Apple

Fri
22
Jul
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Apple Posts Record iPhone, iPad Sales

While one of its main competitors attempts to calm investors about rapidly declining sales, Apple has posted some of its most impressive numbers to date. According to reports, Apple's net income was more than $7.3 billion in the third quarter, an ... increase of 125 per cent over last year. Many tech blogs have been closely following BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's steady decline over the past year. The company recently made a valiant effort to convince investors that all was well, but not everyone is convinced the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is out of the woods. Some of the most direct ... (view more)

Wed
20
Jul
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Apple App Store Purchases to Grow 61% in 2011

According to one industry analyst, digital purchases from Apple's App Store should increase 61 per cent this year. It's also expected that the average iOS device owner will purchase and download 83 apps in 2011. The predictions come to us from Piper ... Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who provided them in a letter to investors earlier this week. (Source: time.com ) "We believe this trend points to the increasing importance of an app store with a broad selection of tested apps to drive device sales," Munster noted. "Smartphone users are showing an increasing appetite to use apps to add features to ... (view more)

Tue
19
Jul
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$69 iPad 2 Deal has Sears Customers Fuming

A recent Sears advertising mix-up has left many customers fuming with the company. In an online ad, the retail firm marketed a 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2 for just $69 -- one heck of a deal at approximately 86% off the retail price. Unfortunately, it was ... all just one heck of a mistake. Typically, this version of Apple's popular iPad 2 sells for about $499 through the parent company, meaning that the $69 deal represented an approximate savings of $490. Unfortunately, the many customers who thought they'd stumbled across a major bargain were informed that Sears would not honor the deal, with the ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jun
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Apple Offers $100 App Credit with MacBook Purchase

A few weeks back Microsoft announced an enticing plan whereby students purchasing a Windows 7 PC valued at $699 or more would also walk home with a free Xbox 360 (valued at $199). Now, Apple is trying to lure consumers in a different direction, ... offering a $100 iTunes gift card to anyone buying a MacBook. The promotion, which runs until September 20, 2011 gives students, parents, teachers and staff members a $100 gift card when they purchase any of the following: an iMac, a MacBook Pro, a regular MacBook, or a MacBook Air. Unfortunately, those buying refurbished MacBooks or the Mac Mini won't ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jun
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Apple Claims Amazon 'AppStore' Inferior By Comparison

Apple has once again lashed out against Amazon in the midst of their ongoing litigation battle, this time calling Amazon's idea for an appstore "inferior" by comparison to the established Apple offering. Issues arose back in mid-March when Apple ... filed for a lawsuit against Amazon over trademark infringement concerning the term "appstore". Amazon says the label was generic and that Apple had only sought litigation to hurt their competition. In January of this year, Microsoft filed a petition for similar reasons. Apple Looks to Monopolize "App Store" Label Apple has since countered these claims ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jun
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Apple's New Headquarters to be 'Spaceship Inspired'

With its iPads, iPhones and iPods selling off store shelves at a record pace, Cupertino-based Apple is getting bigger and bigger. It's the main reason company CEO Steve Jobs has proposed the building of a new headquarters, one that looks a lot like ... a docked space ship. "Apple is growing like a weed," Jobs told Cupertino City Council in a recent meeting held last week. Elaborating on that point, Jobs specifically mentioned space restrictions at the company's current home base, forcing it to rent additional buildings throughout the surrounding city. Of course, that's not a particularly ... (view more)

Tue
07
Jun
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Apple Devices to 'Auto-Shutdown' in Cases of Piracy

Apple has filed for a patent that would enable it to stop people from illegally recording a live concert or a movie playing in a theater. The patent was filed in late 2009 by Apple inventors Victor Tiscareno, Kevin Johnson and Cindy Lawrence. In the ... document, the three outline plans for an invisible infrared sensor that would be integrated into mobile iOS devices that house a built-in camera (including popular iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models). The infrared sensor would work in conjunction with the signals emitted from these real-time venues, telling the camera-laden device that it is not O ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jun
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Airline Ditches Paper For iPad

Alaska Airlines will soon issue its pilots with iPads as a replacement for paper documentation. The main reason for the switch is that the 1.5 pound iPad is lighter. Compared to flight manuals that are roughly 25 pounds, the iPad 2 offers a ... significant savings in weight. Often the paper bundles are so large that it must be carried in a special bag. Among the documents are manuals for specific flights and the systems used on particular aircraft. There are also documents about the procedures that flight crew must follow during a flight. Heft Printing Costs Wiped Out Although buying the iPads ... (view more)

Fri
03
Jun
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17-Year-Old Sells Kidney for iPad 2 Money

Do you consider yourself a big Apple fan? Many people do. Thousands line up for hours whenever the Cupertino-based firm launches a new product. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that one desperate Chinese teen recently sold one of his kidneys in order ... to buy an iPad 2. $3,000 for a Kidney, and an iPad 2 Shanghai Daily reports that in late April a 17-year-old named Anhui Province Zheng sold his kidney for about 20,000 yuan, or about $3,084. He immediately took that big payout to the nearest electronics outlet, purchasing Apple's popular iPad 2. "I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it ... (view more)

Wed
25
May
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AppStore Users: Beware New Email Scam

Apple iPad and iPhone owners are being targeted by a new scareware-like scheme this week, which uses a unique phishing strategy to frighten them into giving up their personal data. Fake Email Spoofs Apple App Users The scam is being reported by ... security company F-Secure, who say that hackers are using carefully designed emails to fool Apple fans. An email appears in a target's inbox from the "Apple AppStore," telling the recipient that their recent app order "has been successfully cancelled." Those users who don't want that to happen are asked to click on the link "order information" to find ... (view more)

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