Your cell phone doesn’t seem like one of your biggest expenses, but it is! On average having an iPhone costs you about $3,000 over a two-year plan. This is assuming your actual phone is $199 plus tax, taking your activation fee into account, and spending about $110 a month on talk, text and your data plan…with no overage charges! (because those will cost you a lot more).
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The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 in Illinois has approved the expansion of their iPad program for students. Between 6,000 and 7,000 students in the district will receive their own fourth-generation iPad to use next school year.
China has passed the U.S. as the biggest market for iOS and Android devices. A new report says China has surpassed the U.S. for the total number of smart devices in operation.
Gizmodo has highlighted this awesome interactive map, which features every Apple part manufacturer worldwide. Based off Apple’s suppliers list, it also tells you where most of them are located (surprise, surprise, China).
Apple scaled its lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. back 13% in 2012. The company spent a mere $2 million, a fraction compared to rivals Google and Microsoft.
Apple’s iOS devices have long been considered fashionable accessories, but a new report shows the iPad and iPhone have a growing influence in the world of fashion itself.
LG Display has announced plans to invest more than $650 million in OLED technology. The company, a major supplier of screens to Apple, says the investment will allow it to produce 26,000 sheets per month, large enough to result in six 55-inch screens per sheet.
A new report from the Chitika ad network says there is close to a 50/50 split when comparing the North American web traffic share of Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, with iOS devices still accounting for the majority of the market.
In the latest Apple Store break in, the Boulder store was robbed after a ‘hooded bandit’ smashed the glass front with rocks before grabbing an estimated $64,000 worth of gear.
Apple released two new television spots for the iPad and the iPad mini over the weekend.
Today, we talk to Eric Pargac, co-producer and director of The Digressions. Pargac and his team have used Final Cut Pro Xvto develop the entirety of their web series and MacTrast is excited to get the details.
This week we learn about the reward for selling 125 Macs, which is a Porsche given to you by Steve Jobs.
So, what’s Microsoft’s backup plan if/when their Surface tablet falls on its face? Microsoft’s answer seems to be, “Backup plan? What’s a backup plan?”
Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. This weekend as the snow melts, we present two water droplet wallpapers. A crisp and clean look for your Home screen in either blue or black.
Claims by Inside Apple author Adam Lashinsky that Apple has an interesting “initiation” process, in which new hires are put to work on fake products in order to prove they can be trusted, are most likely untrue.
9to5Google on Friday quoted “an extremely reliable source” in reporting that Google is taking steps to build it’s own stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. The company hopes to have their first flagship “Google Stores” open by the holidays in major cities.