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No iPhone for President Obama

No iPhone for President Obama

The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare…

NSA can — and does — access most of your smartphone data

NSA can — and does — access most of your smartphone data

The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users’ data on all major smartphones, according to a…

Using new technology to better cover the news

Using new technology to better cover the news

Several inches of unpredicted and surprise snow fell in Southwestern Virginia Thursday, catching many of us by surprise and adding another day of weather-induced insult to a winter of discontent.…

The tools change but the profession stays the same

The tools change but the profession stays the same

At Washington & Lee University recently, the communications professor introduced me to his class as a “visual journalist.” A few weeks earlier, another prof at Hollins University called me a…

So, did Verizon win or lose with iPhone contract?

So, did Verizon win or lose with iPhone contract?

Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement Tuesday that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple Inc.‘s monogamous relationship with AT&T Inc.…

TSA agents face brunt of travelers’ anger

TSA agents face brunt of travelers’ anger

Airport security officer Ricky McCoy has heard the jokes: What does TSA stand for? “The Sexual Assailants.” TSA officers report being punched, kicked and shoved during pat-downs, and say one…