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Cook tells employees Apple ‘has never been stronger,’ plans to address company tomorrow

Following Apple’s earnings results for Q4 2013, which includes a record iPhone sales number for the September quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook has emailed employees to congratulate them on the results. Cook says that Apple “has never been stronger,” and highlights the products being released this fall. …

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Is Netflix not working on Apple TV? Here’s what you can do<p>Frederick Blichert5 hours ago<p>Here are all the ways Netflix might not be working on Apple TV …

Apple Spaceship Campus Designer Recounts Working With Steve Jobs

Much has been written about Apple’s new campus, with most of the focus being on the spaceship design of the main building and the event …

Tim Cook 'Extremely Proud' of Ongoing Collaboration At Apple, Will Host Employee Meeting Tomorrow

Following today's fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) to employees to thank them for their hard work and to invite them to an employee communications meeting that will be held on Tuesday, October 29.<p>In the email, Cook notes that he is "extremely proud" of the …

Apple makes $27B in China, but Cook wants ‘better’

This year, Apple made $27 billion from the Chinese market alone. Chief executive Tim Cook is happy with the results, but is looking for more in 2014.<p>“We had a good quarter in China. We obviously want to do better,” said Cook on today’s earnings call.<p>China is a huge market for Apple, where interest …

Jony Ive Creates Red Mac Pro For Project (RED) Auction

As part of their upcoming charity auction for Project Red, Jony Ive and Marc Newson announced that they’ve created a one of a kind, red Mac Pro as part of their auction for Bono’s Project (RED).<p>The red Mac Pro is estimated to sell for $45,000-$60,000 dollars and will be included in a lot of items …

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Why Does Apple Keep Selling The iPad 2?

Apple unveiled a couple of incredible new iPads on Tuesday, including the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the svelte, one-pound iPad Air. They even kept the low-res iPad mini for sale as an entry-level iPad at $299.<p>What, then, is Apple doing selling the iPad 2 still? At $399, it’s as …

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OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the 'coming weeks'

Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client. After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly. "Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it," …

A few surprises Apple revealed at its iPad event

While we expected much of what Apple announced today, the Cupertino company still managed to surprise and delight us with a few details (the top image of SVP of internet and Software Services Eddy Cue not withstanding). Read on for a few of our favorites:<p>iPad Air<p>While we’ve expected the iPad 5 to …

Apple Posts iPad Air Introduction, Life on iPad, and 'Pencil' TV Ad Videos

Apple debuted a number of videos at its special event yesterday and it has now posted a number of them on YouTube.<p>Before introducing the company's newest iPads, Tim Cook ran this 'Life on iPad' spot "to celebrate our customer's creativity and genius in using their iPads." The two-minute film shows …

Woz Is Unimpressed By Apple’s New iPads

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s not interested in Apple’s new iPads because the neither model meets his needs. Woz didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote live because he was on a plane, but he caught up with the news when he landed and then emailed his wife to say, “nope, I don’t want …

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Opinion: What is really driving Apple’s new-found fondness for ‘free’?

Apple surprised many yesterday by making the update to OS X 10.9 Mavericks free, rather than the $20 it cost to upgrade to the previous release, Mountain Lion. The company also surprised some (though not us) by doing the same for its previously chargeable iWork apps.<p>There’s been a lot of commentary …

Working with Mavericks After A Year of iPad – MacStories

I don’t need my Mac as much as I used to.<p>When I started MacStories in April 2009, I had a late–2008 MacBook Pro and an original iPhone I had bought from the United States and unlocked to make it work in Italy. From 2008 and until the better part of 2012, my MacBook Pro (and then the Air) was my …

Hands On With The iPad Air And iPad Mini [Video Roundup]

Apple fans will have to wait until November 1st to get their hands on the svelte iPad Air, while the wait for an iPad mini with Retina display will be even longer. For those of us too impatient to wait until the new tablets hit store shelves to inspect the devices ourselves, Apple gave journos at …

OS X Mavericks Is Now Available For Free, So Get Downloading!

OS X Mavericks is Apple’s next major version of its desktop OS that has been in beta all summer, and today Apple announced that it’s ready to ship to the public. For the first time, Apple is offering the new OS X as a completely free downloaded in the Mac App Store, so there’s absolutely no reason …

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One big reason Windows Phone phablets make more sense than Android ones

Adam Doud sure doesn’t like the idea of a Windows Phone phablet.<p>Pocketnow’s newest editor is, if nothing else, consistent. He’s denounced the concept …

Two iPads To Tango

I walked into today’s Apple event positive that the iPad mini with a retina display, if unveiled, would be the one iPad to rule them all. I was sure that such a device would so thoroughly upstage the 9.7-inch iPad, that there would be no shortage of folks wondering why the larger sibling even …

Hands On With the iPad Mini Retina: It's a Little Monster

Like a younger child in the shadow of an elder sibling, the iPad mini Retina sat patiently on Apple's demo tables at San Francisco's Yerba Buena …

Interview with photographer Lucas Gilman, one of the only pros already using Apple’s next-gen Mac Pro

During Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro portion of its iPad event earlier today, the company took some time to present first impressions from a few professionals that have been using the machine. While the public won’t officially get its hands on it until December, Apple noted that three …

Apple iPad Air First Look: Fast, Fun and Gorgeous

Apple may be the producer of the most popular tablet on the market, but that doesn’t mean the company is content to rest on its laurels. Unveiled on …

Jony Ive: Why Experience Is More Important Than Megapixels

With the launch of two new iPhones, Apple’s top designer Jonathan Ive granted very rare back-to-back interviews with <i>USA Today</i> and <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>.<p>Having read everything he’s ever said in preparation for my book about him (due mid-November), I recognized the usual Jony Ive talking points; the …

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Windows Phone 8.1 rumors hint at personal assistant and notifications tile

Windows Phone's future may involve more than just a few more home screen tiles. Elaborating on rumors from the summer, <i>ZDNet</i> claims that the next version of Windows Phone (possibly 8.1) will focus on Cortana, a personal assistant that goes beyond the likes of Google Now or Siri. The <i>Halo</i>-inspired …

The history of Apple design as told by its former designers

Apple didn’t always get the importance of design. Years before the first iPod, Jony Ive’s budding design team couldn’t get the budget to realize its vision. Exploring how the company went from commodity hardware to having the most iconic designs in the industry, <i>Fast Company</i> is offering up a …

MICROSOFT BUYING NOKIA'S SMARTPHONE BUSINESS FOR $7 BILLION

This is the part of Nokia that makes smartphones (and soon) tablets.<p>Microsoft will pay 3.70 billion Euro for Nokia's devices business. That's nearly $5 billion is U.S. dollars. Microsoft will also pay an additional 1.65 billion Euro ($2.2 billion U.S.) for the rights to Nokia's patents.<p>All …

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Alleged 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 appears in leaked photograph

Nokia(s nok) is looking to go big with its next smartphone, the Lumia 1520. And if the leaked image below, published by Windows Phone Central, is any …

Microsoft looking into "a strategic investment" with Foursquare

Beyond that statement, there are few other details we know. It is possible that Microsoft may just be looking to take advantage of Foursquare data …

AgileBits Teases 1Password 4 For Mac – MacStories

Dan Moren, in his preview of 1Password 4 for Mac:<p>Several of the newest capabilities originated in 1Password 4 for iOS, including the ability to mark your frequently used items as Favorites, support for multiple logins on the same site, and the ability to sync via iCloud. You’ll also find new types …

Porsche Design Shisha

Time to graduate from your college-era smoking apparatus to something a bit more classy? The Porsche Design Shisha ($TBA) should do the trick. Built …