Score ‘Parallels Desktop’ and 12 More Essential Mac Apps Today During This Limited-Time Sale

Jump on the Mac app bundle before it’s gone. December 2, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The standard-issue apps on your Mac are fine, but they won’t let you really get the most out of your computer. If you want to reach new heights with your productivity and organization, you need some third-party software. However, most top apps cost money. That’s why you buy them bundled, like in The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle. This bundle includes 13 top apps, some of which are award-winners, all for just $59.99 ($36 with code CMSAVE40). Check out what you’ll get: Parallels Desktop 15: This top-15 grossing app in the App Store allows you to run thousands […]

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What It’s Like to Design Apple’s Retail Stores Alongside Steve Jobs

Tim Kobe, CEO of Eight Inc. and X Eight Ventures, discusses what it means to successfully adapt your design plans. November 21, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Tim Kobe, CEO of Eight Inc. and X Eight Ventures, shares his ideas on: Why a career in design should be treated as a lifelong learning opportunity [3:07]. The importance of prototyping offline before launching a product or location [8:29]. What it means to connect to your customers by designing human experience [11:44]. How Steve Jobs taught him to focus on people with his design and not profit [14:00]. Related: Cracking the Code for Making Money With Jordan Belfort Read_More Related posts: What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Success 5 Inspirational Tips From My ‘Day in the Life of Steve Jobs’ Even Steve Jobs Knew When to Let Go of Tasks — Now […]

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4 Features That Make Apple AirPods Pro Supremely Versatile

There’s a good reason they remain the gold standard of wireless listening convenience. November 3, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. When Apple released the AirPods, they completely revolutionized the headphone industry. Bluetooth headphones existed before but they didn’t become as ubiquitous as they are today until the AirPods took the world by storm. And why not? The tiny earbuds fit easily in your ear, deliver outstanding sound, and allow you to listen to your music without worrying about tangled or caught wires. Now, Apple’s taken it a step further with the AirPods Pro, which may just establish a new standard for wireless listening tech. Why? Ready to discover the gold standard of wireless listening? […]

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Apple Is Expected to Launch 3 New iPhones This Year. Here’s Everything We Know So Far.

Potential changes include a new three-lens camera system and the ability to use the iPhone as a charging pad for other products. August 22, 2019 9 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Apple typically introduces new iPhones each September, and it looks as though 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Keeping with the pattern in 2017 and 2018, Apple is widely expected to debut three new iPhones in 2019 — and it sounds as if one of the biggest changes could be a triple-lens camera system. Apple’s iPhone launches draw massive attention from news outlets, consumers and Wall Street, and that’s bound to be the case more than ever in 2019 as the company grapples with falling iPhone sales. In its fiscal third quarter earnings report, Apple revealed that iPhone revenue fell yet again compared to the same quarter a year ago, dropping from $29.5 billion in […]

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Apple Is Ramping Up R&D to Find Its Next Big Product

Amid stagnant growth and declining profits, Apple is pouring money into research and development. August 2, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Apple’s Q3 earnings came with good news and bad news. The tech giant’s services segment continues to grow steadily and helped buoy Apple’s overall revenue growth, but profits dipped more than 12 percent amid declining iPhone sales. Though Apple’s services, wearables, and accessories products are still showing healthy growth, the iPhone has been its cash cow for a decade. As the smartphone market stalls and iPhone sales stagnate, Apple needs a breakthrough technological innovation the likes of which we haven’t seen much of during the Tim Cook era. And the company knows it. So it’s not surprising that Apple spent a higher percentage of its total sales revenue in Q3 on research and development than it had in any quarter since before the launch of the iPhone. The company spent […]

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WSJ Report on Jony Ive Is ‘Absurd’

The CEO claimed the article shows a ‘lack of understanding’ about Apple. July 2, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget A lengthy Wall Street Journal article described design chief Jony Ive leaving Apple as a process that started long before it was announced last week, and specifically linked it to issues with CEO Tim Cook. The article claimed Ive was “dispirited” by Cook’s lack of interest in design — particularly in comparison to Steve Jobs — and now Cook has responded in an email to NBC News reporter Dylan Byers. Exclusive: In scathing email, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells me the @WSJ report about Jony Ive’s departure — and his frustration with Cook’s alleged lack of interest in design — is “absurd.” Says reporting and conclusions “don’t match with reality.” Full story coming soon @NBCNews … pic.twitter.com/QX9L4MvjFs — Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) July 1, 2019 In the message, Cook called the story “absurd” and said its […]

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Jony Ive Reportedly Felt That Tim Cook Wasn’t Interested in Design

