Don't-Miss Consumer advice Stories

Time to Give Java the Boot?

Analysis: The programming language has become one of the weakest links in a PC’s and Mac's defenses against external threats, and is slowly -- and rightly -- being abandoned.


Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

Analysis: Customers won't come until they're confident that waving their banking app at a point of sale terminal won't open their account to wireless thieves.

What's Facebook's Secret Sauce to Wash Out False 'Likes'?

The social network vows to clean up its act, but isn't saying how it will tell the legitimate likes from those clicked by bots.

Sony's 4K TV: A First Look

The images are stunning, but sales are likely to be hampered by a high price and a lack of content.


5 Entertaining iPhone 5 Videos

They’re fake, possibly offensive, and will probably draw a laugh, but don’t watch these videos of creative speculation if you can’t take a joke.


4K TVs, Hybrid Tablets Top Trends at IFA in Berlin

Smartphones, large TVs, ultraportable hybrids and other new gadgets make their debut, but getting on board with some of these new trends comes at a cost.

Twitter Rival Gets Its Own iOS Client

Rhino joins Hooha, a free Android program built for the new microblogging network, which describes itself as developer-friendly and ad-free.

Wolfram Alpha Facebook App Distills Wealth of Your Personal Data

The answer engine has created a new tool that will dig into your Facebook account and tell you things such as when and where you were born and even what the weather was like then.

Cloud Service Provider Rackspace on Buying Spree to Boost Services

The latest addition is Mailgun, a transactional email service targeted at developers and Rackspace Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Pat Matthews says it will not be the last acquisition for the company.


Amazon, Motorola, Nokia to Battle Apple with Tech Announcements

Nokia and Microsoft are expected to kick off the season September 5 by announcing a high-end Lumia phone, probably with a new version of Windows Phone OS.


Apple Targets Galaxy S III, Note in Latest Legal Action

The February case has already resulted in a ban on the sale of Galaxy Nexus phones in the United States, although that injunction is pending appeal.


Dell, VMware to Sell Bundled System That Supports Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Dell's new vStart for VDI is based on VMware's View 5.1 VDI software and Citrix XenDesktop 5.6.


Lenovo's Touchscreen All-in-Ones With Windows 8 to Start at $599

Lenovo is adding more all-in-ones with touchscreens to take advantage of Windows 8.

iPad Mini's 'Guts' May Combine Old, New Technologies

New devices detected by online clipping service may be iPad 2 in a smaller package with its graphics capabilities too limited to run Apple's eye-popping Retina display.


Windows 8 Hybrids Prove the Need for Microsoft's Surface

Did Microsoft design its own hybrid tablet only after being disappointed by its partners' unimaginative designs?