Apple Pay Mobile Payments

Apple will keep an ‘unprecedented’ 0.015% cut of everything you buy with Apple Pay

By on September 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

Apple will keep an ‘unprecedented’ 0.015% cut of everything you buy with Apple Pay

Ca-ching, ca-ching, ca-ching! That’s the sound that’s ringing through Apple executives’ heads when they think about the millions of consumers who will soon be using their iPhone 6’s to pay things using the new Apple Pay platform. MacRumors points us to a new report in The Financial Times that explains how Apple will keep a 0.15% cut of every purchase you make with Apple Pay. More →

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iPhone 6 U2 Free Album

Apple paid $100 million to give away U2’s ‘free’ album

By on September 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Apple paid $100 million to give away U2’s ‘free’ album

U2’s newest album may not have cost you a dime but that doesn’t mean someone didn’t pay for it. In this particular case that “someone” is Apple, as The New York Times reports that Tim Cook and company are paying roughly $100 million in royalty fees and marketing expenses as part of a deal to give U2’s newest album away for free. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Some Time Warner Cable bills seen doubling after Comcast merger

By on September 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Some Time Warner Cable bills seen doubling after Comcast merger

Welcome to Comcast Country, Time Warner Cable customers. The Albany Times Union reports that New York state regulators now “believe some Time Warner Cable customers could see their Internet and cable TV bills more than double under the company’s proposed $45 billion merger with Comcast.” More →

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iPhone 6 Sales

Good luck, Apple fans: The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might be impossible to find at launch

By on September 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

Good luck, Apple fans: The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might be impossible to find at launch

To say excitement is mounting for the launch of Apple’s newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets is a massive understatement. Apple fans around the world are busy devising their strategies for getting their hands on Apple’s new iPhone models as soon as possible once they become available, and it looks like Apple is expecting record demand for its new models this year. In fact, you won’t believe how many new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets Apple is planning to ship this year, according to a new report. The apparent timing of Apple’s new iPhone shipments is raising some red flags though, and it looks like the new phones might be almost impossible to find at launch. More →

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Apple CEO Cook Memo

Tim Cook pumps up Apple employees after ‘exciting,’ ‘amazing’ media event

By on September 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Tim Cook pumps up Apple employees after ‘exciting,’ ‘amazing’ media event

Tim Cook will never compete with, say, Steve Ballmer when it comes to projecting raucous energy. That said, the Apple CEO did send out a memo to employees after the company’s big media event on Tuesday afternoon that praised them for their work over the lats several months and thanking them for helping him deliver an “exciting” presentation of “amazing” products. More →

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iPhone 6 Event

Here are the most important things Apple announced today

Here are the most important things Apple announced today

By on September 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM.

Apple fans had a lot to take in on Tuesday as Apple unveiled the new products that will shape its immediate future and its long-term future. For this coming fall and the holiday season, Apple showed off its brand new iPhone lineup as well as a fantastic new mobile payment service. Looking to next year and beyond, the company unveiled a wearable device that CEO Tim Cook says marks the start of a bold new direction for the company.

So, what were the most important things Apple announced during Tuesday’s big press conference? More →

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Apple Customer Service Is The Best

The anti-Comcast: Apple’s secrets to making you a happy customer

By on September 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

The anti-Comcast: Apple’s secrets to making you a happy customer

Apple customers are fanatically loyal and one way that Apple keeps them that way is by offering terrific customer service at its retail outlets. Business Insider has talked with Carmine Gallo, who has just written an entire book on Apple’s customer service called The Apple Experience, and he dishes some interesting information about how Apple makes its retail experience as pleasant as possible. And you’ll be amazed to know that, unlike Comcast, it doesn’t involve constantly trying to upsell the customer on services they don’t need. More →

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Apple Hires Marc Newson

Apple just made another big hire – famous industrial designer Marc Newson

By on September 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM.

Apple just made another big hire – famous industrial designer Marc Newson

Well here’s some late-Friday Apple news that has nothing to do with the iPhone 6 or the iWatch. Vanity Fair reports that Apple has hired famous industrial designer Marc Newson, who’s a longtime friend of Apple design boss Jony Ive and whose work has been commissioned “by Ford, Nike, and Qantas Airways, among others,” Vanity Fair says. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 Lines

How to make thousands of dollars just by standing in line for the iPhone 6

By on September 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

How to make thousands of dollars just by standing in line for the iPhone 6

Earlier this week, we all had a good laugh at the seemingly sheepish iPhone fans who were standing in line outside the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York to wait for the iPhone 6 days before it’s even set to be announced. It turns out, however, that those alleged “iSheep” are a lot smarter than we thought and will themselves be laughing all the way to the bank. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Comcast, TWC are paying ‘nearly a dozen’ former FCC officials to push the FCC to approve the merger

By on September 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Comcast, TWC are paying ‘nearly a dozen’ former FCC officials to push the FCC to approve the merger

The Comcast-TWC merger is about as popular among the American public as Islamic State militants, Justin Bieber’s drunken driving and the Ebola virus — that is to say, it’s really not that popular at all. Nonetheless, the merger stands a good chance of passing for two key reasons: Comcast doesn’t care what the public thinks and the government doesn’t care what the public thinks. More →

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Apple Spaceship Campus

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

By on September 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

We’ve all seen photos of the new spaceship-like headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino, California right now, but none of us have seen it quite like this. YouTube user “jmcminn” last week posted a video he shot using a DJI Phantom 2 “drone” equipped with a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. The video gives us the first bird’s-eye view of Apple’s Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino. More →

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Apple Public Relations Strategies

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

This is why your favorite tech site has a horrible pro-Apple bias

Pretty much everyone who has ever written anything about technology has, at one point or another, been called an “iSheep” who is “so bias (sic) in favor of Apple!” But while accusations of “pro-Apple bias” occur so often that they’re practically meaningless, that doesn’t mean Apple doesn’t have a brilliant strategy for monitoring and manipulating media coverage about the company that is lightyears beyond what Amazon, Microsoft or even Google do. More →

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