How To Get A Job At Apple

How to get a job at Apple: Designer reveals Apple’s insane hiring process

By on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 PM.

How to get a job at Apple: Designer reveals Apple’s insane hiring process

By all accounts, Apple can be a difficult place to work. In fact, it seems that just getting there is a chore. Information Age directs our attention to a new blog post from U.K.-based UX designer Luis Abreu, who recently had his application to work for Apple rejected despite going through “three screenings, five FaceTime calls and a trip to Cupertino.” More →

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Siri Cortana Recording Conversations

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

By on February 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

We’ve written extensively about security concerns in recent weeks, but this might be the most shocking development yet. Reddit user FallenMyst posted on Tuesday that he had recently started a new job with a company called Walk N’Talk Technologies.

At his job, he is asked to listen back to seemingly random bits of audio and provides feedback on how they match with the text that the device outputs when translating the audio ‚ and you won’t believe where the audio comes from. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $55!)

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $55!)

By on February 25, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Tuesday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a solid one, and some are still available as free downloads if you hurry over to that post. But today we have our biggest list of the week, and it features Wu-Tang… what more could you ask for? More →

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Yet another sign that Apple Pay is the breakthrough mobile payments hit we needed

By on February 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Yet another sign that Apple Pay is the breakthrough mobile payments hit we needed

Chase Bank on Tuesday evening disclosed that more than 1 million of its customers have already provisioned debit and/or credit cards with Apple Pay. What’s more, the bank continues to see growth in Apple Pay adoption with each passing month, certainly an encouraging sign for Apple’s nascent mobile payments platform, and yet another indication that Apple Pay may succeed where similar products in the U.S. have repeatedly failed. More →

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Apple vs. Smartflash: $532.9M Verdict

Apple hit with massive half-billion dollar blow in patent trial

By on February 25, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Apple hit with massive half-billion dollar blow in patent trial

Apple lost an iTunes-related patent case, Bloomberg reports, with a jury having decided to award Smartflash a massive $532.9 million in damages. Smartflash was looking for $852 million, whereas Apple said the three patents part of the trial were worth $4.5 million at most. More →

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Apple iTunes Beats Music

How Apple plans to retake its place at the top of the music business

By on February 24, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

How Apple plans to retake its place at the top of the music business

Apple is developing it’s own iTunes music streaming service, and that’s not exactly a secret considering that it already owns Beats Music. But Business Insider has learned more details about this secret music project and suggests the company is preparing a massive overhaul for its iconic iTunes service in the process. More →

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Apple Trillion Dollar Market Cap

How Apple might soon become the world’s first $1 trillion dollar company

By on February 24, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

How Apple might soon become the world’s first $1 trillion dollar company

With shares of Apple now hovering in the $133 range, Apple’s market cap currently checks in at a whopping $775 billion. To put that figure into perspective, Apple is worth more than double the value of Exxon. Even more impressive is that Apple is now worth more than the market values of Google and Microsoft combined; together, both companies are worth $727 billion.

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Mercedes Benz CEO Apple Car

Mercedes-Benz is the latest car company to laugh at Apple’s auto ambitions

By on February 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Mercedes-Benz is the latest car company to laugh at Apple’s auto ambitions

Despite a bevy of rumors suggesting that Apple has plans to enter the car business, established automakers aren’t exactly breaking a sweat. Indeed, given the vast complexities involved in developing a full fledged car and seeing it all the way through the manufacturing and production process, one has to imagine that some of the more established brands in the car industry find the onslaught of Apple car rumors downright hilarious. More →

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iOS 9 on iPhone 6: Features and Fixes

iOS 9: Simple fixes that could make your iPhone 6 even better

By on February 24, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

iOS 9: Simple fixes that could make your iPhone 6 even better

Apple’s iOS 9 software update is rumored to focus on stability improvements following the wave of criticism that hit Apple’s latest operating systems, iOS 8 and Yosemite. A recent report revealed that Apple’s latest mobile OS release isn’t as stable as Google’s, though Google’s Lollipop isn’t as widely used as iOS 8, of course.

Now, ZDNet has put together a list of iOS 8 annoyances that Apple could consider fixing in order to further improve the overall iPhone and iPad experience. More →

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Steve Jobs Birthday

On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

By on February 24, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. While Apple’s website hasn’t been changed to acknowledge the date, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a tweet earlier today in honor of Jobs. More →

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Apple Vs. Tesla Elon Musk

Elon Musk reveals how much Apple is offering Tesla employees to jump ship

By on February 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Elon Musk reveals how much Apple is offering Tesla employees to jump ship

One seriously overlooked detail from last week’s big Bloomberg report on Apple’s car project was that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed just how far Apple is willing to go to bring his best workers over to Cupertino. In fact, Musk actually told Bloomberg that Apple is “offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases” for jumping ship. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free if you hurry

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free if you hurry

By on February 24, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

We started the week off with a solid list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps that were all on sale for free for a limited time, and a number of them can still be had for free if you hurry back to that post. Today, however, we have a great new list for you with seven more paid iOS apps that are all free downloads for a short time.

There are a few real gems on today’s list — especially for all the mobile photographers out there — so be sure to snag them as quickly as possible or you might miss these great sales. More →

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