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Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Generally the news is that Apple was discovered to have acquired a single company. Today it’s become apparent that Apple has been acquiring companies rather quickly, with Tim Cook himself confirming that they’d acquired 24 companies over the past 18 months. "That shows that we are on the prowl," said Cook.

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Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Starting off the quarter with a record-breaking quarter for revenue from services, Apple showed a quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion USD. This amount works with a quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, turning out $11.62 USD per diluted share for the quarter. This is Apple’s financial Q2 for 2014.

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Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program (but demands silence)

Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program (but demands silence)

Apple typically plays its beta software cards close to its chest, but the company is unexpectedly throwing open the doors with the OS X Beta Seed Program. The scheme offers early access to OS X 10.9.3 to anybody who wants to try it out, on the understanding that you'll report any bugs, issues, or feedback to help Apple tweak ahead of the public release.

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SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition lands for Mac gamers

SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition lands for Mac gamers

Mac gamers have a new game they can download right now on iTunes called SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition. This classic simulation game gives the gamer the ability to build anything they can imagine. You can dig rivers, plant forests, and make mountains if you want. Once you build your city in the game, you can destroy it with natural disasters.

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Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion has announced a new music app that is available for the Mac user called Muse. The software is a music creation platform that allows users to create ambient music using hand gestures. Muse is the result of work from a musician called BT and Dr. Richard Boulanger from the Berklee College of Music. Muse does require a Leap Motion controller.

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iWork update features new editor design and better sharing options

iWork update features new editor design and better sharing options

Apple has just pushed out a major update to the three core members of its iWork productivity suite. This latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote include a ton of features that improve the user experience in both the editing process as well as in sharing documents.

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OS X Mavericks takes 40% of Apple desktop OS cake in 5 months

OS X Mavericks takes 40% of Apple desktop OS cake in 5 months

While it’s not a perfect system since it only really tracks web traffic, not overall installs, this week’s Chitika study shows OS X Mavericks to be doing especially well. Compared to the rest of the Apple-made operating systems on the desktop side of things, Chitika shows OS X Mavericks to be taking 40% of the pie just 5 months after release.

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Mac Pro 2013 doubles factory RAM with OWC 128GB

Mac Pro 2013 doubles factory RAM with OWC 128GB

This week the folks at Other World Computing have let it be known that they’re not going to rest with the current Apple-given options for the Mac Pro from 2013. They’re releasing their own OWC 128GB RAM, as it were, made specifically for the Apple Mac Pro 2013. This project will be entirely MaxRAM Certified and includes a number of RAM upgrades between 32GB and 128GB.

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Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Back when Apple was a new company in the computer market, it needed third party retailers to get its products to the masses. This was decades before Apple was the retail juggernaut that it is today with its own fancy and efficient retail stores around the country. The very first batch of Apple computers went to a retail store in Minneapolis called Team Electronics.

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Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

There’s a new Sonos controller app out there this week, one delivered for users to take command of their local audio from their smartphone with ease. This app is updated with a new design and extra-simple interface, a new universal search feature, and an update period of "this spring". Android users can test the app today, supposing they’re OK with the Beta state of the software.

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New Mac Pro now supports Windows 8 and up only via Boot Camp

New Mac Pro now supports Windows 8 and up only via Boot Camp

For years, Mac users that also need to be able to access software that only runs on Windows machines have been able to use Boot Camp to make that happen. Boot Camp is a dual boot environment that allows the installation of Windows OS on Mac computers. Apple has made a change to Boot Camp that might affect users on the new Mac Pro computer.

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OneNote for Mac launches with new Evernote-challenging tools

OneNote for Mac launches with new Evernote-challenging tools

Microsoft has rolled out OneNote for Mac, a free version of its cross-platform notetaking app for OS X, accompanying not only OneNote for iOS on iPhone and iPad, but the apps for Windows, Android, Windows Phone, and the browser. Meanwhile, there are also new tools for avid OneNote users, including a new OneNote Clipper for snapshotting webpages into a note, and an Office Lens app for turning a Windows Phone into a mobile scanner.

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