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Wednesday April 29

07:15
Apple to reject Watch apps that simply tell time

Developer David Smith was reviewing the Watch App Review guidelines when he came across section 10.7, which reads: 

"Watch Apps whose primary function is telling time will be rejected"

It makes sense as Apple is probably concerned with user confusion, since "time" app would likely include a watch face. Still, I feel for developers who had been working on, say, a world clock app.

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07:06
News: Apple rejects Apple Watch apps that just tell...

In a series of updates to its App Store guidelines, Apple has spelled out some boundaries for which apps will be allowed on the Apple Watch. Watch apps built primarily to tell time will be rejected, reflecting the time Apple has spent in its own exhaustive efforts to create intricate faces for the watch. Apple also clarified that apps used for health-related research on human subjects will need to be approved by an independent ethics review board.…

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07:00
Review: ‘Does not Commute’ for iPhone & iPad is...

While self-driving cars may be the future of personal transportation, we’re still stuck driving the old-fashioned way for now, and a new iPhone game will show you why the future can’t come fast enough.

Does not Commute is a driving game that tasks you with navigating a car from point A to point B. The car drives forward automatically, and you tap the right side of your screen to turn right, or the left side to turn left.

It sounds simple, and that’s because it is. After you successfully guide your first car across the neighborhood to its exit point, you’ll be asked to do the same with a second car with new starting and ending points.

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06:57
Apple Watch goes through DisplayMate testing,...

The Apple Watch is out the door, its display is impressive and seems to hold a terrific resolution, even given its tiny screen.

The display itself features a Flexible OLED covered by either a sapphire crystal or Ion-X strengthened cover glass on the Sport model. This being Apple’s first OLED display, Dr. Raymond Soneira over at DisplayMate went bananas, testing its performance, power management, color management, color gamut, color accuracy, ambient light sensor, reflectance, viewing angles and other aspects of the wearable.

It’s not exactly light reading, but it’s as thorough as anything you’ll find out there. The report has great things to say about the Apple...

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06:49
iOS 8 adoption bumps up to 81% with help of Apple...

More than 7 months after its official release, iOS 8 has now passed 80% adoption as a version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is running on 81% of active devices, according to Apple’s App Store Distribution data. The new data puts iOS 8 up two points since this time two weeks ago. The remaining devices include 17% running a version of iOS 7, which is where the upgrades came from, while 2% of devices measured have iOS 6 or earlier.

That compares to MixPanel’s data that puts iOS 7 adoption at around 91% during the same period last year; its current data...

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06:45
News: Users with arm tattoos report problems with...

Some people with tattoos are reportedly having trouble with sensors in the Apple Watch, as noted in a recent Reddit thread. Apple had previously noted that the watch’s wrist sensors — which rely on green LED and infrared lights being reflected into light-sensitive photodiodes — may not work properly for everyone, and it seems that large patches of dark ink over the area of skin where the watch makes contact with a user’s wrist is causing…

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06:37
Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline...

infolation writes: American Airlines was forced to delay multiple flights on Tuesday night after the iPad app used by pilots crashed. Introduced in 2013, the cockpit iPads are used as an "electronic flight bag," replacing 16kg (35lb) of paper manuals which pilots are typically required to carry on flights. In some cases, the flights had to return to the gate to access Wi-Fi to fix the issue.


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06:30
The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a...

To better understand Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks to his parents. They’re far removed from debates about the laptop’s single USB-C port, and just want a mobile computer that is simple, attractive and easy to carry. The 12-inch MacBook is their dream machine. Might it be yours as well?

 

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06:20
Three days with the Apple Watch

Matthew Miller, writing for ZDNet, takes you from unboxing, through learning, through three days of living with his brand new Apple Watch. If you are still on the fence about buying one, this will give you a sense of the experience.

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06:18
News: Daily Deal: Roxon Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up the Roxon Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for only $39 – that’s 50% off the normal price. Packing in Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, BASS boost technology for impressive sound power, speakerphone capability, and 8-12 hours of battery life, this little speaker packs massive sound in a rugged, portable, and splash-proof body, allowing you to bring your music anywhere. The handy clip lets you hang it on a tree…

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06:00
Tech firms, other organizations setting up resources...

Between the events of the Nepal earthquake and the Baltimore riots Monday night, it’s turning into a disastrous week. If you were wondering what you can do to help, a number of tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Viber, have set up Red Cross donations, people-location services and cheap to free calling to reach out to anyone you might know in Nepal.

Where Baltimore is concerned, the Baltimore Sun has published a terrific list of links for people to sign up and volunteer their services. The page also contains links to web sites looking to help rebuild Baltimore after the...

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06:00
Tweets coming to Apple's Spotlight search,...

The already-cosy relationship between Apple and Twitter appears to be growing tighter, as the companies are now engaged in an effort to bring Twitter content to Apple's Spotlight search engine.

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05:25
Pixelmator 3.3.2 adds support for Apple's new...

Popular photo editing tool Pixelmator was updated on Wednesday to add pressure-sensitive support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest MacBooks, as well as an advanced repair tool said to be five times better than its predecessor.

