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Wednesday January 27

12:46
Twitter close to hiring Natalie Kerris

Kerris is well known in Silicon Valley for her job as one of the top public relations and communications staffers at Apple. She was in the running for the top job at the tech giant, which went to Steve Dowling, after the departure of Katie Cotton.

Kerris retired from Apple, but she would be a great addition to Twitter if they can get her.

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12:32
Report: iPhone 7 will sport DSLR-quality camera, 3D...

If the iPhone 5se rumors this week didn’t get you riled up for a new iPhone, then maybe this tidbit about the iPhone 7 will jumpstart your excitement.

Apple is rumored to incorporate a dual-camera system in the new iPhone 7, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, reported by 9to5Mac. The dual-camera would make it possible for the iPhone 7 to take DSLR-quality photos by incorporating the LinX camera technology that Apple acquired last year.

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12:13
Microsoft announces new partnerships and cloud...

Early last year, Microsoft unveiled the Cloud Storage Partner Program enabling various cloud storage providers to integerate their tools into Office Online and Office for iOS. Microsoft’s latest announcement takes that a step further for partners in the CSPP by giving them access to real-time collaboration, and Office for iOS integration for all partners.

Focusing on this announcement for iOS, starting today all CSPP partners can integrate their cloud services into the Office for iOS platform, thus enabling multiple cloud services to be integerated as “Places” within the Office for iOS suite. This is perfect for individuals who use Office for iOS on their personal devices, but also need to connect to various cloud services for their work. Users will no longer have to launch that individual cloud service provider’s...

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12:08
Podcast 492: How to travel like an international...

Susie's back from some last-minute travel, just in time to talk travel with Glenn and Rich Mogull, a security researcher, Macworld contributor, and world traveler who knows all about how to keep your data safe and secure even when moving around in countries that are actively trying to snoop on you.

For instance, we've all heard of "burner" devices—something cheap that holds no more of your personal data than necessary, that you use temporarily and then trash or donate when you're done. Well, that doesn't help us Apple fans much, does it? While it's true you probably won't want to buy a new iPad just to throw it away after a trip to China or Russia, it turns out iOS is generally secure enough that you can back up and wipe a device before you leave, use it during your trip, and then erase it again when you get home, ready to restore to your previous backup. Rich has other great tips too, from VPNs to knowing the special rules at border crossings.

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12:00
San Jose city council signs off on huge Apple campus...

Image via Silicon Valley Business Journal

Yesterday (January 26, 2016), San Jose, CA city council members approved a development plan that will provide Apple with a campus in the city that will be close to 86 acres (34.8 hectares) in size. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo saw the move as potentially reducing traffic congestion, saying "We're thrilled to have thousands of your employees in San Jose, hopefully shortening the commute for many."

The council unanimously approved an agreement that allows Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet (385,548 square meters) of occupied space, spread between industrial, R&D and office zoning. The company has up to 15 years to complete the buildout. 

Apple's...

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11:36
Intel details new Skylake chips hinting at Apple...

Intel has posted a new processor price list, including some Skylake-based units that could potentially make their way into a revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro from Apple.

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11:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood, wonderful wood

Wonderful wood

This week’s roundup includes several devices that are just about as natural as can be. Read on!

Oree

The $190 Oree Board 2 is a Bluetooth keyboard made of a single piece of premium wood—it’s compatible with all iPads and Macs, and it’s efficient: It’ll run for five months on a pair of AA batteries.

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11:24
Flash’s days are coming to an end (the video codec,...

The Global Media Format Report 2016 from Encoding.com predicts that the Flash video codec -- which the late Steve Jobs despised -- will pretty much vanish within 24 months. While Flash is still being used for specific uses and edge cases such as banner ads and legacy browsers, it’s days are numbered, according to the cloud media processing service.

Flash outputs decreased from 21% to 6% in 2015. However, H.264 grew slightly this year, “reflecting dominance as the go- to format for every device imaginable, fueled by the continued adoption of adaptive packaging formats,” says Encoding. Apple continues its use of this technology, and Google’s using it in Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Fueled by the demand for securing HTML5 video content in the browser, WebM grew by roughly a third...

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11:20
Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents...

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Office Online users can work in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations shared inside Box, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile and Egnyte. That means those folks who don't use Microsoft's systems to store their files will still be able to use the Office web apps to work together on the same file all at once. 

The real-time, co-authoring feature was already available for people who used Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint.

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11:12
Flash video is 'on life support,' but big...

As a video format, Adobe Flash is almost gone for good.

According to a report by Encoding.com, Flash accounted for just 6 percent of video output last year, down 15 percent from 2014. Today, it’s mainly used for legacy browsers, banner ads, and some specific edge cases. “We expect to see the Flash video codec disappear completely from our report with 24 months,” the report says.

That sounds like great news for people who’ve dropped Flash from their web browsers due to security concerns and performance drawbacks. But for Encoding.com’s bold prediction to pan out, several major streaming sites will have to change their ways.

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11:05
News: Apple releases second iOS 9.3 public beta

Apple has released the second public beta of iOS 9.3 through its Apple Software Beta Program. Released to developers earlier this week, the second beta makes a number of minor changes to Night Shift mode and CarPlay enhancements to Apple Music and Maps, along with adding a new button for Night Shift mode in Control Center. Be sure to check out our updated peek at what’s new in both the latest iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 betas. Users who have already…

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11:00
A Starry future for broadband internet

Starry Beam

Like most Americans, I have a love/hate relationship with my Internet service provider -- mostly hate. I dislike the fact that I have no real choice for broadband service except one company, and that they charge me a ridiculous amount for service. Today a new home broadband service called Starry was unveiled at an event in New York, and it might be the first opportunity for many of us disenchanted broadband customers to get away from the cable or phone company.

