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

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.

Hewlett-Packard seals £6.2bn deal to buy Britain's Autonomy

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to buy Autonomy, Britain's largest software company, for £6.2bn as part of a fundamental shift away from the personal computer manufacturing business for which it is most famous.

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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.

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.

HMV stakes its future on technology as sales slump

Fears for HMV intensified yesterday after a "disappointing and unsatisfactory" year saw profits slump more than 60 per cent and analysts failed to back the management's turnaround plan.

Video: Pope tries out his iPad

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

Publisher says Apple's use of iBooks is not novel

Apple pple has been slapped with a lawsuit over its new iBooks brand of electronic books, from a little New York publisher that has been producing a series called ibooks for more than a decade.

Video: Nursery uses iPad to teach toddlers

Snapdragons Nursery in Bath is using iPads as a teaching aid for youngsters to learn through educational apps.

Video: Teenager sells kidney for iPad 2

A 17-year-old teenager has sold his kidney for an iPad2.

The 10 best iPad accessories

If you're a gadget fan or need some bolt-ons to make your tablet do what you want, this rundown of desirable and versatile extras is worth tapping in to.

Sony unveils two rivals to the iPad

Sony has unveiled two rival products to Apple's iPad in a late bid to challenge in the tablet computer market. The S1 device is similar to Apple's market-leading tablet but the S2 is a radical two-screen computer that can be folded up when not in use.

Sony to launch iPad rival

Sony is planning to launch a tablet computer rival to Apple's iPad later this year.

Video: iPad 2 review

We road test Apple's latest gadget, the brand new iPad 2 - will it live up to the hype?

Video: iPad used for first time in Commons

Labour's Kerry McCarthy has become the first MP ever to use an iPad during a speech in the House of Commons.

iPad 2: The best just got better, app-solutely

Apple&rsquo;s newest gadget hits the shops at 5pm tomorrow. David Phelan snagged early quality time with the iPad 2.
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