News Apple's shares were down on Monday

The firm sold a record 51 million iphones and 26 million iPads but profits from October to January - usually a bumper period - remained flat

Dixons sales up after Comet demise

The owner of PC World and Currys benefited from the demise of rival Comet today by reporting a bigger-than-expected surge in Christmas sales.

Man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his iPad is jailed

A man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his tablet computer was today jailed for six years.

A judge at the High Court in London ruled in July that the Samsung Galaxy Tab (right) was not

Judge slams Apple for 'lack of integrity' in Samsung legal battle

A senior judge fired more arrows at Apple today in the latest round of a legal row between the technology giant and rival Samsung.

The 10 Best tablets

The new iPad Mini is now on the shelves but the competition in the tablet market is fiercer than ever, as these devices prove.

The iPad Mini introduced this week

Apple sells 3 million iPads in debut fueling demand optimism

Apple said Monday it sold 3 million units of its iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad during the debut weekend, a sign that the new devices can help the company withstand accelerating competition in the tablet market.

Apple pares its tax bill on profits made overseas to less than 2%

Apple paid less than 2 per cent tax on its overseas profits after slashing the amount foreign taxmen receive.

Windows 8: Microsoft's new operating system

New era for Microsoft as Surface tablet and Windows 8 go on sale

Microsoft embarked on a new era Friday as its two long-anticipated projects finally went on sale: a major overhaul of its operating system and a foray into hardware with a tablet computer.

Apple and Amazon figures below market expectations

The news from the technology sector left investors glum last night, with Apple and Amazon dashing market expectations with their latest updates.

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The iPad Mini introduced this week

Apple's iPad Mini fails to impress Wall Street

Apple introduced a shrunken version of its popular iPad yesterday as it faces increasing pressure from Amazon and other companies that have been winning customers with smaller tablets.

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPad Mini

Hands on: First review of Apple's 'iPad mini' - can it snatch sales away from Google and Amazon?

Apple unveils the incredible shrinking iPad as it downsizes to meet challengers

Samsung vs Apple: In a seemingly endless battle, Apple claims that Samsung ripped off its iPad tablet for the Galaxy Tab. Last week saw a US court agreeing, pulling the tablet from sale in the US

The iPad vs the Galaxy Tab: Apple loses Samsung case appeal

Apple lost a Court of Appeal battle today in its legal action over Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer.

Samsung eyes a record on Galaxy surge

Booming sales of Galaxy smartphones put Samsung on course for another record quarter as the South Korean giant shrugged off its recent legal defeat to rival Apple.

The 10 Best laptop and tablet cases

Keep your Kindle, iPad or netbook safe from scratches and scrapes with one of these protectors

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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