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Phil Schiller confirms OS X Yosemite Public Beta is coming on July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

The news broke and many sites reported that OS X Yosemite Public Beta is coming on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller tweeted:

OS X Yosemite. Beta Program. Tomorrow! :->
https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/
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OS X Yosemite Public Beta is limited to the first one million people who sign up. Should you be interested to sign up, you should have signed up back in June right after during WWDC 2014.

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 build 14A298i is quite stable, but not without some serious bugs. With that in mind, it is highly recommended to install OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac or on its own partition/drive.

Phil Schiller OS X Yosemite Beta

Apple Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

July 22, 2014

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Apple reports financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2013.

CUPERTINO, California—July 22, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 14, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 11, 2014.

  • 2012 Q3: 17 Millions of iPad sold
    iPad 3 was released on March 16, 2012
  • 2013 Q3: 14.6 Million of iPad sold
    iPad mini and iPad 4 were released on November 2, 2012
  • 2014 Q3: 13.3 Millions of iPad sold
    iPad Air was released on November 1, 2013
    iPad mini with Retina Display was released on November 12, 2012

Mac sales were up 17.6 percent to 4.4 million units, compared to 3.8 million units in the same quarter previous year.

iPhone sales were up 12.7 percent to 35.2 million units, compared to 31.2 million units in the same quarter previous year.

iOS 8.0 beta 4

July 21, 2014

Apple seeds iOS 8.0 beta 4 build 12A4331d on Monday, July 21, 2014.

iOS 8.0 beta 4 Update on iPhone 5s

 

Apollo 11: Man on The Moon, 45th Anniversary

July 20, 2014

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission culminated as Lunar Module Eagle landed on the Moon. Shortly after Neil Armstrong took the first step on the Moon surface and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin became the second person on the Moon.

Apollo 11 mission launched on July 16, 1969 from Kennedy Space Center an it took around four days to reach the Moon.

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Image courtesy of NASA.gov

Wheely Willy

July 19, 2014

Inspirational story about a little Chihuahua named Wheely Willy. I met Deborah Turner who rescued Willy from euthanasia and her story about Willy really touched me. I wished I had met Willy, but he died in 2009.

How Willy Got His Wheel Book Cover

Apple and HP, Together Again.

July 18, 2014

Apple and HP are together again for the first time since the Apple iPod, HP edition.

Apple Beats and HP

OK, that’s an old HP keyboard with Beats logo substituting the letter “B”.

Need More Parking Space

July 17, 2014

It must be tough to park this car.

Parking Skill Level Douchebag