Technology

  • iPhone 5 Intro: SumOfUs Renews ‘Slave Labor’ Charges Vs. Apple

    September 12 2012 4:07 PM

    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, continues to abuse workers in China who assemble its iPhone 5 and other products, liberal watchdog group SumOfUs.org charged on Wednesday.

  • Apple iTunes 11 Unveiled With Dramatic Redesign, Improved iCloud Integration; Release Date In 'Late October'

    September 12 2012 3:35 PM

    Apple revealed the long-anticipated iTunes 11 at its press conference today, highlighting new features that update the available cloud media services along with a sleek redesign of the media player itself. The announced changes largely focused on greater integration between different Apple mobile devices and computers, complete with a fully integrated iCloud service.

  • Apple iOS 6 Release Date Comes Two Days Before iPhone 5 Launch On Wednesday, Sept. 19

    September 12 2012 2:09 PM

    At Apple's media event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer company announced the newest mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod -- also known as iOS 6 -- will launch two days prior to the intended release date for the iPhone 5, on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The iPhone 5 will release that Friday, Sept. 21. We anticipated Apple would announce the release date of iOS 6 at today's media event. Apple iOS 6 Release Date Comes Two Days Before iPhone 5 Launch On...

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5, Refreshes Year-old Product Line

    September 12 2012 1:29 PM

    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, introduced its iPhone 5, the successor to the best-selling iPhone 4S, on all three major U.S. carriers, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), the Verizon Wireless unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Sprint-Nextel (NYSE: S).

  • iPhone 5 Release Event: Why Apple Won't Live Stream Launch Coverage

    September 12 2012 12:52 PM

    Today is the big day for Apple fans, and for all of those following the news about the iPhone 5, or, quite possibly, the "new iPhone." All eyes are on San Francisco -- and Cupertino -- as we rapidly approach the 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) starting time for Apple's product launch, which should see the unveiling of the new iPhone, a new family of iPods, an an all-new "iPad Mini," among other things. However, if you're looking for a live stream from the Yerba Buena Center for the Ar...

  • Zynga (ZNGA) Stock Price Jumpstarted By Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Comments

    September 12 2012 10:58 AM

    In his first public appearance following his social media company's disastrous IPO in May, Mark Zuckerberg's address at Tuesday's TechCrunch Disrupt helped boost the shares price of Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) close partner Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA), which has retained its prominence on the social network's app marketplace despite continuing financial woes and a seemingly endless round of executive departures. Zynga reached a recent stock high in mid-morning morning trading on Wednesday, f...

  • Apple Leaks iPhone 5 Press Release, LTE Features On Website Ahead Of Event Date

    September 12 2012 10:45 AM

    New evidence discovered directly on Apple's website tells us that the name of the new iPhone, expected to be unveiled today in San Francisco, could very well in fact be "iPhone 5." Search results on Apple also included references to LTE on the iPhone, which would also appear to confirm the rumor that the iPhone 5 will support the high-speed Long-Term Evolution network.

  • Apple Shares Open Tepidly Ahead of iPhone 5 Debut

    September 12 2012 9:55 AM

    Shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, rose $2.04 to $662.63, Wednesday in advance of the expected announcement of the iPhone 5 at a product introduction in San Francisco, which isn’t scheduled until late morning.

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Upgrade: Apple Seeds Final Developer Build Before iPhone 5 Event

    September 12 2012 9:53 AM

    As expected, Apple looks like it's finally ready to release the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion at today's scheduled media event in San Francisco, which will reportedly see the debut of several iOS devices including the next-generation iPhone, a new line-up of iPods, and an all-new "iPad Mini." The company seeded the final version of the newest Mountain Lion update to developers on Tuesday evening.

  • Apple iPhone 5 Launch: Expectations Run High Ahead Of New iPhone Launch As Apple Dons Defensive Role Against Samsung

    September 12 2012 9:06 AM

    With just a few hours to go for the much-awaited Apple's (AAPL) Sept.12 event, excitement about the announcements of the next generation iPhone and new gadgets seemed to have hit the roof.

