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Apple Watch sales were higher in June than April or May

Apple Watch sales were higher in June than April or May

During the company's Q3 2015 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook ended things off with a revelation about Apple Watch sales numbers: On the Watch, our June sales were higher than April or May. I realize that's very different than some of what's being written, but June sales were the highest...
This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the phones today to talk with analysts about Apple's third-quarter results for 2015, along with Apple Watch, iPhone, China, and more. Follow along below with our live-updating transcript of his remarks. Tim's opening remarks Thanks, Nancy. Good afternoon, everyone,...
Another smashing quarter for Mac sales, while PC sales continue to drop

Another smashing quarter for Mac sales, while PC sales continue to drop

Apple's third quarter results show continued historically strong demand for the Mac, while PC sales continue to falter. By now it's a familiar story: Apple's sales of the Mac continue to grow and bolster, despite the PC industry's continued downward trend. For Apple's third fiscal quarter, which...
Apple Q3 2015: 47.5m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, and 4.8m Macs sold; 10.7b in profit

Apple Q3 2015: 47.5m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, and 4.8m Macs sold; 10.7b in profit

Apple (AAPL) has released the company's Q3 2015 financial results and the big numbers are: 47.5 million iPhones sold, 10.9 million iPads sold, 4.8 million Macs sold, and 10.7 billion in profit earned. It's not a holiday quarter. It's not the quarter after a holiday quarter. But those are still...
AT&T may be raising upgrade fees starting August 1

AT&T said to be introducing activation fee for Next and BYOD customers, raising upgrade fee on August 1 [Update]

According to a new report, AT&T may be raising its upgrade fee to $45, and introducing a new $15 activation fee for AT&T Next and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) customers, starting August 1. Droid Life is reporting that the $5 increase in upgrade fee, and $15 activation fee will apply to...
How to view your Beats 1 and other radio play history on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to view your Beats 1 and other radio play history on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Loved a song you heard on Beats 1 but can't remember the name? Here's how to find it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Whether you're listening to Beats 1, Apple Music radio stations, For You playlists, or your own library, sometimes you'll want to play a certain song again but can't remember its...
FTC said to be ramping up its investigation against Apple

FTC said to be ramping up its investigation against Apple

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)is reportedly stepping up its look into Apple's App Store rules. The rules have recently come under fire, particularly from streaming music services who feel that they shouldn't have to pay Apple a 30% cut of subscription fees, especially when much of their...
watchOS 2 beta 4 now available for developers

watchOS 2 beta 4 now available for developers

Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of watchOS 2 alongside the latest beta of iOS 9. As a reminder, you'll need to have the iOS 9 beta installed on your device in order to install the watchOS beta. How to download and install watchOS 2 beta 4 watchOS 2 is expected to arrive...
OS X El Capitan gets new betas for developers, public beta testers

OS X El Capitan beta 4 now available for developers

Apple has released the fourth developer beta for OS X El Capitan. Developers can download this update through the Mac App Store on a Mac running the previous beta version, or grab it from the Mac Developer Resource Center. OS X 10.11 is expected to be released publicly in the fall, adding a...
Apple launches new iOS 9 betas for developers and testers

Fourth iOS 9 beta now available for developers

The fourth beta of iOS 9 is now available to developers. It can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Resource Center, or as an over-the-air update on a device running the previous beta version. iOS 9 will arrive for all users later this year, and bring with it a number of experience...
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Mac gamers can finally play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Over 10 years after it was first released in 2004 on Windows and the original Xbox, Aspyr Media has now released the Mac version of the classic role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords. It has also launch a Linux-based version of the game. Both Knights of...
How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

Sometimes, you need the experts for your issues. Here's how to get in touch with them. Having trouble with Apple Music? We've written a wealth of troubleshooting articles on the subject, but if you're still running into an issue, it might be time to talk to the experts. Why contact Apple? Well...
here maps

Nokia reportedly will sell HERE Maps division to Audi, BMW and Daimler

Nokia's quest to sell off its HERE Maps division may have come to an end. A new report claims that the company is close to signing off on a deal that will sell the maps division to German-based car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler for over $2.71 billion. Nokia put its HERE maps business on the...
Apple and IBM launch 10 more MobileFirst business apps

Apple and IBM launch 10 more MobileFirst business apps

Apple and IBM have unveiled a new set of MobileFirst apps for business users. A total of 10 new apps have been added across several different fields, including governmental work, banking and finance, and industrial products. New products include shift tracking apps for both managers and employees,...
Apple Music and iTunes Store hit with major service outage

iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Music hit with service outage [Update: back up]

Update: Apple's System Status page is now reporting that the outage is over, and all affected services are back online. The outage is said to have lasted from about a little before 10:00 a.m. EDT until just after 1:00 p.m. EDT. Original story: Apple is acknowledging a widespread service...
New on iTunes: New music from Future, early access to Insurgent, discounts on inaugural TV season

New on iTunes: New music from Future, early access to Insurgent, discounts on inaugural TV seasons

Every week, the iTunes Store adds new music, movies, and more to its catalog. This week, check out new music from Future and Wilco, get early access to Insurgent, and get deals on premiere TV seasons. In new music, rapper Future has released his third studio album, DS2. Alt-rock band Wilco has...
Best waterproof cases for iPad Air 2

Best waterproof cases for iPad Air 2

Before hitting the beach this summer, protect against the elements with these 100% waterproof cases for your iPad Air 2. Toting your iPad Air 2 anywhere near water may seem a bit crazy, but with the proper waterproof case keeping things safe and sound, you can finally relax. Top manufacturers...
Apple and the user experience business model

Apple and the user experience business model

As you can imagine I have a lot of conversations about Apple. I have conversations about Apple with investors, competitors, developers, fans, venture capitalists, and more. These conversations are always revealing as to how much people understand, or think they understand, Apple. Inevitably...
Square Dashboard

Square Dashboard for iPhone keeps track of sales in real time

The Square app has allowed small business owners to accept credit cards via the iPhone for some time. Now the company has revealed an all new iPhone app, Square Dashboard, that lets those users keep track of sales made via the main Square app in real time. Square says that the Dashboard app...
Give thieves less to steal with the Apple Watch

Give thieves less to steal with the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has some practical benefits, like making your iPhone harder to steal. Lately I've read a few news reports that cite a rise in the number of phone thefts in cities from people on bikes. Bike-bound thieves see an unwary pedestrian with their cell phone in front of them, texting or...

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