Seth Weintraub

@llsethj

Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5 Sites.

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Seth Weintraub is an award winning journalist and blogger who won back to back Neal Awards during his three plus years  covering Apple and Google at IDG’s Computerworld from 20072010.  Weintraub next covered all things Google for Fortune Magazine from 2010-2011 amassing a thick rolodex of Google contacts.

It turns out that his hobby 9to5Mac.com blog was always his favorite and in 2011 he went full time adding his Fortune Google followers to 9to5Google.com and adding the 9to5Toys.com gear and deals site.

For 15 years, Weintraub was a Global IT director and Web Developer for a number of companies with stints at multimedia and branding agencies in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Madrid and London before becoming a publisher/blogger. Seth is a licensed single engin private pilot, certified open water diver and spent over a year traveling to 60 cities in 23 countries. Whatever free time exists is now guaranteed to his wife and two sons.

More at About.me.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on IM

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March 31

AAPL: 108.99

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March 23

AAPL: 106.13

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Walt Mossberg, “Friend of Apple” and Personal Technology Columnist at The Verge, is out today with his take on the iPhone SE announcement from Monday. His not terribly hot take?

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Ouch. That’s not a great sign. Neither is the fact that Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive didn’t make the 2-building over commute to see the show.

We, however, thought the iPhone SE $399 price was a big deal. Its incredible power in small size was unprecedented and frankly lustworthy.

But Mossberg glossed over any meaningful discussion of the SE and instead ultimatum-ed a wishlist for the iPhone 7… expand full story

March 14

AAPL: 102.52

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From 9to5Toys.com:

There is never a bad time to improve your workflow, and the 2016 All-Star Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials offers a major upgrade. It brings together 11 high-quality apps, including BusyCal and DevonThink; with coupon code ALLSTAR5, save $5 and get this bundle for just $20.

Calendar app, BusyCal, has a 4.5-star rating in the App Store, thanks to features such as smart event filters, custom display settings and integrated weather updates. DevonThink also has many fans, allowing users to create a database of thoughts, notes and documents. The bundle also includes CrossOver 15, which lets you run Windows apps within OS X, and Timing Mac App helps you track your productivity. Yummy FTP Pro provides fast access to hosted files, and NTFS for Mac 14 lets you manipulate Windows partitions. LightPaper is an elegant text editor with 4.5 stars in the App Store, while Screenie Mac App is a 5-star screen-grabbing app, and QuickRes lets you switch quickly between screen resolutions. Finally, Find Any File is a powerful search tool for your Mac, and Downie 2 lets you save videos for offline viewing.

Put together, these apps are usually worth $263 — grab the 2016 All-Star Mac Bundle now to save 90% on the regular price.

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February 28

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Published on Feb 26, 2016

A concept to show how Control Center in iOS can be improved to allow for greater customisation of hardware toggles and app shortcuts. Other improvements also include the integration of 3D Touch for extra options and a new system-wide dark mode.

Find out more on my website: http://www.sambeckett.co.uk/concepts/…

Created using Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro

© Sam Beckett 2016

Visit my website: http://www.sambeckett.co.uk Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/samjohnbeck

February 26

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is on a Twitter roll after his performance at the GOP debate (Above) last night. Fuelled by the performance, Trump took to Twitter on his Android-powered Samsung (he’s boycotting Apple after all) and rattled off some doozies this morning:

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‘Leightweight chocker’ is now a thing because Trump misspelled it twice (spell check malfunction?)

Also did he misspell ‘honor’ or ‘boner’ here?

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February 10

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Taken from the Gigapixel image of the Super Bowl, we can see Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and a youngster who appears to be giving Cook some iPhone photography advice in what we assume is the Apple booth at Levi Stadium for Super Bowl 50. On the other side of the glass door above right is Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner. Obviously Apple is going to get itself some baller seats with those iPhone margins we’ve been giving them for the past 8 years, but right next to NFL Commissioner’s booth? Time to start the NFL on Apple TV rumors amirite?

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January 28

AAPL: 94.09

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January 24

AAPL: 101.42

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KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo issued an AAPL investor report this morning that is mostly pessimistic on Apple’s prospects of meaningfully increasing iPhone and iPad sales in the first half of the year. The Taiwan-based investment analyst doesn’t see an upside to the release of the iPhone 5se or iPad Air 3 later this quarter, sees meaningful slowing in YoY 6S/Plus sales and isn’t yet excited about the iPhone 7expand full story

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January 6

AAPL: 100.70

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We are big fans of Kanex so we snuck over to their CES booth last night for an early look at their 2016 accessories. In short, they have a lot of goodies that they’ll be announcing later today (and we’ll update this post when they do). What stuck out for us were 2 products… expand full story

January 3

AAPL: 105.26

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Apple’s iPhone 6c, set to be the first iPhone ever released in the Spring, has got the die-hard 4-inch iPhone fans excited for a return to the smaller form factor smartphone. From what we’ve heard, the iPhone 6c may have new colors that resemble an iPod Touch as much as it’s said to resemble the current crop of iPhones in terms of the physical design. This mockup imagines what the iPhone 6c would look like with iPod and iPhone colors, rounded edges and iPhone 6/s design.

