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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.


Apple said to ramp up work on augmented reality headset

Seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, Apple aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020, sources …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland’s loose rules began in 2013, according to The …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm in chip megadeal

Broadcom made an unsolicited, $103 billion offer for rival chipmaker Qualcomm, the tech industry’s largest attempted takeover that is destined to come under intense regulatory scrutiny.


Sales of iPhone X begin: Can Apple live up to the hype?

Apple’s iPhone X went on sale Friday, as the company scrambles to meet demand for a marquee device that sports a lush screen, facial-recognition skills and a $1,000 price tag.


Apple among giants due for overseas tax bill under House plan

Several of the biggest U.S. companies — including Apple and Procter & Gamble — would no longer be able to escape taxes on the trillions in overseas profits they’ve accumulated, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg’s 30-year-old anthology series “Amazing Stories” in its attempt to build an online video subscription service that can challenge the digital networks operated by …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11 p.m.

Post Falls inventor returns to ‘Ellen,’ meets his hero, Tim Cook

DeGeneres and her team arranged to have Knoll attend the latest product launch at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif., where he got to check out the new …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Apple unveils iPhone X, other advancements

Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive phone, the iPhone X.


What to expect at Apple’s biggest event in years

Here’s breakdown what to expect at Apple’s most important event in years on Tuesday, including a new version of the Apple Watch that connects to wireless networks and an upgraded …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, testing how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

Apple lured away two longtime TV executives Jaime Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Corp. in June and has given them $1 billion to spend on original shows during …


CEO Tim Cook says he stands by Apple’s 250 DACA-status employees

Apple chief executive Tim Cook tweeted Sunday morning that he stands by the 250 Apple employees who have DACA status.


How Apple plans to change the way you use the next iPhone

Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in …


Apple takes Dow over 22,000 points; other stocks are mixed

A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household …


Apple’s next big leap might be into augmented reality

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple’s iPhone may be ready for its next big act – as a springboard into “augmented reality,” a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed …