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Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?

Does Apple Have an iPad Problem 300x225 Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?On Wednesday, Apple punctuated a strong quarter on Wall Street with impressive earnings that mostly beat analyst expectations.

Spiking more than $40 per share in after-hours trading, Apple reported earnings of $11.62 a share on revenue of $45.6 billion.

Analysts expected earnings of $10.18 a share on $43.53 billion in revenue.
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Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million Downloads

Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million Downloads 300x180 Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million DownloadsLast week, Microsoft finally launched its iconic Office Suite for Apple’s iPad.

“Office 365 subscribers can simply add an iPad as one of their chosen devices included in their subscription benefits, and can create and edit documents with Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad and Excel for iPad,” the software giant announced.

Although Office for iPad is available at no charge, the ability to use the full range of services and tools native to Office  requires a 365 subscription.
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Did Microsoft Disappoint in The Debut of Office for iPad?

Did Microsoft Disappoint in The Debut of Office for iPad 300x213 Did Microsoft Disappoint in The Debut of Office for iPad?Years of rumors were put to rest yesterday when Microsoft finally unveiled its hugely popular Office Suite for Apple’s iPad.

“Starting Thursday,” the software giant announced, “Office 365 subscribers can simply add an iPad as one of their chosen devices included in their subscription benefits, and can create and edit documents with Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad and Excel for iPad.”

Although Office for iPad is available at no charge (the app download, at least, is free) the ability to use the full range of services and tools native to Office will require a 365 subscription.

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Android Tablet Shipments Surging Globally

Android Tablet Shipments Surging Globally 300x229 Android Tablet Shipments Surging GloballyThe global tablet dominance once owned by Apple’s iPad is no more.

According to the latest industry data published late last week by ABI Research, Android tablets have enjoyed a remarkable run that is poised to continue for in foreseeable future, especially in fast growing marketers where tablets have yet to reach the same pervasive adoption levels observed elsewhere.

The most mature markets, including North America, Western Europe, Japan and South Korea, are yielding to other regions, such as Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, where the connectivity infrastructure and distribution channels are coming of age.

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Woz: Tim Cook Belongs at Apple’s Core

Woz Tim Cook Belongs at Apples Core 300x203 Woz: Tim Cook Belongs at Apples CoreFacing a consistent barrage of claims that he hasn’t innovated at a healthy enough pace for the company, some critics contend that the time for Apple CEO Tim Cook to go has come.

Others, however, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, say that Steve Jobs’ predecessor had done an excellent job contending with the enormous challenges of the day.

According to “the other Steve,” the reason we haven’t yet detected Cook’s penchant for innovation is because Cook – like Jobs – prefers to operate below radar.

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U.S. Air Force Announces Deployment… of iPhones

 U.S. Air Force Announces Deployment... of iPhonesApparently, the U.S. military is on high alert with regard to BlackBerry.

In particular, the US Air Force has announced plans to swap out approximately 5,000 BlackBerry devices in favor of Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

According to published reports over the weekend, this latest move on the part of military officials is the next step in the largely unavoidable retirement of all BlackBerry products used in an official capacity by USAF personnel.
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Which Product is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year?

Which Popular Device is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year 300x180 Which Product is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year?Apple Insider reports that iPad 2 production is poised to wind to a halt soon, possibly well before the end of this year.

Since its debut in March 2011, Apple’s iPad 2 has been one of the company’s top selling devices across all product lines. A hot commodity domestically and abroad, the iPad 2 has remained a bestseller for Apple across the world until only recently.

Even with the launch of two more subsequent hardware revisions — most recently last fall with the fifth-generation iPad Air — the iPad 2 has continued to live on as a legacy device in Apple’s product lineup. Its remaining availability has been somewhat perplexing, suggesting that Apple continued to find success with the device at $399.

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