Apple Beats the Street, Reports $45.6 Billion Revenue and $11.62 EPS [Update]

2 hours, 2 minutes ago · · News

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Apple reported its fiscal second quarter results on Tuesday, and the company beat Wall Street's estimates. Apple reported revenue of $45.6 billion with earnings of $10.2 billion, or earnings per share (EPS) of $11.62. That's up year over year, and tops consensus estimates from analysts of $9.07 billion in revenue with EPS of $10.18. The article has been updated with additional information.

Apple Debuts ‘Powerful’ Spot Featuring iPhone 5s

5 hours, 10 minutes ago · · News

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Apple's new ad debuted last night on television, titled "Powerful" and featuring both the iPhone 5s and the song "Gigantic" by The Pixies.

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Kelly loves the Pixies, so this ad was already a winner for her before the iPhone entered into it.

Apple Opens Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to the Public

8 hours, 49 minutes ago · · News

Apple made a rare move this week by opening up the beta of OS X 10.9.3 to all users with an Apple ID. The company typically offers access to beta versions of its operating system to members of its paid developer program and doesn't let average users get their hands on updates until locking in shipping versions.

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Offering a pubic beta of OS X 10.9.3 is an interesting move considering this isn't something Apple typically does. It'll be interesting to see if the company offers similar public betas in the future.

Apple Patches SSL Bug in AirPort Base Station

9 hours, 47 minutes ago · · News

Apple updated the software for its 2013 model AirPort Extreme Base Station on Tuesday to address what it called " security improvements related to SSL/TLS." That, by chance, also happens to be the core of the problem in the OpenSSL heartbleed bug the company said doesn't affect any of its products, although Apple didn't mention the flaw by name.

Apple v. Samsung: Google to Cover Some Costs, Assume Some Liability

8:00 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · News

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Tuesday's court testimony in the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung revealed that Google had agreed to cover some of Samsung's legal costs in defending itself against Apple. More interestingly, the search giant also agreed to assume some liability for some of Apple's patent claims involved in the suit.

Apple Expands In-Store Trade-In Program to iPads and More

7:30 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · News

Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.

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Good on Apple for expanding their recycling programs. I know there will be criticism, but I don't know any other company making any attempt at making recycling previous tech easier. 

Apple Rolls Out 6.1.1 Update for 2nd, 3rd Gen Apple TV

1:09 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · News

Apple released Apple TV Update 6.1.1 for the second and third generation Apple TV on Tuesday along side iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. So far, there aren't any details available about what's included in the update, but it seems likely that it's intended to keep the Apple TV software in step with the new iOS 7.1.1 update.