Group of consumers challenging Apple in court for an ‘illegal monopoly’

WASHINGTON— Apple Inc.’s  exclusive market for selling iPhone apps came under fire at the Supreme Court Monday, as justices considered whether consumers should be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit alleging the company has an illegal monopoly that produces higher prices. The plaintiffs are a group of consumers challenging Apple’s requirement that all software for …

The smartphone as personal object finder

Speaking at a morning session at this year’s CES, a major consumer electronic event held from January 8-11 in Las Vegas, on the topic of the future of “connectivity,” Vint Cerf, known as “the father of the Internet,” outlined what could be in store in the near future for software-enabled clothes. read more