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Wednesday April 27

06:47
IDC: iPhone SE will help compete in ‘numerous...

According to the latest preliminary release from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record. The minimal growth this quarter is primarily attributed to strong smartphone saturation in developed markets, as well as a year-over-year...

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06:46
Following earnings decline, AAPL opens down 8%,...

Following Apple’s earnings results last night, where it posted its first YOY quarterly revenue decline since 2003, AAPL has opened down more than 8% — the stock price is far below the $100 mark as morning trading begins. Apple reported revenue of $50 billion (compared against $58 billion in the year-ago quarter), on sales of 51.1 million iPhones, 10.2 million iPads and 4 million Macs.

The stock price fall means over 40 billion dollars of market cap value has been erased overnight. Market capitalization is the approximate value of the company, a multiple of the stock price and number of shares. The stock closed yesterday at $104.

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06:46
News: FBI will not disclose San Bernardino iPhone...

The FBI has “provisionally” decided not to reveal the details of the method it used to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, Reuters reports. Anonymous sources reveal that the FBI plans to write to the White House within the next few days to explain that the agency cannot share the unlocking mechanism as it was provided by a third-party that retains the sole legal ownership to the method. Sources ”>reported previously that the FBI contractor…

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06:44
How-To: Quickly resize images on OS X using a...

Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images in an app like Preview or Pixelmator, but using a service works better for me since it can batch resize multiple images in seconds, and it’s directly accessible from the Finder. Here’s how you can create your own handy image resizing service using Automator. more…

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06:41
Netflix lets Android users pay with their Google...

Netflix is giving Android users a new way to settle their monthly bill. As its Play Store listing reveals, the Netflix app on Android will "soon" be updated with a Google Play Billing option. That means customers can choose to have their account char...

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06:37
Intel’s push to replace the headphone jack with USB...

Intel is battling to move from 3.5mm headphone jacks to pure digital audio, fed through USB Type-C. Lots of technical detail in the article, a few of my own thoughts on this.

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06:35
Study: Amazon, Apple ‘closely match’ the mindset of...

Forty-two percent of respondents in a FutureCasts survey said that Amazon matched millennial mindsets closely, followed by 37% for Apple and 31% for Netflix. 

Amazon and Apple were the only brands who scored equally well across millennials (those ages 18-34), Generation X (born between 1961 and 1981),  and Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964). Brands considered favorites among the millennial generation, including Uber, didn’t fare as well, especially with Baby Boomers, at just 21%.

FutureCase specializes in millennial marketing. Services include millennial research, millennial consulting and content excellence. FutureCase’s e Millennial Mindset study, co-authored with The Cambridge Group, a growth strategy consulting...

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06:19
'Fallout 4' gets official mod support on PC

Even before Fallout 4 was released, Bethesda was keen to stress that the latest instalment of the post-apocalyptic franchise would officially support mods. In February, it told us that PC support would arrive in April, and sure enough, it's now deliv...

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06:09
Nintendo: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing for mobile...

Nintendo sent out a press release jam packed with anticipation-causing tidbits.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Bobine Roundup

Today in iLounge Deals we have a roundup of three handy Bobine products for charging and docking your iPhone or Apple Watch. The BOBINE BLACKOUT Flexible iPhone Charging Dock ($29.99) is a flexible iPhone mount, now available in a sleek black design, that lets you get the perfect position to support your iPhone while charging it at the same time from any USB port with the included MFi-certified charging circuitry. The BOBINE BLACKOUT Auto iPhone Charging…

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05:54
Tim Cook, optimism, and the “G” word

Jason Snell digs into the transcript of yesterday’s earnings call:

If I had to describe Tim Cook’s attitude during the call, it would be “optimistic.” But only because he referred to his optimism eight different times over the span of an hour. (Maestri added another three on his own.) Then again, when your company just broke a 13-year streak of year-over-year revenue growth, expressing your optimism about the future is probably a smart move.

Growth is the currency of a small company and the curse of a large one.

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05:36
∞ That’s one hell of a curve

Take a look at Apple’s revenue curve since 2008. I think you’ll agree.

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04:30
Don’t write off the iPad; devices like it and the...

Sales may have plummeted, but don’t write off the iPad. Tim Cook’s assertion that the iPad Pro is Apple’s vision of the future of personal computing is a bit forward-looking, but it may be accurate — at least to a point. 

According to new data from comScore, which “measures the digital world,” computer use is dropping off quickly as mobile devices encourage new types of interaction. In fact, many younger folks don’t use computers at all, instead relying entirely upon their smartphones or tablets.

The conventional wisdom has been that desktop/laptop usage would level off or grow at a slower rate in the face of mobile device adoption. However, the trends aren’t following that model. The data gathered by comScore — as noted...

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04:04
External Link: iPhone Upgrade Program Now Available...

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, which lets you pay a monthly fee for an iPhone with AppleCare+, was originally available only if you walked into an Apple Store. However, Apple is now offering it as an option if you buy a phone online, with no store visit required if you’re an eligible AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon customer. Frankly, this should have been available from the start.

