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Larry Magid’s Hi Tech Reports

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid


Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Next Generation iPhone May Have Narrower Connector

There are rumors Apple’s next generation iPhone will include a leaner connector, but that means you’ll probably need an adapter to plug in to your older devices.

07/23/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Mozilla Updates Firefox To Encrypt Google Searches

Mozilla is releasing an updated Firefox browser that they say will make your surfing even safer. The new browser will automatically encrypt Google searches.

07/18/2012

Microsoft Windows 7 runs on a Fujitsu tablet computer (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: New Microsoft Office Suite Integrates Cloud Computing, Tablets

Microsoft unveiled an updated version of its popular Office Suite at a presentation at San Francisco’s Metreon Monday that integrates social media and cloud computing.

07/17/2012

Lady Gaga Sets Twitter Record

Tech Report: Lady Gaga’s Social Network

Lady Gaga’s social network, LittleMonsters.com, is now open to the public, but should Facebook be worried?

07/11/2012

The Microsoft tablet Surface is unveiled during a news conference at Milk Studios on June 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The new Surface tablet utilizes a 10.6 inch screen with a cover that contains a full multitouch keyboard. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft & Apple Set To Release New Operating Systems

Our technology analyst says Windows 8, coming in October is great for tablets, but not so much for his laptop and Apple’s new OS is due out later this month.

07/10/2012

(CBS)

Tech Report: Twitter Improves Search Features

Twitter unveiled the first phase of its incremental search feature improvements on Friday, making it easier to restrict which tweets show up when you search.

07/09/2012

New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) apple generic, laptops

Tech Report: Apple Pulls The Plug On MobileMe Cloud Service

Apple pulls the plug on its first foray into cloud computing and sync service, MobileMe.

07/03/2012

Windows Phone. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Introduces Windows Phone 8

It’s been a busy week for Microsoft. Two days after showing off its brand new “Surface” tablet, the company is introducing Windows Phone 8, a new operating system for mobile devices.

06/21/2012

Microsoft Makes Major Announcement

Tech Report: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Brings The Keyboard Back

While the popularity of tablets continues to grow, their design is continuing to evolve. This week Microsoft unveiled the new Surface tablet computer that features a keyboard and a built-in stand.

06/19/2012

(CBS)

Tech Report: Frenzy Over New Internet Domain Suffixes

Dot-coms are about to get a lot more company now that the organization that oversees web addresses is set to approve over a thousand new domain name endings.

06/14/2012

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