By John Sumser
I don't know about you, but my inbox has been backing up at an alarming rate. Where I could once pare it down to a half-dozen pieces that were well worth procrastinating, my email backlog is often several weeks old. I tend to glance at them when they come in, and then mull over the transaction... Read More »
BEIJING -- The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday that it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China.
Foxconn Technology Group said the interns were found by a company investigation at its factory in the eastern city of Yantai and were sent back to their... Read More »
By Joe McDonald
BEIJING -- The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. Read More »
By Kristin Marino
Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1. Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year-over-year... Read More »
By Gadi Ben-Yehuda
What makes today's young professionals different than previous generations?
For the past decade at least, Americans have been subject to variations of "40 is the new 30." A mantra that is supposed to allow older people to do the things that had previously been relegated to younger people,... Read More »
All Sophia Ellison wanted was a new smartphone to replace her damaged one. But what she got instead, she says, was humiliated and angry after learning that a Best Buy clerk, who was supposed to move the contents of her old iPhone to a new one, instead said he copied its photos -- including some "racy" ones --... Read More »
By Fennit Nirappil
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Looks may not kill, but they can get you fired.
That's what a Northern California yoga instructor found after leading sessions at Facebook Inc.'s Menlo Park campus.
The instructor, Alice Van Ness, said she got fired after she glared at a Facebook employee who texted... Read More »
Do you feel like your work day never really ends? It turns out the death of the time clock is not a figment of your imagination. According to a new survey released by Good Technology, the average American worker puts in an extra month and a half of overtime each year, just answering work emails and calls at... Read More »
By Matti Huuhtanen
HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations.
Nokia said it will shut some research and development projects, including in Ulm, Germany, and Burnaby,... Read More »
By Rob Gillies
TORONTO -- BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Android smartphones.
RIM issued a dire warning about its business Tuesday, saying it is losing money for the... Read More »
Someone stole your iPhone. You cry a little bit. You remind yourself that it's just a material object and you have your health and a loving family. You cry a little bit because you didn't back up your photos. And then you spend an hour looking for cheap refurbished iPhones on eBay.
Or if your dad's a police... Read More »
Going email free on weekends is a time management best practice. Every guru seems to agree that you should misplace the iPhone or Blackberry on Friday night, and check it only once or twice for emergencies before Sunday evening. That way you can feel relaxed without feeling tethered to work. Read More »
By Peter Svensson
NEW YORK -- Chinese workers who often spend more than 60 hours per week assembling iPhones and iPads will have their overtime hours curbed and their pay increased after a labor auditor hired by Apple Inc. inspected their factories. Read More »
Americans love their mobile devices. So much so that last year, for the first time ever, smartphones, such as Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone, outsold personal computers. Helping to drive demand are "apps," inexpensive programs that are essentially mini computer applications.
Apps are a boon for users who want... Read More »
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps - the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network. Read More »
Every teenager who slinks out to a party but tells her parents that she's at a sleepover knows that text messaging is a very convenient mode of communication. There's no need to pick up the phone, and risk parents noticing the sounds of heavy beats, traffic or slurred speech. It seems that employees have... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz
It's truly amazing what you can accomplish with today's smartphones. With just a click or touch, you can find a date, make restaurant reservations or set up a recording on your digital video recorder. So what about using your phone to look for a job?
We've told you about the... Read More »
By Gareth Parkin
About a month ago a mid-level executive I know in California asked my advice about getting a new cell phone. He said, "I don't really need or want a smart phone, I don't text or email from my phone. My old phone is dying though and they don't make this brand anymore, what would you... Read More »