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With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

September 13, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Two years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an iPhone would be better off also owning the company’s new smartwatch. But as many gadget buyers remain unsure about the usefulness of high-tech timepieces, Apple this week pitched its seco...

Law enforcement grapples with iPhone’s enhanced encryption

Law enforcement grapples with iPhone’s enhanced encryption

October 1, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Julia Love and Robert Salonga San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Apple is no stranger to disruption, having upended the music business with iTunes and the mobile industry with the iPhone. But now, some law enforcement officials are warning that the company is threatening to disrupt their efforts to figh...

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

September 9, 2014


Filed under Business

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features. The iPhone 6 comes in two larger, faster and thinner varieties than previous iPhones,...

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Jeremy C. Owens

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

As Google’s Android operating system chips away at Apple’s market share in tabloids and smartphones, the world’s most valuable company announced Tuesday that a newer iPad model will be offered at a reduced price and a cheaper iPhone is on sale in certain markets outside the United States. In...

Web Buzz: A new Spin on togetherness

Web Buzz: A new Spin on togetherness

January 28, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Jen Leo Los Angeles Times (MCT) This new app provides “real-time together experiences” for groups on the platform. Name: Spin: The New Together Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: It’s a real-time video-chat and photo-sharing app for iOS users. Up to 10 friends ca...

Starbucks’ iPhone app said to leave customers’ data exposed

Starbucks’ iPhone app said to leave customers’ data exposed

January 16, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Angel Gonzalez The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — The Starbucks iPhone application stores customers’ personal data in unencrypted form that leaves it vulnerable to computer-savvy phone thieves, according to a cybersecurity expert whose discovery of the flaw was disclosed this week. ...

Web Buzz: Spottly helps turn smartphones into travel journals

Web Buzz: Spottly helps turn smartphones into travel journals

November 12, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Jen Leo Los Angeles Times (MCT) This app lets you create your own Instagram-like travel journal. Name: Spottly Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: Uses your smartphone and desktop photos and your own notes to make personal travel bucket lists. Lazy? You can use photos from the Internet...

Hundreds of millions at stake in Apple-Samsung patent retrial

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News (MCT) In what has become a ritual, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week finished off a pretrial hearing in the patent showdown between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. by removing her reading glasses, looking down at the armada of lawyers and asking plaintively,...

Voice of Siri steps forward

Voice of Siri steps forward

October 8, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Samantha Bomkamp Chicago Tribune (MCT) Oh Siri, now we really know you. The woman behind that comforting and helpful voice on millions of U.S. iPhones and iPads has been revealed. CNN on Friday introduced Susan Bennett, who lives outside Atlanta, as the source of the recorded answers to e...

Best Apps for Back to School

Best Apps for Back to School

Nicole Winters, Reporter

January 21, 2013


Filed under Technology

Getting back in gear for college can be tough. New classes, teachers, and homework can be hard to balance. Here are five of the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, that can help you get organized and on the right track for the semester. No matter what your majoring in these apps will...

Technology Hooked

Technology Hooked

Britt Young, News Editor

April 19, 2012


Filed under Technology

Fifteen years ago bag phones were in cars and the internet was scarcely used by students in the Midwestern schools.  Moving the present, some people are so involved with technology they can not live without it for one full day. Many people comment how they have several hundred Facebook friends, but...

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