Apple

Yesterday's earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple showed a contrast in corporate strategies: Apple's aimed at consumers, Microsoft's targeted at businesses. Those reports and the press's reaction to them shows why right now Apple matters to the world, and Microsoft doesn't.

July 23, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

This local bank has an old-fashioned two-story lobby and its own mainframe upstairs -- and a disaster waiting to happen.

July 23, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to talk about "new product lines" the company "can't wait" to share, but these promises couldn't disguise relative flatness in the company's Q3 results.

July 22, 2014 5:28 PM EDT
Ever wish you could do things like toggle your phone's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or flashlight by giving simple voice commands? Thanks to a clever little hack, you now can.
July 22, 2014 1:08 PM EDT

Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I've got screenshots and details.

July 22, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

New insights into what's inside Apple's looming iOS 8 release continue to emerge, alongside a bunch of new enhancements introduced within iOS 8 Beta 4, which reached developers last night.

July 22, 2014 10:52 AM EDT
MGM

iPhone: Reminds me of a Gibson.

Have you ever wanted to be able to magically hack mobile phones like hackers do in the movies? If recent claims are true that security holes, backdoors, and packet sniffers are present in every iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device -- you can!

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers hack the planet.

July 22, 2014 6:06 AM EDT
Comcast

Out of the frying pan, into the fire. Five years ago I kicked out Comcast, cut the cable TV cord, and went to my local telco provider, FairPoint Communications, for high-speed Internet service. Now I'm giving Comcast a second chance.

I'm already starting to have second thoughts.

 

July 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This medical supply company has a number of older, less tech-savvy users. But how many ways are there to misunderstand "click on the Start button"?

July 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
Image credit: Kafeine

Critoni is a new ransomware that has been spotted in the wild. Also dubbed as CTB-Locker (Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker) on forums frequented by cyber thugs, the ransomware uses Tor and is being touted as a more powerful version of Cryptolocker. This might be a wise time to backup your data.

July 21, 2014 4:17 PM EDT
Nokia

The new Lumia 635 should have been a killer Windows Phone: It's low-cost phone with a solid set of specs and some innovative features. But it's got a flaw that dooms it -- such an obvious one it's hard to know what Nokia was thinking when the company designed it.

July 21, 2014 12:05 PM EDT
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