Apple Vs. Google Eric Schmidt

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

By on September 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

Ali vs. Frazier. Stones vs. Beatles. Brady vs. Manning. Is there anything better than competition between two rivals at the top of their games? Google chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t seem to think so, which is why he tells Bloomberg TV’s Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle that the “brutal” competition we’re seeing right now is absolutely great for smartphone owners.

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Record iPhone 6 Launch

Cook: iPhone 6 month ‘for the record books,’ extended days off awarded to Apple staff

By on September 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Cook: iPhone 6 month ‘for the record books,’ extended days off awarded to Apple staff

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday morning sent a memo to all Apple employees, 9to5Mac reports, praising their work that lead to the huge iPhone 6 launch that made September “one for the record books.” The exec also revealed that all Apple employees will receive more days off during Thanksgiving than they normally get in most years. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sales

Despite brutal new attack from Apple, Samsung says mobile business will recover

By on September 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Despite brutal new attack from Apple, Samsung says mobile business will recover

In a remarkably brief report, Reuters noted some comments made by Samsung Electronics President D.J. Lee during a press conference on Wednesday morning in South Korea. According to the report, the Samsung executive is confident that Samsung’s mobile business will recover quickly thanks to the company’s “strong fundamentals and technological prowess.” Samsung’s profit plummeted to a two-year low in the second quarter as mobile phone sales continued to slow. More →

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iPhone 6 A8 Chip Samsung

Samsung has one reason to be ecstatic about record iPhone 6 sales

By on September 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Samsung has one reason to be ecstatic about record iPhone 6 sales

Even though Samsung would obviously prefer that people buy its own Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 flagship handsets, the company does have one reason to be happy about the record opening weekend sales that Apple posted for the iPhone 6: Namely, the Korean electronics giant is supplying a huge number of components for Apple’s new devices. More →

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Samsung Vs. Apple Vs. Xiaomi

Samsung Securities says Samsung phones have ‘lost appeal’

By on September 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Samsung Securities says Samsung phones have ‘lost appeal’

You’ll never be able to accuse Samsung’s own investment firm of being in the tank for its parent company. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that analysts have once again slashed their profit estimates for Samsung in the latest quarter, which sadly hasn’t been unusual to see this year. However, what makes this latest round of lower profit estimates noteworthy is a report from Samsung Securities that brutally explains why Samsung’s high-end smartphone business might be in a lot of trouble. More →

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U2's Bono on Apple iTunes Music

Bono wants to help Apple reach 1 billion iTunes subscribers

By on September 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Bono wants to help Apple reach 1 billion iTunes subscribers

In an interview with Dave Fanning on Irish radio station 2FM, U2’s Bono revealed that the band wants to help Apple get to 1 billion iTunes subscribers, TUAW reports. Apple currently has 885 million users according to the well-informed musician, who has been in the news quite a bit lately because of the free U2 album download “scandal.” More →

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iPhone 6 Sales Chart

One chart shows you how incredible the iPhone 6’s sales numbers really are

By on September 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

One chart shows you how incredible the iPhone 6’s sales numbers really are

So we already know that Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over the weekend, which in itself is a hugely impressive achievement. However, Apple’s massive weekend iPhone sales only look more impressive if you compare them with sales of past product launches, as Asymco’s Horace Dediu did on Monday when he posted the following chart on Twitter. More →

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Apple Beats Music Streaming App

New report claims Apple is already planning to shut down Beats Music

By on September 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM.

New report claims Apple is already planning to shut down Beats Music

Well, this is somewhat unexpected — TechCrunch’s sources are saying that Apple is planning to shut down the Beats Music streaming app that it acquired when it bought Beats for $3 billion earlier this year. The only way that this report would make any kind of sense would be if Apple were simply folding Beats Music into iTunes — there is simply no way that Apple would consider abandoning a music streaming service at a time when it’s working to regain some of the influence over the music industry that it’s lost ever since the rise of Pandora, Spotify and other popular streaming services. More →

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Apple Watch Price

No one understands the Apple Watch strategy, and it’s totally a winner

No one understands the Apple Watch strategy, and it’s totally a winner

By on September 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Not much is known about Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch pricing besides the fact that, what assume is the Sport edition, will start at $349. Whether this even includes bands, we do not know. It is likely there are going to be different storage capacities for the less expensive models, so it’s not inconceivable to think that $349 is going to get you the Sport Watch with something like 16GB of storage, and then another $100 for 32GB and another $100 for 64GB. More →

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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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