distance away."
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