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Posts tagged “Apple”

5:30 a.m. yesterday

Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has an edge

Smartphone packs a kill switch Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

Updated April 11

Lenovo widens its market share lead in global PC sales

Lenovo    Worldwide shipments of PCs continue to drop. But the decline in the first quarter of the year wasn't as dramatic as in recent periods, and Lenovo - the No. 1 global sales leader - broadened its market share by 2 full points to 17 percent.

March 31

Phone wars: Apple, Samsung head back to court this week

Apple Samsung The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

March 31

Review: Microsoft Office for iPad is pretty and functional

iPad Mini  Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.

Updated March 28

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Will hell freeze over next?

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 are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

Satya Nadella  Satya Nadella

March 18

Microsoft, Apple rise on reports of Office for iPad

Microsoft The reports that Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella will hold a press conference next week to unveil the launch of Office for the iPad has helped shares rise on Tuesday.

March 11

Premium Lock Apple updates iPhone software to fix bugs, add car features

Siri coming to a dashboard in your next vehicle? Apple has released an update to the software that powers the iPhone and iPad tablet, fixing bugs that caused some customers' smartphones to crash and implementing some design changes.

Updated March 3

Premium Lock Apple unveils Carplay: Will Siri be in your next dashboard?

Siri voice commands is coming to new cars. Apple says technology letting drivers use iPhones with voice commands or steering-wheel buttons will be available in vehicles as early as this year.

Siri coming to a dashboard in your next vehicle? Siri coming to a dashboard in your next vehicle?

February 11

Premium Lock Technology companies join protest against U.S. spying programs

NSA leaker Edward Snowden         Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition of tech firms, known as Reform Government Surveillance, urged changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.

Updated February 10

Premium Lock Poll: Americans give 'C' to broadband efforts in schools

The Broadband Report: On the heels of the president's progress report on ConnectED last week, a majority of American adults rated the current state of technology in U.S. public schools with a mediocre C grade or worse. According to a new poll from the LEAD Commission, voters support the implementation of better access to high-speed Internet in classrooms to help improve that grade.

ConnectEd ConnectEd

February 7

Premium Lock Apple takes $14B bite of its stock via buyback

Apple   Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors.

February 6

Premium Lock Sony to cut 5,000 jobs, sell PC business

Sony Sony Corp. unexpectedly forecast a $1.1 billion annual loss and will cut 5,000 more jobs as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai widens his restructuring plan in the face of shrinking demand for TVs and computers.

February 4

Premium Lock High-tech firms pledge $750M to expand broadband in schools

Fiber optic network  President Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet. AT&T, Sprint, Apple and Microsoft are among the companies pitching in.

January 28

Premium Lock Privacy wars: Tech firms strike deal on data disclosures; Google can't stop wiretap suit

Online Privacy Google and Apple are among technology companies that won U.S. permission to disclose more about government orders for customer data, a step they sought to fortify their reputations after revelations about their role in U.S. spying. However, in a court case, Google loses a bid to block a wiretap lawsuit.

January 28

Premium Lock Record revenue, profits + growth in several markets = Apple back in driver's seat

Apple   Inside Apple's earnings: pple's brand strength will protect its margins and its carefully-crafted emerging markets strategy will position it for consistent growth in price-conscious China, the world's largest mobile device market, says analysis firm Technology Business Research.

January 27

Premium Lock Google buys AI startup; CED 30th year; Apple profits up?; no AT&T-Vodafone deal; Samsung-Google patents

Bulldog In the latest WRALTechWire Bulldog roundup of technology news: Google buys an artificial intelligence startup in the U.K.; the CED kicks off its 30th year this week; Apple is expected to report a boost in earnings; AT&T gives up its rights to bid for Vodafone; tech giants Google and Samsung strike a deal on patents.

January 18

Premium Lock Not satisfied with Obama plan, tech firms to lobby Congress for NSA reforms

Internet Apple, Google. and other technology companies are gearing up to bring their fight over U.S. surveillance to Congress after President Barack Obama offered no specific proposals on their central request: to tell customers more about what the government is doing.

Updated January 17

Premium Lock Red Hat announces conference; Facebook mimics Twitter feature; Apple CEO addresses China customers; Google Glass case; Synergy Core M&A; new Islet board member ; Sprint restores 'Easy Pay'

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's tech and life sciences update: Red Hat announces conference; Facebook to add "trending section"; Apple CEO addresses China mobile users; woman cleared in Google Glass driving case; Islet Sciences elects board member; Synery Core completes SDN acquisition; Sprint restores 'Easy Pay.'

January 15

Premium Lock Apple to refund $32.5M paid for mobile apps by kids

Apple   Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday.

January 15

Premium Lock Seacrest's 'Typo Keyboard' for iPhones sells out; Mossberg likes it

The device, which debuted at last week's International Consumer Electronics Show, lets users attach a BlackBerry-style keyboard to the iPhone 5 and 5s. The startup behind the $99 product, Typo Products LLC, expects to ship new orders by the end of February, according to a statement today.

A Typo attached to iPhone A Typo attached to iPhone

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