By Mark Gurman, Bloomberg News Published 4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: JIM YOUNG /AFP /Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this photo taken on March 27, 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois. Apple reported a jump in second-quarter earnings on May 1, 2018, and announced a hefty new share buyback plan, although sales of iPhone smartphones narrowly missed expectations. Apple reported a 25.3 percent rise in earnings to $13.8 billion. But iPhone sales for the quarter ending March 31 came in at 52.2 million, a bit below consensus estimates of 53 million. Shares rose 4.1 percent to $176.07 in after-hours trading. less In this photo taken on March 27, 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois. Apple reported a jump in second-quarter earnings on May 1, 2018, and announced a ... more … [Read more...] about Apple boosts share buyback plan by $100 billion, lifts dividend
Apple on Tuesday reported strong earnings on solid iPhone sales and a jump in services revenue. The technology giant's latest results, along with an announcement that it would repurchase billions of dollars in stock, pushed its stock up more than 4 percent after hours, Apple said its board has approved an additional $100 billion in share repurchases and that the company would boost its dividend by 16 percent, to $0.73 per share. For the period, Apple reported net income of $13.8 billion on revenue of $61.1 billion, a 16 percent increase from $11 billion and $52.8 billion in the year-ago period. That was in line with estimates, with analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research forecasting revenue of $61.1 billion for the quarter. Apple sold 52 million iPhones in the second quarter, compared with 50.8 million a year ago, slightly below analysts' estimate of 54 million, but up 3 percent from the previous year. iPhone revenues came in at $38 billion, up 14 percent from the … [Read more...] about Apple earnings jump on healthy iPhone sales
LITHIA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay teenager is thankful for the device on her wrist after suffering a scary medical episode at The Crossing Church in Brandon, Florida. "I didn't know what was going on at all and it was just out of the blue," Deanna Recktenwald said. A warning appeared notifying the 18-year-old that her resting heart rate hit 190 beats per minute. "It was alarming that the watch was telling us to seek medical attention," said Stacey Recktenwald, Deanna's mother. "I didn't even know that it had the capability of giving us that alert."Stacey Recktenwald is a registered nurse and did not initially questioned the accuracy of the watch's reading. Staff at a walk-in clinic confirmed the teen's rapid heartbeat. "I was surprised, it was right on," said Stacey.The Recktenwald's said the watch saved Deanna's life. After arriving at the emergency room, doctors at Tampa General Hospital soon discovered Deanna suffers from chronic kidney … [Read more...] about Florida teen: Apple Watch saved my life
Q. I have heard a lot about how apple cider vinegar can help improve one’s health. Is there anything to this?A. As with so many dietary fads, apple cider vinegar has seen its share of health claims with little medical evidence to support them. The studies exploring its health benefits have focused on reductions in blood sugar levels and weight loss, but these have been small, short-term trials or animal studies.Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which has been found to reduce absorption of starches and slow digestion, which can lead to a sensation of a full stomach. Despite these effects, in one study, the reduction in morning blood sugar levels after drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar the night before over several days was quite small. Studies on weight loss and appetite suppression have mostly involved mice, which is a long way from proving effectiveness in people.For the most part, apple cider vinegar will not harm you, but there are some notable cautions. … [Read more...] about Does apple cider vinegar have any proven health benefits?
By Jim Harrington | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm | UPDATED: April 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm The Time’s Up movement is taking on R. Kelly, the troubled yet amazingly popular R&B singer who has been accused of keeping girls in sex cults as well as purposely giving a teen herpes. The movement’s Women of Color committee issued a statement (see below) saying that they are joining the protest to “MuteRKelly,” which demands a massive boycott of the singer best known for “I Believe I Can Fly.” Today we join the call to #MuteRKelly #TIMESUP Read the full open letter at www.theroot.com (Link in Bio) and please visit www.MuteRKelly.org A post shared by #TIMESUP (@timesupnow) on Apr 30, 2018 at 5:16am PDT The post points people to the website, www.MuteRKelly.org. And the Women of Color committee has company on this one, with John Legend showing his support for the cause on Twitter. “I … [Read more...] about John Legend supports #MuteRKelly boycott, but will Apple, Spotify and others?