Apple dips into $98B war chest to pay dividend, buy back shares

Expressing full confidence in its future, Apple on Monday said it would use its massive cash balance of US$98 billion to issue dividends and repurchase shares.Apple will issue a quarterlydividend of $2.65 per

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Agam Shah

The New iPad misses opportunity to woo creators

The New iPad launched yesterday by Apple may only be an incremental step up from the iPad 2, but when its already the best tablet on the market, that improvement is all that’s

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

FBI file on Steve Jobs notes drug use, tendency to distort reality

A decades-old file on Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs compiled by the the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) notes drug use and a penchant for twisting the truth.The file contained FBI interviews of

Published on: February 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Apple in talks with BCE, Rogers to launch iTV in Canada: report

Apple Inc. is eyeing a Canadian launch for its iTV system and has already approached two of the country's telecom giants about teaming up on a future service rollout, according to a published

Published on: February 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Bill Gates reveals details of final meeting with Jobs

Bill Gates has been inspired to push on with his philanthropic work after the death of Steve Jobs reminded him that we only have "limited time" on earth.Gates spoke to Nightline in a

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Ben Camm-Jones

Apple’s bittersweet 2011 saw innovation, controversy, loss

Steve Jobs' death was the story of the tech industry in 2011. Apple stores became makeshift memorials and fans paid homage to the former Apple CEO and chairman.Apple improved on its marquee products

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Nick Barber

World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

RIM to keep PlayBook on Flash

Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web. RIM also said in

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Why Adobe’s killing mobile Flash probably won’t affect you

If former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had lived just another month or so--he passed in early October--you can bet he'd be smiling right now--and possibly even fist pumping a la Jersey Shore.That's because

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Al Sacco

Steve Jobs ‘caustic’ in newly-recovered 72-minute video interview

A "lost" interview with the late Steve Jobs, from the mid-1990s, will screen at 19 U.S. theatres for two days next week. Only 10 minutes of the original 69-minute conversation were ever aired.But

Published on: November 8th, 2011 John Cox

People imbue the tech brand

 by Andrew Berthoff   Back in the late-1990s I wrote a column for Computer Dealer News in which I somewhat facetiously contended that the Pope is the world's greatest living spokesperson for a

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Andrew Berthoff

Steve Jobs’ bio dissects six game-changing Apple products

At Apple's companywide memorial event for Steve Jobs, new Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized Jobs's direct involvement in six revolutionary products: the Mac, the iPod and iTunes, the iPhone, the iPad, Apple the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Lex Friedman

iPad-style interfaces the future of computing, Gartner says

The impact of Apple Inc.'s iPad multitouch interface is so profoundthat it's poised to revolutionize consumer products and could even threaten Microsoft Corp.'s market position at the same time, a Gartner Inc. study

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Christine Wong

Steve Jobs’ greatest product the Apple II, Canadians say

Steve Jobs’ death resulted in a worldwide outpouring of grief as millions came to grips with the loss of one of the top technology visionaries of this generation. There was intense interest in

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson