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Tim Cook: Apple Watch on Schedule to Ship in April
During todays earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some new details on the prospective launch date of the Apple Watch. According to Cook, Apple Watch development is currently on schedule, and the
Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profit on $74.6B in Revenue for Q1 2015
Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per
Hands-On With the Reach79 Signal Boosting Case - Does It Work?
Earlier this month, we shared an iPhone case called the Reach79, which debuted at CES. The Reach79 case claimed to boost the signal strength and performance of the iPhone, improving battery life, reducing dropped calls, and improving download speeds, statements
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 With Security Fixes, iCloud Drive Browsing Options in Time(...)
Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, marking the second update the operating system has received since its October release. Testing for OS X 10.10.2 began in late November, with Apple seeding six betas to developers before releasing the update
Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 With Bug Fixes, Storage Size Reduction
Apple today released iOS 8.1.3 to the public, with a range of bug fixes including iOS 8.1.3, much like iOS 8.1.2, was a minor release that was not seeded to developers
Apple Predicted to Report Record-Breaking First Quarter on Strength of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Apple is set to report its financial results this afternoon for Q1 2015, a three-month period spanning October through December that directly followed the launch of the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Despite offering guidance of between $63.5
iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features
Apples iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library.
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Apple iPad sales slumped 18% in Q1, but Cook still sees 'bright future' for platform
As many industry analysts predicted, iPad sales saw a steep year-over-year decline for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic and sees great potential in Apples upcoming hardware pipeline.
Tim Cook calls 2015 the 'year of Apple Pay' as service takes over contactless payments market
Apple Pay now accounts for two out of every three dollars processed through contactless payment systems, a huge achievement for Apples NFC-based solution that debuted less than three months ago.
Apple shipped one billionth iOS device in Q1, expects continued iPhone momentum
During its quarterly conference call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company had sold its one billionth iOS device in the December quarter, a device that will be kept at Cupertino for posterity.
China responsible for massive Apple revenue growth, reaches $16.1B in Q1
Apple on Tuesday announced a record smashing $74.5 billion in revenue with the usual suspects U.S. and Europe sales ticking the highest numbers, but China is quickly moving in on second place after bringing in a huge $16.1 billion.
Apple Watch on track to ship in April, CEO Tim Cook says
During Apples quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch development is on track and expects to launch the device in April, coming in just under the companys "early 2015" promise.
Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2015 conference call
Apple reported the biggest quarter in its companys history on Monday, selling nearly 100 million iPhones and iPads to earn $74.6 billion in quarterly revenue. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and
Apple obliterates expectations, selling 74.5M iPhones & earning $18B in profit
Apple completely crushed not only its own all-time records, but also even the loftiest expectations on Wall Street on Tuesday, selling a whopping 74.5 million iPhones on its way to $18 billion in net profit.
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Drop review: An iPad-connected scale for beginning bakers
I love to bake, but it can be such a finicky process. Add too much baking soda? Your cookies are ruined. Try to substitute regular milk for buttermilk? Disaster. It doesn’t allow for interpretation the same way cooking does. That’s
Drop Kitchen Scale makes baking a piece of cake
Audio Hijack 3's improved interface makes capturing audio a breeze
Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro has been a longtime favorite of many who wish to capture sound routed through their Mac—whether from apps or audio input devices. Inventive and powerful though the app was, however, its interface could be challenging
Five apps for hitting the slopes and playing in the snow
In some parts of the country, the ski season is in full swing—and if you want to take advantage of all of this glorious powder, you’ll need more than just a basic weather forecast to get the most out of
Anypass review: This app mimics AirDrop between non-AirDrop capable Macs and iOS devices
As you may know, the power-duo of Yosemite and iOS 8 make moving documents between your Mac and iOS devices a piece of cake thanks to AirDrop, Apples cool and useful peer-to-peer file sharing service. But AirDrop comes with a
Molecules for iOS review: This interactive science book brings learning to a whole new level
When the iPad made its debut in April 2010, the first Touchpress app—The Elements: A Visual Exploration—was right there with it. The app was actually an ebook in disguise, with stunningly beautiful and interactive 3D illustrations, and it seemed almost
Waltr converts and copies just about any media file to your iPhone and iPad
iPhones and iPads are limited in the media file formats they can play. You can listen to MP3 and AAC music files, as well as Apple Lossless (ALAC), AIFF and WAV, and you can watch MP4 and M4V video files.
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Apple iPhone No. 1 in China smartphone market share
The incredible popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China in Q4 2014...
Analyst: Apple is now a must-own stock
After its blowout fiscal first-quarter earnings report, Apple...
Apple Inc. posts biggest quarterly earnings of any company ever
Apple had a pretty good quarter...
MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q414 Conference Call
MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q115 Conference Call...
Apple destroys Street with all-time record earnings
The results were fueled by all-time record revenue from Mac and iPhone sales...
Apple earnings: What to watch
The analysts consensus estimate is for net income of...
Apple’s stock options point to unusual post-earnings volatility
Options traders are gearing up for a much-bigger-than-usual move in Apple’s stock...
