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Apple, IBM ink deal to create apps, sell iOS devices to enterprises

Photo taken by Jean Pigozzi, posted by original Macintosh team member Andy Hertzfeld Check your lottery tickets, folks. Apple and IBM have signed a deal to cooperate on creating apps and sell iOS devices to IBM's customer base. As reported in the WSJ and now publicized on Apple's business site, t...

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iOS and Mac users in Australia locked out of their devices via "Find my iPhone" ransomware

Some iOS and Mac users in Australia this morning woke up to a concerning message indicating that their devices had been remotely locked by a hacker demanding upwards of AU$100 to unlock them. Originally reported by The Age, affected users ("dozens" reported issues on social media or Apple's discu...

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Apple announces 7-1 stock split, dividend increase, and expanded captial return program

Apple today released its earnings results from its second fiscal quarter of 2014, posting revenue of $45.6 billion and EPS of 11.62 in the process. Overall, iPhone sales came in stronger than expected while iPad sales came in weaker than expected. Alongside its earnings report, Apple today also ann...

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Apple Q2 2014 earnings results

The results are in: Apple just announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 (ending March 31, 2014) and here are the highlights. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion. That works out to an EPS of $11.62 per diluted ...

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Viva Mavericks: OS X Beta Seed program now open to all

Really, who among us hasn't wanted to run a presumptively unstable operating system? Until today, the delights of beta releases of OS X were reserved to those who signed up for Apple's developer program (and paid the $99 fee to enroll). That fun and frolic is now open to anyone 18 and over with an ...

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Daylight saving public service announcement: Don't count on your iPhone alarm this weekend

You never know, this year the Daylight Saving Time switch might work out differently -- but why take the chance? Over the years, Apple's iOS platform has run into a few hurdles when it comes to handling the semiannual clock shift forwards (in springtime) or backwards an hour (in the autumn). From wa...

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Zite newsreader sold to Flipboard

My all time favorite newsreader, Zite, has been sold by CNN to Flipboard for a deal reported by Reuters to be worth about US$60 million dollars. Flipboard has also struck a content deal with CNN. CNN bought Zite in 2011. In a conference call this morning, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue said Zite's techno...

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Oscar Mayer launches scent-enabled bacon alarm clock for iPhone

Oscar Mayer has come up with a way to tease iPhone users in the worst possible way: By waking up with the smell of bacon in the air. The strange little device is called Wake Up And Smell The Bacon, and once paired with an iPhone and the companion app, it can be set like an alarm to wake you up wit...

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The fact that you're reading this now means you've found TUAW. Welcome! Did you know we have three fabulous podcasts to subscribe to? First there's our weekly call in show, the TUAW Talkcast. We hope you'll join us for the next live taping, but if you miss it you can listen on iTunes. There's also...

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Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5

Apple has released iTunes 11.1.5 which, according to the company's copious release notes, "...fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected and improves compatibility with iBooks for Mac on OS X Mavericks." Go and get it now in Software Update or Mac App Store...

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OS X Update 10.9.2 now available, patches SSL/TLS hole [Updated]

OS X 10.9.2 just arrived via the Mac App Store, bringing with it a number of "improvements to the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac." While the update seems to focus on issues that were occurring with FaceTime audio calls, iMessages, Mail, and server/VPN connections, there's no wo...

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You're going to be hearing a lot about 'iPod' on tonight's Olympics broadcast

Note: This article contains spoilers regarding the snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which has not yet aired in some regions. If you want to watch the broadcast and pretend it's live, stop reading now. Really not kidding, there are spoilers below. Don't keep reading. In fact, w...

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Attack of the Clones: The Flappy Bird copies have arrived, and boy are they crappy

Flappy Bird is simple, straightforward and hugely successful. Those three things make it a prime target for copycats, and now that the game has perched itself on the top of the App Store charts, the clones are arriving in full force. They are, on the whole, completely garbage, and I've taken a w...

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Every Apple reference ever made in Futurama and The Simpsons

With a combined 33 seasons between them, both Futurama and The Simpsons are awash with references to Apple. Some of these references take the form of biting commentary while others are much more subtle. In compiling this list, I was lucky enough to chat with famed Simpsons writer Bill Oakley (sea...

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iPhone 3GS battery swells to absurd size [Update]

We've heard plenty of stories of exploding smartphone batteries, but this might be the first time we've seen a battery right on the brink of actually blowing up. A writer over at the Czech website Letem Svetem Applem recently noticed his iPhone 3GS splitting at the seams thanks to a battery on the...

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