Google went big when it dropped nine zeroes on a patent portfolio to use against Apple, but the portfolio has been a dud in the courtroom. Is this latest legal loss the one that convinces Mountain View to try something else? Also, when you download a song twice, you pay for it twice, the end. What you don't do is get a check from Apple for $5 million, right? Right. It is known.
Analysts and investors are waking up to a very different world on Wednesday morning -- one where they have to face the reality that Apple Inc. is not going to keep raising their shares by an unrealistic amount. Sure, growth appears to have stalled, but a quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion certainly doesn't sound like a dying company to us. And with no new Apple goodies until the fall (according to CEO Tim Cook), we can get back to sharing real stuff instead of the hallucinations the rumor mill keeps churning out. Whew!
Apple released its fiscal earnings for its second quarter today, announcing revenues that exceeded projections while also announcing its first profit decline since 2003. The revenue numbers were solid, with Apple reporting revenue of $43.6 billion and a quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. That’s well ahead of the estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters prior to the meeting, who had predicted profits of $9.98 a share.
Digital distributor GOG.com expanded its library of Mac games by an impressive 22 titles today with an update that includes both classics and newer hits such as the Diablo-themed dungeon crawler Torchlight. We’ve already seen the bulk of these games on the Mac before, but GOG’s update also brings a few '90s PC favorites to the Mac for the first time. Better late than never.
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Remember the so-called "Antennagate" crisis? While it seems like forever ago that iPhone 4 users whined about antenna problems with their handsets, they'll probably be reminded about it when their settlement check hits the mailbox.
Despite the advent of digital downloads or locker services such as Ultraviolet, many collectors still prefer physical media. For years, such collectors have kept track of such media with Mac apps like Delicious Library, which will soon debut a complete overhaul.