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How to use Apple’s Continuity, iCloud Drive and AirDrop to share files with yourself

It’s like sharing for one; Apple refers to it as continuity. With the latest OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, Apple has greatly improved how you …

Apple’s partnership with IBM moves forward, starting with AppleCare for Enterprise

Earlier this year, Apple entered into an agreement with IBM targeted at enterprise customers, and on Wednesday, the partnership showed the first …

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes …

The “first great Apple Watch accessory” is here at CES

Companies aren’t wasting any time getting on the Apple Watch bandwagon. Here’s Exhibit A: The Bandstand Apple Watch Dock from Standzout, prototypes …

Why Apple just spent up to $50 million for a music data company

Apple has acquired U.K.-based music data startup Semetric, which is better known for its Musicmetric service. Apple declined to provide details on …

Reported Apple Watch battery life, chip capabilities surface

Tim Cook alluded to a daily recharge for the Apple Watch when introducing the device and that’s looking more likely, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark …

Apple earnings: 74.5M iPhones sold, record-breaking $18B profit

There was a lot going for Apple in its most recent holiday quarter. As the first quarter with the popular iPhone 6 on sale for the entire period, …

Apple reduces the amount of storage iOS updates require

Apple started pushing a iOS update to iPhones and iPads on Tuesday. It’s a small bump to version 8.1.3, so it won’t completely revamp your phone. …

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 software update w/ stability improvements, reduces space required to update

Apple released the iOS 8.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today. The update is available over-the-air through the Software Update section of the Settings app. The update includes the usual bug fixes and performances improvements, and notably claims to reduce the amount of …

Apple Q1 Sales In China Pass $16B, Up 157% On Q4, 70% On A Year Ago

Apple Q1 earnings have been a record-breaker for iPhone sales, and Apple is also hitting a high in another area: China. Today the company reported sales of $16.144 billion in the country, up 157% on Q4 and 70% on a year ago. Elsewhere outside of the U.S., Apple reported revenues of $17.2 billion in …

Fidel Castro chimes in on shift in Cuba-U.S. relations

MIAMI — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, unseen and unheard from since Cuba and the U.S. announced a historic normalization of relations between the long-time foes, finally broke his silence late Monday, giving halfhearted support to the new relationship.<p>Castro said it was well within the rights …

Cuba

Blizzard 2015: New England Buried, NYC Lifts Travel Ban

BLIZZARD '15: THE LATEST<p>New England was clobbered on Tuesday by a blizzard every bit as ferocious as forecasters feared — more than 2½ feet of snow, wind as strong as a hurricane and icy waves powerful enough to shake houses.<p>Boston had been socked with 23.3 inches of snow by Tuesday evening — …

Weather

E-cigarettes would be banned in public places under California bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and ramp up enforcement against selling them to minors under a bill introduced in the legislature on Monday.<p>A man uses an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer …

Secret Service investigating small drone

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.<p>The drone's owner and operator works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a government entity with …

Drones

Syriza’s election victory in Greece – how Europe reacted

Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP<p>Alexis Tsipras, left, with Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the leftwing Podemos party.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422295233371/fbae835b-2b91-46b5-9504-0e8c4b25fae3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP<p>Alexis …

Europe

The Hollywood stars who should play your favorite tech executives

The hottest of Silicon Valley starring the hottest of Hollywood<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing …

Obama doubles down on threat to act against 'tax inversions' by US firms

In the wake of a rare tactical victory for the White House, Barack Obama on Wednesday evening defended his threat to use controversial presidential powers to prevent companies from avoiding US taxes.<p>In his first public comments on the subject since Walgreens amended a takeover deal that would have …

Shares In One Of America's Largest Solar Operators Are Surging

The Missouri-based company also said its project pipeline increased 19%. They recently announced the acquisition of the largest solar plant in Colorado.<p>The firm posted adjusted Q2 profits of $33.7 million, or 12 cents a share for the quarter ended against an expected loss of 26 cents according to a …

SolarCity

Thousands of Russians Stranded as Tour Companies Go Bankrupt

Thousands of vacationing Russians have found themselves suddenly stranded. Several large Russian travel agencies have declared bankruptcy in recent weeks, leaving their customers stuck in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, and Bulgaria without tickets to return home. Orenburg Airlines, citing …

Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core

<b>Remember the RAZR phone?</b> Whatever happened to that company?<p>Motorola has a great tradition. Motorola pioneered the development of wireless communications, and was once a leader in all things radio. In an earlier era Motorola was the company that provided 2-way radios (and walkie-talkies for those …

Middle-class workers should put pay rises into their pension pots

Steve Webb, the Liberal Democrat minister, warns that millions of people will face a lower standard of living in their old age because they aren't saving enough<p>Workers should put any pay rises they get into their pension pots, a minister has said as official figures reveal that almost 12 million …

Five years after recession, most households still not better off

Five years after the financial crisis, most U.S. households see themselves as either being worse off than they were in 2008 or about the same, …