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Stories by Jeff Bertolucci

Android, iPhone biggest winners in global smartphone battle

The latest global market-share estimates for smartphones are out. And as we've come to expect from these regular exercises in mobile OS number-crunching, the news is bright for Apple and Google, but a bit bleak for Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM), and Microsoft.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci03 Aug. 11 01:52

Google Search now friendlier for tablets

Google Friday unveiled a simplified search interface for Apple iPad and Android 3.1 tablets. The changes, which are being rolling out over the next several days at www.google.com, including a streamlined layout better suited to touchscreen users.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci30 July 11 07:26

Will Facebook's low satisfaction score help Google+?

The 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Business Report has arrived, and once again the news is bad for Facebook. The world's most popular social network scored the lowest of all the companies measured in the report, which is produced by ACSI LLC and analytics firm ForeSee Results.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci20 July 11 07:35

Google websites get official URL shortcut: g.co

URL shortening services that allow you to truncate lengthy Web addresses into shorter links have been around for a while now, but today Google announced g.co, a new URL shortener that links only to official Google products and services.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci19 July 11 06:58

Four Safer Ways to Pay Online

Who has your private info? Who knows, given how common <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229301/are_you_a_data_breach_victim_heres_what_to_do.html">security breaches</a> have become. And credit card information is one of the most common types of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/227255/protect_your_data_from_the_breach_epidemic.html">personal data</a> we volunteer online. So what can you do to minimize credit card fraud? Well, you can't stop the break-ins, but here are four ways to keep your funds out of the hands of the bad guys.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci19 June 11 01:47

Turn the lights out, MySpace, the party's over

Does anyone want MySpace? The fading social network continues its desperate quest to find new investors, but the situation looks bleak.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci10 June 11 09:18

Google adds flight schedules to search results

Using Google to search for airline flights just got a little easier. The search giant announced Friday that it's adding flight schedules to travel-related searches.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci28 May 11 07:42

Two die in Foxconn assembly plant explosion

Foxconn Technology Group, manufacturer of popular consumer tech products such as the Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad, as well as Dell computers, had a large explosion and fire at one of its manufacturing plants in southwestern China Friday night.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci21 May 11 08:25

Mac malware brouhaha: Are Apple users no longer safe?

Mac users don't have to worry about malware, right? Well, for many years that's been true, although the reasons were always the topic of contentious debate between the Apple faithful and various security researchers, many of whom predicted Mac security breaches would rise as Apple's share of the PC market climbed northward.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci19 May 11 08:27

Rumor: Apple iPod Nano to get camera, again

The iPod nano may not sell like it used to, but that doesn't mean Apple has stopped tinkering with its tiny music player. A new photo allegedly shows a next-generation iPod nano with a rear-facing camera.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci11 May 11 08:07

Will iPad 3 go 3D?

Like Jell-O, there's always room for iPad rumors. And the latest gossip concerning Apple's mega-popular tablet is a doozy: the iPad 3 will feature a 3D display, although it's unclear if we're talking about one that won't require those clunky glasses.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci06 May 11 07:39

10 things killed by the smartphone

Cisco's recent announcement that it was closing its Flip mini-camcorder business got us thinking. It's pretty clear that today's smartphones, with their excellent HD video cameras, are partly to blame for the Flip's demise. But how many other consumer products and services -- digital or analog -- are being killed off by the big, bad smartphone?

Written by Jeff Bertolucci19 April 11 04:33

Dear Apple, keep your $#!%$&# white iPhone 4

Enough already. I'm sick of hearing about the mythical and mysterious white iPhone 4, the Loch Ness Monster of handsets. After 10 months of speculation, I really don't care. Aside from being white, it has no special attributes that can't be found it its black-clad sibling. Unless, of course, Apple adds solar panels or a teleportation app to the white model, which seems unlikely at this point.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci16 April 11 09:00