Oct 8, 2015

‘Harry Potter’ e-books come to life in new Apple edition

NEW YORK — You don’t need to be a wizard to see the “Harry Potter” books come to life. The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices. More than half of the illustrations are animated or interactive, with such touches as a golden […]

Sep 9, 2014

Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

Along with larger iPhones, Apple is poised to unveil a wearable device — marking its first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.

May 7, 2014

House hunting via smart phone

Champion Realty Inc. has released a new app to help buyers find a new home in Maryland.

Mar 27, 2014

Microsoft’s Office open for iPad

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.

Oct 30, 2013

iPads face toughest holiday competition yet

NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa’s sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too. Apple’s iPad Air, a thinner, lighter and faster-running version of its previous large tablet computers, goes on sale Friday with a starting price […]

Oct 22, 2013

Apple floats iPad Air, cuts price on Mac computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of […]

Oct 21, 2013

Thinner, lighter, newer: Apple set to introduce latest version of iPads

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to round out its lineup of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads. The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodeled versions of Apple’s standard-sized iPad with a 10-inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8-inch screen. Hewing […]

Sep 9, 2013

Apple expected to expand selection of iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker’s drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn’t disclosed what’s on the agenda for […]

Jul 23, 2013

Apple’s 3Q earnings fall 22 pct on flat revenue

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s latest quarterly report confirms the iPhone maker’s growth has stalled along with its pace of innovation. The results announced Tuesday mark the second straight quarter that Apple Inc.’s earnings have fallen from the previous year after a decade of steadily rising profits. Despite the ongoing erosion, Apple fared slightly better than […]

Jun 10, 2013

Apple revamps look of iPhone, iPad software

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green “felt” of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone’s launch in 2007. The new operating system, called iOS 7, strives for a clean, simple, translucent look. […]

Jun 4, 2013

U.S. blames Apple for 2010 e-book price hike

NEW YORK — A U.S. government lawyer opened a civil trial by portraying Apple Inc. as a corporate bully that swaggered into the market for electronic books in 2010, forcing an end to price competition and costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. The Justice Department attorney, Lawrence Buterman, said Monday a dramatic price increase […]

May 15, 2013

Google unveils $10-a-month ‘All Access’ music plan

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Wednesday launched a subscription-based music service, allowing users of Android phones and tablets to listen to their favorite songs and artists for a monthly fee. The streaming service, called All Access, is available in the U.S. for $9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. It will be available in […]

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