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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

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Apple Responds to Complaints of Bent iPhones

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

Social media channels have overflowed this week with commentary on whether Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus bends under pressure.

Strikes at Amazon Warehouses in Germany End for Now

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

The union behind the strike and the Internet retailing giant disagree on how many workers participated in the work stoppage.

Hootsuite Allows You to Call Customer Service From a Tweet

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

Hootsuite Media, a Canadian maker of social media software, is offering a new tool that allows companies to handle complaints on Twitter by sending the customer a special phone number for fast service.

DHL to Begin Deliveries by Drone in Germany

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

A small pilotless aircraft owned by the logistics company DHL is set to take off on Friday to ferry medicine to a sparsely populated island in northern Germany, following in the footsteps of similar plans by the tech giants Amazon and Google.

Apple Pulls iOS 8 Software Update After iPhone Problems

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

The update was intended to fix various bugs in Apple’s mobile operating system, but it disabled cellphone service, among other problems.

High School Tech, in Football Playbooks and Classroom Lesson Plans

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

The rise of video in high school football is just part of a larger trend of how we live with screens. The schools featured in an article on Wednesday also evaluate teachers online, and have two-minute video snippets in the library.

With iOS 8, Your Fingerprint Can Become the Master Password

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

Apple's fingerprint sensor, called Touch ID, is hardly new. But Apple only recently unlocked its true potential with iOS 8, which allows third-party apps to enter passwords with your fingerprint.

Daily Report: Digital Technology Transforms High School Football

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

Several websites and apps are remaking the way that players and coaches practice, scout other teams and analyze their own performance.

Keeping Old iPhones Out of the Sock Drawer

last weekTechnology : Bits

Last weekend, Apple sold millions of shiny new iPhones to people who already had cellphones. Now, thanks to a growing electronics-reselling industry, many of those old devices have somewhere to go.

Daily Report: Future of Beats Music Service Remains Unclear After Purchase by Apple

last weekTechnology : Bits

Apple paid $3 billion for Beats, which makes headphones and also offers streaming music — a service that analysts say could be discontinued, though Apple is vague about its intentions.

With Talko App, Ray Ozzie Creates a Permanent Voice

last weekTechnology : Bits

Ray Ozzie, onetime chief software architect at Microsoft, has a way to make phone conversations as permanent and searchable as other Internet communication.

Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job in Germany Over Wage Dispute

last weekTechnology : Bits

A total of 2,000 workers refused to show up for their shifts on Monday in an effort to force Amazon to accept an agreement in line with other retailers.

Hurd: Oracle Takes On Microsoft in the Cloud

last weekTechnology : Bits

It's okay to think Lawrence J. Ellison has invented a time machine as he spells out a new competition with old foe Microsoft. The question is: does the time machine go forward or back?

Daily Report: China’s Great Firewall Toughens for Google and Others

last weekTechnology : Bits

Chinese authorities have tightened censorship over Internet traffic in recent weeks, and Google and its services are particularly affected.

Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality

last weekTechnology : Bits

Virtual reality technology may attract big money from tech giants, but a conference to showcase one company’s products gave plenty of space to the small fry.

Neil Gaiman Hints at the Talk Around Jeff Bezos’s Campfire

last weekTechnology : Bits

Every year, Jeff Bezos hosts a top-secret conference for writers. This year, it is somewhat less secret.

Former Hampton Creek Executive Says He Will Not Advise Company

last weekTechnology : Bits

The discrepancy between the accounts of Hampton Creek and Ali Partovi, a top executive who left after nine days on the job, suggests that the split between the two was not as amicable as the company has said publicly.

Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back

last weekTechnology : Bits

New messaging apps are celebrating the sound (and the nuance) of the human voice.

A Business Schematic Drawn With the Tools of Big Data

last weekTechnology : Bits

Data-driven management has so far focused mostly on increasing efficiency and productivity, but new graphic tools aim to help executives set a strategic course.

Salesforce Boss Tips His Hand on Company’s Big News

last weekTechnology : Bits

Maybe the chief executive of Salesforce did himself a favor when he gave away one of his big surprises for an upcoming show. His data analysis cloud for the masses is likely one of many, with more on the way. Can his be different?

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