 

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03:01
A Complete Guide To The New 'Crypto Wars'

blottsie writes: The latest debate over encryption did not begin with a court order demanding Apple help the FBI unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone. The new "Crypto Wars," chronicled in a comprehensive timeline by Eric Geller of the Daily Dot, dates back to at least 2003, with the introduction of "Patriot Act II." The battle over privacy and personal security versus crime-fighting and national security has, however, become a mainstream debate in recent months. The timeline covers a wide-range of incidents where the U.S. and other allied governments have tried to restrict citizens' access to strong encryption. The timeline ends with the director of national intelligence blaming NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for advancing the spread of user-friendly, widely available strong encryption.


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02:00
First Look: Macphun’s new Filters for Photos app...

Filters for Photos functions as a standalone app or as an Apple Photos extension.

Do you love Apple Photos? If the answer is yes, then Macphun has a present for you. On Wednesday, the company has launched a new app called Filters for Photos, designed to augment Apple’s signature photo editor-slash-organizer by offering some gorgeous new filters to spice up your portraits, vacation shots, and panoramas.

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Tuesday April 26

22:32
Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014...

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.

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18:38
Instagram is quietly testing a major visual overhaul...

Instagram, following the controversial announcement that it would change the order in which images appear in user feeds, now appears to be testing a complete redesign of its app. Instagram has long stuck to the same classic design, but if this redesign rolls out to everyone, the app could finally move forward and fall into line with the design trends being adopted by many other apps.

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18:28
FBI's first vulnerability tip to Apple came on...

Apple on Tuesday said the FBI divulged its first vulnerability tip under a White House process for sharing digital security flaws with private corporations on April 14, but the information was useless as Apple had already patched the issue nine months earlier.

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17:21
Apple CEO Tim Cook optimistic on China despite 26%...

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday reiterated a positive outlook on Greater China despite suffering a year-over-year revenue contraction during the second quarter of 2016, saying the region is "a lot more stable" than some perceive.

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16:37
Bodhi Linux 3.2 Promises Clearer Path to...


Bodhi Linux 3.2.0 is an update to the Bodhi Linux 3.x series and features key kernel and desktop improvements. It is a different kind of Linux distro. Its developers refer to it as the "Enlightened Desktop," because it draws its energy from the Enlightenment desktop. Enlightenment started as a project to build a window manager for X11 in 1996. It became much more than a window manager -- it grew into a desktop environment in its own right. The Enlightenment Project is currently version 17, known as E17, and the Bodhi crew recently forked it.

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16:19
Transcript of Apple’s earnings conference call

Rene Ritchie and Jason Snell put together a transcript of Apple’s earnings call today.

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15:45
White Hat Finds Security Threats on Facebook's...


A white hat hacker last week announced the discovery of more than a half-dozen security flaws in some software Facebook used on its corporate network. While performing penetration testing of some third-party software in a network appliance Facebook used, Orange Tsai, a security researcher for Devcore, discovered seven vulnerabilities that attackers could use to compromise a system, as well as a backdoor script left by someone else who'd penetrated the network. The researcher was conducting tests as part of Facebook's bug bounty program.

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15:41
FBI Director Suggests iPhone Hacking Method May...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that his agency was still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino killers would go through a government review to determine if it should be disclosed to Apple or the public. "We are in the midst of trying to sort that out," Comey said. "The threshold (for disclosure) is, are we aware of the vulnerability, or did we just buy a tool and don't have sufficient knowledge of the vulnerability to implicate the process?" The White House has a procedure for reviewing technology security flaws and deciding which ones should be made public. Although officials say the process leans toward disclosure, it is not set up to handle or reveal flaws that are discovered and owned by private companies, sources have told Reuters, raising questions about the effectiveness of the so-called Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

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15:14
FBI won't share its iPhone hack with Apple...

The FBI claims that being forced to share its iPhone-hacking tool with Apple wouldn’t be worth it–because the government agency doesn’t actually know how it works.

This week, the FBI will notify the White House that it doesn’t actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Because of this, the FBI claims that it doesn’t make sense to launch an internal government investigation to decide whether to share the information with Apple.

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15:00
The good news: Apple services and ‘other products’...

For the second fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple’s revenues from services (Apple Care, Apple Pay, iTunes, app stores) was up 20% over last year. And the “other products” category -- including the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, the iPod and accessories -- were up 30% from the second quarter of 2015.

In a call with analysts and the press, CEO Tim Cook said the purchase value of the company’s services tied to the installed user base was a record $9.9 billion dollars in the March quarter. That’ up 27% over last year and an increase from the 24% growth rate in the December quarter.

He added that the reach of Apple Pay also continues to expand following a successful launch in China in the March quarter and last week's rollout in Singapore. Cook says Apple’s mobile payment service is growing at a “tremendous rate with more than five times the transaction volume of a year ago and one million new users per week.”

The CEO says that there are now more than 10 million...

