- AT&T says it doesn't have to disclose NSA dealings
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — AT&T says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' communications data despite complaints that the telecom giant has been sharing and selling that information to federal intelligence agencies including the National Security Agency.
- Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon
NEW YORK (AP) — GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.
- Tech Tips: Decline gadget protection at register
LOS ANGELES (AP) — So, you've selected the gadgets to give your loved ones, and you're at the checkout line. Suddenly you're asked if you want an extended warranty or protection plan for a modest sum, and the line is piling up behind you. Do you opt for the foot-long receipt with terms and conditions that you'll have to keep in a secure place?
- Court to jump into patent discussion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
- Tech Tips: Are the new AT&T plans better for you?
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices.
- Gift Guide: Lots of high-end laptops to pick from
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you're looking for something thin and light, or want a tablet that performs like a laptop, there's plenty to choose from if you're willing to spend a bit more for a high-end laptop computer.
- Twitter names Marjorie Scardino to board
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized.
- SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries
NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
- FTC says flashlight app left consumers in the dark
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service.
- Spotify to unveil free mobile streaming service
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free.