iMessage vs. Android

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

By about 4 hours ago.

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

There are many reasons why Android users switch to iPhone, and vice-versa, but Apple may have a secret (or not-so-secret) weapon that could pressure some Android fans to considering a move to the other side. No, it’s not Apple Pay, an exclusive iPhone 6 feature that’s heavily marketed by various banks in the U.S., further helping Apple market its 2014 iPhones. It’s actually a stock iOS app that has been hiding in plain sight for years. More →

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Tim Cook iPhone 6

Tim Cook confirms that the iPhone 6 is a nightmare for Android

By about 5 hours ago.

Tim Cook confirms that the iPhone 6 is a nightmare for Android

You might think of iPhone owners as an insular crowd, constantly upgrading from one device to the next, year after year, but Tim Cook says that’s not the case. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cook said that fewer than 15% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales came from customers upgrading from another iPhone.

Instead, a majority of them switched from Android. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time

By about 5 hours ago.

We had some truly great paid iPhone and iPad apps for you yesterday that were all on sale for free for a limited time, and if you visit yesterday’s post you can still grab a few of them without paying a dime. Today, however, we have eight new paid iOS apps to share with you, and they’re all free downloads right now if you hurry. We definitely have some gems for you today, and one of our favorite word games is up first.

As always though, you had better download anything that looks appealing as soon as possible, because these sales could be over at any minute. More →

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iOS 9 Beta

Get ready, Apple fans: Benchmarks leak for iPhone 6 running iOS 9

By about 7 hours ago.

Get ready, Apple fans: Benchmarks leak for iPhone 6 running iOS 9

There are two times of the year that are the most exciting for enthusiastic Apple fans. The first comes in June, when Apple uses its annual Worldwide Developers Conference each year to debut a brand new version of its iOS platform. The second, of course, is in the late summer or early fall, when Apple releases iOS alongside at least one new iPhone model — though moving forward, we’re likely looking at two or more new iPhone models each year.

It’s still only January, but Apple is already hard at work on iOS 9, which is expected to include some major enhancements. Now, benchmark test results from an iPhone 6 running an early version of the next-generation software have been revealed for the first time. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: iPhone 6

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

By about 8 hours ago.

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

Fierce rivals but close business partners Apple and Samsung squared off this week in one more episode of their massive duel, as each company reported financial results for the Christmas quarter. Apple was expected to post stellar results and record iPhone sales (which it did), with Samsung supposed to acknowledge yet another quarterly loss (which it did). Most interestingly though, some people said Apple might overtake Samsung as the world’s top smartphone vendor for the quarter, something that hasn’t happened in years. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q4 2014

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

By about 9 hours ago.

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

Samsung on Thursday reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, and even though the company made a lot of money during the period, it still took a significant hit, especially compared with Apple’s performance for the same Christmas sales period and an absolute record. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android: Switch

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are tremendous successes for Apple and have driven iPhone sales to new records — the company sold 74.5 million iPhone units during the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, with the bulk of them being 2014 iPhones. Tim Cook praised the devices during Tuesday’s earnings conference call, MacRumors reports, revealing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed to bring more users to iOS from Android than any other iPhone before. More →

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Apple Q1 Earnings

Apple’s killer quarter in charts

By on January 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Apple’s killer quarter in charts

Apple’s fiscal first quarter was a complete blowout, sending the company’s stock soaring in after-hours trading on Tuesday night. We already gave you all the numbers: $18 billion in profit… $74.6 billion in revenue… 74.4 million iPhones sold… gross margin that climbed to 39.9%… it’s all simply staggering.

Of course, there’s no better way to put Apple’s killer quarter in content than by visualizing some of the key figures from Apple’s report. More →

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Cheapest Flights

This brand new free iPhone app finds you cheap flights by predicting the future

By on January 28, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

This brand new free iPhone app finds you cheap flights by predicting the future

Travelling is stressful enough without the added pain of wondering if you’ll be able to afford this month’s rent if you book a direct flight to your destination. Air travel can be remarkably expensive, to the point where there are hundreds of websites dedicated to finding you the best price for a plane ticket. Most of them operate in much the same way, by scouring airlines’ websites and searching for the best prices on flights that meet your search criteria.

But now there’s a brand new iPhone app that takes a very different approach to finding you cheap flights: It predicts the future. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

By on January 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Apple just isn’t selling a lot of iPhones to people around the world — it’s doing so at the expense of Android.

In the all-important holiday quarter, Apple earned $3.06 a share on $74.6 billion in revenue, a jump of 30% over 2014. Perhaps most stunning in the quarter, was the fact Apple shipped 74.5 million iPhones, nearly 20 million than the previous record. It also shipped 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads in the quarter. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included some real gems, including a few that are still free if you hurry. For Wednesday, however, we have a fresh list with seven new paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free. Today’s list has some particularly good apps, and the first one listed below could quite possibly blow your mind.

But if you want them for free you had better rush, because these sales could be over at any time. More →

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Apple Q1 Earnings

The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

Apple reported results from its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday night and in case you somehow missed it, they were incredible. As we noted in our coverage immediately following the report, Apple’s December quarter was the most profitable quarter any company has ever posted. What’s even more incredible, perhaps, is that its feat is thanks largely to just two devices — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — as pent-up demand for larger iPhones sent sales soaring.

People are still digging through Apple’s filings for interesting tidbits, but all of the major takeaways from Apple’s fiscal first-quarter earnings are now out in the open. More →

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