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Wednesday January 28

06:20
Don’t stress about Apple Watch battery life

Marcel Christianis, writing for Medium, addresses the recent rumors about Apple Watch battery life, calling the whole discussion silly. A solid read, especially the exploration of the history of the watch.

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06:18
YouTube Puts Another Nail in Flash’s Coffin with...

YouTube put another nail if Flash's coffin this week with the announcement that it is dropping Adobe's media format as the default for videos in favor of HTML5 on computers. The change means Flash-based content will be available at even fewer places online, pushing the format farther into obscurity.


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05:53
Principal filming finally underway for Sorkin/Boyle...

Universal Pictures has announced that principal filming of the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle is now finally underway. The announcement confirms that the movie, dropped by Sony back in November, will still follow the original three-act structure based around three keynote presentations.

Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Surprisingly, Universal says that the final product announcement will be the iMac, in 1998, rather than the...

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04:45
Tim Cook insists iPad prospects still rosy despite...

Apple’s press release yesterday noted “all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales as well as record performance of the App Store,” while remaining silent on iPad sales. The reason? The slide continued last quarter, with year-on-year sales down 18%, and a reduction in average selling price meaning revenue was down 22%.

Tim Cook acknowledges that the switch to larger-screened iPhones mean the iPad is being squeezed from both sides.

There’s probably some level of cannibalization that’s going on, with the Mac on one side and the phone on the other.

It’s also undeniable that people upgrade their iPads less frequently than their iPhones–Cook putting the number at “somewhere between” the 2-year cycle of the...

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04:09
Apple’s quarterly profit set new world record for...

Apple didn’t just set a new record for the company when it beat every forecast in the Q1 results announced yesterday, it set a new world record for the most profitable quarter of any company in history, says credit ratings giant Standard & Poor’s. Its net profit of $18B far exceeded the previous record of $15.9B, set by oil company ExxonMobil back in 2012.

With such huge numbers difficult to grasp, there have been various attempts around the net to put the numbers into perspective.  TechCrunch expressed it as a profit of $8.3M per hour. Reddit user Cal00 noted that Apple made more from the iPhone alone that Google and Microsoft made from their entire product ranges–combined...

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00:37
Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By...

jmcbain writes: Yesterday, Apple reported its financial results for the quarter ending December 27, 2014. The company posted $18 billion in profit (on $74 billion in revenue), the largest quarterly profit by any company, ever. The previous record was $16 billion by Russia's Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) in 2011. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones last quarter, along with 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads.

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Tuesday January 27

20:47
Apple Store employees to get updated attire, go...

Starting Feb. 2, customers walking into an Apple Store may notice something a little different as employees are expected to wear newly designed crew neck or polo shirts in a familiar shade of blue, but with repositioned and resized white Apple logos.

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20:02
Universal Pictures announces cast of upcoming Steve...

In a prepared statement issued on Tuesday, Universal Studios announced the full cast list for its upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, currently titled "Steve Jobs," including actresses set to play Jobs' daughter Lisa at three different ages.

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19:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Don't Shoot Yourself! [...

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18:46
eBay developing Apple Watch software with ties to...

Apple Watch owners may never need to worry about being outbid in an eBay auction again, as a new job listing posted by the Internet auctioneer suggests advanced development of a bespoke Apple Watch app.

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18:44
The NFL just released an anti-domestic violence...

Mic:

The league, in partnership with the anti-domestic violence organization NO MORE, recently released an ad that will air live Sunday during the Super Bowl. Based on a real 911 call, the ad pans over the wreckage of a domestic dispute while the audio of a chilling emergency call plays in the background.

Powerful and chilling. Thanks to my friend JennS for the link.

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18:25
Witnessing the last days of Blue Fin Tuna at the...

Medium:

The whole Tsukiji experience is comparable to strolling through the fish section of Whole Foods early one morning when the LSD kicks in and the store suddenly turns into JFK Airport and a monster bike rally is starting and a marathon walk is ending and all the cars have Jersey plates and valet service is provided by Hell’s Angels. You are the outsider at the fish anarchist’s ball.

One of my Bucket List items was/is to visit this market. Looks like I’ll have to hurry.

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18:09
Apple just had the most profitable quarter of any...

Techcrunch:

Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion in a quarter.

Apple now holds the record: $18.04 billion in profit, fiscal Q1 of 2015.

For reference, that means Apple makes around $8.3 million dollars per hour in profit (24 hours a day).

This was a company written off as all but dead less than 20 years ago.

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18:00
Daily Deals for January 27, 2015, Save 25% On The...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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17:43
Apple iPad sales slumped 18% in Q1, but Cook still...

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 Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline.

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17:38
Tim Cook: The Apple Watch ships in April

Ars Technica:

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a rare bit of product news on the company’s Q1 2015 earnings call: the Apple Watch begins shipping in April.The Apple Watch will start at $349 for the aluminum Apple Watch Sport model, though starting prices for the more expensive stainless steel and gold models haven’t yet been revealed.

About the time frame we expected. As we get closer to a sales date, I find it interesting how many people I hear are at least interested in seeing the Apple Watch with an eye towards buying it.

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17:00
Found a lost iPhone? Siri can help you find its owner

Say one day you're 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 phone will give you the needed information to contac...

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16:52
Apple Blocks Flash on the Mac Following Major...

Apple has updated its Flash Player blacklist again, this time blocking versions lower than 16.0.0.296 and 13.0.0.264. The move follows a zero-day exploit currently targeting Windows PCs that could also potentially go after Macs, too.

The Mac Observer Spin: If you don't need Flash Player on your Mac, don't install it. Flash is an ongoing security headache that doesn't seem to be improving despite Adobe's constant updates.


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16:46
Apple Ups the Secrecy with Wall Street

Apple continued to up its vaguery game when it comes to Wall Street on Tuesday, eliminating two more categories of numbers from what it breaks out. For the December quarter-Apple's first fiscal quarter-Apple didn't report iPod unit sales.


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16:41
Cook confirms Apple Watch will ship in April

It’s not a specific release date, but the Apple Watch now has a slated month for its release.

Per Macworld, Apple CEO confirmed that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in April. Cook dropped the news on Apple’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday afternoon, saying Apple Watch is “on schedule” and will ship in April. The company reportedly hasn’t publicly committed to a date because Cook and co. are still working on the device’s battery life.

According to recent reports, Apple is aiming for 19 hours of mixed active and passive use, but isn’t sure it can nail that goal for the first generation of Apple Watches.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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16:30
Apple's last quarter profit the biggest in...

Read that headline again.

Apple's 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 Russia's Gazprom (a natural gas extractor), with measly profits of...

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16:16
Tim Cook calls 2015 the 'year of Apple Pay...

Apple Pay now accounts for two out of every three dollars processed through contactless payment systems, a huge achievement for Apple's NFC-based solution that debuted less than three months ago.

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16:00
iMacompanion: Kickstarted accessory puts a USB 3.0...

It's 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 s...

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15:33
Apple shipped one billionth iOS device in Q1,...

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.

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15:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Updates from LastPass and...

Updates from LastPass and 1Password, and more

In 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 breaking the bank.

1Password 5.1

AgileBits’s $50 1Password (Mac App Store Link) helps you keep tabs on many bits of private information, like passwords, ID documents, credit cards, and so on, using military-grade encryption to protected them.

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15:30
WiFi Map uses community power to share network...

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 leave the password for others to use, plus...

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15:13
Apple’s Q1 stats: iPhone now makes up 69% of total...

Apple announced a lot of numbers during its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings call today in addition to confirming the Apple Watch will ship in April. Some of Apple’s highlights include numbers on Apple Pay since its launch in October, the 1 billionth iOS device shipping in November, and big growth in China as Apple sells a record 74.4 million iPhones during the quarter.

Head below for a roundup of stats and milestones that Apple announced during the call:

  • Apple Q1 2015 revenue: $74.6b
  • Device sales: 74.4m iPhones, 21.4m iPads, 5.5 Macs
  • Apple sold over 34 thousand iPhones an hour
  • iPhone made up 69% of Apple’s total revenue...
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15:06
Oculus VR's Story Studio to Create Cinematic...


Oculus VR on Monday unveiled a new project at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Oculus Story Studio will produce movies in virtual reality. It presented its first example of the genre on Monday evening -- a 4-minute experience called Lost.
Oculus, which was founded in 2012 and quickly raised $2.4 million via crowdfunding and venture capital, was acquired last year by Facebook for a reported $2.2 billion. Story Studio currently has about 10 people on its team, including some from Pixar Animation Studios and Lucasfilm.

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15:05
Apple sells record number of iPhones in blockbuster...

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 company's next new product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, will start shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook said on a conference call to discuss the financial results.

Income for the quarter, which ended Dec. 27 and included the important holiday shopping period, was $18 billion, up from $13.1 billion in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share came in at $3.06 compared with $2.07 a year earlier.

Record revenue from iPhone and Mac computer sales helped the company's results, Cook said in a news release. iPhone sales totalled 74.5 million units, the company said. Sales outside the U.S. accounted for 65 percent of revenue.

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15:00
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 Apple's latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in six configurations -- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 3G...

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14:58
News: Notes from Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call

During Apple’s conference call announcing its record-breaking numbers from Q1 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked it off by saying that “demand for iPhone has been staggering, shattering our high expectations,” referring to the 74.5 million iPhones sold in the first quarter. “This volume is hard to comprehend.” He said the company sold 34,000 iPhones every hour of every day of the entire quarter. Cook also briefly mentioned…

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14:35
China responsible for massive Apple revenue growth,...

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.

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14:34
Apple posts $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in...

It was a good quarter for Apple.

Per 9to5Mac, Apple announced its Q1 2015 earnings results today, the company reporting US$74.6 billion in revenue and earning US$18 billion in profit during the three-month period.

The results showed a gross margin of 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

In addition to its revenue and profit disclosure, Apple reported sales numbers for the following categories:

iPhone: 74.4 million

iPad: 21.4 million

Mac: 5.5 million

iTunes: 4.7 million

Accessories: 2.6 million

“We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high,” said Tim Cook,...

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14:30
Tim Cook: Apple Pay accounts for $2 out of every $3...

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some stats on Apple Pay during the company’s fiscal Q1 2015 earnings call today. Among them: Cook said that around $2 out of every $3 spent using contactless payments across Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are being made with Apple Pay since the service launched in October.   

Also of note: Apple has now signed on around 750 banks and credit unions that will roll out support for the service. That’s up from the 500 banks Apple initially announced it had signed on to support the service. Currently Apple has rolled out support for cards from a 45+ banks and credit unions in the US. ...

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14:29
Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook...

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 quarterly earnings call Tuesday afternoon, saying Apple Watch is “on schedule” and will ship in April. The company reportedly hasn’t publicly committed to a date because Cook and co. are still working on the device’s battery life.

According to a recent 9to5Mac scoop, Apple is aiming for 19 hours of mixed active and passive use, but isn’t sure it can nail that goal for the first generation of Apple Watches.

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14:27
Tim Cook: The Apple Watch ships in April

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a rare bit of product news on the company's Q1 2015 earnings call: the Apple Watch begins shipping in April.

The Apple Watch will start at $349 for the aluminum Apple Watch Sport model, though starting prices for the more expensive stainless steel and gold models haven't yet been revealed. To use the watches, you'll need an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus, and the watch's NFC chip will enable Apple Pay support for the phones that don't support it natively.

A new update to iOS, version 8.2, will also be required to use the watch—it's currently in its fourth developer beta. Some of those betas have already outed some Apple Watch features, and like Android Wear it looks like the...

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14:25
Apple Pay Dominates Mobile Payment Platforms

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, is only about three months old, but already accounts for the lion's share of wireless credit card payments. The iPhone and iPad maker said Apple Pay currently accounts for more than two thirds of contactless payments.


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14:22
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 to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The results were fueled by all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales as well as record performance of the App Store. iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also set a new record. “We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal...

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14:22
Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 update

It’s not a revolutionary update, but it could be useful.

On Tuesday, Apple released its iOS 8.1.3 update for its iOS devices.

The update, a 200+ megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update.

- Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime.

- Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results.

- Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad.

- Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing.

iOS 8.1.3 requires an iOS device running iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the iOS 8.1.3 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you think in the comments.

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14:15
Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 update

You’ve been hankering for it.

And it’s here.

On Tuesday, Apple released its long-awaited OS X 10.10.2 update. The update, a 400+ megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:

- Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect.

- Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly.

- Fixes an issue that caused Spotlight to load remote email content when the preference was disabled in Mail.

- Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones.

- Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine.

- Improves VoiceOver speech performance.

- Resolves an issue that causes VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page.

- Addresses an issue that may cause the input method to switch languages...

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14:15
Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Will Ship in April

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday that Apple will ship its highly anticipated Apple Watch in April. Until now, we've only had an "early 2015" timeline, making Mr. Cook's comments the first hard news on a shipping date for the device.


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14:15
Apple Watch on track to ship in April, CEO Tim Cook...

During Apple's 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 company's "early 2015" promise.

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14:13
Apple Watch will ship in April, Tim Cook says during...

Apple has revealed that the Apple Watch will ship in April, though a specific date wasn’t given. The announcement came during today’s earnings call.

Apple’s wearable will support notifications and “glances” from iPhone-based apps and is said to be aiming for 19-hour battery life, though it is reportedly having trouble hitting that goal. Apple is also planning to enable...

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14:12
News: Cook: Apple Watch shipping in April

CEO Tim Cook said the company is expecting to ship the upcoming Apple Watch in April. Cook briefly mentioned the tidbit during today’s conference call announcing Apple’s record-breaking Q1 2015 results. It’s the first time Apple has narrowed down the release date of its upcoming smartwatch to a specific month, but no particular date was mentioned....

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14:11
Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.


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14:09
Apple’s Q1 2015: Ridiculously high iPhone sales, 18...

Apple's earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 is here, and as usual the numbers for the holiday quarter are looking pretty good. iPhone sales are way up, and account for over two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue their more modest but still impressive growth, while iPads have seen their sharpest year-over-year decline.

Let's get the numbers out of the way first. Apple broke quarterly records with $18 billion in profit and $74.6 billion in revenue, compared to $13.1 billion in profit and $57.6 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2014. It maintained a healthy profit margin of 39.9 percent. These results firmly beat Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion and profit margins between 37.5 and 38.5 percent.

Apple managed to increase revenues across the board in all...

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14:09
Apple announces 1 billion iOS devices sold

Today during Apple’s Q1 earnings call with investors, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company sold its billionth iOS device back in November.

Cook noted that the billionth device was a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus and that the company is keeping it at its headquarters in honor of the milestone.

The news comes as Apple beats expectations and reports record smartphone sales today with 74.4 million iPhone units sold during the holiday quarter.

Apple Marketing VP Phil Schiller also joined in on celebrating the milestone:

1 Billion iOS devices shipped!!


Philip Schiller (@pschiller)...

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14:06
Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2015...

Apple reported the biggest quarter in its company's 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 the media, and notes of interest follow.

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13:56
Apple grew 157% in China to over $16B in revenue...

Ahead of Apple’s fiscal Q1 2015 earnings report today, there were signs that Apple had enjoyed significant growth in China and a record number of smartphone sales in the region during the holidays. Today, we get some more insight into that growth, as Apple reported a 157% increase from the previous quarter: revenue of $16.144 billion in Greater China compared to $6.292 billion in Q3.

That’s up 70% year over year from the $9.496 billion the company pulled in from the region in the holiday quarter last year.

Compare Apple’s 157% growth in China with an increase of around 55% for the Americas during the same period. The Americas remained Apple’s largest market at $30.566 billion for the...

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13:47
Big iPhones Mean a Big Q1 2015 for Apple; Apple...

Apple has posted yet another record-shattering financial quarter, and Tim Cook has finally announced when we can get our hands on the Apple Watch.

 

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13:45
Live blog: Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call

As it revealed earlier this month, Apple will have its quarterly conference call today at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern to discuss earnings from its fiscal year 2015 first quarter results. These results include sales 74.4 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, and 5.5 million Macs. Earlier today the company reported that it earned $74.6 billion in revenue during FY 2015 Q1.

While Apple’s previous quarter included the opening weekend of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, today’s numbers include the bulk of the sales in the United States and the initial sales of the new models in key markets including China. Today’s reported numbers do include the first sales numbers for the iPad since Apple began shipping the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and the first Mac numbers since the Retina 5K iMac went on sale. Apple Pay will also be an area of interest for listeners as the mobile payment...

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13:40
News: Apple Q1 2015: Record $74.6B revenue, 74.5M...

Apple reported its first quarter 2015 financial results today, selling 74.5 million iPhones and 24.4 million iPads. The company posted quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. In Q1 2014, Apple had revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or 2.07 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to 65…

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13:35
∞ Apple reports record quarterly profit of $18...

Apple on Tuesday recorded a record first quarter profit of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Apple said iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also set a new record.

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13:35
Apple Smashes Expectations with $74.6 Billion...

Apple announced earnings for its first fiscal quarter on Tuesday, and the company smashed expectations. Apple reported revenue of $74.6 billion and earnings of $18 billion-earnings per share (EPS) clocked in at $3.06. Consensus estimates were for $63.48 billion in revenue with earnings per share of $2.60. The article was updated with additional information.


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13:35
Apple obliterates expectations, selling 74.5M...

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 in a single, massively successful quarter.

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13:32
Apple announces Q1 2015 revenue of $74.6b: 74.4m...

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Apple announced its Q1 2015 earnings results today reporting $74.6 billion in revenue earning $18 billion in profit during the three-month period.

Apple® today 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 to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

In addition to its revenue and profit disclosure, Apple reported sales numbers for the following categories:

  • iPhone: 74.4 million units
  • iPad: 21.4 million units
  • ...
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13:30
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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13:16
Apple Pay launches at 200K self-service stations,...

More than 200,000 self-service stations across America -- including vending machines, coffee brewers, parking pay stations, kiosks and laundry equipment --?will gain compatibility with Apple Pay, thanks to support from USA Technologies Inc.

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12:57
Review: BuQu Tech’s PowerArmour battery case...

Officially licensed iPhone 6 battery cases are becoming increasingly common, and we’ve seen a bunch of them over the past month from a collection of major manufacturers. The latest to arrive is BuQu Tech’s PowerArmour ($80), which we’re only briefly reviewing because it’s a somewhat uninspired option compared with others we’ve tested.

PowerArmour is different from most of the iPhone 6 battery cases we’ve tested in that it’s closest...

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12:53
YouTube pushes Flash to the back burner, will now...

Nearly five years after Steve Jobs published his infamous "Thoughts on Flash," streaming video service YouTube has announced plans to migrate away from the technology as users accessing the site via Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8, and beta versions of Firefox will now be served the HTML5 video player by default.

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12:47
Tip of the Day: Customizing Mail swipe actions in...

If you deal with a lot of e-mail, you’ll probably appreciate the more advanced swipe gestures that iOS 8 adds to the Mail app. No longer limited to merely deleting or archiving messages, iOS 8 allows you to perform up to four different actions simply by swiping either left or right on an item in your inbox. By default, swiping right-to-left now displays a “Flag” option in addition to the Trash/Archive and More options, and you can also now…

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12:25
News: Apple Pay support coming to more vending...

USA Technologies has announced that it will be bringing Apple Pay support to its self-serve retail payment solutions, effectively adding about 200,000 new acceptance points for Apple Pay across categories of equipment including vending machines, coffee brewers, kiosks, laundry equipment, parking pay stations, and other self-serve appliances through the United States. The company’s flagship ePort cashless payments technologies are designed to…

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12:06
Apple adds 11 new Flyover locations to Maps

Apple today added new additions to Flyover, the feature offering high resolution 3D imagery of select locales in its Maps app. The 11 new locations include cities from around the globe in places such as Puerto Rico, Texas, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Sweden, England, France, and Denmark.

A full list of new cities below:

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Amarillo, TX
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Beziers, France
Brno, Czech Republic
Cittadella, Italy
Clermont, France
Hamburg, Germany
Helsingborg, Sweden
Liverpool, England
Odense, Denmark

The 12 new cities added this week follow 9 new locations across the EU and U.S. that Apple added last month. Locations added in December included cities in France, Sweden, New Zealand, Wyoming, Arizona, and...

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11:41
Briefly: Apple TV gains 120 Sports channel, Twitter...

Apple on Thursday added yet another sports channel to the ever-expanding Apple TV content lineup, while Twitter updated its iOS app with a new feature that allows for direct messages to be sent to groups.

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11:35
Misfit Flash fitness tracker adding remote controls...

Misfit, maker of the Flash and Shine wearable fitness trackers, today announced a collection of partnerships that will extend Flash’s functionality to include limited remote control of certain apps and home automation accessories. According to Misfit, Flash — a coin-shaped accessory with an integrated accelerometer, button and small lights — will be able to work as a wireless on/off switch in the following situations:

  • Start and stop a Spotify playlist.
  • Wake up to an ideal temperature using Flash’s sleep tracker and smart alarm with the Nest Learning Thermostat.
  • Connect to over 160 products and services via IFTTT, using a double press and other triggers to turn devices on and off, send stored messages, and send fitness information to an archive.
  • Use certain Logitech Harmony systems to activate commands such as “Watch a Movie,” “Play Games,” and “Listen to Music.”...
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11:33
Apple TV 7.0.3 Squashes 16 Security Vulnerabilities

Apple released Apple TV 7.0.3 Tuesday. Apple hasn't yet released patch notes for the update, but the company did send out security patch notes. Apple TV 7.0.3 squashes some 16 security bugs, including several that could allow the bad guys to take over your device.


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11:26
Time to update: Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 are...

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 didn’t. Updating to 10.10.2 will also improve iCloud Drive and VoiceOver, and keep Spotlight from grabbing remote email content in search when you specifically told it not to.

The funniest fix for iOS 8: “Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update.” If you were waiting to upgrade from 7 to 8 because your phone didn’t have enough space, now may finally be the time to get on board.

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11:25
Apple Inc's once slower Q2 now getting a boost...

