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  • An early look at macOS Sierra

    An early look at macOS Sierra

    macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest version of its operating system for the Mac. While the final version will only be available in the fall, I’ve been playing around with the first beta for the past few days. In addition to changing the operating system’s name from OS X to macOS, Apple is introducing a few nifty features. So let’s take a look at them. Read More

  • Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

    Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

    Carl Icahn, one of Apple’s biggest activist investors, told CNBC he has exited his position in the company. He was known for basically trying to pressure Apple into bumping up its efforts to return value to investors. At the time he declared his position, Apple was in the process of a $100 billion several-year capital return program that included buybacks and dividends, but that… Read More

  • Why Apple’s stock fell off a cliff today

    Why Apple’s stock fell off a cliff today

    Apple took a more than $40 billion hit today after reporting its second-quarter earnings — and it was bleak. Shares of Apple were down more than 8 percent in extended trading at one point today. Things went about as poorly as you could expect: the company couldn’t hit revenue or earnings targets, iPhone sales fell off a cliff from the year-ago quarter and its third-quarter guidance… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about Apple’s huge second-quarter miss

    Okay folks, this is the big one. Last year the company brought in revenue of $58 billion — and it showed its first decline in 13 years by posting revenue of $50.6 billion for the second quarter this year, missing analyst expectations on its revenue and guidance by quite a bit. We’re parsing through all the details right now — here’s everything you need to know… Read More

  • What to expect for Apple’s second-quarter results

    What to expect for Apple’s second-quarter results

    Apple will report its second-quarter earnings, and all eyes are going to be on the company’s iPhone sales. That’s because the big question for Apple is going to be whether or not iPhone sales have hit a wall and that the company will see a year-over-year decline in revenue, marking a significant moment for the company which has traditionally steadily grown iPhone sales to generate… Read More

  • Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

    Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

    Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your personal computer so you can no longer access it. Afterwards, the hackers request that you pay them in a hard-to-trace digital currency – in this case, bitcoin – in order for you to… Read More

  • Fluid Browser For Mac Is A Multitasker’s Dream

    Fluid Browser For Mac Is A Multitasker’s Dream

    One of the better features to emerge in iOS 9 is support for picture-in-picture mode on the iPad. But when you’re trying to surf the web while watching Netflix on your Mac, it’s not as easy to do – you often end up moving separate windows around on the screen, or switching back and forth between the playing video and other browser tabs. A new floating browser app for Mac… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone Grows 0.4% Yearly With 75 Million Units Sold In Q1

    Apple’s iPhone Grows 0.4% Yearly With 75 Million Units Sold In Q1

    Apple today reported sales of 74.8 million iPhones, 16.1 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs in its Q1 earnings report today. Apple’s first quarter includes holiday sales, as the three-month period ends December 31, 2015. As such, it was supposed to be one of Cupertino’s best quarters of the year. Plus, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both went live on September 25, meaning… Read More

  • Twitter Revamps Twitter For Mac Desktop App

    Twitter Revamps Twitter For Mac Desktop App

    Today at Twitter Flight, Twitter’s developer conference, the company announced that it had revamped and updated the Twitter for Mac client. Though it won’t launch for a few months (date TBD), Twitter explained that newer features are being integrated into the Mac desktop app. Some of those features include in-line Vine and video playback, group Direct Messages, photos in Direct… Read More

  • New Zero-Day Exploit Can Completely Brick Your Mac

    New Zero-Day Exploit Can Completely Brick Your Mac

    It’s Black Hat season, meaning that we are getting a new batch of zero-day exploits showing how insecure our gadgets are. Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson found a serious zero-day vulnerability in OS X letting malware creators completely brick your Mac without any way to reset it to its factory status. Apple told The Guardian that it is working on a fix for both Yosemite and El Capitan. Read More

  • iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas

    iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas

    As announced at WWDC last month, Apple is making a beta of its newly updated mobile operating system, iOS 9, available to the general public for testing starting today, alongside the beta version of OS X El Capitan, its updated desktop OS. The iOS 9 beta build will allow early adopters to try out upcoming features, including new apps like News and a refreshed Notes, transit directions in… Read More

  • GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

    GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

    In work and personal online communication, I find myself using animated GIFs almost more than words these days. Between Slack and iMessage, there’s little that needs to be said that isn’t best said by an animal clumsily and cutely falling over. But discovery can be a bit tricky, and so can finding your favorites for repeat use. That’s where GIFs, a new application for OS X… Read More

  • Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Whatever the relative merits of the various browser options, there’s one big advantage that Apple’s homegrown Safari has over most of the competition – using it as your browser can have a significant positive impact in terms of battery life on portable Macs. Now, Google is hoping to close that gap with upcoming changes to Chrome. Chrome already got a new feature that can… Read More

  • Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, from two-man development studio Tapbots, has long been the unofficial default option for iOS and Mac users who weren’t satisfied with first-party clients, dating back to the days prior to Twitter’s decision to clamp down on clients not of their own making. The Mac version launched in 2012, but its look and feel hasn’t changed to match… Read More

  • Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

    It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and its companion app, as well as a discussion on the (still theoretical) 12-inch MacBook Air. We also dive into Swift, Apple’s new programming language, which is really heating up in terms of developer interest, and touch on App Store discovery and what could still be… Read More

  • Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

    The first week of 2015 was CES for me, which meant working out of a suitcase in a bizarre fantasy land hewn from hard desert rock, grit and little else. My home office is a veritable oasis of displays and screen real estate, while my mobile CES office most definitely is not. Luckily, this year, I had a review unit of the Ten One Design Mountie on hand, and it made a big difference in my… Read More

  • The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

    Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air has been rumored for a while now, but the computer is very real, according to a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The resourceful and consistently accurate site has revealed specs and renders of a 12-inch MacBook (which is pegged for release anytime between the near future and mid-2015) that pushes the limits in terms of thickness, input and… Read More

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