Review: New iOS software has features to discover

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — The changes to Apple’s iOS software became apparent as I drove to the headquarters of the company’s rival, Google. As I navigated using Apple’s mapping app, I noticed one of my favorite attributes was missing: the directions for each next turn presented in green boxes that resemble highway signs. Many of […]

Review: Slick iOS 7 shines on Apple’s new iPhones

CUPERTINO, California — One of the best things about Apple’s latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to …

Apple to ship OSX Mavericks on October

ALTHOUGH OSX Mavericks is in its seventh developer preview, sources with the knowledge of the launch plans said that the new Mac OS will not be launched in September, but next. In a report from AllthingsD, Mavericks will arrive to the market in late October, after the release of iOS 7. The new iOS cost …

Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses

BEIJING — A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses including withholding employees’ pay and excessive working hours. China Labor Watch said it found violations of the law and of Apple’s pledges about working conditions at factories operated by Pegatron Corp., a Taiwanese company. Conditions in …

Top 10 Apps for Week 30

Here are the Top 10 apps from Apple App Store and Google Play Store for the week ending July 21 Apple App Store iPhone: Paid: Where’s My Mickey? (Disney) Contra: Evolution (PunchBox Studios) Minecraft — Pocket Edition (Mojang) Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) AfterLight (Simon Filip) Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & noise recording (Plus Sports) …

US judge: Apple colluded to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs. Wednesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan sided with government regulators’ contention …

First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750

NEW YORK — An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000. Known as the Apple 1, it was one of the first Apple computers ever built. It sold Monday for $387,750 at a Christie’s online-only auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, says in a statement that it bought the computer. …