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Apple ties with Samsung for title of world's largest smartphone manufacturer

Apple's stellar quarter – during which it sold 74.5 million iPhones – has allowed the manufacturer to catch up to Samsung. According to data from market research firm Strategy Analytics, both Apple and Samsung control a market share of 19.6 percent and are now tied for the title of the world's largest smartphone vendor.

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FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

In a ruling that's resulted in a $40 million fine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's smacking down TracFone's speed throttling of customers that were paying for unlimited data service. The case in question only applies to TracFone, but it helps to reinforce a precedent that could apply to even the larger carriers in the United States.

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Universal confirms full cast for Steve Jobs biopic

While there's nothing shocking to come out of this, Universal Pictures has officially detailed the full cast of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic in a press release today. The release basically confirms previous reports that the film will star Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley.

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YouTube now defaulting to HTML5 video

YouTube is now defaulting to HTML5 video, which if you've been following the evolution of the technology for a while is pretty much the angel opening the seventh seal on Flash.

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More Android users are switching to iPhone than at any point previously measured

During the Q1 2015 conference call, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, said the company saw the highest rate of Android to iPhone switchers in 3 years — which is as far as the numbers go back.

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Tim Cook: Apple Watch will ship in April

As part of Apple's Q1 2015 conference call, Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch would be shipping this April. That's in keeping with Apple's previously announced "early 2015" timeframe. (Cook explained Apple sees January to April as "early", May to August as "mid", and September to December as "late".)

From our Apple Q1 2015 transcript:

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Highlights from Apple's Q1 2015 conference call

Apple has just announced record breaking results for Q1 2015 — 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs sold, $74.6 billion in revenue — and now it's time to sit back, relax, and listen to their quarterly conference call. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook and CFO, Luca Maestri should be running the call. We'll update this post every few minutes with highlights, so refresh as the mood strikes you.

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AT&T reports Q4 2014 results: 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Combining its wireless and wireline businesses the company brought in revenue of $132.4 billion on the year, with $34.4 billion in the fourth quarter alone — up 3.8 percent over the same quarter a year ago. Additionally, the company reported that, after compensating for a 77 cent per share loss because of various charges, earnings per share were up to 55 cents compared to 53 cents for the same quarter last year.

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Apple announces Q1 2015 results: 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs sold, $74.6 billion in revenue earned!

Apple has announced their Q1 2015 earnings and the numbers include Apple announces Q1 2015 results: 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs sold, $74.6 billion in revenue earned!

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Misfit will soon let you control your Nest and more right from your wrist

Misfit has announced that a number of integrations are coming to their Flash and Shine fitness monitors. These new integrations and will allow you to control several apps and pieces of smart hardware, such as connected home appliances, from your wrist. Integrations include the ability to start and stop a Spotify playlist with just a double tap on the Flash, for instance, or connect with your Nest Smart Thermostat to control the temperature with your device's sleep tracker or alarms.

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