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How many Apple Watches will sell?

Published by on Nov 14th, 2014, 1 Comment

AppleWatchThe much anticipated Apple Watch will make its official commercial debut early in 2015 (in the US – we will probably see it around April). The Apple Watch was unveiled in September in three separate models, each available in a couple of sizes and with your choice of bands which will make them endlessly customisable. The variety of options will enable potential customers to find the right fit, but is the rest of the package compelling enough to buy? How many Apple Watches are Apple expecting to sell? (more…)

Apple releases web tool to deregister iMessage

Published by on Nov 10th, 2014, No Comments

iMessage2This issue has been doing the rounds for years and for the life of me I don’t know why there hasn’t been a larger outcry from angry ex-Apple users. Many former iPhone users have in the past reported issues with receiving text messages from their friends (who use iPhones). As most people correctly summised the issue lies with iMessage and Apple has recently and very quietly released a web tool which rectifies the issue. (more…)

iPad Pro rumours surface again – this time with specs

Published by on Nov 5th, 2014, No Comments

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For the last couple of months, we just can’t shake the rumours of an alleged iPad Pro. This larger iPad will reportedly be a 12.9-inch device, much larger than the full-sized iPad Air. We were hoping to see this device at last month’s launch of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but we are still waiting. (more…)

Tim Cook comes out as gay – gets support from entire tech industry

Published by on Oct 31st, 2014, 3 Comments

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In news that may have come as a surprise to some, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, has finally opened up about his sexual orientation, and come out as gay.

In an essay Cook penned, published in Business Week magazine yesterday, the normally reserved and utterly private head of Apple opened up, blatantly, about his sexual orientation for the first time. 

In the article, Cook says that he is proud to be gay, and considers it being one of the greatest gifts in his life: 

“I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,”

He further explained that, while he never really hid his sexual orientation from anyone, he is a very private person. Although, he did say that most of his colleagues at Apple knew he was gay and that the fact that he likes men did not affect the way they treated him in his position as CEO in the slightest: 

“Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me” he said.  (more…)

Report: Apple to integrate Beats Music into iTunes

Published by on Oct 27th, 2014, No Comments

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The Apple and Beats deal finally became official in August and since then, speculations have been running high as tow hat the next step is for Apple and Dr. Dre’s Beats.

Besides their business of selling high-end headphones, Beats also run a music streaming service called Beats Music, in case you didn’t know. For quite some time now, rumours have been flying about Apple planning to integrate Beats Music into iTunes.

New reports by the Wall Street Journal as well as TechCrunch suggest that the Beats Music, iTunes integration is well on it’s way, with some speculating that the new roll out might come as early as Q1 next year.

The Wall Street Journal quotes a singular source – “a person familiar with the matter” – as having confirmation of the plans to integrate Beats Music into iTunes:

“Apple is rebuilding Beats Music and plans to relaunch it next year as part of iTunes, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

But exactly why is Apple so interested in Beats Music and why would they want to incorporate it into their already highly successful iTunes?  (more…)

One of first Apple computers sells for close to $1million at auction

Published by on Oct 24th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Everyone knows that Apple computers are expensive. Whether its a MacBook or an iMac or Mac Mini, you’re sure to be paying a pretty penny for one of these products.

But have you ever heard of someone paying close to $1 million for a Apple computer – and one that doesn’t even have Retina display? Probably not.

The computer in question is actually much older than you’d expect. In fact, it is a rare, Apple 1 computer that was built in 1976 by Steve Wozniak himself.

The computer is part of the first 50 computers ever developed by Apple, from the batch that was sold to electronics store, the Byte Shop. This computer was built by Wozniak in the – now famed – garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house in Palo Alto, California.

This Apple 1 was auctioned on Wednesday by famed auctioneers, Bonhams New York for a whopping $905 000.  (more…)

Apple Q4 2014 results break new records

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Every quarter those on both sides on the Apple – Samsung device will point towards this and that to prove that either is the dominant or dying company. Truth is, both keep making billions of dollars and keep their investors (relatively) happy.

Apple has shown growth over the last couple of years, even amidst fear that the company is doomed without the great and powerful Jobs. Apple has just published its Q4 2014 results, and things have never looked better. (more…)

Apple Pay launching on Monday, October 20

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Last night’s Apple event might not have been as exciting as their September event, but the company still introduced us to a new line of iPads and a beautiful, 5K display iMac.

They also announced the launch date of the highly anticipated Apple Pay payment system, which is set to revolutionize the way we pay for products and services.

Tim Cook & Co. announced that Apple Pay will launch on Monday, October 20th on conjunction with the roll out of iOS 8.1.

iOS 8.1 may even been more anticipated than Apple Pay after the software update was plagued with numerous bugs in its first update. iOS 8.1, however will bring the Apple Pay service to certain devices with the update.

Along with announcing the launch date of the service, the company also announced they have successfully signed up an additional 500 banks which will support Apple Pay – a further testament to the service’s unique lure.  (more…)

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