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Record App Store sales, European job creation, and... WWDC 2015 rumors?

Some may joke that the dog days of summer make for slow news days, but we're here to fill you in on the top stories of August 6th, all the same.

Reading List: Will we see the next iPhone on September 9? Reply hazy, ask again later

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.

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Reading List: The NFL comes to Apple TV and commercials make us cry

Happy Monday from the Macworld news desk.

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Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family

Apple's CEO took to Twitter to greet the new acquisition, and both companies have posted messages on their websites.

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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

The company acquired services BookLamp and Swell, both of which focus on analyzing and recommending different kinds of content for readers and listeners.

Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth

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The formula is pretty simple: Number of Mac users plus number of iOS users times how much money Apple makes on each one, plus what it's making from all those iTunes accounts, equals a pretty healthy company.

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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, Appleā€™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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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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Apple adds financial exec Sue Wagner to its board of directors

Wagner, a founding partner of BlackRock, replaces Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, the company's longest serving director.

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Apple, IBM launch partnership for mobile enterprise apps, services, more

Historical rivals Apple and IBM are teaming up to take on mobile enterprise computing with a combination of apps, services, and support.

Clockwise quick take: WWDC 14 preview

Serenity Caldwell, Brad Chacos, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell preview Apple's worldwide developer conference.

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Apple's secretive acquisition past

The rumors of a deal between Apple and Beats Music provides a rare peek into Apple's thinking when it comes to acquiring companies.

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on the iPad, Apple TV, future products, and China

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length during Apple's second-quarter earnings call, touching on the iPad's recent sales decline, Apple TV, and the numbers from China.

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iPhone up, iPad down as Apple reports strong second-quarter earnings

Smartphone sales rose but tablet revenues fell, but overall Apple beat expectations in its second quarter financial results.