#412 May 4th, 2015 – Apple’s Rolling in the Dough

This week’s headline story: Apple’s rolling in the Dough!

Apple CEO, Tim Cook
Apple CEO, Tim Cook

It appears that Apple can do just fine without the leadership of Steve Jobs. The company just posted a first quarter revenue of $58 billion, up from an impressive $45.6 a year ago, and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion. And that’s without the benefit of Apple Watch sales. It’s revenues are expected to jump again through the second and third quarters as Apple Watch sales spur further growth for the worlds most profitable company.

Apple Earnings Get Massive Boost on iPhone Sales [NewsFactor]

in other tech news…

  • White House to announce it’s buying 50,000 police body cams [Engadget]
    Soon there will be 50,000 more video streaming police officers on the streets. President Obama has announced the launch of a nationwide body camera program in which 50,000 body-worn police cameras are distributed to a dozen cities. The initial investment of $20 million is the first step of a two year program that is anticipated to balloon to $75 million as the program expands to additional agencies and police departments. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated that “Body-worn cameras hold tremendous promise for enhancing transparency, promoting accountability and advancing public safety for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.”
  • Smartphone Secrets May Be Better Than a Password [Technology Review]
    Tired of trying to remember all the passwords needed to access your accounts? Help may be on the way! A research project dubbed ActivPass, is exploring the use of your recent online activities as alternatives to passwords. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, the University of Texas, and University of Illinois, are working to see if questions based on a log of online activity, such as Facebook posts, websites visited, songs downloaded, and people called and texted can be used in place of passwords.

and in Tech Industry news…

  • Microsoft Forecasts 1 Billion Windows 10 Computers [NewsFactor]
    Microsoft has high expectations for its soon to be released Windows 10 operating system. The company has predicted that it will be running on 1 billion computers – including desktops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, within two to three years.

and finally,

  • Apple Watches and Wrist Tattoos Not Meshing Well [NewsFactor]
    Apple Watch owners with tattoos on their inner wrist are running into issues with the watch’s fitness apps. It appears that Apple’s watch is unable to get a reliable heart rate reading through tattoos. The Apple Watch support page, state that “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, making it difficult to get reliable readings.”

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