Apple has been working fast and furious with the updates lately, knocking out two quick iOS 6.1 patches in less than a week along with a flurry of similar improvements for the Mac, two of which get the spotlight in our Tuesday recap. We've also got some sad news on Microsoft Office for Mac pricing and hey, there's a new version of Firefox ready to install as well, so let's get right to it...
Riddle us this: E-tail giant Amazon barely makes a profit in Q4 2012, yet their stock sees a gain of 10 percent, while Apple makes a huge profit during the same quarter and gets punished by its stockholders.
While some of us are focused on tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, smartphone makers have more pressing problems -- like how to shake the possibility that they may have their own real apocalypse to worry about.
In today's afternoon news roundup, Apple's looking for new ways to ditch Google as the default search engine for its Safari browser, iMessages has a brief outage, and Apple's stock prices shoot through the roof.
An executive selling off their shares in the company they work for always makes for news, but when the amount in question is 95 percent and the executive is none other than iOS chief Scott Forstall, it could make headlines.
While many of us have been busy struggling through our first day back to work, Apple as a whole has been grooving through Monday with a song in their hearts and a spring in their step. Why so chipper? Well, it could be nothing more than the zest that comes after being able to recharge one's batteries with a few well deserved days off with friends and loved ones. It could also have something to do the fact that the company's stock market cap breached $300 billion this morning.