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The biggest takeaways from Apple’s dominant Q3 earnings results

Apple beat Wall Street’s expectations today with its Q3 2018 earnings report. Even though iPhone sales were barely up 1% the company still posted better-than-expected revenues as sales of Apple Watch, services and AirPods picked up the slack leading to Apple’s best Q3 results ever. Prices of Apple shares skyrocketed closer to the illustrious $204 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple R&D dumps billions into Cupertino’s secret projects

Apple’s spending on research and development of new products keeps growing. The company’s R&D spending  increased by hundreds of millions in the second quarter of this year, totaling more than ever before. But where is all this money going? Some of its R&D projected are obvious, but others the company tries to keep secret. Apple […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

iPhone X Plus will get iPad-like landscape mode

Apple’s new big-screen iPhone launching later this year will come with some UI perks other 2018 iPhones can’t match. Based on info found in the latest iOS 12 beta, the extra screen real estate on the iPhone X Plus (or whatever Apple calls it) will allow users to operate it in landscape mode with extra […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Pay Expanding to CVS and 7-Eleven

Apple Pay will reach CVS and 7-Eleven retail locations later this year, said Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s earnings call with investors. The company didn’t say when Apple Pay will reach these retailers, but they are on deck. Apple noted that Apple Pay was responsible for more mobile payments than Square and PayPal combined during the second quarter of the year. Apple Pay is available from the newest…

Apple earnings: Can Cupertino’s latest surprise save the Street? [Live blog]

Apple’s weakest earnings report of 2018 is set to be revealed today but it might also contain a few clues about the 2018 iPhone launch this fall. Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri will talk to investors on an open call at 2 p.m. Pacific. Analysts don’t expect a huge boost in iPhone sales […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple surprises Wall Street with record-breaking Q3 profits

While the rest of the tech industry’s earnings are in a slump, Apple just posted its biggest Q3 earnings report ever. Investors were expecting Apple to post at least $51 bilion in revenue, but the iPhone-maker has come away with $53.3 billion in income, marking a 17% increase from last June quarter. iPhone sales came […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

iOS 12 Beta Updated for Public Testers

Apple has made new betas of iOS 12 available to its developer community and public testers alike. iOS 12 developer beta 5 was released earlier this week and iOS 12 public beta 4 was released today. Apple didn't spell out any specific changes in these builds. iOS 12 includes a number of new features, such as improved notifications, memoji for the iPhone X, performance refinements, Screen Time for monitoring usage,…

Amazon Adds LG Stylo 4 to List of Prime Exclusive Phones

Amazon has made the LG Stylo 4, a rebadged variant of the LG Q Stylus, available via its web site as a Prime Exclusive. Prime Exclusives are offered at slightly lower prices than retail and include a variety of Amazon apps and services preinstalled. The Stylo 4 includes a stylus and has a metal body with mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP68 protection against water and dust. The…

Review: Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Stand

The Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Stand is compatible with phones from Apple, LG, Samsung, and Sony. It cradles phones in either vertical or horizontal positions, and supports 10W for quick charging. If you need a single charging stand for your phones, the Belkin Boost↑Up is a good option. Source: phonescoop

Google Adds Spotify to Its Clock App for Custom Alarms

Google today said is has added Spotify to the Google Clock app. This means people will be able to pick their favorite songs or playlists to wake them up. In order to get the feature working, people will need to download the latest version of the Spotify and Clock apps, and connect them on the phone. Once connected, people can browse their recently-played tunes, opt for a curated playlist, and…

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