| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia.
Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The iPad once again has a Google Maps app optimized for the Apple tablet.
Google on Wednesday issued an iOS version of Google Maps specifically for use on the iPad. For the last nine months, iPad users who wanted to use Google Maps have been forced to...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Google has begun integrating features from Waze, the social navigating app it bought this summer, into Google Maps, starting with the addition of traffic incident reports.
Now, when Waze users report road incidents that may cause delays, the incidents...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Students and staff at L.A. Unified School District can now use the Microsoft Bing search engine without having to see ads or adult-content links in their search results.
The partnership between Microsoft's Bing search unit and several major school...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:57 PM
If there's one clear message Microsoft has sent out with its purchase of Nokia's device business, it's this: We can do anything Apple and Google can.
By purchasing Nokia, Microsoft is stepping squarely into the hardware side of the smartphone market,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Since Google launched Photo Sphere late last year, numerous users have contributed panoramic photos to Google Maps.
Photo Sphere is a special camera mode available on some Android smartphones that allows users to quickly and easily take 360-degree...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The amount of bandwidth used for...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A study released by the Motion Picture Assn. of America is taking aim at Google, alleging the Internet giant and other search engines are making it too easy for consumers to find pirated content online -- even when they're not looking for it.