Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops AT&T for Apple

10 hours, 54 minutes ago · · Reports

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is hanging up on AT&T and bringing Apple on board in its place. The change will happen on March 18 and will more accurately reflect the overall market, according to Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices David Blitzer.

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Apple seemed like a natural for the Dow, so it isn't a big surprise seeing that happen now.

OS X Photos Beta: Scrubbing Through Thumbnails

11 hours, 59 minutes ago · · Reports

You want another 10.10.3 Photos beta tip, right? Sure you do. Well, it's your lucky day, because this Quick Tip is all about scrubbing through the thumbnails in your library, just like you can do with the Photos app in iOS. It's a quick and easy way to find the exact image you're looking for!

Analyst: Apple Watch a $26B Business by 2018

11:37 AM, Mar. 5th, 2015 · · Reports

Apple Watch could be a US$26 billion business for Apple in only three years, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner. She thinks Apple will outsell all other smartwatch makers after Apple Watch ships in the coming weeks, although she sees only a limited impact on Apple's overall business from smartwatch sales.

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It's interesting to see analysts saying Apple's entry into the smartwatch market will be a huge success, but that the company won't be as successful overall because it refuses to join the race to the bottom in the smartphone market.

OS X Photos Beta: Adding to Existing Albums

8:50 AM, Mar. 4th, 2015 · · Reports

Hey, did you hear that Apple released the new Photos app as part of the 10.10.3 beta? Well, that program is what today's Quick Tip is about, so all of you early adopters can get a jump on using Apple's neat new image-organization application. Melissa Holt's got the scoop!

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta goes Public with Photos App

3:10 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · · Reports

Developers have been able to try out the beta version of OS X 10.10.3, and as of Monday the public can, too. Mac users who signed up to participate in the public beta program can download the latest prerelease build of the upcoming Mac OS update, and it includes a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app Photos, too.

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Don't forget beta means "not ready to ship," so there may be bugs and other surprises that cause app crashes and data loss. If you're planning on playing with the beta consider installing in on a Mac that isn't critical for your daily work.

Morgan Stanley Says AAPL’s Market will Grow to $3.4 Trillion

11:01 AM, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · · Reports

Apple's US$800 billion market could grow to $3.4 trillion in the next five years, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, because every aspect of the iPhone and iPad maker's business is poised to expand even more. That growth will come because Apple is poised to be a bigger part of our daily lives with Apple Watch, Apple Car, and Apple TV.

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Here's the translation: If Apple makes it the money will come, no matter what the product may be.

Analyst: Apple Watch Edition to Cost $950

10:01 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 · · Reports

Citigroup analyst Jim Suva weighed in with his expectations for Apple Watch pricing following the news that Apple is hosting a media event on March 9. Apple already announced pricing will start at US$349—presumably for the Apple Watch Sport—and he thinks Apple Watch will cost $550 while the Apple Watch Edition will be priced at $950. He's also pegging April 16 as the smartwatch's official release date.

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Mr. Suva's $950 price point for the gold Apple Watch Edition is surprisingly low compared to the general consensus that it won't start below $5,000 and could cost more than $10,000. We'll have to wait until Apple's March 9 media event where Apple Watch pricing is expected to be announced to see how close he really is.

ExoLens is a Professional Photography Lens Kit for iPhone 6

9:10 AM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · Reports

The just released ExoLens kit for the iPhone 6 is a professional pair of lenses, a 3x telephoto and a wide angle that attach to the iPhone with a sturdy lattice mount. The mount is threaded with a standard 1/4"-20 connection, ready for a tripod. The system is designed for growth. 

Apple Warns Developers Garbage Collection is Dead, Move to ARC

11:12 AM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · Reports

Apple has issued a warning to developers that it has deprecated the garbage collection feature used for memory management in favor of Automatic Reference Counting, or ARC. New Mac apps and app updates submitted to the Mac App Store starting in May will be required to use ARC.