Launch Day Survey Says iPhone 6 Plus is the Go-to Choice

11:20 AM, Sep. 19th, 2014 · · Reports

Despite the pre-order frenzy a week ago, shoppers are lining up in droves to get ahold of Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the favorite so far is the larger screen model. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um surveyed lines outside Apple Stores in New York City Friday morning, and he found over 60 percent were hoping to get an iPhone 6 Plus, and they want the 64GB and 128GB models.

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Long lines for big screen iPhones. <sarcasm>Too bad interest in iPhone is gone.</sarcasm>

Analyst: iPhone 6 Launch Weekend Sales to Fall Short, No Big Deal

11:11 AM, Sep. 18th, 2014 · · Reports

Following its record breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order launch Apple has been expected to sell around 10 million smartphones during this weekend's in-store rollout, but Bernstein Research's Toni Sacconaghi thinks the company will fall short of that number. Instead of calling doom and gloom, Mr. Sacconaghi thinks that won't be any big deal because launch weekend sales are more about inventory availability than demand.

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Tony Sacconaghi may think it isn't any big deal if iPhone 6 launch weekend sales don't hit the 10 million unit mark, but it's a safe bet other analysts and the media will skewer Apple and say the company -- or at least the iPhone -- is doomed.

Reminders: Reuse Old Entries

8:44 AM, Sep. 17th, 2014 · · Reports

Want to know how to avoid typing the same ten items over and over again when you're headed to the grocery store? Sure you do. Simplicity is key, and though the Mac's Reminders program IS simple, that doesn't mean it's not incredibly useful. Getting the most out of what you've already typed is today's Quick Tip.

Analyst: China iPhone 6 Delay is No Big Deal

11:16 AM, Sep. 16th, 2014 · · Reports

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be in stores in several countries this Friday, but not in China. Apple may not be able to roll out its latest iPhone models in the country until the end of this year, or even early next year, but that's no big deal because the company will still be able to sell as many smartphones as it can make, according to Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um.

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No iPhone 6 models in China means more for everywhere else. By the time China does approve the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple will have been able to make even more inventory. Instead of fixing iPhone 6 demand, China will supplement already high demand with more customers.

Analyst: Apple on Track to Top 10M iPhone 6 Launch Sales

11:02 AM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · Reports

Apple confirmed Monday morning iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus first-day pre-orders topped 4 million units, and Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um says that puts the company on track to sell at least 10 million during this weekend's in-store launch. If so, Apple is set to more than double its iPhone 5 launch weekend sales.

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Apple skipped pre-orders last year for the iPhone 5S because inventory was fairly limited. Since pre-orders are back this year, it's likely more inventory is on hand, and based on pre-order weekend figures, that puts the company on track to sell something on the order of 13 million phones this weekend. Some companies can't hit those numbers in a quarter.

Analyst: iPhone 6 Rocky Launch Hints at Big Money for Apple

8:25 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Reports

It's no secret that there were plenty of upset Apple fans just after midnight when iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pre-orders started thanks to spotty access to the company's online store. The iPhone 6 Plus showed shipping delays almost immediately, and Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks that could be a sign the larger screen model will have a noticeable impact on Apple's bottom line.

Dock Folder Shortcuts: How Do They Work?

8:32 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Reports

Today we'll learn about all of the things we can do with folder shortcuts in the Dock, from adjusting how the files within them appear to switching to (or away from!) Stacks view. Why, we'll even talk about how to sort those folders to find your stuff more easily! It's all here in this Quick Tip.

Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Drive Record Sales

11:32 AM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · Reports

Get ready for record breaking iPhone 6 sales. That's what Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is expecting in part because he thinks many iPhone owners skipped the iPhone 5 and 5S cycle in anticipation of this year's models.

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Expecting high iPhone 6 sales seems like an easy bet considering how much interest there was going into yesterday's media event. We'll probably see tight inventory for the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but hopefully the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be easier to get ahold of.

Safari for the Mac: Finding the Wallpaper File

8:45 AM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · Reports

When you choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" in Safari, where does that file live? How do you get to the image on your Mac if you can't find it again on the Web? We're here to tell you how and to answer all of your questions. Well, not ALL of them. No, we don't know what the meaning of life is.