NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business.
The company paid $7.3 billion for Nokia's phone business in April 2014, seeking to push rapidly into the smartphone sphere as its traditional software business slowed. Microsoft ultimately wanted to build an ecosystem that made customers that are loyal to a slew of products, much as Apple and Google have done so successfully.
17. US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry - Friday, June 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.18. Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market - Friday, June 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index on Monday and the gap widened on Tuesday.
19. Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains - Friday, June 19, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.
Hours after the pop superstar criticized the giant tech company in an open letter posted online, Apple announced Sunday that it will pay royalties to artists and record labels for music played during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.20. Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features - Friday, June 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
That could change later this year when three leading tech companies are promising to give shoppers more reasons to use "digital wallets."21. Top residential real estate transactions for May 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Top residential real estate transactions, May 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.22. Vacuum-sealing keeps food fresh, saves money - Friday, June 12, 2015
This week, I decided to write about a little of this and a little of that. You know, tips on foods, a little trivia, etc. Maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know.
Are vacuum sealers really worth having?
Meat, fish, and other perishables stored in your fridge don’t have a long shelf life the way they’re packaged. Vacuum-sealing helps keeps flavor in and bacteria out, so food can be stored up to five to six times longer. (It saves money, too.)23. Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough? - Friday, June 05, 2015
Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough?When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
Hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users in more than 100 countries will get to try the $10-per-month service for free for the next three months when it is pushed to their devices with a free upgrade.24. Apple wants a lead role in streaming music - Friday, June 05, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.25. Microsoft tries to win mobile friends - Friday, May 29, 2015
Looking for a new app for making "to-do" lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple's Reminders or Google's Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you'll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week.26. Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach - Friday, May 29, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.27. Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos - Friday, May 29, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.
The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives.28. Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks - Friday, May 29, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.29. GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models - Friday, May 22, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.30. Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash - Friday, May 22, 2015
A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.
Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social media and using it to crash other peoples' phones.31. Media heads rule ranks of best-paid CEOs - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
32. Apple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.
The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life and starts at $1,999.33. US stocks close higher for a third day; Dow, S&P at records - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market crept to a record high in a quiet session on Monday. Investors had little news to weigh because most major companies have finished reporting first-quarter results.34. Do we have a deal? Yes, until we don’t - Friday, May 08, 2015
People are angry now. Angrier than ever. In the past, there may have been a slight skirmish or two, but now there are battles that often escalate into full-scale wars.
Buyers feel they have paid too much, and sellers feel they are being waterboarded during the inspection process.35. Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time - Friday, May 01, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.36. Comcast now has nearly as many Internet as cable customers - Friday, May 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.37. Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems - Friday, May 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist.
Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue "TattooGate" on Twitter, complaining that they must choose between their body art and their stylish gadget. Apple, for its part, acknowledged the issue on its support website.38. LinkedIn joins Twitter in post-earnings tumble - Friday, May 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Dumping social media stocks that show any sign of weakness is trending on Wall Street.
Shares of LinkedIn Corp. plunged 21 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the professional networking service gave a disappointing outlook for the second quarter, weighed in large part by its pending purchase of online learning company Lynda.com.
39. Microsoft makes its case for Windows 10 - Friday, April 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft figures one way to get people psyched about Windows 10 is to make sure there are plenty of cool features and apps for smartphones and tablets that use the new operating system.40. Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event - Friday, April 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.
While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the reason Apple turned in another blow-out financial report Monday. The results far surpassed most analysts' expectations for the first three months of the year, when sales traditionally fall from their holiday-season peak.41. Stocks end mostly higher as company earnings reports pour in - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted modest gains Tuesday as investors worked through another large batch of earnings reports.
Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported better-than-expected results. Twitter plunged nearly 20 percent after its results, which were released early, missed analysts' marks.
42. VW chairman quits, but questions over future remain - Friday, April 24, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Does this mean change is coming to the world's No. 2 automaker — in particular, to its high-cost ways of doing business?43. Unhealthy ending: Stocks fall as health care shares weigh - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing lower as health care companies weigh on the market and investors await a flood of earnings reports.
Stocks appeared headed for new highs in the morning Monday, but then drifted lower, led by declines in health care.
44. Nasdaq Record: Then and Now - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high.
But this isn't the Nasdaq of Pets.com and Webvan, when companies were valued on "cash burn rates" and "eyeballs."45. Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and 3.2 percent in five days. The Standard & Poor's 500 and Nasdaq composite closed at record highs.46. Age-old chicken question boils down to motive - Friday, April 10, 2015
“What kind of a thing is that to say about a chicken? Why would you challenge or impugn her motive? All she wants to do is cross the darn road.”
“You’re misunderstanding the issue. She clearly has already crossed the road. It says so right here in the text. The query goes to her reasoning. Why did she do it?”47. Your guide to trying on, ordering Apple Watch - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card.
