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  • Apple Watch Took Two-Thirds Of Smartwatch Market In 2015, Says Analyst

    Apple Watch Took Two-Thirds Of Smartwatch Market In 2015, Says Analyst

    Apple does not break out sales of its debut wearable, the Apple Watch, so it’s up to analysts to stump up the sales estimates — and the latest to do so, Canalys, reckons the Apple Watch accounted for two-thirds of the smartwatch market in 2015, with more than 12 million units shipped by its count in total — and more than five million of those in the holiday quarter. Read More

  • Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple

    Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple

    Square’s latest payments reader is coming to an Apple store near you, the company tells TechCrunch. The devices will retail for $49 and be available online and in-store throughout the U.S. Launched last fall, Square’s new contraption is NFC-enabled and works with Apple Pay. Now the standard in many countries, it accepts EMV chip cards, which are more secure than credit cards… Read More

  • March 15th Apple Event For iPad, Small iPhone, Some Apple Watch Stuff Is A Go

    March 15th Apple Event For iPad, Small iPhone, Some Apple Watch Stuff Is A Go

    Back when I reported on whether we would see a full new ‘Apple Watch 2.0’ in March (still no), I mentioned that a March event from Apple could still happen — and that likely releases would be an iPad and smaller iPhone. At the time, the event was in a state of flux, according to a couple of sources — basically in a holding pattern that depended on what hardware was… Read More

  • WTF
    Apple Maps Had Been Directing People Searching For Abortion Clinics To Adoption Centers Since 2011

    Apple Maps Had Been Directing People Searching For Abortion Clinics To Adoption Centers Since 2011

    Recent improvements by Apple in Siri and Apple Maps have corrected an ongoing issue where the products had been directing people to adoption centers when they asked for an abortion clinic. Though the company has known that this was a problem since at least 2011, it said at the time that this was a “glitch” and promised Siri would get better. But not much changed in five… Read More

  • Apple TV And Apple Watch (Probably) Had A Big Quarter

    Apple posted its quarterly earnings after the bell on Tuesday, showcasing record profits of $18.4 billion. While the release made it easy to determine that 74.8 million iPhones were sold, in line with analyst estimates, Apple’s “other” category makes it difficult to assess how many Apple Watches and TVs were purchased. Read More

  • Apple Shows Soft China Revenues At $18.37B In Q1, Up 14% YoY

    Apple Shows Soft China Revenues At $18.37B In Q1, Up 14% YoY

    Apple showed soft year-over-year revenue growth for China in Q1, and it’s clear the party may be slowing down in the region. During Q1, Apple saw 14 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Read More

  • iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio will no longer be free, as of January 28. In an email to customers, Apple said that the Pandora-like service will only be available for Apple Music subscribers, which costs $9.99 per month. Apple will still be offering free radio, however. The Beats 1 listening channels, with live DJs, will remain in operation. (This is different than the Beats Music app, which was recently… Read More

  • Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Oh, Switzerland, you seem to have it all: fine chocolates, fondue, goats with bells around their necks. But what you don’t have is a sense of how to beat smartwatch makers without looking silly. To wit: meet the H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alps watch (they probably meant the “alps” to be a play on “apple,” if you catch my drift.) This watch is supposed to be a… Read More

  • Apple Pay Will Launch In China In Early 2016

    Apple Pay Will Launch In China In Early 2016

    Chinese consumers will have access to Apple Pay soon, after Apple struck a partnership with China UnionPay, the government-approved organization that is the only bank card issuer in the country. Apple Pay will be available early next year after it passes regulatory tests. Apple made its announcement the same day rival Samsung said it will work with UnionPay to promote Samsung Pay in China. Read More

  • The Accessibility Of The iPhone 6s Crunch Network

    The Accessibility Of The iPhone 6s

    With each passing year, Apple releases a new iPhone. And with each passing year, I’m faced with the question of upgrading. On one hand, I want to be practical and save money. My phone still works great and runs the latest version of iOS without limitation, so it’s not imperative that I upgrade. On the other hand, the nerd in me wants the new phone for all the new functionality… Read More

  • Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    LiquidText, the annotation and document reader app developer for iOS (and a critical darling that has been one of Apple’s selected apps in its store nearly since its launch), has launched a new version with features for the new iPad Pro. Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

    Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the The Irish Independent he has no plans to converge Cupertino’s lovingly crafted iPad and Macbook hardware lines into a hybrid tablet-plus-laptop device — arguing that melding the two device types would undermine the user experience. Read More

  • AngelPad Shows Off 13 New Startups At SF Demo Day

    AngelPad Shows Off 13 New Startups At SF Demo Day

    Today, AngelPad — a five-year-old seed-stage incubator that twice a year chooses roughly a dozen startups to coach over a three-month period — held its ninth “demo day” in San Francisco. As has become routine, its founders presented to a densely packed audience of invite-only guests. We weren’t surprised, walking onto the crowded scene. At this point… Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Ever wanted a giant iPad? Well, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase in 40 countries starting on Wednesday, November 11. It will first be available online with retail stores getting the device later in the week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available on Wednesday. Pricing starts at $799 for the base model, which ships with 32GB of internal memory. For… Read More

  • The Tech Gender Gap Has Only Gotten Worse, But Steve Jobs’ Contemporaries Think It Can Be Fixed

    The Tech Gender Gap Has Only Gotten Worse, But Steve Jobs’ Contemporaries Think It Can Be Fixed

    When Apple released the original Macintosh in the mid-1980s, the percentage of women majoring computer science was on the rise: 37 percent of computer science graduates were women. But in 1984, the same year Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh, that trend reversed. In 2010 only 18 percent of computer science graduates were female. Onstage at an event in Palo Alto, the women who were closest… Read More

  • Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits Crunch Network

    Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits

    Apple seems to get caught in lots of patent fights. Since 2009, Nokia has sued Apple (they settled), Apple has sued HTC (they settled), Kodak sued Apple (Kodak is appealing), Motorola Mobility sued Apple (Apple is appealing) and Apple and Samsung filed more than 40 lawsuits against each other (still fighting it out in the U.S.). The list goes on. With so much energy spent in patent… Read More

  • HTC Encourages You To “Be Different” While Not Being Different

    HTC Encourages You To “Be Different” While Not Being Different

    HTC has released a new commercial whose primary message is Be Different. While this would be fine in general, I suspect many of us will notice a distinct similarity between this commercial and a number of other commercials, including one filmed three decades ago, in which a troublemaker tears down the status quo in order to sell consumer electronics. This idea, obviously, doesn’t belong… Read More

  • Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4

    Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4

    Despite months of major fluctuations in the Chinese stock market, Apple still managed to have an outstanding quarter in China. During its fourth quarter, the company saw 99% year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In this final fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple’s revenue in… Read More

  • In Case You Didn’t Know, /Me Works In Messages On Mac

    In Case You Didn’t Know, /Me Works In Messages On Mac

    It’s Friday, and sometimes when we try to wind our week down something winds us back up. Today, it has to do with the app that a lot of us use the most on Mac…Messages. Read More