SmartPhones

Why Apple Will Never Be Great Again

Apple's latest moves haven't impressed investors. And in the marathon battle against Android, it's not thrilling consumers either. Is the iMiracle over?

How Apple Didn't Get Its Groove Back

Wall Street showed Apple no love Tuesday after it debuted its new iPhones. Shares of the world's largest consumer tech company fell 2 percent. Here's why:

Breaking Down Blackberry's Earnings Report

Blackberry surprised Wall Street with a solid quarterly profit, but revenue fell, and the company continued to lose customers. And what of the new Z10 and Q10 smartphones?

Samsung's Creepy Phone Tech Should Worry Apple Shareholders

Samsung is already the world's top seller of smartphones, and now it hopes to pad its lead. The tech giant will introduce the Samsung Galaxy S4 Thursday, and among the cool -- but creepy -- features we expect to see is a screen control system that works by tracking the motion of your eyes.

Top 10 Business Stories of 2012

This would be the year when the global economy finally regained its vigor. At least that's what many had hoped. It didn't happen. So what were the top ten business stories of 2012?

This Week's Winners and Losers in Business

From a company that blew away analysts' expectations to a CEO misusing corporate jets, here's a rundown of this week's smartest moves and biggest blunders in the business world.

Can Retailers Beat 'Showrooming' This Christmas?

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are turning from stores where people buy things into showrooms for e-commerce sites. But this holiday season, with their most important quarter of the year hanging in the balance, they're fighting back hard.

Apple: iPhone 5 Orders Topped 2 Million in 24 Hours

Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours after Apple started taking them at 12 midnight Pacific time on Friday. That's more than double the amount of iPhone 4S orders on its first full day.

Which Is the Best Smartphone Plan for You?

Smartphones are becoming a must-have tech accessory, but the monthly bills can get pricey fast. If you fit one of these profiles, you may save money by signing up for one of these phone plans.

Kiss Your PC Goodbye

Your desktop -- and maybe even the shiny new laptop that you bought a few months ago -- are dinosaurs. The "good enough" computing revolution that has nudged consumers-on-the-go toward smartphones and tablets is taking its toll on the box business.

iPhone 5 Debut: Apple Needs a Hit on September 21

Earlier this week, we confirmed speculation that Apple will roll out its latest iPhone on September 21, a mere four weeks away. An iPhone debut is always an event, but things should be particularly interesting this time around.

For Tech Deals, Wait 'Till Black Friday

'Tis the season to buy tech products -- almost. If you're looking to upgrade, it's probably best to wait till Black Friday. Computers, high-end smartphones, HDTVs and tablets will see sharp discounts for the holidays.

iPhone Launch Event Preview: 5 Things to Watch

The entire tech world is anxiously awaiting Tuesday's iPhone launch event. The hope: that the iEmpire's holiday lineup impresses enough to reverse a 7% stock slide that began two weeks ago. We'll have to wait until 10 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday to find out exactly what the Mac maker has up its sleeve. In the meantime, here are five things to watch for as the event unfolds.

Read This Before Signing a Cell Phone Contract

When you're buying a new phone, the price can be dramatically affected by your choice of a cellular plan. But what do you really get for your money in this shotgun wedding? Is a two-year contract a fair trade for the discount? Read on for background info on some plans you may be considering.

Will Apple Go Downmarket With Cheaper iPhone?

When Apple rolls out its next-generation, high-end iPhone 5 this fall, one analyst is predicting the company will also shoot for the low-end market by introducing a second, inexpensive iPhone model that's capable of working with prepaid phone plans.