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 ...
Bombarded with questions about whether Apple’s mobile payments service threatens its business, PayPal has answered with a zinger: “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.”
The e-commerce company trumpeted that message in a full-page ad in Monday’s New York Read More →
Those smartphone apps may have scads of useful features, but watch out, according to research firm Gartner. It predicts that through 2015, more than 75 percent of mobile applications will have failed basic security tests.
That's a particular problem for companies Read More →
The University of California has announced plans for a venture-capital fund to finance startups created on campuses, offering financial resources to the university-housed enterprise projects that VC firms often steer clear of.
UC announced on Monday plans for a $250 million venture-capital Read More →
Google has released its latest Transparency Report, covering the first six months of the year, and the trend continues: The numbers of government requests for user information are going nowhere but up. Since the last report, they've risen 15 Read More →
You had to know that "e-sports" were big when Amazon and Google were both vying to buy video-game streaming service Twitch.tv for $1 billion each. But if you want further evidence, consider the latest event announced Tuesday for the SAP Read More →
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PayPal goes after Apple Pay security in a New York Times ad: "We the people want our money safer than our selfies." (PayPal is alluding to the recent posting of nude Read More →
"Our business is not based on having information about you. You're not our product. Our product are (iPhones), and this watch, and Macs, and so forth. And so we run a very different company. I think everyone has to ask, Read More →
Already marketing the largest-ever initial public offering, Alibaba on Monday upped the price of a tech deal amid voracious demand from investors.
The Chinese e-commerce giant increased the price range of shares to $66 to $68, up from $60 to $66, Read More →
Google has taken the wraps off a new line of smart phones designed for the developing world. And while they didn’t attract as much attention in Silicon Valley as Apple’s latest iPhone release, Google is hoping its new Android One Read More →