Goldman Sachs goosed Apple's stock on Wednesday by placing it on the investment banking firm's "Conviction Buy List." Analyst Simona Jankowski told Wall Street that Apple should be valued more as a services company, rather than a hardware company, and issued a 12-month target of US$163 per share.
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This is way off the tech track, but Boing Boing posted this great video from HowStuffWorks explaining the "Transatlantic" or "Mid-Atlantic" accent that we know today mostly from movies in the 1930s and early 1940s. I enjoy the study of accents, and I thought this was a great breakdown of how this peculiar one worked, where it came from, and why it disappeared. No spoilers, just watch the video. It's great.
If keeping up with Apple's fast paced tech advancements and new products feels overwhelming, John Martellaro has some suggestions for getting your life back. Along with John, Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about balancing their tech gear piles with the rest of their lives, and Kelly has some suggestions for keeping your Apple Pencil—and the rest of your stylus collection—under control.
The iFixit team had a hard time getting ahold of an Apple Pencil, just like the rest of us, but with one finally in hand they tore it apart to see what's inside. Apple's stylus packs the smallest logic board they've seen, and they found this isn't a device you'll repair if something goes wrong.
Tapity announced Wednesday that it was putting two of its apps—Grades and Languages—on the market. The company said it was doing so in order to concentrate on Hours, the company's flagship product.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.
Dr. Mac loves the camera on his new iPhone 6s Plus. Its image stabilization makes videos look more professional, and the new Live Photos feature, which captures 3 seconds of video when you shoot a still photo, is a winner. He's been shooting more photos and videos than usual lately, which led him to think about tips that may help you get better results when shooting photos or videos with your iPhone...
Apple is a very large company now. Its pace of change is enormous. It does a lot of different things that appeal to a lot of different people. However, no one person, not even tech journalists, can engage every technology at every level. John Martellaro ponders the problems and good solutions.
Now that we have Apple Pencils in hand it's time to talk iPad Pro accessories. John Martellaro and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Pencil, and on keyboards from Apple, Logitech, and Zagg.
Apple plans to start construction on a new flagship store in Chicago next year, and the just revealed architectural renderings show a design that's likely to become a centerpiece of the city's riverside attractions.
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It's great that Apple designs its flagship stores to not only look good, but to reflect the area they're in.
Apple introduced its own Apple Watch charging dock on Wednesday with a different take from those offered by third-party manufacturers. Instead of a stand to hold your Apple Watch, it's a disk with a magnetic charger that sits flat or vertical.
Carrying around your Apple Pencil with your iPad isn't the most convenient proposition, being perfectly round and not having a case. Luckily this problem has already been solved for actual pencils, and we found three products you can adapt for your iPad Pro.
Your iPad Pro screen is big enough to work and watch movies at the same time. Seriously. All you need to do is use picture in picture mode. Check out The Mac Observer's tip showing you how.
The activist hacker group known as Anonymous has declared cyber war on ISIS, and the group's first action was to identify more than 900 Twitter accounts that were then suspended. The move comes in the wake of a series of terrorist attacks in France on Friday, with Anonymous bragging that its members are better hackers than OpISIS, the hacking arm of the terrorist organization.
Keysmart 2.0, has proven popular with our readers. Today we have a deal on another model called Keysmart 2.0 Extended Version. This device keeps your keys organized and tidy in your pocket, allowing you to unfold the one you need like a Swiss Army Knife. The Extended Version holds 10 keys, and you can get it through our deal for $15.99. And because we're always looking out for you, I'll point out that it would make a great stocking stuffer. For an added bonus, you can get an extra 10% off with the coupon code EARLY10 as part of our march to Black Friday.
From time to time, with some older versions of Skype or even in some sporadic cases with apps in OS X El Capitan, the FaceTime (front facing) camera can fail to work with the message "There is no connected camera." Here's a quick tip on how to bring the camera back to life.
Rdio filed bankruptcy and now Pandora is buying up their assets. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Pandora's move and the streaming music market in general. Jeff and John also share their thoughts after a week with their new iPad Pros.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says that a converged iPad/Mac isn't what customers want — but that doesn't stop people from asking for one.
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