Oct 21, 2014

Apple profits jump 13% on back of strong iPhone 6 sales

The new big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple’s profit and revenue in the past quarter, as the California tech giant delivered stronger-than-expected results. Profit rose 13 percent to $8.5 billion, as revenues jumped to $42.1 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter ending September 27, the ...

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. stocks end higher despite drag from IBM

U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM’s disappointing results limited gains. Earnings reports from Halliburton, Gannett Co., and others, helped ease the worries over global growth and falling commodity prices that last week helped drive ...

Oct 17, 2014

Apple debuts thinner iPad Air 2 tablet with fingerprint sensor

Apple Inc. unveiled a more powerful and thinner version of its tablet computer called iPad 2 with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Thursday, with pre-orders starting Friday for customers in the United States, Japan, China and more than 30 regions. “It is the ...

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Oct 17, 2014

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” Likening encrypted data to a safe ...

Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Oct 12, 2014

Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Oct 7, 2014

Bidding for rare iPhone 6 prototype nears $100,000

Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple’s new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping $100,000 on eBay Monday, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer’s hands. “Apple does NOT let these phones out of their possession yet I was accidentally sent ...