News Investors had hoped that Apple’s contract with China Mobile would have led to more optimistic forecasts

Its shares fell despite reporting revenues of $57bn. The pressure is on for the technology giant to find its next big thing

Trademark row could lead to iPad shortages

A Chinese firm which claims that it owns the iPad trademark in China is to ask customs officials to block shipments of Apple's iconic device in a move that could potentially disrupt the technology giant's supply chain.

Damian Green said the Government is seekings only those migrants who 'add to the quality of life in Britain'

Migrants must be the right people, says minister

High-earning migrants and promising student entrepreneurs will find it easier to work in Britain as the Government aims to ensure only "the right people are coming here", the Immigration Minister said today.

Apple posts record quarterly results

Technology giant Apple posted record quarterly results after it sold a greater-than-expected 37 million iPhones worldwide in the last three months of 2011.

Howard Jacobson: We'll miss the sensuous pleasure of a real book

There's a scene in Pride and Prejudice in which the imperious Lady Catherine de Bourgh expresses amazement that Elizabeth Bennet grew up without a governess. "Then who taught you?" she wants to know. "We were always encouraged to read," Elizabeth answers, "and had all the masters that were necessary."

Zynga's shares fall on its Nasdaq debut

Shares in Zynga, the online games company behind the Facebook favourite Farmville, fell 5 per cent on their first day of trading on Friday.

Investment firm is £4m off key as consumers lose confidence

Ingenious Media Active Capital, which is behind the Creamfields music festival and the BBC TV show Let's Dance, yesterday warned of tough market conditions as it lost more than £4m in the past six months.

Jobs: Lauded by his President. Feted by his rivals. Mourned by the world

Demise of Steve Jobs provokes reaction unprecedented for a businessman's death

Apple's new boss is a logistics genius, but he's no Steve Jobs

Tim Cook ignored best advice and threw 'caution to the wind' to join the then struggling computer firm in 1998. Now he's stepped into the shoes of the ailing chief executive who built it into a $350bn goliath. That's a hard act to follow

Goodbye to a visionary: How Steve Jobs industrialised cool

Rarely has a company been so synonymous with its boss, but then, Apple is no ordinary company. Long-time accolyte Michael Bywater pays tribute to Steve Jobs, the man whose products changed the way we all live

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple boss

Steve Jobs last night put the company he founded 35 years ago under new management, submitting his resignation as chief executive of Apple and finally succumbing to the health problems which have dogged him for years.

Alma Mater, St George's West, Edinburgh (4/5)<br/>You Once Said Yes, Underbelly, Edinburgh (3/5)

The play for one is becoming a Fringe staple, which is strange but heartening in these economically straitened times. Pushing at the boundaries of what theatre can be, such plays may not represent the best value for money for producers, but for privileged audience members they are often among the most memorable experiences.

Apple launch Mac OSX Lion

David Phelan welcomes the king of the jungle into his life

MPs to be allowed their iPads at Despatch Box

Ministers will be able to use an iPad at the Despatch Box instead of a ministerial red folder, under plans to be backed by MPs this week.

Video: Pope tries out his iPad

Vatican officials show Pope Benedict how to use his new iPad, as the new Vatican portal is launched.

Flying doctors: a bird's eye view

For air ambulance medical crews, critical injuries and life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work. Jeremy Laurance takes to the skies with them
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