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iPad sales were the hero of Apple’s latest earnings report

Apple surprised Wall Street with a better-than-expected Q2 earnings report this afternoon and one of the biggest factors was the iPad. With revenues topping $58 billion Q2 (down 5% YoY), Apple is

Processor shortage cuts into Mac sales

Apple saw a small but significant year-over year reduction in Mac sales during the first three months of 2019. This wasn’t because customers didn’t want to buy macOS notebooks and desktops however,

Apple’s wearables is now the size of a Fortune 200 company

Apple’s wearables business continues to grow like gangbusters. Sales of the Apple Watch grew 50% compared to the same quarter last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Apple’s Q2 2019 quarterly analyst

Apple breezes past Wall Street forecasts with $58 billion in revenue

Apple revealed its Q2 2019 earnings report and despite some pessimism from analysts, the company managed to beat Wall Street’s expectations. Revenue for the quarter came in at $58 billion, slightly

New Instagram will take worry out of being liked

Facebook is retooling Instagram to take some social pressure out of social media. The photo-sharing app, which along with the iPhone sparked a revolution in instant photography, will reduce the

Oprah hints at Apple TV+ celebrity interview show

Oprah Winfrey is already creating original programming for the upcoming Apple TV+ service, and now she’s suggesting she might be doing even more: she’s interested in possibly creating a series in

Garmin’s updated Forerunner lineup gives Apple Watch fresh competition

Looking for a wearable that’s more athletic than Apple Watch that doesn’t break the bank? Garmin’s new lineup of updated Forerunner GPS watches has you covered with a slew of options, most of which

How to find video subtitles on Mac and iOS the easy way

Subtitles aren't just for the hard-of-hearing, or for watching foreign (to you) language shows and movies. They can just make it easier to understand mumbled speech, or tricky accents. Here's how to

Samsung’s vertical TV gives social media addicts a big screen

Samsung has a new vertical TV made for social media browsing, a design the Korean electronics company says is aimed at millennials. But will even the most voracious social media consumers pay $1,600

Brilliant folding touchscreen MacBook concept is almost a reality

Astro HQ, makers of Luna Display, dreamed up a macOS laptop concept with a foldable display that covers the entire interior of the MacBook. The design includes a touchscreen and Apple Pencil support.

Apple will drop Aperture support after macOS Mojave

Photographers still clinging to Apple’s discontinued imaging software, Aperture, must now deal with a ticking clock. Apple announced Aperture will not get support from future MacOS past Mojave and

Samsung reports its weakest profits since late 2016

Samsung has reported its weakest profits in two years as first quarter earnings suffered from weak smartphone and memory chip sales. While Samsung said that it expects things will be get better in the

Foxconn CEO may be headed to White House to discuss Wisconsin factory

Departing Foxconn chairman Terry Gou is reportedly heading to the U.S. where he will have a meeting at the White House. The subject of the meeting will be Foxconn’s plans to open a factory in

Antitrust regulator hasn’t decided whether to approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have pushed back the date for completing their proposed controversial merger to July 29. The reason? Because the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division chief says that he has

Future iPhones could boast MicroLED displays

Apple could use next-gen MicroLED displays for a future iPhone, a new report claims. The report claims that Foxconn, Apple’s biggest supplier, is working hard to win MicroLED orders from Apple — and

Robotics startup that graced the stage at WWDC closes

Robotics startup Anki, which graced the stage at WWDC in 2013, has closed up shop. The company previously raised more than $200 million in funding, but it had seemingly burned through the money. Anki

VP helping lead the charge for a 5G iPhone departs company

The Apple vice president in charge of sourcing 4G and 5G iPhone modems has left. The departure of Rubén Caballero comes as this part of Apple’s business is in transition, with Qualcomm once again

Thrilling iPhone 11 video shows off all the rumored features

A new video wraps up all the unconfirmed reports about Apples next handset. And there’s a lot to work with. Details about the iPhone 11 have been leaking out steadily, even though the launch is still

Apple Store rampage; Brit trashes $50,000 worth of iPhones and iPads

There are a lot of expensive and breakable items in any Apple Store, as a man in Leeds, UK demonstrated earlier this year. He was accused of walking into an Apple retail location and destroying

How to share podcast clips with Overcast

Overcast can now share audio and video clips of any podcast episode, ready for posting somewhere like, Twitter, or Instagram. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture