Tech 2.0 for Thursday, January 24, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 1/24/2013 3:00 pm


Apple's blockbuster revenue growth is slowing drastically, as iPhone sales plateau and the company finds itself lacking revolutionary new products. The company issued a warning to investors Wednesday, as part of its financial results for the holiday quarter. But Apple CEO Tim Cook hints that some new stuff is coming. In a conference call with analysts, Cook says "the pipeline is chock full" of incredible things. But he didn't provide any details. Apple stock is down about 35 percent from its all-time high last September, following the release of the iPhone 5.

Actor Ashton Kutcher will be appearing at Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco next week. He'll be sharing his experience of playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the upcoming film "JOBS." Macworld/iWorld bills itself as the Ultimate iFan Event where Apple lovers can see the latest apps and products related to the company's devices. Event organizers say they expect more than 25-thousand people to attend.

Want to stream Pope Benedict's events and speeches live? Now there's an app for that. "The Pope App" has gone live, and Pope Benedict has given an official "like" to social networking. The app was launched on the eve of the release of the Pontiff's World Communications Day message. It described social networks as quote, "Portals of truth and faith" and encouraged Catholics to spread the message of their faith online. According to the Catholic News Service, "The Pope App" is available for iPhones and iPads in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian. An Android version is reportedly expected to be ready by the end of next month.

Paul Tighe,Vatican Official, "I think this is a message also for the general public. He (the Pope) is speaking to general public, to all people who are reflecting and thinking about what's happening in society, believers and non-believers alike, and he is saying to us we need to be attentive to the significance of social media and social networks."

An Android version is reportedly expected to be ready by the end of next month.

The Super Bowl is just over one week away. Your team might not have made it, but you can find out plenty about the teams that did. Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens are in big game mode. The teams' websites have plenty of background on their players and the road to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. On the Ravens site, you can learn about legendary linebacker Ray Lewis' fascination with lions. The Niners have a countdown clock, ticking off the seconds until kickoff.


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