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Apple plans to give you more warning when you're being hacked

Apple plans to send an alert to users when their iCloud backup is being downloaded to a new device, the company's chief executive said days after several celebrities had their cache of photos, contacts and other data accessed by someone who posted nude photos from those archives to an online...

Google to refund at least $19 million for kids' in-app purchases

Google Inc. has agreed to pay at least $19 million in refunds to settle federal allegations that the Internet giant improperly billed parents for unauthorized purchases by their children while using mobile apps.

Beats co-founder's new premium earphones to aid Stand Up 2 Cancer

Celebrities working the phones at Friday night’s Stand Up 2 Cancer televised fund-raising special will be using bright orange earphones created by one of the co-founders of Beats By Dre.

Top 4 U.S. mobile carriers will sell Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4, Edge

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon confirmed they will carry the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, two new smartphones announced by Samsung on Wednesday.

Verizon to pay $7.4 million to settle FCC privacy investigation

Verizon Communications Inc., has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle federal allegations that the company improperly used customers' personal information to market new services to them.

Gracenote acquires Baseline. Better video recommendations coming?

Entertainment metadata juggernaut Gracenote acquired Baseline for $50 million on Wednesday, adding to its portfolio descriptions of more than 300,000 movies and TV shows dating back to 1896.

With DWNLD, online stars can build apps in moments

What began as one fashion writer’s mission to build an app for her blog has morphed into an app-building tool that’s backed by $2 million in seed funding and being used by actress Kristin Cavallari, model Molly Sims, web magazine xoJane and about 200 others.

Samsung, Oculus team up for Galaxy VR headset

Samsung became the latest major tech giant to enter the increasingly crowded virtual reality headset market on Wednesday, teaming up with Facebook's Oculus VR to announce the Galaxy VR.

Where to sell your iPhone 5s, 5c and 5

All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.

Apple says no security breach occurred in celebrity photo leak

Apple Inc. said Tuesday that the recent theft of racy celebrity photos was not a result of a widespread breach of its systems but was instead due to a "very targeted attack" on individual accounts

How to keep your cloud accounts secure

The cloud can be a wonderful thing. It's a place where you can store your files then access them from any device. But it can also lead to disastrous situations.

Google testing Project Wing, its drone delivery project

Google X – the lab responsible for Google Glass, Google's self-driving cars and Google's smart contact lenses – on Friday announced its latest endeavor: self-flying delivery drones.

Instagram is down, so it's time for 'Instagram is down' jokes

Photo-sharing app Instagram is having an outage that has lasted more than hour, and people are turning to Twitter in droves to lament and joke about the situation.

Apple announces Sept. 9 event; iPhone 6, iWatch coming?

Apple made it official: The company Thursday issued media invitations to a Sept. 9 event in Cupertino, Calif., where the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone 6 and maybe more.

Instagram releases Hyperlapse, a video-recording time-lapse iPhone app

Instagram threw a bone to creative types on Tuesday by releasing Hyperlapse, a new app for the iPhone that makes it easy to record time-lapse videos.

Tablet video game revenue to top $13 billion by 2019, report predicts

The growth in sales of computer tablets is slowing down, but tablet video game revenue is exploding.

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

Sorry, YouTube. is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers.

More than 1,000 businesses affected by same malware as Target

The Secret Service estimates more than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the same kind of cyberattack that scraped Target's cash register system for consumer credit card information, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory Friday afternoon. 

Most smartphone users don't download apps; here are 5 worth snatching

These days, it seems everyone has a smartphone, but that doesn't mean everyone's downloading apps.

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