Starry is the brainchild of Chet Kanojia and a team of veterans from Aereo, a failed startup that wanted to disrupt cable companies by provide streaming TV service. What Starry will do is install a number of distribution points called "Starry Beams" around major cities, then sell a $349.99 "Starry Station" router to consumers. There's an antenna that you'll install outside a window (called Starry Point) that will connect to your Starry Station to give...

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10:54
San Jose signs off on massive new Apple development...

The San Jose city council has reportedly approved a development agreement allowing Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space in the north of the city, even though the company itself hasn't yet decided what its interests are.

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10:53
No need to fret, Apple is doing fine

The New York Times:

Let’s get this out of the way first: Despite what you may have heard, the iPhone is not dying. Neither, by extension, is Apple.

It’s true that in an earnings report on Tuesday, after weeks of speculation by Wall Street that iPhone sales would finally hit a peak, Apple confirmed the news: IPhone sales grew at their lowest-ever rate in the last quarter. And the company projected total sales of as much as $53 billion in the current quarter that ends in March, which would be a decline of 8.6 percent from last year and Apple’s first revenue drop in more than a decade.

But if Apple is now hitting a plateau, it’s important to remember that it’s one of the loftiest plateaus in the history of business. The $18.4 billion profit that Apple reported on Tuesday is the most ever earned by any company in a single quarter.

It’s necessary to start with these caveats because people have a tendency to react strongly, almost apoplectically, to any...

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10:40
Second public betas for iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 now...

As expected after the Monday release of the second developer betas of the latest versions of OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple today released public betas of OS X and iOS.

The new iOS 9.3 beta 2 includes updated Night Shift settings and a way to control the new mode from Control Center (see image above). Night Shift changes the color temperature to a warmer hue during evening hours to make the display on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch easier on the eyes and hopefully make it easier for you to fall asleep.

OS X 10.11.4 beta 2 brings secure and password-protected Notes that sync with iOS 9.3, and support for viewing and sharing Live Photos with the Messages app. Apple notes that there are also changes to the iBooks and Photos apps.

If you're signed up for the public betas, the updates are available in Settings > General > Software Update on iOS devices or in the Mac App Store > Updates on Macs.

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10:37
GoPro Shooters Can Send Live Streams Up Periscope


GoPro on Monday announced an integration with Twitter's Periscope app that allows live streaming from a GoPro Hero4 camera. Periscope users can switch between broadcasting from their iPhone's camera to their GoPro directly from the phone screen with the touch of a button, GoPro said. The feature allows GoPro shooters to use the Periscope interface like a production switchboard, GoPro said. They can toggle between their iPhone and GoPro cameras on the fly, adding variety to video of a live event.

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10:16
Review: Urban Armor Gear Trooper for iPhone 6/6s

Urban Armor Gear has ventured into the wallet case category with its new Trooper ($40). Looking much like a typical UAG case, Trooper has a door on the back which opens to reveal a wallet area; the case can hold up to four cards. The door snaps shut securely, to ensure that you won't find your credit cards flying out at some point. Despite the wallet addition, the case feels mostly like a normal iPhone case, with proper button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls. The rubber-and-plastic Trooper comes in black, white, or UAG's orange "rust" color.{/exp:char_limit}

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10:11
Public beta testers get Apple's second build of...

The second pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.4, a forthcoming minor update for the El Capitan Mac operating system, is now available to test for members of Apple's public beta program.

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10:00
iOS 9.3 beta 2 now available to Apple's public...

Members of Apple's public beta tester program can now download and sample the second beta release of iOS 9.3, with a new Control Center switch for Night Shift.

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09:58
Apple releases iOS 9.3 beta 2 to public beta testers

Apple has released the second iOS 9.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to public beta testers. Today’s release follows the developer version earlier this week, which included tweaks and changes from the initial iOS 9.3 beta. These include updated Night Shift settings as well as a new toggle in Control Center and several other changes.

iOS 9.3 includes several new features like Night Shift mode, which changes the color temperature of the display, improvements to the Health and Activity app, Touch ID and secure passwords for Notes, and much more.

Check out our hands-on video below to see iOS 9.3 in action:

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09:37
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/s/Plus cases from $1...

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09:35
Chrome for iOS gets an update with better speed and...

While most iPhone and iPad users stick with good old Safari for their browsing, Google Chrome is an attractive alternate web browser. Today, Google made Chrome for iOS even more attractive with an update that improves both speed and stability.

First, and probably most important, Chrome crashes less often on "misbehaving webpages". How much less? Google's testing shows that the crash rate is down 70 percent with the new version. 

Chrome also now uses Apple's latest rendering engine -- WKWebView -- for better speed, and JavaScript execution has been sped up "significantly". Other improvements include redesigned icons on the New Tab page for easier access to frequently-visited sites, and Spotlight integration so users can search for Chrome bookmarks from the Home screen.

Chrome for iOS version 48.0.2564.87 is a free download, available now. 

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09:18
New quarterly data ranks iPhone high in China &...

iPhone loyalty is at its strongest point in the U.S. since 2012, and despite numerous obstacles in China, Apple has managed to reclaim a position as the bestselling smartphone brand in that region, according to a new December-quarter research report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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09:08
Deliveries app ships a massive update w/ 3D Touch,...

