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UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

Apple updating iPad, cutting price

Apple is updating its iPad Air, now just called iPad, and shaving $70 off the price.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Apple, Intel and others don’t want conflict minerals rule rolled back

Apple doesn’t want to see it scrapped. Neither does Intel or Tiffany & Co. But the U.S. conflict minerals law – which requires American public companies to avoid using minerals …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Apple employees to start moving into long-awaited campus in April

One of the most iconic companies in the world on Wednesday set a time for when it will move into what looks set to become one of Silicon Valley’s most …


Silicon Valley tech companies argue in court filing against immigration ban

Stepping up their fight against the president’s immigration ban, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies – Apple, Google, Facebook and others – have filed a legal brief claiming the …


Apple surges on iPhone sales; stock indexes wobble

Investors didn’t react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and U.S. stocks finished little changed Wednesday. Apple soared after …


Here’s Apple’s challenge in India

In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare.


Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.


Commerce secretary nominee Ross discloses vast range of assets

Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross’s financial disclosure showed the vast range of the billionaire’s wealth, which includes holdings of Apple and Boeing shares and cash accounts holding more $150 million …


Oregon’s largest apple grower sold to Washington business

A family-owned fruit company in Washington has purchased Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples.


Dow nears 20,000 as familiar tech and retail names climb

Major U.S. stock indexes are reaching record highs Tuesday as big-name technology companies like Apple trade higher and energy companies extend a recent winning streak.


Fitbit buys software assets from smartwatch startup Pebble

Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp., a move that will help it better compete with Apple.


Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.


Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day

Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.


Apple gets win against Australia banks over mobile payments

Apple scored a victory in the global battle to control the future of mobile payment technology after the Australian competition regulator refused to grant a group of local banks permission …


Got iPhone touch disease? Apple will fix it - for a price

Apple is offering a fix for some iPhones stricken with “touch disease,” a problem in which a flickering bar appears at the top of a device’s display and its touch …


Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in bold autos gambit

Samsung Electronics is spending $8 billion to buy its way into a burgeoning market for automotive technology alongside Apple and Google as the smartphone business wanes.


Ukrainian man renames himself iPhone 7 to win the phone

A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that.


Apple seeks to reclaim lost PC market share with new Macs

Apple Inc. unveiled new Mac computers as it seeks to revitalize a product line that co-founder Steve Jobs once said would be rendered redundant by the iPad.


Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.


Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry country

Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, …


Eight charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport

Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport.


Apple’s $9.01 billion profit tops 4Q forecasts

Apple Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $9.01 billion.


Inside the iHome: Apple helps builders pitch gizmo-packed houses

In a darkened master bedroom, David Kaiserman stood in shirtsleeves next to a turned-down king bed. “Good morning, Siri,” he said to the iPad in his hand, and the lights …


Google’s Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout

Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new. Yet it’s still one of the best out there.


Robots organize your photos, so you can procrastinate

Most of us have many forgotten photos on our phones. They don’t have to stay that way. Apple and Google are both applying a form of artificial intelligence called “machine …


Google unveils Pixel phone, VR headset, smart speaker

Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a …


Apple reportedly opening a research and development center in China

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to open its first research and development center in China, allowing the tech giant to extend its reach in a vital market and maintain goodwill …


Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police

When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But …


BlackBerry inventor stops making phones

It’s official: BlackBerry, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “crackberry,” has stopped making its iconic handsets.