Apple looks to reignite iPad sales

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img Apple Inc. is expected to hold an event on Oct. 16 in which the company, fresh off the launch of the iPhone 6, is hoping to reignite enthusiasm for its line of iPad tablets.

Apple AAPL, +0.60% is said to be preparing for an event near its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters during which it will unveil new models of the iPad, as well as its Mac computers, and also updates on the release of Yosemite

Samsung Poised for ‘Ugly’ Quarter as iPhones Get Bigger

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img Samsung Electronics Co. the world’s largest smartphone maker, is heading for its roughest quarter in years amid rising competition from Apple Inc. and China’s Xiaomi Corp.

Analysts have been cutting their profit estimates almost daily, with at least 26 of 42 tracked by Bloomberg reducing their estimates in the past four weeks. Operating profit for the third quarter is projected to plunge 47 pe

Apple’s IOS 8 Software Update Causing Apps to Crash More

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img Apple Inc.’s latest software update for the iPhone and iPad tablet is causing popular applications made by Facebook Inc., Dropbox Inc. and others to crash more frequently, according to a report.

Apple’s iOS 8 operating system causes apps to crash about 3.3 percent of the time, or 67 percent more than last year’s version, according to a report by Crittercism Inc., an analytics firm that works w

Smugglers cash in on Chinese demand for iPhone 6

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img Apple fans in mainland China are being made to wait for the iPhone 6 and smugglers are cashing in, marking up Hong Kong prices by as much as $1,000.

Two days after the iPhone 6 went on sale in Hong Kong, customs officers patrolling a backwater pier came across several men loading boxes into a speedboat.

Analysts giddy as Apple’s new iPhone sets sales record

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img The strong performance of Apple’s new iPhone over the weekend has some analysts giddy, with Global Equities Research going so far as to say this marked “the beginning of a new era” for the company.

Apple AAPL, +0.76% shares advanced 0.7% in premarket trade Monday, amid reports that the iPhone 6 Plus was sold out by Sunday morning, and that a bulk of the iPhone 6 models, particularly the gold

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

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img Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, e-mails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

In a blog post, Apple says that iOS 8, which began rolling out Wednesday, has new encryption that will no longer allow the company to bypass a customer's passcode to access the data.

Apple’s New iPhone 6 Smartphones Top 4 Million in Pre-Orders

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img Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped 4 million in pre-orders in the first 24 hours, as early demand for the smartphones outstrips supply.

Deliveries will start at the end of this week, when the devices officially go on sale, with many not scheduled until next month, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. Apple indicated last week that the devices would tak

Apple Unveils Watch, Bigger-Screen IPhones in Product Blitz

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img Apple Inc. (AAPL) unveiled redesigned iPhones with bigger screens, overhauling its top-selling product in an event that gives the clearest sign yet of the company’s product direction under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come in screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, along with rounded edges and a thinner frame than earlier models, as well as higher-res

Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars privet photos

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img Apple Inc., which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company’s iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were

Google Rebuffed by U.S. High Court on Privacy Lawsuit

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img The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Google Inc. (GOOG), leaving the company to face lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal wiretapping law by secretly collecting personal data while developing its Street View maps.

The justices today left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks.

Why Apple’s plan to live stream WWDC is a big deal

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img Apple announced that it will livestream keynotes at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference, which some Apple watchers say suggests big news from the tech giant.

Google spells out how to be 'forgotten' in search

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img Google has launched a new online form that allows people in Europe to request that links about them be removed from search results if the content is outdated, inappropriate or irrelevant.

The new form has been made available to people in 28 European Union countries and four neighboring nations after the European Union's top court ruled that people have the "right to be forgotten."

Google Needs Up to $30 Billion in Cash Overseas for Deals

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img Google Inc. (GOOG) is keeping a large portion of its cash outside the U.S. so it can use as much as $30 billion for possible acquisitions, the company said in a letter to regulators.

The owner of the top Web-search engine generates about half of its revenue overseas, and it avoids paying U.S. taxes by keeping foreign earnings abroad. Google needs the cash for deals as competition rises oversea

Big Blue Juror in Apple-Samsung Trial May Have Led Panel

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img Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. both trusted a retired IBM executive with patent litigation experience to give them a fair trial.

When jury foreman Thomas Dunham handed over the verdict in court May 2, it wasn’t a sweeping victory for either company. Apple got just $120 million of the $2 billion it sought for infringement of its smartphone patents, while Samsung won one of its two claim

Google Warning on Russia Prescient as Putin Squeezes Web

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img Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt warned last year that Russia was “on the path” toward China’s model of Internet censorship. Vladimir Putin is proving him right.

With Russia locked in the worst standoff with the U.S. since the Cold War, the Russian president last week said his government needs to impose greater control over information flows through the World Wide Web, which the former

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