It’s Not Just iOS 8; It’s Lollipop, Too

This elongated race between Apple and Google to be the first in features with iOS and Android is leaving a string of casualties. Customers. Leo Kelion has some details on Android's latest, Lollipop, and the problems it causes customers. Android 5.0 - also known as Lollipop ... Read More »

Another Touch ID Story

If you've ever wondered why you have to type in your password after rebooting your iPhone with Touch ID, Jacob Siegal figured it out after checking with Apple. Touch ID doesn’t store any images of your fingerprint. It stores only a mathematical representation of your ... Read More »

Al Sharpton, Tax Cheat

I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason why MSNBC host Al Sharpton is being labeled a tax cheat, but Sharpton himself has the details. A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president. A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio ... Read More »

G.O.P. Immigration Plan

Andy Borowitz figured out what the Republicans are up to with immigration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his party’s long-awaited plan on immigration on Wednesday, telling reporters, “We must make America somewhere no one wants to live.” Appearing ... Read More »

What Do You Get From A $199 Windows PC Notebook?

Ed Bott thinks HP's new Stream won't replace a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or a MacBook Air. But it might stop someone from buying a Chromebook, and that's the point. After spending a couple days with this budget PC I came away impressed at what you get for two C-notes. No, ... Read More »

Bad Bike. Bad.

If you missed U2 and Bono on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, blame it on a bike spill. Liz Raferty has details on who filled in for U2. U2 was scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show every night this week, but were forced to postpone their residency after Bono was ... Read More »

High Tech Cruises

Here's a look at the cruise ship for people who hate cruises. Justin Bachman on RCI's new Quantum class. It's wired. The subdued design is just one element the cruise line has deployed on the new ship, which carries 4,180 passengers and 1,500 crew members. Quantum of ... Read More »

U.S. Government Warning On iPhone And iPad

This is why the world is in trouble. The headline is sensationalist and over the top and it came from Reuters. "U.S. government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software," The reality? A little different. The network security company, FireEye Inc, disclosed the vulnerability ... Read More »

Woz: iPhone 6 Too Late

It's hard to argue with the premise that Apple could have and should have launched larger iPhones two or three years ago (while Samsung was growing the market), but how would you know since Apple's sales have only increased year over year, the brand is the most popular and ... Read More »

Glenn Beck’s Brain

Jason Hughes on Glenn Beck's struggle with a mysterious neurological illness which may help to explain, well, Glenn Beck: He described phantom pains in his limbs, as if bones were broken or he were stepping on broken glass, and the slow degradation of his memory. At first, ... Read More »

12 British Sayings That Americans Don’t Understand

I travel to England on business three to five times a year and this list of odd sayings by Megan Willett spot on: Everyone knows that for the Brits, an elevator is a “lift,” an apartment is a “flat,” and those chips you’re snacking on are actually called “crisps.” ... Read More »

350-Year-Old High Heels

Who knew high heels were available way back when. Laura Geggel on an archeological find in in a castle in Ireland: The pit at Rathfarnham Castle contained artifacts dating from 1650 to 1700, including pointy high-heeled women's shoes, porcelain plates and teacups imported ... Read More »

Microsoft’s New Strategy: Free Office

Tom Warren on Microsoft's new and apparently desperate strategy to gain relevance in the rapidly growing mobile space (where the company has almost no presence). Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant ... Read More »

iPhone Malware Should Terrify You

Are iPhone users at risk from a serious malware attack? The not-so-smart-as-you-might-think geniuses at Boy Genius Report think so. Researchers at the Palo Alto Networks discovered the program, called WireLurker, which can be used for many purposes including spying silently ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro, Meet Apple iPad Stand

Microsoft just can't catch a break. The company has a deal with CNN for desktop product placement where the sponsor's Surface Pro tablets are neatly lined up in front of CNN's anchors. James Kosur tells what happened. CNN anchors were using the Microsoft Surface Pro during ... Read More »

Apple’s iPhone ‘Recall-gate’ Scandal

This news comes from South Korea where Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling Samsung's own flagship Galaxy line, so take it with more than the usual grain of salt. I'm calling it 'Recall-gate:' Apple pretty much dismissed any concerns with iPhone 6 Plus bending, ... Read More »

Half Price Oil, Not Half Price Gasoline

Maybe you noticed that gasoline prices have dropped in recent months. That's due to the price of oil nearing the half way mark from all-time record highs. Loren Steffy: Oil prices on the world market have fallen more than 25 percent since June, and the price of West Texas ... Read More »

My Father’s Sadness

My father hails from Scotland, where drinking is an art form. He was saddened by this bit of news from Japan: A Japanese single malt whisky was named the world's best for the first time by a prestigious guide released Monday, which failed to place a Scotch in its top ... Read More »

Read The Reviews

Walmart's MCX-based Apple Pay competitor is the CurrentC app, for Android and iOS devices. Check out the reviews on the iTunes App Store. Over 3,000 reviews, averaging one star. A sample. Terrible. Design fail. What idiot green lit this? Use at your own risk. I wish I ... Read More »

Amazon: Fire Phone Pricing ‘Wrong’

What a shock. Charlie Osborne with the skinny on Amazon's latest in a long trail of product failures. Last week, the online retail giant released third-quarter financial results which fell far short of expectations. The Seattle-based firm reported a net loss of $437 million, ... Read More »

The Father Of Android Says ‘Buh Bye’

Co-founder and former head of Google's Android mobile business, Andy Rubin, is leaving Google. WSJ: Google executive Sundar Pichai took over Android from Mr. Rubin in early 2013. Mr. Pichai is considered a more open, collaborative executive more suited to the task of ... Read More »

Beleaguered Samsung

Everything you ever wanted to know about how Android's flagship manufacturer is falling on hard times. Jan Dawson on what went wrong: Differentiation has always been the key to high margins in consumer electronics, and Samsung has failed to achieve it. Differentiation ... Read More »

Unlimited Doesn’t Mean Limited

I dumped AT&T because their unlimited data plan was throttled, which limited unlimited data. Years later the FTC agrees. From L.A. Times: The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T Wireless, saying it is seeking millions of dollars in restitution for customers who ... Read More »

TV: A Whopper Of A Change

IF the FCC gets what it wants, we'll see a tidal wave of change hit the television industry in a few short years. Nilay Patel: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just proposed a rule change that would require cable and broadcast networks to sell their programming to any company ... Read More »