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05:00
5 surprising tips for Apple’s new Photos app

Most of the reporting to date on Apple’s new Photos app logically focuses on getting your pictures into the program, dealing with iCloud Photo Library (the syncing service used to copy all your pictures onto all your devices), the Adjustment panel’s smart sliders, and so on. In this column, you’ll learn a few slick Photos tricks that you may not have read about anywhere else. Read on and prepare to be impressed!

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04:38
Redditors and Twitter users report problems with...

Left: no heart-rate reading or skin contact, right: working fine

If you have tattooed wrists and are thinking about ordering an Apple Watch, you may want to try one first. A Reddit thread is reporting that the watch can fail to read heartbeats, or even fail to detect skin contact at all, on some people with heavily-tattooed wrists. This has been backed-up by some Twitter users.

The issue isn’t affecting everyone with tattoos, and reports seem to suggest that solid areas of darker inks – like red and black – and most likely to be affected. The issue is specific to tattoo inks: skin color has no impact.

If the watch fails to detect your skin, you can turn off wrist detection in the companion app, but the watch will then no longer support...

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04:29
Pixelmator for Mac adds Force Touch pressure-...

The developers behind Pixelmator have just released another free update to the Mac app, available in the Mac App Store ($29.99). Despite the bug-fix identifier, Version 3.3.2 packs some cool enhancements to support Apple’s latest technologies and hardware.

For one, as demoed in the screenshot above, Pixelmator brushes now support Force Touch so you can draw with multiple levels of pressure by pressing harder on the touchpad of your new Retina MacBook (or early 2015 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro). This is useful for quick adjustments although serious painters will still want to use dedicated drawing tablets. The update also adds support for the Photos app and a revamped Repair Tool …

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Tuesday April 28

20:53
iPad outage affects a “a few dozen” American...

Two years ago, American Airlines replaced the paper versions of its cockpit documents with iPad flight bags on all planes. At the time, the airline touted that the switch would both save money for the company and make the lives of pilots easier. This evening, however, more than several dozen American Airlines flights have been affected by an iPad-related outage. Many flights have been delayed and passengers forced to exit the planes.

“Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads,” American Airlines wrote on Twitter. According to various user reports, iPads went blank for both captains and copilots. In order to resolve the issues, pilots had to return to the gate and...

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19:54
Apple iPad software issue grounds 'several...

At least one American Airlines flight was grounded before takeoff on Tuesday due to a software bug that disabled pilots' iPad-powered electronic flight bags, potentially affecting the carrier's entire fleet of 737 aircraft.

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19:06
'Test model' iPad among items stolen in...

A report on Tuesday details a recent home invasion in Cupertino, Calif., in which thieves stole thousands of dollars' worth of goods and cash, including what is being described as a "test model iPad from Apple."

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18:18
Test iPad stolen from Cupertino home, not yet...


Apple’s latest iPad Air 2 tablet

Mercury News reports that an iPad test model was one of the items stolen in a robbery and kidnapping that took place at a Cupertino house earlier this month. Specific details regarding the device are sparse at this point, although it has not yet been recovered. The victim of the robbery was a 20-year old man who was also kidnapped after responding to an online advertisement from a women.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office would only disclose that the device was “a test model iPad from Apple.” The victim informed detectives that the device was one of...

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18:00
Als uw Xsan-volume niet opstart na het inschakelen...

Meer informatie over wat u moet doen in het geval van aan Xsan gerelateerde kernelpanics in uw serverlogbestanden die verwijzen naar een niet-overeenkomende Inode-versie.

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204345

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17:14
MCX CEO out a day after Best Buy announces Apple Pay...

MCX, the merchant consortium behind the Apple Pay competitor known as CurrentC, has announced today that CEO Dekkers Davidson is being replaced by Brian Mooney. MCX has given Mooney the title of interim CEO, which makes it unclear as to whether the consortium is actively looking for another CEO to replace Dekkers Davidson or if Mooney is the permanent choice.

When Apple Pay launched, CurrentC and MCX received a flood of negative publicity. CurrentC’s exclusivity policy at the time prompted retailers such as CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC...

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16:35
∞ djay for Apple Watch

The guys at Algoriddim do a great job with their software.

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16:10
Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC...

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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15:38
Other Shoe Drops in White House Security Breach


Last year's breach of unclassified White House computer systems reportedly was far more intrusive than initially thought and included the theft of some presidential correspondence.
No classified systems were compromised, including the servers that control the message traffic from President Obama's BlackBerry mobile device. However, much of the information the unclassified servers handle -- such as schedules, email exchanges with State Department officials, and discussions of personnel moves, legislation and policy -- is considered sensitive.

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15:38
Apple now says human medical research apps ‘must’...

Apple has added a clause in its App Store guidelines for developers noting that apps doing health-related human subject research are required to obtain approvals from an independent ethics review board.

Apple previously recommended that developers utilizing its new open-source ResearchKit framework for medical research in apps consult with an “institutional review board or ethics committee” to ensure safety requirements are met, but the new guidelines make approvals from a review board and proof of the approval a requirement for all apps conducting human subject medical research. 

The new guideline reads:

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15:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Dance to your own groove with...

Beatboxes, world time, photomosaics, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a tool that lets you cut your own groove, a dashboard widget that helps you keep up with the news, and an app that makes sure you don’t wake up your boss at 3:00 a.m. (unless you really want to).

BeatLine 1.0

Ever wanted your very own drum machine? Music Paradise’s $1 BeatLine gives you just that—without any extra hardware.

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15:29
Google Analytics for iOS updated w/ new comparison...

Google Analytics for iOS has received an update this evening that bumps it to version 1.2.0. The update includes a handful of features, such as new comparison capabilities and some small interface tweaks.

First, Google Analytics on iOS now allows users to compare data from the current date range to that of previous date ranges. For instance, you can compare the data for the current week to the data of the similar week in the previous month. There’s also now the ability to configure your favorite and most-used views within the app. Finally, version 1.2.0 also includes a redesigned view selector with a search feature.

The full release notes can be seen below:

What’s New in Version 1.2.0

  • Compare...
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15:25
UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10...

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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15:00
App Camp For Girls Quiz Compendium

App Camp For Girls has released a Quiz Compendium, collecting all the quiz apps built during each session. App Camp For Girls is a program developed by Jean MacDonald (formerly of Smile Software) to teach 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls about programming, specifically by developing an iOS app during the week of camp. Each team of girls starts with a basic quiz template and has to develop the theme, all the questions, all the possible answers to each question, and the results at the end of the quiz. They also learn about bug testing, icon and interface design, and pitch the app to a panel of investors at the end of the week. For 99 cents (which supports the nonprofit App Camp organization) you too can find out what penguin you are, when you are from, what coffee drink you are, and more! Check out the artwork and take fifteen different quizzes from all the sessions of App Camp (so far). For the record, Iâm a nerdy penguin, the 1970s, and straight espresso. In the interest of full...

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 28, 2015

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A shock! It's not all Apple Watch news on the AWT News Update today. Our stories include:

  • Arm and wrist tattoos are making the Apple Watch heart rate sensor go whacky
  • Wall Street analysts love them some Apple after yesterday's record second quarter earnings, raising estimates for the company
  • Dropbox gains a new commenting feature
  • Christy Turlington Burns posted the eighth and final chapter in her Apple-hosted Watch blog

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This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 28, 2015. Our sponsor this week is Juicy Bits Software, developers of the new WhereNotes app for...

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14:30
The Fall and Rise of the Mac

The Mac was eclipsed long ago by iPhone and iPad, but that didn't mean it stopped growing. Today's Mac is bigger than its ever been, a testament to the computer once billed as "for the rest of us." Bryan Chaffin explores the fall and rise of the venerable Mac.


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14:25
IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner for iPhone and...

UltraTuner is the most precise digital tuner available for iOS, providing precision down to .01 (yes, that’s 1/100th) of a cent. UltraTuner is 10x more precise than mechanical strobe tuners, which are generally considered the “gold standard” of precision tuners, and they typically don’t fit into your shirt pocket.

This looks very cool. The screenshots of it on the Apple Watch are just great.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:19
BIAS FX for iPad

BIAS FX turns your iPad into a world-class, guitar amp-and-effects processor. It gives you an endless collection of insanely great-sounding guitar pedalboards, ultra-high definition stereo rack effects, dual amps and dual signal chain. You can share and download users and artists signature guitar pedalboards from the cloud.

Yes. Download!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:12
Decoding Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars”

Alex Vollmer is a very talented guitar player and he’s come up with an explanation and video of how to play Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars.” It’s great.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:00
Experian Credit Tracker for iOS: Handsome, Intuitive...

For those wishing to keep close tabs on their credit score, credit reports, and credit monitoring alerts, Experian has released a Universal iOS app that's beautifully designed, very easy to use, full of features, and looks great.


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14:00
The Backerjack Podcast Episode 16: Cyclops cameras,...

In sweet Episode 16 of the Backerjack Podcast, Steven Sande and Ross Rubin check out some of the latest products seeking funds and preorders:

  • Flex Cam PIC, a whimsical and inexpensive still and video camera that wraps around objects and comes in a range of colors and silly characters. It has some similarities to Podo.
  • GeniCan, a clip-on to your garbage can or recycle bin that builds your shopping list by scanning the barcodes of products you’ve consumed. As we note, it has the same goals as ...
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13:41
Tip of the Day: Naming your Fingerprints for Touch ID

Did you know you can give you stored Touch ID fingerprints names? This can be helpful to keep track of which fingerprints have been assigned to which slots — especially useful as well if you’ve temporarily added somebody else’s fingerprint and want to keep track of it, or even if you just need to know which finger to delete so you can re-train it. While Touch ID doesn’t really give you a way to do this while adding fingerprints,…

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13:29
Mac: Overmacs PhotoSweeper 2.1

