Despite recent headlines on how retailers are rebuffing Apple Pay, the mobile payment service is already apparently more popular than the two NFC-based systems that preceded it — and Apple CEO Tim Cook had plenty more to share at the WSJD Live conference last night. Our Tuesday Morning Report has the details, along with new iPad keyboard solutions from Logitech and a huge cloud storage bump from Microsoft.
We're suddenly very envious of readers with one of Pioneer's recent NEX multimedia receivers in their car dashboard, which can now be upgraded to Apple CarPlay. Our Thursday Morning Report also has details on Apple's new iCloud tool for checking Activation Lock Status, as well as a new Logitech keyboard case for iPad Air. Don't delay, the news awaits!
Happy iPhone 6 Day! The masses once again lined up around the globe in an effort to become one of the first to buy a new iPhone 6, and this year's winner certainly made an impression, as you'll see in today's Morning Report. We've also got the first details of an iFixit teardown of the iPhone 6 Plus, as well as a look at how Logitech plans to take on Apple's HomeKit. What are you waiting for? Click and dig in...
As everyone who reads these columns more than once knows that we like to focus on refurbs that aren't too old. Picking a Mac that's 2 years old gets you a decent enough machine, but everyone prefers brand-spanking new. This week, we're excited because there are some MacBook Airs in here from THIS YEAR. That's pretty doggone new, and all our others are less than 1 year old, so these are some pretty sweet refurbs in action.
Each year, the fervor surrounding the latest iPhone seems to increase to a fever pitch. This year, shoppers are lining up even before Apple announces a new model, not to mention the fabled iWatch, which many believe will be Cupertino's curveball. Thursday's Morning Report takes a new look at that device as well as rumors of U2's involvement in next week's festivities, so click ahead for the details...
iCloud users should feel a little safer while sending email this week, as 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple now encrypts all digital missives sent between email providers. Cupertino confirmed such a change was in the works last month after a report surfaced outlining security flaws with major email services. But that's only the beginning of what we have on deck for our Thursday recap, so read on...
Anyone who lived through the ’80s will remember those ridiculously large “portable” boom boxes that were popular toward the latter half of that decade. If you’re still sore after years of carrying a briefcase-sized stereo on your shoulders, Logitech has a new wireless speaker so small and light that even your chiropractor would approve.
Amazon Prime subscribers may still be stinging from the recent $20 per year price increase, but it looks like it's being put to good use. As rumored recently, Amazon launched a new Prime Music service, offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for more than a million songs and hundreds of playlists, all free for Prime subscribers.
Did you know Google owned a digital coupon business? Neither did we until Re/code recently reported the search giant was killing off Zavers by Google, a service that lasted a mere 17 months (a lifetime by Google standards!), following the Google Shopper app into the great dustbin of great ideas that never took off. But hey, we still have Google Wallet and Google Shopping Express, right?
So maybe you heard the rumor that the latest OS X beta suggests new iMacs are possible soon and you'd like to put off that purchase as long as possible. Good for you, but if the situation is desperate and you've got to get a new machine, consider the refurb market. Nearly new, Apple certified, and savings galore. Go have a look.