Edward Snowden says he has been able to outfox U.S. officials using encryption. During a webcast at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, he shared privacy tips for the rest of us: Encrypt your hard drive, use browser plug-ins that keep organizations or companies from tracking you online, and cover your tracks with Tor, an online network that promises anonymity.
The ability to watch House of Cards without Netflix sends a clear signal that the entertainment and cable industries aren't about to let some Northern California tech company change television without exacting a price.
Along with the release of iOS 7.1, Apple on Monday issued updates for a number of its iOS applications, with Remote, GarageBand, Logic Remote, and Podcasts all receiving attention.
A hot topic at this year's South by Southwest tech conference: Will robots take over the workforce? And if—or when—they do, what jobs will be left for us humans?
Musician Neil Young is gearing up to announce PonoMusic, a new service aimed toward audiophiles who want the best possible sound. Young is expected to unveil the service, alongside an iPod competitor called PonoPlayer, tomorrow at SXSW. Show More Summary
On Sunday, AOL's Digital Prophet Shingy (David Shing) rode a wrecking ball at SXSW, the interactive conference taking place this week in Austin, T.X.: AOL tweeted: @AOL 's @shingy taking a ride on the @mashable wrecking ball. #sxsw #sxswi...Show More Summary
I received a very unusual PR pitch in my inbox earlier today. Here's how it began: Hi Sam, You’re a recently divorced successful single woman. You have a thriving career and children from your past marriage. Except, unlike most single woman, you have no desire to seek a new relationship. Show More Summary
Here's a map from telecom data company TeleGeography that shows how the Internet works around the world. The map charts out all the undersea fiber optic cables that send Internet communication from country to country. There are more fiber optic cables that are land based, but they're not charted here. Show More Summary
You can't patch out a slow processor, but Apple does its best.
Tobi Mueller started coding when his grandfather, who works in IT, gave him access to a spare PC. It was a sweet 286 machine which Tobi learned to program with the then-popular teaching language Pascal. He eventually became interested...Show More Summary
In addition to releasing iOS 7.1 and Xcode 5.1 today, Apple has shipped a new version of its Remote app for iOS. In version 4.2, users can browse previously purchased movies and TV shows from the iOS app for playback on Apple TV. The update also includes the ability to control iTunes Radio playback on […]
The designs for Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino have had the tech community excited since they were first released in 2011. Norman Foster, founder of Foster + Partners, the firm behind the futuristic design, sat down with Architectural Record to provide more details about the forthcoming building. Show More Summary
Controversial mathematician Stephen Wolfram is about to release a programming language with the goal of being able to quickly do just about any calculation or visualization on just about any kind of data a person could want. Wolfram,...Show More Summary
Once-popular Bitcoin exchange had already filed for such protection in Japan.
Staples is trying to reverse years of declining sales by becoming more like Amazon. The retailer has been a leading global distributor of office supplies for decades, but its same-store sales have declined or remained flat for seven consecutive years now. Show More Summary
There has been a tectonic shift in the smartphone industry away from the U.S. and Europe. This year will complete that shift. Asian and Latin American countries will account for half of the top 10 smartphone markets globally. In 2014,...Show More Summary
Monday's iOS 7.1 update brought a slew of documented changes and two surprise additions -- update bundles customized for iPad models that are not known to have been publicly released.
If there's one thing that Android users have held over iPhone-toting longer than anything else it's the lack of customization options built into iOS. Thankfully, Apple is starting to move in that direction for those inclined to tuning their computing environment. Show More Summary
A job posting for a front-end ad engineer hints that Pinterest is looking to start rolling out advertising more aggressively in the near future. Last fall, Pinterest started experimenting with "Promoted Pins," but it seems like this might be taking that idea a step further, whether that means ramping up its efforts or changing the advertising format. Show More Summary
Against a backdrop of the Constitution, Edward Snowden appeared through video on an American Civil Liberties Union panel at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin. And the former National Security Agency contractor had a message for the tech leaders watching: "We need you to help us fix this." In the hour-long appearance, Snowden, […]