Now that Apple has released its Photos app for OS X, it’s probably a good time to deal with cleaning up your library before migrating it over and moving it to iCloud Photo Library — especially since you’ll need to pay Apple for space to upload your photos to iCloud, and if you have duplicates in your library, those definitely will count. If you’ve already made the plunge and migrated your library over to the new Photos app, you’ve probably noticed that Apple has done nothing to deal with avoiding duplicates, and of course if you’re trying to consolidate photos from more than one place to get them all into a single Photos library, the process can get even more confusing. Fortunately, Overmacs has you covered with PhotoSweeper 2.1 ($10), an update to our favorite photo duplicate management app release, made to specifically add support for the new Photos app.
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13:22
Tune Your Guitar with UltraTuner App for Apple Watch

A guitar tuner for Apple Watch? Yes, please. I'm sure there will be many that come out, but IK Multimedia is ready to go today with UltraTuner. An extension of the company's UltraTuner line for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch version utilizes the built-in microphone on your Apple Watch for all your tuning needs. In addition to your standard tunings for guitar and bass, the app supports a variety of other instruments with a wide array of tuning scales. UltraTuner for Apple Watch is priced at $4.99 and is available now.


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12:57
Griffin Technology WatchStand for Apple Watch...

We have a deal for you today on the WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch from Griffin Technology. This stand will charge your Apple Watch and hold it at viewable angle. It also is designed to hold your charging cable so its ready to go when you need it, and you can hide any excess cable in the stand itself. You can get WatchStand through our deal for $26.99.


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12:50
Mac Window Management Made Easier

Bob ?Dr. Mac" LeVitus feels like Mission Control was never meant for a two-display setup like mine -- it never seems to work the way he expects it to on a dual monitor system. So he's always augmented it with one or more third-party apps for managing windows. And since he believes he's more productive when his fingers are on the keyboard, all of the apps support a myriad of keyboard shortcuts...


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11:45
USB-C Flash Drive for MacBook to Ship in June From...

Patriot Memory of Fremont, CA has announced a USB-C Flash drive for the Apple's new MacBooks (and Chrombook Pixel). It won't ship until June, but right now it looks to be cool because it has a USB-C connector on one end and a standard USB 3 connector on the other. This is clever and will make the drive exceptionally helpful for transferring files from older Macs to a MacBook. It has a metal exterior and will be available in 32 and 64 GB capacities. Pricing has not yet been announced.


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10:31
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-28: AAPL Q2 2015...

Apple's second fiscal quarter earnings report is out, and it includes some big numbers for the company. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their take on rising iPhone and Mac sales, declining iPad sales, the shareholder dividend increase, and the lack of Apple Watch numbers.


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10:22
Apple says it will reject Apple Watch apps that just...

Apple has today added a new guideline to the App Store Review Guidelines, the first clause specifically targeted at Apple Watch development. This rule that Watch apps that only tell time will be rejected has actually been enforced since Apple started accepting WatchKit submissions as many developers complained to find their apps had been rejected for this reason. The documentation change now formalizes this rule into an official policy.

The Apple Watch does not currently allow third-parties to create custom watch faces. Users are limited to the choice of ten faces that come pre-installed. Most of these faces can be customized with different features...

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10:12
Lark puts food-logging on your wrist with new Apple...

If Siri sent you encouraging messages about your activity and sleep patterns, she would look a lot like Lark, a conversational wellness coaching app for iOS. Now the app is tackling food-tracking with Tuesday’s update for iOS and its launch on Apple Watch.

Lark is taking a decidedly different approach to food than its meal-tracking competitors with a focus on wellness instead of guilt. Record your meals, snacks, and drinks using voice dictation on the Watch or iPhone and Lark will parse trends from your daily food log, not specific calorie counts.

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10:01
Gadget Ogling: Pretty 3D Printing, an Eye-Catching...


3D printing is fascinating. It still seems wild to me that you can download schematics for anything and have a plastic version of a physical object in your home a short while later. However, not many printers can switch up the color or the types of filaments you use in your creation. The Pallette could change that, with a peripheral to pump in more vibrant hues and brighten up that mono-colored trinket you're ready to print. What's especially interesting is the possibility of adding different elements to the object, like carbon fiber or wood.

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09:30
Apple fitness lead Jay Blahnik hosts Apple Watch...


As Apple continues its marketing campaign for the Apple Watch along with its release, the company has shared a recent interview with Christy Turlington Burns hosted by fitness lead Jay Blahnik at the Regent Street Apple Store in London.

Turlington Burns ran in the London Marathon on Sunday wearing the Apple Watch. Since her appearance...

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09:15
AWT Health Club: the Apple Watch Activity app

This week’s app: Activity

A week ago, just a handful of people were using Apple’s Activity app; now, it’s on the Apple Watch and iPhone, tracking your every step and trying to keep you moving and working out. 

Over the past few days as I’ve become accustomed to having the Watch on my left wrist, I’ve found Activity to be a helpful tool for personal health. It’s unobtrusive, but tells you when you ought to get up from sitting too long and walk around a bit, and also gives you an idea of your activity with a glance.

