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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

October 21, 2014

Technology

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Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

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Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

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Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:02 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment.

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Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.

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Yahoo's 3Q earnings soar on Alibaba windfall
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.

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Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

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Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

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Staples investigating possible data breach
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

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