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  • Apple announces Q2 2013 earnings: $43.6bn revenue, $9.5 bn net profit, 37.4M iPhones, 19.5M iPads, 4M Macs
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    Apple announces Q2 2013 earnings: $43.6bn revenue, $9.5 bn net profit, 37.4M iPhones, 19.5M iPads, 4M Macs

    By 23 April 2013

    Apple has announced its Q2 2013 financial results, reporting $43.6 billion in revenue and $9.5 billion in net profit, up from $39.2 billion and $11.6 billion (respectively) in the year ago quarter. As for specific device sales, Apple posted sales of...

  • Next wave of Apple Macs to feature superfast Wi-Fi? OS X 10.8.4 code suggests so
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    Next wave of Apple Macs to feature superfast Wi-Fi? OS X 10.8.4 code suggests so

    By 10 April 2013

    Bar knowing that Apple will sooner or later refresh its Mac computer line-up, we know little about what they might feature in the way of enhanced technologies. Intel has announced a next-gen Thunderbolt pipeline, so that could well feature, but there...

  • Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 4K video support and faster speeds
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    Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 4K video support and faster speeds

    By 9 April 2013

    Intel has announced its next-generation Thunderbolt technology, which allows for the connection of external peripherals to a computer at insane speeds. The new technology, codenamed Falcon Ridge, is set to go into production sometime in 2014.  Falcon...

  • Apple releases OS X 10.8.3, lets you redeem Mac App Store gift cards using camera
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    Apple releases OS X 10.8.3, lets you redeem Mac App Store gift cards using camera

    By 14 March 2013

    Apple has released OS X 10.8.3 to Mountain Lion users, the biggest update in several months, which includes new features and bug fixes that Mac users may want to take advantage of.  Available now over Software Update at 250MB, OS X 10.8.3 adds the ability...

  • MYO Armband brings gesture control to your Mac and PC
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    MYO Armband brings gesture control to your Mac and PC

    By 26 February 2013

    Plenty of gadget promise gesture control in new and innovative ways, but few end up delivering. Kinect certainly entertains and the PS Move has its moments, but there isn't really too much else out there that consumers can pick up. Enter the MYO Armband,...

  • Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits
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    Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits

    By 13 February 2013

    Microsoft-owned Skype has announced several updates to its Windows and Mac application in version 6.2.  The most notable addition is a new "eGifting" feature for both platforms, if you're not the physical gift-giving type. EGifting allows users to send each...

  • EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam
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    EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

    By 8 February 2013

    EA has announced that its Origin game distribution platform for Mac is now available for the masses, weeks after being made available in alpha. Origin hopes to take on Steam in providing a marketplace for Mac-compatible games and social features for...

  • iOS 6 jailbreak detailed, still no release date
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    iOS 6 jailbreak detailed, still no release date

    By 31 January 2013

    Since iOS 6's release in late-September 2012, a large group of members looking to tinker with the software on their iOS devices have been eagerly awaiting a jailbreak. Luckily new details have emerged, revealing a jailbreak for both iOS 6 and iOS 6.1...

  • Early Jony Ive Apple promo uncovered - everybody has to start somewhere (video)
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    Early Jony Ive Apple promo uncovered - everybody has to start somewhere (video)

    By 20 November 2012

    As well as being the design supremo at Apple for the best part of 20 years, Sir Jony Ive has been a star of Apple's promotional videos for almost as long. We're fully used to seeing him sitting in front of a white background, singing the aesthetic virtues...

  • Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers
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    Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers

    By 19 October 2012

    Apple’s latest OS X update for its Mac computers removes a Java plug-in from all Mac-compatible web browsers. Fans of Java will still be able to use Java-based apps within their browsers but will need to download the official Oracle Java software independently...

  • Mac users get Skype 5.8 update
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    Mac users get Skype 5.8 update

    By 15 June 2012

    Skype just got a little bit better for Mac users, with a host of new updates and the return of the odd feature too. After listening to customer feedback, Skype has reintroduced the slim contact list. Rather than the contacts list being integrated into...

  • Send to Kindle now available to Mac users
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    Send to Kindle now available to Mac users

    By 25 April 2012

    Mac users can now send files direct from their computer to their Kindle, putting them on par with PCs. Available to download from Amazon, the “Send to Kindle” for Mac software enables users to archive any documents that are sent to their Kindle, including...

  • Could Apple's WWDC 2012 start on 11 June, with iOS 6 debut?
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    Could Apple's WWDC 2012 start on 11 June, with iOS 6 debut?

