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Wednesday January 28

07:50
Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Would 'Welcome the Opportuni...

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, during the company's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, expressed interest in Yahoo becoming the default search engine in Safari. Mayer recognized the significance that getting Yahoo in front of Mac, iPhone and iPad could have for the search engine, referring to Apple's default web browser as "one of the premier search deals in the world if not the premier search deal in the world.""The Safari platform is basically one of the premier search deals in the world if not the premier search deal in the world," Mayer told RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney. "We're definitely in the search distribution business. I think that we've stated that really clearly in the past and I think with Mozilla and also in addition we brought Amazon eBay on board with smaller distribution partnerships in Q4."Google...

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06:40
Today, the Tech World is in Awe of Apple's Historic R...

The accolades are ringing in from around the world about Apple's mind boggling monster quarter. Last night we reported on some of the facts behind Apple's iPhone 6 mania that drove profits to historic highs along with other colorful commentary from Tim Cook about calendar Q4 and what's ahead for Apple in 2015. In the end, the one fact that Tim Cook stated that captured Apple's historic quarter succinctly is this: Apple ...

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Tuesday January 27

20:58
Quad-Core 2012 Mac Mini Mysteriously Reappears on Apple...

Apple today has mysteriously added back a 2012 model Mac mini to the Apple Online Store for $699. The over two-year-old machine still has the same hardware specifications as it did in 2012, including a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000. The listing also shows that the computer ships with OS X Mavericks installed. It is unknown if the outdated Mac mini has mistakenly resurfaced on the Apple Online Store, or if Apple intentionally reintroduced the model on its website. One plausible reason that Apple may be making this older Mac mini available for purchase again is to provide customers with a quad-core option, as the existing 2014 models are each powered by dual-core Intel Core i5 processors. The entry-level Mac is listed as out of stock in the United States, and MacRumors could not find the model listed for...

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19:03
Apple's iPhone 6 Mania Drove Apple to Historic Revenu...

The news out of Apple's Financial Conference Call was nothing short of amazing today. Apple's iPhone 6 mania most definitely swept the globe without mercy crushing all competitors that challenged them this holiday season. Earlier today we reported ...

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14:57
USA Technologies Announces Support for Apple Pay at Nearly...

Today Apple's CEO Tim Cook stated during the company's Financial Conference call that this was going to be the year of Apple Pay. One of the latest announcements concerning Apple Pay came from USA Technologies earlier today. USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, announced a nationwide rollout ...

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14:16
Tim Cook: Apple Watch on Schedule to Ship in April

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some new details on the prospective launch date of the Apple Watch. According to Cook, Apple Watch development is currently on schedule, and the company is planning to ship the device in April. Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule, and we expect to begin shipping in April.When the Apple Watch was announced, Apple gave a vague "Early 2015" launch date for the device, making it unclear when it would actually ship. Several rumors recently pointed towards a March launch date for the device, but it appears it will actually begin shipping out to consumers a month later, in April. Cook confirmed that the Apple Watch's April shipping date was within the expected range of early 2015, which Apple considers to be the...

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14:15
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Brought More Android Switchers, New Cu...

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the sales split between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. He declined to provide specific numbers on the split, but he did confirm that the iPhone 6 was the most popular device. "Obviously to sell 74.5 million devices, they were all popular," Cook said. "Both did incredibly well. We're really proud of them, along with the iPhone 5s and 5c." According to Cook, there was some clear geographical preference for the iPhone 6 vs the iPhone 6 Plus. Some locations skewed higher to iPhone 6 Plus preference, while others preferred the iPhone 6. He didn't specify which regions preferred which devices, but data has suggested Asian countries favored the iPhone 6 Plus. During the call, Cook also mentioned that the iPhone 6...

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13:57
Apple Posts $74.6 Billion Revenue Fueled by All-Time Recor...

Wall Street was looking for Apple to do more than just beat expectations – they wanted Apple to crush them without mercy – and that's exactly what Apple delivered.

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13:34
Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profi...

Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $57.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $1.98 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 65 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.47 per share, payable on February 9 to shareholders of record as of February 12. The company currently holds $178 billion in cash and marketable securities. Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones during...

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12:56
Historic Milestone for the iPhone: Ships more Smartphones...

We reported yesterday that the Financial Times was boldly predicting that iPhone shipments may have passed a milestone selling more phones in China than the U.S., highlighting the shifting power balance of the smartphone market. Today, data firm Canalys is making a bolder claim.

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11:55
Hands-On With the Reach79 Signal Boosting Case - Does It W...

Earlier this month, we shared an iPhone case called the Reach79, which debuted at CES. The Reach79 case claimed to boost the signal strength and performance of the iPhone, improving battery life, reducing dropped calls, and improving download speeds, statements that were quite controversial in our forums. Readers were understandably skeptical of the Reach79's promise that it could deliver up to 2x stronger signal strength, so MacRumors decided to go hands-on with the Reach79 case to see if we could prove the company's claims. We've been extensively testing the Reach79 case on an iPhone 6 Plus for more than a week in various areas around the San Francisco Bay Area, but after several days of use, it remains difficult to conclusively say that the case improves signal in a meaningful way due to mixed test results. For a quick summary of what we found, scroll...

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10:02
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 With Security Fixes,...