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14:57
Apple Has First Earnings Decline In More Than A...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has announced its first-ever decline in revenue in the past 13 years as its iPhone sales have slowed down. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion. Last year, the company posted revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion. The reason Apple has been so successful is because of the iPhone, which was first released in 2007. What goes up must come down -- and we're starting to see that now. The success of the iPhone is starting plateau and ultimately decrease now that consumers are finding less of a reason to upgrade to the latest and greatest smartphone. Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to weakening currencies worldwide as one of the obstacles the company would face as iPhone sales were up less than 1 percent year-over-year last quarter. Gene Munster, managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, told ABC News, "This has been anticipated for three months now. The reason is...

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14:51
Apple faces constrained iPhone SE supply on surprise...

Apple CEO Tim Cook during Tuesday's quarterly conference call said supply of its latest iPhone SE model is constrained due to surprisingly high demand from users who want the latest technology in a small package.

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14:50
News: Notes from Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s investor conference call following the company’s announcement of quarterly numbers for Q2 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported again that Apple sold 51 million iPhones, but noted that the numbers fell short of the iPhone sales in the year-ago quarter. Cook noted that iPhone sales remain healthy and strong in all purchase target markets, with slightly higher upgrades in the iPhone 6s cycle that are higher than in the iPhone…

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14:44
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. The company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over 1 billion active devices.”

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14:41
iPad sales continue to fall, but Apple expects...

For the second fiscal quarter of 2016, iPad sales fell from 12.6 million units a year ago to 10.3 million units this year. That’s a 19% dip, but Apple sees better days ahead.

In a call with analysts and the press, CEO Tim Cook says response to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has been tremendous. That’s one of the reasons Apple expects to see its best iPad unit sales comparison in over two years in the June quarter, he added.

Chief Financial Office Luca Maestri noted that, according to the NPD research group, Apple has 78% of the market share of tablets prices priced over $200. And in the second fiscal quarter, there was double-digit market growth in many served markets, he added.

Maestri said that there's 97% customer satisfaction for iPad Air 2. Research by IDC says that 59% of those looking to buy are planning to buy an iPad, more than three times next highest brand, he added.

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14:39
Apple releases Q2 2016 numbers, reports $10.5...

The good news is that Apple made billions and billions of dollars in profits last quarter.

The bad news is that this represents a lower profit than Q2 of 2015.

For the first time ever, iPhone sales fell for the quarter. While this doesn’t include iPhone SE sales, Apple reported its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years on Tuesday, which came as no surprise to the company and the investors and analysts who closely follow its finances.

After more than a decade of amazing revenue and profit leaps, Apple reported $10.5 billion in profits on $50.6 billion in sales. iPhone sales were down, the company selling only 51.2 million units in Q2, this number falling short of the 61.2 million iPhone units sold in Q2 of 2015.

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14:33
iPhone sees first ever year-over-year decline (but...

For the second fiscal quarter of 2016, iPhone sales saw a year-over-year decline (the first ever), as the shipped 51.2 million units — down from 61.2 million a year earlier. That’s a dip of 18%.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Cook said it was “a challenging quarter” for the company. It struggled with tough comparisons on iPhone sales compared with a year earlier, when demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was booming. What’s more, demand for those models prompted some consumers to upgrade sooner than usual, and sapped interest in the latest phones, he said.”

On the bright side, Cook, in a call with analysts and the press, said the company saw more switchers to the iPhone from Android switchers and other handset manufacturers in the first six months of 2016 than at any time in Apple’s history. With 42% smartphone penetration...

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14:32
Apple services stand out as bright spot in otherwise...

Services revenue was perhaps one of the few comforts for Apple in its second-quarter financial results shared on Tuesday, growing 20 percent year-over-year to $5.99 billion, setting an all-time record for the company.

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14:29
Slower iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales drive Apple’s...

Apple's three biggest moneymakers, the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, are down year-over-year. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has just released its earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, which runs from the beginning of January to the end of March. As CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri warned in last quarter's earnings call, iPhone sales were down year-over-year for the first time since the product's launch in 2007. Since the iPhone accounts for around two-thirds of Apple's revenue, this means that Apple is also reporting its first year-over-year quarterly revenue decline since 2003, something CEO Tim Cook referred to as a "pause in [Apple's] growth." iPad and Mac sales are also down, though the Services...

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14:27
Over half of Mac buyers are new to the platform (and...

Mac sales for the second fiscal quarter of 2016 were 4.03 million units, down from 4.5 million in 2015. That’s a dip of 9% — a lower dip than the iPhone or iPad experienced (18% and 19%, respectively). And Apple’s personal computers are attracting lots of new users.

In a call with analysts and the press, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s installed base of over one billion active devices continued to grow. There was a “huge” number of Android switchers and new Mac users.

“Over half of buyers were new to Mac, and in some countries, it's even higher,” Cook said. “In China it's over 80%.”

Chief Financial Office Luca Maestri says it was a challenging quarter for personal computer sales. Despite this Apple saw double digit growth in some regions, including Russia and (as mentioned) China. Apple also expects to see an uptick in Mac sales for the June fiscal quarter.

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14:27
Apple reports first drop in iPhone shipments

For the first time since it launched, shipments of the iPhone dropped year-on-year and pushed Apple revenue and profit down.

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14:26
Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong...

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.

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14:19
Apple’s Q2 numbers: iOS sales, 13m Apple Music subs...

