Tim Cook Defends iPad Amid Declining Sales

Apple posted some stellar fourth quarter results yesterday, but there was one blot on the earnings call, the iPad. In fact, Cupertino?s slate has been a problem (and a declining business for some time now, but Apple CEO Tim Cook remains bullish about the iPad’s future prospects and its position in the market.

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Verizon posts mixed Q3 financials

Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States, posted its third quarter financial results and revealed a mixed bag in terms of performance. Big Red fell below analyst predictions for per share price, clocking in at $0.89 instead of the estimated $0.92 through the period. However, there was some growth for the carrier through the period.

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T-Mobile adds EYE Experience to HTC One M8

T-Mobile has issued the EYE Experience update for its variant of the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. The new camera focused software offers a slew of new features and launched on the Desire EYE two weeks ago, but will find its way to most HTC handsets in the coming weeks and months.

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Nokia HERE Maps lands on Android

Just recently Nokia launched its HERE Maps service for select Samsung Galaxy devices through Samsung’s own app service. Now the Finnish company is going a step further and has rolled out HERE Maps for the wider Android community. The app is not yet available on the Google Play Store but it should land in the near future.

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Tim Cook’s open letter to Apple employees

In the wake of another bumper quarterly earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an open letter to all of the company’s employees. In the letter he thanks the workers for Cupertino’s success and told of a bright future while discussing new products.

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Google Android Switch Guide: leave behind iOS

Google does not want you to use Apple and iOS, the company wants you to use Android and preferably the stock version on its Nexus devices. If you have been wanting to change from iOS to Android, Google is making it easier with an Android Switch Guide.

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Apple’s massive Q4: $42.1 billion revenue, $8.5 billion profit

Apple has announced its Q4 (calendar Q3) results and the numbers are typically outstanding, as good as they have ever been during the September quarter actually. It was the biggest fourth quarter the company has ever recorded while overall earnings and income were up considerably over (the also bumper) third quarter period.

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Galaxy Mega 2 coming to AT&T this week

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet device getting all the attention, the company rolled out another large screened smartphone last month, the Galaxy Mega 2. The device landed as a little bit of a disappointment as it is not much of an improvement over the original Galaxy Mega, and it looks like being an expensive phone considering its humble specs.

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HTC launches One M8 EYE, Desire EYE, and Desire 820 in India

HTC’s presence in important emerging markets is hardly big, especially in China where the brand is nothing more than a bit part player. However, while China is increasingly a closed shop, India (another country with a billion plus population) is still a market of opportunity and there is time for HTC to grow a presence. Launching three of its best smartphones in the country this week cannot be a bad thing if the company hopes to be a hit in India.

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Microsoft smartwatch ready for launch

Microsoft’s arrival in the wearable market has been rumoured for some time and now that just about every mobile rival has at least detailed its plans, now seems as good a time as any. We have seen several reports regarding a Redmond built smartwatch, but the general consensus seems to be that it will not really be a smartwatch, but a fitness band instead.

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