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'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he's ever received

O'Leary, an investor on the hit show "Shark Tank," briefly worked at Nabisco after receiving his MBA in 1980, but decided to build his own television production company, Special Event Television. There was a point when there was "a huge problem" with the business and his partner and cofounder Gerry …

Entrepreneurship

First Drive: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Hands-in with the most important Lamborghini ever<p>Miura, Countach, Murciélago. Bedroom-poster heroes, every one, and the foundations of the Lamborghini legend. The Lamborghini reality as we know it today, however, was built squarely on the Gallardo. Almost half of the 30,000 cars built by …

Apple Dropped The Biggest Hint Yet That An 'iWatch' Is Coming

Apple just offered the most tantalizing clues yet that an "iWatch" is coming.<p>At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday in San Francisco, Apple executives showed off the latest versions of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 8, which comes with features that would work pretty darn well …

Apple Echoes Dropbox, WhatsApp, Others With Raft Of New Software Features

<i>“Picasso had a saying — ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’ — and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” ~ Steve Jobs</i><p>Apple announced a flood of new features for its software platforms for Macs and iPhones, many of which might feel familiar to users of apps like Dropbox, …

A silent MacBook Air is now possible, if Apple wants it

Intel's new Broadwell processor promises to kill the cooling fan<p>Apple dedicated much of its WWDC 2014 keynote yesterday to the introduction of new Continuity software that blurs the line between the mobile iOS and desktop OS X operating systems. Today Intel has announced a reference PC design that …

Apple is Overhauling its Photos Offering Across iOS and Mac

Never letting an opportunity slip by to tweak its photo tools, Apple announced a new Photos app for iOS that will eventually make its way to the Mac. As revealed at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, the new Photos lets you share edits and organization across all devices with …

Apple Announces Swift, A New Programming Language for iOS and OS X

Apple today announced a new programming language called Swift at WWDC, which will replace Objective C as the language developers use for building iOS and OS X apps.<p>Craig Federighi announced the new language on stage saying, “We’ve used Objective-C for 20 years, and we love it. But we wondered what …

Apple unveils OSX Yosemite and Health kit in San Francisco - video

Apple unveils the next Mac system, known as Yosemite, and a new health dashboard with iOS 8 at the company's worldwide developers conference in San Francisco. Yosemite will make it easier for different Apple devices to work together, and OS 8 will have a built-in health-management tool to help …

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

Apple announces 'HealthKit' platform and new 'Health' app

SAN FRANCISCO — As expected, Apple jumped into the health-information business today, launching both a new health app and a cloud-based health-information platform.<p>The new app, called simply “Health,” will collect a number of body metrics including blood pressure, heart rate, and stats on diet and …

Apple wins patents on 3D tech in desktop user interfaces

Apple was granted 62 patents on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it seems unlikely that at least one of them will ever come to OS X.<p>Apple has been granted a patent for a 3D graphical user interface in a desktop PC environment. According to the patent, which was earlier reported on …

Netflix is slowly killing off Silverlight & switching to HTML5, with Safari support starting today

Netflix keeps edging away from Silverlight, Microsoft’s multimedia plugin.<p>The streaming media giant today announced that it’s switching to HTML5 video in Safari on OS X Yosemite, Apple’s new operating system for Mac. That means the Mac crowd will be able to stream Netflix videos without installing …

What the Winners of Apple's Design Awards Thought About WWDC

SAN FRANCISCO — They stood on stage beaming like parents, many holding hefty metallic squares with glowing Apple logos. They were the developers of …

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you.<p>That’s right, Apple wants to capture the cloud …

Meet the new Apple

While I watched Apple's WWDC 2014 opening keynote on Monday morning, I couldn't stop thinking about the infectious mixture of fun and confidence everyone onstage seemed to be exuding. It was something new for this era of Apple, and it felt like a mirror image of the announcements being made. The …

Instagram's new editing features could make it your only photo app

Ten new tools to help tweak and perfect your photos<p>There are times when Instagram's 18 filters don't seem like enough. The app was designed to make your photos look good with as little effort as possible, but after more than three years of Sutro, Mayfair, and Lo-Fi, Instagram's filters can feel …

iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a …