Apple is in the third and final leg of its “Get Stuff Done” promotion in the Mac App Store, and has unveiled ten discounted Mac apps designed to simplify workflows on the Mac. This week’s collection of discounted apps is under the umbrella of “Utilize.”
Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 for the iPhone 4S. The update reportedly addresses issues iPhone 4S users reported after installing the iOS 6.1 update. Apple says the update addresses cellular performance and reliability issues.
Apple’s relationship with Google may be inflicted by various legal maneuvers between the two, but it is also a profitable one. One analyst estimates that Apple pulls in as much as $1 Billion per year in profit from the search giant via a search agreement between the two companies.
A report today says that Apple will be increasing its presence in Israel with a new development center in the Ra’anana Industrial zone. The facility will be staffed by former Texas Instruments employees.
There have been a number of reports from users on Apple’s support forums that the latest Airport/Time Capsule 7.6.3 firmware that was released last week seems to disable IPv6 tunnelling on various devices.
Apple has many lessons learned from its experiences in the world’s largest cellphone market, China. Now it’s applying that knowledge as it tries to tap into the opportunity that is India. The company is working with distributors to ease the up-front costs of getting an iPhone in the country.
Two heavyweights in the reliable source world, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, have come out and ignited the rumor mill by suggesting that Apple is working on a curved glass ‘iWatch’, which would run iOS.
Bruce Tognazzini, Apple employee #66, shared his thoughts yesterday on a potential smart watch from the Cupertino firm. Tognazzini, who was founder of Apple’s Human Interface Group, thinks a smart watch from Apple could “have a profound impact on our lives and Apple’s fortunes.”
Apple has hired a senior researcher in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology from LG, possibly signaling their renewed interest in the technology.
Apple has already passed Microsoft in profitability and revenues, now the company is nearing another milestone; besting Windows in terms of global personal computing unit share.
The Times of India on Friday ran an article profiling Apple’s recent success in India. The article said that while Apple had “ignored” India for years, its recent spat of attention was paying off, as Apple had begun an “extensive advertising and marketing campaign” for their iPhone.
Apple has officially responded to Greenlight Capital calling it out on its proposal to eliminate preferred stock. While Apple has begun paying a quarterly dividend, some investors want more. Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn says that “preferred shares would be a way to reward investors without putting the company at risk.”
Two new Apple patent applications published this week show some interesting ways to interact with your iPhone. The first patent covers an unlock system that asks a user to identify a random image, and the second offers a way for the device to identify if the current user is wearing a hearing aid.
Even though their recent quarterly financials were panned by Wall Street as “disappointing,” Apple holds the top spot among the most profitable U.S. companies by a comfortable margin.
Feel the urge to see some ancient artifacts? Atlanta’s first Vintage Computer Festival Southeast will feature a huge array of vintage Apple products in a 6,000 square foot space that’s being referred to as the “Apple Pop-up Museum.”
The PC market is fast making the move to tablets, and Apple is leading the way. New numbers from Canalys show that in Q4 2012, one in every three PCs shipped was a tablet, and that Apple’s iPad accounted for about half of them. So, one in every six PCs shipped was an iPad.