Delveries by Junecloud has received major updates today for both their iOS and Mac applications. For the unitiated, Deliveries is an all-in-one package tracker for both iOS and Mac. Allowing the user to track multiple packages from various couriers, the app is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to have to jump between different delivery company sites.

One of the best features that Junecloud brings to the Deliveries app is making sure both versions of the app have feature parity. Today...

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08:35
Despite past failures, case makers place early bet...

Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay -- a move that can easily backfire.

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08:08
Designers’ favorite typefaces

Nice to scroll through these one word treatments. See if any of these typefaces grab you.

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08:05
Wall Street adjusts Apple expectations after Tim...

Though Apple had a respectable December quarter, the company's outlook for the following three months calls for iPhone sales to decline for the first time ever. Analysts on Wall Street responded by trimming their price targets, though most still believe investors should buy in.

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08:04
Inside the hidden world that handles your holiday...

“You don’t know where the product went after it left your store, so you can’t put it back on your shelf.” There’s a shadow world out there that resells your returned goods.

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08:04
Deals: Apple Pencil in stock; $280 off iMac 5K (3....

Apple Pencils are in stock, grab one while you can. Meanwhile, AI readers get free AppleCare, a free AIO AirPrint printer, and $110 off a Late 2015 27" iMac 5K configuration extremely popular with photographers. Or save $220 on a fully-loaded Space Gray 12" MacBook with no tax in 49 states.

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08:03
Rumor: Apple to incorporate dual lens system in next...

The next-gen iPhone could feature a dual lens camera system.

This is according to a research note published by noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that predicts that two 5.5-inch versions of the “iPhone 7 Plus” are in development, one with a single iSight rear-facing camera and another boasting a dual-camera design.

The rumored iPhone 7 Plus model with a dual-lens camera system would take advantage of imaging algorithms that Apple acquired through its purchase of Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging last year.

The purchase of LinX offered several improvements the iPhone 7 Plus could benefit from, including multiple sensors for a smaller size, possibly eliminating the need for a protruding camera lens. The lenses would also have better...

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08:00
New Chrome for iOS is finally as fast and stable as...

Enlarge / Chrome for iOS running on an iPhone 6S. Expect big speed boosts after today's update. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Google Chrome 48, which is being released to the browser’s stable channel today, is just another incremental update for most of the browser’s users. For Chrome users on iOS, however, it’s a big one—possibly the biggest single update since the iOS version was first released back in 2012—and it’s all because of an under-the-hood switch.

The short version is that Chrome 48 on iOS will be as fast as Safari on iOS for the first time ever thanks to a switch from iOS’ UIWebView rendering engine to the...

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07:59
Amazon’s customer service backdoor
07:58
The best rechargeable AA batteries

The Wirecutter with an up-to-date survey of AA rechargeables. Good info.

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07:48
FCC’s proposed television rule changes could benefit...

Federal regulators are expected to propose overhauling rules for television set-top boxes, a move aimed at lowering bills for cable viewers and providing more access to Internet-based programming, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The proposal by Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, likely would involve giving cable and satellite customers more choice in whether to use their service provider’s set-top box and cable app, or use their own unit (as long as it met industry specs).

As noted by AppleInsider, such changes could benefit Apple, which has run into problems both in attempts to work with cable companies and go around them directly to content owners. 

What do we know about Apple's rumored TV service, which I call Apple Web TV? T...

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07:47
Microsoft Windows Phone VP tweets from his iPhone,...

Joe Belfiore tweeted from his iPhone. Odd choice.

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07:22
FCC to move on set-top box regulations, could open...

The Federal Communications Commission will reportedly float a new initiative that would force cable and satellite providers to broaden support for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to build new experiences on top of traditional cable services.

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07:18
Apple is the second most Influential Brand in Canada

iPhone in Canada reports that the Institute of Communication Agencies, the not-for-profit association for Canadian communication agencies, and the Ipsos research firm, have released the results of their Most Influential Brands Study for Canada for 2015 at day two of FFWD: Advertising & Marketing Week 2016 in Toronto. 

The top brand this year was Google, followed by Apple, then Microsoft in third spot. Rounding out the top 10 are Facebook, YouTube, Visa, Walmart, Tim Hortons, Amazon, and Samsung.

Google has maintained its number one ranking for the fourth year in a row. Apple took second place, up to spots from last year, and continues to be the most leading edge brand in terms of customer perception and innovation, notes iPhone in Canada.

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07:12
Apple gives Fed food for thought

All eyes will be back on the Federal Reserve today as they make their first interest rate decision and monetary policy statement of the year but there are no economic projections or press conferences this time round, which come at the next meeting in March. Today's Fed meeting as a result is likely to see a more dovish tone to it, especially since the market consensus is that we will see fewer rate hikes this year than the Fed is currently pencilling in, says Simon Smith, chief economist, FXPro, an online broker.

“Even though we saw a higher than expected rise in US consumer confidence yesterday a big warning shot has come from one of the world's largest companies Apple which saw its first fall in revenue since 2003,” he says. “The fact that Apple's shares have declined some 20% in the last 6 months shows how the current equity bear market really did start in the middle of 2015 and it comes...

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07:01
∞ Tim continues Apple’s investment strategy

Pouring money into R&D and releasing products during such a downturn is both brave and smart. Apple has long done this and Tim is keeping that strategy in place.

