This little gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones

Apple just reported its financial results for the holiday quarter this past week, and it confirmed that it sold more iPhones during that three-month period than it has ever sold before.

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10 top kitchen tech holiday gift ideas

Your holiday season shopping might include gifts for someone who enjoys cooking or being in the kitchen. With that in mind, we tested a number of items that could make it onto your gift list.

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Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales


Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.
November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing. The sudden surge follows this fall’s unveiling of the Surface Studio and the Surface Dial, which provide new creative tools to users, and the Surface Book with Performance Base, which delivers twice the graphics power as its predecessor, along with 30 percent greater battery life.

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Digital gate: Smart lock acts as your personal doorman

With over 23 million Americans falling victim to package theft last holiday season, ‘holiday porch pirates’ are projected to be at an all- time high and the old-fashioned lock and key might not be keeping up with the job.

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Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules


Before you sit down at your kitchen table and lose money shopping for Christmas and holiday gifts, you’d be well advised to learn the rules of the online shopping road. They can be very different from one vendor to another, so shop carefully. Some companies do a great job with customer care. Others don’t. I have been both delighted and burned several times, and I’d like to share some of my personal experiences to help you shop more safely. Amazon, the leader in online shopping, does it right from the customer perspective.

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Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day


Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction. Many retailers jumped the gun, and have been offering special online deals for days. Cyber Monday in recent years has ranked as the third largest holiday shopping day, following Super Saturday and Black Friday. However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.

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Apple sells 74.8M iPhones, rakes in $75.9B in revenue in company's biggest quarter ever

Article Image The 2015 holiday shopping season was the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with profits of $18.4 billion earned thanks to yet another record performance for the iPhone.

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The Gears of E-Commerce


As the U.S. retail industry puts another long holiday shopping season behind it, a few changes appear to be taking place. For one thing, it appears there’s a new recipe for success. Growing a business requires more than setting up a fancy website, placing inventory into a warehouse, and engaging a service to make speedy deliveries. There are severe costs and challenges involved in building a successful e-commerce operation, and today’s customers have little patience for an online experience that falls short.

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Apple honors Martin Luther King Day with website splash image

Article Image Apple on Monday acknowledged the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. with an image on its website, featuring a photo of the civil rights activist alongside a famous quote.

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Apple touts App Store's record breaking holiday season, $144M spent on New Years Day alone

Article Image The App Store had its biggest holiday ever, with more than $1.1 billion spent on apps an in-app purchases in a two-week span covering Christmas and New Years, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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iOS dominated U.S. holiday shopping with 77% share of online orders as Android accounted for just 23%

Article Image Holiday quarter online shopping revenues grew 12 percent over last year in the U.S., despite less promotional discounting. Additionally, 77 percent of orders from mobile devices were made from Apple-branded devices, compared to just 23 percent using Android.

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