Android and iOS devices were apparently popular gifts this Christmas -- more popular than ever before.
from their daily December average of 4 million to 17.4 million on Christmas Day, a 332 percent increase, according to analytics firm Flurry. That's more than double the 6.8 million devices activated on Christmas last year, the previous single-day record holder. And in a first, more tablets were activated on Christmas this year than phones. Apple tablets dominated the category, but the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch made its strongest showing ever.
The National Security Agency's Perfect Citizen program hunts for vulnerabilities in "large-scale" utilities, including power grid and gas pipeline controllers, new documents from EPIC show.
Never mind the Nano doing double duty. New scuttlebutt out of China suggests that Apple is teaming up with Intel to fashion a bona fide iOS-based watch.
The company's video streaming service went down for an undetermined number of people across the Americas. The outage continued into Christmas morning for some customers.
Photo-sharing service records a nearly 25 percent drop in the number of daily active users in the wake of a terms of service controversy.
The country will now require all citizens to use their real names when signing up for an Internet account and force Internet providers to delete posts deemed "illegal."
In its new annual report, Hewlett-Packard says the Department of Justice has opened an inquiry into the $11 billion 2011 deal, now allegedly marred by accounting impropriety.
Also of note
reading•'Twas a very mobile Christmas (week in review)
Oct 19•The Mac Mini waited 3 long years for an update (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 106)
Oct 19•Apple's Chicago riverfront store is its latest statement piece
Oct 19•iPhone X arrival could slash iPhone 8, Plus output in half
Oct 18•MacBook Pro's space bar mercilessly mocked in song