Tag Archive: 2012

Apple shares close above $600 for first time since 2012

  AAPL shares have been extremely undervalued for years, according to CEO Tim Cook, but it looks like Wall Street is starting to warm on Apple as the share price crested above $ 600 this afternoon for the first time since 2012.…Read more ›

Snapheal Holiday Freebie: Mac App Store Best Of 2012 [Freebie]

Have you recently fell victim to a photobomber? Have a memorable picture that is ruined by an object that just didn’t (or couldn’t) get out of the way? Well, Snapheal can help you with that. And Cult of Mac Deals…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Recalls MacBook Air Flash Storage Drives Sold Between June 2012 & June 2013

Apple has recalled 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives that were used in the previous generation MacBook Air. The systems were sold during June 2012 and June 2013, and those affected qualify for a free flash storage drive replacement at…Read more ›

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iTunes Accounted For 60 Percent Of Digital Music Revenues In 2012


It was only yesterday that we found out that music streaming apps like Spotify and Rdio are helping kill music piracy, as the music industry reported that global revenue rose in 2012 for the first time in 13 years.

Well, according to a different report that crunched some serious numbers, Apple’s iTunes Store played a big part in the music industry’s growth, by accounting for 60 percent of global digital music  [Read More…]

Late 2012 Macs May Have An Issue Re-Installing Or Restoring OS X Mountain Lion


Owners of late 2012 Macs like the Mac mini, the new iMac or the MacBook Pro with Retina Display are reporting a major problem with their machines: they can’t re-install Mountain Lion or even re-install from a Time Machine backup if their systems get corrupted.

According to a busy thread on the official Apple Support forums first reported by Mac Trast, the issue means that if users try to re-install  [Read More…]

Gamers Spent More On iOS And Android Than Dedicated Gaming Handhelds In Q4 2012


Sony and Microsoft, are all coming out with new gaming consoles this year, but when it comes to handheld gaming, Apple and Google have got them beat.

A new report claims that in the fourth quarter of 2012, gamers spend more money on iOS and Android games combined than the amount spent on dedicated handheld devices.

According to the joint report from IDC and App Annie, even though handheld game  [Read More…]

Sprint Reports $1.3 Billion Loss For Q4 2012, Despite Best Ever Quarter For iPhone


Sprint has today announced its fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2012, and they don’t make for pleasant reading. Despite healthy smartphone sales driven by the iPhone, the carrier reported a loss of $ 1.3 billion for during the three-month period, which is the same figure it lost during Q4 2011. It also saw more than 1 million Nextel subscribers jumping ship.

Sprint did see an increase in revenue  [Read More…]

iPad Helps Apple Grab A Third Of Worldwide PC Shipments In Q4 2012 [Report]


Although you probably wouldn’t usually call it a PC, the iPad is a personal computer. And it’s currently dominating the PC market. During the fourth quarter of 2012, every one in six PCs sold was an iPad, according to research firm Canalys. When you include the Mac as well, more than a third of worldwide PC shipments during the holiday quarter were from Apple.

With tablets included, worldwide PC shipments increased  [Read More…]

Apple And Samsung Grabbed 103% Of Cellphone Profits In 2012


When it comes to smartphone manufacturers, right now there are really only two companies that really matter – Apple and Samsung. Not only do they both have the most marketshare, but they’re making a ton of profit. In fact, they’re making so much money that the two companies combined account for 103% of the total cellphone profits of 2012.

Wait, isn’t it impossible to account for 103% of the profit? Well,  [Read More…]

iPhone And Android Took 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012


When it comes to buying a smartphone right now, there are pretty much only two choices – Android or iPhone. Yeah, you could go buy a Windows Phone or a BlackBerry if you really want to, but no one else is.

Both the iPhone and Android ecosystems are growing so fast that competitors can’t catch up. According to the latest figures from Strategy Analytics, 92% of all global smartphone shipments in  [Read More…]