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Yahoo Homepage Redesign Gets Personal

Yahoo Homepage Redesign Gets Personal

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A made-over Yahoo homepage debuted on Wednesday, providing users with a more tailored social experience in the hopes that they’ll linger on the site.Yahoo’s first redesign in four years w…

Tweeting After Death? There’s an App for That

Tweeting After Death? There’s an App for That

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For those who feel their daily musings merit a global audience, there’s Twitter.  But for those who feel the world couldn’t spin on without their 140-character pieces of genius if some tragedy should befall the…

Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Coming

Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Coming

PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Samsung Galaxy S4, or IV, is coming — that much seems all but certain. But after a tweet from mobile-review.com’s editor-in-chief Eldar Murtazin Monday told us to watch for a “big announcement…

HTC Claims to Reinvent Smartphone with Latest Android Phone

HTC Claims to Reinvent Smartphone with Latest Android Phone

HTC(NEW YORK) — HTC is kicking off the start of Android phone season.  At an event in New York City on Tuesday, the Taiwan-based company announced its latest flagship Android phone — the HTC One.”We think it’s time to shake things up in the smar…

Facebook Hacked, Says No User Data Compromised

Facebook Hacked, Says No User Data Compromised

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook has revealed that it was “targeted in a sophisticated attack” by hackers last month — this not long after Twitter and The New York Times reported that hackers got into their computers.Facebook does no…

Apple Stores ‘Aren’t Big Enough,’ Says CEO

Apple Stores ‘Aren’t Big Enough,’ Says CEO

Apple, Inc.(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, emphasizing the importance of Apple’s retail stores.”Some of our stores aren’t big enough,” Cook said …

Apple Reduces Price on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple Reduces Price on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — President Obama mentioned Apple’s plans to make some Mac computers in America during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and on Wednesday Apple followed up that Mac momentum with an announcement that it is lowering pr…

Vertu Launches $9,600 Android Phone

Vertu Launches $9,600 Android Phone

Vertu(NEW YORK) — British-based luxury mobile phone maker Vertu has announced its first Android smartphone. And no, as was true for other Vertu phones, you probably can’t afford it.The handmade Vertu Ti starts at $9,600, with a more expensive ro…

Apple Testing Watch that Works with Your Phone?

Apple Testing Watch that Works with Your Phone?

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple might just be working on the product we all remember from those Dick Tracy movies — a watch that has some phone-like capabilities.
According to a report in The New York Times on Sunday, Apple is testin…

New Microsoft Office Launches for $99.99 a Year

New Microsoft Office Launches for $99.99 a Year

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — After months of public testing, Microsoft is releasing the final version of Office 2013 on Tuesday. The new software package, dubbed Office 365, has a freshened look and feel, similar to that of Windows 8, and offers a fresh way …

Can RIM Come Back with BlackBerry 10?

Can RIM Come Back with BlackBerry 10?

Denis Doyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Is a comeback possible for Research in Motion (RIM) and its iconic BlackBerry? The early buzz among investors is positive.  RIM’s share price has nearly tripled since hitting a low point in Septe…

Starting Saturday, It’s Illegal to Unlock Your Cellphone

Starting Saturday, It’s Illegal to Unlock Your Cellphone

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — You likely have a cellphone that you bought from a carrier, like AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, and that phone only works on that carrier’s cellular and data network — unless you “unlock” it.That is …

Use Facebook’s Messenger App to Make Free Calls on Your iPhone

Use Facebook’s Messenger App to Make Free Calls on Your iPhone

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — No, Facebook didn’t announce a phone or its big mobile plans on Tuesday, but it does have a little something phone-related to share Wednesday. As first reported by The Verge, Facebook is rolling…

‘Real Money’: Shrink Your Cellphone Bill by $1,000 and End ‘Wireless Waste’

‘Real Money’: Shrink Your Cellphone Bill by $1,000 and End ‘Wireless Waste’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — To stay in touch with his daughters, 11-year-old Reagan and 5-year-old Ava, Phil Barry, a divorced father in Marshfield, Mass., got his eldest an iPhone so they could videochat.“When they’re with their mo…

Apple Stock Closes Near $500

Apple Stock Closes Near $500

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) closed at $501.75 in New York trading Monday, falling 3.57 percent after reports that the tech company has decreased its orders for parts, but analysts will wait …

Report: Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone 5 Components

Report: Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone 5 Components

Apple(NEW YORK) — Is the demand for Apple’s latest iPhone starting to trail off?Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has cut orders for multiple components of the iPhone 5.&nb…

CES 2013 Wrap-Up: The Must-See Gadgets, Innovations and Crazy from the Giant Tech Show

CES 2013 Wrap-Up: The Must-See Gadgets, Innovations and Crazy from the Giant Tech Show

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — We came, we saw, we survived. ABC News spent the past week scouring CES 2013, one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world. With more than 1.9 million net square feet of show floor spa…

Facebook Charging $100 to Message CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Charging $100 to Message CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook isn’t charging for poking, and “liking” a photo is still free on the social networking site.But these days, sending a private message to someone can cost anywhere from $1 to $100 &nda…

CES 2013: Tech21 Protects Your Phone … with Goo?

CES 2013: Tech21 Protects Your Phone … with Goo?

Cassius Kim / ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Walk the show floor at CES 2013 and you will see more iPhone cases than you could ever have imagined. We’re talking thousands and thousands of cases. But Tech21′s cases actually stick out among the …

CES 2013: iPad Hits Potty Training with iPotty

CES 2013: iPad Hits Potty Training with iPotty

ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Does it need any explaining? Yes, the iPotty is real and is on display at CES 2013. CTA Digital, maker of iPad and Kindle accessories — or appcessories — is showing off a number of new iPad toys at the show, but …

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