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Apple loses 'most profitable smartphone vendor' title to Samsung

This one’s gotta hurt for Apple.<p>Samsung just reported strong earnings last night, shipping 107 million phones in the second quarter of 2013 to Apple’s 31.2 million iPhones, and taking the title of most profitable smartphone vendor away from the the king of the high-end at the same time.<p>“We estimate …

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A closer look at how the iPhone crushed Intel and boosted ARM

There are numerous areas one might examine when looking for data to support the advent of the post-PC era. Declining PC sales, exploding tablet sales …

Intel to Supply Apple with Special High-End Haswell Processors for MacBook Pro

According to <i>SemiAccurate</i>, Intel will provide Apple with an ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros. The report claims that the chips will include a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.<p>Apple has requested a special …

Apple plotting iPhone sales overhaul, report says

Apple is said to be plotting new incentives and schemes to persuade shoppers to buy the iPhone in-store.<p>Head honcho Tim Cook imparted some of the new measures -- which could include more price-matching and trade-in options -- at a chinwag with Apple's retail chiefs, 9to5Mac reports, citing …

Apple Execs Tell Retail Store Leaders of New Incentive Programs, Changes in iPhone Marketing Tactics

- Jul 4, 2013<p>Apple recently held a summit for its retail store leaders, and Apple executives Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi spoke to the …

Apple’s Developer Center Is Back After Over A Week Offline

Apple’s Developer Center is finally back online, after taking a break for over a week. The developer site went down after a hacking attempt mid-week last week, and stayed down without any kind of return for multiple days. The hack was reportedly one that only affected developer accounts, after an …

Apple MacBook Pro set for Haswell's all-day battery life boost this October?

The expected Haswell refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro notebook range will happen in October this year, according to our old friends Mr & Mrs Supply …

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The iPad accounted for 84.3 percent of web traffic from tablets in June

The consensus among Apple(s AAPL) watchers is that when the company announces its quarterly earnings later today, the total shipments of iPads …

Researchers create “near-exhaustive,” ultra-realistic cloth simulation - http://tcrn.ch/132aZM9

Apple reports Q3 2013 revenue of $35.3 billion: 31.2 million iPhones sold, iPad and Mac sales decline

It hasn't been a particularly quiet quarter for Apple, at least in the announcement department. But, as far actually shipping new products, Q3 of 2013 has been relatively uneventful. Perhaps that's why the company's revenues are down to $35.3 billion, from $43.6 billion in Q2. Still, while its …

Apple’s Q3 profits, iPad sales dip, while iPhone sales reach over 31M

Apple on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter revenues of $35.3 billion and profits of $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per share. The revenue number is …

Apple's profit beats estimates as iPhone sales surge - BBC News

Parents: it’s 2013, stop blaming Apple for your kid’s $1,000 app bill

Another day, another parent outraged because her kids racked up thousands of dollars through freemium in-app purchases.<p>This time, the shock of a …

Six years later, how Apple keeps the iPhone chugging along

Between March and June, Apple’s iPad shipments dipped 14 percent. The Mac is dropping along with the rest of the PC industry, and the iPod has …

Personal assistant app Donna goes live in iOS App Store

In the three months since iOS(s AAPL) app Donna opened up its beta, the iPhone-as-personal assistant space has only gotten more crowded. And two of …

Skype for iOS update brings unlimited free video messaging, unending joy

Earlier this month, Skype brought its video messaging to nearly every major platform. Now, the outfit updated the iOS version of its app to lend a hand with the video snippets. The latest version of the software for Apple's mobile gadgets carries free unlimited messaging of the moving picture type. …

True motion control in an iPhone is still pretty far off

People with access to the developer beta version of iOS 7(s aapl) have discovered a nifty feature: the ability to control an iOS device with a head …

Recon Jet is the $499 Google Glass alternative for athletes and exercisers

Upset that you didn’t get in on the $1,500 fast track for Google’s Glass(s goog) eye wear? Don’t fret: You’ve got another chance to buy a similar …

It’s Time For The Concept Of “Photo Albums” To Die. Everpix Debuts What Comes Next

The idea of organizing photos by hand into online albums is passé. It’s a concept that’s a holdover from a time when our photo collections were in physical format, and therefore more limited. That’s long since changed thanks to an explosion of smartphones, allowing us to now continually record our …

Apple patent stuffs two ports into one, saves space in your laptop

Port space is very limited on laptops, but Apple has just received a patent that could solve that problem in the simplest way possible: cramming two ports into one. Expanding on what we've seen with some multi-format card readers, Apple has designed a layered port whose staggered electrical …

The smaller, subtler changes in OS X Mavericks

Apple is still working on OS X 10.9, which it has named Mavericks. The software team earlier this week released the second beta version of Mavericks …

Agent smartwatch SDK released, developers can start tinkering

Four days after hitting its Kickstarter goal, Agent Watches has released the SDK for its smartwatch. The watches won't ship until December, but all developers need to start working is the emulator and a Bluetooth-compatible device. Windows Phone 8 Developer Mike Hole posted a link to the tools on …

Kreyos Meteor smartwatch aims to be the Star Trek communicator of our time

Even if you’re not a fan of the <i>Star Trek</i> television series and movies, surely you’re familiar with the famed communicator that preceded our modern …

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

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iOS 7 Siri will learn your name | Trusted Reviews

<b>In iOS 7 it seems that Siri, Apple’s personal assistant, will take more time to learn how to pronounce names correctly.</b><p>Discovered in the iOS 7 beta …

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 preview

There was no OS XI at WWDC. There was no plan to reinvent the wheel. The takeaway message at the launch event was simple: Apple is committed to OS X. What that means, in the long run (naming scheme aside) is that changes to the desktop will probably continue to be gradual. New features will be …

Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta For iPad And iPad Mini With New Update, Brings Voice Memos Back

Apple has released a new beta of its iOS 7 software for developers today, and the big news is that the iPad version has arrived. Back when Apple announced iOS 7, it said the tablet version would follow the iPhone version a few weeks later, and they’ve stayed good to that promise. The iPad version …