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Intel Reportedly Considers Apple's Chip Chief for CEO

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:45
This would be a great hire.

Why Qualcomm Shareholders Should Be Furious

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:20
Qualcomm's management team didn't act in the best interests of shareholders.

Once Upon a Deadpool - David Leitch

Top Movies - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:09
From the studio that brought you Anastasia and Ever After comes a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book. Everyone’s favorite disreputable Super Hero returns with a twist on Deadpool 2 that the whole gang can enjoy. From 1/1/19 through 1/28/19, your favorite guy in red and 20th Century Fox will donate $1 to Fudge Cancer for any buy or rent in the United States of Once Upon A Deadpool with a minimum total donation of $100,000*. *Minimum total donation includes donations based on all home entertainment format sales and digital rentals. Once Upon a Deadpool 58327.0 David Leitch $14.99 $5.99 https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video128/v4/3b/9a/65/3b9a65f7-1d9c-bc06-007d-2b9f97187d6f/OnceUponADeadpool_2000x3000.lsr/39x60bb-85.png https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video128/v4/3b/9a/65/3b9a65f7-1d9c-bc06-007d-2b9f97187d6f/OnceUponADeadpool_2000x3000.lsr/39x60bb-85.png https://is1-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video128/v4/3b/9a/65/3b9a65f7-1d9c-bc06-007d-2b9f97187d6f/OnceUponADeadpool_2000x3000.lsr/113x170bb-85.png © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. MARVEL 2018 MARVEL 2018-12-12T00:00:00-07:00

Jim Cramer: Netflix Shows Just How Powerful the Subscriber Business Is

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:01
As of the third quarter of 2018, Netflix was generating about $11.44 on a base of 57 million customers, according to RBC Capital in a terrific piece of instant research entitled "Flexing Pricing Muscles." If you apply a 15% increase to the average revenue per user you get $1.18 billion in incremental revenues and therefore profit because it doesn't cost Netflix any more to push product to you. All of the research this morning shows that there will not be much push-back, if at all, because Netflix has been underpricing its product in order to hook subscribers on its terrific content. The actual price increase is just a little bit higher than some of the other paid services that many would regard as subpart to Netflix including HBO and Hulu.

Cramer Remix: Don't take your cue on all of retail from Macy's

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:59
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains that the retail sector has both winners and losers, and it pays to know the difference. The "Mad Money" host also sits down with VMware's Chief Operating Officer of Customer Operations. In the lightning round, Cramer comes out in support of two stocks that pay healthy dividends.

Apple should buy private digital health records operation...

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:56
Jim Cramer says the move would boost Apple's stock price and give the company a surefire way to solidify its place in the health-care arena.

Reign of the Supermen - Sam Liu

Top Movies - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:55
After Superman is put to rest, following his battle with Doomsday, his body is stolen from its tomb. As authorities investigate, new and completely different Supermen start appearing on the scene, making everyone wonder if Superman has been reincarnated, and if so, which of the new Supermen is the real Man-of-Steel? Reign of the Supermen 103647.0 Sam Liu $19.99 https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/e6/f7/2c/e6f72c60-acdf-b57a-8fc0-659a803b7814/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb-85.png https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/e6/f7/2c/e6f72c60-acdf-b57a-8fc0-659a803b7814/pr_source.lsr/39x60bb-85.png https://is3-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Video118/v4/e6/f7/2c/e6f72c60-acdf-b57a-8fc0-659a803b7814/pr_source.lsr/113x170bb-85.png © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and copyright DC Comics. 2019-01-29T00:00:00-07:00

AirPower: Everything We Know

MacRumors - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:52
What is AirPower?
AirPower is an Apple-designed charging mat designed to charge Qi-based iPhones, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods, using a specially designed and as-of-yet unreleased wireless compatible AirPods Charging Case.

Apple's AirPower is proprietary and combines at least two different wireless charging methods -- Qi and then the Apple Watch charger, which is inductive and not Qi based.

It's designed so that you can place an iPhone, AirPods, or Apple watch on any portion of the mat to have the device charge, which means multiple overlapping chargers must be included.

The AirPower mat is big enough to charge all three devices at one time, with the AirPower itself connected to an external power source, perhaps using a USB-C cable.

