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Market update

The FTSE 100 was up 39 points at 6034.3 at 10:46 a.m. on Friday. The leader board was dominated by the mining sector, which recovered on the strength of a rebound in metal prices, and by oil companies, which gained as the price of crude climbed.

Jobs faces lawsuit over colourful claims

Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, has been taken to task for making allegedly misleading claims in one of his high-profile product launches, and faces the prospect of being called to defend himself in a California court.

Apple cuts price of iTunes downloads in UK

Apple has reignited its war of words with the music industry after agreeing to slash the cost of downloading music via its iTunes platform by 10 per cent, due to pressure from the European Commission to standardise its pricing across Europe.

Susie Rushton: Out and About

'In the sales I found one ex-council matchbox in desirable Tower Hamlets. It only faintly smells of burnt human hair'

Walk of the month: South Hams

Too often overlooked, South Hams is a lush landscape with abundant wildlife, says Mark Rowe

Leading article: The World kicks off

Kick-off this weekend for midsummer madness. As the football season proper closes with an FA Cup Final that delivered goals and gripping drama, the globally-warmed, genetically-modified version known as the World Cup begins.

Apple aims for new market with 'mini' macs and ipods

Apple will create a basic Macintosh at the dramatically reduced price of less than $500 (£266) to make its sleek products available to the mass market.

Words: fowl, n. and adj.

THIS COLUMN, which regularly hauls up The Grocer for its cruel treatment of our language, must impartially recall the leader item last week in this newspaper's business pages that referred to Microsoft's "fowl play".

Network: The Digerati - `Talk about human potential'

Chan Suh founded the Internet consultancy Agency.com in 1995. Last year it made more than pounds 80m

A Week in Books: A new front opens in the Dictionary Wars

YOU WILL perhaps not be surprised to learn that Bill Gates has a picture of himself in his own in-house dictionary. This week, Dr Johnson's house off Fleet Street saw the launch of the 2,200-page, 3.5m.-word Encarta World English Dictionary. It costs pounds 30 from Bloomsbury in its printed version, or pounds 29 as a Microsoft CD-ROM. Join the digital age; save a quid. With its myriad verbal and photographic snapshots of people, places and events, Encarta adheres to the quasi-encyclopaedic US definition of a "dictionary" rather than the stricter British one. So Bill gets his paragraph and photograph (with more words than Gladstone or Goya). His arch-rival, Steve Jobs of Apple, fails to appear.

Apple launches baby iMac

FIRST THERE was the iMac; now there is the take-away version, the iBook. Steve Jobs, Apple's interim chief executive, yesterday unveiled the portable machine, designed by Jonathon Ives, the Briton who last year surprised the computer world with the curved, translucent iMac.

How the computer war was won

YOU WANT to know how Bill Gates went from being a Harvard drop- out to the world's richest man? How he vanquished his arch-rival, Steve Jobs, the man who invented the personal computer?

Books: When the Apple of the world's eye was poisoned

Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company Went Insane by Michael S Malone Aurum pounds 18.99
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee