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Tuesday Highlights: Apple announces record sales for June with quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion compared to $35.3 billion last year, but lagging Street expectations—reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; Chris O'Brien at the Los Angeles Times says with the momentum and "fever" building around Apple and rumored products, "Apple's swagger returns"; Haydn Shaughnessy believes there is already a threat to Apple + IBM in the form of startups like Mana Health, others; the Wall Street Journal reporting Apple has placed order for 70-80 million large-screen iPhones, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; prediction of when OS X Yosemite to hit our Macs: October 15th or 22nd, as yet another public beta hits the developer wire; Gary Coyne reviews Adobe's Dreamweaver CC-2014; Tuts+ shows how you can run Android on your Mac; Apple Gazette has a review of Scrubly which allows you to clean out duplicates in your iCloud contacts; feature at The Verge from Ben Popper investigates how Google and Apple "are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"; Apple releases new ad all about how we like to personalize our MacBooks with stickers; G for Games citing Chinese source that we'll see a new iPad mini "Air" that will be 30% thinner than current model; Apple granted patent for "comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch" "based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch"; HotHardware reviews new Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB; Jonny Evans points us to another 15 iOS 8 features we've learned about this week.

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Apple 3Q14 Results
  • "Apple Reports Third Quarter Results: Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter's revenue."  Apple 3:44 PM
  • "Apple beats on earnings, light on revenue" Fortune 5:01 PM
  • "Apple Reports Third Quarter Results: iPhone, Mac & Services Growth Drive Record June Quarter Revenue & 20% EPS Growth" Business Wire 3:39 PM
  • "Apple Reports Strong iPhone Sales: Sales of the Smartphone Jump 12.7% in Latest Quarter, Ahead of an Expected Refresh" [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Posts Second Straight Profit Gain as IPhone Sales Jump" Bloomberg 3:45 PM
  • "Apple revenue lags Street forecasts" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's Earnings Top Estimates, but iPhone Sales Trail Expectations" Re/code 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Reports $7.7 Billion Profit on Strong iPhone Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:37 PM
  • "Apple Slips: FYQ3 Rev $37.4B Misses, EPS $1.28/Sh Beats; Q4 Rev View Light" Barron's 3:47 PM
  • "Profits up again as Apple reports third-quarter earnings" Macworld 4:04 PM
  • "Apple falls short of expectations with $7.7B in profit on sales of 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "Apple Earnings: Mortal Profits Disappoint Street" WSJ Blogs 3:52 PM
  • "Apple posts $7.7 billion in profit, but all eyes look to new products in the fall" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014" TechCrunch 4:11 PM
  • "Why Is Apple's Gross Margins Guidance a Concern? Flash" Bloomberg TV 4:25 PM
  • "iPhones and Macs rise, iPads and iPods drop in Apple's Q3 2014: Apple increases sales and profit margins despite releasing few products in 2014." Ars Technica 6:00 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple's swagger returns as fever around new products builds: It would be unfair to say that Apple has got its mojo back this summer, since I'm sure the company and many of its fans would say it never lost it. But as the tech giant prepares to release third quarter earnings Tuesday, it's certainly riding some serious momentum."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "First Take: The fall (and rise) of Apple" ["Not the decline of the empire that Steve Jobs & Co. built, but the resurgence of Apple during the fall season -- starting with the expected announcement of iPhone 6 in early September, followed by a new iPad and the long-rumored watch (some are now calling it iTime, based on patent papers filed by Apple)."] USA Today 3:46 PM
  • "Apple TV Is A Huge Cash Cow, Which Is Why Apple Is In No Rush To Make It Better" Forbes 3:59 PM
  • "The Apple that tempted IBM: It's hard to deny that, on the surface, the recently announced deal between Apple and IBM to target the corporate market makes a lot of business sense. Apple gets to sell more of its iPads and iPhones to enterprise customers and expand the scope of its app developer ecosystem, while IBM gets a chance to benefit from close association with the vaunted Apple brand and prepare for the post-PC era."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:16 PM
  • "Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups"  Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens: Apple Tells Suppliers to Gear Up for 4.7-inch and 5.5-Inch Screen Sizes" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 could have biggest initial production: Apple is reportedly ordering 70 to 80 million units of two big-screen versions of its next iPhone smartphones" IDG News Service 8:17 AM
  • "It's not just iPhone 6 screens that will be bigger: Reported initial production will be, too" Gigaom 8:16 AM
  • "Apple orders between 70 to 80 million new iPhone 6 models" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Kobe Bryant: I Spent a Day With Apple's Jony Ive/Kobe Bryant speaks with Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman about his upcoming Showtime documentary 'Kobe Bryant's Muse.' Bryant discusses the inspiration that comes from conversations with industry leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, and Apple's Jony Ive."  Bloomberg TV 10:28 AM
  • "Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID's power" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Faces Class Action Suit In Affecting 20,000 Employees Over California Labor Violations" TechCrunch 5:44 PM
  • "Class-Action Suit Against Apple for Alleged Labor Violations" The Mac Observer 7:41 PM
  • "Apple faces off against 20,000 employees in class action lawsuit over labor code violations" 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite said to launch separately despite tight integration" 9to5Mac 8:46 PM
  • "OS X Yosemite public beta nears release/Final ship date prediction: Oct. 15 or Oct. 22" Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Once Again Erases All CloudKit Data For iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite Betas" Redmond Pie 4:52 PM
  • "Fixing 'Find Previous' in Adobe InDesign CC 2014" Betalogue 8:23 AM
  • "Mavericks discussion includes a great tip about disabling memory compression, plus tips about deleting tricky files and questions about dictation issues." MacInTouch 10:04 AM
  • "iTunes 12 Continues Apple's Quiet War on the Sidebar" TekRevue 8:57 PM
  • "Review: Dreamweaver CC-2014 skews towards designers" TechnologyTell 8:18 AM
  • "Running Android on a Mac" Tuts+ 8:13 AM
  • "How To Make Sure Deleted Files Are Really Gone From Your Mac's Hard Drive" MacTrast 8:24 AM
  • "How to Remove Duplicate iCloud Contacts with Scrubly" Apple Gazette 7:58 AM
  • "Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Create a Photographic Story with Photo Books, Part 2" Layers Magazine 9:38 AM
  • "Tips for opening links and searches in Safari" MacIssues 9:54 AM
  • "New in OS X Yosemite: Mail 8 with Mark Up, Big Attachments, etc" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
  • "If MacPaint Had Lived It Would Be Like This Mac Paint App" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "A Free Blast From The Mac's Past" McSolo 7:50 AM
  • "Get A Time-Lapse Video Of Your Designs" Mac 360 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Need access to your Mac drives in Windows 8? Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8/8.1 Free Edition does the job" BetaNews 12:10 PM
  • "Castle of Illusion appears on Macs this Thursday" TechnologyTell 8:18 AM
  • "Graphic instruction manual 'In The socks of FCPX' gets pulled up for 10.1.2" 8:18 AM
  • "Typinator 6 and Regular Expressions" Macdrifter 8:14 AM
  • "Brainwaves 1.0 Now Available on the Mac Store" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Live VideoWall - The Ultimate Video Wallpapers" prMac 7:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple & AT&T begin sending $40 checks to original 3G iPad buyers" 9to5Mac 8:31 PM
  • "How Apple and Google plan to reinvent healthcare: The tech titans are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"  The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Tests find Apple's Siri improving, but Google Now voice search slightly better" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Changing the lives of people with Alzheimer's, one iPod and one playlist at a time" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Stickers' Apple Commercial Highlights User Love for MacBook Air" The Mac Observer 7:42 AM
  • "Stickers Are Front and Center in Apple's New MacBook Air Ad" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Shows the Personal Side of the MacBook Air in New Stickers Ad" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "Samsung mocks Apple's iPhone 6 before it's even a thing" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why is California putting kill switches in our smartphones?" [Video Report] The Verge 2:25 PM
  • "Petition Demands Samsung Improve Factory Conditions, 40K Signatures" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "A newer kind of web tracking is almost impossible to stop" Engadget 12:51 PM
  • "LG's rollable TVs are (predictably) very flexible" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "Inside The Software That Shapes Your Music: Announcing A New Series" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "'One more thing': ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff/'We're not copying Apple's products. End of story.'" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Nvidia's Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "NVIDIA Debuts SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller" HotHardware 8:27 AM
  • "Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "New Xiaomi Mi Band is ridiculously cheap" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4: Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Images Depict Possible iPhone 6 Lightning/Headphone Flex Cable, Rear Shell" MacRumors 4:24 PM
  • "iPhone 6 parts leak: Flex cable, headphone parts and rear shell" BGR 4:24 PM
  • "This Year's iPad Mini (Air?) To Be 30% Thinner? 12.9-inch iPad Back In The News" G for Games 8:15 AM
  • "Sketchy rumor suggests iPad mini 3 will be 30% thinner" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Questionable Claim of 30% Slimmer 'iPad Mini Air' Launching in Late 2014" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "The Next iPhone Will Reportedly Have a Way Bigger Screen" Time 8:29 AM
  • "Apple reaffirms it has never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service" iMore 12:52 PM
  • "Apple denies having included a backdoor in iOS or other products" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Apple denies it included 'backdoor' services in iOS" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Responds To iOS Backdoor Access For Forensic Snooping Claims" Redmond Pie 11:17 AM
  • "Forensic scientist drops bomb on Apple iOS security" TG Daily 8:34 AM
  • "Apple pushes iOS 8 beta 4 to developers' iPhones and iPads" The Inquirer 8:13 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple granted comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support" ["Operationally, the system is based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch."]  AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Wristwatch branded iTime" Patently Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Apple patent granted today shows dockable 'iTime' watch concept as well as conventional smartwatch" 9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a wrist-won electronic device; an iWatch, perhaps?" Apple Daily Report 7:56 AM
  • "Is this Apple's new iWatch?" CNNMoney 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Granted 40 Patents Today Covering a Flexible Display Invention for Future iDevices like a Wristwatch & Beyond" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple wants your Mac or iOS device to be your musical instructor" Apple Daily Report 7:56 AM
  • "Users report install, crashing issues with latest MacBook Air EFI update" AppleInsider 8:29 PM
  • "iOS 7: 48 Problems Users Have and How to Fix Them (iOS 7.1 Bugs Added)" Digital Trends 11:48 AM
  • "Here's a fix for disappearing contacts in iOS 7.1.2" TUAW 10:30 AM
  • "New Mac Pro discussion includes configuration issues with Thunderbolt/monitor connections (related to internal buses), as well as options for working around the short cable issue with Apple's USB SuperDrive." MacInTouch 10:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air update solves issues with sleep and blasting fans" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Issues MacBook Air EFI firmware update" MacIssues 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Don't Run With a Plasma Sword For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "The Great Gatsby: Classic Adventures Full For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Glint -HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "Refurbished iMac 27", $1,129; MBP, $999; Mac mini, $509" FairerPlatform 3:48 PM

Deal Brothers Daily Deal: BuyBack+ offering 20% more for gadget trade-ins

  • "Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 10:00 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 8 document provider extensions: Explained" iMore 10:30 AM
  • "Corral your contacts with Simpler, Contacts+, and more" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos" TechCrunch 2:46 PM
  • " iOS App Review" Tapscape 9:53 AM
  • "The Free Alternative To Amazon's $10 Kindle Unlimited 'Netflix For Books' Service" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "A Mac, iPhone, and iPad List And To-Do App I Want To Like" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "'Super Scrapped Robot' Review - A Retro-Style Game That Truly Feels Retro" Touch Arcade 12:49 PM
  • "'Swords And Poker Adventures' Review - Never Bet Against The House" Touch Arcade 9:38 AM
  • "Bio Inc. Review: Bio Inc is about orchestrating the medical destruction of a single person. If that doesn't sound compelling, you should try it anyway." 148Apps 9:38 AM
  • "MTN Review: MTN is an adorable, talking pet mountain that is less game and more zen garden." 148Apps 10:30 AM
  • "PadGadget's DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Comic Book Themed iPad Stand" PadGadget 3:51 PM
  • "How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook" iMore 10:30 AM
  • "Beyond Calibri: Selecting Typefaces to Make Your Documents Shine" Tuts+ 8:13 AM
  • "Costco tips iPhone 6 release date with $101 iPhone 5S price break" Stabley Times 3:48 PM
  • "Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one: The iPod Nano wrist band can be printed in any number of colors" Computerworld 2:22 PM
  • "3 reasons why Apple should watch out for Xiaomi" CNBC 2:22 PM
  • "iOS Insecurity - Designed by Apple? The argument no longer seems to be whether iOS is more or less secure than Android. The debate has shifted to whether Apple intended to build in back doors or just got sloppy. Though not suggesting a 'grand conspiracy' -- a modest conspiracy, perhaps? -- iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski pointed to a host of features intentionally added by Apple that resulted in serious data-spilling vulnerabilities." TechNewsWorld 2:12 PM
  • "Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:30 PM
  • "Proof the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion" The Register 2:21 PM
  • "Yet another sign that the iPhone 6 launch is going to be huge" BGR 12:50 PM
  • "Basketball star Kobe Bryant: I met with Apple to talk product" CNET 12:51 PM
  • "Kobe Bryant says making an iPhone isn't too different than developing your hoops game" Cult of Mac 12:09 PM
  • "NBA star Kobe Bryant discusses day with Apple's Jony Ive set up by simple cold call" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
  • "Kobe Bryant: I Met With Apple Design Genius Jony Ive, Here's What He Wanted To Know" Business Insider 11:48 AM
  • "Why The IBM-Apple Agreement Could Fail" Seeking Alpha 11:16 AM
  • "Apple iTime smartwatch revealed in recent patent application" BGR 11:16 AM
  • "Apple iTime Patents Hint at iWatch Development Plans" Digital Trends 11:16 AM
  • "Everyone Expects Apple To Beat...And That Is The Problem" Seeking Alpha 10:28 AM
  • "15 more iOS 8 features we learned this week" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imagined" BGR 9:38 AM
  • "Samsung still obsessed with Apple, screen quantity over quality" iMore 8:55 AM
  • "Video: Apple vs Google: the battle to take over your car" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Is this simple spot the best MacBook commercial Apple has ever made?" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple is Ordering a Huge 80 Million iPhone 6 Handsets for Launch" Gizmodo 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Mountain: Apple orders 80 million huge 'Air' Jesus mobes" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "It's not just iPhone 6 screens that will be bigger: Reported initial production will be, too" Gigaom 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone users focus on health, Android users prefer fitness" Apple Daily Report 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Problem With Pricing And Profits" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "If The iPhone Was Indestructible Would You Buy A New One Every Two Years?" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Can the Amazon Fire Phone Take on iPhone and Samsung?" Re/code 9:28 PM
  • "What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:12 PM
  • "Haptic Feedback Could Give Wearables a Push (or Pull)" Mashable 11:17 AM
  • "Cassandra: Identifying Images on Social Networking Sites Using Sensor Pattern Noise (SPN)" eXtensions 11:11 AM
  • "OnePlus One Review: Phone of Dreams" Time 8:29 AM
  • "Can Congress Fix the Mess it Made and Finally Legalize Phone Unlocking?" DailyTech 8:15 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi 4 flagship phone innovates on the iPhone design (hands-on)" CNET 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'The Walking Dead: No Man's Land' Mobile Game Announced from AMC and Next Games" Touch Arcade 4:07 PM
  • "FXNOW Channel With Simpsons World Content Coming to Apple TV" MacRumors 4:07 PM
  • "mLogic® Ships mTape®: The Industry's First Thunderbolt™ Certified LTO-6 Backup & Archiving Solution for Creative Professionals" Business Wire 2:46 PM
  • "The Glasgow Chase: Apple Store Event" Inner Ear 12:10 PM
  • "This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof" BGR 11:49 AM
  • "Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera" TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "New and updated apps: Capo Touch,, Documents 5 and more!" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Hostelworld Launches Brand New Native App for iPad" PRNewswire 8:40 AM
  • "Forever™ Launches Award-Winning iOS App for iPhone and iPad" Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Garmin Pilot lets aviators wirelessly tap into avionics with mobile devices" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Cannonball email app updated with universal support for iPhone plus new features" AppAdvice 7:58 AM
  • "Twelve South HiRise For MacBook – Height-Adjustable Aluminum Stand" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "700+ Free Tutorials for Creative Cloud on your iPad or iPhone" Best App Site 7:53 AM