With drops in revenue and iOS device sales in what CEO Tim Cook called a “challenging quarter,” highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings today include an increase in Apple Music subscribers, more cash for Apple’s capital return and share repurchasing programs, and a “huge number of Android switchers and new to Mac customers.” Cook said the company had record switchers from Android and others platforms in the quarter and also noted an increase of 56% for iPhone sales in India despite an overall decline for iOS device sales.

Cook said the company hit record App Store revenue up 35% and updated us on Apple Pay noting the payments service has grown around 5X compared to a year ago and is adding approximately 1 million new users a week.

After reporting its Q2 2016 earnings earlier...

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14:08
Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2016...

Calling it a "busy and challenging quarter," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave commentary and fielded questions on his company's fiscal 2016 second quarter. Notes of interest from the call with investors and the media follow.

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14:00
Apple's not-so-great Q2 saw declining revenue...

It’s the end of an era: For the first time ever, iPhone sales fell in the quarter ending March 26, which does not include iPhone SE sales. Apple reported its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years on Tuesday, which came as no surprise to the company and the investors and analysts who closely follow its finances.

After more than a decade of dizzying revenue and profit leaps, Apple is coming back down to earth—at least in its own way, which is still leagues above most companies. The company reported $10.5 billion in profit on $50.6 billion in revenue. So what’s going on? iPhone sales are down, as expected, though the company sold 51.2 million of them in Q2, beating the 50.7 million estimated units sold. Apple just didn’t sell as many iPhones as it did in Q2 of 2015, which was a record-breaking quarter with 61.2 million units sold.

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13:58
Apple Music now has 13 million paying subscribers,...

Alongside its announcement of Apple’s quarterly earnings, its first revenue decline since 2003, Apple has also announced latest numbers for Apple Music, its $9.99 per month streaming music service. The company says it now has 13 million paying subscribers, up from 11 million in February.

This compares to about 30 million subscribers to leading competitor Spotify, although the service obviously had a multi-year headstart over Apple’s streaming service, which launched last June.

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13:49
Apple adds $50B to capital return program, increases...

In announcing its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, Apple on Tuesday said it will infuse another $50 billion into an ongoing capital return program, a move that comes with a $35 billion boost to the company's share repurchase initiative.

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13:45
News: Apple Q2 results: $50.6B revenue, 51M iPhones...

Apple reported its second quarter 2016 financial results today, with 51.2 million iPhones and 10.2 million iPads sold. The company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. In Q2 2016, Apple had revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to…

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13:37
iPhone sales fall to 51.2M, Apple earns $50.6B in...

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2016 officially marks the first time ever that iPhone sales saw a year-over-year decline, as the company shipped 51.2 million handsets on its way to $50.6 billion in total sales.

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13:37
∞ Apple reports $10.5 billion quarterly profit, down...

Apple on Tuesday reported revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion. These results are down from revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. [...]

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13:33
Apple fights headwinds, reports revenues of $50.6...

The second quarter results for fiscal year 2016 are in, and Apple is dooooomed. DOOOOMED! (Not really) The company posted quarterly revenues of $50.6 billion and net income of $10.5 billion ($1.90 per diluted share). That compares to revenues of $58 billion for the year-ago quarter and net income of $13.6 billion ($2.33 per share). 

Apple CEO Tim Cook was positive, saying "Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds. We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over one billion active devices."

Apple announced that it will be authorizing an increase of $50 billion to its capital return program, with a plan to spend a cumulative total of $250 billion in cash by the end of March 2018.

Luca Maestri, Apple...

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13:31
Notable apps and app updates for April 26, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Smile has released PDFpen 8, the latest version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. The upgrade features support for digital signatures, file attachments, and, in PDFpenPro, portfolio creation.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8 now enable the application of digital signatures, as well as validation of digitally signed documents. This signing option adds to PDFpen 7’s current signing options, which include interactive signature fields, pasting scanned signatures, and a scribble tool.

PDFpenPro and PDFpen 8 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox storage or iCloud Drive. iCloud storage is available when PDFpen is purchased via the Mac App...

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13:30
AWT News Update: April 26, 2016

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  • YouTube updates its iPhone and iPad app with bigger thumbnails and a powerful deep neural network back end
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  • Nokia is buying health and fitness accessory manufacturer Withings
  • Will the iPhone 7 include Smart Connector charging?

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13:07
FBI may keep iPhone flaw secret

FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that his agency was still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino killers would go through a government review to determine if it should be disclosed to Apple or the public.

I’d be shocked if they disclosed the flaw to Apple or the public. If this is the only way they have to get into these phones, they have no reason to disclose the flaw.

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12:50
Top Silicon Valley Execs and Others Urge Congress To...

An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report:Some of the biggest names in tech and corporate America, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, have teamed up with governors and educators to ask Congress to provide $250 million in federal funding to school districts in order to give every single K-12 student in the nation an opportunity to learn how to code. On the legislative side, these tech CEOs are joined by governors from both sides, including California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R). Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for more than $4 billion in funding for states, and $100 million for districts in order to bring computer science curricula to every single K-12 student in the country. What this group of CEOs, governors and educators is asking for today is different. They're saying that this issue can be addressed without...

