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Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to Standard and Poor's. Record sales of iPhones were behind the surge...

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Optimism is a renewable resource at Microsoft. In 2011, the company, in a belated attempt to catch up with Apple and Google in the smartphone world, announced a partnership with Nokia, the Finnish device maker, according to a New York Times report. “There are other mobile ecosystems,” Nokia and Microsoft executives said in a joint...

iOS 9 ‘leaked’ online!

iOS 9 ‘leaked’ online!

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the first signs of iOS 9, a potential dual-lens camera in the iPhone 6S, Apple and GoPro, the no-poaching antitrust case, changes to the iTunes store for kids and free singles, eight years of iPhones, and how...

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two days on a single charge and has 10 sensors that can...

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...

Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple unveiled its new line of products on Thursday, including a thinner iPad that gives customers the ability to unlock the device and purchase items with their fingerprints, reports SFGATE. The iPad Air 2 has a screen that’s 6.1 millimeters thick - thinner than a pencil and nearly 20 percent more slender than the...

New iPads aim to boost Apple in premium tablet market

New iPads aim to boost Apple in premium tablet market

With the global tablet computer market showing signs of cooling, Apple's expected unveiling of its new iPads Thursday looks to shore up its position at the high end. The iPad event in a small auditorium on Apple's campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino comes with Google reportedly set to introduce a new...

Facebook, Apple paying to freeze eggs of female employees

Facebook, Apple paying to freeze eggs of female employees

Facebook and Apple are making it easier for female employees to delay having kids and focus on their careers instead. Both companies have now offered to pay to freeze their eggs, reports Techcrunch, a tech news website. Many tech companies offer wild perks such as unlimited vacation, a casual work environment, and meals from...

Ways to hide, secure data on phones

Ways to hide, secure data on phones

Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your photos, messages and other documents are automatically encrypted when you set up a passcode, with or without a fingerprint ID to unlock the phone. Apple...

Apple earns more than many countries

Apple earns more than many countries

Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world, and with the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus it is only going to get bigger. With a forecasted 100m iPhones to be sold in the second half of 2014 alone and profits continuing to rise, the technology company’s revenue...

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