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Verizon Wireless to pay fine for allegedly blocking tethering apps

Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to resolve a complaint that it blocked third-party tethering applications on Android phones, the FCC said Tuesday.

Apple security guru lays out iPad, iPhone crypto architecture at Black Hat

A top Apple security guru presented an in-depth view into the security architecture for iOS, the basis of iPhones and iPad tablets, underscoring the complex certificate-based encryption framework Apple has adopted.

Google Fiber challenges big cable in Kansas City

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It’s been some months since cities across the United States threw in their bids to become the first city that Google lit up with insanely-fast broadband. Google named Kansas City the “winner” of Google Fiber—and a bit more, as Google announced something extra: TV service.

Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise Wi-Fi networks

Cisco plans to add code to its wireless LAN controllers to make Apple's Bonjour-based technologies like AirPlay and AirPrint better behaved on enterprise networks.

Samsung: Apple refused to negotiate to license 3G patents

Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.

Dropbox support comes to Western Digital mobile backup app

Western Digital has added Dropbox support to its WD 2go mobile app, allowing customers to shuffle batches of files between their 'personal cloud', mobile devices, and the popular cloud storage service.

Square launches election fund-raising tool on iOS

Now campaigns can use the iPhone and iPad to collect campaign donations, and federally required information on their donors.

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.

NeatCloud offers iOS-accessible cloud storage

Digital filing company Neat on Tuesday unveiled NeatCloud, a business-focused storage service that includes an app for iPhone and iPad.

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.

Online Storage Face-Off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

When these online storage sluggers come out fighting, will there be a knockout, or just a bloody match?

Remains of the Day: Mishmash

Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook.

Set up your Mac for remote file access

Setting up your Mac for remote file access can be handy when you need to retrieve an errant file while on the road. Dan Moren walks you through the process of setting it up.