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

The Bargain Hunter: Osborne & Brown spring sale

The high-end furniture specialist Osborne & Brown is one of the first significant retailers to launch a spring sale in 2011. With up to 50 per cent off selected items across Osborne & Brown ranges, there a dozens of fantastic offers just waiting to be snapped up. For a conclusive list of all sale items, visit Osborneandbrown.co.uk.

Market Report: Imagination shines as analysts eye iPad gains

Imagination technologies zoomed ahead last night as traders bought in on hopes of gains, as Apple lures consumers with the latest version of its iPad.

Market Report: Imagination has Apple to thank as shares shine

As the blue-chip index surged back above the 6,000-point mark, Imagination Technologies found itself in demand yesterday in the wake of Apple announcing its latest iPad. With analysts in agreement that its technology has been used in the newest iteration, revealed on Wednesday evening, the graphic-chip designer shifted up 17.4p to 448.4p.

Apple launches second iPad tablet

Apple CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from his medical leave and walked on stage to standing ovation Wednesday to unveil the second generation of the popular iPad, which will go on sale worldwide later this month.

MPs each get through a computer a year. Now they want iPads

Backbenchers claim the gadgets will save money, after Parliament spends £5m on upgrades

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (6 February 2011)

The language of the consultation document on the forests sale biases the debate by referring to "state ownership" and "government management" ("Stealing the common off the goose", 30 January). This land belongs to the people. Just as the BBC staff are not allowed to refer to electoral "reform" when educational "reform" and NHS "reform" are acceptable, the Government sets the language of this discourse as one of its levers of power.

Stephen Foley: Fed chief Bernanke spells out home truths on financing the future

US Outlook Will someone please listen to Ben Bernanke? The Federal Reserve chairman becomes more shrill in his warnings about the US government debt crisis every time he speaks publicly.

Murdoch launches bid to rule news in the iPad age

Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who parlayed a small Australian newspaper company into one of the world's biggest conglomerates, promised yesterday to "re-imagine" the newspaper and "make the business of newsgathering and editing viable again", as he launched the first daily newspaper exclusively for tablet computers.

Arm profits powered by the rise of smartphones

Arm Holdings, whose chips help run devices including the iPhone, enjoyed a stellar year in 2010, driven by the rise and rise of smartphones; with the chief executive predicting more to come from the industry.

Harriet Walker: 'Seven-year-olds on iPads? Repugnant...'

It's a sad state of affairs when you realise that never again will children be more precocious than their whizzy gadgets. I heard a radio documentary about Mozart's early years recently and was hugely impressed by how the kid had managed to outwit and tame a piano before he was five. Nowadays you get the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, who start writing code that even C-3PO wouldn't understand before they hit puberty.

Two arrested over mass iPad hacking

Two men have been accused of stealing email addresses and other information from more than 100,000 Apple iPad users in the US.

Personal computer sales hit by rise of the iPad

Sales of personal computers are falling short of expectations, as the buzz around Apple's iPad draws consumers to alternative tablet devices.

Investment Column: ARM is pricey but its potential is strong

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Tablet computers set to outsell laptops

Tablet computers, which are set to flood the consumer market this year, will outsell laptops in the US by 2015, according to a new report.

The new kit on the block in Las Vegas

Despite the absence of Apple, the Consumer Electronics Show will set the tone for 2011's gadget launches
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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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness