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Apple Adds Keyboard Touch Functions to Mac in Major Refresh

By Brandon Bailey CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch control strip above the keyboard, part of a long-awaited update aimed at reviving interest in a product often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone. The new Touch Bar, which is both a narrow display and a control […]

Apple Partners With Deloitte In Pitch To Business

By Brandon Bailey CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace. While Apple primarily sells to the consumer market, it’s confronting a global slowdown in consumer demand for […]

Samsung Woes Show How Dependent We’ve Become on Smartphones

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) — Tethered as we are to our smartphones, Samsung asking users of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to “power down and stop using the device” is not just an inconvenience. It’s crazy. Smartphones have become extensions of ourselves, the last thing we look at before falling asleep and the […]

Google Readies New Phones, Gadgets Featuring Its Software

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google may be getting serious about selling its own hardware gadgets. Last month, the search giant ramped up its consumer electronics strategy with announcements of new gadgets including new smartphones and an internet-connected personal-assistant for the home similar to Amazon’s Echo speaker. All are intended to showcase Google’s […]

Delta Unveils World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers, have been substantially reduced by the development of a unique anti-microbial HDPE material introduced by Delta Cooling Towers (deltacooling.com) on September 1, 2016. Delta, which pioneered the HDPE (high-density […]