6 Handy Apple Watch Apps for Travelers

3 hours, 20 minutes ago · · News

Manage your travels from your wrist with these Apple Watch apps

Road warriors, frequent travelers, vacationers, and just-around-towners all have something in common: They need the right tools to figure out where they're going. TMO put together a list with some of our favorite travel-related apps that offer Apple Watch support so you can get around like a seasoned expert all from your wrist.

Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes

8:17 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear he wants his company to play a role in the rapidly changing market for entertainment content. He said as much during the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Monday, and called out HBO Now as an example of giving customers what they want.

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Now that Apple TV has a place in our living rooms, Tim Cook wants to make sure that's our go-to choice for TV shows and movies. He says major changes are coming to the market, and that has to have Comcast, Time Warner, and Dish taking notice. The customer loss will be slow, but it'll come unless they figure out how to change with the market instead of resisting what's coming.

After Hours Market Likes Apple’s Record Q2 Earnings

6:26 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

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Shares of Apple Inc. traded higher in the after hours market, as investors voted with their dollars on the company's second quarter results. $AAPL was trading at $134.40 per share, a gain of $1.75 (+1.32 percent), as of this writing.

MCX Member Best Buy To Accept Apple Pay

6:10 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

In Monday's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple Pay and specifically noted that MCX member and Apple Pay holdout Best Buy will be accepting Apple Pay in-app and in stores soon.

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Best Buy was not accepting Apple Pay because it joined MCX, which was an exclusive relationship with plans to accept CurrentC, a payment system that is supposed to come sometime in 2015.

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Coming to Other Countries in Late June

5:33 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple Watch will likely be available in more countries by the end of June, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He confirmed the obvious when he told investors and analysts Monday afternoon that demand is currently far exceeding demand, but added that production is ramping up.

Apple Reports Record 2nd Quarter with 61.1 Million iPhones Sold

5:01 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

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Apple reported on Monday a blowout March quarter, the company's second fiscal quarter. Apple reported revenues of US$58 billion with earnings of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 earnings per share (EPS). This was fueled by record Q2 iPhone sales of 61.2 million units, a 40 percent increase year over year. iPhone revenue was 55 percent higher year over year. Gross margins came in at 40.8 percent.

Discover Coming to Apple Pay this Fall

10:29 AM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

Discover card users are about to join Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card users in the Apple Pay game. The company will be adding support for Apple's wireless payment system for the iPhone and Apple Watch this fall.

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Discover's announcement will no doubt make its card holders happy. OF course, they probably would've been happier if Discover had been on board when the iPhone 6 with Apple Pay support first launched.

Apple’s iTunes Store gets Red Cross Donation Page for Nepal Earthquake Support

9:28 AM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

Following the devestation of the Nepal earthquake, Apple added a special Red Cross donation page to its iTunes Store. The donation page lets you give up to US$200 for relief support for the earthquake victims, and Apple is skipping its usual 30 percent transaction cut so the entire amount of your donation goes to the Red Cross.

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Nepal's 7.8 magnitude earthquake was devastating, and the aftershocks have made the situation even worse. It's great to see Apple offering ways for us to support survivors of natural disasters.