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

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People magazine iPad app delayed by paparazzi

The publishing world's headlong rush to Apple's iPad has hit a big hitch. More than a dozen of the photo agencies that supply celebrity snapshots from the paparazzi are banding together to withhold their prized product unless it can get additional compensation from People magazine, resulting in the postponement of its iPad app.

Tips and deals of the week: 08/08/2010

Cheap and healthy in the Alps

Esprit Holidays is offering a week's full board in the French or Swiss Alps for £599 for a family of three this summer, excluding travel.

Go to espritfamilyadventures.com

Inmarsat pens $1.2bn satellite deal ahead of broadband push

Inmarsat yesterday confirmed widespread rumours that it was set to upgrade its satellite network when it announced a $1.2bn (£757m) deal with Boeing ahead of an extended push into the broadband market.

Council's £38k iPad scheme

A council has admitted it could spend up to £38,000 on iPads while looking to cut 1,000 jobs.

Samsung to introduce Android-based tablet

Samsung plans to introduce tablet computers this quarter based on Google's Android operating system, joining a growing list of firms seeking to challenge Apple's popular iPad.

You can't tell a book by its cover: Kindle arrives in UK

Visitors to Amazon's UK website yesterday were confronted not by the usual gaudy array of book covers, but by a simple letter from its founder, Jeff Bezos. He outlined his belief in the "transformative power of reading", before announcing the launch in the UK of the Kindle, an e-reading device that has been Amazon's best-selling product in the US for two years, and has transformed its book market: digital books outsell hardbacks on Amazon's US store by nearly 3 to 2.

Amazon offers £109 wireless Kindle for mass appeal

Amazon.com launched a cheaper, wireless-only Kindle on Wednesday, betting that the lower price will turn its latest electronic reader into a mass-appeal device as Apple Inc's iPad gains ground.

Investment Column: Hold on to high-quality ARM Holdings

Provident Financial; Games Workshop

India takes on the iPad with £23 touchscreen tablet for students

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a £23 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.

Apple raises sales forecast after 'phenomenal' quarter

Apple shot back at its critics last night with a set of financial figures that surpassed expectations and promised that, far from experiencing a drop-off in sales as a result of problems with the new iPhone 4, the company forsees even better results to come in the next few months.

Fans delight as Apple launches latest iPhone

Over a thousand eager technophiles queued outside Apple's Regent Street store yesterday, as the group officially launched the latest version of its iconic iPhone.

Apple's Steve Jobs finds Foxconn deaths 'troubling'

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs finds "troubling" a string of worker deaths at Foxconn, the contract manufacturer that assembles the company's iPhones and iPads, but said its factory in China "is not a sweatshop."

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