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Imagine Dragons headlines festival for LGBT youth in the Mormon church

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the …


Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been …


Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list

Apple’s recently updated policy for developers on its App Store now prohibits apps from selling information collected from your address book to other people.


Apple’s iOS 11.4 finally delivers on last year’s promises for HomePod and iMessage

Apple is finally delivering on some promises it made last year about its HomePod speaker, including giving the device the ability to link with another for stereo sound.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Apple partners with nonprofit to bring its coding curriculum to more blind and visually impaired people

Apple is partnering with the Chicago-based Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired to bring its coding curriculum to more people with visual disabilities.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Buffett’s firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q

Warren Buffett’s company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker.


U.S. stocks dip as health care firms fall; Apple climbs

Apple is climbing Wednesday after it announced a huge stock repurchase and solid results in its latest quarter, but U.S. stocks are mostly lower as health care firms fall. Hepatitis …


Apple finally fixes iPhone’s forced slowdowns

The days of Apple slowing down iPhones to prevent battery shutdowns are coming to an end.


Apple unveils pencil support for $329 iPad at school event, wants to be more involved in classrooms

Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn’t willing to cut prices to make the grade.


Apple will return to its roots with education tools, new iPad

Apple is preparing to introduce new low-cost iPads and education software next week in a bid to win back students and teachers from Google and Microsoft.


Apple adds more ‘Texture’ to its services with magazine deal

Apple has bought digital magazine distributor Texture to extend its subscription services beyond music and online storage.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Apple said to plan giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model

Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Apple to respond to U.S. inquiries into slowdown of old iPhones

Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down.


Apple’s stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

Apple’s stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology …


Motley Fool: Apple still worth a bite

It might be easy to dismiss Apple stock as an investment, fearing that growth in its iconic iPhone may soon plateau. Think again, though.


EU fines Qualcomm for paying Apple to use its microchips

The European Union on Wednesday slapped a $1.23 billion fine on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance in the lucrative sector of components in smartphones and tablets for …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod.


Pullman community leaders stand with DACA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …


Big tech companies, lawmakers support Microsoft in Supreme Court case

Nearly 300 companies, groups and individuals filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Microsoft in a case that has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Apple to build second campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.


France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

French authorities have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media …


Apple will offer discounts on replacement batteries, as lawsuits over iPhone slowdowns pile up

Apple chief executive Tim Cook apologized to customers Thursday for not being clear that the company slows down phones with aging batteries. Cook promised that, in the future, Apple will …


Apple sorry for slowing iPhones, cuts battery price by $50

Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Suit: iPhones slowed by Apple forced owners to buy new phones

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.


Apple releases fix to security flaw in Mac operating system

Apple released an update to its latest operating system for Mac computers and said it’s changing development practices after a significant security flaw was disclosed Tuesday that allowed people to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Why Apple’s HomePod is three years behind Amazon’s Echo

Apple audio engineers had been working on an early version of the HomePod speaker for about two years in 2014 when they were blindsided by the Echo, a smart speaker …


Apple delays HomePod smart speaker

Apple said its next major new hardware product, the HomePod speaker, is being delayed until early next year, missing the key holiday shopping season.