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06:48
News: Report: iPhone 7 Plus to sport dual-camera...

A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities is suggesting that the iPhone 7 Plus will include a dual-camera system that would incorporate two distinct lenses to create higher quality photos. The new system would reportedly incorporate the Linx camera technology that Apple acquired last year, allowing Apple to use smaller camera sensors to get the same or better results as the cameras in current iPhone models. Kuo’s report…

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06:45
Voice recognition is more popular among iPhone users...

New mobile research from Parks Associates finds that 39% of smartphone owners use some sort of voice recognition software such as Siri or Google Now, although the Apple platform is outpacing Android. The research group says that one-half of iPhone owners use voice recognition, as opposed to less than one-third of Android phone owners.

"Smartphone penetration has reached 86% of U.S. broadband households, so it is a mature market, with users, particularly younger consumers and iOS users, exploring more intelligent features and interfaces, including voice control," says Harry Wang, director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. “

Among smartphone users ages 18-24, 48% use voice recognition software, and use of Siri, Apple’s “...

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06:37
Analyst: iPhone performance is strong, but faces ‘...

Its latest financial results show, yet again, that Apple is the most successful smartphone company in the world, but there are “headwinds” in the maturing smartphone market that are finally impacting Apple, according to Ian Fogg, head of Mobile Analysis, IHS Technology.

Significantly, Apple raised the average selling price (ASP) of the iPhone to $691 while also increasing iPhone unit shipment volumes year-on-year. Only the strongest companies can raise ASP and shipment volumes at the same time, Fogg says. 

“These high average selling prices and excellent margins provide Apple with strategic flexibility in how it chooses to operate its business in 2016,” he adds.

Apple has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to buck wider economic conditions and persuade consumers to spend more on their smartphone. China has had a widely...

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06:27
Analyst: an iPhone 7 Plus will incorporate LinX...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he thinks that Apple is working on two 5.5-inch versions of an "iPhone 7 Plus”: one with a single iSight rear-facing camera and another with a dual-camera design. 

A smartphone with a dual-lens camera system could take advantage of imaging algorithms Apple acquired when it bought LinX, an Israeli camera tech company, for about US$20 million in 2015.

In 2014, LinX said it had "successfully developed" miniature multi-aperture cameras designed for mobile devices. The camera modules are nearly half the height of a standard mobile camera and are capable of "creating stunning color images and high accuracy depth maps," the company claims.

The LinX cameras are purportedly artifact-free, even when objects appear at very short range. During the registration process between the images, the...

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06:21
Mac, iOS versions of Safari crashing due to search...

A number of Mac and iOS users reported Safari crashing on Wednesday, in what appears to be a glitch related to the browser's search suggestions feature.

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06:04
Search Suggestions Causing Apple's Safari...

An anonymous reader writes: According to the Verge (and my wife) Apple Safari browsers are crashing left, right, and center due to Safari's search suggestions feature. "Simply disabling this feature will stop Safari crashing, or using the private mode option in the browser as a temporary workaround. Not everyone is affected, and this could be because some have the search suggestions cached locally or they're still able to reach Apple's servers thanks to a DNS cache."


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: LithiumCard Wallet Battery

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the LithiumCard Wallet Battery for only $20 — that’s 66% off the regular price. This sleek, fast and powerful portable battery comes with a built-in Lightning connector so you don’t have to worry about carrying a cable, and you’ll get tons of power packed into a package the width of 5 credit cards, in a beautiful billet aluminum housing. LithiumCard can charge your devices at up to 1%…

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05:49
Safari Suggestions bug causes browser crashes in iOS...

(credit: Andrew Cunningham)

A server-side problem with the Safari Suggestions feature in recent versions of iOS and OS X appears to be causing Safari to crash and hang for some users. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith helped to identify the issue overnight, though it has also been discussed in a pair of Reddit threads in the Apple subreddit. The problem appears to be causing hanging and strange behavior in OS X and outright crashes in iOS. Going to Settings > Safari in iOS (or to the Safari Preferences and then the Search tab in OS X) and disabling the Safari Suggestions feature appears to fix the problem, or you could try using another browser.

The Safari...

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05:00
3D Printing: Innovation's New Lifeblood


To many, 3D printing is little more than a toy. A toy that mostly prints toys. To others, it's a prototyping tool good for a hands-on feel of a manifested idea but not much more. Yet for a select few, 3D printing is the heart of innovation, and each new iteration is pumping the future's lifeblood. Known in the manufacturing sector as "additive manufacturing," or AM, 3D printing is used heavily in prototyping already. There is also some use of it in producing machine parts.

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05:00
What will Apple have to release after an Apple Car...

Apple has given us more revolutionary products than most companies have or ever will: the Mac, the iPhone, and the iPad (the Apple Watch and Apple TV are fine products, but not revolutionary — at least yet). Still, many industry “experts” weep and moan that the company is stuck in a rut because it didn’t release a world-changing product in 2015 and may not in 2016.

Apparently, according to these pundits, the company will barely hang on by its fingernails until it drives out an Apple Car in, say, another five years or so. 

Even though such a project has never been officially confirmed, let’s imagine that an Apple-branded car does indeed drive out in 2020 and is unlike any other auto to ever hit the market. 

Apple’s stock goes through the roof. The world rejoices. The experts are happy once again.

But what happens after that? 