In Apple's renderings, AirPower also had a feature that let the iPhone display the wireless charging level of all of the devices on the mat, including the iPhone itself, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods.

Where is AirPower?
AirPower missed its 2018 launch date, and while Apple has been quiet on the reason why, rumors have suggested there were serious manufacturing issues and kinks to be worked out.

Apple was forced to delay the AirPower after having trouble dealing with the complex multi-device charging circuitry, software bugs, and the potential for overheating.

Over the course of 2018, Apple has been working out kinks including heat management, inter-device communication, and interference issues, and there were times during development where rumors suggested Apple could potentially be planning to nix the AirPower, but there have been consistent mentions in 2018 iPhone packaging.

Apple doesn't appear to have given up on the AirPower, and new information even suggests a launch could be on the horizon.

When Will AirPower Launch?
Apple announced AirPower in September 2017 alongside the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, and said at the time that it would launch sometime in 2018.

The end of 2018 has come and gone, and Apple has given no further official info on when the AirPower will debut.

A recent rumor from Apple's supply chain in China has suggested the manufacturing issues have been solved. The AirPower is said to be entering mass production on January 21, with Apple planning to release it sometime soon.

What "soon" means is unclear, but if mass production is beginning in late January, Apple could be targeting February as a potential launch month.

What Will AirPower Cost?
Apple never announced pricing for the AirPower, but there have been some guesses. Chinese "industry insiders" in August 2018 suggested the AirPower could cost somewhere around $1,000 Chinese yuan, equivalent to right around $147.

Back in November 2017, a Polish website suggested the AirPower would cost around 999 złoty, equivalent to $199.

Given that both of these rumors came from well before the AirPower was even in production, neither are particularly reliable, but we think it's reasonable to expect a price tag in the neighborhood of $130 to $200 based on the price points of competing wireless charging devices and Apple's accessory pricing in general.

Which Devices Will Work With AirPower?

  • iPhone - All Qi-compatible iPhones will work with AirPower, which includes iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

  • AirPods - Using AirPower with AirPods will require a special wireless AirPods Charging Case, which is not yet available and will presumably launch alongside the AirPower.

  • Apple Watch - AirPower will work with the Apple Watch Series 3 and later. It is not compatible with Series 2 and older watches.

AirPower Rumors
AirPower was announced in September 2017, and at the time, Apple promised a 2018 launch date. Multiple rumors initially suggested a possible March 2018 release, but March came and went, and there was also no sign of AirPower at WWDC in June or at the September iPhone event.

After its September iPhone event, Apple wiped almost every mention of the AirPower from its website, and rumors later in September indicated that Apple was having problems with overheating, interference, and software.

Dire reports suggested the AirPower was doomed to fail if engineers couldn't solve a number of issues plaguing the device, but when the iPhone XS and XS Max launched a bit later in September, we found AirPower documentation, indicating work on the device is still underway.

In October, we heard the AirPower was going to be released in late 2018 or early 2019, but after Apple's October 30th event came and went with no AirPower mention, it became clear Apple wasn't going to make its 2018 deadline.

In December, Apple was still mentioning the AirPower in job listings, and then in early January, refreshed rumors hinted that mass production would soon start.

That brings us up to date. We're hoping for an AirPower launch within the next couple of months now that the accessory is ready for production, but there's still no concrete information on when it might debut.

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Apple Music will be included in Verizon’s ‘Beyond Unlimited’ and ‘Above Unlimited’ plans

Mac Daily News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:49

Since summer, Verizon Unlimited customers have been streaming their favorite songs on America’s largest and most reliable network with six months of Apple Music included with their plans. Now, we’re bringing the best in unlimited data and the best in unlimited music together in an even bigger way. Starting January 17, Apple Music will be included in Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans (taxes apply). And for customers choosing Go Unlimited, they can still get six months of Apple Music free. After 6 months, it’s $9.99/month. You may cancel at any time.

“When we introduced six months free of Apple Music to Verizon Unlimited subscribers, we said it was just the beginning of a great collaboration between Verizon and Apple to bring music streaming to our loyal customers,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon, in a statement. “Our customers loved the offer, so we’re ramping up the value of our Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans by including Apple Music so you can stream more of the music you love on the network you deserve.”