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12:49
FBI still deciding whether to allow review of San...

The FBI has yet to decide whether an exploit used to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook will even be reviewed for possible disclosure, agency director James Comey said on Tuesday.

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12:24
In Q2 2016, Apple Sees First Revenue Decline in 13...

For Apple, the sky has fallen… by 12.8 percent, which is how far its revenues declined compared to those of last year.

 

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11:56
Google mimics Apple Watch with conveniently...

Taking a page from the simple customization of the Apple Watch, Google on Tuesday announced it is launching a new lineup of Android Wear bands that can be easily replaced to give a wearable device a fresh look.

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11:43
Chromebooks May Get Avalanche of Android Apps


Google appears to be on the verge of executing a long-speculated plan to integrate Google Play's vast collection of more than a million Android apps into the Chrome operating system. A series of screen shots recently posted on Reddit show Chrome OS users able to access the Google Play store on a Chromebook. Users were able to find extensive references to ARC, or App Runtime for Chrome, embedded in the source code. ARC allows users to run their favorite Android apps in the Chrome OS. Google was coy about whether the code cameo signals a new strategy. "We're always experimenting with new features," said spokesperson Iska Saric.

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11:32
Skype for Business finally makes its way to the Mac

Microsoft's new business communication product is finally coming to the Mac after the company launched it for PC users last year.

The company announced the first technical preview of Skype for Business for Mac on Tuesday morning, giving users of Apple computers an easy way to connect to meetings they have scheduled through Microsoft's professional audio and videoconferencing software. 

When users sign into the app, they'll see their Skype for Business meetings for the current day and the following one, and be able to easily join them to discuss whatever business things they want to with the other people invited.

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11:30
Apple Is Outdated, Says Chinese Conglomerate LeEco...

An anonymous reader shares an article on CNBC: Apple is "outdated" and losing momentum in China, billionaire entrepreneur Jia Yueting told CNBC in his first international television interview. "Apple only has individual apps. This was the right choice during the first generation of mobile net, when CPUs [central processing units] and the mobile network speeds were not fast enough," Jia said. "However now we're moving into the next era of mobile internet, these problems no longer exist. Moreover, having separate apps just means great obstacles in the user experience. We hope to break down these obstacles. One of the most important reasons [for slowing sales] is that Apple's innovation has become extremely slow," he said. "For example, a month ago Apple launched the iPhone SE. From an industry insider's perspective, this is a product with a very low level of technology... We think this is something they just shouldn't have done. [...] The Watch hasn't cut it. And they're looking at...

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11:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Oh, say can you USB-C?

Three for USB-C

This week’s roundup includes three new devices that let you make the most of your MacBook’s USB-C port. Read on!

Amped Wireless

The $179 Athena High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router includes 16 amplifiers and four high-gain antennas, to give you top-flight Wi-Fi coverage over a 15,000-square-foot area—perfect for offices, classrooms, and computer labs in any setting. 

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10:59
A flop unlike any other

Leaving aside the “…if industry estimates are accurate…” (they’re not), the media in general and the tech media is particular always seem to need to see everything in absolute terms. The Apple Watch is most certainly not a flop – nothing that sells millions of copies at $500+ a pop can be called that.

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10:51
Redesigned YouTube Home tab recommends videos using...

YouTube is rolling out a redesigned Home interface for the iOS and Android app. The new design is cleaner and simpler, but also takes advantage of deep neural networks to better recommend videos for users to watch.

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10:47
Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' will let...

Cloud storage service Dropbox on Tuesday announced "Project Infinite," a new feature that will let people browse cloud files on their desktop without having to have the content synced locally.

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10:22
Apple drops third iOS 9.3.2 beta for developers

It's that time of the week again, as registered developers who hit Software Update on their testing devices or log in to the Apple developer portal will find a shiny new preview of iOS 9.3.2 waiting.

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10:00
New Apple ads highlight Touch ID and ... onions

There's nothing quite like those Apple TV ads, with their slightly quirky look at the things that we take for granted. Two new ads showed up yesterday, one highlighting Touch ID and the other focusing on how good the camera of the iPhone 6s is at shooting 4K video!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I will be shooting video of shallots being sliced...

Cases For The Brand-new iPhone SE Are Now Available at OtterBox.com!

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09:29
News: Logi BASE is first stand to charge iPad Pro...

Logitech’s Logi BASE for the iPad Pro provides a new take on a tablet stand by charging the device through its Smart Connector. Until now the Smart Connector had only been used to connect Apple’s Smart keyboard to the device, but Logitech has capitalized on the new port to provide charging capabilities to both the 9.7” and 12.9” models....

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09:23
Nokia dives into digital health

With the $191 million acquisition of France's Withings, Nokia is back in the consumer gadget space and diving deeper into digital health.

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08:55
Facebook’s rumored camera app sounds like a Snapchat...

Facebook is reportedly building a new camera app that crosses the spontaneity of Snapchat with live streaming.

