Goodbye Net Neutrality: FCC Backs Down on Internet Traffic Equality

1:30 PM, Apr. 24th, 2014 · · Analysis

After a January ruling from a federal appeals court struck down regulations requiring that all Internet traffic be treated equally, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  promised revisions to ensure Net Neutrality doesn't die. Now it seems that isn't the case because the FCC has changed course and instead will let Internet service providers charge companies like Netflix and Facebook for preferential treatment and guarantees of faster data transfers through their networks -- and that's a change that flies in the face of what was promised in Net Neutrality.

Apple Reports Record March iPhone Sales in Q2 2014

8:00 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Analysis

iPhone 5s

Apple announced its quarterly results on Wednesday, and the company surprised just about everyone by not only blowing away iPhone unit sales estimates, but in setting a March quarterly record while it was at it. The company sold some 43.7 million iPhones, well ahead of consensus estimates of 38 million, as well as 4.1 million Macs and 16.3 million iPads. Kelly Guimont walks us through the numbers.

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Apple’s Stock Jumps $40 (7.7%) in After-Hours Session

7:31 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Analysis

Going Up!

Shares of Apple Inc. jumped 7.68 percent during the after hours session after Apple blew away its own guidance and Wall Street's consensus estimates. Trading in the after hours market is always exaggerated when it comes to $AAPL, but a sharp increase indicates that investors were pleased with Apple's results.

Why 4K Streaming Isn’t Really 4K

1:55 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Analysis

Why 4K Streaming Isn't Really 4K

Apple's Tim Cook has said that TV is "a market we have an intense interest in." All the tech giants are selling small devices to deliver custom 1080p content (for now) on the Internet, but the TV industry is moving steadily to 4K Ultra HDTVs. What are the realistic prospects for streaming decent 4K TV on the Internet? John Martellaro tells you what you need to know.

Apple Offers Peek Inside Nevada Data Centers

6:00 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · Analysis

Apple Data

Apple has fired another round in their transparency offensive, letting Wired reporter Steven Levy tag along with Environmental Initiatives VP Lisa Jackson on a trip to Apple's Nevada data centers. Kelly Guimont runs us through what we learned and looks at what it means.

Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End

7:25 PM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · Analysis

The iPhone Crystal Ball

For many Apple haters and even more reasonable Android fans, the rallying cry for the last couple of years has been that Android is the better platform because you can get a larger display. What will those partisans rely on for proof of Apple's lack of innovation when the company addresses this segment of the market later this year?

Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium’s Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town

10:56 AM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · Analysis

Rockstar Consortium was denied a motion to move part of its patent infringement fight with Google from California to the Easter District of Texas -- a court known for favoring patent trolls. The patent holding company includes Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, and BlackBerry to buy Nortel's patent portfolio, and is suing Google.

Heartbleed Update: OpenVPN isn’t Safe, Either

2:00 PM, Apr. 17th, 2014 · · Analysis

As if the fact that the heartbleed bug wasn't already causing enough trouble for OPenSSL, it's a problem for OpenVPN, too. Just as hackers can exploit a code flaw in outdated versions of OpenSSL to potentially gain the secret keys to decrypt Internet traffic, they can do the same with OpenVPN, and one VPN operator has figured out exactly how it's done.