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.

Fearing Net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

Fearing Net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

Sprint's old throttling policy, originally intended to fight network congestion, disappears without any significant impact expected

Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with WatchOS 2

Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with WatchOS 2

Developers will soon be able to free themselves from the iPhone and tap into the full array of Apple Watch sensors.

How Microsoft plans to coax you into using more apps in Windows 10

How Microsoft plans to coax you into using more apps in Windows 10

Microsoft woos app developers with the promise of new promotional opportunities.

Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger

OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking

Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

The Chrome app launcher overhaul puts a greater emphasis on search and contextual information

Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive takes the 'bang for your buck' throne, though its services are lacking

Microsoft launches Office 2016 developer preview, with focus on business

Microsoft launches Office 2016 developer preview, with focus on business

Microsoft emphasizes enterprise features in its first public look at Office 2016, available now to Office 365 Business subscribers

Installing Java on a Mac? Beware the now-bundled adware

Installing Java on a Mac? Beware the now-bundled adware

Oracle has now started sneaking the Ask.com toolbar into the Mac version of Java, in addition to Windows

Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Leaked build of Microsoft's lightweight new browser showcases the Cortana virtual assistant

Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco

Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco

It only took an embarrassing adware scandal that put millions of PCs at risk, but Lenovo just had a revelation: People just want clean Windows.

Here's how much those 'free' Windows licenses actually cost

Here's how much those 'free' Windows licenses actually cost

It's no secret that Microsoft is practically giving Windows 8.1 licenses away to tablet vendors, but now we know exactly how much the company makes

Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace -- with one important.caveat

Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers -- though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree

BlackBerry launches square Passport in latest comeback bid

BlackBerry launches square Passport in latest comeback bid

The company says the screen is more suited to text work, but testers note that some apps won't run on it

Microsoft exec: 'Windows 9' to be announced next week

Microsoft exec: 'Windows 9' to be announced next week

A tightly-guarded detail on the next version of Windows may have slipped out.

iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after one week

iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after one week

Third-party firms see slower adoption by iPhone and iPad users than with iOS 7

Windows 9 leak shows multiple desktops, notifications, new Start menu, and more

The new Windows is coming, and it looks a lot more like Windows

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