The Wall Street Journal’s unnamed sources describe the app as a “camera-first” format, similar to Snapchat. Users who are shooting a video may also be able to switch to a Facebook Live stream. This would not be a separate network, but rather a way to feed more photos and videos into Facebook proper.

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08:35
Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program now an option...

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program has a couple of advantages: You can upgrade your phone every year directly through Apple, and the monthly fee you pay includes AppleCare+ protection. But Apple restricted upgrade sign-ups to in-store purchases—until now.

Today when you go to buy a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus online, Apple’s upgrade program isn’t just an option—it’s the default selection. Instead of paying your carrier a monthly fee to buy an iPhone, you can pay Apple $32.41 a month for a 16GB 6s or $36.58 for the 6s Plus with no money down. You’ll still have to pay your carrier for voice and data. T-Mobile customers have to upgrade in-store, but eligible AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers can sign up for the program online.

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07:49
News: India demands ‘panic button’ on iPhone by 2017

India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has mandated that all mobile phones include a “panic button” to be sold in the country as of January 1, 2017. On cheaper phones that will entail holding the “5” or “9” key to call emergency services, but the order’s wording for smartphones is a bit more convoluted, requiring the “facility of emergency call button by pressing the same…

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07:46
This is Nifty: Tipping by Gorischek Design

This is kind of neat.

Gorischek Design’s Tipping app allows you to quickly calculate how much to tip on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad without having to unlock the device.

The app allows you to calculate 15%, 20% and 25% on a tip, enter the amount and get back to your meal.

Tipping requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run and retails for $1 in the App Store.

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07:42
Liveblog: Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings call starts at...

iPhone sales account for a huge chunk of Apple's revenue, so slower iPhone sales means a lot less revenue. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT/10pm UK, and as usual Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson and I will be following along with the call and providing charts and commentary. Apple is expected to report its first year-over-year revenue decline since 2003, mainly due to lower iPhone sales.

Apple's own forecasts predict revenue between $50 billion and $53 billion, well short of the $58 billion it earned in Q2 of 2015 though still higher than the $45.6 billion in revenue it earned in Q2 of 2014. The outsized success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year set a tough benchmark for the company, and pent-up demand for the...

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07:40
Time Warner’s Turner aims for cinephiles with...

Time Warner’s Turner is taking a shot at standalone streaming video with FilmStruck, a niche service for movie snobs.

FilmStruck will launch this fall, and is a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. The two groups are promising “a comprehensive and constantly refreshed library of films comprised of an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films.”

Some of those films include Seven Samurai, A Hard Day’s Night, A Room With A View, Blood Simple, My Life As A Dog, Mad Max, Breaker Morant and The Player. Indie studios such as Janus Films, Flicker Alley, and Icarus are on board, as are some major movie studios such as Warner Bros. Beyond the movies themselves, Turner is promising rare footage and bonus features for those who want to...

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07:37
Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to...

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

The cloud storage company announced a new initiative at its Open conference in London on Tuesday called Project Infinite. It's a push to create a new Dropbox interface that allows users to see all of the files they've stored in the cloud in their computer's file explorer without requiring them to keep local copies of each document, image, spreadsheet or other file. 

With Project Infinite, users will be able to manage their files in the cloud by moving them around inside the Mac OS X Finder or Windows File Explorer, just like they would any local files that are taking up space on their hard drives.

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07:25
Dropbox brings infinite hard drive space to your...

Dropbox announces Project Infinite. Their attempt to capture a huge chunk of the cloud business. A fascinating concept, well executed, but their marketing could use some tuning, a bit of a slight towards Apple, OS X, and iOS.

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07:22
Toontrack release Classic Rock drum grooves

Still to this day, the pummeling grooves of John Bonham, Ian Paice, Keith Moon and Bill Ward continue to inspire writers and underline the fact that in classic rock, the drums are – and should be – loud, obnoxious and play as much of a leading part as anything else in a song.

I have quite a few of these drum groove libraries from Toontrack. They do a great job with them and I’ll be adding this one to my collection.

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07:14
Bryan Chaffin interviews John Sculley

I interviewed former Apple CEO John Sculley on April 11th, an insightful and enjoyable experience. While the interview was ostensibly centered around his 2014 book Moonshot! (on Amazon and iBooks), Mr. Sculley also shared anecdotes about his time at Apple experiences with the late Steve Jobs, some of which I hadn’t previously heard.

Great interview. You can read it or listen to the audio.

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07:14
News: Apple extends iPhone Upgrade Program to online...

After its launch in retail stores last year, Apple has finally made its iPhone Upgrade Program available to those buying their iPhone online. After clicking the “Buy” option for an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, the first screen of the checkout process includes the option to enroll in the program for $32.41 per month for a 16GB 6s or $36.58 per month with the 16GB 6s Plus. The price goes up as the storage options increase....

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07:10
What Smart Connector charging could mean for the...

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

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07:06
Chernobyl: Thirty years ago today, a threat for 3,...

Riveting account of the disaster, with a first person accounting from one of the very few people who was there and lived to tell the tale.

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06:58
Broadband data caps are having their intended effect...

On cable companies and data caps, charges seemingly intended for cord cutters.

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06:55
Nokia to buy connected health gadgets firm Withings...

