Apple says iPhones were down 15% last quarter, but everything else was up 19%

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple today shared its fiscal first-quarter revenue with shareholders. As investors feared and as previously warned, Apple posted revenue of $ 84.3 billion for the quarter ending in December, missing revenue expectations in the quarter by around […]

Trump says anyone else but himself would be media’s ‘hero’ for Syria withdrawal

US President Donald Trump has complained that he receives the wrong kind of special treatment from the mainstream media. Anybody else, he says, would be hailed a hero for pulling 2,000 US troops out of the war in Syria. If anybody but your favorite President, Donald J. Trump, announced that, after decimating ISIS in Syria, […]

Queen Elizabeth II: Monarch has been to this country more than anywhere else – but why?

Queen Elizabeth II has visited countries all over the world during her very long reign. There’s one country, in particular, she has been to more than any other destination. The Queen has been to Canada a grand total of 22 times, making it her most-visited country. However, there is a very good reason why the […]

Assange-Manafort meeting claim backed by anonymous sources, what else do ‘collusion skeptics’ need?

A bombshell Guardian claim that US President Donald Trump’s campaign manager secretly met with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange lacks any verifiable sources, standing solely on its authors’ reputations. Is that enough? Written by Luke Harding and Dan Collyns and published earlier this week, the article claims that Paul Manafort secretly met with Assange at the […]

10 creative animal Halloween costumes that no one else will be wearing this year

Paramount Pictures The cat costume is a Halloween classic. But it’s also overdone. I’m not judging, that was literally what I did last year. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Aside from convenience, there are plenty of adorable animals in the animal kingdom that you can channel this Halloween. From a magical unicorn […]

A rocket goes up, a rocket comes down. The photos are something else

Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars In some respects, Sunday night’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was nothing special. After all, SpaceX has launched 35 rockets in just the last 21 months. This rocket had already been launched once before as well, back in July, from this very launch pad. […]

‘The Nun’ Early Buzz: A Weak Entry in the ‘Conjuring’ Universe Offers Jump Scares and Little Else

This weekend brings The Nun to theaters, adding another origin story to one of the horrors from the Conjuring universe. However, fans looking for any proper explanation as to where this demonic woman of the clergy comes from may walk away disappointed. Instead, you’ll be treated to 90 minutes of jump scares and a lot of […]

Ford Snatches Away the Focus Active, Leaving Future Low-end Buyers With the EcoSport and What Else?

U.S. Ford Focus production ended in May, but the automaker planned to import the next-generation Focus Active, a slightly lifted, mildly cladded five-door, in order to have something to sell to entry-level buyers. With the subcompact Fiesta ceasing production early next spring and the Fusion following it a couple of years later, that left very […]

There’s no longer an excuse for late Android updates: If this tiny smartphone company can support Android P on the same day as Google, so can everyone else

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider The Essential Phone is the only Android phone in recent memory that has received Google’s latest version of Android at the same time as Google’s own Pixel devices.  It shows that there’s no longer any excuse for Android phones getting Android updates several months after they’re released.  Usually, third-party phones that aren’t […]