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recent report from KGI anticipates an A9 processor, 16GB of storage, NFC, Touch ID, and 2GB of RAM internally, which will make it extremely fast, especially with the fewer amount of pixels to push compared to Apple’s larger iPhones. Many, including China Times, expected the iPhone 6C to be released last year, but KGI also was the first to suggest a H1 2016 launch.

A series of Chinese reports noted that a larger 1,642mAh battery is in the cards for the 6C– an upgrade from the battery in the 5s– but support for 3D Touch is likely not. That’s a feature Apple will likely want to reserve as a highlight feature of its flagship handsets for some time. And the reports again suggested that the 6c will get Touch ID and an NFC chip to support Apple Pay.

Our Mark Gurman exclusively reported that Apple would be having a March 2015 event where Apple Watch 2 would be revealed and an iPhone 6c would be a likely second billing.

We don’t expect the iPhone 6c to have an OLED display, though it seems like Apple is moving in that direction on its flagships.

(Head below for the full gallery put together built by our friend Ferry Passchier)

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December 24, 2015

AAPL: 108.03

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December 16, 2015

AAPL: 111.34

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December 15, 2015

AAPL: 110.49

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KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a set of research notes today highlighted by ‘iPad Air 3’ forecasts. Notably, the newest 9.7-inch Apple tablet is expected to be released in the 1st half of 2016, perhaps at the March event we’ve pinned to include the Apple Watch 2 with a possible appearance of the 4-inch iPhone 6c. The bad news is that like the iPad Pro, the new iPad Air 3 isn’t likely to have 3D Touch, which is a big part of the new iPhone 6s/Plus experience, according to the analyst… expand full story

December 13, 2015

AAPL: 113.18

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Taylor Swift revealed today, her 26th birthday, via Twitter that an exclusive 1989 World Tour documentary will hit Apple Music on Dec. 20. The special is exclusive to Apple Music subscribers and is an example of the kind of exclusive content that Apple wants to bring in for its Music service.  It won’t be available for purchase though other channels, at least not initially. The concert will include a number of big artists, as well. A trailer for the documentary can be seen below.  expand full story

December 11, 2015

AAPL: 113.18

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Just (barely) in time for the holidays, Walmart.com now carries the Apple Watch Sport in a variety of colors –as long as it is either space gray or silver. The US’s largest retailer won’t carry the Watch in stores and currently the price for the Sport is the non-discounted $349-399 retail which is $100 more than Best Buy and bestbuy.com where it starts at just $249. expand full story

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December 9, 2015

AAPL: 115.62

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There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6/s battery case released yesterday. Most complaints were around the capacity which is at the low end, the shape, or its actual existence which would seem to indicate that Apple made the iPhone 6 with too small a battery.

Tim Cook, in discussing with Mashable the new accessory, had an alternate take on its use:

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November 26, 2015

AAPL: 118.03

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November 24, 2015

AAPL: 118.88

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Parallels has one of the most impressive bundles we’ve seen launching today. For the normal price of Parallels ($79.99/$50 upgrade), you get 6 more really good Mac apps as well as 1 year of Parallels Access for iOS devices. If you’ve been on the fence about grabbing Parallels (or a few of the other apps for that matter), this is a great offer. Ends Dec 1 so don’t fmess around.

If $80 is too rich for your bones, Check out these other 50 apps bundles starting at $15 over 90% off).   expand full story

electrek 

November 19, 2015

AAPL: 118.78

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If you’re like me, you have a bunch of old Apple devices sitting around that hardly get used. Whether it’s because they’re broken or they’ve just been supplanted by newer, better tech, they lose a lot of value EVERY DAY just sitting on your desk or in a drawer doing nothing. With the holidays coming up and lots of presents to buy, that’s a lot of potential cash left sitting on the table.

cracked-water-damaged-tablet-and-phoneTo get value out of your old or broken Apple devices, we’ve partnered with two companies we’ve long used ourselves and have a great relationship with to get value out of your unused devices.

For repairs, ifixyouri has long been our go-to for broken screens, dents, and other damage to our iPhones and iPads. Their site is easy to navigate, and they will immediately generate a UPS shipping label by email which you can print out and attach to your device and send it on its way. Repair turnaround is generally just a few days and cost is always significantly below what Apple charges. We’ve created a secure portal at 9to5mac.ifixyouri.com for our readers.

For cash trade-ins, we’re partnering with Myphones Unlimited who we’ve found to give the most (or very close to it) amount of cash back on iPhone, iPad, iPod and even Mac trade-ins. You’ll get an estimate on the site based on a few parameters and as long as your device matches your description, you’ll get a check back in a week. You don’t have to do much. They send you the box. You put your device in it and give it to USPS. If for some reason, the device doesn’t match the spec, you have the option of accepting less money or getting it sent back for free. Very little risk involved here.

We’ve put a CASH/FIX link in our header for easy access when you get those new devices or break your current ones.  We hope you can take advantage of these services. Even better, if you are satisfied with and move forward with your cash trade-in or repair the service, we may receive a small commission — which supports 9to5mac.

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