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Posts tagged “Internet”

7:57 a.m. today

Tweet this: Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

Twitter Twitter says that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on their phones. On iPhones, this setting is called "limit ad tracking." On Android phones, it's "opt out of interest-based ads."

7:48 a.m. today

Green light back on for AT&T's ultra-fast Internet project in Triangle

Fiber optic network                  Communications giant AT&T says it will deploy previously announced fiber-optic network projects, including the North Carolina Next Generation Network. In a letter to the FCC and in statements provided to WRAL TechWire, AT&T says a recently announced "pause" won't impact plans announced earlier this year.

Updated 2:12 p.m. yesterday

You asked for it: TechWire made for reading on your mobile device

Now, the coverage you've come to expect online at and in your morning and afternoon email, is delivered in a format designed especially for Android users. Download the app for free today in the Google Play store.

New app for WRAL TechWire New app for WRAL TechWire

2:08 p.m. yesterday

Just in time for Black Friday: 4 apps that save you money

Black Friday  Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Here are four as reviewed by The Associated Press.

Updated 3:06 p.m. Tuesday

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

6:00 a.m. Tuesday

Unidentified country likely behind spying software

Network security   Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.

Tags: Internet
7:05 a.m. Monday

Net neutrality: The Republican view at the FCC

The Broadband Report      The issue of "net neutrality," or Internet regulation as advocated by President Obama continues to divide the FCC. Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat appointed by the President, is trying to find a middle road on Internet oversight after a previous attempt was struck down in the courts. But he has warned that the 'big dogs" - service providers such as AT&T and Time Warner Cable, are likely to sue no matter what the FCC proposes. In a speech last week to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce;s Telecom and Ecommerce Committee, Republican Commissioner Michael O'Reilly spelled out his views.

7:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock NetApp doubling down on cloud, analytics, convergence

Analysis: NetApp has repositioned its portfolio to take advantage of opportunity by emphasizing its cloud, analytics and converged capabilities. Research Analyst Stephen Belanger takes an in-depth look at the storage technology firm, which has a major presence in RTP.

'UnboundCloud' is part of NetApp's cloud strategy 'UnboundCloud' is part of NetApp's cloud strategy

6:50 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Now in 43 states, NeoNova continues to grow

NeoNova The cloud-services provider named three new customers on Monday that now expands the Raleigh-based company's reach in 43 states throughout the country.

6:45 a.m. Monday

2014 Gift Guide: Three ways to watch streaming video on TV

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. After trying out 10 streaming devices, Associated Press technology writer Anick Jesdanun has three recommendations and an honorable mention.

Digital Life-Gift Guide-Streaming TV Players Digital Life-Gift Guide-Streaming TV Players

6:20 a.m. Monday

Week in review: WRAL TechWire's 50 latest headlines

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

November 21

Premium Lock FCC: 'Big dogs' will sue any new net neutrality rules

FCC Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?

November 21

Online streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

Aereo's pitch  Aereo's pitch

November 21

Electronic records putting financial squeeze on doctors

Electronic medical records, digital medical records Digital medical records can improve coordination of care, but the high cost and reduced productivity involved in implementing them are hurting some health care providers.

November 20

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Detekt Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.

Tags: Internet
Updated November 20

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: A top exec lays out transition to services, adjusting work force

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?

November 20

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

November 20

Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules, snooped on rider

Uber  Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.

Updated November 19

AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.

November 19

WhatsApp encrypts text messages from beginning to end

Facebook  WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

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