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

Apple is now the most valuable stock of all time

Shares in Apple rose above $660 yesterday, making the US phone and computer giant the most valuable company of all time.

Four-year-old Tolly Smith tries out the Hot Wheels Apptivity

Get your iPads out – it's going to be an app-y Christmas

Toys that connect to iPads are being tipped as one of the "must have" gifts for children this Christmas as studies show rocketing numbers play games on their parents' tablets.

Four-year-old Tolly Smith tries out the Hot Wheels Apptivity

Prepare to hand over your iPad - it's going to be an app-y Christmas

Manufacturers are targeting tech-savvy youngsters who play games on their parents' tablets, writes Lewis Smith

Apple looks at Twitter deal as Facebook suffers

Technology giant Apple considered pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the microblogging service Twitter, according to reports in the US this weekend.

Coca-Cola have said that they will decline tax exemptions

Sponsors urged to waive Olympic tax breaks worth tens of millions

After McDonald's and Coca-Cola bow to online pressure, campaigners insist others must follow

Consumers "not interested" in iPad Mini

Apple is often at the centre of rumours about its next products but the persistant speculation that it will produce a mini version of its best-selling iPad is not going down too well with consumers.

The judge said the Samsung
product (right) did not have the same ‘understated
simplicity’ of the iPad

Is this an iPad copy? No, says judge: it's not cool enough

Critique of Samsung's tablet might sound like an insult – but it's actually good news in latest round of patent battle with Apple

Andrew Grice: David Cameron may live to regret speaking out about Jimmy Carr's tax

At the very moment that Downing Street was telling journalists in London that the Government did not normally comment on the tax affairs of individuals, David Cameron had other ideas 5,550 miles away in Mexico City. Interviewed by ITV News on the last day of a three-day visit, the Prime Minister was asked about reports back in Britain that the comedian Jimmy Carr had sheltered £3.3m a year from tax through a Jersey-based avoidance scheme.

New Apple iPad software put to the test

Along with the launch of the new Apple iPad, complete with its superb Retina Display and faster graphics processor to make striking visual effects possible, came a slew of apps upgraded to suit the high-resolution screen.

Samsung updates Galaxy tablets

Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment centre.

Best Buy boss Brian Dunn resigns amid investigation

Best Buy boss Brian Dunn has resigned abruptly after the troubled consumer electronics chain launched an internal investigation into his "personal conduct".

People queue for the new iPad in New York

Traders bulk buy iPads to feed global appetite for Apple

As the gadget hits 10 countries, dealers target Indian market – and even pay shoppers to

Apple on courseto become most valuable firm ever

Apple shares touched $600 (£380) apiece yesterday, a mere five weeks after they first topped $500, and analysts predicted the iPhone maker will soon become the most valuable company of all time.

Out goes the stepladder, in comes teen fiction

What do the Twilight novels, a pineapple and an iPad have in common? The answer, from the price-watchers at the Office for National Statistics, is that they have all found their way into the nation's average "shopping basket", joining the sponge cake and the rotisserie chicken on the index of 700 items used to calculate inflation rates.

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