Here’s a likely scenario: the Apple Boat arrives in 2022 and the Apple Copter in 2024...

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04:58
Edward Snowden's OS of choice gets a major...

If you still assume you don't forfeit the right to privacy by going online, there are very few truly secure OS options. The best one might be the Linux flavor called Tails, recommended by none other than Edward Snowden. Its encrypted apps include ema...

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04:30
Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard is a step back in time...

By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum

In the early days of Mac computing, the displays were black and white, the systems booted off a floppy, and the keyboards were noisy. That familiar "clickety-clack" of someone typing was as familiar as the whirring of the 3.5 inch floppy.  

Today we have displays with rich vibrant colors, drives operate off solid-state devices, and keyboards are silent. However for some of us, the keyboards are one giant step backwards, and the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard is a giant step back in time that moves serious typists forward.

The TactilePro compares itself to the last great keyboard made by Apple, the Apple Extended II.  The premium keyswitch used in the Tactile Pro is noisy because it's a mechanical switch. Serious typists prefer a mechanical switch because it gives strong auditory and physical feedback when you press a key.  

Apple's current...

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04:00
Steel yarn jackets absorb energy from the sun to...

ThermalTech's jackets don't look too different from a North Face, but the company promises they're more unique (and less bulky) than the standard fare. See, they sandwich a "smart" fabric layer made of lightweight stainless steel yarn in between the...

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03:40
Samsung may launch its own phone upgrade program

If Apple and Samsung were humans rather than multi-billion dollar multinational corporations, the best way to describe them would probably be "frenemies." Time and again one looks to the other for inspiration, money, or as a source of parts, and toda...

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03:32
North Face eyes A.I. for retail advantage

Retailer North Face has turned to artificial intelligence on its website to better help customers with their purchases.

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03:00
Two new Vaios land in our laps: The flipping crazy...

The Vaio Z turns the 2-in-1 concept on its head, and the Vaio S practically begs to be bent.

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02:45
Amazon brings one-hour Prime Now deliveries to...

After launching one-hour Prime Now deliveries in London last summer, Amazon brought the option to Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester before year's end. The retailer has grand plans to take the convenience to "many more cities in 2016," today announ...

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02:43
KGI: iPhone 7 Plus likely to feature dual-camera...

Reliable Apple analyst KGI securities is today reporting that they believe the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual-camera system. By using two distinct lenses, Apple can use the additional image data to create substantially better quality photos. Dual camera iPhones have been rumored for a long time. KGI also floats the possibility that the Plus will feature an optical zoom, with 2-3x magnification.

The KGI report makes it plain that not all iPhone 7 models will feature the radically new camera. It appears the 4.7 inch iPhone 7 will not feature the technology. It will be reserved for the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus …

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02:35
Apple News is reportedly getting subscription...

Apple is getting ready to bring paywalled articles to its News app, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. If true, this would signify a major change in the service, since it would provide publishers with paywalls (such as The New York T...

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02:19
Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual...

Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration -- with optical image stabilization and zoom -- achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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01:58
Safari on iOS and Mac crashing today for many users...

A strange bug is affecting many Safari users today, causing crashes on iPhone, iPad and Mac. For many users, simply tapping in the URL bar will cause the browser app to crash completely.  The exact issue causing the crashing has not been locked down, but it appears to be related to Apple’s Safari Suggestions service. It’s a very annoying bug that is affecting a lot of people all of sudden today.

When you type a URL, Apple sends what you type to its servers, returning a response with autocomplete search queries, Top Sites and other info. There appears to be a bug in this server request that is causing Safari to randomly crash. Users are discovering some potential workarounds until Apple fixes the problem properly …

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01:30
TfL is making it easier to beat traffic and find...

With the majority of Brits now owning a smartphone or tablet, developers have jumped at the chance to deliver up-to-the-minute information on traffic and travel. Transport for London (TfL) has helped facilitate a number of these features by opening i...

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00:07
The Enduring Suedes fabric collection

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Our Light Suede Collection of vegan faux suede fabric by the yard is not as heavy as the Heavy Suede Fabric Collection, but is great for any commercial or DIY project including accessories, beanbag chairs, love sacks, handbags, etc. While it can be used for upholstery jobs, we would rather recommend the Heavy Suede Collection for that purpose as it feels a lot more rich and realistic.

Faux Suede is a medium-weight, 100% polyester sueded woven, perfect for those projects (including upholstery) that require a soft, durable fabric. This latest addition to our lineup features vibrant colors with a slight sheen, a stain-resistant finish and is soft to the touch thanks to its napped finish.

You can now add environmentally friendly to the long list of Ultrasuedes superior qualities which gives it an A+. This...

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23:43
Which can apathetic or even stop a car if it senses...

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Euro NCAP, the blast analysis organisation, has appear after-effects of its tests on the latest Automous Emergency Auto Brake (AEB) systems, which can apathetic or even stop a car if it senses a blow is imminent.

Volvo ability be acclaimed for architecture some of the safest cars in the world, but in Euro NCAP’s tests its AEB system, accepted as “City Safety and Blow with Full Auto-Brake” was baffled by Mercedes’ “Pre-Safe Brake” setup.

Euro NCAP letters that AEB systems accept been apparent to abate rear-end crashes by 25 per cent. With this in mind, they are of account not alone to car occupants but should aswell abate allowance claims, and appropriately costs for all motorists. So important does Euro NCAP amount the technology that from January it is getting congenital into its appraisement scheme....