To get to the app on the Watch, just press the Digital Crown and tap the Activity button, which looks like a trio of concentric circles — red on the outside, green in the middle, and blue on the inside. The first time you do this, Activity takes you through a short tutorial on...

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09:10
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 3 $250, JBL AirPlay...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

iPads: mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi $250 (Reg. $399), Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB...

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08:34
Apple Watch may not be able to detect users’ wrists...

Your snazzy new Apple Watch may not be able to detect your wrist if there’s a tattoo in the way.

A Reddit user posted on Monday that his Apple Watch didn’t receive notifications and would lock when placed on his tattooed wrist. Before trying to contact Apple, though, he tested the Watch against his unmarked hand, which suddenly allowed it to work as intended.

Turning off wrist detection entirely was said to solve the problem, but at the expense of features like Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch’s wrist detection feature relies on sensors located on the back of the device which also serve as a heart rate tracker through a method known as...

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08:18
Apple targeting late June for release of Apple Watch...

Apple will get the Apple Watch out to other countries once the initial, massive deluge of pre-orders is taken care of.

To wit: Around about June.

Over the course of the Q2 2015 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is targeting late June for an sales expansion that would make Apple Watch available in more countries, conditional on supply.

The Watch is currently on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States with customers waiting for their sold-out preorders to arrive. A few boutique stores sold the device on April 24, but Apple’s own stores aren’t expected to carry...

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08:08
News: Daily Deal: Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable

Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up the Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable for 30% off at only $20.99. This single combination cord provides adapters for charging your Micro-USB, Lightning, and Dock Connector devices. Certified through Apple’s MFi program, this cable guarantees safe charging of your iPhones, iPads, and iPods, while still providing the ability to also charge other tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and more. Get the Tego 3-in-1…

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08:00
Spigen unveils affordable new Apple Watch stand and...

As lucky early adopters get their hands on the world’s first Apple Watches, Spigen has unveiled a collection of accessories designed to hold and protect them. The lineup includes the most aggressively-priced metal stand we’ve seen from any company, as well as affordable protectors that can keep an Apple Watch looking new — important if you want to guard against the bumps and scratches of everyday life, maximizing its trade-in value.

Spigen’s lineup starts with the S330 Watch Stand, an aluminum frame that resembles Apple’s classic iMac and Thunderbolt Display stands, and continues with five different cases and two anti-scratch screen protectors. They’re all currently available for pre-order, shipping in May…

The...

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08:00
Tim Cook: Apple Watch could reach additional...

During this week's financial call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the Apple Watch could be available in additional countries by June. He did not identify any of those countries, though.

The Apple Watch is currently selling in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pre-orders on April 24th were brisk to say the least, with ship times extending into June after only a brief time of availability.

Photo Credit: hawaii via Compfight cc

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07:55
How to make instant sense of the Apple Watch user...

There are a whole bunch of ways to help you get to grips with the Apple Watch user-interface, from online videos to in-store workshops to personal setup to comprehensive flow charts to the full user guide. But having had mine for a few days, I thought I’d put together the instant overview I wished I’d had on day one.

I’m not attempting to cover everything the watch can do, or anything close to it – merely give you the 1-minute overview of where you find things so you’ll be up-and-running as quickly as...

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07:53
Google Calendar

 April 28, 2015 7:53:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar. We will provide more information shortly.

Only Google Apps for Government customers are affected.

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07:52
6 Handy Apple Watch Apps for Travelers

Road warriors, frequent travelers, vacationers, and just-around-towners all have something in common: They need the right tools to figure out where they're going. TMO put together a list with some of our favorite travel-related apps that offer Apple Watch support so you can get around like a seasoned expert all from your wrist.


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07:47
Apple posts $13.6 billion profit on $58 billion in...

You can’t knock a US$13.6 billion quarterly profit.

Over the course of the second quarter, Apple cleared a US$14.6 billion profit from US$58 billion in revenue, beating analyst expectations as well as its own in the process. The revenues were up from US$45.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014.

Apple managed to sell 61.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending March 28, which also happened to be the second biggest quarter for iPhone sales ever. Analysts expected Apple to sell 58.1 million iPhones, 13.6 million iPads, and 4.7 million Macs, according to predictions. The company slipped on iPad and Mac sales with 12.6 million and 4.6 million...

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07:42
The man who broke the music business

Stephen Witt, writing a long form piece for the New Yorker, captures a moment in time, when compact discs were the de facto currency of the music industry and the MP3 was just starting its disruptive reign.

A non-stop, riveting read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:35
How to watch the live stream of the 2015 NFL Draft...

Courtesy: NFL.com

You’ll need the NFL Mobile app for iOS if you plan on catching the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft from your mobile device, and Verizon today has shared that it will exclusively carry the broadcast for its subscribers on iPhone. Verizon’s exclusivity deal doesn’t extend to the iPad version of the app, though, so non-Verizon customers can still catch the draft’s live broadcast from the tablet app after verifying with a supported cable provider.