    By 23 March 2012

    Apple could be planning its next Worldwide Developer's Conference to run from 11 - 15 June, launching iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and releasing the final version of OS X Mountain Lion in the process. An eagle-eyed tipster has informed Cult...

  • Sonos Controller for Mac and PC (2012) pictures and hands-on
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    Sonos Controller for Mac and PC (2012) pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2012

    Sonos has updated its Mac and PC software, bringing with it a number of new features and a complete overhaul to the user interface. Pocket-lint has been using the new software for the past week to see how much of a difference it makes. The apps, according...

  • Mac OS X Lion - 32 tips for beginners
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    Mac OS X Lion - 32 tips for beginners

    By 26 January 2012

    Apple’s OS X Lion has been around for quite a while now. Like Snow Leopard before it, the new OS update brought in a significant number of changes that built on Apple’s already polished user experience. The success of the iPad and iPhone has led to...

  • Artists use Apple Macs, writers use PCs
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    Artists use Apple Macs, writers use PCs

    By 12 October 2011

    Mike Carey, the British comic book author behind American titles The Unwritten, X-Men: Legacy and the superb Lucifer series, has revealed to Pocket-lint that, in his trade at least, a majority of artists use Macs, while writers use PCs. Speaking exclusively...

  • Sonos fixes Mac OS X 10.7 Lion support for Controller
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    Sonos fixes Mac OS X 10.7 Lion support for Controller

    By 6 September 2011

    Sonos Controller now works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. When the new operating system was launched, Mac-touting Sonos owners discovered that they couldn't stream music to their devices from their upgraded Apple computers any more. The Sonos Controller software...

  • Apple Store down... hacked?
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    Apple Store down... hacked?

    By 17 August 2011

    Usually, when the Apple Store webpage goes down there's two things you can expect. Firstly, that the store page will be replaced with the company's standard Post-it note holding screen saying "be back soon". And secondly, it will be having a refresh for...

  • Now you can use your Apple Mac to control missile launchers
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    Now you can use your Apple Mac to control missile launchers

    By 5 August 2011

    Apple Mac owners can now fire missiles using their computers. No, really. Admittedly, they're small foam darts shot from a USB missile launcher towards unsuspecting co-workers and family members, but it's the first step to forming your own independent...

  • Apple working on ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook Pro
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    Apple working on ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook Pro

    By 27 July 2011

    No sooner has Apple set forth its new MacBook Air 11- and 13-inch models - and killed off the original MacBook range - than it is working hard to bring its MacBook Pro line-up into the ultra-thin age of notebooks. At least, that's what the rumours would...

  • Mac OS X Lion developer settings hint at new Retina monitors
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    Mac OS X Lion developer settings hint at new Retina monitors

    By 25 July 2011

    Apple entered into the smartphone screen wars in a big way with its Retina display technology. The iPhone 4's ultra high resolution, bright and shiny IPS display remains one of the best screens currently available.  Many have hoped to see similar technology...

  • Mac OSX 10.7.2 set to include proper iCloud functionality
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    Mac OSX 10.7.2 set to include proper iCloud functionality

    By 25 July 2011

    With OSX Lion now officially out in the wilderness and providing plentiful games of gesture based finger-Twister, many have been left wondering where exactly all the iCloud goodness is. Thankfully, Apple has gone and confirmed OSX 10.7.2, which includes...

  • Sonos: Mac OS X Lion breaks music playback
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    Sonos: Mac OS X Lion breaks music playback

    By 21 July 2011

    So, Mac OS X Lion has finally been unleashed to much fanfare around the globe. Mac owners everywhere are rejoicing. Well, apart from those who can't use Twitter with inverted scrolling. And think of the poor Sonos owner... They certainly won't be happy...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Braid review (Mac)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Braid review (Mac)

    By 20 July 2011

    If there is one app you download today to test out on your brand new OSX Lion powered machine make it Braid. The indie developed game is currently priced in at £2.99 in the app store, making it one of the most affordable and best gaming experiences currently...

  • Apple Thunderbolts in new MacBook Airs
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    Apple Thunderbolts in new MacBook Airs

    By 20 July 2011

    Just as the earlier leak suggested it would, Apple has announced the new MacBook Air range for 2011. The new MacBook Airs, an 11-inch model and a 13 inch one, have a similar design to the 2010 designs, with the aluminium unibody enclosure measuring 2.8mm...