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The iPad unveiling, five years later

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The iPad unveiling, five years later

Five years ago this week — January 27, 2010 to be precise — Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage to show off what he himself considered to be one of the most important products of his life. The Mac had been introduced decades before, the iPhone only a few years, yet on that stage, at that event, Jobs would make the case that there was room between them for a new category of device. One that, in order to exist, had to be not only better at certain key tasks, but significantly better at them.. It had to be the iPad.

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2 days ago

Apple's ASP and the difference between cost and value

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Apple's ASP and the difference between cost and value

There's an incredible difference between what something costs and how much value we derive from it. Apple's success hinges on their understanding of this — we'll pay more for something that we believe makes our lives better. Sometimes "better" is prestige or cachet, sometimes it's adrenalin or excitement, sometimes its time saved or work accomplished. Often it's a mix. Yet it's what led Apple not only to record profits this quarter, but to the record average sales prices (ASP) behind them.

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2 days ago

Why Apple is underestimated so insanely always

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Why Apple is underestimated so insanely always

Last year, the level of stupidity surrounding Apple was best exemplified by Haunted Empire, the calamitously bad book that tried to make the "Tim Cook's company is doomed" meme mainstream. Yesterday, Apple announced the most profitable quarter in the history of the business world — of which the other four companies in the top five are oil magnates. So, beyond market manipulation and negative attention seeking, what makes otherwise rational, intelligent analysts and journalists experience such a continued, collective blindspot when it comes to Apple's prospects?

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2 days ago

How to easily back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

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How to easily back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

Time Machine is OS X Yosemite's "OS X 10.10 Yosemite reviews, features, apps, help, and how-to")'s built-in backup software. It was introduced with OS X 10.5 Leopard and has been there ever since. If you've never used it, please start. Time Machine is absolutely the easiest way to back up your Mac, and is great for recovering individual files you've deleted or restoring your entire hard drive in the event of a catastrophe.

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2 days ago

Facebook iPhone and iPad users should see photos load faster with file changes

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Facebook iPhone and iPad users should see photos load faster with file changes

Facebook has made some changes in the background to its iPhone and iPad app that should allow users to load photos faster. The improvements are due to Facebook adopting the Progressive JPEG (PJPEG) image format.

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2 days ago

Facebook Paper app makes it easier to share your favorite photos

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Facebook Paper app makes it easier to share your favorite photos

Facebook has updated their Paper app, adding important photo sharing enhancements. Camera Roll organization has been improved, and its now easier to share your favorite photos.

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2 days ago

FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

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FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

In a ruling that's resulted in a $40 million fine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's smacking down TracFone's speed throttling of customers that were paying for unlimited data service. The case in question only applies to TracFone, but it helps to reinforce a precedent that could apply to even the larger carriers in the United States.

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2 days ago

OneDrive improves its photo albums for its web, iPhone and iPad users

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OneDrive improves its photo albums for its web, iPhone and iPad users

Microsoft has just announced some improvements to its storage service that will offer users a better look at their photos, along with new search features. Those changes and additions are currently available on the web and in the newly updated app for the iPhone and iPad.

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2 days ago

You can now like and follow on Tumblr right from Notification Center

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You can now like and follow on Tumblr right from Notification Center

Tumblr has updated their app for the iPhone and iPad, adding new options for alerts, including the ability to take action on notifications. Users also have new ways to login to the app. There are also improvements to the app's accessibility, as well as smaller helpful enhancements.

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2 days ago

Slack acquisition will see video chat and screen sharing integration

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Slack acquisition will see video chat and screen sharing integration

Slack, the current darling of organizations in need of a flexible individual-and-group messaging service, has bought a small video conferencing company named Screenhero. The acquisition will lead to an eventual integration of Screenhero's voice and video conferencing features and screensharing support to Slack's 365,000-and-growing daily users.

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2 days ago

Transit App 3.4 arrives with car sharing support and more

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Transit App 3.4 arrives with car sharing support and more

Transit App has been updated to version 3.4 with a few helpful new features. The app has added support for car sharing service car2go, as well as calendar integration. Additionally, you can now order an Uber car through the Notification Center widget.

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2 days ago

The year of Apple Pay

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The year of Apple Pay

Apple Pay, the Touch ID-authenticated in-store and online payment service Apple started rolling out last October, has been growing steadily in terms of bank and retailer support. During Apple's Q1 2015 conference call, CEO Tim Cook said the company was getting "extremely positive" feedback on Apple Pay from both individuals and institutions. That wasn't his biggest endorsement, however — it was calling 2015 the "year of Apple Pay".

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2 days ago

These ultra-thin hard cases for iPhone 6 are 36% off today

These ultra-thin hard cases for iPhone 6 are 36% off today

Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for iPhone 6 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand. Available in 8 colors and is only $15.95 today!

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2 days ago

Lowdown 2.0 helps you better organize your meetings

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Lowdown 2.0 helps you better organize your meetings

Lowdown for Meetings, an iPhone app that helps you organize the information for your meetings, has launched version 2.0. There have been a number of improvements and changes to make sure that you're better prepared for your next meeting.

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2 days ago

Your typical mobile gamer today spends two hours every day face-down in a tablet

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Your typical mobile gamer today spends two hours every day face-down in a tablet

A new survey of mobile gamers conducted by the NPD Group says that they are playing, on average, over two hours a day on their devices. The survey, conducted in late 2014, indicates a 57% increase in the average play time for mobile gamers, compared to just 80 minutes a day in 2012.

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