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  • New, larger iPhones unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s larger iPhones won’t just have bigger screens. They’ll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. The iPhone 6 will have …


  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …


  • Smartphones can soon be used to ‘e-hail’ NYC taxis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Raising your arm and yelling “taxi!” is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you’ll need is a smartphone app. New …


  • NY agency voting on using smartphones to hail cabs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every New Yorker knows how to hail a yellow cab. The next step for some might be to “e-hail” a cab using a smartphone.


  • Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google …


  • Apple’s softer side emerges under CEO Cook

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Those jobs aren’t coming back.” That’s what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving …


  • Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans clicked away on their computers and smartphones for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Shoppers …


  • Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online …


  • Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Gravy was still warm. Dallas Cowboys were still in uniform. Thanks were still being given across the country as the pilgrimages to the stores began, …


  • Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Stores borrow from fast-food industry’s playbook

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Tired of dark, Sandy victims head to loved ones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jill Meltz lives in an Upper West Side high-rise — just a one-bedroom, but far from the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy in lower Manhattan. And …


  • Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the launch of Windows 8, buyers are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. Here’s a guide to getting past some …


  • Apple’s iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war. The …


  • Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad app

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds. While Albert Einstein’s genius …


  • Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …


  • Florida firm is source of Apple data in breach

    A Florida company said Monday that the database of Apple device information that hackers stole and posted on the Internet last week came from a file the firm had in …


  • FBI disputes claims of hackers’ Apple data breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday disputed a computer hacker group’s claim that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent’s laptop. …


  • Apple unveils $499 tablet, $629 with AT&T data

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting.


  • TV makers hope 3-D grabs market share

    LAS VEGAS – This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the …


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