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

1 hour, 32 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · Apple Stock Watch

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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.

The 6 Piece Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit for $69

3 hours, 26 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit

Today's deal is for iphoneographers. It's called the Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit that includes six lenses: 8x telephoto and 60x microscope lens with special case, the fisheye, macro/wide angle, and 2x telephoto lenses. It also comes with a back plate to mount the lenses on your iPhone, a tripod for your iPhone, and a case to hold it all. Cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for US$69, making it even cooler. Click through to the deal, and there's a demonstration video and several example photos showing what the lenses produce.

Why 4K Streaming Isn’t Really 4K

4 hours, 14 minutes ago · John Martellaro · Analysis

Why 4K Streaming Isn't Really 4K

Apple's Tim Cook has said that TV is "a market we have an intense interest in." All the tech giants are selling small devices to deliver custom 1080p content (for now) on the Internet, but the TV industry is moving steadily to 4K Ultra HDTVs. What are the realistic prospects for streaming decent 4K TV on the Internet? John Martellaro tells you what you need to know.

Apple Debuts ‘Powerful’ Spot Featuring iPhone 5s

4 hours, 40 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · Product 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.

Nanotips Liquid Turns Any Gloves into Touchscreen Gloves

5 hours, 4 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Nanotips is a great idea. This is a liquid you apply to the fingertips of your favorite pair of gloves to turn them into touchscreen gloves. It was originally funded on Kickstarter, but is now available for sale through REIGN23. There are two formulas: the first is called Nanotips Blue and is designed for cloth gloves. The second is Nanotips Black, which is designed everything else, including leather, rubber, and nylon. In the original Kickstarter video below, the creators demonstrate its versatility by using Nanotips Black to coat a Sharpie pen and using it as a stylus. A bottle is priced at US$19.99, and it contains enough to coat multiple pairs of gloves. Pretty cool, right?

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Apple Opens Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to the Public

8 hours, 19 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · 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, 17 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · 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.

Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

9 hours, 44 minutes ago · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page—without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to do that in both versions of Apple’s spreadsheet software, so no matter which one you use, this article’s for you.