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  • Apple can tell you if device you are buying is reported as stolen

    2 October 2014, 9:08 am by: Dave Mark

    Getting ready to buy a used iPhone or iPad? Ask the seller for the device's IMEI or serial number, then go to this page.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Macworld lays out 5 Safari tricks for iOS 8

    2 October 2014, 8:52 am by: Dave Mark

    Worth a read, even if you already know most of these, though there's one minor quibble.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Samsung and the pitch to stay on Apple’s ARM

    2 October 2014, 8:43 am by: Dave Mark

    ZDNet (via 9to5mac):…
  • The psychology behind Costco’s free samples

    1 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Shawn King

    The Atlantic:…
  • Rare look at design genius Jony Ive: The man behind the Apple Watch

    1 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Shawn King

    Vogue: The secret weapon of the most sought-after personal-electronics company in the world is a very nice guy from Northeast London who has a soft spot for woodworking and the sense that designers ought to keep their design talents backstage … Continued∞…
  • Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it’ll help kidnappers. Who do you believe?

    1 October 2014, 1:40 pm by: Shawn King

    The Guardian: The US government and police officials are in the midst of a misleading PR offensive to try to scare Americans into believing encrypted cellphones are somehow a bad thing, rather than a huge victory for everyone’s privacy and … Continued∞…
  • The joy of Apple slamming, and why it just doesn’t work

    1 October 2014, 9:09 am by: Dave Mark

    Nice essay from Ken Segall (long time creative director who worked on the Think Different campaign, came up with the iMac name) about the fallout from Bendgate.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Photos from the Apple Watch Sneak Peek in Paris

    1 October 2014, 8:16 am by: Dave Mark

    Big thanks to long time Loop reader Patrick Crowley for pulling together this fantastic collection of images from yesterday's Apple Watch event at the Colette boutique on Rue Saint Honoré as part of Fashion Week.…
  • ∞ Jimmy Fallon and Robert Plant sing an awesome iPad duet

    1 October 2014, 7:46 am by: Dave Mark

    [VIDEO] Back in March, Billy Joel came on the Tonight Show to take Jimmy Fallon's iPad for an incredible ride with just a brilliant duet.…
  • How the fuck does Samsung get away with this?

    30 September 2014, 2:31 pm by: Jim Dalrymple

    Yesterday we reported that Samsung’s earlier-than-planned September 26th launch of its new Galaxy Note 4 had been met with complaints from customers regarding a ‘screen gap’ manufacturing issue. Today, a reference in Samsung’s Note 4 manual has been…
  • Apple Watch hands-on: The wristwatch just caught up to the 21st century

    30 September 2014, 9:52 am by: Dave Mark

    Terrific post, clearly written by someone with a deep understanding of this space.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Ebay to spin off PayPal, adopting strategy backed by Icahn

    30 September 2014, 9:40 am by: Dave Mark

    New York Times: EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate publicly traded company, taking a step the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn first demanded nine months ago. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ On Apple’s Irish tax issue

    30 September 2014, 9:31 am by: Dave Mark

    A few days ago, an article appeared in the Financial Times (paywall) alluding to a ruling by the European Commission that Apple benefited from a favorable Irish tax rate:…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus finally approved for sale in China

    30 September 2014, 8:09 am by: Dave Mark

    Both models have cleared all regulatory hurdles and will be available for pre-order on October 10th and in Chinese Apple Stores on October 17th.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • You’re an asshole

    29 September 2014, 2:50 pm by: Jim Dalrymple

    In the wake of the uproar that followed last week's purported iPhone 6 Plus pliability problem, some people have apparently taken it upon themselves to go into Apple Stores and bend iPhones. And while it pains us that this even needs to be said, guys, please:…
  • ∞ Music video animation makes its way across multiple iPads and iPhones

    29 September 2014, 8:51 am by: Dave Mark

    [VIDEO] This is an incredibly creative video for the song Knock Knock, by Brunettes Shoot Blondes. I would love to know how they made this.
  • ∞ Tales of China’s iPhone 6 black market

    29 September 2014, 8:31 am by: Dave Mark

    Are the sales of smuggled iPhones in China a black market or a grey market? We dig into that and share some smuggling anecdotes.
  • BlackBerry: The Endgame

    29 September 2014, 8:04 am by: Dave Mark

    Jean-Louis Gassée on the coming teardown of BlackBerry's corporate assets, as well as the mistakes that cost them the game.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Why Europe will likely say ‘meh’ to Apple Pay

    29 September 2014, 7:44 am by: Dave Mark

    Kirk McElhearn, writing for MacWorld, makes the case that though Apple Pay will certainly be a big deal in the US, it won't have the same disruption potential in Europe.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The untold story of how the Apple store “Cube” landed in midtown New York

    29 September 2014, 1:16 am by: Shawn King

    New York Magazine: Though it has been open for less than a decade, the Apple store under the glass cube at the base GM building is already one of the best-known and most successful retail sites in the world. But … Continued∞ Read this on The Loop

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