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Apple invests nearly a billion bucks in California solar farm

Apple is putting $850 million into the building of a huge solar farm which when completed should generate enough energy to power its California operations, including its new 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino.

Tim Cook explains why Apple Watch and Apple Pay will succeed where Google failed

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference to discuss why the company continues to find success where others have failed, namely with the Apple Watch and Apple Pay.

WaferApp makes file sharing as easy as a fist bump, when it works

All it takes to move files between your phone and computer is a simple tap with Waferapp, a web and smartphone app that makes file sharing simple as a fist bump between your devices.

Adobe announces lower price for its iPad smart stylus and ruler

Adobe's new stylus and digital ruler, Ink and Slide, are the company's first hardware products not because it wants to make gadgets, but it saw something designers needed as more of them go mobile.

Pilot, wife use iPads to safely crash-land without landing gear

Perhaps an object lesson about always charging your mobile gadgets, a pilot and his wife were forced to use their iPads and flight software to safely land a plane due to an electrical system failure.
Home Theater

7 ways Apple can build the ultimate Internet TV service we’re all waiting for

As new rumors emerge about Appleā€™s plans for a Web TV service to compete with Sling TV, we put together our wish list for Apple to build a superior offering.
Home Theater

If you like Sling TV, you’re going to love the service Apple is cooking up

With Dish's Sling TV making waves at CES this year, Apple is reported to be building a similar Web TV service that will provide a packaged group of television channels to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users.

You’ll like what you hear: How to enable HD voice on the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus)

We're still a long ways away from the day when you'll get pure HD voice with every phone call. Nevertheless, our guide will give you everything you need to enable HD voice on your iPhone 6.

This app wants you to pay attention in class, but only if you own an iPhone

Pocket Points is an app which rewards students who ignore their smartphones during a class, instead of checking Facebook. Its concern for getting the best out of academic life only extends to iPhone users though.

Forget iPhone for Life — Sprint will give you an iPhone 6, iPad Mini 3, and unlimited plan for $100 a month

Sprint adds the iPad to its iPhone for Life leasing program. Now you can get an iPhone 6, iPad Mini 3, and an unlimited plan for just $100 a month. The iPad Air 2 is also available to lease.

HTC made a rap video to diss Samsung and Apple — No, really!

Smartphone underdog HTC created a rap video to assert its dominance over Apple and Samsung. The company commissioned rapper Doc G to bust the rhymes, while white guys in cardboard phone costumes duke it out.

Apple to spend $2bn on converting failed sapphire plant into data center

Apple says it's planning to invest $2 billion in converting GT Advanced Technologies' failed sapphire plant into a data center powered by a solar farm, creating a number of new jobs in the process.