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Spotlight Suggestions Sends Minimum Amount of Data to Apple, Exact Location and IP Addresses Not Collected

Oct 20, 2014 7:03 pm

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Following the release of OS X Yosemite with new Spotlight Suggestions, some users noted that Apple's Spotlight privacy policy began offering a warning letting users know that search terms were being uploaded to Apple's servers, with some of the info being forwarded to Microsoft's Bing search... [more]


Tim Cook praises Apple’s growth and new products in letter to employees

Oct 20, 2014 6:38 pm

Following today’s release of Apple’s quarterly earnings report, Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees praising the company’s growth and the dedication of Apple employees to the development of new iPhones, iPads, and Retina iMac. Cook calls the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch the... [more]


Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know

Oct 20, 2014 6:31 pm

A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. In an effort to scare people and garner attention, it casts the collection and usage of the information required to enable this feature in a decidedly negative light. As... [more]


iOS 8.1 Brings iCloud Photo Library to All Users, With Images Accessible on iOS Devices, iCloud.com

Oct 20, 2014 6:06 pm

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iOS 8.1, released to the public earlier today, included Apple Pay support as its most notable feature, but it also brought several other updates to the mobile operating system, including iCloud Photo Library. With iOS 8.1, the iCloud Photo Library beta is now available to all iOS 8 users, as is a... [more]


How Apple’s Tim Cook Explained Away Poor iPad Sales

Oct 20, 2014 5:33 pm

During Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Steve Milunovich with UBS about his views on the iPad sales of 12.31 million, the second (non-holiday) quarter of declining sales. Here's how Mr. Cook responded. [more]


Apple Reports $8.5B Profit for Q4 2014, Fueled by Strong iPhone and Mac Sales

Oct 20, 2014 4:34 pm

Apple this afternoon released its financial report for Q4 2014 ahead of a media event elaborating on the numbers, and the numbers themselves were as big as expected in the wake of evidence of impressive iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. All total, the company reported $42.1 billion in revenue (with 60... [more]


Tim Cook on declining iPad sales: It's a speed bump, not a huge issue

Oct 20, 2014 4:33 pm

Apple posted its fourth quarter results today, and and for the third straight quarter reported declining iPad sales. During Apple's call with financial analysts, Cook addressed the issue. "If you back up and look at it, we've sold 237 million [iPads] in just over four years," he told an analyst,... [more]


Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

Oct 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1. [more]


Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand 'Far Outstripping' Supply

Oct 20, 2014 4:29 pm

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Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the balance between supply and demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during today's earnings call, stating that demand is far outstripping supply despite a satisfactory production ramp-up. Cook noted that available data makes it unclear as to when supply will... [more]


Apple Q4 breakdown details hits to iPad, iPod numbers

Oct 20, 2014 4:26 pm

In the wake of its official announcement, Apple has posted a detailed breakdown (PDF) of its Q4 financial results. On a regional basis the company did well in most cases, for instance increasing Americans revenue 17 percent year-over-year to $16.247 billion, and European revenue 19 percent to... [more]


Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple's 'Creative Engine' Has Never Been Stronger

Oct 20, 2014 4:12 pm

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During today's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that "obviously" the company is working on new products, but that he was going to keep things in the "cone of silence."I'm not sure what to say. I'm not going to give any hints. We look at a lot of different things and... [more]


Apple's shopping spree brings 20 new companies under its wings in 2014

Oct 20, 2014 4:12 pm

While Beats Electronics is probably the most notable purchase Apple had made this year, CEO Tim Cook had stated during the earnings call that his firm had purchased a total of 20 companies, with 7 of those acquisitions during the latest fourth quarter. Many of those companies were not disclosed,... [more]


9to5Toys Last Call: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125, best iPad Air 2 trade offer, RBI Baseball for iOS $2, more

Oct 20, 2014 4:01 pm

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125 shipped (Reg. $200) Best Buy trade offer is the best way to jump from... [more]


Tim Cook: iPhone 6 supply 'not on the same planet' as demand

Oct 20, 2014 3:42 pm

Reiterating the company's strong guidance for its next fiscal quarter, Tim Cook told an analyst during today's conference call that iPhone 6 supply was "not on the same planet" as demand. Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones for the quarter. "At this point, we're selling everything we make," Cook... [more]


Apple Acquired 20 Companies Across 2014, 7 In Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Oct 20, 2014 3:35 pm

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During today's fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple purchased 20 companies over the course of 2014, including seven companies during the fiscal fourth quarter. Of the 20 companies purchased, some remain known, but many remain unknown. Apple's biggest purchase of... [more]


External Link: Adam Engst Eulogizes Macworld Expo on BTN’s The Mac Show

Oct 20, 2014 3:26 pm

Joining Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Adam Christianson, and host Ewen Rankin on the British Tech Network’s The Mac Show podcast, Adam Engst discussed the demise of Macworld Expo before going on to talk through Apple’s recent announcements, including the iPad Air 2, the new iMac with 5K Retina... [more]


