By brolloh Since iPhone received notifications in iOS 5, we’ve been much happier seeing our alerts roll in at the top of our devices instead of over the top of our current task.
However, a lot of standard Apple and third party apps have navigation buttons in the same place. So whilst you may want to simply go Back, instead your unfortunately timed prod takes you to a lonely smiley face from your friend. Not ideal.
As ever there’s a trick for getting rid of notifications rather than waiting 6 seconds for them to retreat. Simply wait for one to appear and slide you finger (or thumb!) from right to left. A well aimed slide will get rid of your notification in an instant.
By Alex Brooks Apple’s fiscal second quarter revenue with top end Apple estimate
Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2013 which ran from January 1, 2013 until March 31. Apple posted revenue of $43.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $39.2 billion and net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.5 percent compared to 47.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple reported the following number of shipments for its products during the quarter:
37.4 million iPhones compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago-quarter
19.5 million iPads compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago-quarter
3.95 million Macs compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter
5.63 million iPods compared to 7.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
“We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”
“Our cash generation remains very strong, with $12.5 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter and an ending cash balance of $145 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.
Apple provided the following guidance for its fiscal 2013 second quarter:
revenue between $33.5 billion and $35.5 billion
gross margin between 36 percent and 37 percent
operating expenses between $3.85 billion and $3.95 billion
other income/(expense) of $300 million
tax rate of 26%
Source: World of Apple
By brolloh Our second foray into YouTube with SquareCMD tells you how best to wipe your hard drive and reinstall OS X. Follow this video guide and we’re sure you’ll find this difficult sounding task easy!
By brolloh Do you find you write the same phrase over and over in iPhone messages? For example if you’re a happy, contented sort you might be writing “I love you” in every message. That’s 8 characters! Your time is precious, 8 characters typed ten times a day means you’ll have wasted three days by the end of your life being mushy!
If you must stick with love-based cellular communication, we have a suggestion.
Navigate to Settings>General>Keyboards and scroll down until you reach Add New Shortcut….
Now you can type ‘ily’ and your phone will fill in the rest, romance will arrive on your darling’s phone as usual, but they’ll be unaware you’ve regained three days of your life back. If they do find out you’ve found a romance shortcut, firstly we didn’t tell you, and secondly you only did it so you could have three more days with them, which is quite romantic anyway.