All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apple’

Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The Verge, Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing their music to the likes of …

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Your Apple Watch and Your Tattoo Don’t Get Along, Confirms Apple

Apple has confirmed that yes, your arm tattoo is probably messing with your Apple Watch. Earlier this week, some new Apple Watch owners discovered something rather troubling – their shiny new devices weren’t working quite right. Turns out, their sleeve tattoos were interfering with the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor, which uses infrared or green light. Those with ink found …

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Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal year 2015 Q2 on Monday. The company had a record quarter largely thanks to iPhone sales, as well as strong performances by Mac and the App Store. During the ensuing conference call, CEO Tim Cook talked a little bit about the momentum Apple Pay continues to gain. Here’s what he had to …

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Apple: iPhone, Mac Are Cannibalizing iPad

Consumers seem to be showing less and less interest in Apple’s iPad line as time goes on, and that’s not necessarily because of the device’s competition from other tablets. In February, IDC released research finding that people bought 3 million fewer tablets in the prior quarter than they did a year before that. The iPad specifically not only faces that …

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iPhone, Mac & App Store Give Apple Another Big Quarter

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. Thanks to strong performance by its iPhone, Mac and App Store businesses, the company posted 27% revenue growth and 40% EPS growth, setting records for the second quarter. The company managed to exceed Wall Street expectations. Quarterly revenue was $58 billion and quarterly net profit was …

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Apple Watch Stars in Most Satisfying ‘Will It Blend’ Yet

For about a decade, Blendtec founder Tom Dickson has satisfied his urge to destroy something beautiful by placing expensive things inside one of his blenders and pulverizing them. This exercise, which has been performed for products dating as far back as the original iPod all the way through every generation of the iPhone, has also satisfied his urge to sell …

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Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Ice Cream-Filled Burrito with Apple Ad Parody

On April 20, a holiday for people who like appetite enhancers, Ben & Jerry’s is debuting an ice cream-filled burrito in its scoop shops. Sorry, I meant “BRRR-ito”, “We’re always on the hunt for new ways to eat our ice cream. What better way than wrapped in a BRRR-ito?!? Your two favorite flavors, topped with a fudge drizzle and cookie …

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Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated some odd responses from the Russian-language version of Apple’s iOS assistant – responses that leaned slightly or in some cases …

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Apple’s WWDC Gets Underway June 8

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will start on June 8 this year, and run through June 12. Per usual, the event will be held in San Francisco. Apple touts that there will be more sessions streamed to developers this year than ever before. This year’s tagline is “The epicenter of change”. “The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is …

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Apple Watch Pre-orders Nearly Hit a Million on Launch Day

Hours after Apple opened up pre-orders on its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the product sold out. Shipping times slipped from the original target of April 24 to 4-6 weeks out, and even longer in some cases. Of course, Apple doesn’t tell us how much supply it had to begin with, so selling out doesn’t necessarily mean a stellar …

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Apple Watch: Everything Wrong with It, According to Early Reviews

Apple is set to kick off pre-orders and begin in-store tryouts of its new wearable tech, the Apple Watch, on Friday. It’s impossible to know whether the device will take like most Apple products of late and fly off the shelves, be dead on arrival, or fall somewhere in between. We do have early reviews, however. Early reviewers are saying …

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Apple: We’re Going to Run Out of Apple Watches

According to Apple, Apple Watch demand is sky-high. Apple has confirmed reports that it’ll only accept online pre-orders for the new Apple Watch – none in-store. Apple says it expects demand will exceed supply at launch. “We are excited to welcome customers tomorrow and introduce them to Apple Watch, our most personal device yet. Based on the tremendous interest from …

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