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 in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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