Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax Bill

February 14, 2018

Apple Inc. said it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S., pay about $38 billion in taxes on the money and spend tens of billions on domestic jobs, manufacturing and data centers in the coming years. The iPhone maker plans capital expenditures of $30 billion in the U.S. over five years and will create 20,000 new jobs at existing sites and a new campus it intends to open. The Cupertino, California-based company’s shares rose 1.7 percent to a record …


Apple Gives Employees $2,500 Bonuses After New Tax Law

January 22, 2018

Apple Inc. told employees Wednesday that it’s issuing a bonus of $2,500 worth of restricted stock units, following the introduction of the new U.S. tax law, according to people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker will begin issuing stock grants to most employees worldwide in the coming months, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. The move comes on the same day Apple said it would …


The story behind that iconic royal Christmas photo

January 15, 2018

Getting that perfect photo can be a challenge — even for the professionals. And when the Royal family is involved the competition to get the money shot is even more fierce.  SEE ALSO: 17 huge moments that defined the royal family in 2017 A mum from Norfolk in the UK struck gold when she captured what’s been described as “the best image of the day” using an iPhone.  Karen Murdoch’s photo of four smiling royals at Sandringham on Christmas Day ended up on …


How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone

January 7, 2018

… microphone isn’t any harder than fixing it.” In fact, physically disconnecting a MacBook’s microphone is a simple, five-minute job that anyone can do with little more than a couple of cheap tools, Wiens says. Disabling an iPhone’s mics presents a greater challenge, but it's not impossible. A skilled iPhone repair technician can do it in less than 30 minutes for less than $100, or you can even do it yourself if you’re brave enough to dig into the guts of your …