Tom Dillard

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Behind iPhone's Critical Security Bug, a Single Bad 'Goto'

Like everything else on the iPhone, the critical crypto flaw announced in iOS 7 yesterday turns out to be a study in simplicity and elegant design: a …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader in the first sentence or two. Obviously, I'm hesitating here.<p>That's because I can't decide if it's more important that …

Quantum Physics

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Defenders Tell Bill Gates It Wasn't A Mistake

The news that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates now says it was a mistake to long ago force Windows PC users to type "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" at start-up is getting tons of attention because his public mea culpas are rather rare.<p>Gates told an audience at Harvard last week that he wishes there had been a …

Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen

Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a …

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Just Getting Started in Tablets, Stays Mum on Phone Plans

Jeff Bezos said there is plenty of work to be done to make tablets better, but is circumspect when it comes to whether Amazon sees room for itself in …

Obama Administraion Urges Legalizing Cell Phone Unlocks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following a petition back in March that asked the Obama administration to legalize unlocking cell …

Apple's Plan to Change How You Watch TV Forever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand …