The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.
A day after Hulu Plus landed on Apple TV, another player in the streaming video market, Amazon, has released a viewing app for the iPad.
The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses.
How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?
Even before Apple came out with its iPhone five years ago, it was experimenting with iPad-like tablets.
For Microsoft's latest version of its Office suite, the company is betting big that making documents accessible across multiple devices, a cleaned-up design and improved collaboration features will keep the product relevant to today's users.
The Internet was designed to be robust, fault-tolerant and distributed, but its technology is still in its infancy.
Worried about a computer virus? CNN tech guru Mario Armstrong tells you all you need to know.
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.
President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.
Microsoft has announced its Surface tablets, due out late this year, at a time when security is a growing concern for users of mobile devices.
The Times-Picayune and 3 other Southern newspapers are cutting production to three days per week.
On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?
Make room, Apple, Google and Amazon. One more major Internet player now has an app store.
Last week, groups of congressional staffers gathered in conference rooms in the nation's capital. They were coming to hear from a representative from Symantec about the current threat landscape in cyberspace.
The recently discovered Flame virus bears all the hallmarks of a cyberattack concocted by a nation-state. It's big and complex and pointed directly at a geopolitical hot zone, Iran.
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
The discovery of a malicious computer program that appears to be collecting sensitive information from Iran and others indicates the global cyberwar has moved to a new level, warn security experts.
The world's largest professional social network just got a wider reach -- and it wants to be in front of your face for more of the day.
Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.
In the wake of a multi-million-dollar online scam, more than 300,000 computer users worldwide could find themselves without Web access this summer.
Google's Android operating system will face its first big court challenge on Monday as a trial gets under way in California to consider a claim from software group Oracle that could top $1bn.
Psychologists say neophilia is behind the iPad excitement. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
The new iPad may be a hot item in more ways than one.
Magnets: How do they work? Differently on the new iPad than on the iPad 2, it has emerged -- and that's bad news for anyone with an old or third-party smart cover.
Apps -- those bite-sized portals to mass information and services -- have not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but also how we travel and how we maximize our time on the road.
Iggy is just one of many cats on YouTube caught playing with Apple's new iPad.
Apple's new iPad goes on sale on Friday. It's not the iPad 3, or the iPad HD, but the new iPad. That's great, but should you buy the new Apple tablet or opt for a different tablet? After all it's not the only tablet on the block.
A computer virus campaign is targeting opponents of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, according to anti-virus software maker Symantec.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited next-generation iPad.
At the pep rally where Apple debuted its third-generation tablet computer, one question was on everyone's lips: So, what do we call this thing?
Microsoft gave consumers their first opportunity to download and play around with the company's new Windows 8 operating system.
Apple is expected to announce the iPad 3 at a "special event" in California next week.
This past year's wave of high-profile, extremely sophisticated cyberattacks are a watershed moment for the security field, according to RSA chief Arthur Coviello.
In a smartphone world dominated by Google and Apple, Firefox browser maker Mozilla thinks it can offer something better.
A scam Pokemon game reached No. 2 on Apple's App Store charts this week before it was pulled -- a debacle that calls into question both Apple's approval process and Nintendo's "no apps for us" stance.
Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.
Apple released Mountain Lion to developers last week, a new operating system that will make your desktop computer work more like your phone than ever before.
Apple's Scott Forstall demonstrates Siri, the new voice recognition software for iPhone 4S.
iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.
Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.
Apple developers, start your engines. Mac users, start dreaming of how much cooler your desktop or laptop experience could be this summer. That's when Apple will launch the latest big cat-themed Mac OS X, version 10.8: Mountain Lion.
Android is finally getting Chromed out.
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.
Phone and tablet owners used to spend most of their time surfing the Web.
Declan McCullagh of CNET discusses how an online piracy bill could affect the internet.
The Obama administration said over the weekend that it would not support legislation mandating changes to Internet infrastructure to fight online copyright and trademark infringement.
You may have just unwrapped your new iPad 2, but rumors are already swirling about the iPad 3.
From the continuing rise of tablet devices to the daily-deals craze and the return of the Internet IPO, 2011 has been a transformative year for technology.
The week-old redesign of quick-messaging service Twitter was meant to simplify its tools and make it more accessible to newbies. But it has had some unintended consequences.
Intel on Monday announced that it expects to badly miss its sales forecast for the current quarter because of the worldwide hard drive shortage caused by massive floods in Thailand.
Samsung is offering its latest Galaxy S II smartphone for $2 to some customers in Sydney, Australia.
Samsung Electronics' tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, will be available to consumers in Australia in the coming days, after the South Korean electronics giant scored a victory against Apple in a legal battle that had blocked the product from going on sale.
Sometimes one bright idea -- and a whole lot of work to implement it -- can reshape an entire industry.
Microsoft released an Xbox Live app for iOS devices on Wednesday, bringing features of Microsoft's gaming service to Apple devices for the first time.
Carrier IQ is a piece of software installed on millions of mobile phones that logs everything their users do, from what websites they browse to what their text messages say.
In an effort to streamline and simplify the maturity ratings of software in mobile app stores, CTIA, the international wireless industry association, yesterday proposed a ratings system that store owners could voluntarily adopt.
No doubt, it is difficult to design operating systems for computers that simultaneously run numerous applications, while managing interactions between multiple types of hardware and responding to a multitude of commands from users.
Two weeks ago, Google published its much-anticipated Gmail app in the Apple app store.
Few people seem eager to return to the news articles they didn't have time to read during the day, and even fewer are willing to pay for that privilege.
Adobe is abandoning its Flash software for mobile devices. Don't panic: For consumers, this is a good move.
A bug in Apple's mobile operating system allows hackers to take control of iPhone and iPad apps, using them to steal people's photos, contacts and even send text messages without the device's user knowing about it, according to a notable computer security researcher.
DARPA, the agency that really did invent the Internet, is now looking at ways the Web might be used to fight the next war.
Love or hate Google, you probably don't expect this sort of message from one of the largest and most innovative Internet and technology companies in the world:
One of the most highly anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available on Wednesday. At least, until it wasn't.
Just when the electronics industry had finally recovered from Japan's massive earthquake earlier this year, devastating flooding in Thailand has once again stymied production of several key consumer electronics components.
Owners of iPads and other tablet devices tend to be news junkies who are wealthier and more highly educated than than the general population, according to a new report.
Smaller tablet computers that are significantly more affordable and portable than the iPad are finally starting to hit the United States -- and they could hit a crucial sweet spot in the consumer market.
The tributes to Dennis Ritchie won't match the river of praise that spilled out over the web after the death of Steve Jobs. But they should.
2011 was supposed to be the year of the tablet. After the 2010 launch of the iPad demonstrated there was a lucrative market for consumer-class slates, all the key consumer electronics manufacturers strapped Android to their would-be iPad killers, hoping to catch up to Apple's massive lead.
CNN's Maggie Lake takes a look at the Amazon's latest tablet - the Kindle Fire.
Nanhao Group is, in many ways, an ordinary technology company. Its staff make online scoring systems, exam-mark scanners and other educational hardware and software.
If your computer is infected, it's probably because of something you did, according to a Microsoft study released this week.
One year, six months, and seven days after the iPad first went on sale, Facebook has at last released its app for Apple's tablet.
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
As Nokia prepares for its next crucial venture into the U.S. and high-end smartphones, the Finnish cell-phone maker is missing a crucial piece: an abundant catalog of applications.
Without Charles Simonyi the seemingly simple act of composing documents on a computer would be far less intuitive and visually straightforward. As a computer programmer at Microsoft in the 1980s, he led the team that created Word, the ubiquitous word-processing program (he also led the Excel team). Before joining Microsoft, Simonyi (pronounced sim-OH-nyee) worked at Xerox PARC, where he had a hand in inventing the graphical user interface that enabled consumers to see text and formatting on the screen as it would appear in the final document -- an interface known as WYSIWYG, or "what you see is what you get."
I'm more than a little disappointed with calculators. I began saving regularly for retirement in the late 1970s and according to the calculator I was supposed to be pretty well off by now. What actually happened, though, was that I did OK until about 2000 but not very well since then. I'm glad I saved, but the calculator was wrong. --David R., Phoenix, Arizona
Maybe everything really is bigger in Texas.
Americans' satisfaction with their personal computers is at an all-time high, but buyers' happiness with Apple's Macs continues to top Windows PCs.
Taxes, health care, jobs. These are issues that are center stage in U.S. elections. But a parliamentary candidate in Switzerland has a slightly different platform: PowerPoint.
When you gather up your W-2s, 1099s and crumpled receipts to figure out your taxes this time of year, you're probably hoping for some shreds of good news. How's this: Because April 15 falls on a Saturday in 2006, you have two extra days to file.
Windows 8 is coming soon -- and it looks nothing like the Windows you're used to.
Barely a day passes without news of another major computer security breach. Last week a hacking network named "Hollywood Leaks" began their attack on the personal data of celebrities, officially adding the glitterati to a roll of shame that already includes targets as diffuse as Sony, the Church of Scientology and PayPal.
Amazon is sidestepping Apple's strict new in-app purchasing rules for the App Store with three simple words: to the cloud.
Apple won a significant victory on Tuesday in its campaign against Samsung Electronics over alleged intellectual-property infringements.
An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.
As Android devices get more popular (today comScore reports Android phones comprise 40% of the U.S. smartphone market), they're becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals. If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware (malicious software) than you were six months ago.
On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, and Stephanie Goldberg check in with John Sutter, who's attending the Black Hat convention in Las Vegas.
Dear hackers: The U.S. government wants you.
With a few thousand bucks, a tool box and some technical skill, you could bring about the cyber apocalypse.
Apple introduced an important security feature in the latest version of the iPhone's software, yet it is rarely used by third-party applications, leaving users vulnerable to a targeted attack.
Repeated and constant cyber attacks against the United States have turned the country's assessment of national security threats on its head.
After a false start late Monday, Skype has officially landed on the iPad.
Motorola announced dismal device sales in its earnings report on Thursday, with tablets faring near the worst among the company's products.
We all knew that once Apple starting enforcing new rules for in-app purchases, it would change how media companies do business on the iPhone and iPad.
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