Nokia is paying 170 million euros (U.S. $191 million) to acquire French fitness gadgets company Withings in a bid to get into the digital health market.

For the Espoo, Finland company, which sold its handset business to Microsoft two years ago, and has been since mainly in the area of selling telecom equipment, the acquisition marks a strong push into connected healthcare and home products, ranging from activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, and home and baby monitors.

Nokia’s brand, which is still well-regarded in many consumer markets, may aid the company as it enters new segments and starts what it describes as a “new chapter.”

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06:53
iPhones sold in India will require panic button...

As of January 1, 2017, all phones in India -- including iPhones -- will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country, according to a new government order.

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06:50
The increasing hackability of your car

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, on the hackability of your car and the increasing vulnerability that comes with some recent rule changes.

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06:47
News: Apple reportedly ‘willing to help’ reactivate...

The father of a teen who was lost at sea said Apple is attempting to reactivate his son’s iPhone in the hopes of learning more about his fate, ABC News reports. The phone was found aboard the boat that Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, were on when they went missing. Blu Stephanos said, “We’ve been working with the phone’s manufacturer who seems willing to help us try to get the phone operational again. That would…

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06:20
Wells Fargo believes 'iPhone 7' will...

With Apple set to report its first-ever year-over-year decline in iPhone sales this afternoon, analysts continue to look forward to the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch in hopes that it will re-stimulate growth.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Pay What You Want Spring 2016 Mac...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Pay What You Want Spring 2016 Mac Bundle, consisting of thirteen premium apps to maximize your productivity in photo editing, 3d modelling, website building, and more. Pay whatever you want for Marked 2, skEdit 4, and Emulsion App, and if you beat the average price you’ll receive the complete set of apps, including Flux 6, Hands Off, AfterShot Pro 2, Screens 3, Owlet, AllMyMusic, and more. Best…

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05:00
Taking DIY to the Next Level


While hobbyists, inventors and innovators alike have been experimenting and producing a variety of do-it-yourself projects, their world is expected to undergo a hard shift as DIY moves to the next level. 3D printing is the cornerstone of the coming shift, and its effect on our daily lives will be multiplied by several converging forces: the collaborative economy, the jobless economy and the age of personalization. As these economic forces bear down on DIYers, the market will shudder hard and eventually reboot. Here's how that will work.

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03:57
Indian government will require all iPhones to...

A new motion signed into law in India will require all phones, including iPhones, to feature a ‘panic button’ to call emergency services and GPS for location pings from January 1st, 2017. The provisions are being brought in to aid the ‘security of women’, via the Indian Express.

Obviously, GPS has existed in iPhones since the iPhone 3G but it seems that Apple will have to make some software modifications to iOS to comply with the panic button request.

more…

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02:11
XSAN 4 cannot create affinity

Forums: Troubleshooting

When trying to assign an affinity to a folder, I get this error:

ns:~ cine$ sudo cvaffinity -s Data /Volumes/XRAID/COMMON

cvaffinity: Couldn't set affinity for "/Volumes/XRAID/COMMON" - error 2

ns:~ cine$

The info from cvadmin here:
Xsanadmin (XRAID) > show long
Show stripe groups (File System "XRAID")

Stripe Group 0 [MetadataAndJournal] Status:Up,MetaData,Journal,Exclusive
Total Blocks:61035712 (931.33 GB) Reserved:0 (0.00 B) Free:61014147 (931.00 GB) (99%)
MultiPath Method:Rotate
Stripe Depth:1 Stripe Breadth:64 blocks (1024.00 KB)
Realtime limit IO/sec:0 (~0 mb/sec) Non-Realtime reserve IO/sec:0
Committed RTIO/sec:0 Non-RTIO clients:0 Non-RTIO hint IO/sec:0
Disk stripes:
Primary Stripe [MetadataAndJournal] Read:Enabled Write:...

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00:01
First look: Logi Base is the first device to charge...

Apple's magnetic Smart Connector is no longer just for keyboard accessories. The new Logi Base Charging Stand with Smart Connector uses the input capabilities of the new port to recharge both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

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Monday April 25

23:59
Review: Logitech’s Smart Connector-equipped charging...

As I’ve detailed in the past, I originally purchased the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last November before switching to the to 9.7-inch model last month due to the lack of software optimization on Apple’s part. When I first wrote about this switch, some people were curious as to why I went with the more expensive 9.7-inch iPad Pro over the cheaper iPad Air. Well, there were too main reasons: Apple Pencil and Smart Connector.

Since the start, the potential of the Smart Connector has intrigued me. So far, we’ve only seen a few keyboard cases that...

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23:59
Mac Bundle: Few bucks (currently $13 & rising)...

9to5Toys Specials has a solid ‘pay what you want’ bundle today that is only around $13 if you get in early (it keeps going up the longer you wait).

The line-up includes Owlet, an intuitive app for giving your 3D models a photo-realistic finish, and Flux 6, which lets you build beautiful responsive websites with drag-and-drop controls....

