Apple now accepting banged-up iPhones for trade-in

Feb 6, 2016

Apple now accepting banged-up iPhones for trade-in

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that with more leeway, applicable ...

Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company

Feb 2, 2016

Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company

Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world’s most valuable companies. The shift occurred in Monday’s extended trading after Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market. Apple Inc.’s ...

Jan 30, 2016

Apple team reported to be secretly working on virtual reality items

Apple has a team secretly working on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gear in a budding challenge to Facebook-owned Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens, the Financial Times reported Friday. The team’s ranks number in the hundreds, bolstered by talent hired away from ...

Jan 5, 2016

Toyota joins Ford against Apple-Google car screen dominance

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to use a car-phone connectivity system championed by Ford Motor Co. in a bid to keep Apple Inc. and Google from dominating control of dashboards. Toyota will introduce a telematics system with Ford’s SmartDeviceLink, an open platform that the automakers ...

Jan 4, 2016

Apple hikes iPhone prices in Germany over music, pornography levy

Apple has raised the prices for handheld devices in Germany following a deal between the tech industry and content producers that will benefit musicians, actors and pornographic filmmakers. The California-based company confirmed in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that the price increase ...

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

Dec 24, 2015

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

The Beatles, the top-selling band in musical history yet a persistent holdout on new distribution technology, announced Wednesday they would end a boycott of streaming in time for Christmas. The Fab Four’s full catalog will be available on all major services including leader Spotify, ...