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New Square Reader Hits Apple Stores

New Square Reader Hits Apple Stores

Square just announced that its new card reader is available for $49 online and at Apple retail locations in the U.S. The reader accepts chip cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay. “Local businesses across the country are already using Square’s newest reader and have the same advanced payment technology in their own stores that the big chains have,” a …

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It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way

It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way

It looks like Apple is getting ready to significantly boost the quality of its Maps product, possibly with its own Street-View like feature. Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land points to a page on the Apple Maps site describing its vehicles and discussing locations they will be covering. Here’s what it says: Apple is driving vehicles around the world to …

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Apple Earnings Released, Company Has ‘Biggest Quarter Ever’

Apple Earnings Released, Company Has ‘Biggest Quarter Ever’

Apple just announced its earnings for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. Once again, the company announced record profit at $18.4 billion for the quarter. Apple also posted record quarterly revenue at $75.9 billion. Net income was $3.28 per diluted share. The company beat analysts expectations on profit, but missed on revenue. CEO Tim Cook said, “Our …

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Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple announced that it will open its first European iOS app development center. It’s to be located at partner institution in Naples, Italy. The center gives where students can acquire skills and training pertaining to the development of iOS applications. It will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum geared toward the growth of Apple’s developer ecosystem. Apple itself will …

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Apple Discontinues iAd App Network

Apple Discontinues iAd App Network

Apple announced that it is discontinuing the iAd App Network this summer. To be clear, it’s not shutting down iAd itself. App developers will still be able to run ads in their apps. The iAd App Network is an offering that allows developers to feature ads for their own apps across the publisher network. Either way, developers using the iAd …

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Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Not that it will come as much of a surprise, but Apple announced that it had a record-breaking holiday season for its App Store. According to the company, in the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases. January 1 was the biggest day in App Store history. People spent over $144 million …

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Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Back in September, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone models – the 6s and 6s Plus – along with a new feature called Live Photos, which show several seconds of live video for each photo taken. The new phones have a new gesture called 3D touch, which you can use to press on a photo you took to get the live …

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Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple announced programming language Swift last year as a replacement for Objective C as the language for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS apps. The company announced this week that it is releasing it as open source. Apple says the broad community of developers ranging from app developers to educational institutions and enterprises can now contribute to new Swift features …

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iPad Pro About To Go On Sale

iPad Pro About To Go On Sale

In September, Apple unveiled what it called “the biggest news in iPad since the iPad.” That would be the iPad Pro, which is the biggest iOS device to date. The iPad Pro becomes available to order online on Wednesday, November 11 from Apple.com. It will arrive at the company’s retail stores, select carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. …

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Apple’s iPad Pro Launches November 11th

Apple has just announced when you can get your hands on its new iPad Pro tablet. You can order one online starting Wednesday, November 11th. Apple says they will be arriving in stores later this week. The iPad Pro will first be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, …

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Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $51.5 Billion

Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $51.5 Billion

Apple just released its financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26. It beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and EPS with $51.5 billion and $1.96 respectively. Net profit was $11.1 billion. For comparison, the year-ago quarter saw revenue of $42.1 billion, net profit of $8.5 billion, and $1.42 per diluted share. Apple reported gross margin of …

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Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs, the new film from writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) disappointed at the box office during its wide release opening weekend. Things were looking good for the film’s potential for profitability when its release was limited to a small number of screens, but it appears that the wider audience just doesn’t care …

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Apple Sued Over Wi-Fi Assist Data Suck

Apple Sued Over Wi-Fi Assist Data Suck

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, shipped with a pretty cool new feature. It’s called Wi-Fi assist, and it automatically switches you over to cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is weak. Apple products hold on to whatever Wi-Fi you’re connected to pretty well. The signal might be terrible, but iOS will cling to any available Wi-Fi – even if …

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Kate Winslet Reveals What She Learned From Starring In Steve Jobs Biopic

Kate Winslet sat down to share her experiences in being part of the long-awaited and much-talked about Steve Jobs biopic of the same name. Kate Winslet plays the part of Joanna Hoffman, one of the original members of Steve Jobs’ Macintosh development team. The Oscar-winning actress said that the daily 12-hour shifts she took during the filming process made her …

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Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

In that’s sure one way to middle finger the competition news, Amazon is about to stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. Apparently, all traces of said devices will be gone from Amazon.com by October 29th. Bloomberg got its hands on a recent letter to third-party sellers: No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of …

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Instagram Blames Apple for Its Dumb Nudity Policy

Instagram Blames Apple for Its Dumb Nudity Policy

We’ve documented Instagram’s (and its parent company Facebook’s) hatred of the female form for years. The company basically bans photos of female nipples, unless they are attached to a baby or on a sculpture. Instagram’s actual, word-for-word policy on nudity says… “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative …

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Apple Music Just Launched in China and Wow It’s Cheap

