Tim Cook on Apple Privacy

This might be Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most important message yet

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This might be Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most important message yet

Apple’s stance on privacy and data security appears to be stronger than ever, as the company has published an entire new privacy section on its website, complete with an important privacy-related message from CEO Tim Cook. The pages also include details on how Apple handles private data, what users can do to protect their Apple IDs used to log into iTunes and iCloud, and what information the company shares with law enforcement agencies. More →

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FTC New Shipping Rules

Late deliveries could be a thing of the past this holiday season

By on September 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Late deliveries could be a thing of the past this holiday season

The Internet has changed the way we shop for birthdays, holidays and just about every one of life’s big events. Given enough time, nearly any product from any corner of the world can be shipped to your doorstep, but when you have to depend on retailers and delivery services, sometimes things don’t go as planned. So if you’re one of the unfortunate souls who have had to make a disgruntled phone call on December 23rd, the latest FTC rules should warrant a sigh of relief. More →

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Apple Brand Identity Guidelines

Has Apple finally killed its famous ‘i’?

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Has Apple finally killed its famous ‘i’?

One surprise during Apple’s big event last week was that the company unveiled two new products… and neither of them contained the letter “i.” Although we expected Apple to show off its first-ever wearable computer at the event, we thought that it would be called either the iWatch or iBand and were a little surprised to see it labeled the Apple Watch. Similarly, Apple’s mobile payment platform was dubbed Apple Pay instead of iPay, which further signaled Apple might be moving in a different direction when it comes to branding. More →

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Apple Vs Paypal

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

By on September 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

Earlier this week, PayPal joined a long line of companies that sought to mock, belittle or bash Apple in marketing messages in an effort to promote competitive offerings. Focusing on the recent “Nudegate” scandal in which hundreds of nude photos and videos of celebrities were leaked as a result of iCloud breaches, Paypal posted a promotional note suggesting that because iCloud was hacked using brute force attacks, Apple’s new mobile payment service Apple Pay is not secure.

It remains to be seen if PayPal’s efforts will yield any gains, but history is not on the company’s side. So far all we’re seeing is backlash, and the latest shots at PayPal were fired by a former executive. More →

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iPhone 6 Sales

With 200,000 workers, Foxconn still can’t keep up with iPhone 6 demand

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

With 200,000 workers, Foxconn still can’t keep up with iPhone 6 demand

Foxconn has more than 200,000 factory workers in a single location at its plant in Zhengzhou, China, and each and every one is doing nothing but work on building the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world’s top device manufacturer is working so hard that it is churning out nearly 550,000 new iPhone handsets each and every day… and yet it still can’t manage to keep up with stunning demand for Apple’s new, larger iPhones. More →

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Tim Cook on Apple Privacy

Video: Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Google and Amazon in new interview

By on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Video: Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Google and Amazon in new interview

In the second part of Charlie Rose’s interview with Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO focused on the company’s stance on user privacy, with the exec saying that for Apple, the buyer isn’t the product. Cook also revealed some interesting details about Apple’s dealings with the NSA during the interview, which can be watched below. More →

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Opinions
Apple Free U2 Album

I cannot believe people are still whining about getting a free U2 album

By on September 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

I cannot believe people are still whining about getting a free U2 album

In my two-plus years at BGR, I’ve written about a lot of so-called “first-world problems” — that is, issues that seem like huge burdens to people who live relatively comfortable lifestyles but that are in reality not that big of a deal, particularly when you think about all of the wars, famines and deadly disease outbreaks that kill people every single day.  More →

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Apple Vs The World

Apple vs. the world: A brief history of failed Apple bashing

By on September 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM.

Apple vs. the world: A brief history of failed Apple bashing

If there’s one thing Apple’s rivals love to do, it’s bash Apple in marketing and advertisements. Of course, as we’ve seen time and time again, this often doesn’t work out very well for Apple’s rivals. In recent history, Samsung is the only company that has managed to build an Apple-bashing campaign into real commercial success, and it literally took tens of billions of dollars worth of marketing and advertising campaigns to make it happen.

Unfortunately for most of Apple’s rivals, they don’t have tens of billions of dollars to back up their anti-Apple ads. More →

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Why Is Apple's Stock Price Falling

Why Apple shares are unexpectedly falling this morning

By on September 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Why Apple shares are unexpectedly falling this morning

So, you’d think that after just announcing record preorders for the iPhone 6, Apple’s shares would be surging to new highs, right? Actually, no — Apple shares are falling on Tuesday morning and the biggest reason why is that new reports out of China indicate that the world’s largest mobile carrier might not even launch the iPhone 6 this year. More →

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Tim Cook Interview

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM.

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple fans loved it, investors were impressed and iPhone haters struggled to find anything of substance to complain about — in other words, Apple’s huge late-summer event was a success on all fronts. There was so much news to pack into the event that CEO Tim Cook skipped over his typical state of the Apple union notes and jumped right into the meat of the presentation, unveiling the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones the world had been waiting for.

Cook and his fellow executives went on to announce Apple Pay and the Apple Watch, and they covered a few other items of note as well, but there was plenty more to discuss than what could fit into a single press conference. As such, Cook joined The Charlie Rose Show on Friday and took part in a huge interview, which has now been posted online in its entirety. More →

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

After rumors began swirling over the past few weeks, Microsoft announced on Monday that it had officially acquired Minecraft and Mojang, the development team behind the game, for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become a staple of console, PC and portable gaming in the years since its original release with over 100 million downloads on PC alone. More →

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Apple CEO Cook Interview Charlie Rose

Tim Cook: We’re working on products ‘that haven’t been rumored yet’

By on September 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM.

Tim Cook: We’re working on products ‘that haven’t been rumored yet’

Apple has several more tricks up its sleeve and they apparently have nothing to do with the long-fabled “iTV” that one always-wrong analyst keeps telling us is just around the corner. Per Re/code, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose on Friday that “there are products we’re working on that no one knows about, yes — that haven’t been rumored about yet.” More →

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