Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

Passwords leaked from Yahoo: Boozy, preachy, angry -- and easy

A look through the compromised Yahoo account information says a lot about Web users and security -- namely, that they don't use much of it.

Wi-Fi Direct may get a reboot with push for better ease of use

The Wi-Fi Direct standard may get a much-needed boost next year from work by the Wi-Fi Alliance to make it easier to use for both consumers and developers.

Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature

Cisco Systems has taken a step back from its Cisco Connect Cloud service, removing it as the default setting for management of its Linksys EA Series Wi-Fi routers after a firestorm of complaints from customers about automatic firmware updates and the service's terms of service.

Report: Apple wins injunction against Galaxy Nexus

A California court has granted Apple an injunction against Samsung over sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones in the U.S.

T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm resigns

Philipp Humm has resigned as CEO of T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. mobile operator, and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling on an interim basis.

FCC rules might tighten up use of cell-signal boosters

A proposal includes requiring users to notify their mobile operators, and carrier permission might be required.

AT&T works on expanding Toggle BYOD service to PCs, Macs

On Wednesday, AT&T said it was bringing Toggle, its service that lets Bring Your Own Device users put their work-related data usage on a separate account, to iOS. Now the carrier says it's working to expand Toggle to Macs and PCs as well.

Toggle separates work and personal on iPhone

AT&T's Toggle service allows users to create work-only sectors on their Android phones. Now the service is coming to iOS.

LightSquared declares bankruptcy after GPS worries sank its mobile dream

LightSquared, the startup that planned a nationwide wholesale mobile network only to be shot down by regulators because of GPS interference concerns, is declaring bankruptcy.

AT&T sees an end to Wi-Fi-only tablets

Tablet makers are moving toward selling only models equipped with cellular radios and away from having separate Wi-Fi-only units, according to an AT&T executive.

Judge again orders Apple, Samsung to streamline claims in iPad patent case

Apple and Samsung Electronics have until Monday to further boil down the number of claims to be considered in the sweeping intellectual-property lawsuit being fought between the two companies.

Small firm takes on Apple, Google over voice patent

Apple, Google, Microsoft and all major smartphone vendors were slapped with a lawsuit Wednesday by Potter Voice Technologies, an obscure Colorado company that claims they are infringing its patent on natural-language voice control of a computer.

Australia's iPad problem exposes LTE roaming challenge

The controversy over Apple's third-generation iPad not working on Australian LTE networks may be just one sign of problems ahead for international LTE roaming.

Cell-to-Wi-Fi roaming is on the way, but may come with a price

Getting your phone onto Wi-Fi networks may get a lot easier starting in about a year, but it won't necessarily get cheaper.

Lawmakers want Apple to brief them on iOS app privacy

Two U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked Apple representatives to brief members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the company's mobile privacy policies, saying a letter from Apple did not answer all of their questions.