Over the last fifteen years, brisk sales of iPods and then iPhones once predictably surged in a winter quarter Christmas wave that then ebbed during the March quarter. Since 2011, however, China has emerged as a counterbalance with its own massive holiday season: Lunar New Year.

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11:20
Apple Rolls Out OS X 10.10.2 Update with WiFi Fixes...

Along with iOS 8.1.3, Apple released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on Tuesday. The update for the Mac operating system fixed a WiFi connection issue that was plaguing many users, and added support for browsing iCloud Drive content in your Time Machine backups.


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11:18
News: Apple releases iOS 8.1.3

Apple has officially released iOS 8.1.3 to the public, another relatively minor maintenance release that notes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements. The update also addresses problems some users have had signing into Messages and FaceTime, issues with Spotlight sometimes not displaying app results, and multitasking gesture fix for iPad users. The amount of free storage space required to perform an update has also been reduced,…

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11:04
Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, Reduces Storage Required...

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 Tuesday, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required. The update also includes various bug fixes.


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11:00
How Touch ID thwarted Motorola's plans to...

Apple's 2012 acquisition of the fingerprint technology firm AuthenTec reportedly thwarted Motorola's plans to incorporate fingerprint recognition into the Nexus 6. The news comes straight from former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside who explaine...

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10:44
TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-27: Samsung Copies...

Samsung is flexing its innovation muscles again, this time going after Apple Pay with Samsung Pay. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's innovation track record, and whether or not they think Samsung Pay will be able to compete with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. They also talk about Google's decision to end support for the Dropcam Echo, and Kelly sings happy birthday to the iPad.


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10:11
Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with a pile of security...

Apple has just released the final build of OS X 10.10.2, the second major update for OS X Yosemite since its release. Version 10.10.1, published just a month after Yosemite's release, focused mostly on quick fixes for the new OS' most noticeable problems. Apple has been issuing betas for 10.10.2 since November, though, and a longer testing period usually implies that there are more extensive fixes.

First up, the new release is supposed to fix more of the Wi-Fi problems that some users have been experiencing since Yosemite's launch. 10.10.1 also included Wi-Fi fixes, though it apparently didn't resolve the problems for all. The new update will also address "an issue that may cause webpages to load slowly" and improve general stability in Safari, all of which should go a long way toward improving Yosemite's network and Internet performance.

Several privacy and security problems that we've reported on have been resolved in 10.10.2, as well....

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10:10
Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update fixes Wi-Fi...

Apple on Tuesday pushed OS X Yosemite version 10.10.2 to users, bringing with it changes that address potential security issues, Wi-Fi connection problems, and improvements to iCloud Drive and the Bluetooth audio stack.

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10:06
∞ iOS 8.1.3 available

A new iOS update is available for download. Apple lists five bugs that have been fixed, including reducing the amount of storage needed to do an update. iOS 8.1.3 is a 247MB download that you can get by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device.

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10:05
iOS 8.1.3 released, reduces the space you need to...

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3, the third patch for iOS 8.1 and the sixth update to iOS 8 since its release.

The most significant problem addressed by the new update is that it reduces the amount of free space that you need to install software updates, a problem that has proven especially irritating for owners of 8GB and 16GB iDevices. Currently, users who are using most of their storage either need to delete stuff or connect their phones to iTunes to perform updates, a throwback to pre-iOS 5 releases of the operating system.

The update squashes a few other bugs, too: it fixes problems keeping some users from entering their passwords for Messages and FaceTime, it fixes a problem where Spotlight would stop showing locally installed apps among its search results (this is one we've run into), and it fixes multitasking gestures for iPad users. Finally, 8.1.3 adds a few configuration options to limit iDevices' functionality during...

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09:54
Apple released a new iOS OTA Firmware

Apple just released OTA iOS 8.1.3 (Build 12B466) for:

  • Apple TV 3 (AppleTV3,1)
  • Apple TV 3 (2013) (AppleTV3,2)
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1)
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2)
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3)
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4)
  • iPad mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5)
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  • iPad Air (Cellular) (iPad4,2)
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09:45
Review: Odoyo Power+Shell EX Rechargeable Battery...

Odoyo's Power+Shell EX Rechargeable Battery Case ($100) has returned for iPhone 6. The two-piece plastic case — comprised of the battery sled and clip-on bumper that covers the side of the phone — also includes a kickstand on the back. Button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls is provided via the bumper, and sound from the speakers is ported out through the front of the case. An LED ring now shows how much life remains on the 3000 mAh battery: a green light indicates a remaining charge of 66-100 percent, a blue light means 33-66 percent, and a red light indicates 0-33 percent charge left. A button within the ring turns the power on and off and is used to check the battery life. The case comes with a micro-USB cable for charging — and syncing — and a headphone port extension cable.{/exp:char_limit}
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09:38
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3, and Apple TV...

