Headlines

14 hours ago

This is Tim: Our live transcript of Cook on Apple's Q2 earnings

2

This is Tim: Our live transcript of Cook on Apple's Q2 earnings

Tim Cook spoke at length at Monday's second quarter 2015 earnings call about Apple's earnings, Apple Pay, HealthKit, and more. Here's our transcript of his remarks and Q&A responses. {.intro}

More →

6
10
46
0

1 hour ago

We're going to need a bigger Friends interface...

1
I think we're going to need a bigger Friends interface...

We're going to need a bigger Friends interface...

Friends is a new communications interface on Apple Watch, important enough that it's assigned to a single press of the Side button.

Laid out like a clock, you have twelve Friends slots — one for each hour position — that you can assign to your contacts on the Apple Watch and cycle through using the Digital Crown. Apple offers to populate Friends with your iPhone Favorites during set up, but you can easily assign or reassign Friends at any point using the Apple Watch for iPhone app. While the clock position interface is fun, and twelve sounds like a lot, the limitations can assert themselves quickly and... awkwardly.

More →

7
7
41
0

8 hours ago

How to use Do Not Disturb on your Apple Watch

0

How to use Do Not Disturb on your Apple Watch

Unlike Mute, Do Not Disturb turns of both sounds and taps on your Apple Watch.

The idea of Do Not Disturb, as the name suggests, is to keep your Apple Watch collecting notifications without actually notifying you. That might sound strange, but if you're asleep, in a meeting, at the movies, or otherwise at a time and place where you don't want noise or haptics to bother you, but you don't want a list of everything you might have missed in the meantime, Do Not Disturb will do exactly that.

More →

2
7
54
0

9 hours ago

Tim Cook on why online cost breakdowns are bull$#!+

5

Tim Cook on why online cost breakdowns are bull$#!+

You see them after every Apple product launch — "breakdowns" of how much someone thinks the raw parts cost.

We've been ignoring them for a while now because, taken to the most ridiculous of extremes, they're kind of like saying a human life is only worth the price of the water and minerals that make it up. The "bill of materials" or BOM, though, even in the rare cases where those parts are properly identified and priced, only tells part of the story. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, just said as much during the Q2 2015 conference call.

More →

2
13
43
0

10 hours ago

Apple's court-appointed 'anti-trust' monitor now billing for reading newspapers

7

Apple's court-appointed 'anti-trust' monitor now billing for reading newspapers

At $3 million an counting, with 27 new ultimatums on the table, Apple's 'legal monitor' still desperately needs legal monitoring.

Whether or not you believe Apple was guilty of anti-trust abuses during the launch of the iBook store in 2010 or not, the behavior of Judge Denis Cote and her friend and 'anti-trust' monitor continues to conduct himself in a way that should deeply concern every business in the U.S.

More →

1
8
45
0

11 hours ago

Meerkat update brings comment stream improvements, more

0

Meerkat update brings comment stream improvements, more

Meerkat, the Twitter-connected live-streaming video app for iOS, has been updated today with several new features, along with video quality improvements.

This update bumps Meerkat up to version 1.2.1 and brings along some improvements to stream comments, allowing users to post single emoji and report unwanted comments. Additionally, users will now enjoy improved video quality and more.

More →

1
11
49
0

13 hours ago

Mac revenue exceeds iPad revenue for the first time since 2011

13
Mac revenue exceeds iPad revenue for the first time since 2011

Mac revenue exceeds iPad revenue for the first time since 2011

So much for the "post-PC era:" Apple generated more revenue from Macs this quarter than iPads. A number of factors seem to be aiding the growth.

Despite a contracting worldwide PC market, Apple managed to buck the trend — once again — by selling more Macs than it ever has during its second quarter: More than 4.5 million Macs in total. What's more, Macs beat iPads in terms of revenue. What's going on?

More →

5
36
52
0

13 hours ago

Apple Pay will come to more than 50 hospitals across the U.S. this year

3

Apple Pay will come to more than 50 hospitals across the U.S. this year

InstaMed, a payment service provider for the healthcare industry, recently announced that it will begin to support Apple Pay as a payment option for its customers.

By adding support for Apple Pay, patients will be able to use the payment service to pay for services from InstaMed partner hospitals across the U.S. this year.

More →

3
8
37
0

14 hours ago

Apple Watch targeted for launch in additional countries by late June

6

Apple Watch targeted for launch in additional countries by late June

During Apple's Q2 2015 conference call today, CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch should start hitting additional countries in late June.

Though the Apple Watch launched in a total of 9 countries last week, the wearable should be coming to additional countries at the end of June, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

More →

2
5
29
0

14 hours ago

Best Buy adds Apple Pay support in its iPhone app, in-store payments coming later in 2015

7

Best Buy adds Apple Pay support in its iPhone app, in-store payments coming later in 2015

Best Buy is the latest major US retailer to add support for Apple Pay, first for inside its iPhone app and later in its retail store locations.

Apple Pay can be used right now to purchase items via the official Best Buy app for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

More →

3
9
40
0

14 hours ago

The Apple Watch App Store boasts more than 3,500 apps

2

The Apple Watch App Store boasts more than 3,500 apps

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on the company's post-earnings conference call today that more than 3,500 apps are now compatible with the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch only just launched last week, but it looks like there is no shortage of apps for early-adopters to get their hands on, with over 3,500 adding in support for the wearable.

More →

2
3
32
0

15 hours ago

Apple to give back $200 billion to its shareholders by end of March 2017

2

Apple to give back $200 billion to its shareholders by end of March 2017

Apple plans to give a ton of money back to its very, very happy shareholders, with a total of $200 billion to be sent out to those stock owners by the end of March 2017.

Apple is able to accomplish this feat because it is increasing its current capital return program by over 50%.

More →

2
9
28
0

15 hours ago

Apple announces Q2 2015 results: 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, 4.5 million Macs, $13.6 billion in profits

13

Apple announces Q2 2015 results: 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, 4.5 million Macs, $13.6 billion in profits

Apple has announced the company's financial results for Q2 2015 and they include 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, 4.5 million Macs, $13.6 billion in profits.

More →

1
22
101
0

16 hours ago

Kerbal Space Program achieves liftoff with version 1.0

0

Kerbal Space Program achieves liftoff with version 1.0

Kerbal Space Program has finally hit version 1.0, marking the first release that truly reflects the original vision of the development team.

In Kerbal Space Program, you have complete control over space exploration. In a realistically-modeled universe, you can build, launch, and fly your rockets to your desired destination. Version 1.0 brings in a number of new features, including a completely revamped flight model.

More →

2
8
39
0

17 hours ago

How to set your default weather and world clock for Apple Watch

5

How to set your default weather and world clock for Apple Watch

Can't find how to set your default weather and world clock on Apple Watch? Here's how!

The Apple Watch can show a lot of really nifty pieces of information on its clock face, which is great for seeing important data at a glance. But when it comes to setting your weather and default world clock to show on the watch face, we've had a few readers come up stumped. Here's the easiest way to make sure the data you want is showing up on your Apple Watch.

More →

13
5
42
0

Show More Headlines

Pages