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  • Apple’s Blockbuster Quarter: Revenue Tops $100BN, Record China Sales, Beats Across The Board

    01/27/2021 6:41:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    US Liberty News ^ | 01/27/2021 | Tyler Durden
    On the back of disappointing earnings from Facebook and Netflix, AAPL stock dipped into its earnings release, but as the company's stellar results just showed this may have been a bit premature, because Tim Cook's company just reported blockbuster earnings including its first ever $100BN quarter, around in its iPhone 12 release quarter.Here are the details:Q1 Rev. $111.44B, beating expectations of $103.12B, and up 21%from $91.8 billion Y/Y. This, as expected, was the company's first ever $100BN+ quarter.Q1 EPS $1.68, beating expectations of $1.42, and up 35% Y/YQ1 iPhone Revenue $65.60B, beating expectations of $60.33BQ1 Products Rev. $95.68B, beating expectations...
  • Thunderstrike: The scary vulnerability in your Mac's Thunderbolt port

    01/08/2015 7:21:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Mashable ^ | JAN 02, 2015 | BY CHRISTINA WARREN
    The MagSafe2 port, from left, two Thunderbolt ports, a USB 3 port and headphone port (top), SDXC Cardslot, HDMI port, and USB 3 port (bottom), on Apple's MacBook Pro. Similar mage from Apple Inc. substituted for original Getty Image on article site. According to a recent security presentation, attackers could infect Macintosh computers with a special kind of malware using the computer's Thunderbolt port. The attack, dubbed Thunderstrike, was showcased by security researcher Trammell Hudson at the Chaos Communications Congress in Germany. Hudson is well known in the security community, particularly for his work reverse-engineering various devices and systems....
  • Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

    Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable". Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it...
  • Apple Sued For Porn Addiction: Man Says MacBook Cost His Marriage And Kids

    07/15/2013 7:34:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 87 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-15-13 | Ryan W. Neal
    Chris Sevier, a 36-year-old man from Tennessee, got so addicted to porn videos that his wife took his children and left him. Now he has sued Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), saying the Cupertino, Calif.-based company failed to install any filter in its devices to prevent his affliction. In a 50-page complaint, Sevier calls Apple a “silent poisoner” responsible for the proliferation of “arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives.” Sevier is seeking damages from Apple, but said he will drop the lawsuit if Apple agrees to sell devices with a “safe mode.” Sevier claims that his addiction started...
  • Email-Hate Mail: Liberals Put the "Moron" in the Oxymoron "Government Subsidies"

    06/23/2013 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 23, 2013 | John Ransom
    dhensley813 wrote: The city of Chicago really had no option but to curtail the benefits of retirees. It's not as bankrupt as Detroit, but it was getting there. Obamacare wasn't so much the reason the city cut retiree insurance, as the excuse it gave them to say that they weren't really being dropped. - Obama Solves Mass-Layoff Problem by Laying Off Mass-Layoff Statistics Guys at BLS Dear Comrade 813, I think they had no choice once they negotiated a contract that allowed retirees to have benefits that the city knew it couldn’t afford. That’s outrageous enough. But to make matters...
  • Sowell: The Bullying Pulpit

    05/27/2013 10:01:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 28, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    We have truly entered the world of "Alice in Wonderland" when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before a Congressional subcommittee to be denounced on nationwide television for not paying more. Apple CEO Tim Cook was denounced for contributing to "a worrisome federal deficit," according to Senator Carl Levin — one of the big-spending liberals in Congress who has had a lot more to do with creating that deficit than any private citizen has. Because of "gimmicks" used by businesses to reduce their taxes, Senator Levin said, "children across the...
  • U.S. Interest in Shariah Finance Opens Dangerous Doors, Critics Say

    11/13/2008 6:06:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/08
    Shariah-compliant banking, sometimes called Islamic banking, is growing in popularity in the Western and Islamic worlds. But critics say American interest in the system at a time of economic crisis is opening the door to increased Islamic influence in the American banking system. Worse yet, some fear the banks may be helping to finance international terrorism. In Shariah-compliant banking, lenders may not charge interest and investors cannot make money from forbidden industries like gambling, alcohol, pork and pornography. Selling debt, devising derivatives and short selling are also prohibited, and investments must be closely tied to actual assets. In the U.S.,...
  • Apple disses hackers' Black Hat convention

