Jeff Saginor

Jeff Saginor

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Jeff is a New Yorker living in Washington, DC. He writes about technology and policy.

David versus Goliath: Children’s book publisher pulls its titles from Amazon and what it means for you

The Educational Development Corporation, the latest publisher to go head to head with web giant Amazon, has pulled its books from the retailer's virtual shelves. But what does this relatively small move really mean for the future of book-selling and online…

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BlackBerry’s ousted CEO had a plan to save the company — and it didn’t involve new phones

Sources close to the former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie claim that the company was close to opening its famed network to wireless carriers for the use of any device, paving the way for low-priced data plans. But the deal was reportedly killed at the last minute…

Mobile

Can I turn on the coffee pot with my computer? Study reveals bizarre helpdesk requests

A new study shows that we rely on our IT helpdesk for much more than just computer trouble.

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AT&T will unlock your off-contract iPhone starting this Sunday

A policy shift will allow AT&T's out-of-contract iPhone owners to unlock their devices starting April 8.

Apple

Yahoo versus the hedge fund billionaire: A Silicon Valley soap opera

As Yahoo! struggles to stay relevant to a changing Internet, hedge-fund billionaire Daniel S. Loeb is vying to take control of the company.

Web

Social media makes you hate customer service less

A new study has found sites such as Twitter and Facebook actually reduce the impact of customer complaints.

Social Media

Siri on your MacBook Pro…and in your camera? New patent paves the way

Apple may be planning a bright future for Siri, according to a recent patent filing.

Apple

Amazon to launch 10-inch tablet to compete directly with iPad, sources say

Sources indicate that Amazon may release up to four new tablets in 2012, with a 10-inch model directly competing with Apple's iPad.

Android Army

How the US may already be losing the cyberwar

Former counterterrorism head Richard A. Clarke makes the case for tougher protections against cyber attacks — and why it may already be too late.

Computing

Is HTC quietly building a cloud empire? Buys stake in SyncTV

HTC's investment in SyncTV is the latest in a series of cloud service buys for the mobile phone company. What is HTC planning?

Android Army

RIM to release BlackBerry 10 prototype in May, bets the future on developers

Developers will get a taste of BlackBerry 10 in May, with the future of RIM riding on the new OS.

Mobile

Why Verizon’s proposed deal with cable companies could kill FiOS and cable competition as we know it

Verizon's proposed wireless spectrum purchase may mean it has joined forces with the companies it should be competing against.

Computing

Daredevil skydives from mind-bending 13 miles up…and it’s just a trial run

Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team will attempt to set a skydiving record — and break the sound barrier in the process.

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Apple makes $1.5 billion in a weekend, sells 3 million new iPads

Following news that Apple will issue its first stock dividend in over a decade, the tech company announced that it sold 3 million new iPads in its first weekend of sales.

Apple

LightSquared fires back: Appeals FCC decision to kill LTE service

After earlier news that Sprint would be pulling out of a deal with LightSquared valued at nearly $9 billion, the satellite broadband provider has gone on the offensive and filed an appeal with the FCC.

Mobile