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Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

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

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Profits up, sales soft as Apple reports third-quarter earnings

Even in an era where critics complain the company has lost a step, Apple’s profits keep climbing. The company released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, reporting revenue of $37.4 billion and a net profit of $7.7 billion.

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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Live analysis: Apple Q3 FY14 financial results

Macworld's live coverage of Apple's financial results for the third quarter. How many iPads, iPhones, and Macs did the company sell? How healthy were its profits? We'll have all the details.

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Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'

A security researcher's claim to have found a 'backdoor' in iOS has raised eyebrows, but Apple says there's a reasonable explanation.

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Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

Men have to request access or be invited to join

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The Week in Mac Apps: A canvas for developers

This week's app roundup brings you an app that can paint with code--and one that can tell you just how sharp you'll look in that brand new blazer.

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What to look for in Apple's earnings announcement

As Apple prepares for its latest quarterly conference call, Dan Moren runs down the list of what to expect in the company's results.

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To switch or not to switch: Test-driving T-Mobile's LTE network

T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.

on techhive.com

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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

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Verizon FiOS getting faster uploads to match download speeds

Now's the perfect time for Verizon to generate some good will.

on pcworld.com

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Apple's eighth annual UK iTunes Festival to kick off in September

The festival, taking place at London's Roundhouse, will feature Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, and more.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Warm and fuzzy

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you all the warmth of traditional cloth, the unique beauty of handmade goods, and the high-tech protection your tablet deserves.