    08/05/2008 8:38:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies · 237+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 08/05/2008 | Larry Greenemeier
    In a move that could backfire, according to one security expert, Apple pulled out of a prominent hackers' convention taking place this week in Las Vegas. Apple abruptly canceled what would have been its first appearance at Black Hat, an annual event in Las Vegas that features presentations from the world's most preeminent security researchers – a.k.a. hackers – according to Computerworld. Speakers typically highlight security shortcomings in a number of different technologies, including operating systems, e-mail and the Internet itself. Taking one's lumps at Black Hat is a right of passage in a technology's security evolution, as companies like...
  • Apple Mac, iPhone, No Longer Immune to Hacks

    12/05/2007 9:45:20 PM PST · by webschooner · 24 replies · 412+ views
    International Business Times ^ | 12-5-07 | Daniel Jacobs
    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple products, including the Mac and the iPhone, are increasingly being targeted by computer hackers according to new research, shattering years of relative safety for the Apple camp. This year has proven to be a banner year for the Cupertino, Calif.-based electronics maker. Apple's hardware have sold more than any other year, but the larger user base makes it increasingly more enticing for hackers with malicious intent. Apple sold 2.1m Macs in the third quarter, up from 1.1m in the first quarter of 2006, according to Gartner, the research group. "Mac's market share is now significant enough...
  • [Al] Gore responds to Steve Jobs' US President plan (Jobs wants Big Al to run, again)

    07/03/2007 12:28:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 997+ views
    PC Advisor ^ | July 3, 2007 | Simon Jary
    Former US Vice President Al Gore appeared on BBC television today, and thanked Apple CEO Steve Jobs for proposing him as the next President of the United States. In May Jobs stated that Gore - also an Apple board member - would win the presidency if he ran for election. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." Today, appearing on the...
  • Apple's NY Fifth Avenue store is an 'insult to Islam'

    10/13/2006 8:50:26 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 67 replies · 1,950+ views
    The Register ^ | 10/11/06 | Lester Haines
    According to a report on The Middle East Media Research Institute, Apple's NY Fifth Avenue store has been slammed by "an Islamic website" as a "new insult to Islam". The reason? Well, it resembles the Muslims' sacred Ka'ba, situated in the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca:....
  • Apple Computer wins court battle with Beatles

    05/08/2006 2:45:46 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 445+ views
    Reuters | May 8, 2006
    LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - Apple Computer is not liable for trademark infringement against Apple Corps, the music company owned by the Beatles, a judge in London's High Court ruled on Monday. Apple Corps, owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and the estate of George Harrison, argued the computer company has violated a 1991 trademark agreement by moving into the music business through its market-leading iTunes online store. Apple Computer argued in court hearings in London earlier this year that iTunes was primarily a data transmission service, permitted by the agreement. The 1991 out-of-court...
  • Apple teases launch of mysterious, 'fun' products

    02/21/2006 10:31:45 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 185+ views (excerpt) ^ | February 21, 2006 | Ina Fried
    Excerpt - update Apple Computer confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to introduce some "fun new products" next week, but declined to say more about what those products might be. In an e-mail sent to journalists, the company merely said the invited scribes should come to Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters next Tuesday to learn more. "Come see some fun, new products from Apple," the company said in its invitation. Unlike past invitations, which hinted at which product Apple was targeting, the current invitation includes just a picture of a calendar with only the date Feb. 28 on it. ~snip~
  • Apple Will Replace Cracked iPod Nanos

    09/28/2005 4:39:31 PM PDT · by xcamel · 13 replies · 813+ views
    Infoweek ^ | today | By Gregg Keizer
    Apple Computer cried "uncle" Tuesday, and promised it would replace defective iPod nano screens that have cracked. It won't, however, deal with users who claim that the device's case scratches easily. According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, a "vendor quality problem" caused cracking on a small number of iPod nano screens, said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. The problem affected "less than one-tenth of 1%" of the nanos shipped, Schiller said. Users had posted messages on Apple's own support forums as well as other sites -- including financial services consultant Matthew Peterson's
  • 2GB iPod Nano costs $100 to make - researcher