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07:14
Review: Yurbuds Liberty Wireless Earphones

It's been documented that music helps athletes perform better. Unfortunately, it is also well-documented that sweat kills headphones. JBL's Yurbuds brand aims to solve that problem with a line of sweatproof headphones designed to fit securely in the ear, backed by a strong warranty. Yurbuds Liberty Wireless Earphones ($100) mostly deliver on this promise, but suffer from some design choices that will detract from the experience for some users. The earphones come with two pairs of eartips, a travel pouch, and a micro-USB cable for charging.{/exp:char_limit}

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07:07
∞ Watch Rachel Flowers, blind since birth, nail this...

Rachel Flowers is a terrific musician. Her keyboard skills rival her guitar chops. I don’t know the whole backstory, but apparently Rachel’s Zappa mastery became known to Dweezil Zappa and he invited her to guest-gig with his band, Zappa Plays Zappa in Las Vegas this past Saturday night.

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06:55
Apple Watch and hands free computing

Ben Bajarin writes about the value of hands free computing that Apple Watch brings to the table.

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05:55
My Three Favorite Apple Watch Tips

Were you one of the lucky few able to snag an Apple Watch over the last few days? Then Melissa Holt's got a few tricks for you on how to use it in this Quick Tip. If you haven't been so lucky, feel free to read this article anyway (while you're refreshing your order status page for the thirtieth time today, of course).


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05:48
The Why Behind Google Fi

Google has launched its own mobile phone network in America called Project Fi, leveraging two different cellular carriers and the abundance of Wi-Fi networks. But why launch Fi?

 

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05:14
Apple CEO Tim Cook on why he’s still optimistic...

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Tim Cook has once again defended the iPad in the face of continued falling sales, arguing that the “underlying data” paints a more positive picture than the pure sales numbers, and predicting that there will be future iPad growth.

As Quartz noted, the 23% year-on-year fall in iPad shipments to 12.6M means that iPad revenue actually dropped below Mac revenue for the second time since 2011. Cook again acknowledged that other Apple products cannibalize iPad sales, the iPhone 6 Plus a strong competitor on one side and the MacBook Air and new 12-inch MacBook on the other, but said that there were a number of...

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05:00
20 Apple Watch apps worth a flick of your wrist

Calling them “apps” is a bit of a misnomer because third-party apps don’t really run natively on Apple Watch – yet. They’re more like extensions or views of apps that are running on your iPhone, but I digress. Watch apps are a little laggy at launch – get used to looking at the spinning flower – but there are times when viewing little bits of information on your wrist can be useful, especially notifications. Most importantly, it doesn’t come with all the baggage and distractions that turn your iPhone into a blackhole of time that you can never get back. After spending the weekend with Apple Watch, here are a few of the initial standout apps.

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04:05
China finally overtakes U.S. in iPhone sales,...

Pundits have been predicting for several successive quarters that iPhone sales in China would outstrip those in the U.S., and Q2 2015 was when it finally happened, reports Reuters.

Apple […] sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time […] increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year.

Tim Cook said that the iPhone was responsible for the bulk of Apple’s revenue in China, though he did also note that Mac sales were “unbelievable,” up 31% year-on-year. As with other markets, the iPhone is usually the first Apple product people buy, but...

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03:30
Remembering Front Row, the Apple TV precursor on...

Whooummm! With that sound, wherever you were in your Mac, the Front Row interface swung into view.

Front Row was fab. Introduced first on the iMac G5, this was Apple’s “10-foot UI,” a way of interacting with your music, movies, and photos in a simplified interface so that you didn’t have to be sitting directly in front of it with a keyboard and mouse. Instead, you could lounge on the sofa and use Apple’s dinky new infra-red remote control to play DVDs, podcasts, shared music from other iTunes Libraries on your network, to bore your friends rigid with slideshows of your holidays in iPhoto, and more. 

Unsurprisingly, it was Front Row, as much as anything, that got folks thinking about using a Mac as a media center, and it was a great way of giving a new lease on life to a Mac after you’d upgraded to a newer model. Or indeed, you could do what I did and use it as an excuse...

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22:10
Swedish armored vehicles get F1-inspired active...

BAE Systems recently announced that it has adapted the active damping suspension originally made for F1 cars to a Swedish Combat Vehicle, the CV90. This is reportedly the first system of its kind for a tracked vehicle, although BAE has been working o...

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21:48
Apple Watch sapphire rivals those of classic...

There’s certainly a benefit to Apple’s use of sapphire crystal on Apple Watch. It’s extremely scratch resistant (even though stainless steel may not be) and will hold up over time, but how does it compare to sapphire crystal used in traditional watches? In a new video published by Unbox Therapy, Apple Watch was put up against a Tissot watch to see if Apple’s standards for sapphire crystal match up with traditional...

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20:34
Audi makes eco-friendly diesel from carbon dioxide...

In an ideal, pollution-free world, everyone would be driving electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars. Audi knows society isn't quite there yet, however, so it has a stopgap if you still get around using conventional vehicles. The automaker recently prod...

