| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:27 AM
With the end of summer looming and a new school year just around the corner, lots of students will be driving off in their first cars. Exciting times – but maybe not so much for the parents. Between the worry and the added expense, it can be a...
| Jun 27, 2013
In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
After reports that a young woman in China died after using her iPhone while it was plugged in and charging through a third-party USB adapter, Apple has announced a USB adapter trade-in program.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will accept third-party...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This app allows for free calling, text messaging, photo sharing and video chats among Vonage Mobile app holders. In addition, you can make low-cost international calls to those who don't have the app.
Name: Vonage Mobile
Available for: Android, iOS...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the spirit of musical independence this Fourth, may I propose two effective, if buggy, tools for liberation? One is an iPod slayer. The other is an anti-iPod. The former plays music despite its many software bugs. The latter entices you into the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In Oakland, news helicopters began rumbling overhead by 4 a.m. Monday, assessing the mounting congestion on the tangle of freeways that feed the Bay Bridge because of the BART strike.
Manu Sidhu, a 30-year-old research associate at UC San Francisco,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The world of tech is known for its ingenious inventions, but sometimes, it's flops are even more memorable.
From Google to Twitter to Microsoft, every major player in the tech industry has at one point or another also invented and released a gadget so...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Apple's next mobile operating system, iOS 7, was unveiled Monday and will be available to the public in the fall. But will your mobile device be able to use it?
The new operating system -- built for the company's line of iPhones, iPads and iPod...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
New to the modern classroom we call the app store is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An app designed for iPads gives users the chance to go deeper into the work best known for its “Ode to Joy” movement.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Microsoft Office users with iPhones rejoice: Word, PowerPoint and Excel are now available on your smartphone.
The Redmond, Wash., software giant released Office Mobile for the Apple smartphone Friday, finally bringing heavy Office users a way to edit...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Apple released the second version of iOS 7 beta Monday, bringing the new operating system to developer's iPads for the first time.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company unveiled iOS 7, its next mobile operating system, this month and made it available...