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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: Who Benefits From Verizon’s Share Everything Plan?

Verizon Wireless will soon offer consumers a “Share Everything” plan, where customers will be able to connect up to 10 devices to a pool data plan. But who will really benefit from this?

06/12/2012

Photo Credit: Google

Tech Report: Google Maps Gets Upgrade As Apple Map Rumors Swirl

Google has announced some upgrades to its popular digital mapping service at a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday. But rumors are swirling that Apple may be dropping Google Maps from the iPhone.

06/07/2012

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Tech Report: Would Facebook For Kids Be A Safe Space?

Facebook is testing the waters to allow children under 13 on the popular social networking site, but some child advocates are calling the idea crazy.

06/05/2012

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Oracle CEO Ellison Discusses Google Suit, Steve Jobs At Tech Conference

As the All Things Digital Conference came to a close, a federal judge delivered a setback to Oracle in its lawsuit against Google. Nonetheless Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has fond memories of his highly influential friend.

05/31/2012

The Google Chinese logo is displayed on a sign outside the company's office in Shanghai. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Google And Samsung’s New Chrome Book

Google and Samsung are teaming up on a fairly inexpensive cloud-based PC and laptop that would use Chrome as its browser-based operating system.

05/30/2012

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a scene from "Casablanca."

Tech Report: Why Is Facebook Streaming Casablanca For Free?

Facebook is making it known that they are in the business of renting streaming movies with a promotional showing of the classic Warner Brothers film, Casablanca.

05/17/2012

A view of the back of an Apple ipad tablet.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Apple Upgrading Cloud Storage Service

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple may announce upgrades to its cloud-storage service at their worldwide developer conference next month. KCBS’ Technology Analyst expects improvements for both photo and video sharing.

05/15/2012

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Tech Report: Facebook Changes Privacy Policy Again

Facebook is revealing much more about how it uses the information it collects about users to comply with a data protection audit ahead of it’s IPO.

05/11/2012

Google plus, Google+

Tech Report: ‘Hangouts On Air’ Allows Google+ Users To Broadcast

Google + is making it easier for you to share live video of yourself with other users with its expanded Hangouts on Air feature, just be careful of what you say because you can’t take it back.

05/08/2012

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Tech Report: Congress Votes On Internet Privacy Bill This Week

Lawmakers are set to vote later this week on a cyber security bill known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but it’s already facing a growing backlash including a veto threat by the Obama Administration.

04/26/2012

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