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ISPs

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

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>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 …

Operating Systems

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

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Earlier this year, Apple entered into an agreement with IBM targeted at enterprise customers, and on Wednesday, the partnership …

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

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: via Duet Display<p>Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second …

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

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Standzout<p>Companies aren’t wasting any time getting on the Apple Watch bandwagon. Here’s Exhibit A: The Bandstand Apple …

Smartwatches

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

Image copyright Shutterstock / Ensuper.Apple has acquired U.K.-based music data startup Semetric, which is better known for its Musicmetric service. …

Music Industry

Reported Apple Watch battery life, chip capabilities surface

Image copyright Tom Krazit/Gigaom.Tim Cook alluded to a daily recharge for the Apple Watch when introducing the device and that’s looking more …

Apple Watch

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

Image copyright David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.There was a lot going for Apple in its most recent holiday quarter. As the first quarter with the popular …

Markets

Apple reduces the amount of storage iOS updates require

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel.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 …

iOS

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 …

iOS

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 …

Blizzard 2015: New England Buried, NYC Lifts Travel Ban

BLIZZARD '15: THE LATEST<p><b>Massachusetts snow reaches 30 inches</b>• <b><br>Power out, heavy flooding on Nantucket</b>• <b><br>NYC and N.J. lift travel bans</b><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 …

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>There is growing concern about the health risks from e-cigarettes, also known as vapor …

Public Health

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

Leftwing anti-austerity parties hail result that saw Alexis Tsipras sworn in as prime minister after forming alliance with Independent Greeks, while some ruling parties also give news a cautious welcome<p>• Germany pledges to work with new Greek government<p>Spain<p>Unemployment rate (% as of November …

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

Following Walgreens’ change of action to remain in US tax jurisdiction, the president defends controversial stance on issue<p>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 …

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 …

Markets
Russia

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 …

Retirement

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, …