Apple Sued For iPhone Storage Shortfall
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:02:00 +0000
When is 16 GB really 11.5 GB?
Apple has been accused of misrepresenting the storage available in the 8 GB and 16 GB versions of various iPhone, iPad and iPod models courtesy of a new class-action lawsuit. And while the consumer electronics giant isn't alone in eating up copious amounts of onboard device storage for its OS—this has been an issue with PCs and other handsets and digital devices for years—Apple is of course a high profile target, and one that attracts mainstream customers unaware of such technicalities.
North Korea Was Erased From the Internet on Monday
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:49:00 +0000
If only there was a "dislike" button
In what might have been the first sign of US retaliation against North Korea's electronic attack on Sony Pictures, the totalitarian country dropped completely off the Internet on Monday for several hours with widespread outages continuing into Tuesday. At this time, it's not clear what triggered the massive outage. But it does seem like the "proportional response" promised by US president Obama, especially when you consider that North Korea's small Internet-accessible population is largely military or governmental in nature.
(Re-)Embracing the PC
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:08:00 +0000
The PC is the comeback kid of 2014
I know the year isn't quite over yet, but if there's one thing I'm really happy about—excited for, really—in 2014, it's the resurgence of the PC. After three years of coping with the notion that mobile devices like smart phones and tablets could somehow replace PCs, we now have a more nuanced view. And the funny thing is, it took the rise of these mobile devices to drive home how relevant PCs really are.
Short Takes: November 28, 2014
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:59:00 +0000
An often irreverent look at this short week's other news
An often irreverent look at this short week's other news, including the Thanksgiving holiday, China charges Microsoft $140 million for tax evasion, Microsoft Band sells out (sort of), US warns EU on GOOGL, Apple may replace Google Search in Safari, HP reports another decline, Apple's iPad will experience a full year sales decline as Android, Windows tablets race upwards, and Amazon finally right-prices the Fire Phone.
Microsoft is Opening Windows Store to Businesses
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:45:00 +0000
Bigger than a Start menu
When Microsoft first announced Windows 10 back in early October, it did so at an event that was billed as being focused on businesses. But that wasn't really the case, and most of the short launch event just highlighted some of the user interface tweaks that will make Windows great on traditional PCs again. Since then, however, Microsoft has opened up about its plans a bit more. And one of the big changes coming in Windows 10 is that the firm will allow businesses to customize Windows Store and manage the delivery of apps to their users.
Microsoft Sues the IRS
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:17:00 +0000
Double Irish or Double Dutch?
Microsoft launched a federal lawsuit against the US Internal Revenue Service, accusing the agency of not fulfilling its legal obligations under the Freedom of Information Act. Apparently, the IRS has hired an outside firm that specializes in litigation to examine the software giant's tax returns, and Microsoft had been seeking documentation explaining the terms of its contract with the IRS.