Apple declares record Q3 profit of $10.7 billion

Apple’s record breaking streak continues with highest ever profit of $10.7 Billion with 33% jump in its revenues.

iPhone sales were up 35 percent as compared to previous quarters. Driven by higher margins on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the huge Chinese revenue surge, iPhone revenue was up 59 percent as quoted by Apple CEO Tim Cook:

“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch.” – Apple CEO Tim Cook

 

 

Nokia’s HERE map finds German Automakers as potential bidders

Uber’s dream of having Nokia’s HERE mapping service seems to go on a Moon ride as the major German automakers namely, Audi, BMW and Diamler are reportedly buying it for $2.7 Billion.

 


According to reports, these automakers will also let other vehicle brands to democratize the platform and use it for their own good.

PS: No more TOM TOM or Garmin, HERE is Here.

Three new colors for aging iPod lineups

  
Apple has finally updated the entire iPod lineup with three new refreshing colors namely, gold, dark blue and hot pink. iPod nano and shuffle only sees the color change while their internals remains the same.

  
iPod Touch however sees significant internal overhaul. The touch now comes with 64-bit processor and Metal graphics support. There is also a 128 GB ipod touch for video junkies.

This being the current update it will be interesting to see what will be the future iPod generation, as it is a declining business for Apple.

Image courtesy: Apple

Pluto has a Heart

It was a day of huge achievement in NASA’s history when New Horizon Spacecraft finally went close to Pluto. The spacecraft has completed more than Three-Billion miles of journey that took more than nine years to complete.

The images received are the most clear and detailed images of Pluto mankind has ever seen. This will help scientists to understand the earlier days of universe and how its formation took place.

The spacecraft will continue its journey further into the Kepler Belt and is expected to work till 2030s, when its nuclear generator is expected to go off. We will update this blog for further findings and images from NASA.

Flash officially blocked in Mozilla by default

Adobe flash has now been blocked by default in Mozilla browsers untill all the vulnerabilities are fixed by Adobe. Adobe flash has been the high target for hackers in past few months and was reportedly again targeted in the Hacker’s Team attack.

It is recommended to disable or uninstall the flash from your system if you are not heavily using it in your daily routine.