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This is Tim: Cook on Apple's fourth-quarter earnings, the iPad mini, and more

A transcript of Tim Cook's answers to questions on the iPad mini, iPhone, Apple TV, and more.

Live Blog: Apple fourth-quarter earnings conference call

Apple announces its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, and we'll be on hand to break down the numbers.

Fourth-quarter revenue, profit up for Apple on iPhone, iPad sales

Apple reported revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, both increases from the previous year. Those numbers were driven by iPhone and iPad sales growth. Mac sales were also up slightly at a time when other PC makers are struggling to move merchandise.

Tim Cook: Apple by the numbers

Apple CEO Tim Cook came to Tuesday’s media event armed with numbers to demonstrate his company’s continued dominance. The biggest number? In the month since its release, iOS 6 has been downloaded to more than 200 million devices.

Adobe bolsters security in Reader, Acrobat XI with added features

Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.

Google quarterly financial statement out early, shares pummeled

Google's third-quarter financial results are out early and its shares are taking a beating because the company missed revenue and net income expectations.

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App Spotlight: Sign documents on the go with HelloSign

If you need to sign a document and don't have a printer or fax machine handy, this free app makes it possible -- and legal. It even integrates with your Evernote account.

Nokia, Oracle team on mapping

Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on a mapping project for business, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Monday.

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Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

Riot at Foxconn factory in China blamed on harsh security guards

Foxconn workers are blaming company security guards for Sunday's unrest at a manufacturing facility in China.

Foxconn Chinese factory reopens after mass riot

Apple supplier Foxconn reopened a manufacturing facility in China on Tuesday a day after it closed following a mass riot involving 2,000 workers.

iPhone 5: Pros and cons in the enterprise

If the iPhone 5 sells as well as expected, it could create challenges for IT shops wrestling with bring-your-own-device policies.

Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

Microsoft has announced price increases for its Windows Office suite of as much as 17%, but its plans for Office on the Mac remain a mystery.