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Apple profit falls for first time in nearly a decade

Apple reported Tuesday that its quarterly profit had dipped for the first time in nearly a decade despite a rise in revenue from the same period a year earlier. The company posted a profit of $9.5 billion on revenue of $43.6 billion in the first three months of this year,…

Apple shares drop to 16-month low

Apple shares have dipped to a 16-month low as concern that muted phone and tablet sales may cause the company to miss its own revenue targets. In morning trading, Apple’s stock fell below $400 for the first time since December 2011. The shares reached more than $705 in September last…

Iowa’s mysterious ‘Project Catapult’ data center grows bigger

There’s something mysterious happening in Iowa—a massive data center is going up, thought to be the home of a next-generation facility from Apple, Google, or another major provider. The Planning and Zoning Commission of Altoona, a suburb of Des Moines, has approved a 25 percent bump in the proposed…  …

Android smartphone growth comes at expense of Apple

Smartphones using the Android platform boosted their US market share in recent months, extending their lead over Apple’s iPhone, a new survey shows. Android, the free mobile operating system from Google, accounted for 51.2 percent of US smartphone sales in the three-month period ending in February, said the survey from…

Apple and Microsoft defend themselves against accusations of overcharging Australians

Technology giants including Apple and Microsoft on Friday defended their pricing policy in Australia at an official inquiry launched over concerns that they were overcharging customers. Australians, on average, are forking out 34 percent more for software, 52 percent more for iTunes music, 88 percent more for Wii games and…

iTunes U tops 1 billion downloads

iTunes U passed the one billion mark for downloads, according to Apple. More than 60 percent of the downloads went to people from outside of the United States. “It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president…

Apple looks to make watch-like device that works as a smartphone

Apple is testing a watch-like device which could perform some smartphone functions, US media reports said Monday. The New York Times reported that the maker of iPhones and iPads is experimenting with a curved-glass device, which could incorporate a bendable display glass developed by US manufacturer Corning. The Times, which…

Tablets made up a third of worldwide computer sales in fourth quarter of 2012

One-third of computers sold worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2012 were tablets, according to a survey released Wednesday. The research firm Canalys said that with PCs and tablets combined, the market grew 12 percent year-on-year in the last three months to reach 134 million units. With its iPads and…

How to jailbreak your Apple iPhone 5

Want to jailbreak your Apple iPhone 5? Here's how. A few months after the iPhone 5 first hit shelves, the team over at Evad3rs has released the first jailbreak for Apple’s flagship phone.  Jailbreaking, essentially, is the act of opening up your phone to non-Apple-approved apps and extensions. A “jailbroken”…

Android and Apple have ‘duopoly’ in world smartphone market

Android and Apple smartphones captured a whopping 92 percent of global sales in the fourth quarter, giving the two systems an effective duopoly, a research firm said Monday. Strategy Analytics said global smartphone shipments grew 38 percent annually to reach 217 million units in the fourth quarter, to bring annual…

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