How to Make Calls from Yosemite the Geeky Way

2 hours, 31 minutes ago · · News

With iOS and Yosemite installed, you can finally do things you saw in the WWDC Keynote like make phone calls from  your Mac. Sure there's the regular ways to do it, but if you want to dial up your phone call game, Kelly has some alternate methods to help you show off.

AT&T Wireless Offers iPad Air 2, mini 3 for $100 off

11 hours, 35 minutes ago · · News

AT&T Wireless is offering pre-orders on the iPad Air 2 and mini 3 cellular models for $100 less than MSRP, with shipping times only a few days more than ordering from Apple.

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For those in the market for a new iPad, this is good news. And with reasonable ship dates this might be even more appealing to some people currently making a buying decision.

Apple Launches Maps Connect, Allows Users To Update Info

9:55 AM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · · News

Apple has launched Maps Connect, a way for businesses to maintain the information listed in Apple Maps. Any business owner (or authorized rep) can log in and update information about their business (and while they're at it, show interest in iBeacon.

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It's a smart move by Apple to let people who are in charge of businesses maintain that information. Hopefully this can help improve the Maps experience.

GTAT Announces ‘Amicable Parting’ of Ways with Apple

8:51 PM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · · News

Apple Factory?

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) announced an "amicable parting of the ways" with Apple. GTAT announced the deal in court filings, though Apple itself has yet to comment.

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Apple appears to be going to great lengths to keep the terms of its agreement with GTAT—terms the sapphire maker called "oppressive and burdensome"—secret. It would seem that Apple cut this new deal with GTAT solely to keep those documents sealed after the judge overseeing the bankruptcy told Apple he was inclined to unseal everything.

How Apple Pay Mitigates Breach Fatigue

12:29 PM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · · News

If you're suffering from breach fatigue, Apple Pay offers a bit of relief. Kelly gets into how Apple Pay actually works, why it's better than the magnetic stripe you have now, and what makes it less susceptible to attacks.

Apple Earnings Smackdown Ranks Analyst Predictions

9:43 AM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · · News

Each quarter, Philip Elmer-Dewitt gathers analyst predictions on Apple's performance and ranks them in the Apple Earnings Smackdown. Tuesday he released the results for Apple's latest earnings report.

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I'm not sure what the difference is between amateur and professional analyst, but it's interesting to see how accurate (or not) each group is overall.

Apple Q4 Earnings Sliced And Diced

9:52 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

Apple reported Q3 earnings information Monday. Kelly plays a little Fun With Math and shows some interesting stats about how Apple did over the last three months.