iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Official invite, Fear the Walking Dead angle, 6C or not 6C

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Official invite, Fear the Walking Dead angle, 6C or not 6C

It probably really is time to switch the name of this round-up to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus rumor rollup since those will almost surely be the names of what’s coming next from Apple on the smartphone front, but before long,...

08/31/15

No, you can't read the article before it posts

No, you can't read the article before it posts

Many times over the years I've had interview subjects ask -- usually after an interview has been conducted -- whether they can see the resulting article before it publishes. The answer is always no, though if it's a topic I'm new to...

08/31/15

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi...

08/28/15

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award

Last week was a big one for Microsoft's Albert Greenberg: The networking expert delivered the keynote address at SIGCOMM 2015 in London AND received the annual SIGCOMM Award, recognizing lifetime contribution to the field of...

08/25/15

Middle-aged drivers risking kids' safety by using cell phones in droves

New research finds that most middle-aged drivers use cell phones regularly while on the road, even when kids are in the car.

08/24/15

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Into another Galaxy; India up next?

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Into another Galaxy; India up next?

iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors took a backseat this past week to actual Samsung news about its latest Galaxy smartphones. Meanwhile, new leaks give a possible sneak peak at the next iPhone's innards, and speculation heats up that...

08/16/15

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

I’ve become pretty jaded about iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 announcement date headlines. The ones that I’ve been seeing up until now have mainly pinned down the announcement event "date" to… a month. But all that has changed over the past...

08/10/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Siri-powered voicemail killer, phoney phones & 4 inches of nothing

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Siri-powered voicemail killer, phoney phones & 4 inches of nothing

The latest iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors revolve around a new Siri-powered voicemail killer, disappearing 4-inch models and a big counterfeiting factory.

08/04/15

Watch video: A smartphone hologram project that even a

Watch video: A smartphone hologram project that even a "handyman" like me could do

Blogger Mrwhosetheboss shares easy-to-follow instructions on YouTube for turning your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector, and his video has snagged nearly 3.5M views since Aug. 1.

08/04/15

Verizon and its Canada Geese are just begging me to fly away to AT&T or T-Mobile

Verizon and its Canada Geese are just begging me to fly away to AT&T or T-Mobile

Verizon might just get me to switch to AT&T or T-Mobile t by using nasty Canada Geese in its latest commercial.

08/03/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Solar-powered and worried about looks

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Solar-powered and worried about looks

Apple might as well just give up on coming out with an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 after that, uh, devastating quarterly report in which it beat analysts’ estimates, saw earnings rise 38% and boasted of market share gains – only to see its...

07/26/15

Judges Revive Claim that AT&T Overcharged Schools for Internet Service

Judges Revive Claim that AT&T Overcharged Schools for Internet Service

For seven years, a Wisconsin telecom consultant has waged an unsuccessful legal fight against AT&T, alleging that the company long defrauded a federal program by overcharging the nation's schools and libraries for Internet and...

07/23/15

RIP: Math prof, ageless rower Hartley Rogers, Jr.

RIP: Math prof, ageless rower Hartley Rogers, Jr.

Sad news swirled through my circle of friends this past week when we learned that old friend -- and notable MIT math professor -- Hartley Rogers, Jr., had passed away at the age of 89.

07/23/15

Grooveshark music service co-founder Josh Greenberg dies at 28

The tech startup world has been shaken today by news that 28-year-old Josh Greenberg, co-founder of recently defunct music sharing service Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday in the Florida apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

07/20/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware "smartphone elbow"

iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S rumors include the possibility of thicker new smartphones from Apple, more flexible wireless carrier connectivity, plus a warning about the physical dangers of using heavier iPhones.

07/19/15

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks

I’d heard that I might be cut off from cellphone service when visiting Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park for the first time earlier this month, but didn’t quite believe it until I got there. Sure enough, my...

07/15/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

The latest Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 smartphone rumors involve the possible abandonment of unsightly antenna lines on the back of the devices as well as word that OLED screens might be on the way.

06/28/15

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

Sir Paul McCartney, Modest Mouse and Zedd didn't help me keep my iPhone going at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, but Kensington's portable charger did

06/26/15

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

How fitting that leading into Father's Day I'd speak this week with the Father of Hyperconvergence

06/21/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumor rollup includes: Apple gets funny at WWDC; iOS 9 drops clues about iPhone 7; all about the cloud.

06/14/15

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