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  • ACM 251: What’s in an Upgrade, Apple’s Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone

    23 April 2014, 8:43 pm by: Bryan Chaffin & Dave Hamilton

    Dave Hamilton sits in for Jeff Gamet this week, and he and Bryan Chaffin gab about Mac upgrades, Apple's courtroom Google gambit, and what they think Apple's iPhone lineup will look like by the end of 2014. They also chew on Apple's decision to open up…
  • Apple Reports Record March iPhone Sales in Q2 2014

    23 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Apple announced its quarterly results on Wednesday, and the company surprised just about everyone by not only blowing away iPhone unit sales estimates, but in setting a March quarterly record while it was at it. The company sold some 43.7 million iPhones, well…
  • Apple’s Stock Jumps $40 (7.7%) in After-Hours Session

    23 April 2014, 7:31 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Shares of Apple Inc. jumped 7.68 percent during the after hours session after Apple blew away its own guidance and Wall Street's consensus estimates. Trading in the after hours market is always exaggerated when it comes to $AAPL, but a sharp increase indicates…
  • China Earns Apple $10B, Ready for More

    23 April 2014, 7:11 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple CEO Tim Cook said China accounted for almost US$10 billion of its $45.6 billion 2014 second fiscal quarter revenue, and he sees plenty more opportunity in the country. China has been seen as a growth place for the company, and it seems that's exactly…
  • Apple’s Tim Cook Explains His Enthusiasm for iPad

    23 April 2014, 6:57 pm by: John Martellaro

    During Apple's 2014 Q2 Earnings Report, some technical issues related to channel inventory for iPad sales were explained, so the Q2 results aren't as bad as they look. Nevertheless, sales have flattened and UBS analyst Steve Milanovich wanted to hear more. He…
  • Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts Starts as Apple Retail Boss Next Week

    23 April 2014, 5:41 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple's new senior vice president of retail and online stores Angela Ahrendts will start her new gig next week. Ms. Ahrendts was previously the CEO of fashion retailer Burberry, and is seen as the driving force behind the company's success in China, and…
  • AAPL Expands Dividend Program to $130B, Announces 7-to-1 Stock Split

    23 April 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple announced a US$130 billion expansion to its stock dividend program, and announced a 7-to-1 stock split on Tuesday. The news came on the heels of the iPhone and iPad maker's second fiscal quarter earnings where it reported $45.6 billion in earnings.
  • Apple Beats the Street, Reports $45.6 Billion Revenue and $11.62 EPS [Update]

    23 April 2014, 4:37 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple reported its fiscal second quarter results on Tuesday, and the company beat Wall Street's estimates. Apple reported revenue of $45.6 billion with earnings of $10.2 billion, or earnings per share (EPS) of $11.62. That's up year over year, and tops…
  • The 6 Piece Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit for $69

    23 April 2014, 2:43 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Today's deal is for iphoneographers. It's called the Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit that includes six lenses: 8x telephoto and 60x microscope lens with special case, the fisheye, macro/wide angle, and 2x telephoto lenses. It also comes with a back plate to…
  • Why 4K Streaming Isn’t Really 4K

    23 April 2014, 1:55 pm by: John Martellaro

    Apple's Tim Cook has said that TV is "a market we have an intense interest in." All the tech giants are selling small devices to deliver custom 1080p content (for now) on the Internet, but the TV industry is moving steadily to 4K Ultra HDTVs. What are the…
  • The Golden Age of Mac Upgrades is (Once Again) Upon Us

    23 April 2014, 1:40 pm by: Dave Hamilton

    Years ago we Mac users enjoyed the ability to spend a little bit of money to upgrade our admittedly-expensive computers. It may seem like those days are behind us, but the reality is that we're truly in the thick of a new golden age of upgrades.
  • Apple Debuts ‘Powerful’ Spot Featuring iPhone 5s

    23 April 2014, 1:29 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Apple's new ad debuted last night on television, titled "Powerful" and featuring both the iPhone 5s and the song "Gigantic" by The Pixies.The Mac Observer Spin: Kelly loves the Pixies, so this ad was already a winner for her before the iPhone entered into it.
  • Nanotips Liquid Turns Any Gloves into Touchscreen Gloves

    23 April 2014, 1:05 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Nanotips is a great idea. This is a liquid you apply to the fingertips of your favorite pair of gloves to turn them into touchscreen gloves. It was originally funded on Kickstarter, but is now available for sale through REIGN23. There are two formulas: the…
  • Sponsor: Other World Computing (OWC)