  • Facebook Shares Vault After Zuckerberg’s Mea Culpa

    September 12 2012 8:59 AM

    Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, vaulted 6 percent in pre-market Wednesday trading following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s acknowledgement of “disappointing” performance since the highly touted May 17 initial public offering.

  • Mark Zuckerberg Aligns Facebook Story With Mobile, Search; Manages To Reverse FB Scrip Fortunes

    September 12 2012 5:22 AM

    Facebook scrip (FB) seemed to rise against the tide as it posted a gain of 3.30 percent or 62 cents to end at $19.43 Sept.11, after its shares recorded a fall of over 2 percent in early Sept.10 trade before recovering to close $18.79, down 19 cents or 1 percent. The revival despite Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz selling shares stemmed from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assurance to revive Facebook growth story and align services toward mobile and search functions.

  • Steam Greenlight: Valve Announces First Round Of Top Indie Games, Steps Further Into User-Generated Publishing Model

    September 11 2012 5:46 PM

    Always a fan of user-generated content and community-oriented software development, Valve Corp. released the list for its first round of independent games from its new "Steam Greenlight" program on Wednesday. Titles include "Black Mesa," "Cry of Fear," "Dream," "Heroes & Generals," and "Kenshi," all of which ranked at the top of the community's most popular titles on the new Greenlight platform.

  • Google, Boingo Expand Wi-Fi Partnership With Another 4,000 Hotspots: What This Means For The Future Business Of Wireless Providers

    September 11 2012 4:33 PM

    Google Inc. and Boingo Wireless Inc., made another bold move Tuesday to position themselves as a prominent resource for wireless services by establishing another 4,000 mobile hotspots across the United States. As a promotional event to advertise the new expanded partnership with the companies are also making Wi-Fi free in all the new locations "through the end of September," Boingo said in a statement.

  • iPhone 5 Event: Apple May Release Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Upgrade To Address Battery Life

    September 11 2012 2:13 PM

    It's been about a month and a half since Apple released OS X Mountain Lion into the wild, and even though iOS will be the centerpiece of Wednesday's iPhone 5 event in San Francisco, reports say Apple will also announce release a new update for Mac users on OS X Mountain Lion that day, which will reportedly fix an issue with fast-draining battery life. On Monday, Mac Observer was able to test a series of three Mac laptops running OS X Mountain Lion, and discovered that the 10.8.2 upgrade .....

  • Apple’s iPhone5 Intro: 5 Things That May Go Wrong

    September 11 2012 1:01 PM

    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to debut the iPhone 5 on Wednesday but there are at least five pitfalls that could endanger the company's huge success in the market. Here they are.

  • Kodak: With Firings, Asset Sales, Company Should Emerge Trimmer, Expert Says

    September 11 2012 12:10 PM

    Eastman Kodak (Pink: EKDKQ) will win court approval to ax more people and sell units, a veteran bankruptcy lawyer said. But it won't get anything near full price for the units as well as for 1,100 patents that interest Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) because of the stain of bankruptcy.

  • GoDaddy.com Says Most Sites Restored After Cyberattack

    September 11 2012 9:20 AM

    GoDaddy.com, the popular website that hosts millions of domains for businesses, said it had restored most service Tuesday. On Monday, it was subject to cyberattack by someone claiming to be a member of the Anonymous hacker group.

  • Mountain Lion OS X New Version Likely To Solve Laptop Battery Life Issues

    September 11 2012 8:32 AM

    A new set of tests published Sept.10 showed that MacBook battery life increased significantly with a developer build of OS X Mountain Lion, with the recent beta version enabling an 85-minute increase from current 10.8.1, AppleInsider reported.

  • Apple UDID Leaks: BlueToad Breaks Silence On Hacking Attack; Owns Up As Source For Incident

    September 11 2012 7:26 AM

    In a clearly worded acknowledgement, digital publishing firm BlueToad confirmed that it was the source of Apple UDID leaks reported last week, Reuters reported.