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Twitter, streamer work out alliance

posted: 03/23/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Rhapsody International Inc. will make its 32 million songs available to users of Twitter Inc., the first music-streaming service to let people listen to a full library of licensed tunes within the social network.

Tech Spotlight: Navigator protects phones falling from space or dropped into purses

posted: 03/23/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Let me be clear: I really had no intention of reviewing smartphone cases for a while. But darn it, one company appealed to my inner nerd, and I just couldn't turn away.

On Computers: No Apple news; Android's latest OS keeps going

posted: 03/23/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Remain calm. We are not going to talk about the features of Apple's new watch. Enough ink has already been spilled there to float this newspaper for the next thousand years. And the watch isn't even out yet! Let's talk about smartphones instead; hardly anybody ever talks about those.

Self-driving car advance this year, says Tesla chief

posted: 03/23/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

For many drivers who commute long distances, the prospect of owning a self-driving car -- where a driver takes his hands off the wheel and feet off the gas -- has been an elusive dream.

In turnaround, Nintendo planning mobile-device entry

posted: 03/23/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

For years, Nintendo had insisted that it would not take its beloved cast of video game characters, including Mario and Zelda, to the smartphones and tablets that tens of millions of people now use to play games.

Apple, HBO -- a dream stream?

posted: 03/16/2015 2:18 a.m. Comment 1

HBO has linked with Apple for the start of its much-anticipated Internet streaming service, uniting two premium brands from the media and technology worlds in a quest to reinvent the way people watch television.

Tech Spotlight: Donation-tracking apps prove to be hit-and-miss for taxes

posted: 03/16/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

It's that time of year again -- the dreaded tax time, unless you're expecting a fat tax return.

On Computers: Spire fitness tracker keeps tabs on stress levels

posted: 03/16/2015 2:16 a.m. Comment 1

Joy is a mouth breather and was wondering if she breathes irregularly. So she got one of those new $150 fitness trackers, Spire, to monitor her breathing and emotions -- stress levels -- as well as her steps.

After Apple Watch, Swiss' clock ticking

posted: 03/15/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Apple Inc. may soon sell as many timepieces as all of Switzerland, threatening the country's four-century- old industry, the co-inventor of the Swatch predicted.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/12/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Verizon's FiOS cuts Weather Channel NEW YORK -- Verizon has dropped The Weather Channel on its FiOS TV service and is instead carrying the new AccuWeather Network.

Apple reveals smartwatch price

posted: 03/10/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- The basics of the Apple Watch have been known since September, but now, a few weeks before the watch's arrival in stores, Apple has finally revealed how much it will cost.

Apple to spend $1B to create data center in Ireland forest

posted: 03/09/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Martin Morrissey sat in his bar just off Athenry's main square, swiped an imaginary iPad and explained what Apple Inc.'s decision to set up on the edge of the town in the west of Ireland means for his family.

Tech Spotlight: Give smartphones a Boost; track weather like a Pro

posted: 03/09/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Well, that winter blast last week was fun, wasn't it?

On Computers: Phone dying too fast? Greenify grants longer life

posted: 03/09/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The battery in the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone is supposed to last for 18 hours on standby, 10 hours if you're talking, eight hours if you're playing a video. We've been lucky if ours lasted half that. A free app called Greenify, along with some basic adjustments, has made a big difference.

Suit probes male-driven Silicon Valley

posted: 03/09/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Speak up -- but don't talk too much. Light up the room -- but don't overshadow others. Be confident and critical -- but not cocky or negative.

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