Michael Yurieff

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Recommended Reading: André 3000 chats 'Jimi: All Is by My Side'

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Billboard Cover: Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, His Seven-Year</b> …

With Plans of Investing $100M Next Year, Israel’s OurCrowd Forges Its Own Path in Equity Crowdfunding

In the fast-emerging space of equity crowdfunding, Silicon Valley insiders are pretty familiar with players like AngelList. But there’s actually a startup crowdfunding site out of Israel with a veteran team that has a good deal of momentum as well.<p>OurCrowd, which is run by serial entrepreneur and …

More details on how iOS 8’s MAC address randomization feature works (and when it doesn’t)

A few days ago Apple published a new privacy page on its website that detailed the various measures it has put in place to protect Mac and iOS users’ personal data. One of those features, which is new in iOS 8, is the automatic randomization of MAC addresses when the device is searching for a Wi-Fi …

Samsung to Launch An Entry-Level Tizen Smartphone (Rumor)

We’ve heard several times in the past few months that Samsung is developing its own smartphone operating system dubbed as Tizen. The company even …

How to Optimize Customer Support on Mobile

Our lives revolve around our mobile devices. As bold as that statement may seem, it’s wholly accurate. Our smartphones and tablets provide the connection point between every aspect of our lives — from arranging transportation to staying in touch with friends and family, and keeping on top of …

One (M8) comes last, Note 3 first in Consumer Reports bend test

Consumer Reports<p>It’s not a real “****gate” scandal in the tech world until Consumer Reports weighs in. The respected consumer protection organization did it in 2010, when it confirmed that the iPhone 4 had a “death grip” issue, and now it’s literally weighing in on the new iPhones and several …

Consumer Reports: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Not as Bendable as Believed

Just a day after Apple issued its first statement regarding the ongoing complaints that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in user pockets, Consumer Reports has released its test results for how "bendable" Apple's new phones are. In summary, the results show that the new phones are far stronger than what some …

Sony is shutting down PlayStation Home in North America, too

It was only a matter of time. When word came down that Sony was shuttering the PlayStation 3 virtual space, PlayStation Home, in Japan earlier this year, the service's domestic days were likely numbered as well. Citing a "shifting landscape" as the cause (and likely no public outcry that the …