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This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPad sales, China, Beats, IBM, and more

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the company's Q3 numbers and much, much more in his remarks to analysts Tuesday. Here's what he had to say.

Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing

Clockwise Podcast: App innovation, Apple and IBM, Chromebooks and Airbnb

App categories in need of innovation, Airbnb's logo/hobo-sign controversy, Apple and IBM team up, and are Chromebooks a threat? With guests Brad Chacos and Caitlin McGarry.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.

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App documentary exclusive: Gruber on Jobs

John Gruber of Daring Fireball on what we lost when Steve Jobs died, with comparisons to Stanley Kubrick and David Foster Wallace. From "App: The Human Story," a forthcoming documentary currently funding on Kickstarter.

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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WWDC 2014: Tim Cook's Apple comes into its own

Apple debuted lots of new stuff at its developer conference. But the biggest innovation we saw may have been in the company itself.

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WWDC: The numbers say Apple rules

At every WWDC keynote, Apple execs drop a slew of numbers to demonstrate Apple's continued health. Here's this year's report card.

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How Apple and Beats could shake up the streaming music scene

Spending $3 billion to add Beats Music to its portfolio is a big deal for Apple. But will it also have big implications for the other top streaming music providers?

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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How to work at home with kids

Working at home is one thing. Working at home with kids in the house is something else entirely. Here's how freelancer Joe Kissell gets it done.

Four myths about Apple design debunked

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Former Apple designer Mark Kawano contradicts some common misconceptions about the roles of design and engineering at Apple, and explains how things really work in Cupertino.

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Podcast: Nicely done!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including corporate hook-ups, changes at Apple retail stores, and why iTunes updates can be problematic.

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Apple to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion? Why?

The Financial Times reports that Apple is in talks to buy Beats, the headphone and music-streaming company. What's in it for Cupertino?

Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120M in damages

Number of patents, jury award both less than Apple was seeking.