  • "Printer For MS Office Lets You Print Anything from your iPhone or iPad" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Evil Window Dog unveils today Horizon 2.0, a huge update of Horizon app" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Kabift: Simple Solution for all your Gift Tracking and Gift Giving Needs" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "New iOS App that tells Temperature by Listening to Cricket Chirps" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Unveils Cycling Ride Pouch with iPhone Window" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Jetpack Max: Runner Now Available in the Apple App Store" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Create Amazing Customized Collages and Cards with Photo Wall 5.0" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Not-So-Smartphone: Microsoft Misses on Earnings Due to, Yep, Nokia" Re/code 5:05 PM
  • "Microsoft's enterprise offerings continue to carry the day/Summary: Microsoft still is an enterprise-driven company, even if management wants to do its best to deny that fact. Just look at its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings for proof." ZDNet 8:32 PM
  • "Microsoft's Profit Takes Hit on Nokia: Software Giant's Revenue Increases, Beating Estimates" [Paid Membership Required] 6:35 PM
  • "Microsoft profit falls 7% on Nokia loss" BBC 5:21 PM
  • "Microsoft hits $23.4 billion revenue in Q4, earnings share decreasing" Electronista 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 beats expectations but profits shrink on poor Surface, Lumia sales: Despite bumper cloud and advertising income" The Inquirer 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft: $23.38 billion in revenue, $6.48 billion in operating income for fiscal Q4 2014" Neowin 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Sold 5.8M Lumia Handsets In Its FQ4, But That's A Partial-Quarter Sales Figure" TechCrunch 5:37 PM
  • "Thanks to non-smartphones, Microsoft sold more phones than Apple last quarter" Neowin 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 2014 earnings show improved revenue, decreasing profits: Microsoft's cloud is the silver lining" The Verge 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's commercial growth picks up; Nokia unit pressures EPS" Seeking Alpha 5:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Corporation misses by $0.06, beats on revenue" Seeking Alpha 5:01 PM
  • "An updated guide to deciphering Microsoft's financials/Summary: Microsoft's fourth quarter 2014 earnings will be the first to factor in impact from the Nokia devices and services business Microsoft acquired in April. Here's how the company's reporting structure will change as a result." ZDNet 5:03 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO, Seeking Growth, Tells Managers: Step It Up" Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "'Nadella Effect' makes Ballmer $2.8B richer: And since Thursday's downsizing, CEO Satya Nadella has an extra $1.3M in his portfolio" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots show the the new Start Menu in Windows 9" BGR 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 docking station arrives with a few extra slots: This bit of plastic is up for pre-order for the bargain price of £165" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft brings in former Best Buy exec to manage consumer sales group" Neowin 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft goes big on open source with Azure alliances" The Inquirer 5:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Compiler For TypeScript That Is 5x Faster Than The Current Compiler" Microsoft News 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Should Have A Strong Finish To Fiscal 2014" Seeking Alpha 12:03 PM
  • "Does The Microsoft Whisper Number Indicate Investor Confidence?" Seeking Alpha 11:09 AM
  • "Here's What The Buy Side Expects From Microsoft On Tuesday" Seeking Alpha 6:43 AM
  • "Intel Launches Updated Core i5 / i7 Haswell CPUs, Likely Bound For 2014 MacBook Pro Refresh" Redmond Pie 11:57 AM
  • "Intel Prepares 14nm Braswell Low-Power Processors for 2015" Softpedia 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's New Celeron and Pentium Bay Trail Chips Can Live on Just 4.3W" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 10:03 AM
  • "Intel announces 'self encrypting' solid state drives to fight data breaches" The Inquirer 5:21 PM
  • "Analysis: Is Intel's Broadwell worth making at this point?" SemiAccurate 7:04 AM
  • "AMD's turnaround hits a snag, repelling investors/Opinion: The chip maker's move away from PCs is taking longer than anticipated" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Fails To Make Longs Rich Overnight" Seeking Alpha 8:17 AM
  • "Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement: Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "IBM Adds Super-Fast Networking Capabilities to the Cloud" Re/code 11:52 AM
  • "Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "ARM's chip licensing revenue and profit keep on rising: But royalty revenue from shipments of chips containing its designs has stalled as mobile operators sell off older phones" IDG News Service 7:48 AM
