Apple’s Q1 2015 Record Results: $74.6B Revenue, $18B In Net Profit

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Apple released its fiscal Q1 2015 results, and they’re as profitable as ever. $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in net profit representing $3.06 per share — it’s astounding, and everyone will be talking about it. Being the largest quarterly profit in recent memory, Apple’s Q1 results for 2015 are basically setting the pace for upcoming quarters.

In terms of devices, Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads and 5.5 million Macs in the quarter. Compared to Q1 2014, iPhone sales grew by 46 percent while iPad sales declined by 17.7 percent — testament that the iPad is losing its steam.

Apple as a whole, however? Not going away any time soon.

Via: Apple PR

Apple Updates iOS To Version 8.1.3 And OS X Yosemite To 10.2.2

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.34.36 PMThe second non-beta update to the Mac operating system, Yosemite is now at version 10.2.2. The update is aimed at fixing WiFi disconnect issues, an error in the Safari browser, and addressing security concerns. It is now available through the Mac App Store.

As for iOS, version 8.1.3 attacks the amount of free space needed to download an update over-the-air (OTA), rather than connecting through iTunes. Also corrected are errors with Apple ID logins, some multitasking gestures on the iPad, and bugs in Spotlight search. Per usual, the update is available through the Settings app.

And that settles that.

Razer Kraken for Xbox One Review: Right Now, I’m Team Razer

20150125_143442 Ah, the Razer Kraken. The mere utterance of its name, without knowledge of what it’s referring to, and one might think it’s referring to something, somewhat sinister. Yes, the Razer electric green and absolute blacks do make for a rather fierce-looking piece of gaming kit.

But, does it accurately carry over the bass cries of your enemies in gaming? Well, let’s find out.

Harman Kardon SoHo Wireless Headphones Review: Are They So Ho(t)?

20150124_222025Luxury audio provider harman/kardon is famous for its hardware. From cars, to laptops, phones, theater, and of course home speakers and headphones, their tech and style is recognizable from a distance — and is very tasteful. For 2015, a new pair of on-ear headphones is coming from the American audio company: the SoHo Wireless.

Basically, they’re lightweight on-ear headphones, with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX tech, with the capability to run wired as well. It’s a solid connectivity mix with a winning brand, but is it worth it? I jammed with the SoHos, in some SoHo cafes, and I’ll tell you.

Microsoft Outs Windows 10 Preview, With Xbox And Cortana Features

cortanaFor those of you looking for the cutting edge in the new Windows ecosystem — now is the time, unless you want to wait for the official release. The Windows Insider site currently has the ISO file available for use on CDs or emulators. This January preview of Windows 10 features Cortana, the new Start menu, the new Xbox app’s basics, and some extra fixes.

Via: Windows Insider