Jason Whalley

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Nexus 5 Owners Are Running Into Problems With Android L [Updated]

No software rollout would be complete without a few early bugs, and Android L is no exception -- especially on the Nexus 5. The latest version of …

International payments services are flocking to China

More than a few international payments services recently said China had become one of their biggest markets, as an increasing number of Chinese Internet/mobile companies are actively expanding overseas. They find, unsurprisingly, their Chinese customers are mainly gaming companies, for in China, …

Microsoft starts rolling out Skype for Web browsers

Microsoft has started to roll out a beta version of Skype for Web that works on up-to-date versions of most browsers, including Internet Explorer, …

5 tech gifts you shouldn't buy this holiday season

When you're trying to buy the perfect gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, you're probably going to think about something digital. With smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, home theater soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras, cases, video games and more in stores, the options …

Facebook shows the promise of SDN with new networking tech

Facebook detailed on Friday a new networking technology dubbed Data Center Fabric that coordinates all of the information flowing throughout its new …

This Is the Best Cheap Wi-Fi Router You Can Buy

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.</i> <i>Read the original full article below at</i> …

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Amazon’s New Kindle Fire HDX Tablet Is Light And Gorgeous — But It Has Some Serious Limitations

As is the case with its previous HDX tablets, the online retail giant is pushing its new addition as an entertainment-focused device. And with it's gorgeous high-res display, it certainly has the hardware to pull it off.<p>After spending a week using Amazon's new tablet, here's what I came away …

US government planes collecting phone data, report claims

<b>Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal.</b><p>The "dirtbox" devices mimic mobile phone tower transmissions, and handsets transmit back their location and unique identity data, the report claims.<p>While they …

iOS 8 How-to: Remotely remove your credit cards from Apple Pay

People have been enjoying using Apple Pay. Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payment system that allows you to pay for things in stores and through apps with different banks and credit cards. Using Apple Pay is more secure than swiping your credit or debit card because your card number, identity and CVV …

Hands on: Microsoft Sway tells your story without the hassle

Office has a new app in the family: Sway, a new way to share stories and ideas directly from your phone.<p>Microsoft’s Sway was announced back in October and remains invite only, but the company opened up the preview to New Zealand users this week. Sway is touted as a way for “expressing your ideas in …

Windows 10’s OneDrive modifications challenge Microsoft’s feedback methods

Testers aren't happy<p>Microsoft’s changes to Windows 10 have been largely well received, but one particular modification to OneDrive has angered Windows users. The latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build, released earlier this week, changes OneDrive sync functionality significantly. Microsoft has …

Tech Q&A: 'Supercookies,' online dating, reliable laptops, and more

<b>Wireless companies track your browsing</b><p><b>Q.</b> I thought I heard on your national radio show that wireless carriers are tracking where people go on their tablet or phone using “supercookies.” I have Verizon. Did I hear correctly?<p><b>A.</b> No need to check your hearing. Researchers found that Verizon adds a …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

U.S. Warns of Vulnerability That Could Leave Apple iOS Devices Open to Attack

This exploit could impact more than 90 percent of iPhone users running iOS 7 or iOS 8.<p>The U.S. government’s cyber squad is warning Apple users about a security vulnerability that hackers could use to trick them into installing bogus versions of legitimate apps on their mobile devices.<p>This …

Facebook will filter out excessively promotional Page posts in 2015

Facebook is thankfully taking more steps to show fewer spammy posts on your News Feed -- and we're not talking about traditional web ads. We're talking about overly promotional status updates posted by Page accounts, like the ones you can see after the break. The social network promised to bury …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Facebook wants to handle your workplace chats

Your office may try to keep you off Facebook right now, but you may have a genuinely work-related reason to hop on that social network in the near future. Sources for the <i>Financial Times</i> understand that the internet giant is developing "Facebook at Work," a professional take on its familiar formula. …

Motorola's march toward mobility

We owe a lot to Motorola and its team of inventors and engineers. The company made breakthroughs in portable radio and brought us one of the first-ever cellphones. It launched the flip phone, the clamshell and the wildly popular RAZR V3. There have been some ups and downs along the way, and the …

Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

After a highly successful 6-week pilot, and a brief hiatus, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM is returning and settling in for a much longer stay. We’ll be returning very soon for our usual hour-long show on Sirius XM 102 Indie, and like usual, we’ll be holding our rapid-fire startup pitch-off.<p>If …

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

Companies Want One Thing From iPads — And They're Not Getting It

Apple CEO Tim Cook AP<p>Apple is revitalizing its iPad division to target companies, but it may not have what they're looking for, according to a source with knowledge of Apple's enterprise strategy.<p>In July, Apple announced a huge partnership with IBM with the express goal of selling iPads to …

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Silicon Valley companies big and small are racing to create the latest in wearable tech — from now-familiar fitness trackers and smart watches to 3-D printed rings that serve as public transportation passes and smart shirts that measure your heart rate and movement.<p>As in any new field of …

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

If you're an Android user, there's a chance that earlier this week your phone or tablet alerted you about a new update to its operating system. Yearly system updates are a part of the modern smartphone experience, and, like clockwork, Apple and Google typically issue them every fall.<p>The newest …

Overstock.com wants to help you get fresh produce delivered to your door

It's a safe bet that no one thinks "fresh produce" when they hear the name "Overstock." Nevertheless, the online retailer cut the ribbon on a digital farmers market this month. Unlike competing services from Amazon or Google, however, Overstock's grocery offering isn't meant to take care of all of …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Congress will probably fail to pass NSA reform, in pursuit of perfection — and Presidential politics

Congress has yet to enact any surveillance reform — more than a year after Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s mass spying program. As the new Congress convenes for 2015, it appears that the familiar squabbles will prevent meaningful reform yet again.<p>The biggest hope for reform …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

Broadband speed adverts targeted by watchdog Which?

<b>Consumer watchdog Which? has called for regulators to change the way broadband services are advertised.</b><p>Currently providers can use a headline speed for services even if only 10% of customers will actually get that speed.<p>Which? found that a quarter of people would have chosen another deal if they …