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Apple beats Microsoft in fall quarterly revenues

10/28/2010, 07:10 pm

This summer Apple only approached Microsoft in revenues, but in the fall quarter, the iPhone maker has handily beat its partner and rival after reporting a new record of $20.34 billion in revenues compared to Microsoft's $16.20 billion for the fall quarter.

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Apple's 2010 ad budget increases by $190 million, but still outpaced by new sales growth

10/27/2010, 09:10 pm

In fiscal 2010, Apple ramped up its ad spending growth ten times higher than in previous years, but the company's revenues growth still dropped the overall ratio of its earnings that it spends on advertising.

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Apple deprecates its release of Java for Mac OS X

10/21/2010, 03:10 pm

Apple's latest release of Java SE 6 for Mac OS X marks the end of the company's efforts to maintain Java releases for the Mac platform itself.

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Apple plans massive retail expansion for 2011

10/18/2010, 07:10 pm

On the heels of a record breaking quarter, Apple's retail operations are set to dramatically expand over the next fiscal year, with 40 to 50 new locations slated to open worldwide.

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Apple's Steve Jobs slams Google, RIM, rival tablet makers

10/18/2010, 05:10 pm

In a surprise appearance during the company's quarterly earnings call, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs hailed the success of the iPhone and Pod while painting a bleak outlook for RIM's Blackberry smartphones, Google's fragmented Android smartphone platform, and the coming trickle of 7inch tablets.

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Apple expanding iAd creative agency staff

08/27/2010, 03:08 pm

After acquiring Quattro Wireless and converting its conventional mobile ad banner network into the immersive, app-embedded iAd experience, Apple appears set to expand its creative staff in new job postings.

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Apple-supported H.264 standard gains free license for Internet video use

08/26/2010, 08:08 pm

The MPEG Licensing Authority has announced that it will indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users, erasing a key advantage of Google's WebM rival and cementing Apple's preferred H.264 as the video format for modern HTML5 video on the web.

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NAB, RIAA seek to push FM radio into iPods and iPhones

08/16/2010, 06:08 pm

Radio broadcasters and music labels are seeking to legally mandate FM radio reception as a feature in all consumer mobile devices in an effort to expand the market for radio.

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Apple ID security bolstered, forums taken offline after apparent hack

08/15/2010, 08:08 pm

Apple's online support discussion forums were taken offline this weekend after the site was apparently targeted by a malicious attack. The company has also increased its Apple ID account security (which is shared by iTunes) following earlier account fraud.

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AT&T defends Verizon-Google mobile exemption from net neutrality

08/14/2010, 03:08 pm

AT&T has jumped into the fray on net neutrality, pointing out that mobile networks are fundamentally different from broadband and saying they should be largely free of any regulation as an internet service rather than being classified as a telecom service under the oversight of the FCC.

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Apple manager charged with leaking secrets for kickbacks

08/14/2010, 01:08 pm

A global supply manager working for Apple has been charged in a US federal grand jury indictment for wire fraud, kickbacks and money laundering, and is also facing a civil suit from Apple itself.

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Apple sues "inferior quality" iPod, iPhone and iPad accessory makers

07/30/2010, 08:07 pm

Apple has take a number of accessory makers to court, filing a complaint that says "many are of inferior quality and reliability, raising significant concerns over compatibility with and damage to Apple’s products."

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Security experts release software to attack Android phones

07/30/2010, 07:07 pm

A tool for attacking devices running Google's Android operating system was released by security researchers today at the Defcon hackers conference in Las Vegas.

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Stanford School of Medicine equipping students with Apple's iPad

07/30/2010, 05:07 pm

The School of Medicine at Stanford University has adopted Apple's iPad, providing the device to all incoming first year medical students and Master of Medicine students.

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UK using iPad to train soldiers for Afghan operations

07/30/2010, 03:07 pm

The US Army isn't the only security force adopting Apple's iOS devices for training and military operations; the UK is also now actively using iPad to train its soldiers.

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Android leader Motorola still well behind Apple's iPhone

07/29/2010, 10:07 pm

Motorola reported a phenomenal 600 percent leap in earnings this quarter, but is still behind Apple in mobile units sold and is far behind in smartphone sales, leaving Apple the top US phone vendor by units for the second quarter in a row.

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Australia's Telstra awards iPhone 4 "Blue Tick" for superior reception

07/29/2010, 03:07 pm

Australian mobile provider Telstra has awarded iPhone 4, when used with a case, a special "Blue Tick" approval for use in rural areas of poorer service coverage, due to the phone's antenna performance.

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Norway's largest paper: iPhone 4 Antennagate is a US problem

07/29/2010, 02:07 pm

After testing Apple's iPhone 4 against competing HTC and Nokia models in a remote area on the edge of Norwegian carrier Telenor's mobile coverage, the county's largest paper has concluded that its antenna design is "just as good and bad as competitors," rather than suffering any defect.

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Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app (u)

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store.

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Microsoft officially unveils key Office 2011 for Mac features

07/28/2010, 01:07 pm

Microsoft has added official notice of a variety of key features in the upcoming release of its Office 2011 suite for Mac users.

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