What Will We Find On Passengers' Cell Phones From Flight MH370?

Bearing in mind that CNN is the same network that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might have flown into a black hole, it was nonetheless interesting to hear the network speculate that the cell phones of the flight's passengers might hold an archive of unsent emails, texts, photos, and videos of whatever sequence … » 4/13/14 1:00pm 4/13/14 1:00pm

Microsoft Will Leave Email Snooping Up to the Authorities Now

After last week's uproar over Microsoft's 2012 snooping in a blogger's Hotmail account, the company says it will no longer perform its own email snooping in criminal cases. In an official blog post today, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith said that, effective immediately, when investigations occur, "we will… » 3/28/14 5:53pm 3/28/14 5:53pm

Thank God Emails Don't Happen Out Loud in Real Life

You probably know a few people who use email in a way that drives you stark raving mad. But just be glad those annoying habits are relegated to the digital world. Because translated into real life, our email quirks are downright unbearable—and absolutely hilarious. » 3/26/14 12:20pm 3/26/14 12:20pm

What if all the spam mail you got was actually hilariously true?

You're an Internet veteran, you know what's real and what's not. Anything with Western Union automatically raises your eyebrow. An e-mail promising more length and/or hot girls gets vaporized without a thought. You're too seasoned for these tricks. But what if all that email spam was actually true? How different would… » 1/23/14 9:12pm 1/23/14 9:12pm

How to Get the Best Features of Android KitKat Now

Android KitKat was just announced yesterday, and both carriers and manufacturers are already promising to roll it out as soon as possible. You don't have to sit around and wait though, you can get some of KitKat's newest and best features for the phone you already have, right now. Here's how. » 11/01/13 11:57am 11/01/13 11:57am

The Dark Mail Alliance Wants to Reinvent Email as We Know It

In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks, we've seen at least two encrypted email services close shop in the face of government scrutiny. They're not giving up on the mission, however. In fact, these freedom fighters now say they're coming back twice as strong and twice as committed to shutting out the NSA. » 10/30/13 2:06pm 10/30/13 2:06pm

How To Opt Out of Google's Shared Endorsements

Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements and will allow you to share your recommendations (whether a +1 on Google Play or a… » 10/18/13 4:30am 10/18/13 4:30am

Yahoo's Redesigned Email Is Seriously Broken (Updated)

Yahoo Mail got a pretty extensive (and familiar looking) redesign last week, but it seems there are some serious problems under that freshly-painted hood. And folks on Yahoo's bug reporting board sure aren't happy about it. » 10/14/13 10:32am 10/14/13 10:32am