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5 ways to spot risk in your portfolio

U.S. stocks are expensive by historical standards and the market has been choppy since mid-September. Nervous?<p>To figure out how much risk you’re …

Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece

Merkel told the German daily Hamburger Abendblatt's Saturday edition that banks and creditors had already forgiven a considerable amount of Greece's …

Lenders 'trapping' borrowers who want to downsize

Lenders are still insisting some borrowers 'can't afford' to move to a smaller property and cut their repayments<p>Thousands of home owners who want to downsize and reduce their mortgage repayments are being told they can’t afford a cheaper loan, trapping them in their properties with large debts.<p>One …

Apple Loop: iOS 8.1.3 Angers Users, Outlook Arrives On iOS, Record-Breaking iPhone Sales

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the Q1 2015 results from Cupertino, how many people in the world bought an iPhone, iOS 8.1.3 fails to fix any of the big bugs, don’t install the latest OS, Outlook’s stunning debut on iOS, Tim Cook’s monopoly …

Four CEOs Share Ways To Put Entrepreneurial Spark Into Your Business

Here’s an idea. Take four chief executives of successful companies and ask them for their secret of how to capture, harness and harvest entrepreneurial flair inside a business. Here’s what resulted.<p><b>Start A Business By Meeting A Strong Personal Need</b><p>Leah Busque, a software engineer at IBM, discovered …

Want a new tech job in 2015? Here’s what to look for

If you asked your friends about their 2015 goals, I bet that a new job is on the list for most of them. For many professionals, the beginning of the year brings a new impetus to take stock of career goals, compensation, and satisfaction. Companies, too, are preparing for a major influx of new …

The Highest-Paying Cities For Tech Jobs

Silicon Valley is on top yet again. For 10 years Dice, a 24-year-old site that specializes in technology jobs, has rated the metro area that stretches from San Jose to San Francisco as the top-paying spot in the country for tech jobs. The average salary: $112,600, up 3.7% from the year before. …

Google makes Earth Pro available to virtual travelers for free

While we're sure Google Earth works just fine for your daily virtual 'round-the-world travels, the Pro version comes with some really useful features -- even better, it's now completely free. Google Earth Pro, which used to cost an eye-watering $399 per year, gives you the tools to measure 3D …

Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight

A year ago, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that Apple was about to unveil a new iPhone with a sapphire screen that doubled as a solar panel.<p>It was a cool idea and not entirely unfounded. In February 2013 Apple was granted a patent, originally filed in 2008, for an “integrated touch …

Microsoft Office 2016 features leaked: Forecasting functions, Pivot tables, PowerView, Data cards and more

The features from Microsoft's next version of Office desktop suite for Windows 10, called Office 2016 have leaked.<p>During the January announcement, …

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 reach UK: Available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

Prospective buyers of Samsung's pure mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 in the United Kingdom now have something to cheer about, as …

Google changes UK privacy policy, but avoids hefty fine

Google has been forced to change its privacy policy in the UK following a three-year investigation by the country's data<p>privacy watchdog -- but the …