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Tim Cook calls slumping iPad sales a "speed bump"

Though Apple's earnings results last quarter were exceptional, tech observers couldn't help but notice that iPad sales only came in at 13.3 million units, a 9.2% decrease from the same quarter a year ago. What's more, iPad sales during the March quarter were also down year over year, by about 19%...

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Dr. Dre takes the Ice Bucket Challenge plunge [video]

The chain of Ice Bucket Challenge videos for Apple executives remains unbroken. First up was Apple Marketing VP Phil Schiller, who sent the challenge on to CEO Tim Cook. Cook took the plunge in front of a huge crowd at an Apple beer bash last week, extending the challenge to Beats executive and...

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Tim Cook takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Dr. Dre

Yesterday we talked about Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller challenging CEO Tim Cook to take the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge. Well, at an Apple beer bash yesterday, Cook took his icy shower. Cook then challenged Disney CEO and Apple board member Bob Iger, recording artist Michael Franti...

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Apple releases diversity data; 70% of employees are male and 55% are white

Following in the footsteps of other high-tech companies, Apple today released a report detailing employee diversity across the company. Some of the more noteworthy data includes the following information compiled from Apple's 98,000-strong employee base. Overall, 55% of Apple employees are...

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One of Robin Williams' final productions: Apple "Your Verse" ad

The world was shocked last night at the news of the passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to express his sadness: Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace. - Tim Cook...

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Tim Cook: Apple acquired 29 companies over the last 9 months

During the Apple's earnings conference call this past April, Tim Cook said that Apple was on the prowl for new acquisitions. And on the prowl they've certainly been. During yesterday's earnings conference call, Cook explained that Apple, in the last nine months alone, acquired a grand total of 29...

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TUAW liveblog of Apple Q3 2014 earnings call at 5 PM ET

Just a reminder to TUAW readers that today at 5 PM ET, we will be liveblogging the Apple Q3 2014 earnings call. Come back a little bit before 5 PM ET to settle into the liveblog, and you can listen to the call on Apple's live stream of the event. Note that our liveblog tool auto-updates, there's...

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Tim Cook does 80% of his work on an iPad

Certainly one who practices what he preaches, Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal this week that he does 80% of his work on an iPad. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says he does 80% of the work of running the world's most valuable company on an iPad. "There's no reason why everyone shouldn't...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 14, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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How a Reddit user got Apple to improve its "on-hold" music

Like Steve Jobs, Tim Cook is known to read and sometimes respond to customer emails from time to time. In the most recent offbeat example, a Reddit user detailed how he once emailed Cook regarding the less than stellar music that would play when he was on hold with Apple. To his pleasant surprise,...

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Apple shares video detailing participation in San Francisco Pride Parade

On June 29, the city of San Francisco held its 44th annual Pride parade, a cultural gathering of civilians and businesses showing their support for the LGBT community. Among those companies was Apple, who had thousands of employees -- including CEO Tim Cook -- show up to march in the...

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Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson help Apple celebrate LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco

Apple has long been a supporter of LGBT equality and the company was out in force yesterday at the 44th annual Pride parade in San Francisco. Over 5,000 employees are estimated to have taken part in the parade, including CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, the company's recently hired environmental...

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Jony Ive talks new materials and Tim Cook's involvement in the creative process

As an addendum to its recent profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook, the New York Times on Monday published the full transcript from its interview with Apple designer Jony Ive. The full interview contains a number of interesting tidbits, with Ive taking time to address issues as varied as the industrial...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 16, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Jony Ive on the Steve Jobs to Tim Cook transition: "Honestly, I don't think anything's changed"

With WWDC 2014 now behind us, many are holding up this year's developers conference as the moment when Tim Cook and Apple were able to finally step out of the long shadow cast by Steve Jobs. What's interesting, though, is that while those on the outside are often quick to contrast and compare...

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