If you have an iPhone or an iPad, beware: Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a security researcher warns.
Apple on Wednesday confirmed the existen ...
Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company’s shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today.
The words of the day: mobile ads. More than half the company’s sales now come from mobile ads, and some analysts call them “mu ...
William Shatner is not impressed by Facebook’s new Mentions app for celebrities.
The celebrated “Star Trek” (and “Boston Legal” … and don’t forget “T.J. Hooker!”) actor and occasional recording artist has reviewed the new app on his Tumblr account, and it doesn’t come off well.
“I’m not quite sure why Facebook released this app for ...
“We don’t have a metric around amusement. We don’t track amusement errors as a metric.”
— Nitin Agrawal, head of the European autocomplete team for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Autocomplete — which Microsoft pioneered in Word and has spread to mobile and search — has become a constant source of amuseme ...
Apple’s earnings are coming! Apple’s earnings are coming! Here’s what’s being mentioned all over the place as key.
The much-anticipated iPhone 6 is even more anticipated. Among the intriguing bits — besides that the phone may have a bigger screen — is that the company ordered 70 million to 80 million units of t ...
Pinterest users have a high rate of customer satisfaction, according to a new survey by an independent research group. Facebook and LinkedIn users? Not so much.
Ads and privacy are big concerns cited by Internet users who ranked Facebook and LinkedIn lowest among social media sites, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Inde ...
It took them nearly five years to do it. But Apple cheerfully announced today that its App Store had hit the 50 billion mark in apps downloaded since the store opened for business in 2008. It had taken Apple nearly Read More →
As if Apple didn't already have its hands full with competition on the smartphone front from rivals like Samsung. Now it's Google who's not only nipping at Apple's heels on the subscription-online-radio front, but clamping down its jaws on its Read More →
Most people seem eager for the world of driverless cars, according to a Cisco Systems study.
In the survey of more than 1,500 consumers in 10 countries, more than half of the respondents (57 percent) said they'd be likely to Read More →
Sure, Google is rolling out big numbers and the expected streaming music service. (See the Merc's live blog.) But a tweet by the Merc's Brandon Bailey from the I/O conference today was particularly intriguing: "Google selling unlocked Read More →
What's Angelina Jolie doing on SiliconBeat? Her much-discussed decision to have a double mastectomy, which the actress wrote about in a New York Times op-ed, is putting the spotlight back on an important question that relates to biotech Read More →
"We actually are big believers in the educational system. And while we think the system is long overdue for an overhaul, we don't want to throw it away and start from scratch."
— Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-CEO of Read More →
Put your wallet away Rockefeller. Some as-yet-unknown got-rocks just placed the winning bid for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook: $610,000 -- cream and sugar included.
Here's CNN's take. My take? I left my $610,000 in my Read More →