External Link: Adam Engst Eulogizes Macworld Expo on BTN’s The Mac Show

Oct 20, 2014 3:26 pm

Joining Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Adam Christianson, and host Ewen Rankin on the British Tech Network’s The Mac Show podcast, Adam Engst discussed the demise of Macworld Expo before going on to talk through Apple’s recent announcements, including the iPad Air 2, the new iMac with 5K Retina... [more]


Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

Oct 20, 2014 3:22 pm

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5... [more]


iPads fall for third consecutive quarter, iPhones and Macs boost Apple’s Q4 [Updated]

Oct 20, 2014 3:01 pm

The Mac brought in more revenue than the iPad for the first time in a while. [more]


Apple Q4 2014 Quarterly Results

Oct 20, 2014 3:01 pm

Apple PR: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net... [more]


IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

Oct 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Apple’s iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company’s profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014. Apple’s net profit was US$8.5 billion during the quarter, up from $7.5 billion in the same quarter one year ago, the company said on Monday. Revenue was... [more]


IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

Oct 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Apple’s iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company’s profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014. Apple’s net profit was US$8.5 billion during the quarter, up from $7.5 billion in the same quarter one year ago, the company said on Monday. Revenue was... [more]


Apple Launches iOS 8.1, Introducing Apple Pay and the Return of Camera Roll

Oct 20, 2014 2:59 pm

If all goes well, today could mark the beginning of a bright new future for Apple. The Cupertino company today rolled out its long-awaited iOS 8.1 patch, which at last unleashes Apple Pay out into the wild for use at companies like Walgreens and McDonald's. It's a big step for both Apple and its... [more]


Apple Launches iOS 8.1, Introducing Apple Pay and the Return of Camera Roll

Oct 20, 2014 2:59 pm

If all goes well, today could mark the beginning of a bright new future for Apple. The Cupertino company today rolled out its long-awaited iOS 8.1 patch, which at last unleashes Apple Pay out into the wild for use at companies like Walgreens and McDonald's. It's a big step for both Apple and its... [more]


Live blog: Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings call

Oct 20, 2014 2:51 pm

As we mentioned last month, Apple is scheduled to host its quarterly conference call today to discuss its earnings report from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year: this includes 39 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 2.6 million iPods, and 5.5 million Macs. Apple already reported today that... [more]


Apple Reports Q4 2014 Year-End Results: $8.5 Billion Profit on $42.1 Billion in Revenue

Oct 20, 2014 2:40 pm

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Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.5 billion and net... [more]


Apple Q4 2014: 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, $42.1 billion in revenue!

Oct 20, 2014 2:34 pm

Apple has released their Q4 2014 financial earnings report and the big numbers include 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, 2.6 million iPods, and $42.1 billion in revenue!Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, had the following to say: "Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books,... [more]


Apple announces Q4 2014 revenue of $42.1b: 39m iPhones, 12.3m iPads, 5.5m Macs

Oct 20, 2014 2:34 pm

Apple today announced its Q4 2014 earnings results reporting that the company earned $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit during the quarter. “Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly... [more]


Apple Store, other iOS apps update with support for Apple Pay

Oct 20, 2014 2:19 pm

The official Apple Store app has been updated to v3.1, enabling support for online Apple Pay transactions. Shoppers can now also make NFC-based payments at the company's retail outlets, but this doesn't require an app update; in either scenario, users must have a compatible device running iOS... [more]


Apple Pay With iPhone 6 Demoed in McDonald's Purchase

Oct 20, 2014 1:38 pm

With Apple Pay enabled through an update to iOS 8.1 earlier today, users are now able to use Apple's payments service in a variety of retail locations. Apple's Apple Pay launch partner McDonald's is one location that's already accepting Apple Pay payments, as demoed in the video below. Making... [more]


Ultimate Guide to Apple Pay

Oct 20, 2014 12:54 pm

UPDATED! Apple Pay has arrived as part of the iOS 8.1 update on 10/20/14, so we’ve put together this primer to help you start using it.  Here we explain how the service works and why it should be exceptionally safe, plus we list all the participating banks, retail stores, and... [more]


Apple to Continue Offering Public Beta Versions of OS X Software

Oct 20, 2014 12:46 pm

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With the release of Yosemite, Apple introduced a public beta test for the first time, allowing more than a million consumers to sign up for and participate in the Yosemite beta. In past years, beta testing new Mac software has been left up to developers and a select number of Apple Seed members.... [more]


Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, more

Oct 20, 2014 12:32 pm

As planned, Apple has released iOS 8.1 to the public. The main addition is support for Apple Pay, but a number of other important features are present. These include beta support for iCloud Photo Library, and the return of the Camera Roll to the Photos app. SMS Relay enables SMS/MMS messaging via... [more]


