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AT&T’s 2Q Beats Street on Revenue, Adds 551K Postpaid Subs

July 23, 2013 5:20 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Consolidated revenues of $32.1 billion (up 1.6 percent annually) on a diluted EPS of $0.71 (up 7.6 percent annually) were both good enough for AT&T’s second quarter to beat analysts’ estimates. Still, net income for the quarter was down slightly from second quarter of 2012, to $3.8 billion from $3.9 billion.

Apple Acknowledges Dev Site Breach, Promises Overhaul

July 23, 2013 11:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple today released a statement on the recently reported hacking of its developer website. Apple acknowledged that last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of registered developers from the website...

Ahead of the Bell: Low Expectations for Apple's 3Q

July 23, 2013 9:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's latest quarterly report is expected to show the company has been growing at its slowest pace since the debut of the iPhone six years ago. The numbers, due out Tuesday after the stock market closes, are likely to reinforce investor...


Apple Seeks Stay of U.S. Ban on iPhone 4, iPad 2

July 10, 2013 9:52 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple is looking to put off an upcoming U.S. ban on the GSM versions of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) put the ban—which takes effect August 5—after finding the devices in violation of Samsung patents.

Report: Nikon Eyes Smartphone Market

July 8, 2013 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Camera maker Nikon is looking to expand into smartphones and medical devices, as interest in point-and-shoot camreas wanes, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing flagging sales of point-and-shoot cameras in April and May, Nikon President Makoto Kimura said the company wants to create...

Samsung Forecasts Record Profit but Shares Tumble

July 8, 2013 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. reported record quarterly profit Friday but its shares tumbled on doubts its mainstay smartphone business can maintain rapid growth. Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday estimated its April-June operating profit at a record high...

Apple Hires Fashion House CEO for “Special Projects”

July 3, 2013 10:32 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After the last month saw Apple seeking out “iWatch” trademarks around the globe, Cupertino has fueled some more wearable speculation with the curious hire of Paul Deneve, former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. As Reuters points out, Cupertino confirmed the hire of Deneve as a vice president at Apple and added that he will be working on “special projects” and report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

Report: LTE-Advanced iPhone Coming to SK Telecom

July 2, 2013 10:28 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Hot on the heels of Samsung, Apple is planning to release an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) iPhone on SK Telecom’s newly launched LTE-A network. The Korea Times, citing an unnamed SK Telecom exec, said Apple and the Korean carrier are in the middle of negotiations and hoping for a release in the next few months.


French Watchdog Raids Apple Stores

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — French competition authorities have confirmed that investigators raided Apple stores across France last week as part of an ongoing probe. Autorite de la Concurrence spokesman Yannick Le Droze confirmed a report in French business daily Les Echos that first disclosed the investigation, but declined to answer questions about the reasons behind the probe.

Tokyo Court Backs Apple Against Samsung on Patent

June 21, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Apple Inc. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in a Japanese court, one of dozens of legal battles around the world between the technology giants. The Tokyo District Court issued a partial verdict Friday in favor of Apple. Damages were not announced.

LA To Give Every student an iPad; $30M Order

June 20, 2013 9:18 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks. The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday...

Apple Details Government Requests for Data

June 17, 2013 10:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how many requests it received related to national security and how it handled them. Those requests were made as part of Prism, the recently revealed highly classified National Security Agency program that seizes records from Internet companies.

Friday Flick: Office Mobile for iPhone

June 14, 2013 9:58 am | Videos | Comments

Microsoft today released a version of its popular Office suite for the iPhone. Office Mobile is available now for free on the App Store but only subscribers to Microsoft's premium cloud-based Office 365 service can use the new app. After signing in to an Office 365 account, users can access...


Microsoft Launches Office Mobile for iPhone

June 14, 2013 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft today released a version of its popular Office suite for the iPhone. Office Mobile is available now for free on the App Store but only subscribers to Microsoft's premium cloud-based Office 365 service can use the new app. After signing in to an Office 365 account...

Report: Apple Considering 5.7-inch iPhone, $99 model

June 13, 2013 9:38 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters is citing four people with knowledge of the matter in a report saying Apple is considering next year rolling out 4.7- and 5.7-inch models of its iPhone. The sources claim that suppliers have been approached with plans for the larger phones.

Court Hears Terse Testimony in e-Book Trial

June 12, 2013 8:43 am | by Hillel Italie, AP National Writer | News | Comments

  Macmillan CEO John Sargent, who testified this week at a trial over alleged price-fixing of e-books, was no one's idea of a friendly witness. Of the five publishers the U.S. Justice Department sued last year, Macmillan was the last to settle and the most defiant. The government alleged that Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group (USA)...

Apple Unveils Music Streaming Service

June 11, 2013 10:32 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalize listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio will be available this fall in the U.S...

SF, NY Officials Wait to Judge Apple 'Kill Switch'

June 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York, seeking ways to curb thefts of mobile devices, said Monday they will reserve judgment of Apple's new security feature designed to make it harder to reactivate a stolen iPhone. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon...

Apple Unveils iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and More at WWDC

June 10, 2013 3:31 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After months of grinding away in the rumor mill, Apple CEO Tim Cook took a little more time building up to the iOS 7 unveil. He was pleased to announce 600 million iOS devices sold. “But it’s not what drives us,” Cook said, putting the focus on mobile web share and time spent with devices, both categories lead by Apple.

Music Service, Mobile Software Expected from Apple

June 10, 2013 9:34 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco...

Report: NSA Collects Data From AT&T, Sprint, Google, Apple and More

June 7, 2013 10:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After yesterday’s public reveal of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) demands for Verizon customers’ data, more information is coming out suggesting the NSA’s casting a much bigger net. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the NSA’s operations, reports that the same initiative targeting Verizon data is also collecting similar information from AT&T and Sprint.

What to Expect: iOS 7 and WWDC

June 6, 2013 1:25 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Lots of rumors abound Apple’s upcoming WWDC June 10 but Cupertino’s only really confirmed new iterations of iOS and OSX for the developer conference. Amidst all the wish-listing of features that would be great (keyboard fixes) and that will never happen (hiding Apple-branded apps), plenty of hints about what will actually grace the stage Monday have trickled out as well.

ITC Rules for Samsung, Bans iPhone 4 Imports

June 5, 2013 9:25 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China...

Report: Apple Readies Mobile Ad Business for New Music Service

June 4, 2013 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple is gearing up for the unveiling of a new streaming music service next week by shifting some of its iAd personnel over to the new service. The move is part of an effort to change the way Apple sells mobile advertising to cater to customers that might be looking to engage an listening audience, according to a report...

U.S. Blames Apple for 2010 e-Book Price Hike

June 4, 2013 9:08 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. government lawyer opened a civil trial by portraying Apple Inc. as a corporate bully that swaggered into the market for electronic books in 2010, forcing an end to price competition and costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. The Justice Department attorney, Lawrence Buterman...

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