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2008-07-22 12:10:00

Yang Weiguo, a 20-year-old university student in Beijing, is a committed Apple (AAPL) fan. Given the American company's limited presence in China, that's no small achievement. In April, for instance, Yang bought a new Macbook through MacX.cn, a fan site for Mac users in China that operates an online store unaffiliated with the company. The online store had someone buy a computer for Yang in Hong Kong and courier it up to Beijing, saving him $293, or roughly 17%, on his Macbook purchase. So...

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2008-07-22 12:10:00

News that Apple expects thinner profit margins sent shares of the consumer electronics maker plummeting in extended trading on July 21. The prospect of diminished profitability through the rest of fiscal 2008 and into the following year overshadowed what was otherwise a blowout quarter. Having forecast earnings of $1 a share on sales of about $7.2 billion, Apple (AAPL) delivered earnings of $1.19 a share and revenue of $7.46 billion. But investors fixated on the margin forecast. CFO Peter...

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2008-01-17 10:55:00

Wirelessly Backup all Your MacsOn Tuesday, Apple introduced Time Capsule. A backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopardâ“ž¢, the latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system including the amazing Time Machineâ“ž¢ automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then...

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2006-01-10 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s historic shift to Intel Corp. (INTC) microprocessors came months earlier than expected as CEO Steve Jobs on Thursday debuted personal computers based on new two-brained chips from the world's largest semiconductor company. The first Macs to deploy Intel's Core Duo processors will be the latest iMac desktop, whose circuitry is all built into the display, and the MacBook Pro laptop. When it announced the massive switch in June, Apple said it...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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