Apple Blocks Flash on the Mac Following Major Security Exploit

7:52 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple has updated its Flash Player blacklist again, this time blocking versions lower than 16.0.0.296 and 13.0.0.264. The move follows a zero-day exploit currently targeting Windows PCs that could also potentially go after Macs, too.

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If you don't need Flash Player on your Mac, don't install it. Flash is an ongoing security headache that doesn't seem to be improving despite Adobe's constant updates.

Apple Ups the Secrecy with Wall Street

7:46 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

Shhh....

Apple continued to up its vaguery game when it comes to Wall Street on Tuesday, eliminating two more categories of numbers from what it breaks out. For the December quarter—Apple's first fiscal quarter—Apple didn't report iPod unit sales.

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Will Ship in April

5:15 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday that Apple will ship its highly anticipated Apple Watch in April. Until now, we've only had an "early 2015" timeline, making Mr. Cook's comments the first hard news on a shipping date for the device.

Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

5:11 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

Apple Smashes Expectations with $74.6 Billion December Quarter [Update]

4:35 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

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Apple announced earnings for its first fiscal quarter on Tuesday, and the company smashed expectations. Apple reported revenue of $74.6 billion and earnings of $18 billion—earnings per share (EPS) clocked in at $3.06. Consensus estimates were for $63.48 billion in revenue with earnings per share of $2.60. The article was updated with additional information.

Apple TV 7.0.3 Squashes 16 Security Vulnerabilities

2:33 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

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Apple released Apple TV 7.0.3 Tuesday. Apple hasn't yet released patch notes for the update, but the company did send out security patch notes. Apple TV 7.0.3 squashes some 16 security bugs, including several that could allow the bad guys to take over your device.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, Reduces Storage Required for Updates

2:04 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

iOS 8.1.3

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 Tuesday, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required. The update also includes various bug fixes. 

Apple TV gets More Athletic with 120 Sports Channel

11:07 AM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple pushed out another sports-related channel to Apple TV owners on Tuesday, this time in the form of 120 Sports. The channel offers content online and through iOS apps, along with its Apple TV channel, and promises to provide content in new ways sports fans haven't experienced before.

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More sports on Apple TV means fewer people will feel tied to their cable TV subscription. That said, there's still a long way to go before Apple TV poses a serious threat to Comcast and Time Warner.