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Apple by the numbers: Mac not dead yet

Sure, sales numbers for Apple's laptops and desktops are down, and the Mac contributes less than ever to the company's bottom line. But the iconic computer remains vital to Apple's future.

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FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

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Apple revenues up but net profits down in fourth quarter

Apple announced its financial results for the 2013 fiscal year. Predictably, iPhone sales were up nicely, but once again Mac sales fell.

The Myth of Steve Jobs’ Constant Breakthroughs

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Of late pundits have repeatedly argued that Apple under Tim Cook lacks the innovation it had under Steve Jobs. But just how frequently did Jobs really produce a game-changing innovation? Time's Harry McCracken lays out the hard numbers.

An oral history of Apple design

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Fast Company has put together this multipart series on the history of Apple design over the years, talking to many of the people involved. The first, fascinating installment kicks off in 1992.

Gold iPhone? It wouldn't be Apple's first brush with color

Rumor has it that Apple could ship a gold iPhone this fall. That wouldn't be out of character for the company, which has long experimented with colorful hardware.

Remains of the Day: Talk to the hand

Apple's brand is still riding high in all of its key markets; an under-the-radar group from the company is working on speech-recognition in Boston; and Apple's drafted academics to help increase its responsibility.

Profits dip again for Apple, while iPhone sales beat record

Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2013.

Microsoft strategy should take hint from Apple, analyst says

Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.

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Why does a Russian CEO need a $3.69 million tablet?

Company car? Cell phone? Stock options? Nah. How about a $3.69 million Apple iOS-based tablet? That's the perk a Russian oil conglomerate has ordered up for its CEO.

Apple to announce third quarter earnings on Jul. 23

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Though the third-quarter earnings come after the announcements of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, most of the products introduced there won't ship until next quarter, so the impact to Apple's bottom line may be minimal.

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Your best bets for finding Wi-Fi on domestic flights

There’s a lot of Wi-Fi out there, and more is rolling out over the next two years. But right now, if you want to guarantee your domestic flight will have Wi-Fi, you’d better do your research. Here are some tips.

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Apple OSes to narrow gap with Windows, says Gartner

Android, however, will continue to dominate the market, Gartner says.

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