Consumer Tech

Users warned: Apple iPhones, computers wide open to data theft

Apple Inc. said Saturday that it has issued a "patch" to fix an encryption gap that would allow hackers to steal personal data, including emails and financial information, from millions of users on their personal mobile devices.

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 11:54pm EST

WhatsApp deal highlights suite of similar apps

Facebook's $19 billion purchase brings attention to mobile messaging apps. So what are they?

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 06:24pm EST

Google aims to provide broadband in 34 more cities

Google planning to provide high-speed Internet service in 34 US cities in major expansion

Friday - 02/21/2014, 09:12am EST

Stores can see where you go by tracking your phone

Retailers using smartphones to track shopper movements, preferences; privacy groups concerned

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 11:06pm EST

$19 billion for WhatsApp? Not so crazy

When Facebook paid a sum that could end up totaling $19 billion - yes, with a "b" - for WhatsApp, a lot of people thought that was an eye-popping amount of money. But Amir Efrati, senior reporter for TheInformation.com, tells WTOP it wasn't such an unbelievable price - in fact, someone else was offering more.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:17pm EST
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Charge phone battery in 10 seconds, last 24 hours?

The explosion of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and power tools have at least one thing in common -- they need to be charged. The men credited with developing the lithium-ion battery that powers the devices have been honored in our area.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:15am EST

What would the iCar look like? It's fun to dream

An iCar from Apple? Some ideas about what Teslas would be like with Apple behind the wheel

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 01:10am EST

Q&A: A documentarian working in virtual reality

Q&A: 'Hell and Back Again' documentarian working in virtual reality

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 07:04pm EST

Review: Mobile app shows where to find friends

Review: App for tracking people's location could be friendship magnet or stalker's best friend

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:20pm EST

Your car's GPS could be invading your privacy

People concerned about their smartphone intruding on their privacy may have something else about which to worry: the car.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:17am EST

Website finds hotels where smokers can light up

With many hotel chains banning smoking, customers who choose to indulge often find it challenging to book a hotel room where they can light up. A new website, Smoketels.com, only books smoking rooms.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:21am EST

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 03:28pm EST

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 03:28pm EST

Self-tying laces coming from screen to real life (Video)

In the 1989 movie "Back to the Future II," Marty McFly wears shoes with self-tying laces -- just one of the technological advances in the far-off year 2015. That's next year, and Nike says they'll be a reality.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:50am EST

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Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 07:47am EST

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Beware: Flappy Bird copycat scam apps taking flight

Hackers haven't wasted any time exploiting the departure of the wildly popular Flappy Bird, by introducing malware in apps that mimic the addictive mobile game.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:10am EST

National license plate database sparks privacy fears

The Department of Homeland Security is closer to developing a National License Plate Recognition Database, which is raising privacy concerns.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 12:19pm EST
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Hackers infiltrate Kickstarter data

Law enforcement officials alerted Kickstarter that hackers tried to gain unauthorized access to some customers' data.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 06:47pm EST

Lenovo profit up 30 percent on smartphone growth

Lenovo quarterly profit rises 30 percent on growth in smartphone, tablet sales

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 12:00am EST

Hate Windows 8? You are not doomed

The popular Windows XP will be retired next month, and the idea of upgrading to the radically different Windows 8 has many seeking an alternative.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 04:02am EST
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