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23:40
Esports league bans porn site-sponsored team

Today I learned that porn site YouPorn has its own eSports team. Unfortunately for the site, I also learned that the Electronic Sports League (ESL) has decided that Team YP can't compete in its eSport events, which include Street Fighter 5, Counter S...

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22:02
Apple by itself earns +40% of the profits of Silicon...

While the world waits to see just how many iPhones, iPads and Macs Apple sold in the March quarter, a report on the top 150 firms in California's Silicon Valley shows that Apple earned more than 40 percent of the region's total profits in 2015, and its revenues grew 2.5x as fast as its peers year over year.

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20:26
Apple 'seems willing' to help repair,...

Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.

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18:29
Report: Apple slowing down recruiting efforts as it...

Apple appears to be making some cuts in its recruiting department. According to a new report from VentureBeat, Apple recently has been letting go of all of its contract recruiters, as well as some of its in-house full-time recruiters. In total, these cuts affect more than 100 people and there are no signs of them being replaced.

more…

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18:09
Apple reportedly winding down recruiting efforts,...

Ahead of Apple's earnings call, a report on Monday claims the company is reevaluating its recruiting program, a move that could potentially affect more than 100 current employees.

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18:00
Launching today: Team AWT

Today Apple World Today is launching a new subscription patron program for those who want to help support the site: Team AWT

What’s new? More for you. Anyone who helps keep AWT running with a subscription of $5 or more per month gets the following benefits:

  • Member-only discounts and giveaways
  • Exclusive access to the Team AWT Slack chatroom
  • Access to the weekly Patron Podcast
  • A regularly-emailed newsletter with fresh and fun content not available elsewhere
  • More goodies as we add them to the program

More details can be found on this page, which has a ton of information on it and answers to questions that existing subscribers might have. 

Like Dennis and I always say, we can't do this without your continued support. Team AWT is our way to pay back our supporters with benefits that will make it...

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17:35
Apple now includes online purchases in the iPhone...

Apple has expanded its iPhone Upgrade Program to include online purchases. The program applies to an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus purchased at Apple’s website or an Apple retail store.

The iPhone Upgrade Program, introduced in September 2915, allows you to get a new iPhone every year and includes AppleCare +. It’s an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year. You’re even free to choose the carrier and rate plan that works for you. Pricing starts at $32.41 a month.

Classic protection: Pad & Quill's Little Pocket Book for iPhone® SE Case

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17:02
Screens VNC: Remote Access to your desktop computer

Screens is a beautiful, yet powerful Screen Sharing and VNC client that lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC from the comfort of your living room, the corner coffee shop or anywhere in the world.

I do love this app.

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16:36
Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program to include...

As of Monday, customers looking to purchase a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through Apple's website can take advantage of the company's iPhone Upgrade Program, an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year.

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INKS. 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: From the makers of BAFTA-winning Lumino City comes INKS. INKS updates pinball for a new generation. It combines the joy of pinball with... | Read more »
How to maximise your profits in Bakery B...
Running a bakery can be an expensive venture. You’ll need to continuously upgrade your oven, your kitchen supplies, and even your ingredients to keep customers happy. Most of these renovations in Bakery Blitz cost a pretty penny, but we have a few... | Read more »
How to manage your time in Bakery Blitz
It can be tricky, especially when you risk burning your kitchen to the ground if you forget a cake in the oven, so make sure to use these time management tricks to keep your bakery running smoothly. Don’t collect the money right away [Read more] | Read more »
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How to deal with wind in Angry Birds Act...
Angry Birds Action! is a physics-based puzzler in which you're tasked with dragging and launching birds around an obstacle-littered field to achieve a set objective. It's simple enough at first, but when wind gets introduced things can get pretty... | Read more »
How to get three stars in every level of...
Angry Birds Action! is, essentially, a pinball-style take on the pull-and-fling action of the original games. When you first boot it up, you'll likely be wondering exactly what it is you have to do to get a good score. Well, never fear as 148Apps... | Read more »
The beginner's guide to Warbits
Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning. Positioning is crucial [Read... | Read more »
How to upgrade your character in Spellsp...
So you’ve mastered the basics of Spellspire. By which I mean you’ve realised it’s all about spelling things in a spire. What next? Well you’re going to need to figure out how to toughen up your character. It’s all well and good being able to spell... | Read more »
5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to...
If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun. It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon,... | Read more »

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Revel Systems, specialists in iPad Point of Sale management solution for brick-and-mortar retail, food businesses and more, today announced that it will showcase its innovative iPad Point of Sale... Read more
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Apple now has a full line of Certified Refurbished 2015 21″ & 27″ iMacs available for up to $350 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. The following models are... Read more
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India’s smartphone market grew by 12 percent year-over-year, with 24.4 million units shipping in Q1 2016. The top five vendors stayed the same, with Samsung in the lead, followed by Micromax, Intex... Read more
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Calgary, Canada based Stonelight Pictures has announced the release of Battery Share 1.0.1, its new utility for iOS 9 supported devices. The company notes that people are spending more time on their... Read more
11-inch 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for...
Amazon has the current-generation 11″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MJVM2LL/A) on sale for $749.99 for a limited time. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model... Read more
Price drops on clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs by up to $250. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799, $200... Read more
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