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 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 ...

Oct 17, 2014

British family shocked at text from dead grandmother

A British family were shocked to receive a text message apparently from their dead grandmother, who had been buried with her phone three years earlier. Lesley Emerson died aged 59 in 2011, and was buried with some of her favorite things including her mobile ...

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

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

New apps help users unplug from smartphones

Smartphone users feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of communications and devices vying for their time can turn to new apps to help them take a break and concentrate on other things. More than 70 percent of consumers in the United States own a smartphone ...

Oct 5, 2014

It's good to talk: New app aims to spur voice renaissance

Two former Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking. The brainchild of Google veterans Thomas Gayno and Jeff Baxter, Cord aims to usher smartphone users back toward the core ...

London turns classic phone boxes green with solar power

Oct 2, 2014

London turns classic phone boxes green with solar power

London’s famous red telephone boxes are turning green thanks to a new phone booth unveiled Wednesday that runs on solar power and allows people to charge up their mobile devices. Largely made redundant by the prevalence of mobile phones, the green boxes are an ...

Sep 21, 2014

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent a recent evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera had ...