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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.

Stock rally fizzles as traders waver after euphoria; oil tumbles

The rally in global equities sputtered as traders grew more skeptical about the efficacy of central bank stimulus amid mixed economic data. Oil tumbled. Stocks halted a four-day advance as …

‘Limited quantities’ of iPhone 7 available at retail stores

Don’t expect to go into an Apple store Friday and walk out with a jet black iPhone 7. Or any color of the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple said Thursday that …

Stocks jump as Apple pulls tech companies up again

U.S. stocks changed course again Thursday and climbed as Apple led a big gain for technology companies and energy companies recovered some of their recent losses. Investors looked over a …

Stocks shed early gain as energy and consumer companies fall

U.S. stocks surrendered early gains and finished mostly lower Wednesday as energy companies skidded with the price of oil. Apple led technology companies higher. The mixed finish came after three …

How to get an iPhone 7

Apple has introduced its latest iPhone 7 that features a souped-up camera and a new headphone jack. Looking to upgrade?

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Apple unveils iPhone 7 with better camera, no headphone jack

Apple is making a big splash at its San Francisco event today, unveiling the new iPhone 7 that will include an upgraded camera and other special features. Apple also is …

G-20 economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for leaders of the United States, Germany and other major economies to resist pressure to raise trade barriers as they opened a summit amid …

Apple’s tax fight could spur congressional action, treasury secretary says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is criticizing a European ruling that Apple owes more than $14.5 billion in back taxes. He says the decision may spur Congress to finally address …

EU orders Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes

Apple has to pay up to $14.5 billion – plus billions more in interest – in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology …

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.

World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11

The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the …

KFC, Apple in China hit by South China Sea spat

BEIJING – To the challenges facing KFC and Apple in China, add a surprise backlash from Beijing’s spat with the Philippines over the South China Sea. Nationalists are protesting at …

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that …

Spokane County man scammed out of $40,000 … in Apple gift cards

When a man called claiming to be a family member in legal trouble, an 86-year-old Spokane County man was eager to help. So he went to the store and bought …

Patent dispute could block Apple’s iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

Apple is embroiled in a patent dispute in China that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator’s recent ruling.

Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors’ recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other …

Apple’s next big challenge: Making Siri smarter

Apple is expected to demonstrate an upgrade to Siri’s smarts as it kicks off its annual software conference Monday, June 13, 2016.

Apple to start showing ads in App Store

Apple says that it will start showing paid ads when people search for apps in its popular mobile store.

Apple’s stores getting new look as other retailers struggle

Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that’s not for sale – a new look for its stores.

Warren Buffett’s company buys 9.8 million Apple shares

Investors might question Warren Buffett’s long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple.

Why Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, China’s version of Uber

BEIJING – With sales of iPhones slowing in mainland China and Apple running into trouble with regulators there, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company may see its $1 billion investment in ride-hailing …

The Motley Fool: Teva delivers generic profits

The Motley Fool Take If you’re looking for a growing stock that offers dividend income, take a closer look at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA). Teva is a hybrid drug …

Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.

Carl Icahn dumps all of his Apple stock

Billionaire business magnate Carl Icahn, whose investment decisions can influence the stock market, said Thursday that he dumped what was left of his nearly 1 percent stake in Apple Inc. …