Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Features Editor for Digital Trends, Andrew Couts covers a wide swath of consumer technology topics, with particular focus on the intersection of technology, law, politics, and policy. Prior to Digital Trends, Couts served as associate editor of TheWeek.com, executive editor of COEDMagazine.com, assistant editor of Maxim magazine, and writer/editorial assistant of Stuff magazine. In his few moments spent away from a computer, Couts can be found hiking with his dog, or blasting around on motorcycles.

Google, Apple top ‘most desirable employers’ list

Surprise! Everyone wants to work at Google, according to a new study by research firm Universum.

Apple

Reddit to remain in Conde Nast stranglehold

Don't believe reports that Reddit.com is up for sale, says the site's operations manager, Jeremy Edberg.

Computing

Despite update, new Apple MacBook Pros continue to crash

Even after an update to OS X 10.6, new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are reportedly freezing when running multiple programs.

Apple

Verizon has no plans to buy Sprint, says CEO

Despite being pushed to No. 2 because of the planned AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Verizon says it does not need to purchase Sprint to stay competitive.

Mobile

Groupon ditches agency responsible for ‘tasteless’ Super Bowl ads

After a series of Super Bowl ads caused a wash of bad press for Groupon, the company has cut ties with the ad agency that it says is responsible for spots.

Computing

Sony said to release Chrome OS laptop, MacBook Air competitor with ‘Thunderbolt’

Sony allegedly has two new devices in the works: An ultra-thin notebook, aimed to compete with the MacBook Air, that docks to become a full desktop, and an 11.6-inch Chrome OS-based laptop.

Apple

Google: China tampered with Gmail (Update)

Once again, Google says China has tampered with Gmail in an attempt to squash Chinese political dissidents.

Web

AT&T-T-Mobile merger: 7 biggest changes for customers

AT&T's announcement Sunday that it will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom drastically alters the mobile industry. But what does it mean for customers? Following are the seven most significant changes for customers likely to result from this monstrous…

Apple

Tonight’s ‘super perigee moon’ will not cause a natural disaster, says NASA

While tonight's 'super perigee' moon — the largest to appear in nearly 20 years — promises to be historic, NASA says the celestial event brings no danger to Earth.

Web

CTIA rumor: Sprint to launch HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G tablet

Rumor is that Sprint plans to unveil two new devices from HTC at its CTIA event this week: The EVO 3D smartphone, and the EVO View 4G tablet.

Android Army

Apple said to launch free MobileMe in April

Once again, rumors have surfaced that Apple plans to launch a free version of its MobileMe service, possibly as early as next month.

Apple

AT&T cracks down on unauthorized tethering

AT&T customers who jailbreak their iPhones in order to use tethering without the purchase of a $45-per-month plan could soon receive a sternly worded letter from the wireless carrier.

Android Army

NASA orbits Mercury for first time with Messenger probe

In an attempt to unlock further mysteries of the planet closest to our sun, NASA has successfully launched its Messenger spacecraft into the orbit of Mercury.

Web

‘Stolen’ iPhone 4 prototype criminal investigation nearly over

A year later, with the investigation nearly final, no charges have yet been brought against any parties involved in the sale and purchase of a lost iPhone 4 prototype.

Apple

LivingSocial: Give $5 to Japan disaster relief and we’ll match it (for a limited time)

Daily deals maker LivingSocial has offered to match all $5 donations made to the American Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami fund until 1pm EST today.

Apple