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18:42
China, iPhone 6 lead another record Apple quarter

Apple achieved its second straight quarter of record results as demand for the new iPhone 6 surged and China became Apple’s second most important market after the U.S.

The company sold 61.2 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus during the first three months of 2015, blasting past the 44 million it shipped during the same quarter of last year when the iPhone 5S was still new.

Those sales helped Apple to a net profit of $13.6 billion, up by almost 33 percent, on revenue of $58 billion for the quarter, up 27 percent. That’s above the $55 billion Apple had said it was expecting and the $56 billion consensus expectation from financial analysts.

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17:55
Treyarch: Black Ops III More Ambitious Than World at...


Activision on Monday announced the launch date for Call of Duty: Black Ops III -- Friday, Nov. 6. The company is departing from its tradition of Tuesday releases. Instead of conflicting with school and work schedules, the Friday release will give players the weekend to dive into the sci-fi shooter and get a feel for the new gameplay mechanics.
Some may groan at Black Ops III's futuristic story arriving just a year after Advanced Warfare. However, Treyarch's Black Ops III works a slightly different angle.

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17:40
Apple Watch preorders cause spike in Apple phone,...

As can be expected from a major product launch, Apple Watch preorders and first weekend sales caused a spike in wait times for customers trying to reach Apple's service centers.

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17:17
Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes

Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear he wants his company to play a role in the rapidly changing market for entertainment content. He said as much during the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Monday, and called out HBO Now as an example of giving customers what they want.

The Mac Observer Spin: Now that Apple TV has a place in our living rooms, Tim Cook wants to make sure that's our go-to choice for TV shows and movies. He says major changes are coming to the market, and that has to have Comcast, Time Warner, and Dish taking notice. The customer loss will be slow, but it'll come unless they figure out how to change with the market instead of resisting what's coming.


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16:35
Best Buy will accept Apple Pay despite allegiance to...

During Apple’s Q2 financial call today, the company mentioned that big-box retailer Best Buy would be supporting Apple Pay in stores later this year, and Best Buy will allow customers to make purchases within the company app using Apple Pay starting today. The news is notable because of Best Buy’s alliance with MCX, or the Merchant Customer Exchange, a retailer’s association that wants to start its own mobile payments platform called CurrentC.

MCX and CurrentC made headlines in November, just after Apple Pay launched, when many MCX members—including Best Buy, 7-11, and CVS—...

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16:26
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27...

Notable software releases this week include Nicecast 1.11.4, iMovie 10.0.8, OmniFocus 2.1.3, Hazel 3.3.5, iMac Graphics Update 1.0, Fantastical 2.0.3, KeyCue 7.5, BusyCal 2.6.6, and BusyContacts 1.0.3.

 

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16:26
ExtraBITS for 27 April 2015

For your ExtraBITS reading pleasure this week, Apple will exchange Apple Watch bands, iFixit rips apart the Apple Watch, Comcast abandons its bid for Time Warner Cable, the mysterious Error 53 is killing iPhones, and YouTube has dropped support for the second-generation Apple TV.

 

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16:15
Tim Cook on Poor iPad Sales: ‘It is what it is’

During Apple's 2015 Q2 Financial Report, Tim Cook glossed over the poor state of iPad Sales with some interesting remarks. He doesn't appear to be very concerned about negative sales growth and remarked, "It is what it is."


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16:00
Today in the App Store -- Display Desktop, and the...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Display Desktop, the new R.B.I. Baseball 15 and a major update to OOTP Baseball 16. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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15:50
The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

It’s official: Tim Cook named 2015 as “the year of Apple Pay.” Apple’s flagship mobile payment platform is off to a running start in the U.S., with support for an impressive number of banking partners and retail stores that’s practically growing by the day. And iPhone users are rampantly using it—Whole Foods Market has seen mobile payments increase by more than 400 percent since Apple Pay launched in October 2014.

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15:42
∞ A crack in the consortium

Remember the MCX Consortium, the competing transaction processing system from Walmart, et al? One of their high profile members is Best Buy and they just agreed to take Apple Pay.

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15:30
AWT News Update: April 27, 2015

On today's AWT News Update:

  • Apple annouces record financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter
  • Apple has made 27 acquisitions over the past six quarters
  • The company is adding another $50 billion to its capital return program
  • A research firm estimates 376,000 Apple Watch pre-orders were delivered over the weekend
  • Three Made for iPhone hearing aids are now controllable from the Apple Watch

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15:26
After Hours Market Likes Apple’s Record Q2 Earnings

Shares of Apple Inc. traded higher in the after hours market, as investors voted with their dollars on the company's second quarter results. $AAPL was trading at $134.40 per share, a gain of $1.75 (+1.32 percent), as of this writing.


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15:18
Transcript of today’s Tim Cook earnings call

Serenity Caldwell did her thing, giving us a transcript of today’s call.

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15:10
MCX Member Best Buy To Accept Apple Pay

In Monday's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple Pay and specifically noted that MCX member and Apple Pay holdout Best Buy will be accepting Apple Pay in-app and in stores soon.

