David Goldman, CNN
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here. Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising. IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, including sports scores and weather updates. You can answer phone calls on a Mac, install a third-party keyboard on your iPhone and ask Siri to identify what song is playing on the radio. You can even share iTunes purchases with your family. The update is available to iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S owners.
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- Apparently, a lot of people want the iPhone 6. Apple sold a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on Friday, the first day that the new iGadgets were available for pre-order, the company said Monday. Demand for the new iPhones was so high that the iPhone 6 Plus sold out within hours. While many people who pre-ordered the iPhone 6 will get them this Friday, many others won't get their iPhones delivered until next month. "Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply," Apple said in a statement.
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- Apple has just unveiled its brand-spankin'-new iPhone 6, and mobile carriers are practically falling over one another in a fight for your business. Here is a rundown of the latest deals: Sprint : Sprint said that customers can trade in up to three phones per line, offering up to $300 per traded-in phone.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch smartwatch and a new mobile payments platform called ApplePay on Tuesday. New iPhones: "Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at an event in Cupertino, Calif. "They are without a doubt the best iPhones we've ever done." Display: The iPhones have curved edges and bigger screens that measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, up from just four inches on the iPhone 5S. The larger iPhones have what Apple is calling "Retina HD" displays.
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- Investors are betting there's a lot of money to be made in disappearing photos. Snapchat has reportedly fetched a huge round of funding from one of the most powerful Silicon Valley investors, valuing the social network at about $10 billion. The disappearing-message app is not yet profitable, but that has not stopped the flow of funds to Snapchat. According to the Wall Street Journal, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has invested $20 million in Snapchat.
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement. Apple said "a very small percentage" of iPhone 5 smartphones may "suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Don't get too excited just yet. After a year or two, everyone's iPhone battery seems to carry less juice than it once did.
New York, NY (CNNMoney) -- Humans only make up about 91.5% of Twitter users. The rest are robots. In an analysis of its user base, Twitter said 23 million, or 8.5%, of its 271 million active users automatically tweet "without any discernible additional user-initiated action." In other words, they're computer-controlled Twitter feeds. That's not necessarily a great thing for the company's bottom line -- that's 23 million accounts that aren't looking at or clicking on Twitter ads. Some are also spam.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn't kidding -- he really is making bold changes. The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year -- about 14% of the company's 125,000 employees.