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  • Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

    Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

    Yesterday Apple released a new ‘Stickers’ ad for the MacBook Air. I found it interesting for a few reasons. Read More

  • Apple’s Cash Machine Is Back

    Apple’s Cash Machine Is Back

    Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for Q3 2014. For the past couple of years, the April-to-June quarter has been the slowest quarter of the year for the company. Before that, Apple used to refresh its iPad lineup in the spring. Now, it seems like nothing is happening during the Q3 quarter. But gross margin is on the rise and should make this quarter more impressive… Read More

  • Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung can’t resist throwing shade at Apple – even with devices that don’t actually exist yet. The Korean smartphone maker has a new video on its official YouTube account that digs into the Mac maker about rumors that it’ll ship an iPhone 6 with a bigger display this fall. Samsung’s conceit: We’ve had that all along! And so you have Samsung, and therein… Read More

  • Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple has made its largest-yet initial order for iPhones, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The order encompasses devices with both 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, echoing rumors we’ve been hearing for a while now, but the WSJ’s sources say that Apple has ordered between 70 million and 80 million units combined across the two styles, which is increased well above… Read More

  • Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, including a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that likely bears more resemblance to the coming iWatch we’ve been hearing so many rumors about. Read More

  • Latest iOS 8 Beta Update Includes Tips, An App That Shows Features You Might Miss

    Latest iOS 8 Beta Update Includes Tips, An App That Shows Features You Might Miss

    The latest iOS 8 beta release includes a new Tips app pointing out features and shortcuts that aren’t immediately apparent, as well as the steps necessary to turn them on or off in settings. Read More

  • Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

    Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

    The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its way to the iPhone 6, too, according to multiple reports, now supported by what is supposedly the back case component of the upcoming smartphone. The case leak, from repeated, accurate leaker… Read More

  • Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. As a developer, he was Tumblr’s first employee and went on to create the still popular Instapaper (now owned by Betaworks) and iPad periodical┬áThe… Read More

  • Google To Stop Labelling Games With In-App Purchases Free In The EU, Apple Touts Its Controls

    Google To Stop Labelling Games With In-App Purchases Free In The EU, Apple Touts Its Controls

    In response to concerns held by the European Commission, and a request from the EU regulatory body to offer changes around how apps that offer in-app purchases are sold, Google will cease calling apps that feature in-app transactions free by the end of September (via Engadget). The EU has also said that Apple has not provided any timeline for how it will address the same complaints, but… Read More

  • Sad-Sung

    Sad-Sung

    When we last left Samsung, the company saw sales falling 9 percent and revenue falling by 24 percent. Now a survey by Counterpoint shows that consumers are more interested in picking up last season’s iPhone 5s than the new S5. Read More