The Mac Observer Spin: Best Buy was not accepting Apple Pay because it joined MCX, which was an exclusive relationship with plans to accept CurrentC, a payment system that is supposed to come sometime in 2015.


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15:05
Automatic Labs Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Automatic Labs, makers of the Automatic car adapter and iPhone app for helping you drive smarter, safer, and with fewer hassles!

 

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14:55
SKEYE Nano Drone Fits in Your Hand: $34.99

Check out the SKEYE Nano Drone, a quadcopter drone that measures just 4 centimeters on a side. That's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It has three flight modes, one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, âexpertâ mode for seasoned flight veterans. The company that makes it says it will fly outdoors, but I personally imagine it's far better suited for indoor flight because of its size. At $34.99 through our deal (regularly $60), it's an inexpensive way to find out how much fun flying a quadcopter is. There's a video of the device in action on the deal listing.


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14:45
News: Notes from Apple’s Q2 2015 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s conference call announcing its record-breaking numbers for Q2 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company had its strongest March quarter ever, with 27% revenue growth overall, and 55% year-over-year growth in iPhone revenue. Cook also noted that Apple has seen a higher rate of switchers to the iPhone than in previous iPhone cycles, cited strong success of the iPhone in emerging markets with 63% year-over-year growth,…

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14:43
Apple aiming to launch Apple Watch in second-wave of...

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the company’s Q2 earnings call this evening that he anticipates Apple Watch will launch in additional countries by late June. As of right now, Apple Watch is only available in 9 countries. A report earlier this month claimed that Apple would launch Watch in a second-wave of countries on May 8th, but we quickly debunked that rumor.

Cook went on to say that Apple is quickly leaning about customer preferences when it comes to Apple Watch. This includes the varying popularity of the Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition variations. Cook also touted throughout the call that there are more than 3500...

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14:30
Watch App Store -- First impressions of Third-Party...

The Apple Watch arrived last Friday, and the device has not left my wrist since I pulled it out of the box. I’ve used it continuously, so much that I’ve drained the battery dry each day. Besides checking out all the features of the Watch, I also spent a good deal of time browsing the Watch App Store. Read on to find out what I think about the Watch App Store and which apps landed on my device first.

Watch App Store First Impressions

My first impressions of the App Store are mixed. There are a lot of apps at launch and I enjyed browsing through them, but only a handful really interest me. This isn’t a negative reflection on the app developer community, but rather the nature of this new device and my expectations for it.

First and foremost, my experience with the Watch App Store is jaded by my expectations for the Watch. When browsing through the app store, I looked at apps with the perspective of "what can this Watch app do for me" and not "ooh, my favorite...

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14:22
Amplified: I Smashed The Watch

Jim and Dan talk all about the Apple Watch.

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14:16
Best Buy to gain Apple Pay support in-app today, in...

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company’s earnings call that Best Buy will gain support for Apple Pay in its iOS app today and will begin accepting it in retail stores later this year. Best Buy’s decision is big news because the electronics chain was previously part of the coalition of companies working on the ill-received “Current-C” mobile payment system.

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14:08
Apple’s Q2 2015: iPhone 6 is still star of the show...

Apple's earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 has arrived, and while the numbers are different the story is pretty much the same as last quarter. iPhone sales are way up, and they account for over two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue to grow at a respectable rate, while iPads take another sharp year-over-year tumble.

Apple broke quarterly records with $13.6 billion in profit and $58 billion in revenue, compared to $10.2 billion in profit and $45.6 billion in revenue in Q2 of 2014. It maintained a gross margin of 40.8 percent. These results easily beat Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $52 billion and $55 billion and profit margins between 38.5 and 39.5 percent...

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14:00
Apple's killer Q2: 61.2 million iPhones sold, $...

Apple continues its strong fiscal year with record-breaking second-quarter iPhone sales: The company sold 61.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending March 28, which also happened to be the second biggest quarter for iPhone sales ever. (The first? Last quarter, when the Cupertino company sold 74.5 million iPhones.)

Apple raked in a profit of $13.6 billion off $58 billion in revenue, beating analyst expectations and its own. Apple forecast internally that it would hit $55 billion and analysts expected $56.08 billion from the company during the second quarter, up from $45.6 billion during the second quarter of 2014.

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13:59
Apple: "Record Second Quarter Results"

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Apple announced the results of its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015 and as expected, the company once again reported record results.

The company had quarter revenue of $58 billion with a quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion ($2.33 per diluted share). Those results compare to last year's second quarter favorably -- one year ago, those numbers were $45.6 billion with a net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share.

So what was the fuel in this rocket? Record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, aided by record performance of the App Store. Over 61 million iPhones were sold (compared to over 43 million in the year-ago quarter), 12.6 million iPads, and 4.6 million Macs. Those Mac unit numbers are up 10% year over year.

Apple expects its fiscal 2015 third quarter figures to be as follows: revenue between $46 and $48 billion, gross margin between 38.5 and 39.5 percent, operating expenses...

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13:58
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac, and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.”

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