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We have begun to compile a collection of small...

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We have begun to compile a collection of small Container House plans designed for those who have limited small budgets with which to start their projects. The idea is to provide flexible plans which include provisions for future expansion designed from the onset to be a functional aspect of the original layout. These plans include all structural...

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18:17
Apple iPhone sales stall. What's going on?

Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2015 -- a record, but it’s the slowest iPhone growth yet, so what’s going on?

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16:34
Transcript of Apple’s financial call

iMore transcribed the call, along with all the analyst questions, and answers from Tim Cook and Luca Maestri.

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16:29
Apple guides first-ever iPhone sales decline in Q2

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first fiscal period of 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he expects year-over-year iPhone unit sales to decline in the current March quarter, the first downturn for iPhone since its launch in 2007.

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15:49
Apple’s Services, Other categories continue to grow

Apple's Services continues to grow, reaching 8% of total revenue in the fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended Dec. 26, 2015. The Services category — which includes revenue from iTunes, Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Pay, app stores, licensing and other items — brought in over $6 billion for fiscal year 2015. 

That’s up 15% year-over-year. Purchases from content from Apple’s installed base was up 24% year-over-year. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told analysts and the press the major drivers of growth were apps, movies, and TV shows.

Revenue from the “other” products category — which includes the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, and iPods, set a record with $4.351 billion. The previous high was $3.048 billion the prior quarter.

Some other notes of interest from Apple’s latest fiscal report: 

  • The company has nearly...
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15:43
Apple's Tim Cook calls VR 'cool' and...

Asked about the technology during a call on the company's Q1 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook called virtual reality "cool" and something with interesting applications, though he didn't tease any plans Apple might have.

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15:36
Analyst: some investors are punishing Apple for not...

Dr. Aleksi Aaltonen, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Warwick Business Schoolk and Apple researcher, says that some investors are starting to punish Apple for not being able to do the impossible. 

He adds that the longer the company keeps breaking its iPhone records, the more likely the following quarter shows that the product has finally peaked. Lots of analysts predicting quarterly sales figures and pondering if the inevitable peaking has finally happened diverts attention from what really matters to the company.

"Things like Apple Music and Apple Pay are smart extensions to the product portfolio but not the kind of exciting products from which the company lives from. To me, the real reason to worry is if Apple starts trying to appease investors,” Aaltonen says. “The company could easily start focusing bit by bit on efficiency and shave off costs here and there to keep investors happy for quarters to come. Given the...

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15:28
Apple reaches global install base of more than 1B...

Apple announced a major milestone as part of its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, noting that more than 1 billion devices pinged its servers over the three-month period ending in December.

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15:21
iPhone growth slows (but the average selling price)...

Apple sold 74.779 million iPhones in the fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended Dec. 26, 2015; that’s slightly below Wall Street’s consensus for around 75 million and is flat with the prior-year’s 74.46 million units. The 0.4% growth in shipments was the lowest since the product was launched in 2007.

Despite this, Apple smartphone revenue was up 1% to $48.05 billion. In the fiscal quarter, the iPhone average selling price (ASP) was the strongest ever with the average iPhone costing $691.The previous high was $674 in the first quarter of 2009.

What’s more, CEO Tim Cook said the fiscal quarter saw the largest number of Android-to-iPhone switches ever, though he didn’t give a specific figure. He also said that, during the quarter, Apple sold an average of 34,000 iPhones per hour, 24/7 for 13 weeks.

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15:15
Fast Times With Nelum OS


Nelum OS is a light and fast live-installable Linux distribution family offering three separate releases. The distro is a brand-new entry to the land of Linux, with its initial release posted earlier this month. It is an unusual twist on what you usually see with a Linux release. For example, the virtual desktops can be changed simply by scrolling the mouse wheel or finger scrolling the touchpad. All three flavors of Nelum Linux rely on Openbox as the window manager. Each version is based on a different Ubuntu version.

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15:09
Mac sales in China grew 27% year-over-year

Apple’s Mac, which continues to buck the trend of an eroding consumer PC, saw 27% year-over-year growth from the first fiscal quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of fiscal 2016, according to Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri.

In its fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended Dec. 26, 2015, Apple saw its third strongest Mac quarter ever with 5.312 million units sold. However, it was the second strongest in terms of revenue on the backs of rising average selling prices. The average Mac cost $1,270 last quarter.

The Mac leveraged the consumer-heavy, 2015 holiday season to retake third place with a 12.7% share of the U.S. personal computer market, according to the latest data from the IDC research group. The Mac has gained market share for 35 out of the last 36 quarters.

According to IDC, the top five U.S. personal computer vendors, and their market share...

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14:55
News: Notes from Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s investor conference call in which the company once again announced record-breaking numbers for Q1 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported again that Apple had its strongest financial results ever, with all-time record quarterly revenue, noting that this is a huge accomplishment given the “turbulent world” around us. To put the iPhone’s sales numbers in perspective, Cook noted that 74.8m iPhones sold represents…

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14:42
ExxonMobil to accept Apple Pay at the pump through...

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced upcoming availability for Apple Pay at ExxonMobil gas stations through that company's Speedpass+ touchless payments system.

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14:27
Apple TV (4th gen) with Siri remote in refurbished...

It’s only been a few short months since the 4th generation Apple TV with Siri remote was released, but it’s already available in refurbished condition from Apple’s online store. The discounts are slight, but they are definitely better than paying full-price: 32GB is $129 (Reg. $149) and 64GB is $169 (Reg. $199). Apple’s refurbished products include a full one-year warranty and generally come in great condition. Just last week Apple began offering refurbished 12-inch MacBooks for the first time ever.

