Carly Fiorina got a call from Steve Jobs after getting fired

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For most people, the most memorable event coming out of yesterday’s CNN debate was the face-off between Donald Trump and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

For Apple fans, it was the news that Steve Jobs had once called Fiorina at home to offer his condolences on her losing her job at Hewlett-Packard.

Is there a better way to appeal to tech fans in a campaign than to name-drop Steve? Except offering everyone brand-new iPhones, of course.

Bullsh*t Rumor Claims Apple Could Be Looking To Replace Tim Cook

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Going nowhere.

I’ve been writing for Cult of Mac for almost three years now, and in that time I’ve covered some pretty farfetched Apple rumors. But the latest from Forbes comes with a whole new level of crazy.

“Some Wall Street sources close to some Apple executives” say the Cupertino company could be searching for a replacement for Tim Cook, it claims, before suggesting Cook could turn Apple into another Hewlett-Packard or JC Penney and insisting “Apple’s shine has faded” since the passing of Steve Jobs.

iPad Helps Apple Grab A Third Of Worldwide PC Shipments In Q4 2012 [Report]

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Although you probably wouldn’t usually call it a PC, the iPad is a personal computer. And it’s currently dominating the PC market. During the fourth quarter of 2012, every one in six PCs sold was an iPad, according to research firm Canalys. When you include the Mac as well, more than a third of worldwide PC shipments during the holiday quarter were from Apple.

HP Q3 Conference Call: TouchPad Is “Not Gaining Traction” [Duh!]

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Reports about Best Buy and Walmart returning huge numbers of unsold TouchPad tablets to Hewlett Packard appear to be strikingly true.

Speaking on a conference call right after dropping the bombshell that HP is killing its webOS phones and tablets, HP CEO Leo Apotheker admitted that his company’s iPad competitor is not selling at all, despite hefty price cuts.

The company hoped the TouchPad would quickly establish itself as the number two to the iPad, Apotheker said, but it hasn’t made a dent at all.