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April 24, 2015 12:02 PM Apple watch: The new gadget is cool, but its luxe box is magic

LOS ANGELES - Tiffany & Co. has its little blue box, Hermes its signature orange hue. When it comes to capturing the hearts - and wallets - of the luxury consumer, packaging can be as important as product. So with Apple's first foray into the luxury fashion realm, what is it about that watch box? That thought kept crossing my mind as I sat at a local 105

April 24, 2015 11:53 AM Q&A: Compare smartwatch features

Q. I am interested in a smartwatch. How does the Apple Watch compare to the Moto 360, Samsung Gear, and LG? I heard you talk about this on your national radio show. A. You forgot a few other popular smartwatch makers including Pebble and Sony. The basic differences are in the price, operating system, battery life, display size and type. Also, some smartwatches 24

April 24, 2015 11:46 AM Not Sure What An Apple Watch Is For? Try These 12 Apps

The Apple Watch officially hit stores on Friday. It's already sold out, even though critics say it's not particularly a must-have item. Perhaps more interesting than the gadget's standard features are the third-party apps created to use this technology in ways that go beyond what Apple specifically developed. For a truly comprehensive view of every single 59

April 24, 2015 11:41 AM Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Cloud services performed well, but Windows and Office software suffered Microsoft has reported better-than-expected financial results for the quarter just ended, helped by strong sales of cloud services like Office 365 and Azure. Commercial cloud revenue more than doubled from a year earlier, the company announced Thursday, and online services like Bing and Xbox Live performed 14

April 24, 2015 11:15 AM Severe Threat; Storm Team 12 Weather Alert

Meteorologist Mark Larson says Friday is a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert day due to the threat of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging wind and a few isolated tornadoes. Early clouds Friday will give way to some afternoon sun when temps warm to near 80 across southern Kansas. Look for cooler highs, in the lower-70s, north of I-70. Storms will develop 13

April 24, 2015 11:07 AM Amazon lifts curtain on secretive $5 billion cloud business

Amazon is back to its big spending, big revenue, money losing ways. The online retail giant reported a loss Thursday for the first three months of the year, after briefly jumping into the black during the holiday shopping season. Yet sales soared from year-ago results, trumping Wall Street's forecasts. None of that was particularly surprising. The big news was that for the first 70

April 24, 2015 10:00 AM Apple Watch: Best Apps to Download on Release Day

The Apple Watch is set to ship today, and assuming you’re one of the lucky buyers actually getting their new wearable sometime soon, you’re probably on the hunt for some new apps. Car-hailing service Uber’s Apple Watch app makes it dead simple to request a pickup where you’re currently standing, which feels very James Bond — assuming Bond needed a ride home from the bar for some reason 15

April 24, 2015 10:00 AM 4 Cheaper Alternatives to the Apple Watch

Just after midnight on Friday, April 10, Apple officially started taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch (to be released April 24). The device has garnered a lot of interest from shoppers and the media alike. But let’s be honest – the new Apple Watch isn’t for everyone. You need an Apple iPhone to use it, so Android smartphone owners are out of luck. The device 20

April 24, 2015 6:56 AM Chipotle Begins Food Delivery Service Through Postmates

Chipotle Mexican Grill is now offering food delivery through a partnership signed with Postmates. Postmates is a San Francisco based startup that runs a network of couriers who delivers goods locally. Chipotle’s delivery service is available in 67 select U.S. cities within the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts 95

April 24, 2015 4:38 AM Review: Getting Your Apple Watch? Here's How to Use It

If you haven't ordered yours yet, you'll have to wait a while. Apple's retail stores won't have them, nor will any other store in the U.S., with the company taking orders over the Internet only — for delivery as late as July for some models. But if you were by a computer to order at 3:01 a.m. ET on April 10, you're in store for a new way of interacting 14