We’ve seen a handful of deals for Apple’s latest streaming media player during the holiday season with prices dropping as low as $100 for the 32GB...

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14:25
Apple’s Q2 revenue forecast overshadows a record-...

Enlarge / The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has just released its earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which runs from the beginning of October to the end of December. The holiday quarter is usually Apple's largest by far, and Apple still managed to grow a little even if it couldn't match the same astounding iPhone 6-driven growth levels it hit in Q1 of 2015. Profit and revenue are both up slightly, but it's mostly thanks to growth in the Services and Other Products categories. Revenue increased in all territories but the Americas and Japan, with China again accounting for most of the growth.

Apple broke quarterly records, with $18.4 billion in...

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14:19
Rising iPhone ASP in Q1 hints at healthy iPhone 6s...

In first quarter financial results announced on Tuesday, Apple's average selling price (ASP) for the iPhone rose to $690.50, suggesting a fairly healthy demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which launched in September.

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14:13
Apple's Q1: Record $18.4 billion profit, but...

Apple just reported its financial results for the holiday quarter, which ended Dec. 26, and unsurprisingly, the company posted huge numbers: $18.4 billion in profit on $75.9 billion in revenue. The company sold 74.8 million iPhones, which is slightly less than the 75 million expected from sales of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, though still nothing to shake a stick at. Apple’s Q1 is the most profitable quarter any company has ever reported. Ever.

But here’s the deal: iPhone sales won’t keep climbing forever—though they’re still growing, it’s at a slower rate than ever before, from 74.5 million units to 74.8 million year-over-year. Apple expects revenue in the current quarter to decline year-over-year, from $58 billion during last year’s Q2 to between $50 billion and $53 billion when the quarter ends in March.

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14:07
Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2016...

Apple's biggest quarter ever was something of a mixed bag for the company --?it sold more iPhones than ever, but the company also expects revenues to fall next quarter. Following the announcement of its first quarter of fiscal 2016 results, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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14:06
Apple announces $75.9 in revenue, $18.4 billion...

It’s hard to argue with an $18.4 billion profit.

This is what Apple had to announce for its Q1 numbers, the company citing an $18.4 billion profit on $75.9 billion in revenue.

During the conference call, Apple cited 74.7 million iPhones sold, 16.1 million iPads sold, and 5.3 million Macs sold. Although the October through December period was probably a stacked quarter for Apple Watches sales, the company doesn’t break out category sales for that product for “competitive” reasons.

That compares to $51.5 billion in revenue, $11.1 billion in profit, 48 million iPhones, 9.8 million iPads, and 5.7 million Macs reported in the previous quarter. During the same holiday quarter a year prior, Apple reported $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in profit, 74.4 million...

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14:05
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $74.6 billion and net income of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.1 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “Our team delivered Apple’s biggest quarter ever, thanks to the world’s most innovative products and all-time record sales of iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The growth of our Services business accelerated during the quarter to produce record results, and our installed base recently crossed a major milestone of one billion active devices.”

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14:05
Apple sees growth in China amid currency headwinds,...

Apple revenues exhibited regional growth in China over the first fiscal quarter of 2016, but currency headwinds clipped the company's wings, prompting the release of so-called "supplemental material" to explain what some might view as concerning trends.

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13:59
Apple now has an ‘active installed base’ of one...

In more info about its latest financial results, Apple says its installed base drove over $31 billion in related purchases in fiscal year 2015. That’s up 23% year-over-year. The company says it has a “active installed base” of one billion users.

That’s based on iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with the company’s services within the past 90 days. Those services include iTunes, Apple Music, app stores, iCloud, and Apple Pay.

The Americas accounted for $29.3 billion in fiscal quarter one of 2016 (down 4%). Europe accounted for $17.9 billion (down 4%); Greater China accounted for $18.4 billion (up 14%); Japan accounted for $4.8 billion (down 12 percent); and the rest of Asia Pacific accounted for $5.4 billion (up 4%).

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13:40
Apple announces record first quarter financial...

Maybe Apple’s not doomed, after all. The company has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended Dec. 26, 2015. Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. 

Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Mac sales for the quarter reached 5.3 million units (down 4% year-over-year). iPad sales were 16.1 million (a 25% decrease year-over-year).

“Our team delivered Apple’s biggest quarter ever, thanks to the world’s most innovative products and all-time record sales of iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV,” said CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “The growth of our Services business accelerated during the quarter to produce record results, and our installed base recently crossed a major milestone of one billion active devices.”

The latest financial results compare to revenue of $74.6 billion and net income of $18 billion, or $3.06...

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13:39
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q1 2016 earnings call

Apple just posted its official Q1 2016 earnings report and we’ve broken down how that compares to previous quarters. Next up on the schedule is Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts where CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri typically recap the numbers and field questions about Apple’s financial situation.

To recap the big numbers from today’s report, Apple counted $75.9b in revenue, $18.4b in profit, 74.8m iPhones sold, 16.1m iPads sold, and 5.3m Macs sold during the final three months of last year. Apple Watch numbers aren’t broken out at this point and instead included in the Other category with iPods, Apple TVs, and other accessories.

We’ll be tuned in to the call as it plays out, and update this post with up-to-the-minute details while highlighting major updates. The call is scheduled to kick off at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET so stick around.

