Apple to Buy Mobile Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million – Mac Rumors

July 27, 2012
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Reuters reports that Apple will be acquiring AuthenTec for $356 million.AuthenTec Inc AUTH.O, which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple Inc AAPL.O for about $356 million.Reuters describes AuthenTec as a maker of fingerprint sensor chips. AuthenTec recently had announced a partnership with Samsung as their VPN Security provider.

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Apple Launches OS X Mountain Lion via Mac App Store for $19.99 – Mac Rumors

July 25, 2012
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In line with yesterday’s brief announcement that OS X Mountain Lion would debut today, Apple has officially launched its next-generation Mac operating system to the public. OS X Mountain Lion [Mac App Store] is priced at $19.99 and is available exclusively through the Mac App Store.

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Apple Reports $35 Billion Revenue for Fiscal Q3 2012, $8.8B Net Profit | Mac|Life

July 24, 2012
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It may not be the $37.4 billion windfall analysts were expecting, but Apple surpassed its own $34 billion estimates for its fiscal third quarter, with international sales making up 62 percent of the company’s fortunes.

Apple has announced its fiscal third quarter results for 2012, and while it may not be as stupendous and super-amazing as analysts might have hoped, there’s very little for Cupertino fans to be unhappy about here.

via Apple Reports $35 Billion Revenue for Fiscal Q3 2012, $8.8B Net Profit (Updated x2) | Mac|Life.

Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time – Mac Rumors

July 24, 2012
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Apple is taking an interesting step into security research publicity, agreeing to present at this week’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas for the first time in the conference’s 15-year history.

via Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time – Mac Rumors.

Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Application Goes Live Ahead of Public Launch – Mac Rumors

July 23, 2012
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OS X Mountain Lion announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, Apple announced an Up-to-Date program allowing any customer purchasing a Mac on or after June 11 to receive a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion once the operating system is released to the public. With OS X Mountain Lion being released only via the Mac App Store, the free upgrade is being delivered a redemption code for the store.

via Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Application Goes Live Ahead of Public Launch – Mac Rumors.

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