Apple Music Just Launched in China and Wow It’s Cheap

Apple Music is now available in China, a very important market for Apple, and it’s pretty damn cheap. How cheap? 10 RMB per month, which is about $1.50. Plus, they’re getting the same three-month free trial as everyone else. In the US, Apple Music is $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family plan. In the UK, it’s similar. The …

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iOS 9’s Cool New Feature Could Be a Data Suck

iOS 9’s Cool New Feature Could Be a Data Suck

I’ll tell you up front, the point of this is going to boil down to if you have a lot of data to spare, it’s great and if you don’t, well, it might not be. But we’ll go through it anyway. Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 9, has a cool new feature. It’s called Wi-FI Assist, and it’s enabled …

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Kate Winslet Tackles Challenging Role In Steve Jobs Movie

Kate Winslet is excited to be part of an upcoming film that features the creative side of the notorious workaholic, Apple founder Steve Jobs, and said she has no reservations about doing it. In an interview at the Toronto Film Festival, Winslet said: “I have no reservations whatsoever and so excited to be a part of this project.” The Oscar-winning …

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Apple Music Free Trials Are About to End, FYI

Apple Music Free Trials Are About to End, FYI

If you signed up for Apple Music when it first launched, your free trial is almost up. When Apple launched Apple Music on June 30th, the company gave all new Apple Music users a three-month free trial as a way to lure them in the door. If you’ve checked the calendar recently, you’ll notice that it’s almost time to pay …

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iPhone 7 Rumor Points to Waterproof Device

iPhone 7 Rumor Points to Waterproof Device

iPhone rumors are pretty hilarious – not because they’re always wrong or anything. To the contrary, plenty of rumors about the next generation of the iPhone turn out to be true. What’s funny is just how early they start – and how quickly they ramp up. The iPhone 6s just went on sale this past weekend (and broke sales records), …

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iPhone 6s Breaks Sales Records – 13M in Three Days Says Apple

iPhone 6s Breaks Sales Records – 13M in Three Days Says Apple

According to Apple, the iPhone 6s had the best opening weekend in the history of iPhone opening weekends. The company says it sold over 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in the first three days of availability. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results …

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Apple Is Going to Break iPhone Sales Records This Weekend, Says Foursquare

Apple Is Going to Break iPhone Sales Records This Weekend, Says Foursquare

Foursquare, which has gotten out of the check-in business (well at least they’ve put it off to the side) and focused more on local recommendations, has a lot of location data at its disposal. And it recently used said data to make a prediction about this weekend’s iPhone 6s mania. According to Foursquare, Apple will sell between 13 and 15 …

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The Pope May Screw Up Your New iPhone 6s Deliveries, Ugh

The Pope May Screw Up Your New iPhone 6s Deliveries, Ugh

If you live in New York, consider your Friday ruined. There’s a decent chance that you won’t be taking tequila shot selfies on Friday night – well, you probably will, just not with the iPhone 6s’ cool new screen-flash. Apple has sent out an email to New Yorkers who purchased the new iPhone, warning them that their pretty new rose-colored …

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Where Your Business Needs To Be Listed For Apple Maps

Where Your Business Needs To Be Listed For Apple Maps

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Apple dropped Google Maps from iOS in favor of its own maps offering. It got off to a rocky start, and Google would later offer iPhone users a new Maps app, but Apple has improved its own offering over time. Apple gets its business listings from a lot of different …

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Apple Car Coming in 2019, Per Report

Apple Car Coming in 2019, Per Report

Apple is turning up the heat on its automotive goals, and you can expect the first electric Apple car to ship in 2019. That’s the word from the Wall Street Journal, which quotes the ubiquitous people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the first car won’t be self-driving, although Apple wants it to be eventually. From the WSJ: …

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Tim Cook Talks to Stephen Colbert About Coming Out

Tim Cook Talks to Stephen Colbert About Coming Out

Tim Cook is one of the country’s most-powerful – and most-visible – CEOs. And it’s that visibility that led him to come out publicly last October. The Apple CEO opened up to Stephen Colbert about his decision, saying he “wanted to tell everyone [his] truth.” Cook said he felt “a tremendous responsibility” to do it during an interview on The …

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Apple Might Let You Delete Some of Those Crappy Default Apps, Maybe, Possibly, in the Distant Future

Apple Might Let You Delete Some of Those Crappy Default Apps, Maybe, Possibly, in the Distant Future

At some point, maybe, in the near or distant future, Apple could throw you a bone and let you free up some space on your iPhone. According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple will eventually figure out a way to let your remove those pre-installed apps you never use. Like Apple’s stocks app, or the default weather app, or the Apple …

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iOS 9 Available September 16th

iOS 9 Available September 16th

Per usual, Apple has announced the availability of its new OS at its latest product event. iOS 9 will be ready to download on September 16th. “iOS 9 is packed with intelligence that makes every experience with iPhone and iPad even more powerful — Siri can do more than ever and new proactive assistance helps you get more done before …

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