Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Apr 30, 2015

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they’re already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top ...

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

Apr 24, 2015

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

by Andrew Mckirdy

The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant’s first wearable gadget. Global demand for the smartwatch has been so high that Apple decided to restrict initial sales to ...

Worldwide preview for Apple Watch kicks off

Apr 10, 2015

Worldwide preview for Apple Watch kicks off

Tech fans in Japan got their first look Friday at the Apple Watch, with would-be early buyers queuing for a “trial fitting” in Tokyo’s Omotesando area. Apple says its first wearable device will connect wirelessly to a user’s iPhone and will be the interface ...

In China, knock-off Apple Watches have their own fans

Apr 10, 2015

In China, knock-off Apple Watches have their own fans

Lining the glass display cases of Shenzhen’s giant tech malls, knockoff versions of Apple Inc’s smartwatch were on sale at many stalls, with some Chinese consumers eager to snap them up for a fraction of the cost of the original. “It came on sale ...

Nissan to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Apr 3, 2015

Nissan to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Nissan Motor Co. will launch a car with self-driving technologies in Japan in 2016, the automaker’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, announced in New York. “There will be a Nissan product in Japan, which will carry autonomous drive,” Ghosn said at a news conference Thursday on ...

Tim Cook joins roster of rich giving away their wealth

Mar 27, 2015

Tim Cook joins roster of rich giving away their wealth

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity ...

Mar 25, 2015

Apple to build R&D facility in Yokohama

U.S. computer maker Apple Inc. plans to build a technology development facility at a former Panasonic Corp. plant site in Yokohama, Mayor Fumiko Hayashi said Wednesday. “Apple’s presence could trigger a virtuous cycle where new values and industries will be created,” she said at ...

Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage

Mar 12, 2015

Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage

Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores after a rare breakdown Wednesday. The outage vexed the iPhone and iPad maker for more than five hours, disrupting some of the world’s most widely used and profitable services and frustrating millions ...

Apple joins blue-chip Dow index; AT&T gets booted

Mar 7, 2015

Apple joins blue-chip Dow index; AT&T gets booted

Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another milestone for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday. The move isn’t likely to affect the ...

Mar 3, 2015

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week’s Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world’s automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles ...

Phone firms, jewelers hoping 2015 is year of smartwatch

Mar 3, 2015

Phone firms, jewelers hoping 2015 is year of smartwatch

Defying skepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone. Numerous models have hit the market over the past year but 2015 will see an explosion, analysts say, with manufacturers making their ...