Apple Sells Better-than-Expected 39.3 Million iPhones in September Quarter

October 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street’s targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie […]

Marc Andreessen Quits eBay Board Ahead of PayPal Spinoff

October 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen said he was quitting eBay board following the online retailer’s decision last month to spin off its electronic payment unit, PayPal. The Silicon Valley pioneer has been involved in a public war of words with activist investor Carl Icahn, one of eBay’s largest shareholders, who convinced the company to spin off PayPal […]

Microsoft Plans to Launch Smartwatch within Weeks

October 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadget’s battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to the project. It will arrive in […]

U.S. FCC to Look Into New-Generation Wireless Networks

October 19, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

In the words of Buzz Lightyear, and U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday, U.S. regulators will look “to infinity and beyond” to harness new technology that can help build a new generation of mobile wireless connections. The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to open a so-called “notice of inquiry” into what it and […]

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs In Apple’s Lineup

October 16, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet. The new […]

Apple Shows Off New Gadgets

October 16, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed – but now […]

eBay Trims 2014 Revenue Outlook Amid Economic Fears

October 15, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

EBay trimmed its full-year revenue forecast on Wednesday, signaling a weaker-than-expected holiday shopping season for the e-commerce company as it prepares to split from its fast-growing payments arm, PayPal. EBay’s report comes as weak economic data from the United States and China fan fears of a global slowdown, forcing investors to re-examine the world economy only […]

GM Sides With U.S. Wireless Carriers in Net Neutrality Fight

October 15, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Top U.S. automaker General Motors has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars. In a letter to a Federal Communications Commission official viewed by Reuters on Wednesday, GM’s Global Connected Consumer executive director, Harry Lightsey […]

Hundreds of Alleged Dropbox Passwords Leaked

October 14, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website. The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation. “We will keep releasing more to the public as donations come in, […]

Solvay Wins Contract to Provide Plastic for iPhone 6

October 13, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Belgian chemicals company Solvay SA has won a contract to provide plastic for Apple Inc’s latest smartphone iPhone 6 handsets, Bloomberg said on Monday. Solvay will supply polyether ether ketone polymer (PEEK) a colorless thermoplastic polymer, for internal parts of the iPhone 6 models, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Neither Solvay […]