Stories by Ken Mingis

Apple claims 'huge' loss over iPhone leak

Apple officials told police investigators that the publication of photos of an iPhone prototype were "immensely damaging" to the company and represented a "huge" loss, recently-released court documents show.

Toybox: Apple's Time Capsule makes back-up a snap

One of the biggest selling points in the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was the inclusion of Time Machine, a nifty new app aimed at making that most onerous of tasks — backing up data — not only easy to do, but fun.

Five reasons not to get Leopard

1. Older hardware If you're using an Intel-based machine, grab the credit card and head for the Apple Store. Leopard will run on all Intel-based laptop and desktop Macs, meaning all of those released since January 2006. The same goes for older hardware that uses the Power PC G5 processor; you're good to go.

The must-have iPhone lives up to its hype

It has been almost six months since Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the iPhone, which has been touted as a game-changing device for the mobile phone industry. Since then, the buzz machine has turned the iPhone into one of -- if not the -- must-have pieces of hardware for 2007.

Apple updates MacBooks with Core 2 Duo chips

Apple Computer Wednesday announced upgraded MacBooks featuring a new generation of Intel processors that promise faster performance in the company's popular line of consumer-oriented laptops.

Kumar and Richards plead guilty in CA fraud case

Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO of Computer Associate, pleaded guilty to financial fraud charges Monday when he appeared in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, according to a spokesman for the US attorney handling the case.

PeopleSoft board rejects Oracle's 'final' offer

PeopleSoft 's board of directors has rejected Oracle's $US24-per-share "best and final offer", leaving the fate of Oracle's takeover plans in the hands of PeopleSoft's shareholders.

Siebel taps Michael J. Lawrie as new CEO

Siebel Systems Inc. Monday named Michael J. Lawrie as CEO, effective Tuesday. Thomas M. Siebel will continue as chairman of the board for the software company.

PeopleSoft to Oracle: No deal

PeopleSoft Inc.'s board of directors Thursday unanimously rejected a US$5.1 billion offer by Oracle Corp. to buy the company and urged shareholders not to accept the unsolicited buyout bid.

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