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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a press briefing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing Thursday, March 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people […]

03/27/2014

President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring […]

02/04/2014

This January 1984 photo, shows Steve Jobs, left and John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh Desktop Computer at a shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif.  (AP Photo/FILE)

Apple’s Mac still influences, 30 years after debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out […]

01/23/2014

This combination of photos shows Switch75 light LED bulbs in clear and frosted (top) and a 100-watt incandescent light bulb. (AP Photo/File)

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm […]

12/30/2013

Marc Cohen, 5, uses a Sesame Street app on his tablet at home in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

NEW YORK (AP) — Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried. Since navigating a tablet generally doesn’t require […]

12/24/2013

A traveler waits for her flight in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Delta: No voice calls on our planes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines won’t allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voice calls on planes. But the government is indicating that it might loosen those […]

12/18/2013

In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file image taken from video and released by WJLA TV, U.S. Postal police walk with Ryan Loskarn, center, in Washington. Loskarn, the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, is returning to court in Washington Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after his arrest on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.. (AP Photo/WJLA TV, File)

Tenn. Sen.’s fired chief of staff ordered freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution […]

12/16/2013

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FCC chairman advocates airline decision for cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler told […]

12/12/2013

A traveler waits for her flight in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Strong opposition to in-flight calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. The Federal […]

12/11/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Group wants Fisher Price iPad bouncy seat recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby’s life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price […]

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

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