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  • Highlights from Apple’s Fiscal Q2 2014 Conference Call

    23 April 2014, 5:32 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Following the release of Apple's fiscal Q2 2014 financial numbers on Wednesday, company executives participated in a conference call with industry analysts and the media. Participating in the call were Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apple Expands Capital Return Program to Over $130B – Announces 7 For 1 Stock Split

    23 April 2014, 5:01 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase to its program to return capital to shareholders. The company expects to use a total of over $130 billion in cash under the expanded program by the end of 2015.
  • Apple’s Results for Q2 2014 – Revenue: $45.6B, 43.7M iPhones Sold, 16.35M iPads Sold

    23 April 2014, 4:46 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has announced its fiscal year 2014 second quarter results. Revenue for the quarter came in at $45.6 billion, compared to guidance Apple previously provided of $42 – $44 billion. Estimates by analysts averaged out to $43.5 billion.
  • Apple Releases Heartbleed Fix for AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware – Update 7.7.3

    23 April 2014, 1:50 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has released a "Heartbleed" related update for its AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule devices. The update is 7.7.3 for AirPorts with 802.11ac. The update includes security improvements related to SSL/TLS.
  • GameStop Announces Aggressive Expansion of ‘Simply Mac’ Retail Store Chain

    23 April 2014, 1:33 pm by: Chris Hauk

    The Star-Telegram reports that video game retailer GameStop is making moves to broaden its business, and will be expanding its retail operation to include stores that will focus on Apple products and accessories, and AT&T Mobility products.
  • Review: Stryke for iPhone – Troll your friends

    23 April 2014, 12:42 pm by: Chris Hauk

    If you're like me, you like to send funny videos and photos to your friends and family. Stryke, the great socially connected app from Global Delight Technologies, allows you to "troll" your friends with animated videos you make yourself from videos you have on…
  • MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0!

    23 April 2014, 11:31 am by: Chris Hauk

    It’s not often you get to name your price for something in this world, but it looks like lightening has struck TWICE this week. On Tuesday we told you about the Name Your Own Price Learn to Design Bundle, but today we have an even better treat for you:…
  • New iOS 7.1 Code Indicates That Siri Could be on Her Way to The Apple TV

    23 April 2014, 10:47 am by: Chris Hauk

    Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri may be headed to the Apple TV sometime in the future. Siri is likely destined for a future version of the Apple TV, as the current model lacks any microphone input.
  • Apple Unveils ‘Powerful’ Site – Features Apps Used in New TV Ad

    23 April 2014, 10:31 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has debuted a new area on its website, dedicated to the apps featured in its new iPhone 5s "Powerful" ad that premiered on national television Tuesday night.
  • Apple Issues FaceTime Fix for Older Versions of OS X – iOS 6 Version Still Not Working

    23 April 2014, 9:37 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has issued a fix for FaceTime on OS X, which resolves connection issues. The update is recommended for all FaceTime users running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. No fix has been released for the issues reported last week concerning FaceTime on iOS 6.
  • Apple Debuts New iPhone 5s TV Ad – ‘Powerful’

    23 April 2014, 9:26 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has debuted a new television ad for the iPhone 5s. The new ad, which premiered during ABC's Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, is entitled "Powerful," and shows how iPhone 5s owners use their device to enhance their lives.
  • Apple Now Allows Non-Developers to Get Access to Beta OS X Builds

    22 April 2014, 4:38 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Envious of registered OS X developers who get to try out beta builds of OS X Mavericks? Then we have good news for you, as Apple is allowing everyday users to apply to gain access to beta builds of the Mac operating system.
  • First-Generation Apple TVs Once Again Able to Access iTunes

    22 April 2014, 3:39 pm by: Chris Hauk

    As we reported on Monday, owners of first-generation Apple TV units discovered over the weekend that their favorite box couldn't connect to iTunes. The issue appeared to affect Apple TV owners around the globe.
  • Apple Releases OS X Security Update With Safari 7.0.3

    22 April 2014, 3:03 pm by: Chris Hauk

    In addition to the release of iOS 7.1.1 today, Apple also has some update goodness for OS X and Safari users. Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.
  • Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 – Includes Touch ID Enhancements, Keyboard Bug Fixes, More

    22 April 2014, 1:22 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has released iOS 7.1.1 to the general public today. The minor update - which comes a month and a half after the release of iOS 7.1 - includes improvements to Touch ID, fixes a bug with Bluetooth keyboards when VoiceOver is enabled, and a bug that impacts…
  • Apple Takes a Gentle Poke at Samsung’s “Copying” in Earth Day Ad

    22 April 2014, 12:54 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple is running an ad to honor Earth Day in newspapers across the UK that also appears to take a gentle jab at arch-rival Samsung's alleged copying of Apple devices.
  • Kickstarter of Note: The Pad and Quill Micro Field Bag for iPhone

    22 April 2014, 11:08 am by: Chris Hauk

    We are big fans of everything Pad and Quill here at MacTrast, so we wanted to make sure you knew about a Kickstarter project they're offering up. The Micro Field Bag for the iPhone offers the same great design and materials as Pad and Quill's full-sized Field…
  • Apple Retail Stores Will Now Accept All Old Products for Recycling

    22 April 2014, 10:24 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple will now be accepting old products for recycling at all of its retail stores worldwide. The Associated Press reports that while the company has ran a recycling program for some time now, not all products had been accepted for recycling at the retail…
  • Apple Adds Green Leaf Accent to Apple Store Logos for Earth Day

    22 April 2014, 9:56 am by: Chris Hauk

    Earth Day is today, and in celebration, Apple has been updating the logo on some of its retail stores with green leaf accents.
  • MacTrast Deals Offering NAME YOUR OWN PRICE Learn to Design Bundle!

    22 April 2014, 9:19 am by: Chris Hauk

    If you love great design and want to create awesome designs yourself, but don’t want to spend a fortune learning how, boy do we have the deal for you! Along with our friends at StackSocial, MacTrast has created a bundle of 8 high quality design courses, and…

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