The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations — more than any other Apple gadget. So starting Friday, Apple stores will have staff trained to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping later. Even after the watch starts shipping on April 24, there's no walking in and walking out with a watch.48. Apple Watch isn't the only gadget out this week - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence.49. Samsung hopes to reverse dimming fortunes with Galaxy S6 - Friday, April 03, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled and it lost pole position in the crucial Chinese market to rivals Xiaomi and Apple.50. Humble grilled cheese gets royal treatment from Nashville's top chefs - Friday, April 03, 2015
If you were looking to celebrate National Whipped Cream Day, then you’ll have to wait until next year on Jan 5.
National “I Want Butterscotch Day” has also passed.
And National Frog Legs Day? It only comes around every four years to celebrate Leap Day.51. Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws - Friday, March 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas.
The world's largest retailer and America's largest private employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., waded into the debate Tuesday when its CEO urged Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a bill in Arkansas that critics said would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. On Wednesday Hutchinson called for changes to the bill.52. Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets - Friday, March 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.53. Apple CEO calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous - Friday, March 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.54. For business, more women in charge means bigger profits - Friday, March 20, 2015
LONDON (AP) — When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers.55. US stocks drift down, giving back some gains - Friday, March 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed down in early Thursday trading, giving up some of its gains from the day before. Another plunge in oil prices yanked Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies down.56. US stocks mostly fall as Fed meets on interest rates - Friday, March 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The guessing game over higher interest rates is making for a jerky stock market.
A day after their biggest gain in six weeks, U.S. stock indexes mostly fell on Tuesday as oil continued to slide and investors fretted over when the Federal Reserve will raise a key borrowing rate. Low rates have helped stocks soar over the past six years. The Fed kicked off a two-day meeting on Tuesday to discuss rates, and will release a policy statement on Wednesday.
57. Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software' - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.
The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" — a term that Google uses to describe secretly installed programs that can change a browser's settings without a user's permission. Those revisions can unleash a siege of aggravating ads or redirect a browser's users to search engines or other sites that they didn't intend to visit.58. 3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season premiere of "Game of Thrones."59. US stocks slip at close, stabilizing a day after sell-off - Friday, March 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes closed slightly lower Wednesday, stabilizing a day after their biggest sell-off in two months.
With no obvious catalyst pushing them either way, indexes spent most of the day wavering between slight gains and losses. Investors are waiting for clues from a Federal Reserve meeting next Wednesday as to when it may start increasing interest rates. The prospect of higher rates and a surge in the dollar have been weighing on markets since indexes hit record highs last week.
60. Apple's Tim Cook cites record sales and "unbelievable" year - Friday, March 06, 2015
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook took a figurative victory lap at his company's annual shareholder meeting, one day after he announced details about the new smartwatch Apple plans to start selling next month.61. Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches? - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition.
If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one. You'll need an iPhone 5 or newer, while the rival watches will typically work only with Android.62. Apple Watch moves Internet out of your pocket - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to move the Internet from your pocket to your wrist.
Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up — there's an 18-karat gold version that starts at $10,000 — for a wearable device that still requires a wirelessly connected smartphone to deliver its most powerful features.63. Apple Watch anticipation: Features, functions unveiled - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.
Apple teased the smartwatch in September but has given few details. Scheduled to hit the market in April, industry watchers are eager to see if Apple's version will be the tipping point for the sluggish smartwatch market. There was similar skepticism when Apple released the iPad in 2010, yet the company has successfully sold millions and its popularity has shaken up the PC market.64. Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average - Friday, March 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another victory of sorts for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the aged, but venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday65. 3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?66. US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect - Friday, March 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets on Friday.
U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates sooner than had previously been expected.67. Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women - Friday, February 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.68. Judge OKs $415M settlement in tech workers' lawsuit - Friday, February 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to hire each other's employees.69. New phones, new ways to connect - Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.70. Google to offer own cellular network plan - Friday, February 27, 2015
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.
Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.71. Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone - Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.72. Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high - Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.73. Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push - Friday, February 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?
A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and Golden State Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.74. SmartWay traffic app benefiting motorists - Friday, February 20, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — A new real-time road conditions map developed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation has come in handy this winter.
The department debuted the improved SmartWay traffic Web app in December. With the recent harsh winter weather, it has helped provide motorists with fast information about icy highways, crashes and even recent interstate closures.75. Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care - Friday, February 20, 2015
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs of an ailment sooner and suggest behavioral changes or medication before you land in the emergency room. They also might be able to monitor how you're healing from surgery or whether you're following a treatment regimen.
76. Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings - Friday, February 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.77. Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind - Friday, February 13, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want to leave it behind. The Gear S and SmartWatch 3 still need to be close to an Android phone for a lot of things, but both do more solo than other smartwatches.78. Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project - Friday, February 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project — code name "Titan" — to develop an electric vehicle. The newspaper cites people familiar with the project who spoke under condition of anonymity.79. Obama asks help dealing with cybersecurity 'wild West' - Friday, February 13, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Cyberspace is the new "wild West," President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he said the private sector must do more to stop cyberattacks aimed at the U.S. every day.80. Top January 2015 residential real estate transactions - Friday, February 13, 2015
Top January 2015 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.81. Sprint to set up shop as RadioShack files for bankruptcy - Friday, February 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint's latest plan for luring new subscribers is to occupy the remains of RadioShack.
The long-struggling consumer electronics chain filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday. Part of its plan is for Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier, to open mini-shops in as many as 1,750 of RadioShack's remaining stores.82. Hopes of a RadioShack revival fade with stock to be delisted - Friday, January 30, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The signal from RadioShack Corp., the company that introduced the first mass-market personal computer, is fading after years of heavy losses and the suspension of its shares.83. Nashville’s most romantic restaurants - Friday, February 06, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.84. Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5 billion in bonds - Friday, January 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.
The technology giant will sell a combination of bonds with maturities ranging from five years to 30 years, according to a filing with U.S. regulators. The company was originally trying to sell $5 billion in bonds, according to traders, but investor demand has been strong and Apple's offering might go as high as $6.5 billion.85. How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor? - Friday, January 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.86. Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge - Friday, January 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a weak one.87. Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO - Friday, January 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.
The breakup announced Tuesday will transfer ownership of nearly 384 million shares of Alibaba stock, currently worth $38 billion, into a new entity called SpinCo. Those holdings, part of an astute investment made nearly a decade ago, represent the main reason that Yahoo's stock has more than tripled since Mayer became CEO two-and-half years ago.88. Stocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause - Friday, January 23, 2015
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy got investors in a selling mood Wednesday, as stocks fell sharply for the second straight day.
The stock market also took a hit when benchmark U.S. oil sank to its lowest level in nearly six years, hurting prospects for energy companies.89. After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next? - Friday, January 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.90. Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens' - Friday, January 16, 2015
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.
The company showed the new headset, which lets users view and interact with three-dimensional images, at an event where it also revealed new features coming to the company's flagship operating software.91. Top 2014 residential real estate transactions - Friday, January 23, 2015
Top 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.92. US stock market ends slightly higher - Friday, January 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A late rise in technology stocks helped the U.S. stock market stagger to a tiny gain following a choppy day of trading Tuesday.
A combination of tepid earnings results, falling oil prices and downbeat news kept the market lower for most of the day. Major indexes started higher in the first few minutes of trading but quickly faded, as slipping confidence among homebuilders and another drop in crude pulled housing and energy stocks down. The S&P 500 spent the afternoon slowly recovering, until a late surge in Apple, Netflix and other technology titans helped nudge the index up.
93. Probably not a job at the end of this rainbow - Friday, January 16, 2015
When I visited Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, I was surprised at what I found. It’s a European city that in some ways reminded me of home.
People were incredibly friendly, and the culture was built around music, food and socializing.94. Fellow Republicans reluctant about Haslam's health proposal - Friday, January 09, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans is getting a tepid response from fellow Republicans in the Legislature - so much so, that he has yet to find a Senate sponsor for his proposal.95. Coming to a car near you: auto technology at CES - Friday, January 09, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.96. Sony Pictures CEO had 'no playbook' for mega-hack on studio - Friday, January 09, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information for tens of thousands of current and former workers was dumped online, including Social Security numbers and the purported salaries of top executives. Five Sony-produced movies, including the unreleased "Annie," appeared on file-sharing websites. Thousands of private, and sometimes embarrassing, emails hit the Internet.97. Apple's App Store hits some records in January - Friday, January 02, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The app-etite for apps is strong. Apple said Thursday that its App Store customers set a record for billings by spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases during January's first week. It said New Year's Day was also the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history.98. Smart and pretty! Fashion designers spruce up smartwatches - Friday, January 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night.99. Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet - Friday, January 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring.
Sure, a smartphone is great for checking emails, snapping photos and playing games. Tablets are perfect for watching videos and shopping online. But don't count the PC out just yet. Manufacturers are crafting high-resolution, curved screens for desktops and other new features you can't get in a hand-held device, while trying new laptop designs that mimic the tablet's appeal.100. In need of some winter sunshine? Slice a lemon! - Friday, January 09, 2015
The phrase “making lemonade” expresses entrepreneurial abilities and triumph over adversity. In this week’s article, though, it means just what it says.
If you think lemonade is only a summertime drink, let me give you a few facts on how healthy it is for you in the wintertime. It might become one of your favorite winter drinks - right up there with hot chocolate.