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A few reasons why iPad sales are slumping

On the whole, Apple's June quarter was a huge success. The company posted record revenue for the quarter and delivered earnings per share that blew analyst expectations out of the water. Quarterly iPad sales, however, were somewhat disappointing. Apple during the June quarter sold 13.3 million...

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Why IDC sales estimates are complete BS

Just last month we detailed why relying on marketshare predictions from research companies like IDC and Gartner often lead to disastrously off-base conclusions. Even more jarring is that these research firms can't even manage to put together semi-accurate sales figures during a current quarter....

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Stephen Colbert reviews the Kim Kardashian app

Don't look now, but the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" app has already generated tens of millions of dollars in pure profit and currently occupies the #5 spot on the App Store's list of Top Grossing apps. There's no shortage of opportunities for jokes here, but why not let a master comedian show you...

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The plight of the Indie iOS developer: Is the App Store broken or is this much ado about nothing?

Instapaper and Overcast developer Marco Arment recently penned a blogpost arguing that Apple needs to do a whole lot more to direct users to higher quality apps. Under the current set up, Arment articulates that the "top lists" on the App Store tend to skew far too often towards low quality apps,...

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Facebook to remove messaging from iOS app, directs users to new Messenger app

Facebook yesterday alerted users of its plans to remove the messaging feature from the company's iOS app. Mobile Facebook messaging functionality will live on, albeit via the company's standalone Messenger app. An email sent out to users yesterday reads: We wanted to let you know that messages...

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Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail stores 42 times across a number of states where he...

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Apple reinstates Blockchain Bitcoin app to the App Store

In early February, Apple ruffled a few digital feathers when it abruptly removed a Bitcoin wallet app called Blockchain from the App Store. Following the apps removal, Blockchain CEO Nicholas Cary took to CNBC where he didn't mince words, calling Apple a "gatekeeper on innovation" and lambasting...

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Apple's iPhone business is as big as McDonald's and Coke combined

It's no secret that the bulk of Apple's revenue comes from the iPhone. During the company's most recent quarter, for example, 53% of its $37.4 billion in quarterly revenue came from its iconic smartphone. For as much as people like to talk about Apple having peaked, the company has a penchant for...

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Judge Denise Cote isn't happy with Apple's $450 million e-book settlement agreement

Apple agreed two weeks ago to a conditional $450 million settlement with plaintiffs over allegations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books. Under terms of the settlement, Apple will only have to pay the full amount if its appeal of U.S. District Judge...

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EU gives the green light to Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats was just approved by EU antitrust regulators, Engadget reported earlier today. A press release on the matter relayed that Beats coming under the Apple umbrella doesn't raise any anti-competitive concerns -- with respect to headphones -- because "the...

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