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Head of iPhone and iPad Software, Scott Forstall, to Leave Apple

Head of iPhone and iPad Software, Scott Forstall, to Leave Apple

Apple(CUPERTINO, Calif.) — Silicon Valley isn’t letting Hurricane Sandy get in the way of big tech announcements Monday. On the heels of Google and Microsoft’s big product launches Monday afternoon, Apple has just announced a big executive…

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft(SAN FRANCISCO) — Even as Hurricane Sandy pounded the Eastern Seaboard, drowning out a lot of other news, Microsoft took the stage Monday afternoon in San Francisco to show off its Windows Phone 8 operating system, which the company will rele…

Philips Hue Light Bulb Can Be Controlled with Phone

Philips Hue Light Bulb Can Be Controlled with Phone

Philips(NEW YORK) — Given all the attention being placed on Hurricane Sandy, Monday might not be the best day to announce a new light bulb, but at least Philips’ hue isn’t just any old light bulb.It’s a light bulb that you can control with…

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

A Tough Week for the Internet as Major Sites Experience Outages

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last week it was YouTube for a few minutes, but this week it was more than just the streaming video service that wasn’t available to Internet users.Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services went down causing sites that…

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Joanna Stern/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Apple vs. Microsoft post-PC war is just getting started. Microsoft has argued why its new software and Surface tablet are better than the iPad, but Apple’s not staying quiet.“I haven’t played wit…

Apple Sold 27 Million iPhones in 4th Quarter; Earnings Lower Than Expected

Apple Sold 27 Million iPhones in 4th Quarter; Earnings Lower Than Expected

Feng Li/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), the world’s most valuable company, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Thursday because it’s having trouble keeping up with demand for its market-leading products.Inventory i…

Apple Sold 27 Million iPhones in 4th Quarter; Earnings Lower Than Expected

Apple Sold 27 Million iPhones in 4th Quarter; Earnings Lower Than Expected

Feng Li/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), the world’s most valuable company, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Thursday because it’s having trouble keeping up with demand for its market-leading products.Inventory i…

That’s Weak! The Top 25 Passwords People Use but Shouldn’t

That’s Weak! The Top 25 Passwords People Use but Shouldn’t

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People never learn.  If they did, they wouldn’t use the same weak passwords over and over and over again.That’s the finding of SplashData, which has just released its annual “25 Worst Passwords of th…

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook stock has disappointed lots of investors, but now its earnings have some smiling. With a revenue of $1.3 billion, Facebook reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesd…

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook stock has disappointed lots of investors, but now its earnings have some smiling. With a revenue of $1.3 billion, Facebook reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesd…

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Facebook Celebrates Positive Third-Quarter Earnings

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook stock has disappointed lots of investors, but now its earnings have some smiling. With a revenue of $1.3 billion, Facebook reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesd…

Apple to Announce iPad Mini at Event?

Apple to Announce iPad Mini at Event?

AppleUPDATE: Apple unveiled a smaller iPad on Tuesday, what it calls the iPad mini, meant to compete with other small tablets currently on the market. It’s as thin as a pencil, fits right in your hand and has its smallest price point ever, says Apple m…

Apple to Announce iPad Mini at Event?

Apple to Announce iPad Mini at Event?

AppleUPDATE: Apple unveiled a smaller iPad on Tuesday, what it calls the iPad mini, meant to compete with other small tablets currently on the market. It’s as thin as a pencil, fits right in your hand and has its smallest price point ever, says Apple m…

FTC Enlists Consumers to Help Stop ‘Robocalls’

FTC Enlists Consumers to Help Stop ‘Robocalls’

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Federal Trade Commission  is looking for tech-savvy individuals to come up with a product to thwart so-called “robocalls” from harassing helpless citizens.In fact, the FTC, which oversees the F…

YouTube Goes Down; Not Google’s Best Day

YouTube Goes Down; Not Google’s Best Day

YouTube/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Those who visited YouTube Thursday got a “500 Internal Server Error” starting at around 4:15 p.m. ET. The very popular video service went down for about 15 minutes Thursday afternoon. Service was restored for most by 4:30 …

You’ve Got Alto: AOL Introduces New Spin on Email

You’ve Got Alto: AOL Introduces New Spin on Email

Aol(NEW YORK) — For most people on the Internet, it has been ages since they’ve heard the chime “You’ve got mail!” or associated AOL with modern-day email.  While it was reported last year that a large percentage of AOL’s profits still come from …

Survey: Most iPhones Are Damaged Indoors, Namely in Kitchen

Survey: Most iPhones Are Damaged Indoors, Namely in Kitchen

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans have spent $5.9 billion on damaged iPhones since 2007, according to SquareTrade.  And now, the warranty provider has learned in a new survey of 2,000 owners that just over half — 51 percent — ar…

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft’s own Surface tablet and its magnetic Touch Cover. (Microsoft)(REDMOND, Wash.) — While companies from HP to Acer to Lenovo have announced information about their forthcoming Windows 8 tablets and computers, Microsoft itself has stayed relat…

New App Will Expand Your Presidential Trivia Knowledge

New App Will Expand Your Presidential Trivia Knowledge

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Want to bone up on your presidential trivia ahead of November’s election? There’s an app for that!The Disney American Presidents: Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook app, released…

Apple’s iPad Mini Could Now Be Announced Oct. 23

Apple’s iPad Mini Could Now Be Announced Oct. 23

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Fortune had predicted that Apple would hold an event on Oct. 17 to announce its new iPad Mini, with invites going out to reporters Oct. 10, there’s now a new rumored date: Oct 23. AllThingsD, a t…

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