The number of Apple shares held by the funds fell 1.7% in Q4 even as their value rose 18%.
FORTUNE -- Want to know what the big hedge funds are up to with Apple (AAPL)?
The only public disclosure they are required to file are the SEC Forms 13F due at the end of each quarter.
The 13Fs for the Q4 2013 came in Friday, and according to Whale Wisdom's Daniel Collins, Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 18, 2014 3:55 PM ET
That's the claim being made for the fingerprint scanner in the upcoming Galaxy S5.
FORTUNE -- Here's the challenge: To be incorporated as part of a regular start-up routine, fingerprint ID systems must be at least as easy and dependable as the pass codes they are meant to replace.
Which is why I finally gave up trying to use Apple's (AAPL) TouchID system on my iPhone 5S.
Not that I'm a good test case. After 64 years of paper cuts, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 18, 2014 11:24 AM ET
Based on a real father's quest to link Samsung's chemicals to his daughter's 2007 death.
FORTUNE -- You don't have to understand a word of Korean to know what this movie is about.
"Another Family" was the second-highest-grossing film in South Korea last week, according to the Wall Street Journal, despite relatively narrow distribution in local theaters.
According to the filmmakers, the movie is based on the true story of a working-class family whose MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 17, 2014 1:17 PM ET
The Korean manufacturing giant is taking "a hard-line stance against patent trolls."
FORTUNE -- Given its miserable track record in patent battles with Apple (AAPL), Samsung's legal team must have taken great solace in Dyson Ltd's decision to drop the patent infringement suit it filed against the company in September.
At issue was the steering mechanism in the "Motion Sync" vacuum cleaner that Samsung introduced at a Berlin consumer electronics show last MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 17, 2014 8:28 AM ET
Daniel Eran Dilger rips into lazy journalism on the iOS v. Android beat.
FORTUNE -- If you like your pro-Apple agitprop straight -- right out of the bottle, no ice, no water -- Daniel Eran Dilger is your man.
Dilger, if you're not familiar with the byline, is Apple's (AAPL) fiercest defender at AppleInsider, one of the Internet's most prominent Apple news and rumor websites.
He was on a tear Saturday, ripping into the tech MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 16, 2014 7:12 AM ET
Apple plants its flag in Brazil in advance of the FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iPhone may be approaching saturation in North America, but Latin America is wide open territory.
Brazil is particularly interesting. It's the largest country on the continent (pop. 200 million) and it's demonstrated an appetite for iPhones despite prices that are the highest in the world. Due to stiff import duties, an unlocked iPhone 5s MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 15, 2014 7:38 PM ET
Google would cost more to acquire, but Apple has four times the free cash flow.
FORTUNE -- This may be one of those milestones with no real meaning.
But according to Seeking Alpha, Google (GOOG) has overtaken Apple (AAPL) to become the world's most valuable company in terms of how much it would cost to take it over.
The changing of guard was noted by a self-described contrarian named Ashraf Eassa. He's using a standard measure called MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2014 11:14 AM ET
This is Comcast's Xfinity TV on the X1 platform. Judge for yourself.
FORTUNE -- There are two theories about what happens to Apple (AAPL) if Comcast (CCV) is allowed to swallow-up Time Warner Cable (TWC) and become the world's largest provider of cable TV and home Internet service -- a deal Comcast's Brian Roberts cheerfully describes as "pro-consumer, pro-competitive, and strongly in the public interest."
Be that as it may, the news MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2014 6:51 AM ET
From 3M Co. in Decator, Ala., to Zhen Ding Technology in Shenzhen, China.
FORTUNE -- Concerned about brutal hours? Underage workers? Excessive recruitment fees? Bonded labor? Polluted waterways? Tantalum and other so-called conflict materials?
You can read what Apple (AAPL) is doing about all these hot-button issues in the 2014 edition of the company's Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, released overnight Wednesday.
The full roster of Apple suppliers, with addresses, is a available at Supplier List 2014.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2014 10:53 AM ET
Many combatants fought the smartphone wars. Most are bleeding money.
FORTUNE -- Two sets of stats came out this week that should give the smartphone also-rans pause.IDC estimates that 95.7% of fourth quarter smartphone shipments originated either with Samsung (78.1%) or Apple (17.6%). Raymond James' Tavis McCourt estimates that in the broader market for mobile phones of all varieties -- smart and dumb -- Apple captured 87.4% of the industry's profits and Samsung 32.2%.
So MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2014 7:17 AM ET
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