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Apple doesn’t willingly telegraph its plans, but thanks to the filing of its 10-K, we get a peek into where the company plans to invest. Based on the reported capital expenditures for 2012, it looks like it’s doubling down on its retail stores and cloud infrastructure. Read more »


With almost 1 million mobile apps available, trying to get noticed by users today is a difficult proposition. Mobile app analytics company Flurry is launching the AppCircle Re-Engagement tool to help app makers get users to keep going back to the apps they’ve already downloaded. Read more »

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Forrester made some waves in the IT world Thursday morning when it released a report strongly urging large enterprise companies to let their employees use Macs at work. It’s also something mobile IT folks already figured out: employees are more productive using devices they choose. Read more »

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Verizon sold 2 million iPhones during its fiscal third quarter, the carrier announced Friday. AT&T said it activated 2.7 million iPhones during the same time period. Though Verizon is still a newcomer to selling iPhones, its earnings show it’s building momentum and gaining on its rival. Read more »


Apple frenemy-in-chief Samsung has reportedly surpassed the iPhone maker in smartphones for the most recent quarter. Samsung reportedly shipped “more than 20 million smartphones” in the most recent quarter, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple said Tuesday it sold 17.1 million iPhones during the quarter. Read more »

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HipGeo aims to put all details related to your travel — photos, check-ins, comments — in one place with an app that passively keeps track of your movements. Afterward, you can easily create a slick, animated travel diary. Here’s what I found when I used it on a cross-country trip. Read more »


Apple sold a lot of iPhones, iPads and Macs during the most recently quarter, yet Wall Street is very displeased. Based on the questions from analysts during the company’s investor call Tuesday, concern seems to center on the number of iPhones Apple sold during the quarter. Read more »


Apple released its fourth quarter 2011 earnings Tuesday, reporting revenue of $28.7 billion, and earnings of $6.62 billion or $7.05 per share. That misses what Wall Street analysts had been expecting–revenue of $29.45 billion and earnings of $7.28 per share–but is above what Apple had forecast. Read more »


Prospective college students are already using their mobile devices to upload Facebook photos, update Twitter, and text their friends. Now, colleges are beginning to use smartphones, too — as recruitment tools. YourCampus 360 is one company smartphones as platforms for a full-blown college tour and information business. Read more »


The press may have been disappointed in the iPhone 4S announced last week. But the same can’t be said for early buyers. Apple has announced that it’s officially the fastest-selling iPhone ever, with more than 1 million preorder sales in the first day it was available. Read more »


One of Steve Jobs’ gifts to consumers was creating sophisticated devices that hide incredibly complex technology. Some of the the most important technologies that we take for granted were vaulted into the mainstream thanks to Jobs and Apple, because they were implemented so elegantly. Read more »

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The technology world lost one of its most influential members ever on Wednesday with the passing of Steve Jobs. His fans, customers, competitors and friends alike have been expressing their grief over his death. Here are the thoughts and remembrances from peers in Silicon Valley. Read more »


Steve Jobs, founder, chairman, and twice CEO of Apple Inc., and a man variously regarded over his 30 years in the technology industry years as a creative genius, a failure, and one of the most successful business executive in half a century has died Read more »


Travel bookings giant is updating its iPhone app with a service that lets customers book hotels at the last minute. The company said Friday that its Tonight-Only Deals service for iOS will specifically target the 70 percent of last-minute hotel bookings it already sees. Read more »

Philippe Winthrop of The Enterprise Mobility Foundation, Chuck Goldman of Apperian, John Herrema of Good Technology, Julie Palen of Tangoe, and Bob Tinker of MobileIron at Mobilize 2011.

People have been asking to bring iPads, iPhones and Android phones to work for a few years now, but this is the year that IT departments everywhere are actually embracing it. Every enterprise will deploy smartphones and tablets to their workers over the next year. Read more »

Ryan Kim - Writer, GigaOM, Danilo Campos - Mobile Dude, Hipmunk, Steve Douty - VP, Applications and Mobile Product Management, Yahoo!, Tom Wang - Head of Product, Formspring, Neil Young - CEO and Co-Founder, ngmoco at Mobilize 2011

At the Tuesday afternoon Mobilize panel on how to keep people coming back to your mobile app, panelists from a variety of services like Hipmunk, Formspring, ngmoco and Yahoo agreed that there were three things you should avoid doing if you want to create high-engagement apps. Read more »


A day after an analyst spooked Apple investors with a report that the company had cut back on iPad production, other analysts are saying everything is fine. Some have their own theories on why Apple may have lowered orders for some iPad parts. Read more »


Is Facebook’s iPad app stuck in pre-release mode or are finishing touches being applied right now? There are two reports Monday concerning the social network’s much-anticipated iPad application that paint two somewhat different pictures of the situation. The latest says Facebook’s app could arrive next week. Read more »


There are 20 new tablets set to hit stores in the next few months, and only one of them has a chance to give Apple any sort of competition. That exception? Amazon’s very-likely-to-soon-to-be-announced, overhauled Kindle, according to UBS analysts, which surveyed the not very hopeful field. Read more »


Sprint’s CEO says he doesn’t want to talk about whether the carrier is getting the iPhone. But he’s not exactly going out of his way to deny it, despite several reports that indicate Sprint will be U.S. customers’ third carrier option to buy Apple’s upcoming smartphone. Read more »

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