Apple emoji get racial color, but yellow tone draws flak

Feb 25, 2015

Apple emoji get racial color, but yellow tone draws flak

There are smiley, sad and heart emoji — and now, for the first time, there will be racially diverse emoji. Apple is preparing to release nonwhite faces in its lineup of the cartoon faces that some people use to liven up text and email ...

Apple has hundreds working on secret project to create car

Feb 14, 2015

Apple has hundreds working on secret project to create car

Apple Inc. has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The project has designed a vehicle that looks like a minivan, the newspaper quoted one person as ...

Jan 24, 2015

Second French suspect charged over 'Luxleaks' tax probe

A second French suspect was charged Friday with theft and money-laundering in ongoing investigations into the leaking of secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and multinational companies, a scandal dubbed “Luxleaks.” The identity of the new suspect was not released, but he is a ...

China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with iPhone-like device

Jan 16, 2015

China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with iPhone-like device

Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple’s iPhone. The Chinese manufacturer known for ultralow-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that Chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple’s iPhone 6 but thinner, lighter and much cheaper. The ...

Staying up all night to get lucky (bags)

Jan 6, 2015

Staying up all night to get lucky (bags)

New Year's in Japan means fukubukuro (literally, "lucky bags"). In a tradition kickstarted by the Matsuya Department Store almost 100 years ago, retail outlets offer mystery grab bags to the shoppers who are willing to buy blindly in hopes of scoring a bargain.

Jan 2, 2015

Apple customers sue over shortage of storage space in iOS 8

Apple Inc. misleads consumers about the amount of storage space used by its iOS 8 operating system in iPhones, iPods and iPads, two users claimed in a suit targeting the software, adding a new wrinkle to a product introduction that has been riddled with ...

Dec 19, 2014

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The amount of Cook’s contribution to the ...

Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at auction in New York

Dec 12, 2014

Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at auction in New York

A fully operational Apple computer that company cofounder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents’ garage in 1976 for $600 has sold for $365,000 at Christie’s. The Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts, is the only known surviving Apple-1 ...