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Security researcher: Apple downplaying security holes in iPhones, iPads

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 Read More →

Facebook earnings: Did it have another blockbuster quarter?

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 Read More →

A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. We've got bushels of Apple links, starting with questions about what products might be coming next. After all, Apple is spending plenty on R&D. Oh, and we mentioned Read More →

Captain Kirk has some photon torpedos for Facebook’s newest app

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, Read More →

Quoted: on amusement and autocorrect

"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 Read More →

Off topic: Legos from under the sea, drone’s-eye view, ‘Jeopardy’ bloopers, Michael (Keaton) Kombat

Plastic octopus, anyone? Legos are still washing up on Cornish beaches 17 years after a shipping container fell into the sea. From Portland to Antarctica, travel the world by drone. Video time: "Jeopardy" devotees may have Read More →

Apple earnings preview: iPhone 6 in focus

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 — Read More →

Facebook low in customer satisfaction, while Pinterest ranks high, survey says.

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 Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we scour the Interwebs for news and we share. Facebook is the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 index in the past 12 months. Apple iWatch watch: The company was awarded a patent today that describes Read More →
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