Jon Holden

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Just 1pc of fund managers have beaten the stock market since Black Monday

A fund that aims to mirror Warren Buffett’s investment style has beaten the FTSE since Black Monday, but the vast majority of active funds have lagged behind<p>Fund managers have struggled to keep pace with the stock market since the “Black Monday” sell-off, with just 1pc managing to outperform the …

Investing

Apple's Tim Cook is right: Here's why merging iOS, OS X is a bad idea

Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook recently put to rest a topic that has nagged his company for years.<p>For the last few years, pundits and analysts have argued …

How to invest like ... the Church of England's money men

Few investors can match the long-term outlook of the Church Commissioners. We delve into their 311-year history<p>A recurring theme among experts is that investors should take a long-term view. Yet few can match the centuries-old record of the Church of England’s investment arm.<p>The church’s £7bn fund, …

Stock Markets

Allan McNish column: Is Formula 1 losing its soul?

<b>In the last week, there have been media reports questioning the future of the British Grand Prix and the announcement of a 21-race calendar for the 2016 season.</b><p>In combination with this weekend's stop on the schedule - the Russian Grand Prix - it is a reminder of the direction in which Formula 1 …

Motorsport

Apple Watch OS update an improvement, needs more work

Apple recently pushed out a fairly significant software update, called WatchOS 2, for the Apple Watch. Apple (AAPL) claimed the update made …

Barclays Planning to Launch Apple Pay Support in UK in Early 2016

Apple Pay launched in the United Kingdom in July at more than 250,000 locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but Barclays remains notably absent from the group of banks supporting the mobile payments service.<p>Nevertheless, Barclays remains committed to supporting Apple Pay …

Apple Pay

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Fernando Alonso, Daniil Kvyat and More

With five races of the Formula One season remaining, Fernando Alonso believes time is running out for McLaren-Honda to make significant progress in 2015.<p>The team have been handicapped by problems with their V6 turbo power unit throughout the year, scoring points in just three of the 14 races thus …

The iOS 9 feature that keeps your apps 'thin' is now operational

One of the most important new features in iOS 9, at least for owners of 16GB and 8GB iPhones, was App Thinning, which lets developers slim down their …

How to use Nightstand Mode on the Apple Watch

A new feature transforms the Apple Watch into a bedside clock when it's charging. CNET's Dan Graziano shows you what you need to know.

Apple Watch Is Being Severely Underestimated

The Apple Watch continues to show incredible promise although much of it is being masked behind an iPhone lens. Unrealistic expectations positioning …

Smartwatches

OS X El Capitan: How to delete files faster on Mac

You know the drill: when you want to delete a file on your Mac, you have to move it to the trash can sitting in the Dock (or select the file and …

How to auto-hide the menu bar in OS X El Capitan

Sometimes you need to use your entire screen at once, like when you’re working on a serious photo-retouching project or need more screen real estate for an epic GarageBand session and you don’t want to maximize the app you’re using.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to regain a little bit of space on your Mac’s …

Operating Systems

OS X El Capitan on an Older Mac: What You Should Know

OS X El Capitan is the latest version of OS X for Mac machines, but how does it perform on an older Mac?<p>While El Capitan comes with mostly the same …

How this Russian spacecraft sparked a revolution for space travel as we know it

Awestruck American officials listened in fear as Sputnik barreled through space at 18,000 mph while transmitting beeping signals, which were broadcast on radios across the globe.<p>For what it was — a glorified radio transmitter — Sputnik 1 is a testament to the heated competition that was already …

Space Exploration

Here Are Some Weird Facts About Pooping in Space

Everybody poops. In space, it's pretty difficult and requires a lot of planning.<p>Gemini 5 was NASA’s first real long-duration mission. In August of 1965, Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad spent eight days in orbit testing their spacecraft’s fuel cells to make sure this new technology was up for the …

Space Exploration

Opinion: Apple Watch should double down on health sensors, battery life + waterproofing

Whenever someone asks what I think of my Apple Watch, I explain that I like but don’t love it, and wouldn’t recommend it to everyone… yet. “In two or three years,” I say, “they’re going to be common, but right now, they don’t feel necessary.” Nice, yes. Necessary, no.<p>Last week, my life changed. …

Smartwatches

Battery-checking app Power 1.2 charges onto the App Store

We first introduced you to a super utility app in June called Power. As Christine Chan wrote, this handy app allows you to check your iPhone’s …

App Store

BBM app lands on Apple Watch before WhatsApp

Apps are continuing to trickle into Apple's wearable, with recent standouts including Airbnb, Google and...BlackBerry? The company once called RIM has announced Apple Watch support for its messaging service, BBM. When reading the product description on the iTunes store, you find that the companion …

13 awesome tricks your Mac just learned with El Capitan

OS X El Capitan promises to redefine the Mac experience with a host of new improvements that make working (and playing) smoother than ever.<p>There’s a lot to learn about all the new goodies in El Capitan, which finally became available to the public for free today. Everything from Notes to Safari, …

OS X El Capitan: how to use the new Mission Control

OS X El Capitan now features a redesigned Mission Control that’s smarter and more efficient. Now, all of your apps are easily viewable with just a …

OS X

OS X El Capitan review: bringing even older Macs up to speed

Latest version of Apple’s laptop and desktop operating system gains an injection of speed, a new font and a raft of useful small tweaks<p>The latest version of Apple’s laptop and desktop operating system OS X 10.11 El Capitan will genuinely speed up your computer, particularly if you’ve got an older …

Commodities in crisis as Asian shares tumble and shipper files for bankruptcy

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Japanese shipper filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and global trading firm Louis Dreyfus posted lower profits, the latest victims of tumbling energy and raw material prices.<p>The London-listed shares of mining and trading giant Glencore rebounded by around 10 percent, …

Stock Markets

Airmail 2.5 adds OS X El Capitan support, prepares for upcoming iPhone version

Airmail, the versatile third party email app for Mac, has updated to version 2.5 with several improvements and new features, starting with full …

40% of UK Apple device owners have used Apple Pay • NFC World

Four in ten UK consumers with an Apple Pay compatible device (40%) have used the mobile payment service to pay for goods or services since its launch …

Apple Pay

OS X El Capitan: 3 Steps to Get Ready

We're counting down the days until OS X El Capitan is released. Hurry up, September 30th! In the meantime, though, we want to make sure your Macs are …

Native apps for Apple Watch with watchOS 2

A few days behind on its scheduled release, watchOS 2 is now available for download.<p>The new operating system opens a whole new world to Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

When it comes to trading dodgy stocks, the UK and China deserve each other

The UK government wants to link its stock market with China’s and has launched a feasibility study to look at the idea, British chancellor George Osborne said in a speech today (Sept. 22) at the Shanghai stock exchange.<p>“I want to see our stock markets in London and Shanghai formally connected, with …