    23 April 2014, 10:28 am by: Dave Hamilton

    It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Other World Computing back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. OWC has been making upgrades and other benefits available to Mac users since 1988, and their commitment to quality and customer service stands for itself. Read…
  • Apple Opens Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to the Public

    23 April 2014, 9:50 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple made a rare move this week by opening up the beta of OS X 10.9.3 to all users with an Apple ID. The company typically offers access to beta versions of its operating system to members of its paid developer program and doesn't let average users get their…
  • Apple Patches SSL Bug in AirPort Base Station

    23 April 2014, 8:52 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple updated the software for its 2013 model AirPort Extreme Base Station on Tuesday to address what it called " security improvements related to SSL/TLS." That, by chance, also happens to be the core of the problem in the OpenSSL heartbleed bug the company…
  • Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

    23 April 2014, 8:25 am by: Melissa Holt

    With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page-without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, weâre going to go over…
  • Apple v. Samsung: Google to Cover Some Costs, Assume Some Liability

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Tuesday's court testimony in the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung revealed that Google had agreed to cover some of Samsung's legal costs in defending itself against Apple. More interestingly, the search giant also agreed to assume some…
  • Apple Expands In-Store Trade-In Program to iPads and More

    22 April 2014, 7:30 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.The Mac Observer Spin: Good on Apple…
  • Apple to Samsung: If You Want to Copy Us, Think Environment

    22 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Apple's response to all the Apple v Samsung press lately has appeared in some US newspapers today in the form of a full-page cleverly worded ad about their environmental achievements.
  • Apple Releases Security Update 2014-002 for Mavericks, Lion, Mountain Lion

    22 April 2014, 2:14 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple released Security Update 2014-002 on Tuesday, an update for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks, as well as the server versions of those OSes. The sparse patch notes don't offer any details, and Apple has not yet released the separate list of…
  • Apple Rolls Out 6.1.1 Update for 2nd, 3rd Gen Apple TV

    22 April 2014, 1:09 pm by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple released Apple TV Update 6.1.1 for the second and third generation Apple TV on Tuesday along side iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. So far, there aren't any details available about what's included in the update, but it seems likely that it's intended to…
  • Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 with Improved Touch ID, Bug Fixes

    22 April 2014, 1:03 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 Tuesday, an update that improves "Touch ID fingerprint recognition." The update also includes an issue with Bluetooth keyboards and another keyboard responsiveness issue.
  • Jailbroken iPhones Give Up Apple IDs in Malware Attack

    22 April 2014, 11:45 am by: Jeff Gamet

    The iPhone jailbreak community is facing a malware threat that steals user's Apple IDs and passwords. Since the threat targets only iPhones and iPads that have been hacked to allow the installation of unauthorized apps, most users are safe.The Mac Observer…
  • Report Claims Rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Delayed Until 2015

    22 April 2014, 10:01 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple may or may not be planning on shipping an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch display, but that isn't stopping insider sources from saying it's delayed and won't ship until some time in 2015. Sources claim the rumored device is real, and that production issues…
  • Apple Hires FDA Expert Divya Nag for Health and Fitness Team

    22 April 2014, 9:08 am by: Jeff Gamet

    Apple's list of health and fitness experts just got longer now that the company has hired FDA approval expert Divya Nag. Her expertise with the FDA's medical approval process makes her a good fit for the iPhone and iPad maker's health and fitness plans for the…
  • How Apple Could Have Increased iPad Sales, But Didn’t

    21 April 2014, 7:45 pm by: John Martellaro

    According to analyst projections, the growth in sales of Apple's iPad has come to a halt. Why might that be? John Martellaro looks at some things Apple could have done differently and sizes them up.
  • Google Camera Saves The World…From Vertical Video

    21 April 2014, 7:12 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Google has released Google Camera, a new app from Google for Android devices running 4.4 or higher was released with The New Killer Camera Featureâ: When you switch to video mode, you get a little indicator smack dab in the middle of the screen to remind you…
  • Samsung Argues that Apple Should Get $38.4 million, Not $2 Billion

    21 April 2014, 6:55 pm by: Bryan Chaffin

    An expert witness testifying for Samsung told jurors on Monday that even if Samsung infringed on five Apple patents, the most-the absolute most-Apple would be entitled to would be US$38.4 million dollars, not the $2 billion Apple wants.
  • Apple Offers Peek Inside Nevada Data Centers

    21 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Kelly Guimont

    Apple has fired another round in their transparency offensive, letting Wired reporter Steven Levy tag along with Environmental Initiatives VP Lisa Jackson on a trip to Apple's Nevada data centers. Kelly Guimont runs us through what we learned and looks at what…

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