Apple has updated all three of its major platforms to fix outstanding bugs and security issues.

 

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08:43
Earnings preview: Wall Street awaits record...

With just a few hours to go before Apple reports the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Wall Street is hyped for what it expects will be a blockbuster, all-time record for the iPhone maker.

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08:31
OS X 10.10.2 update to resolve ongoing Thunderbolt...

If you were looking forward to the next heft Yosemite update, there’s something else to look forward to that will finally secure a vulnerability on the Thunderbolt port.

Per AppleInsider and iMore, a Mac hardware vulnerability that has yet to be exploited on a wide scale will reportedly be fixed with Apple’s forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, preventing any future attacks.

The so-called “Thunderstrike” hardware exploit was publicized late last year, but the hack takes advantage of a flaw in the Thunderbolt Option ROM first disclosed in 2012. Until now, that flaw hasn’t been patched, but according to iMore, the latest beta of Apple’s OS X...

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08:26
Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video...

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 missed at the top of your stream. But Twitter has been lagging behind when it comes to building brand new tools for you to use. That changes now.

The network is finally rolling out group direct messaging and the ability to shoot and share videos within its iOS and Android apps after teasing both features for months.

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08:16
Best practice for mounting/unmounting Xsan volume?

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Just a quick opinion question. We have eight workstations connected to a single 100TB Xsan volume in a video editing environment. My question is that there is one laptop that gets moved from a workstation to the studio, both locations have SANlinks and Apple TB displays. I'm fully aware that Xsan volumes are not really intended to be used as a portable solution, but rather a permanent installation, which is how all of the other workstations are configured. However, I have one person that moves his MBPr between stations.

My question is what is the optimal way to mount and unmount the Xsan volume before moving the laptop. Obviously it cannot be unmounted in a traditional fashion, so the two procedures I'm aware of are: (1) shut down the computer, unplug, move the machine, replug, turn on, or (2) run sudo xsanctl unmount Media, move the...

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08:12
Liveblog: Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call happens at...

Apple's holiday quarter is usually its biggest, and it looks like this year will be no exception. Q1 of 2015, which runs from October to December of calendar 2014, was the first full quarter of availability for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This time also saw the introduction of several new and reduced-price iPads and the Retina 5K iMac. Apple announces its results at 5pm Eastern today, and as usual Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson and I will be there to report on the results and the Q&A session with Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.

Most predictions about Apple's numbers call for...

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08:12
Apple develops sensor-laden glass to monitor,...

It could soon be more difficult to fool Genius Bar employees into servicing an iPhone or iPad under warranty after it has been carelessly dropped by the user, even without physical damage, as Apple has won a patent for embedding sensors into devices' cover glass to record strain on the part from twists and drops.

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08:07
Apple TV gets More Athletic with 120 Sports Channel

Apple pushed out another sports-related channel to Apple TV owners on Tuesday, this time in the form of 120 Sports. The channel offers content online and through iOS apps, along with its Apple TV channel, and promises to provide content in new ways sports fans haven't experienced before.

The Mac Observer Spin: More sports on Apple TV means fewer people will feel tied to their cable TV subscription. That said, there's still a long way to go before Apple TV poses a serious threat to Comcast and Time Warner.


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08:01
Western Union adds Apple Pay support for services

Western Union’s always been useful and Apple Pay support can only make it better.

Per 9to5Mac and BusinessWire, Western Union announced today that it’s now accepting Apple Pay, Apple’s new iPhone-based NFC payment service, across all of its flagship locations in the US.

That means you can now use the contactless payment service to send money and pay bills through Western Union stores as well as kiosks in around 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.

Launched at Western Union’s flagship 1440 Broadway in New York City—with more participating Western Union Agent locations to follow—customers will be able to use their iPhone 6 to...

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07:47
Apple became top smartphone vendor in China for the...

Following reports that Apple is now selling more iPhones in China than in the US, today Canalys is out with research showing Apple for the first time lead smartphone sales in China by units shipped during the last quarter of 2014.

The incredible popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China in Q4 2014 has led Apple to take first place in the Chinese smart phone market for the first time by units shipped. This is an amazing result, given that the average selling price of Apple’s handsets is nearly double those of its nearest competitors… While Chinese smart phone vendors are quickly gaining ground...

