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2017

Accessory producer MixBin recalls glitter-filled iPhone cases over chemical burn risk

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Accessory manufacturer MixBin Electronics has issued a recall for iPhone cases it has produced for a number of well-known brands, including Victoria's Secret, following reports of the glitter and liquid-filled cases causing chemical burns and skin irritation to consumers in the United States.

Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week took a swipe at Mac sales estimates, as true sales figures came in higher than predicted by Gartner, pushing Apple to a third consecutive quarter of growth in both volume and earnings.

Facebook developing separate video chat and smartspeaker devices, custom voice assistant - report

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Facebook is reportedly working on not one but two smartspeaker-style devices, and building its own Siri-like voice assistant with the help of former Apple employees.

Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to commemorate 10th anniversary of title

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Mac game porting house Feral is releasing BioShock Remastered for macOS, with the new title bringing 1080p graphics to the heralded decade-old title.

Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion.

Apple to be exclusive retailer of 'Red Raven' camera kit

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Professional digital cinema camera company Red Digital Cinema on Tuesday announced Apple will be the exclusive retailer of its $15,000 Red Raven kit, which includes the Raven camera body, Sigma lens, carrying case and more.

Apple Pay to go live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE by year's end

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple on Tuesday announced it is working to bring Apple Pay live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2017, which if completed would expand the payments service to a total of 20 countries.

Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

Apple stock hits all time high on news of strong Q3 sales, promising Q4 guidance

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple stock prices hit an all-time high in extended trading on Tuesday, flirting with the $160 mark, after the company reported better than expected earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2017 and strong guidance for the coming quarter.

Tim Cook hints Apple will have 'Made in America' manufacturing fund news later this year

Tuesday August 01, 2017

While Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't explicitly answer a question asking about three Apple plants in the U.S., he did note that there would be more announced "later in the year" about employment opportunities generated by Apple.

iPad quarterly sales grow year-over-year for the first time since 2013, best non-holiday quarter in two years

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple's most recent quarter of iPad sales is not only the first time that iPad sales have grown year-over-year since 2013, but its best non-holiday quarter for sales of the tablet for two years.

Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent hit in China from iPhone competition

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2017 conference call

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple again saw its sales and revenue grow in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, with $45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple's services business alone now the size of a Fortune 100 company, beats out Facebook

Tuesday August 01, 2017

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

Apple posts strong $45.4 billion in revenue on growing sales of 41 million iPhones

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple again saw its sales grow year over year in the June quarter, the company revealed on Tuesday, with $45.4 billion in revenue exceeding Wall Street expectations, again driven by strong iPhone sales, but also growth in its iPad and Mac businesses.

Apple's 2017 Q3 sales get a boost from weakening US Dollar overseas

Tuesday August 01, 2017

When Apple releases earnings later today, there could be concerns about the lack of any progress on U.S. tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cuts--or the repatriation of its overseas cash. On the other hand, political chaos in America has further weakened the US Dollar, enhancing Apple's foreign earnings in Fiscal Q3.

Avid makes limited version of movie editing tool Media Composer free for macOS

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Video editing company Avid has released a cut-down version of its composition software for free, in the form of "Avid Media Composer | First" for both Apple's macOS and Microsoft's Windows.

Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,' adapting iPhone Upgrade Program concept to PCs

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus ahead of the 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday August 01, 2017

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is in the weeks before Apple introduces new models, like the "iPhone 8," which is expected to debut this fall. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.