Top News for July 8, 2014

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for July 08, 2014:

  1. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi wrote an in-depth analysis about the impact of Apple CEO Tim Cook on that company, three years after the late Apple founder Steve Jobs resigned and put Cook in charge. The article was based in part on interviews with more than a dozen current and former Apple employees. Read more at

  2. So you'd like to resell or donate your Android phone to another user. Conventional wisdom says Android's factory reset option will delete your personal data before you hand the device over to its new owners. But a security company called Avast suggests the reset option doesn't really work as advertised. Here to bring us insights is Seth Rosenblatt from CNET. Read more at

  3. Avast's eBay used phone test

  4. Leaders from the US and China are set to meet this week to talk about fighting cyber espionage. That's ironic, considering each government accusses the other of spying on a nearly daily basis. Plus, the US worries about networking equipment from China containing back doors, and China has similar concerns about IT equipment from the US. But Mike, what if two big IT companies helped to thaw this technology cold war? Read more at

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for July 08, 2014.