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Hands On: Power DOS (iOS)
DOS was the operating system that people born prior to 1983 ended up cutting their teeth on, and for many people the obsolete OS still holds some nostalgic value, particularly for games. Thanks
Cook still bullish on iPad despite softening demand
Apples iPad tablet is continuing to see growing declines in sales, as noted in the most recent quarterly results. As expected, the iPad dropped 18 percent year-over-year in sales, though new models and
Apple Watch in April, Apple Pay coming to 200K self-service stations
The Apple Watch will ultimately ship in April, the company has confirmed through a quarterly results call hosted by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. The company didnt go into any other
Apple Q1 breakdown reveals 18 percent decline in iPad shipments
Beyond its official press release, Apple has posted a detailed breakdown (PDF) of its fiscal first quarter. The document is the only one to mention iPad sales, and reveals that shipments dropped 18
Apple posts $74.6B in Q1 revenues based on iPhone, Mac sales
Apple has posted the results of its first fiscal quarter for 2015, which actually ended on December 27th. The company says it achieved record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion, and similarly record-setting net
Apple Maps gets 12 new Flyover cities
Apple has added 12 new towns and cities to the list of Apple Maps locations with Flyover coverage. Of these only one is in the US, that being Amarillo, Texas. The others include
Google Fiber heading to Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham
Just as expected, Google has revealed the next locations it will be launching Google Fiber, following its existing installations in Kansas City, Provo, and Austin. Confirming earlier reports, the high-speed Internet service will
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The Week in Mac Apps: Updates from LastPass and 1Password, and more
Updates from LastPass and 1Password, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find apps that keep your data private, help you organize your pictures, and help you manage your finances without
Apple sells record number of iPhones in blockbuster holiday quarter
Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier. The companys next new product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, will start shipping in April, CEO
Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook confirms
We knew it was coming sometime this spring, but now we have a more narrow timeframe: Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook said.So it’s not an exact date, but we’re getting closer. Cook dropped the news on Apple’s
Time to update: Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 are here
Apple pushed out OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 on Tuesday to fix a few annoying bugs on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.For Yosemite users, 10.10.2 might finally fix the sluggish Wi-Fi issues that 10.10.1 also promised to fix, but
Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video shoots and group chats
Twitter spent the last several months experimenting with your timeline. The network created an event feed around the World Cup, started showing content from people you don’t follow when you pull to refresh, and now shows you important tweets you
Think Retro: Who else kinda misses their Zip disks?
These days, of course, the idea that 100MB is “a lot of data” is pretty preposterous. Shoot H.264 video at 1080p and 60fps for four seconds, such as on an iPhone 6, and you’ve generated a hundred megs of data.A
The best weather apps for iPhone and iPad
Of all the different kinds of apps that I regularly use on my iPhone, I probably spend the least amount of time with weather ones. That’s not to say I don’t like them, quite the contrary: I’ve downloaded so many
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Found a lost iPhone? Siri can help you find its owner
Say one day youre walking down the street, enjoying a nice cup of coffee and the sun shine, when you come across an iPhone without its owner. If the device has been placed in Lost Mode already the
Apple's last quarter profit the biggest in history for any corporation
Read that headline again.Apples most recent quarter (Q1 2015) profit of $18.02 billion is now the biggest ever for all corporations on Planet Earth, ever. The previous winner was Russias Gazprom (a natural gas extractor), with measly profits
iMacompanion: Kickstarted accessory puts a USB 3.0 port at the front of your iMac
Its always a pleasure to see projects graduate from Kickstarter or Indiegogo and actually become available for sale. One project that was intriguing a few months ago, the Wiplabs iMacompanion (US$39.99), is now in the BiteMyApple.co and Amazon.com
WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords
WiFi Map is a crowdsourced tool for finding all of the Wi-Fi hotspots in your area as well as the passwords to certain security-protected networks. Anyone in the area is able to comment on a WiFi network and
Happy 5th Birthday, iPad!
Five years ago Steve Jobs stood on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to introduce Apples latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in
Pzizz, now free and on the iPad, helps you get to sleep
Pzizz is an app designed to help you get in a good power nap or get to sleep. For years, its actually been two apps, one called Energizer (for power naps) and one for Sleep (for, well I
Apple destroys earnings estimates: Revenue of $74.6 billion on the back of 74.5 million in iPho(...)
Apple a short while ago posted its earnings results from its 2014 holiday quarter, and per expectations, the company handily destroyed analyst estimates across the board, delivering a quarterly profit of $18.0 billion and revenue of $74.6 billion
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7 biggest revelations from Apple’s historic earnings call
Apple wrapped up its Q1 2015 earnings call this afternoon by announcing an unprecedented 74 million iPhone sales to go along with its $76.4 billion in revenue that broke the record for the most money made by a corporation in…Read
Tim Cook reveals Apple Watch launch is set for April
During today’s record breaking Q1 2015 earnings call, Tim Cook dropped a subtle bomb on Apple fan by revealing the Apple Watch is slated to launch in April. Cook didn’t get a specific release date, but it’s the first time…Read
Apple shatters records with $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in profit for Q1 2015
The numbers are finally in for Apple’s Q1 2015 financial quarter, and just as predicted Apple blew away its own projections with a record breaking $74.6 billion in revenue, leading to $18 billion in net profits. Both profit and revenue…Read
See geezers recoil in horror at Grand Theft Auto V’s ultraviolence
The Grand Theft Auto series is known for its violence; you’re usually cast as a thug or criminal of some sort, and set loose on a rampage across an open world landscape, able to steal cars, beat up civilians, and…Read
Apple releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 with Wi-Fi and Spotlight fixes
Along with this morning’s iOS 8.1.3 update, Apple also has some new goodies for Mac users today with the release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. The new update fixes an issue that caused Wi-Fi to disconnect. There are also a number…Read
iOS 8.1.3 is out with fixes for FaceTime, Spotlight, and storage
Apple released its newest update for iOS this morning to fix a number of issues with FaceTime, Spotlight, iMessages and more. iOS 8.1.3 is available now as an over the update in the Settings app of iOS or via direct…Read
Liveblog: Will Apple’s earnings call blow Wall Street’s mind?
Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are getting ready to announce Apple’s biggest earnings ever to investors this afternoon and we’ll be on hand to liveblog all the action. The results are expected to be historic, thanks to unprecedented demand…Read
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Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail
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