Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to begin tenure at Apple next week

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to begin tenure at Apple next week

Apple announced last year the Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, will be joining the company this Spring as the senior vice president of retail and online stores. During Apple’s Q2 2014 earnings conference call, Cook confirmed that Ahrendts will begin at Apple next week.

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Apple reports Q2 2014 earnings, beats the street with $45.6B revenue, $10.2B profit

Apple reports Q2 2014 earnings, beats the street with $45.6B revenue, $10.2B profit

Apple has posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 (first calendar quarter of 2014), compared to revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.

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GameStop Expanding to Open More “Simply Mac” Resale and Repair Stores

GameStop Expanding to Open More “Simply Mac” Resale and Repair Stores

GameStop, the familiar American video games retailer, is making a significant push to broaden its business as used games becomes an ever more fragile market. According to The Star-Telegram, the company plans to extend its retail locations further into the realm of Apple devices and AT&T Mobility products, notably through more “Simply Mac” retail stores.

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Google to pay part of Samsung’s legal fees in Apple patent infringement trial

Google to pay part of Samsung’s legal fees in Apple patent infringement trial

A Google lawyer confirmed on Tuesday that the company will assume some of Samsung’s legal fees and will cover damage awards if the Korean company should lose in its infringement lawsuit with Apple, reports Re/Code.

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Apple fixes Heartbleed flaw in its Airport Base Stations

Apple fixes Heartbleed flaw in its Airport Base Stations

Along with its iOS and OS X updates, Apple today also released a patch for its 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models, reports Macworld. The firmware update fixes the Heartbleed OpesSSL flaw that was discovered earlier this month and affects both websites and internet hardware like Apple’s most recent AirPort Base Station models.

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Apple opens up OS X Beta Seed program to the public

Apple opens up OS X Beta Seed program to the public

Apple today opened its OS X Beta Seed program to the public. Starting now, anyone with an Apple ID can apply to join the program as long as they meet the minimum hardware requirements. Recently, this program was only available to developers who had a valid OS X developer account.

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Apple will reportedly team up with Nike for a smartband accessory

Apple will reportedly team up with Nike for a smartband accessory

According to a new report, Apple and Nike are teaming up to launch a smartband accessory similar to the Nike FuelBand. This device will apparently launch later this year and the two companies are believed to be adding finishing touches to the device before its launch.

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Samsung’s expert says the company only owes Apple $40 million in royalties, not $2.2 billion

Samsung’s expert says the company only owes Apple $40 million in royalties, not $2.2 billion

According to Judith Chevalier, who is a professor of economics and finance at the Yale University School of Management, Samsung only owes Apple close to $38.4 million in royalty for infringement of iPhone and iOS related patents. This is in contrast to Apple’s figure which claimed that Samsung has to pay $2 billion in royalty.

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Apple takes a dig at Samsung in new environmental print ad; tells them ‘There are some ideas we want every company to copy’

Apple takes a dig at Samsung in new environmental print ad; tells them ‘There are some ideas we want every company to copy’

As part of its new “Better” environmental campaign, Apple has started running a new print ad in the newspaper that seems to take a dig at Samsung and its rivals with whom it is locked in a bitter legal battle.

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Apple starts free recycling program for all its used products

Apple starts free recycling program for all its used products

Apple today confirmed that it will start offering a free recycling program for all its products, reports the Associated Press. This new initiative is part of a larger push by Apple to make its company’s operations as environmentally friendly as possible.

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