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07:46
News: Apple TV adds 120 Sports channel

Apple TV has added a new channel, 120 Sports, to its menu. Just like the existing iOS app and website, 120 Sports provides free sports videos without any required subscription, concentrating on highlights, interviews, and discussion. So far, the new channel has a small number of available videos about recent sports news....

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07:31
News: Report: Bank verification methods leave Apple...

Verification methods used by many banks and credit card providers are leaving Apple Pay open to potential fraud, according to a new report by Drop Labs. While Apple Pay remains secure at a technical level – there have been no incidents of stolen iPhones being used for unauthorized purchases, or Touch ID or NFC being compromised — criminals are resorting to much lower tech methods of identify theft and social engineering to steal credit card information…

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07:09
Apple TV refreshed with ‘120 Sports’ channel

Apple TV users will notice a channel refresh today adding ‘120 SPORTS’ to the lineup. The update follows the addition of the official Cricket Australia channel and The Tennis Channel earlier this month further adding to the sports content offered on the Apple TV set-top box.

120 Sports, backed in part by Sports Illustrated, describes itself as “a first-of-its-kind network partnership involving multiple leagues and media properties created for the digital generation and the devices it uses most. In 120 Sports, today’s fans will have access to unauthenticated video programming through a new platform...

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06:54
Mac: Maclocks The Blade

While MacBooks used to come with slots for security locking cables as a standard feature, Apple’s move toward producing ultra-thin MacBook Air and Retina Pro models has eliminated the ability to include this locking feature – there’s simply no room for it anymore. So, what to do if you’re concerned about securing your $1,000+ laptop at your workspace? Enter The Blade ($45) from Maclocks.com, a company that has long specialized in physical security solutions for Macs. This latest universal bracket lock allows you to secure any sized MacBook while still providing a reasonably elegant and low-profile design.
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06:47
Samsung to Take On Apple Pay with Cleverly Named...

Samsung put on its innovation cap and came up with a plan to take on Apple's Apple Pay mobile payment platform with its own Samsung Pay. The creatively named service will reportedly debut during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the beginning of March.

The Mac Observer Spin: What are the odds Samsung will say Samsung Pay came to them while looking at a bowl of water, and that they aren't copying Apple at all?


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06:41
Twitter rolling out group direct messages and native...

Twitter announced last November that it had a number of new features on its roadmap for this year, and today the social network says two of those features are starting to roll out to users. Starting this week Twitter will start allowing users to capture and share videos right from the camera in the mobile app, and direct messages will soon support group chatting for the first time. Here’s how the new video and group direct message features work:

Direct messages are of course private messages to other users on Twitter as opposed to public tweets that anyone can see, and before now, these could only been sent between two...

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06:28
News: Daily Deal: Set the mood from your phone with...

In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up the cool, color-changing and dimple Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb for only $34.99 – 30% off the regular price. Allowing you to change the mood of any room with just a few taps on your iPhone, the Revogi bulb gives you complete control over the color and brightness of your lights, and even allows you o set smart timers. You can choose from over 16 million color options, as well as enjoying pre-set…

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06:21
Western Union announces Apple Pay support for money...

Western Union announced today that it’s now accepting Apple Pay, Apple’s new iPhone-based NFC payment service, across all of its flagship locations in the US.

That means you can now use the contactless payment service to send money and pay bills through Western Union stores as well as kiosks in around 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.

Launched at Western Union’s flagship 1440 Broadway in New York City—with more participating Western Union Agent locations to follow—customers will be able to use their iPhone 6 to fund a Western Union Money Transfer® transaction or bill payment.

Apple has been steadily...

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05:50
Apple Pay is secure, but weak ID checks by partner...

While Apple Pay is the gold standard for safe card transactions, some partner banks are leaving customers vulnerable to fraud via identity theft thanks to weak checks when cards are added to Apple Pay, according to mobile commerce consultants Drop Labs. Some partner banks are consequently seeing fraud rates six times higher than with physical cards.

For consumers, Apple Pay is extremely safe, thanks to the use of Touch ID fingerprint verification and single-use code transmission rather than sharing full card details. Drop Labs claims that the weak link in the chain is what happens when cards are added to Apple Pay … 

When you add a card...

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05:50
Angela Ahrendts recruiting U.S. employees for China

9to5mac:

In video messages to employees in recent days and weeks, Ahrendts has been recruiting employees from United States-based Apple Retail stores to relocate to China to help build up Apple’s retail efforts in the region.

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