Apple

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. […]

12/13/2013

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Instagram launches direct messaging feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram is launching a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular photo-sharing app. Called Instagram […]

12/12/2013

A technician checks the bell podium of the New York Stock Exchange,  Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Twitter flies higher on heels of new ad program

Twitter’s stock flew to a new high Tuesday and shares are up 26 percent this week after the social media site rolled out a new targeted advertising program. The company announced in a blog Thursday […]

12/10/2013

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Apple wants Samsung to pay $22M for legal bills

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a […]

12/06/2013

This undated photo provided by Apple shows the screen on an iPhone using Apple's iBeacon, offering precise location technology. On Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, Apple Inc. will begin using iBeacon, a part of its iOS 7 mobile software, to send shoppers inside its U.S. stores messages about products, events and other information based where they are in the store. (AP Photo/Apple)

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

NEW YORK (AP) — GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you’re inside, whether it’s to pick up an order, upgrade […]

12/06/2013

Apple buys Topsy in pursuit of more Twitter tips

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought Topsy Labs in a deal that will provide the iPhone maker with more insights about the chatter on Twitter. Topsy pours through the stream of conversations occurring […]

12/02/2013

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Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a […]

11/21/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the nation’s […]

11/19/2013

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google to pay $17M to settle Safari privacy case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader’s snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in […]

11/18/2013

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Apple demands Samsung pay $380 million for copying

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is demanding that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. An Apple attorney made the demand Wednesday during opening statements of a Silicon […]

11/13/2013

A woman angrily confronts the guards as she tries to queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines.  Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

AT&T, Verizon waive fees to contact Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. AT&T wireless customers will […]

11/12/2013

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

New version of iPad Mini now on sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Apple’s iPad Mini is going on sale. The new Mini is the first version of the smaller iPad to feature a high-resolution display that Apple calls Retina. […]

11/12/2013

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