List of Stores and Apps That Accept Apple Pay Payments

Oct 20, 2014 12:30 pm

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While Apple Pay will work in any store that accepts contactless payments, Apple has partnered up with several retailers for the launch of Apple Pay, to ensure the mobile payment service will work smoothly in those locations. In retail stores, only iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users can take advantage of... [more]


How to Set Up Apple Pay and Add Credit Cards

Oct 20, 2014 12:12 pm

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Now that iOS 8.1 has been released to the public, we're getting our first look at what Apple Pay looks like on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay isn't immediately obvious when iOS 8.1 is installed -- users will need to open up Settings or Passbook to see various Apple Pay features.... [more]


Download iOS 8.1 for iPhone and iPad Now

Oct 20, 2014 12:12 pm

As promised, Apple has rolled out the first major update for iOS 8 customers today, opening up Apple Pay availability, new SMS features for iPad and Mac, Photos enhancements and a great deal of fixes, especially for connectivity issues. According to Apple’s official documentation, “this... [more]


Apple Store app updated with Apple Pay support

Oct 20, 2014 11:55 am

The Apple Store app has been updated with Apple Pay support. You can use Apple Pay both when ordering online, as well as when checking out at an Apple Store with EasyPay. When purchasing an item in the app, you will now be able to either to pay using Apple Pay or choose another payment option.... [more]


OpenTable adds Apple Pay support for iPhone in three US cities

Oct 20, 2014 11:51 am

OpenTable, the popular restauant reservation service, has updated its iPhone app that adds Apple Pay support, but the new feature is only available in three cities in the US: New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC. This update will allow folks who live or visit those three cities to pay... [more]


iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed

Oct 20, 2014 11:36 am

iOS 8.1 was released a short time ago. Among the hallmark features are the addition of Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with new features and functionality like MMS/SMS Handoff support on supported Macs. There's a lot of other stuff besides. Here's the complete list,... [more]


Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad updated with Apple Pay support

Oct 20, 2014 11:35 am

Alongside iOS 8.1, Apple has released a new version of its Apple Store app just in time for Apple Pay. The new version supports Apple’s new mobile payment service with a dedicated “Buy with Apple Pay” button available at checkout. You can download the update for free from the... [more]


iOS 8.1 Released for Download with Apple Pay, Camera Roll, New Features, Bug Fixes, and More

Oct 20, 2014 11:33 am

Apple has released iOS 8.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update offers a variety of new features for mobile devices, and also resolves some of the bugs and issues that existed with prior versions of iOS 8. The iOS 8.1 update is recommended for all users to install... [more]


Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, Camera Roll, More

Oct 20, 2014 11:19 am

Apple released iOS 8.1 Monday afternoon. The update includes the launch of Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S., the return of the Camera Roll in Photos, the launch of iCloud Photo Library "as a beta service," the ability for Messages users to send SMS and MMS text messages from their... [more]


Massive iPhone, iPad uptake looms: Apple+IBM deal could reach 42 million new users

Oct 20, 2014 11:08 am

Apple's partnership with IBM may well be one of the more lucrative technology deals... [more]


Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, SMS relay, iCloud Photo Library

Oct 20, 2014 11:04 am

Right on schedule, Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, bringing the new Apple Pay e-wallet functionality to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. In addition, the update includes the new beta iCloud Photo Library, SMS relay and Instant Hotspot when paired with a Mac or iPad, and the return of the... [more]


How to install iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and iPad — Even if you're low on storage!

Oct 20, 2014 11:02 am

iOS 8.1 will run on iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod touch 5. If you have enough available storage space on your device, you can install it using Software Update. If you're already running iOS 8, storage shouldn't be a problem. If you're still on iOS 7, you'll have to pay closer... [more]


Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more

Oct 20, 2014 10:57 am

Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for making payments for purchases with... [more]


Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Camera Roll, and More

Oct 20, 2014 10:56 am

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Apple today released iOS 8.1, its first major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 brings quite a few significant features to the operating system. The update activates Apple Pay, enables Yosemite users to access Continuity features like SMS relay and... [more]


Apple's New Retina iMacs Offer Slight Performance Boost Over Non-Retina iMacs

Oct 20, 2014 10:42 am

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Apple's new Retina iMacs, released last Thursday, have been showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, giving us a look at how the new machine's performance compares to the non-Retina iMacs released in 2013 and still being sold. A Geekbench 3 result for the base 3.5GHz Core i5 Retina iMac has been... [more]


Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 20

Oct 20, 2014 10:39 am

We've gathered together some great discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, accessories, and devices for you today. We'll keep showing sales that are ongoing after double-checking that they're still active and the price is the same, as well as updating the list with anything new that we find. Of... [more]


Sprint will begin sales of iPad Air 2, the first iPad w/ Spark support, & iPad mini 3 this week

Oct 20, 2014 10:26 am

Sprint announced today that it will begin selling cellular versions of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 this week following pre-orders of the device kicking off through Apple, AT&T on Friday. Sprint also noted that the iPad Air 2, which includes support for 20 LTE bands and speeds... [more]


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