  • "ARM Boosted by Licensing Revenue: U.K. Company Designs Chips in 95% of Smartphones" [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Lexmark Profit Slides; Adjusted Results Top Expectations: Printer Company Increases Its Outlook For The Year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Tablet Growth Hasn't Peaked" Time 11:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Financial Results Conference Call Q3-2014 July 22, 2014 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET: Listen to streaming audio from the conference call." Apple Events 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook on F3Q 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 9:35 PM
  • "Apple announces Q3 2014 revenue of $37.4b: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 4.4m Macs" 9to5Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Q3 earnings: 35 million iPhones sold, but iPad sales continue to dip" Gigaom 3:50 PM
  • "China and Macs power Apple's growth as iPad demand wanes" Engadget 4:08 PM
  • "Apple Reports Revenue of $37.4 Billion in Q3, Missing Estimates" Mashable 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Reports Q3 2014 Results: $7.7 Billion Profit on June Quarter Record $37.4 Billion in Revenue [Live Blog] MacRumors 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Posts Record June Quarter and 20% EPS Growth" The Mac Observer 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014" TechCrunch 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Posts Record $7.7B in Profit for Fiscal Q3, Records Sales of 35.2M iPhones" DailyTech 4:05 PM
  • "Apple tops estimates; outlook weak" MarketWatch 3:46 PM
  • "Apple reports fiscal third-quarter results: Earnings call live blog" MarketWatch 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Q3 Earnings Live Blog" TheStreet 3:07 PM
  • "Live: Apple's 3Q Earnings and Conference Call" WSJ Blogs 3:06 PM
  • "TUAW liveblog of Apple Q3 2014 earnings call at 5 PM ET" TUAW 1:30 PM
  • "Apple results - Q3: live" Telegraph 1:30 PM
  • "Apple quarterly earnings - Q3 live" Telegraph 9:53 AM
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Down In After-Hours Trading Tuesday" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Slow Mac sales? What slow Mac sales? Apple computers (and phones) set record June quarter sales" Apple Daily Report 5:03 PM
  • "Apple: iTunes is the Fastest Growing Part of Our Business" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
  • "Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market" AppleInsider 8:34 PM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Q3 2014 Financial Results" eXtensions 7:39 PM
  • "Inside Scoop: Inside Scoop: Mixed results for Apple's Q3" CNET 9:25 PM
  • "What to look for in Apple's earnings announcement" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q3" Fortune 7:38 AM
  • "Apple faces high expectations for quarterly results today" GeekWire 12:49 PM
  • "Apple's Cash Machine Is Back" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Apple options traders aren't willing to roll the dice" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "What to Watch for in Apple, Microsoft Results" Bloomberg TV 8:37 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray's Munster Sees Higher Apple Stock Price (Audio)" Bloomberg 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: The Quiet Period" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number?" Seeking Alpha 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect" Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Will Investors Get Excited If Apple Only Beats EPS By A Dime?" Forbes 9:37 AM
  • "Apple: Beware Possible Q3 Inventory Build, Says BGC" Barron's 2:22 PM
  • "Why Apple and Nuance are Rallying as Rambus Tumbles" The Motley Fool 11:16 AM
  • "How Apple Is Being Valued Higher and Higher Going Into Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 12:10 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks get a Chipotle and Comcast boost" CNNMoney 1:01 PM
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:29 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Climb Even as McDonald's, Coca-Cola Miss Estimates" TheStreet 9:01 AM
  • "US stock futures climb in early trading as earnings reports roll in" Associated Press 9:01 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Data, Earnings: Sales of Existing Homes Hit Highest Level Since October" [Paid Membership Required] 4:47 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks hit highest close this year/China Mobile sees gain in 4G subscribers/Strong corporate earnings helped lift Hong Kong stocks on Tuesday to their highest closing level this year, despite an overnight retreat in U.S. markets amid geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East." MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Oil shares, ARM drive gains in European markets/Russian shares look to snap losing streak/European stocks pushed higher Tuesday, getting a lift from oil stocks and a handful of banks, but Publicis Groupe SA was among decliners following a sales warning from the French advertising heavyweight." MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:31 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:59 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:20 PM

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