Apple sells its new iPhone handsets at more than double production costs, according to estimates by ISuppli Corp, a technology industry researcher. The most expensive model, which retails for $599, has component and manufacturing costs of $265.83, El Segundo, California-based ISuppli said on Tuesday on its website. Excluding costs for logistics and royalties, Apple generates margins exceeding 55%, the report said. Jill Tan, a spokeswoman for Apple in Hong Kong, declined to comment on the report.

In the brief history of film, advances in technology have from time to time challenged and changed industry models. These advances have wrought their most significant changes on independent sectors of the movie business. In the glory days of the studio system, a parallel or serious rival to that system coming from the independent industry would be unthinkable; the cost and challenge of production and post-production was prohibitive, difficulties of promotion insurmountable. The Internet and many new digital distribution technologies are now starting to remove barriers for the makers and distributors of independent films.

Microsoft announced on Thursday it expects to spend more than a billion dollars fixing flawed Xbox 360 video game consoles, which have logged "an unacceptable number of repairs." The blow to Xbox 360's reputation comes as it vies in the marketplace with Sony's languishing PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's coveted Wii consoles, which made their debuts in November of 2006. Microsoft reports it has sold approximately 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles since its US launch at the end of 2005.

Avril Lavigne may be going through an ugly breakup with her hit song “Girlfriend” if songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer have their way. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court the pair claim that Lavigne lifted the song from a 1979 tune, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” they penned.

Beyonce Knowles rushed to a St Louis, Missouri hospital as soon as her concert in the city finished on Sunday night - to check up on two fans injured during the gig. Kind-hearted Knowles was concerned when two fans in the front row suffered minor injuries due to a pyrotechnics malfunction early on during her performance at the Scottrade Center.

USA Today kept people waiting a few minutes past 2 p.m., the time the announcement was scheduled. With the announcement made, reaction is already coming in. Patty Chaffee, vice president of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is quoted in the announcement that Springfield, Vt., will host the premier of "The Simpsons Movie."

(ARA) – Every 65 minutes, someone in the United States dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Women aged 20 to 29 are particularly vulnerable, with melanoma ranking as the second most common form of cancer in the age group. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), adopting a comprehensive sun protection program that includes daily UV protection, monthly self-examinations and yearly screenings by a dermatologist can substantially lower skin cancer risk.

The stage version of Hairspray was the best of the recent Broadway behemoths, even if it buried its skewering of WASP panic in the face of black progress beneath thick layers of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia. Yes, you could walk away from the musical thinking that early-60s' segregation was nothing that a little doo-wop couldn't cure, but at least the show skipped the labored slapstick of The Producers and the ponderous self-seriousness of Wicked.

The 2006-2007 season of Grey’s Anatomy has been one of extreme highs and lows. It started off rocky enough with the incident that was to color the entire season. The Isaiah Washington-Patrick Dempsey tussle gave rise to the seemingly unending Isaiah Washington drama. The gay slur issue has taken on a life of its own, culminating in the post-season canning of Isaiah Washington.

German cyclist Linus Gerdemann won the seventh stage of the 2007 Tour de France on Saturday and with it claimed the overall lead at the famous race. It was the first Tour stage victory in the first Tour de France appearance for the rider of the T-Mobile team, who will turn 25 in September.

For the uninitiated, Google ranks all pages on the web with a scale of PR0 to PR10 -- higher is better. High PR sites or pages receive most of the traffic for competitive keywords or phrases. Keywords are what surfers type into search engines to find what they're looking for on the web. Ranking high in Google for popular keywords can prove very lucrative. It can make the difference whether your website is in the black and producing hourly profits, or a total worthless waste of pixel space. Having a high Google PR is equivalent to having money in the bank. It is that important.

The challenge for female fitness and bodybuilding is that, well, it doesn't seem quite the feminine thing to do to lift weights and look muscular. 'It's really a mans sport', was the cry and for a long time, women just weren't taken seriously at all, even by themselves. Nowadays, all this has changed and there are thousands of followers in the female fitness and bodybuilding genre. Many women take part in regular competition, looking fit, glamorous and beautiful, all at the same time.

Everyone remember the phenomenon that is Sanjaya? Well, it's somewhat hard to forget the 17 year old American Idol contestant who is significantly more popular for his hair style than his singing abilities, but many tried. Regardless, Sanjaya Malakar fans were thrilled to see him live in action at the American Idol summer reunion tour in South Carolina.

Spice Girl Mel B (Melanie Brown) is launching legal proceedings to confirm that Eddie Murphy is the father of her child. The singer filed papers in America, to get legal recognition that Angel Iris Murphy Brown – born this April – is the daughter of the comedy legend. Murphy has denied on several occasions that he is the child’s father, despite Ms Scary Spice carrying out a DNA test that “established paternity” – this result has yet to be recognised by law, however.

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is recovering from her health woes with the support from her family, in Long Island, her father has confirmed. On August 3, the actress headed for Kennedy airport with her younger sister, Ali.