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2017

Apple iPad decline continues with 19 percent drop in holiday quarter

Tuesday January 31, 2017

In contrast with Mac and iPhone performance, the iPad continued a long-term decline in Apple's first fiscal quarter of 2017, seeing shipments fall 19 percent year-over-year.

Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-setting fiscal Q1

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple returned to growth during the holiday quarter thanks in large part to iPhone, sales of which hit an all-time high of 78.3 million units with an average selling price of $695, also a record.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2017 conference call

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple returned to growth and exceeded Wall Street expectations on Tuesday, when it reported record revenue, profits and iPhone sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in revenue on sales of 78.3M iPhones

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple's holiday 2016 quarter was the company's biggest ever, soaring to new heights on sales of 78.3 million iPhones following the launch of the blockbuster iPhone 7 series.

Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100 & other Billboard charts

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

European Commission pleased with Apple's $14 billion tax bill payment progress, despite missed deadline

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple has missed the deadline to pay the 13 billion euros ($14 billion) the iPhone producer was ordered to pay Ireland in back taxes, but the European Commission is noting that progress is still being made by Apple to comply with its ruling.

New vulnerability exploits password recovery system on Netgear routers & modems

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Most of Netgear's home and small business router and modem models are affected by a vulnerability in their password recovery system, which could potentially let a hacker assume control or install a botnet, according to a security firm.

Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

Deals: $325-$600 off 15" MacBook Pros; $40 off iPad mini 4; DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo $1,299 (tax included)

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Heading into February, shoppers can pick up a 2015 15" MacBook Pro (new in box) for $1,675 or snap up a refurbished model for $1,399.99. Apple's iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + LTE) is also $489, while DJI is shipping Mavic Pro Fly More Combos in 7-10 business days for $1,299 including tax.

iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit support in 'future versions of iOS'

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects record $77.4B revenue in Apple's best quarter in history

Tuesday January 31, 2017

After a period of declining sales, Apple is expected to have returned to growth in the holiday 2016 shopping season, riding high on the popularity of the new iPhone 7 series.

Apple reportedly nears completion of second retail store in Cologne, Germany

Tuesday January 31, 2017

While still unannounced, a photo appears to confirm that Apple is on the verge of opening second store in Cologne, Germany.

Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

Lyft for iPhone adds Calendar destinations, surges on App Store following 'DeleteUber' campaign

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Ridesharing service Lyft has updated its iPhone app with support for iOS Calendar destinations, apparently just in time to take advantage of a boycott of its main competitor, Uber, over the company's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial immigration executive order.

Super Mario Run update for iPhone brings easy mode, Korean language support

Tuesday January 31, 2017

A new update to "Super Mario Run" eliminates all the stress of the game, with a new "easy mode" removing the timer allowing players to explore the level at their leisure.

Apple patents detail augmented reality device with advanced object recognition, POI labeling

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents that together describe a mobile augmented reality system capable of detecting its surroundings and displaying generated virtual information to users in real time.

'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

Monday January 30, 2017

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.