Latest Stories

facebook

Internet problems take out Facebook, Instagram, others; Lizard Squad takes credit

Unexplained outages take out several popular Internet services, including Facebook, Instagram, and HipChat. Hacker group The Lizard Squad takes credit.

panasonic toughbook

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life.

osx yosemite round logo

Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

surface pro 3

Microsoft's earnings stars include Surface and Office 365, but Windows stumbles

Heavily discounted Windows licenses led to a revenue shortfall of 25 percent year over year, highlighting the importance of successful launch of Windows 10 later this year.

Key Considerations for Extending Unified Communications to Mobile Users

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say.

silk road

All the feds needed to do to ID Silk Road's founder was Google it

An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop.

htconeremix 2

Report: HTC One M9 test unit decoy conceals design changes, slimmed down bezel

The new phone could have a nearly edge-to-edge display with just enough room for those BoomSound speakers and a front-facing camera.

istock 000014378523large

Protecting your business: A guide to liability, security, and responsibility for freelancers

As a freelancer, properly securing sensitive data can make or break your business and your future.

android malware

Oops, you downloaded malware on your Android phone

Is your Android device suddenly spamming you with ads? Maybe you shouldn’t have downloaded that one-star Flappy Bird knockoff.

applewatchapps

Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

Component shortages may cause supply issues, but first quarter sales of the Apple Watch will still total in the millions

cyanogenphone 1

Cyanogen CEO says he wants to ‘take Android away from Google’

He wants the company to build its own app store and eventually ditch out on Google Play.

itunes free

Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

So long, Single of the Week. Hello, Free on iTunes.

on macworld.com

tmoscore

T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

For an extra $5 per month, subscribers can lock in discounts on future phones--while locking themselves in to a contract of sorts.

n6 camera

How Apple ruined Motorola's Nexus 6 fingerprint sensor plans

Motorola’s former CEO says after the buyout nobody else was capable of producing a good enough sensor to use in Google's giant phone.