Jan 28, 2013 — Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
Oct 23, 2012 — Researchers have found dozens of free apps on iPhones and Androids that promote and glamorize smoking. Many of the apps target children and teens by using cartoons, celebrities and games. Health experts say these apps, downloaded by millions of people, violate bans on tobacco advertising.
Sep 21, 2012 — Apple introduced its new mobile operating system along with its much-hyped iPhone 5. It includes a mapping service of its own, featuring Siri's voice. Problem is, she may not know where she's going. Complaints have been pouring in from around the globe about mislabeled and missing streets, towns and more.
Sep 12, 2012 — While the new iPhone 5 has a number of new features designed to entice Apple loyalists into an upgrade, the decision to introduce a new connector could cause a bit of domestic chaos.
Sep 12, 2012 — Excitement over the launch of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone might seem like a no-brainer. But since when did the announcement of a new smartphone become a national event by default?
Jun 11, 2012 — The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
May 30, 2012 — The Planet Money app for iPhone is now live in the app store.
Mar 19, 2012 — Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
Dec 2, 2011 — When it was discovered earlier this week that Apple's new iPhone assistant had trouble telling users where to find abortion providers, abortion rights groups immediately cried foul.
Dec 2, 2011 — Apps that track personal health information can be really convenient. But they may be a big privacy risk. App makers aren't controlled by federal health privacy laws, so what they do with sensitive information is up to them.