Big Brother is watching you, and he wants to know if you prefer Ralph Lauren over Tommy Hilfiger. According to the New York Times, Nordstrom recently shuttered a program that tracked the movements of customers throughout its stores by using the Wi-Fi receptors on smartphones like the iPhone, prompting yet another debate in the changing nature of privacy in a digital world. Nordstrom may have ceased this practice, but according to the Times, it's not the only store getting in on the action.
Just ahead of the long holiday weekend, a report outed AT&T's plans to begin selling anonymous customer location and usage data -- but thankfully, the plan comes with a parachute for those who want to bail out.
We've proudly been iPhone users since the day they were first available six years ago, but along the way we've heard the siren song of the occasional Android or Windows Phone as well. There's just one problem: Manufacturers and carriers tend to junk up Android handsets with custom software, making it hard to find devices with the real stock experience. Now, two of the best are available direct from Google — find out which ones in today's recap.
Like many brand-new Apple products, owners of the latest MacBook Air models are finding the notebook's 802.11ac Wi-Fi a bit finicky, with reports of dropped connections last week and now a software bug in OS X that appears to be causing slower file transfers. But take heart: Cupertino usually gets all of these issues fixed sooner rather than later...
We're big fans of Logitech's Harmony remote controls, and even though the company may soon divest itself of the division, they're moving forward with a new Smart Control edition that puts mobile devices in control of the living room.
Although it won't be able to run OS X Mavericks until this fall, Apple used WWDC 2013 to introduce updates to the MacBook Air line with dramatically improved battery life and a new AirPort Extreme Base Station to power its 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Now that Apple's built-in Maps app finally includes turn-by-turn navigation, makers of traditional GPS navigation products like Magellan are trying to find new ways to market their services to the iOS crowd.
While Logitech may be looking to unload its Harmony line of remote control products, that hasn't stopped them from introducing its latest product, which puts a smartphone in control of your home theater setup.