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At Movies, CineMode App Makes It Pay to Be Polite and Stop Texting

At Movies, CineMode App Makes It Pay to Be Polite and Stop Texting

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — “Shh!”“Put your phone away. ”“Excuse me, can you please turn off your phone?”We’ve all done it once, twice, a hundred times before. You’re sitting in a dark movie theater…

Twitter Adds Email Sharing; Facebook Adds Share Button to Apps

Twitter Adds Email Sharing; Facebook Adds Share Button to Apps

Twitter(NEW YORK) — It’s all about sharing — at least if you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user it is. On Thursday, the two social media companies rolled out some new features that will make sharing your favorite posts with others a bit …

Skype Fixes Major Password Security Hole

Skype Fixes Major Password Security Hole

Joanna Stern/ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s not a good week for password security. Only a few days after Twitter reset a number of passwords because of a security breach, Skype also has had a password security problem.Early Wednesday morning it was found t…

Meet the Woman Leading Windows: Julie Larson-Green

Meet the Woman Leading Windows: Julie Larson-Green

Microsoft(REDMOND, Wash.) — “It’s been my dream for a long time to make PCs work the way they should,” Julie Larson-Green told ABC News’ Joanna Stern a few weeks ago at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash. Windows 8 hadn’t yet launched and her boss, S…

"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" Hits Stores, Could Cause Work Absences

"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" Hits Stores, Could Cause Work Absences

Activision(NEW YORK) — Don’t be surprised if some of your co-workers call out sick on Tuesday from a mystery illness.  As USA Today points out, it’s an annual bug you might call the Call of Duty virus.Call of Duty: Black Ops II went on sale at mi…

Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Microsoft(REDMOND, Wash.) — Less than a month after Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system, Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, is departing after 23 years with the company.“It is impossible to count …

Software Genius Sought: McAfee Founder Wanted in Murder Probe

Software Genius Sought: McAfee Founder Wanted in Murder Probe

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN PEDRO TOWN, Belize) — John McAfee, the tech wizard who developed the McAfee anti-virus software in the 1980s and helped pioneer instant messaging in the 1990s, is wanted for questioning by Belize Police in connection w…

Twitter Asks Users to #Reset Passwords

Twitter Asks Users to #Reset Passwords

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Attention Twitter users: If you’ve tried to access your Twitter account Thursday, many of you couldn’t.  You’ll have to #reset your password, to use Twitter-speak.The microblogging service may h…

NSA Director on Cyberattacks: ‘Everybody’s Getting Hit’

NSA Director on Cyberattacks: ‘Everybody’s Getting Hit’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gen. Keith Alexander, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, Wednesday bluntly addressed widespread cyberattacks hitting major corporations and the damaging loss of intel…

Instagram CEO: Sandy Our Most Documented Event Ever

Instagram CEO: Sandy Our Most Documented Event Ever

Andres Betancur/ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — The smartphone photo sharing app Instagram was an instant hit when it debuted in 2010. Now, two years later, the app has quickly become the most popular way that phone users share pictures, and may soon become…

Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple announced Monday morning that it sold three million iPad Minis and fourth-generation iPads since it went on sale Friday.While Apple didn’t break down sales between the two, analysts at Piper Jaffr…

iPad Mini Goes On Sale Friday

iPad Mini Goes On Sale Friday

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It might not be a launch on scale with the iPhone 5 or the new iPad, but that might just be appropriate for Apple’s iPad Mini.The tablet, which was announced at a press event last week, goes on sale Friday st…

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon Wireless(NEW YORK) — As many without electricity gather in Starbucks or banks to get a little bit of power and access a Wi-Fi signal, AT&T and Verizon are stepping up their efforts to help.Both of the cellular carriers have announced Thurs…

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Facebook dropped Wednesday upon news that employees can start selling restricted stock in the company. In all, 234 million more shares and stock options held by employees and executives at F…

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Facebook dropped Wednesday upon news that employees can start selling restricted stock in the company. In all, 234 million more shares and stock options held by employees and executives at F…

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was inevitable. With power out along the Eastern Seaboard for millions of people, the data centers and servers powering many websites were also hit, knocking popular websites offline for hours.The biggest casualty?…

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was inevitable. With power out along the Eastern Seaboard for millions of people, the data centers and servers powering many websites were also hit, knocking popular websites offline for hours.The biggest casualty?…

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

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