Happy Halloween! There's nothing too spooky about our final Morning Report for the month of October, unless you're an Apple shareholder or Samsung — in which case our Friday edition is likely to be full of ghosts and goblins guaranteed to keep you up late tonight. Enter our haunted house of tech news, if you dare!
As an iPhone app, Next took the checkbook model and turned it on its head, collecting your transactions and displaying them as a gorgeous picture of your financial trends. Now, developer noidentity has brought the spending tracker to the iPad as its own paid companion, and while the minimal concept works well enough on the larger screen, we have a tough time recommending a double-dip here.
Apple executives are expected to testify on Capitol Hill today to defend the iPhone maker's offshore profits, but Cupertino has attempted to head off any surprises by posting Cook's responses for all to see.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
Tax season is upon us, eliciting groans of anguish across the U.S. as business owners and citizens alike prep for another round of less-than-pleasant paperwork, number crunching, and debt juggling. The good news is tax time doesn't have to be such a drag. While a few helpful apps let you do your taxes and file them right from your iOS device, there are plenty of others that offer much-needed support during this tricky time of year. Cut down on the chaos with these great tax season app picks, some of which are best used year-round to make the next filing process even easier.
Although Apple is far from the only corporation in America to do so, a new report on the company attempts to blast the spotlight onto the methods used by the iPhone maker to avoid millions in corporate taxes -- and it’s all perfectly legal.