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  • iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
    7fad456fa800c21a1b0f6a706700a81b 2012-09-22 12:11:12 UTC
    In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone. ...

  • Sony plans slimmer PlayStation 3 before year end
    E3c998bb75b4971a1b0f6a70670058e0 2012-09-19 11:23:15 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. is introducing a smaller, slimmer and lighter version of its PlayStation 3 home console ahead of the year-end holidays as it gears up for growing competition in games from smartphones. The announcement Wednesday from the Japanese electronics and entertainment company co...

  • Messaging apps show mobile Internet's rise in Asia
    171f6d015c1b801a1b0f6a70670027d8 2012-09-18 09:24:27 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A handful of smartphone apps that began as basic instant messaging services have amassed several hundred million users in Asia in just a couple of years, mounting a challenge to the popularity of online hangouts such as Facebook as they branch into games, e-commerce, cel...

  • Apple says more than 5 million iPhone 5s sold
    1-iphone4 2012-09-24 13:20:41 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it has sold more than 5 million units of the new iPhone 5 in the three days since its launch. Apple Inc. said Monday that orders for the phone exceeded the initial supply it had available. The iPhone 5 went on sale Friday in the U.S., Australia and elsewhe...

  • Federal judge hands Samsung setback against Apple
    Samsung-galaxy-s-ii-007 2012-09-15 22:05:39 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a preliminary move, a federal judge has denied Samsung's request for a ban on imports of the iPhone, iPad and iPod. It's another setback for Samsung in a globe-spanning legal battle, where each company is accusing the other of violating its patents. A judge at the Interna...

  • Delivery times rise for iPhone 5
    Diaal 2012-09-14 16:47:37 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Delivery times climbed quickly as Apple Inc. started taking orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday, suggesting strong demand. Apple began taking orders for the phone at 12 a.m. Pacific time, promising delivery by next Friday, when the new phone also goes on sale in stores. Four h...

  • Now what? 11 things to do with your old iPhone
    Ios-5-on-old-iphone-0 2012-09-12 21:15:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The iPhone 5, out later this month, is thinner, lighter and has a bigger screen than its predecessors. For hordes of Apple fans who have some money to spare, the question is: What should you do with your old iPhone after you buy a new one? The new phones will join some 244 mill...

  • New iPhone with taller screen out next week
    1479b28dc3bffa191a0f6a706700506d 2012-09-12 19:10:11 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it announced a new iPhone, capable of faster data speeds and sporting a taller screen. It also unveiled new iTunes software and new iPod devices. The iPhone 5 will go on sale next week. It will work with fourth-genera...

  • YouTube offers new iPhone app to fill looming void
    1-iphone4 2012-09-11 08:38:04 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple. The changes are being made because Google Inc. and Apple Inc. didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube's video se...

  • Samsung says Galaxy S III sales hit 20 million
    Samsung-galaxy-siii-3 2012-09-06 05:13:59 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung says global sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone have surpassed 20 million in a little more than three months. Samsung Electronics Co. launched the flagship smartphone powered by Google's Android operating system in Europe in late May. The release schedule w...

  • Tokyo court: Samsung didn't infringe Apple patent
    007f46398c1cce18190f6a70670084e9 2012-08-31 09:38:15 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple Inc.'s claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent — the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones. The Japanese court case addressed only the synchronizing technology that allows media pl...

  • Samsung takes wraps off of Windows 8 desktop PCs
    Windows_8_start_screen 2012-08-28 08:34:16 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung will offer three different choices to people interested in buying a desktop computer equipped with a redesigned version of Windows going on sale this fall. The personal computers previewed Tuesday by Samsung at a technology conference in Germany provided one of the...

  • Honda robotics powers first product for homes
    Diaalnews 2012-08-21 14:51:08 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. finally has its first product for the home packed with its prized robotics technology — a sensor-equipped lawn mower. Miimo goes on sale next year, in only Europe, where spacious lawns are often enclosed in gates, targeting 4,000 unit sales a year. The machine, ...

  • Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up
    1-iphone4 2012-08-21 14:33:19 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history...

  • Apple to ditch iPhone YouTube app
    Diaalnews 2012-08-07 21:06:50 UTC
    Apple says the next version of its software for the iPhone and iPad won't come with a pre-installed YouTube application. Users will be able to play YouTube videos in the Web browser, says Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller. Google Inc., which owns YouTube, is also working on a downloadable app, sh...

  • AP Exclusive: Webcams make Alaska bears accessible
    F0b86e00bb934714160f6a706700690e 2012-07-25 08:28:17 UTC
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new video initiative is bringing the famed brown bears of Alaska's Katmai National Park directly to your computer or smartphone. Without having to go there, you'll be able to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls and other sites and cubs tumbling over ...

  • Blackberry maker loses patent suit over software
    Blackberry_72009-512x384 2012-07-16 00:04:30 UTC
    A federal jury in San Francisco has found beleaguered Blackberry maker Research in Motion Ltd. liable for $147.2 million in damages for infringing on patents held by Mformation Technologies Inc. Amar Thakur, a lawyer for Mformation, said Saturday that the verdict late Friday followed a three-w...

  • Activision brings online 'Call of Duty' to China
    Diaalnews 2012-07-03 21:07:36 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Activision is bringing its popular "Call of Duty" series to China as a free online game. Activision Blizzard Inc. said Tuesday that it will publish the game through a partnership with Tencent Holdings Ltd., a Chinese online game company. There is no release date yet, and the co...

  • Netflix's monthly video streaming tops 1B hours
    Untitled 2012-07-03 18:46:04 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix says its subscribers watched more than 1 billion hours of online video last month as the advent of high-speed Internet connections and high-powered mobile devices change people's viewing patterns. The milestone announced Tuesday is the latest sign that the Internet...

  • ICANN pauses system to decide suffix review order
    8688eb94f8c4208b3d9f931401b7af0f_292_292 2012-06-25 20:58:25 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The organization in charge of creating hundreds of additional Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" has suspended the Web-based system it set up to help decide the order in which it will review new address proposals. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers s...

  • DirecTV cuts 3-D channel from 24-hour to part-time
    11225385-large 2012-06-23 18:28:24 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — DirecTV says it has reduced the programming hours of its 24-hour 3-D channel, n3D, due to a shortage of 3-D content. The satellite TV provider launched the channel to much fanfare in July 2010, boasting the backing of Panasonic Corp. The company said it was the first 3-D cha...

  • New app designed for sports fans on Twitter
    New_app_designed_for_sports_fans_on_twitter_ 2012-06-15 07:25:33 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Philip Sanford goes to his favorite bar to watch his beloved Seton Hall Pirates, he brings along his phone charger so he also can follow the game on Twitter. Heather Carleton looks to the social media website for clarification when there's a disputed call involving the San ...

  • Apple expected to show fresh software, new Macs
    Untitled 2012-06-11 08:21:48 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to show off new iPhone software, updated Mac computers and provide more details on future releases of Mac software when he kicks off the company's annual conference for software developers on Monday. The announcement of new software for the iPhone...

  • Virgin Mobile gets iPhone for $549, $30 per month
    Iphone_virgin_mobile 2012-06-07 20:26:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint's brands for prepaid, no-contract phone service, said Thursday it will start selling the iPhone on June 29, charging $549 for a basic model. The high price of the phone comes with an upside: service will start at $30 per month. That means the...

  • Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales
    Samsung-vs-apple-1 2012-06-07 20:08:16 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will fight Apple's move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flare-up of an intellectual property battle between the world's top smartphone makers. Samsung said it will vigorously oppose Apple's request for ...