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, marking the second update the operating system has received since its October release. Testing for OS X 10.10.2 began in late November, with Apple seeding six betas to developers before releasing the update to the public. The OS X 10.10.2 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.- Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect - Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly - Fixes an issue that caused Spotlight to load remote email content when the preference was disabled in Mail - Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones - Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine - Improves VoiceOver speech performance - Resolves an issue that causes VoiceOver to echo characters when entering...

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09:57
Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 With Bug Fixes, Storage Size Redu...

Apple today released iOS 8.1.3 to the public, with a range of bug fixes including a fix for an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID passwords for Messages and FaceTime, a bug that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results, and a problem that prevented multitasking gestures from working on the iPad. iOS 8.1.3 also reduces the amount of storage space required to perform an iOS update and adds new configuration options for education standardized testing. iOS 8.1.3, much like iOS 8.1.2, was a minor release that was not seeded to developers before being released to the public. The software is available immediately as an over-the-air download. The first hints of iOS 8.1.3 first appeared in early December after devices running the updated operating system began visiting the MacRumors...

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09:37
Apple Predicted to Report Record-Breaking First Quarter on...

Apple is set to report its financial results this afternoon for Q1 2015, a three-month period spanning October through December that directly followed the launch of the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Despite offering guidance of between $63.5 to $66.5 billion in total sales, many analysts are predicting that Apple outpaced those numbers in what could amount to a record-breaking quarter. Fortune has averaged the estimates of 35 analysts, including 20 professionals and 15 amateurs, and determined that expectations are for Apple to report earnings of $2.68 per share, a nearly 30% year-over-year increase, and revenue of $68.7 billion, about a 20% increase from the year-ago quarter and $2.2 billion higher than Apple's high-end forecast. The first quarter has historically been the most lucrative for Apple, as the company typically launches new or...

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08:27
Wall Street is Expecting iNormous Earnings from Apple Toda...

According to a new financial report, analysts are forecasting that Apple's earnings per share could show a surge of 25% with sales rising 17%. The main reason for that surge is, of course, the iPhone 6 mania that swept the globe last quarter.

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03:35
CNBC Video: Apple is an Undervalued Growth Stock

Adam Sarhan of Sarhan Capital was interviewed on CNBC last night talking about Apple being an undervalued growth stock with strong headwinds. It's a company "firing on all cylinders" stated Sarhan. In the CNBC video below, Sarhan makes a passionate case as to why Apple is a very attractive stock right now. Apple reports their Q1 (calendar Q4) financials later...

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02:52
Apple Granted 34 Patents Today Covering Slide to Unlock Au...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 35 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's original "Slide to Unlock" patent that Samsung was in-part found guilty of infringing last year. The other patent ...

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01:37
Apple Granted a Gaming Accessory Related Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent relating to gaming accessories providing an iDevice with gamepad functionality.

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Monday January 26

17:11
Samsung Engineers Race to Improve their Gear Smartwatch as...

While the rumor mill has Apple Watch pegged for March, Samsung may be working on a possible redesign that would take on a round interface. The design ...

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12:25
iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features

Apple's iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. As noted by German site iFun.de, Apple's web-based Photos app has also gained a new feature that allows users to send photos via email directly from the website, making sharing photos easier than ever before. The addition of new zoom and email features follows a major November update to the iCloud.com Photos app, which began allowing users to upload photos to iCloud for the first time. Before the addition of the uploading tool, the standard iCloud.com site only allowed users to view, download, and delete iCloud Photo Library images. With the uploading tool and new sharing...

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08:47
OS X 10.10.2 Includes Fix for 'Thunderstrike' Ha...

Apple is readying a fix in OS X 10.10.2 for the so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit targeting Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports, iMore has learned. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability by making code changes in the upcoming software update that prevent a Mac's bootrom from being replaced or rolled back to a previous state in which it could be attacked.To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac's boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible again. According to people with access to the latest beta of OS X 10.10.2 who are familiar with Thunderstrike and how it works, that's exactly the deep, layered process that's been completed.Thunderstrike is a serious vulnerability discovered earlier this year by security researcher Trammell Hudson, enabling...

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08:46
Retailer: Apple Pay used 5 Times more than Competing Softc...

According to a new report published this morning, Apple's three month old payments service known as Apple Pay is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to actually use it. Previous efforts made by Google, ...

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07:53
Samsung's Propaganda Leads to War with Qualcomm

It appears that Samsung may have waged a sly propaganda war against Qualcomm over the last couple of months. To understand Samsung's propaganda we have to look back and follow the rumors in sequence to see where they now lead us.

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07:51
Rumored 'iPad Pro' and Companion Stylus Imagined...

Following an influx of rumors surrounding the "iPad Pro" and a possible stylus accessory launching around the same time, well-known 3D modeler and designer Martin Hajek has created a series of concept renderings for each device on his blog. Hajek's models include several details rumored for the iPad Pro, which has been claimed to carry a 12.2 - 12.9 inch display and fall in line with the rounded design of the current iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The renderings are based on some design drawings that surfaced last November, with Hajek noting the...

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07:14
Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a...

The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with The Telegraph, Woodside states the company had plans to include the finger-sensing feature in the Nexus 6, which was launched late last year, but due to Apple's poaching of "the best supplier" for the technology and other suppliers not meeting quality expectations, Motorola decided to remove the feature before launch. “The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier. So the second best supplier was the only one available to everyone else in the industry...

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