Posts tagged “Apple”

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Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

Semiconductor Qualcomm slashed its profit expectations Friday by as much as a third after saying that Apple is refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.

April 13

Survey: Teens love iPhones, Amazon, Nike, and food

Teen survey show spending trends Teenagers are spending their money on food, athletic gear, video games and more than three-quarters of them own iPhones. So says the latest Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens survey.

April 12

Premium Lock Report: Apple dominating 'contactless' pay - but don't forget Paypal

Trying out Apple Pay More than 500 million people will be using "contactless" payment systems within the next five years as growth surges by more than 50 percent, says a new report. Apple is the dominant provider - but don't forget Paypal.

Updated April 11

Premium Lock Lenovo topples Apple as No. 1 in Laptop Magazine rankings

Lenovo is the top brand for laptops in the annual rankings from Laptop Magazine, replacing Apple which has held the top spot since the tech news publication began rating portable computers in 2010. Lenovo's machines received a perfect "10" for innovation.

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Updated April 3

Premium Lock Tests find Lenovo, others overstate many laptops' battery life

If you find to your horror that your laptop's battery life is a heck of a lot less than what the manufacturer claimed you could expect, you're not alone, fellow tech slaves. Tests by a UK tech web site finds that most manufacturers, including Lenovo, are overstating energy expectations.

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February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

Updated February 7

Premium Lock Eat your electronics; giant race drones coming; iPhone users beware of vulnerable apps

In today's update of technology news: Tiny electronic devices you swallow could use stomach acid for power; giant race drones are being developed; and iPhone users beware: 76 apps can leak data and pose risks from hackers.

February 1

Premium Lock Apple is back: Services, iPhone, Mac segments fuel record quarterly revenue

Apple  Analysis: While the iPhone is the core of Apple's future initiatives, Apple's latest earnings show that the initiatives the company put in place to monetize nearly every aspect of the iPhone user experience helped restore revenue growth, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

January 30

Premium Lock Wallet wars: After chip card headaches, will we embrace mobile pay?

E-Commerce Given the abundance of hacking and "snoopers" that can sniff your PIN, so-called chip cards seemed like a good idea. But the inconvenience - every merchant seems to have a different way to handle them plus there is a noticeable time delay - this ecommerce shopper is ready for "contactless" transactions such as Apple Pay. So are millions of others, says a new study from Juniper Research.

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