    09/23/2005 10:44:33 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 28 replies · 1,268+ views
    Register ^ | Friday 23rd September 2005 14:54 G | Tony Smith
    2GB iPod Nano costs $100 to make - researcher By Tony Smith (tony.smith at Published Friday 23rd September 2005 14:54 GMT Market watcher iSuppli has disassembled Apple's iPod Nano and, beneath the shiny but not entirely scratchproof ( casing, it has found almost $70 worth of assorted chippery. The 2GB Nano retails in the US for $199. Of that, iSuppli reckons, less that half - $90.18 - goes on components. Chuck in $8 per unit labour costs, and Apple's base margin is a whopping $100.82. You can probably add a little more for software development - they're paid in...
  • Apple's Jobs Tells Graduates About Dropout

    06/13/2005 6:32:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Associated Press | Monday, June 13, 2005 | By JUSTIN M. NORTON
    Apple's Jobs Tells Graduates About Dropout By JUSTIN M. NORTONThe Associated PressMonday, June 13, 2005; 9:13 AM PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Apple Computer Inc.'s CEO Steve Jobs told Stanford University graduates Sunday that dropping out of college was one of the best decisions he ever made because it forced him to be innovative _ even when it came to finding enough money for dinner.In an unusually candid commencement speech, Jobs also told the almost 5,000 graduates that his bout with a rare form of pancreatic cancer reemphasized the need to live each day to the fullest."Your time is limited...
  • Same-Sex Benefits on the Rise

    06/13/2005 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 624+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | June 12, 2005 | Andres R. Martinez
    WASHINGTON - Gay and transgender workers were more likely than ever to receive domestic-partner health benefits last year, and more companies are adopting nondiscrimination policies to protect them, a leading gay- activist group reported. But gays' workplace gains have slowed since the '90s, according to figures that the group, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign, compiled for its annual "State of the Workplace" report. That's probably because of the rising costs of health benefits. Social conservatives said their resistance to such efforts was a factor. Fortune 500 companies were most likely to protect gay and transgender workers, according to the survey....
  • Wall Street Journal - Apple Eyes Shifting Macintosh Line To Intel Chips

    06/04/2005 2:32:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 153 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2005 | DON CLARK and NICK WINGFIELD
    Excerpt, subscription required - SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. is expected to announce Monday that it will begin shifting its Macintosh computer line next year to Intel Corp. chips, people familiar with the situation said. The move is a major change in strategy by Apple, a high-profile win for Intel, and a potential blow to International Business Machines Corp. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc., suppliers of the PowerPC chips that Apple has long used in its Macintosh systems. [snip]
  • Mac mini, iPod help drive Apple's profit higher (Net income up 530%)

    04/13/2005 5:56:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,150+ views
    Reuters | April 13, 2005
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc.'s quarterly profit rose more than sixfold, paced by strong sales of its iPod digital music players, the Mac mini and new PowerBook notebook PCs. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, said on Wednesday that net income for its fiscal second quarter ended March 26 rose to $290 million, or 34 cents per share, from $46 million, or 6 cents per share, on a split-adjusted basis. Revenue surged 70 percent to $3.24 billion from $1.91 billion.
  • Don't Fear the Blogger: Will somebody please help the Los Angeles Times' David Shaw get a grip?

    03/29/2005 5:50:37 PM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 645+ views ^ | March 28, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    In yesterday's (March 27) Los Angeles Times, media reporter and critic David Shaw demonstrates Oscar Wilde's maxim that modern journalism is important—if only because it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Giving every indication that he's read a lot of stories about bloggers but not that many actual blogs, Shaw disparages the form as the error-filled rants of amateurs in his piece, "Do Bloggers Deserve Basic Journalistic Protections?" It's a "solipsistic, self-aggrandizing journalist-wannabe genre," Shaw writes. Without naming a specific offender—except Matt Drudge, who he acknowledges really isn't a blogger—Shaw generalizes about bloggers for 1,300 gassy...