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13:37
News: Apple sets Q1 record: $75.9B revenue, 75M...

Apple reported its first quarter 2016 financial results today, with 74.8 million iPhones and 16 million iPads sold. The company posted quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and quarterly net profit of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. In Q1 2015, Apple had revenue of $74.6 billion and net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. Gross margin was 40.1 percent compared to 39.9 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to 66…

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13:36
Apple World Today Liveblog of the Apple 1Q 2016...

Welcome to the AWT liveblog of Apple's 1Q 2016 earnings call. We'll be providing commentary here as the call progresses. There is no need to refresh this page; it will be automatically updated. You can listen to the call live at http://www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/ starting at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET. 

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13:35
Apple sells 74.8M iPhones, rakes in $75.9B in...

The 2015 holiday shopping season was the biggest quarter in Apple's history, with profits of $18.4 billion earned thanks to yet another record performance for the iPhone.

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13:35
Apple’s Q1 2016 Sets Records, but Just Barely

Apple is still making money hand over fist, but all three of its major product categories have stalled or are in decline. Michael Cohen and Josh Centers don their analyst hats to try to explain why.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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13:34
Apple says it now has 1 billion total active devices

Apple just released its Q1 2016 earnings, reporting “record” results of $75.9 billion in revenue and $18.4 billion in profit. In addition to its normal data, however, Apple has shared a new figure relating to the number of active devices it has in the wild. Apple says that it now has an active installed base of 1 billion devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Apple says it gathered this data by tracking the devices that have been engaged with its services within the last 90 days.

“The growth of our Services business accelerated during the quarter to produce record results, and our installed base recently crossed a major milestone of one billion active devices,” Tim Cook said regarding the growth of the company’s...

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13:33
∞ Apple reports $18.4 billion profit for first...

Apple on Tuesday announced record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion.

“Our team delivered Apple’s biggest quarter ever, thanks to the world’s most innovative products and all-time record sales of iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The growth of our Services business accelerated during the quarter to produce record results, and our installed base recently crossed a major milestone of one billion active devices.”

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13:33
Apple announces record quarter, Q1 2016 revenue of $...

It’s earnings day for Apple and the company has just reported their official numbers for revenue, profit, and products sold during the holiday quarter. Remember that this quarter includes the bulk of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, all iPad Pro and related accessory sales, Apple TV 4 sales, plus traffic from the busy holiday shopping season.

With that in mind, Apple reported $75.9b in revenue, $18.4b in profit, 74.8m iPhones sold, 16.1m iPads sold, and 5.3m Macs sold. Although the October through December period was probably a stacked quarter for Apple Watches sales, the company doesn’t break out category sales for that product for “competitive” reasons.

That compares to $51.5 billion in revenue, $11.1 billion in profit, 48m iPhones, 9.8m iPads, and 5.7m Macs reported in the previous quarter. During the same holiday quarter...

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13:33
Report: Apple may soon let you read paid-...

The News app on your iPhone might start giving you access to more paid articles from paywall sites like The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The New York Times.

According to Reuters, Apple is planning to make paid-subscription content available on its News app for iOS 9. This would entice subscription-only publications to offer more content to News readers. Right now Apple News does have a few paywall sites in its roster, including The Wall Street Journal, but these publishers have to either offer their content for free or share only an excerpt that drives readers to the publication’s website. By incorporating access to paid subscriptions, readers would be able to go through the paywall and read the entire...

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13:27
News: Microsoft releases News Pro app for iOS

Microsoft has released News Pro, a new free news app. Unlike Apple’s built-in iOS 9 News app, News Pro appears to be geared more toward professional and business interests. Billed as “Your Work News Brief,” the app is designed to help users search for daily news relevant to their work field, with over a million topics to choose from. Users can link News Pro with their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to tailor their news feed to their…

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13:23
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

PowerProduction Software has announced StoryBoard Artist 7, an update of the digital and animatic storyboard creation tool for filmmakers. The software is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

Version 7 amps up 3D capabilities, adding an unlimited number of character poses, advanced motion graphics, and integration with StoryBoard mobile apps for previs creation across devices.

StoryBoard Artist 7 is immediately available from PowerProduction Software for $499.99. StoryBoard Artist owners can upgrade to the new version 7.0 for $199.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Intelligent...

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13:19
Microsoft launches business-oriented News Pro...

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced News Pro, a news aggregator for both iPhones and the Web that takes a different tack thanks to its dependence on Bing News, and a focus on business-related topics instead of general interests.

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13:02
Microsoft launches News Pro, a hyper-relevant news...

Microsoft today released News Pro, a news delivery service with “hyper-relevant news for your work.”  The application utilizes either your Facebook or LinkedIn account for log in and then aggregates news topics and articles around your work-based interests. The idea is similar to Apple’s own News app, and Flipboard, but with a focus on articles and topics related to your day-to-day career. The project seems to be coming out from the Microsoft Garage team, whom have been specializing in experimental projects.

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12:48
New Little iPhone May Sprout This Spring


An iPhone with a 4-inch display and some features found in Apple's latest models will launch in March or April, according to a rumor that surfaced last week. The model reportedly will be called the "iPhone 5se" -- for "special edition" -- and will be offered at the same price point as the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5se will have design features similar to the 5s, which was released in 2013, but it will have internal, hardware and software features gleaned from more recent models, according to the report, which cites unnamed Apple sources.

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