A pedestrian uses an  iPhone as she walks along a street in Chieti, Italy. Investors are growing impatient about the fact it has been nearly four years since the iPad’s debut, the last real new product launch from the tech giant.

Will we see the long-awaited Apple iWatch on September 9th? Will it guide us all to a healthier lifestyle? Will it even be worn on the wrist? Will it (...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook gestures during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Apple is tightening up its privacy rules to ensure a new generation of health and fitness apps is not thwarted by growing concerns over how developers(...)

UTV Ireland commercial director Daragh Byrne (left), head of channel Mary Curtis and managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson watch as ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven delivers the message that UTV Ireland is now open for business, at an event held in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apple may be tied to Ireland via its complicated tax arrangements and a workforce of 4,000 in Cork, but there is one thing it doesn’t do here: adve(...)

The advice offered to the Government by tax advisers to major US multinational companies in Ireland is scarcely surprising. Tax Executives Institute ((...)

Police in London and San Francisco reported significant drops in iPhone robberies six months after the Find My iPhone feature was introduced in iOS 7. Photograph: Reuters

Easy to sell on, at home or abroad, smartphones are a lucrative target for thieves.Smartphone theft is believed to account for 30 to 40 per cent of al(...)

Surface Pro 3 From €819

Could Microsoft finally have got it right with the Surface Pro 3? The tech giant has been trying to persuade people that its Windows 8 device is a ser(...)

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Our Hollywood-fed image of New York as a city of crime and danger is becoming more and more distant from the truth. Years of effort by city’s police d(...)

Apple has confirmed that the battery in some of its iPhone 5 devices is defective. Customers can apply for a free replacement battery. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

If you bought an iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013 you may be entitled to a free replacement battery, after Apple confirmed that some o(...)

Amazon wasn’t the only bidder for the video game service. It’s understood that Google and Twitch were in talks earlier this year on a transaction that valued Twitch at about $1 billion. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon. com ’s entertainment ambitions, buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest-ever acquisitions(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)