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

I knew it: Commissioner Gordon and EMC Chief Joe Tucci are twins after all!

I knew it: Commissioner Gordon and EMC Chief Joe Tucci are twins after all!

I've suspected for years that EMC chief Joe Tucci and Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon in the 1960s Batman TV series, were one in the same. And now, thanks to a Microsoft brainiac's website, I've been sort of vindicated.

06/11/15

Apple to open source Swift programming language

Apple brought out the big guns, from CEO Tim Cook to musical performer Drake, but perhaps the loudest reaction at the company's Worldwide Developers' Conference Monday in San Francisco resulted from news that the Swift programming...

06/08/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Feeling left out at Apple WWDC, but design concepts cheer us up

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Feeling left out at Apple WWDC, but design concepts cheer us up

The world of Apple prognosticators expect a Beats-infused streaming music service, support for native Apple Watch apps and a first look at iOS 9 at this week’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference. But iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 are expected...

06/07/15

Please take our Mobility survey

Please take our Mobility survey

IDG Enterprise (which includes NetworkWorld, Computerworld and other news websites for IT pros) is in the process of fielding a survey with the objective of gauging strategy, challenges and drivers with regard to mobile technologies....

06/04/15

What if the iPhone debuted in 1984?

What if the iPhone debuted in 1984?

Amidst the rash of iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 concepts, Bangkok designer intros a throwback iPhone vision that borrows heavily from the 1984 Apple Macintosh 512K computer

06/02/15

Wunderlist hooks up with Microsoft's Sunrise calendaring app & the next thing you know...

Wunderlist hooks up with Microsoft's Sunrise calendaring app & the next thing you know...

Microsoft's 2015 acquisition spree shows no sign of abating: The latest news is that the company has snapped up Germany's 6Wunderkinder to-do list app maker.

06/01/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Getting chippy, Force Touch all around

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Getting chippy, Force Touch all around

You know it’s a slow week for iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 rumors when most of the scuttlebutt centers around who’s going to be making the next great Apple smartphone’s processors.

05/31/15

Not even an Apple Watch can save shirtless dad bod

Not even an Apple Watch can save shirtless dad bod

Maybe Apple should sell shirts along with its smartwatch

05/28/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: iGPS and an Android Galaxy concept

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: iGPS and an Android Galaxy concept

iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S rumors have been sparked by Apple's secretive acquisition of GPS technology vendor Coherent Navigation. And dreamers can check out an iPhone 7/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hybrid design.

05/24/15

Redditors: Mystery startup Narwhal Bacon Box wants to surprise you

Redditors: Mystery startup Narwhal Bacon Box wants to surprise you

A mysterious new business called Narwhal Bacon Box that says it wants to be the Loot Crate for users of the Reddit news aggregator, is set to reveal itself on June 4.

05/19/15

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