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Why do we ruin all of Apple’s surprises?

In a brief hiatus from tech blogging, forced upon me as I moved house, I’ve taken a good deal of time to think about the nature of Apple’s product launches, and how our community engages with new products before they’re released. I’m essentially talking about the countless leaks and rumors we receive every day, documenting the next iPhone’s form factor, its…

Here’s how large Apple’s iPhone and iPad businesses are

While analyst opinions can sway on whether or not Apple has a ‘successful’ quarter, there is one thing that is very clear: Apple is making a lot of money.  On their earnings call on July 22nd, Apple announced revenue of $37.43 billion and $7.7 billion profit.  Even though some are concerned that iPad sales growth is slowing, Apple is still continuing to…

Apple set to purchase radio app Swell for $30 million

Apple is set to purchase talk radio app Swell for around $30 million, according to a report by Re/code. The purchase of the personalized news radio app, described as “Pandora-for-talk-radio”, will provide Apple with technology and talent, with most of the Swell team expected to join Apple after the deal closes. The Swell app, which has a simple user…

Apple’s Beats acquisition approved by European Commission

The European Commission has given the green light for Apple to proceed with its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. Apple previously stated that it hoped to finalise the $3 billion purchase by the end of the September quarter and the European Commission’s approval takes the Cupertino company one step closer to that goal. The Commission…

Apple isn’t merging iOS and OS X, it’s making them better together

A lot of things have been said about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite “proving” that Apple is on the path to merging the two systems into one, overarching system that will eventually run on both of the platforms (a la Microsoft Windows). Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, the visual language of OS X was shaped by iOS 7 with its gradients and…

7 of my favorite travel tech accessories – Mallorie’s choices

When you are on-the-go all the time, it’s convenient to have tech gadgets that will make traveling easier. There are a lot of great travel tech accessories out there, but over the past few months, I have gathered up some of my favorite gadgets and thought I would share them with you guys. Some of these items you have probably heard of before, but some of…

Apple’s Beats being sued by Bose for patent infringement

While we still are uncertain what Apple will be doing with Beats after acquiring them, it looks like Apple might have a new problem to face as a result. Bose, known for specializing in audio equipment, has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents relating to noise-canceling headphones. According to the complaint, Beats has allegedly infringed on Bose…