Jared Newman

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016

Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks, but the details are murky

Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' headed to all users this summer

Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' headed to all users this summer

The next big Windows update adds features for Windows Hello, Cortana, Ink, and more

FCC vote could end cable companies' set-top box monopoly

FCC vote could end cable companies' set-top box monopoly

This is the first step to opening pay-TV programming to third-party media streamers, but the battle isn't over just yet

Apple confirms iPhone-killing 'Error 53,' says it’s about security

Apple confirms iPhone-killing 'Error 53,' says it’s about security

The iPhone’s most mysterious and dangerous bug is tied to Touch ID tampering and unauthorized repairs, at least according to Apple

Tech's greatest wins and most epic comebacks of 2015

Tech's greatest wins and most epic comebacks of 2015

Smartwatches and driverless cars got real as the tech world buckled down for revolution in 2015

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant launches on iPhone and Android

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant launches on iPhone and Android

Cortana heads to iOS and Android as a companion for Windows 10 PCs

Dell, HP support agents advise callers to ditch Windows 10

Dell, HP support agents advise callers to ditch Windows 10

Microsoft’s pursuit of widespread Windows 10 adoption could face a stumbling block in customer service call centers

Office 2016's Windows release tipped for Sept. 22

Office 2016's Windows release tipped for Sept. 22

Microsoft’s productivity suite is getting a big boost in collaboration features, but few design changes

Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload

Java installer ditches the Ask Toolbar, swaps in Yahoo defaults

Java installer ditches the Ask Toolbar, swaps in Yahoo defaults

Users who install Java will have to uncheck a box to avoid getting Yahoo as their default home page and search engine

Samsung sneakily disables Windows Update on some PCs
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Samsung sneakily disables Windows Update on some PCs

The switch supposedly helps maintain driver compatibility, but raises security concerns in the process

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