Apple Inc Stories June 13, 2016

With two Presidential candidates saying that Apple should be making more of its products in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has done the sums to see just how practical it would be for Apple to manufacture iPhones in its home market.

The question, of course, isn’t a simple one: you first need to define your terms. Does it just mean assembling iPhones here rather than in China, or does it mean sourcing components from the U.S. too? The MIT analysis considered both scenarios, starting with assembly-only …

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Apple Inc Stories June 3, 2016

Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show podcast this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on 9to5Mac or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”… expand full story

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Update: I referred to the rather misleading headline the Guardian had chosen, and Segall has now posted on his own site that “the Guardian chose to give it a click-bait headline that contradicted my point of view.”

Ken Segall, the former Apple ad consultant who coined the iMac name, wrote the copy for the famous ‘Think different’ campaign and authored the book Insanely Simple, says that Apple is beginning to lose touch with its heritage of simplicity. He gave his assessment of Apple’s ‘state of simplicity’ in a piece for the Guardian.

Though Apple’s customers remain fiercely loyal, the natives are getting restless. A growing number of people are sensing that Tim Cook’s Apple isn’t as simple as Steve’s Apple. They see complexity in expanding product lines, confusing product names, and the products themselves.

While the Guardian‘s headline makes the piece seem entire critical, it’s actually very balanced …

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Apple Inc Stories May 19, 2016

Apple’s falling sales coupled to strong growth from emerging Chinese brands saw the iPhone’s worldwide market share drop just over three points from 17.9% in the first quarter of 2015 to 14.8% in the same quarter this year, according to Gartner.

Although a saturated smartphone market is part of the challenge faced by Apple, global smartphone sales did continue to grow, by 3.9% to 349M units.

Market leader Samsung also saw its share fall in the same period …

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Apple Inc Stories May 17, 2016

Google may have last week managed to overtake Apple as the world’s most valuable company for the second time this year, but as was the case last time, it didn’t last long. As Philip Elmer-DeWitt noted in his blog, Apple has quickly regained its number one slot …

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Apple Inc Stories May 16, 2016

Mac Software Bundle: Pick any 10 of 50 solid apps +$22 credit for $22


Bundlehunt offers any 10 out of a choice of 50 Mac Apps for a total price of $22 bucks. Even better, Bundlehunt gives you $22 to spend at $5.50 increments over the next year making the bundle somewhat ‘free’.

There are a significant amount of notable apps from a wide variety of categories, many of them which retail above the $22 asking price alone, including:


Swift Publisher

Versatile desktop publishing app with many templates.


Paragon – NTFS for Mac 14


Paragon – Camptune X

Resize Mac’s Boot Camp volume with ease.


Tonality CK

Professional-grade monochrome image editor.


Commander One PRO

Dual-pane file manager



Block distracting websites and apps.


Intensify CK

Create clarity and intensity in your photos.



Web site and server management.


Morph Age

Morph faces, warp images.



Digital documents manager.




Deliver Express -Standard

Automated file delivery with hot folder processing (up to 50 destinations)



A full-featured and powerful personal database app for the Mac



Simple Visual Planning, Scheduling and Tracking Software


MacBooster 3

Maintains and optimizes your system (release candidate).



The word processor for scholars, writers, and long document writing.



Watch your home, kids, and pets from anywhere!


Total Video Player Pro

Video player with extended functionality.



Create panoramic images from your photos.


YummyFTP Watcher

Automated FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S client.


Elmedia Player PRO

Multi-format media player, Pro version available.



Empower drag-and-drop on your Mac.


Lab.Fone for Android

Recover deleted data from Android devices.



Novel-writing software.


Super PhotoCut

Separate photo foreground from background.


Quick Print

Print selected Finder items without opening native applications.


Contact Page Pro

Create contact sheets of pictures with captions.



Duplicate image finder


Pixelstyle Photo Editor

Design alternative to PhotoShop.




Android Assistant

Backup and Manage Android data on Mac.


Smart Trash

Enhances Mac OS X Trash functions.



Mirror your iOS devices on your Mac.


Mobile Transfer

Transfer all data from one mobile phone to another


Image Smith

Process ton of images all at once.


PDF Encrypter

Encrypt any PDF file with the user or owner password


Data Recovery for Mac

Find back all your lost data from Mac and various external disk easily.


Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod

An all-in-one tool to help Mac users recover lost or deleted data from iDevices quickly.


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