With Apple Music included in Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited, you can either stream your favorite songs over 4G LTE or WiFi, or download songs for offline playback. Apple Music subscribers can enjoy more than 50 million songs anytime, anywhere, across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, CarPlay and PC, as well as Android devices — all ad-free.

With Verizon, you can mix and match three great unlimited plans to meet each of your family members’ needs: Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited. Each plan includes added performance, features and global access. Above Unlimited includes 75 GB of premium 4G LTE data* along with HD video streaming, 20 GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot, 5 international TravelPass sessions per month and 500 GB of Verizon Cloud storage, and now Apple Music, all for $60 per line per month with Auto Pay on an account with four lines.

To find out more about how to sign up for Apple Music on Verizon, visit verizonwireless.com.

  • In times of congestion, your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic (only after 22 GB/month on Beyond Unlimited and 75 GB/month on Above Unlimited).

Source: Verizon Communications Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: After six months of streaming from Apple Music’s huge library, many will sign up for Apple Music because they won’t want to lose it. It’s straight out of the SiriusXM playbook and it works!

And, yes, Version plan names are ridiculous. There’s nothing “above” or “beyond” anything that’s actually unlimited, Verizon.

Cramer: Apple should buy Epic Systems, a private digital ...

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:43
Jim Cramer says the move would boost Apple's stock price and give the company a surefire way to solidify its place in the health-care arena.

Cramer: Netflix's price bump means Amazon, Apple's stocks...

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:35
Jim Cramer explains why Netflix's subscription price increase boosted the rest of the stock market.

Apple should buy private digital health records operation Epic Systems, says Jim Cramer

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:34
The move would boost Apple's stock price and give the company a surefire way to solidify its place in the health-care arena, the CNBC host says. It would also force Wall Street to value Apple "as more than just a hardware company," he argues. Apple has already been making forays into electronic health record-keeping.

Here's How Much Apple's Battery-Replacement Program Hurt Sales

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:19
The Mac maker probably lost as much as $7.2 billion in sales.

Cramer: Netflix's price bump means Amazon, Apple's stocks are bargains

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:11
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains what Netflix's subscription price increase means for other service providers. Now, competing subscription-service companies like Amazon can "easily" raise prices, he says. As such, shares of Amazon and Apple look enticing here, the "Mad Money" host says.

Remind: School Communication - remind101

Top 10 Free Apps - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
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CNBC Tech Check Evening Edition: January 15, 2019

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:52
CNBC’s Tech Check brings you the latest in tech news from CNBC’s 1 Market in the heart of San Francisco.

Texas Instruments’ Q4 Earnings Might Hint at Cyclical Slowdown

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:45
What Q4 Semiconductor Earnings May Have in Store for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)Texas Instruments’ broad customer base Previously, we saw that TSMC is set to report strong revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, but its first-quarter 2019

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm’s ‘onerous demands’

Mac Daily News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:27

“Court testimony from Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple’s products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple’s mobile chips,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider.

“Williams was asked if Qualcomm has taken any adverse actions against Apple since Apple filed its lawsuit,” Dilger writes. “‘They’re suing us in courts all over the world. They’re suing us on non-essential patents, non-SEPs, NEPS,’ answered Williams. ‘They’re suing us and what they’re trying to do is get a hit in any one of those courts to cause an injunction that will cause enough pain that we’ll have to pay the tens of billions of dollars ransom on their SEP program.'”

To use their language they used with me, we have to basically run the table. We have to win in every one of these courts or else we’re — what they said is ‘you’re an ideal target because your volumes are so big that you lose so much money that unless you run the table, then they kind of win.’ And we’ve got no choice but to pay the ransom. — Apple’s COO Jeff Williams

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Qualcomm comes across as the mafioso of the cellular modem racket.

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Will Intel Be Upgraded to a Buy in 2019?

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:21
There are a number of ifs and buts, but Intel's execution and new CEO can do the trick.

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: United Airlines, Snap, Apple & more

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:07
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: United Airlines UAL shares jumped as much as 6 percent following a strong top and bottom line beat for the airline's fourth-quarter earnings report .

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