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Apple Buys Startup Behind One Of Its Rival's Most Popular Products

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

JERUSALEM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has bought Israel-based PrimeSense Ltd, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional m...

Big Data and Cloud Computing: Not Just for Big Companies

Phil Simon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

It's hard to talk about technology today without at least tangentially mentioning cloud computing. It turns out that Larry Ellison was no sorcerer whe...

U.S. Jury Orders Samsung To Pay Apple Some Serious Moolah

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday awarded Apple Inc $290.45 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the latest battle in gl...

When Product Features Disappear -- Amazon, Apple, Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

One of the great innovations of the 21st century are products that are cloud-connected and update and improve automatically. The downside is when companies unilaterally remove features from their products without asking their customers' permission.

Making Televisions in America and Watching "I Love Lucy:" Apple, Samsung, and Judge Lucy Koh

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Frank H. Wu

In the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, the lawyers have suddenly started arguing about race. An attorney for the former made a reference in his closing...

Gerry Smith

Why Wireless Carriers Rejected A Simple Solution To Smartphone Theft | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

As cell phone robberies have soared nationwide, phone companies have found a lucrative side business offering insurance to customers who are anxious t...

This Quick Trick Can Vastly Improve The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.20.2013 | Technology

If you've been less than impressed with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that comes on Apple's new iPhone 5S, we may be able to help. Touch ID work...

What Technology Isn't

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Technology isn't a "thing." Technology isn't an object you can mount into a sports car, nor is it a component in a smart phone. It's not a touch screen, and it's not a rechargeable battery. Technology is, for all intents and purposes, a method, a mentality, and a mindset.

Is the Housing Boom in Phoenix Creating Another Bubble?

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

The current market portends a promising future for growth of Phoenix. We have survived one of the worst real estate recessions of all times, and now we are moving into time of expansion for housing. In a state that sees sunlight 85 percent of the year, the future of Metro Phoenix's housing market is just as bright!

No More Moto -- Google's Not So Smart Phones: Why Design Is the New Digital Divide

Jonathan Littman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Littman

Last week we finally received proof of what has been suspected for months about Google's high stakes smart phone gamble. The Moto X flunked, flopped and tanked, and has already been dubbed the most disappointing smart phone of the year.

Tim Cook Decides Not To Ruin Most Workers' Thanksgivings

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Many Apple Store workers will likely give thanks to Tim Cook on Nov. 28. A person familiar with Apple's plans confirmed to The Huffington Post that...

Q: 'Siri, What Are Your Political Views?' A: 'Ron Paul'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Regardless of your own political persuasion, apparently your iPhone is a libertarian. Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant on Apple devices...

Black Friday 2013: How to Prepare and Plan

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) less than two weeks away, and with Hanukkah set to start even sooner, these next few weeks are primetime for the...

Timothy Stenovec

Apple's New Fingerprint Scanner Is An Epic Fail For Some | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Like millions of others, Fred Kahl never used a passcode on his iPhone. The 48-year-old creative director said it was "kind of a pain in the ass" to p...

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

Is Apple About Fashion or Technology?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Scott MacFarland

It's amazing that technology, which is made with plastic, metal, glass, wires and circuit boards can make consumers so excited. That's not substance or superficial. That's brand moxie.

Apple Exec: People Would Buy More iPhones If Not For Samsung

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 15 (Reuters) - A top Apple Inc executive testified on Friday that Samsung Elec...

The Increasing Importance of Design for a Meaningful Technology Experience

Renee Blodgett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Renee Blodgett

Before I learned that Tony Fadell was former SVP of Apple's iPod division and had reported directly to Steve Jobs, there was a sense that he abided b...

iPhone Launch Shows Slowing Ecosystem Growth

Michael R. Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

More iPhone 5S/5C Buyers Had iPhones, Not Android Phones Fewer iPhone Owners Buy Most Advanced Models Consumer Intelligence Research Partners releas...

iPad Sales Shift to Retina

Michael R. Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Last week, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners released analysis of iPads that customers bought in the calendar quarter that ended September 30, 2013. Based on that analysis, iPad with Retina sales increased at the expense of iPad 2 sales.

Google's Newest Plan To Save Motorola

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Motorola is betting that low-cost smartphones can provide the spark to rekindle its struggling business, even as the company's owne...

Apple Under Investigation For Alleged Tax Fraud

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

MILAN, Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. tech giant Apple is under investigation in Milan for allegedly hiding more than 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) from ...

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

The Next Huge Apple-Samsung Trial Begins

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad? Apple says $380 million. ...

Why Retailers + Developers Should Pay Attention to Apple's iBeacon

Fueled | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

For these reasons and more iBeacon presents a revolutionary opportunity for app developers and retailers interested in indoor mapping, mobile payments and targeted advertising.