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Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited

AppleInsider - 2 hours 40 min ago
In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used.

MLB World Series stadiums first pro sports venues to accept Apple Pay

AppleInsider - 3 hours 12 min ago
When the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at this year's MLB World Series, fans attending the games at the two teams' respective stadiums will be able to buy concession items using Apple Pay.

Apple Q4 Earnings Sliced And Diced

MacObserver - 3 hours 28 min ago

Apple reported Q3 earnings information Monday. Kelly plays a little Fun With Math and shows some interesting stats about how Apple did over the last three months.


iPad sales narrowly beat expectations as Tim Cook targets "negative commentary," says market isn't saturated

AppleInsider - 4 hours 2 min ago
In today's earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet's sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region.

How to send and receive SMS text messages in OS X Yosemite

AppleInsider - 4 hours 24 min ago
With today's release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac.

Apple Q4 MacBook Sales Hit Record Breaking Numbers, Jump 25 Percent

MacObserver - 4 hours 59 min ago

Mac sales hit 5.5 million units during Apple's fourth fiscal quarter for 2014, jumping a full 25 percent in a single quarter. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Mac marketshare is the largest it's been since 1995.


Here’s What Apple Wants to Achieve With Apple Pay

MacObserver - 5 hours 35 min ago

In Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Shannon Cross of Cross Research what Apple's business model is for Apple Pay and whether it will, over time, become a standalone business, like iTunes. Or is it just incremental revenue? It was a great question, but it's neither of those. Here's what Tim Cook told Ms. Cross.


How Apple’s Tim Cook Explained Away Poor iPad Sales

MacObserver - 5 hours 47 min ago

During Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Steve Milunovich with UBS about his views on the iPad sales of 12.31 million, the second (non-holiday) quarter of declining sales. Here's how Mr. Cook responded.


Cast your net and catch Bottom Feeders on the App Store

TUAW - 6 hours 20 min ago
As a fisherman on rough seas, players must trawl for a variety of fish while avoiding enemies that cost players' nets in Bottom Feeders (free with in app purchases). There are a few power-ups players can use to help them get all of the fish in each...

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 October 2014

TidBITS - 6 hours 22 min ago
Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2, Things 2.5, Coda 2.5, Parallels Desktop 10.1, Airfoil 4.8.10, Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5, Scrivener 2.6, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2, SuperDuper 2.7.3, Apple Configurator 1.7, GarageBand 10.0.3, iMovie 10.0.6, LaunchBar 6.1.3, 1Password 5.0, and KeyCue 7.3.

 

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Apple to require 64-bit support from all iOS apps starting in February

AppleInsider - 6 hours 23 min ago
In an announcement made through its developer Web portal on Monday, Apple informed app makers that their wares must include 64-bit support and be built with the latest iOS 8 SDK starting Feb. 1, 2015.

iPhone 6 demand continues to outstrip supply, may not see balance before 2015

AppleInsider - 6 hours 46 min ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Monday that supply and demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are "not on the same planet" and may not reach a balance until next year.

Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

MacObserver - 6 hours 49 min ago

Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1.


ExtraBITS for 20 October 2014

TidBITS - 6 hours 58 min ago
This week in ExtraBITS, Adam Engst helps say goodbye to Macworld Expo on the British Tech Network, Apple gives Bose the boot from its stores, John Siracusa reviews OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and developer Marco Arment wonders if the new iMac with Retina 5K display is a better machine than the Mac Pro for most professionals.

 

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Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

MacWorld - 7 hours 10 min ago

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that’s already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

Clunky implementations, lack of widespread acceptance and poor user knowledge have hampered NFC technology, but some in the payments industry are hoping Apple Pay has an impact far beyond iPhone 6 users.

“I think without a doubt, Apple has a unique place in the mobile ecosystem, with hardware, software and services,” said James Anderson, senior vice president of emerging payments at MasterCard. He said Apple’s adoption is an endorsement of NFC and gives consumers the feeling that the technology is safe and ready to be used.

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Daily Deals for October 20, 2014, featuring Build Your Own iPhone Game For FREE!

TUAW - 7 hours 20 min ago
It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

China Holds Huge Potential for Apple with First Time iPhone Buyers

MacObserver - 7 hours 21 min ago

China isn't just a big market for Apple's iPhone, it has huge potential for new customers. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, half of iPhone 5S buyers in the country were new to the platform, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look to be in a position to drive that percentage up.


Apple may not break out Apple Watch, iPod and retail sales starting Q1 2015

AppleInsider - 7 hours 25 min ago
During its quarterly conference call for the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple announced it will introduce new financial reporting methods that lump Apple Watch and iPod with Apple TV and other accessories, with CEO Tim Cook suggesting the move is a good way to shield details on the upcoming smartwatch from competitors.

External Link: Adam Engst Eulogizes Macworld Expo on BTN’s The Mac Show

TidBITS - 7 hours 54 min ago
Joining Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Adam Christianson, and host Ewen Rankin on the British Tech Network’s The Mac Show podcast, Adam Engst discussed the demise of Macworld Expo before going on to talk through Apple’s recent announcements, including the iPad Air 2, the new iMac with 5K Retina display, and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

 

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Apple Teases Future Plans for Beats

MacObserver - 8 hours 4 min ago

Apple has plans in store for Beats now that it owns the company, and an announcement is coming about what's in store, but for now CEO Tim Cook isn't saying what we can expect. Mr. Cook shared his little tidbit during the company's fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Monday afternoon.


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