Ive was often absent from key product meetings, according to the WSJ. July 1, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Jony Ive’s departure was made official last week, but may have begun years ago because of Apple’s shift in focus from design to operations, according to the WSJ and Bloomberg. Citing multiple unnamed sources, the reports stated that Ive was “dispirited” by Tim Cook’s lack of interest in design, especially considering the close synergy he shared with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. At the same time, Ive was coming into Apple’s offices much less often than before, “straining the cohesion central to product development,” the WSJ stated. Ive reportedly started showing up at Apple’s offices less often after the release of the Watch. Rather than an iPhone peripheral, Ive saw it was a fashion accessory, clashing with Apple executives over how to position it. The resulting device, at $349, sold only 10 million […]

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iPhone Designer Jony Ive to Leave Apple to Start His Own Firm

June 28, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Jony Ive, the major designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple later this year to start his own company. Ive’s new firm will also focus on design and count Apple as among its primary clients. “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects,” company CEO Tim Cook said in the announcement. Ive has been at the company since 1992 and he currently serves as Apple’s chief design officer. “While I will not be an [Apple] employee, I will still be very involved — I hope for many, many years to come,” Ive told The Financial Times in an interview. “This just seems like a natural and gentle time to make this change.” For almost three decades, Ive has been Apple’s main hardware designer on the major products, including the iPod, the iPad and MacBooks, […]

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Everything You Need to Know

With macOS Catalina, Apple is replacing iTunes with three separate apps: Music, TV and Podcasts. June 7, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag As expected, Apple announced the demise of iTunes at WWDC 2019 this week, but it’s not as simple as killing the aging software and calling it a day. Apple’s iTunes has been its primary media library, media player, and iPhone management tool since 2001, but with the release of macOS Catalina, it will be going away for good, at least on Macs. Naturally, this creates a lot of questions. Here’s what you need to know. Is iTunes Really Dead? The short and easy answer is yes, iTunes will be eliminated as a standalone app with the next update to macOS. That’s expected in the fall of 2019, when Catalina arrives to replace Mojave. Instead of having one app that handles all your music, movies, TV, and podcasts, […]

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Developers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple over App Store

The Supreme Court recently ruled that both iPhone owners and iOS developers can bring antitrust lawsuits against Apple over its app store practices. June 5, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Two iOS developers have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on claims the company’s App Store is a monopoly. The lawsuit from California resident Donald R. Cameron and Illinois-based Pure Sweat Basketball is demanding an end to Apple’s control over the iOS ecosystem as the only official provider for iPhone apps. “There is no reason to believe that other reputable vendors, including Amazon, for example, could not host an app store and provide a trustworthy app-distribution system if Apple were to open up its system to other providers,” claims the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for northern California. The legal complaint arrives weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that both iPhone owners […]

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All the Important Stuff From Apple’s WWDC Keynote

We got a glimpse of the new Mac Pro, iOS 13 and a wave of new features to better integrate Apple devices. June 4, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Apple unveiled a slew of new features and updates at this year’s WWDC that will impact every corner of its ecosystem. In addition to iOS 13, macOS Catalina and watchOS 6, Apple also unveiled the new iPadOS for, you guessed it, the iPad. Users can expect a long-awaited dark mode in iOS, a more natural-sounding Siri, an Apple Watch that can stream audio and an array of new editing features for Photos. Software changes weren’t the only announcements at this year’s WWDC, though. As expected, we’re also getting a new Mac Pro this fall, complete with a new 6K Retina display with a revolving stand. Consumer demands for more security were also addressed with much-needed privacy […]

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Apple Launches a New iPod Touch

It’s been nearly four years since the 6th generation iPod touch was released, but today Apple upgraded it with an A10 Fusion chip, augmented reality, and Group FaceTime. May 28, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Today, Apple surprised everyone by announcing the iPod touch is getting a better-late-than-never hardware refresh just in time for the summer months. The new iPod touch retains the 1136-by-640 (326ppi) 4-inch display of the previous generation, but upgrades the internals to use an A10 Fusion processor for running iOS 12. The quad-core A10 was first used for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but also made its way into the 2018 iPad ($249.00 at Amazon), and it’s a major step up from the dual-core Apple Typhoon chip powering the old iPod touch. You can argue it’s an old processor, but there’s only a low resolution display to deal with and the upgrade allowed Apple to […]

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Teen Sues Apple for $1 Billion Over False Arrest

Ousmane Bah alleges Apple linked his face to that of a thief who’d stolen his ID. April 23, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Apple is facing a billion dollar lawsuit thanks to the facial recognition software used in its stores to track individuals it suspects of theft. As the New York Post reports, on May 31 last year $1,200 worth of merchandise was stolen from an Apple store in Boston. The thief apparently used a stolen ID to identify himself in the store, with that ID actually belonging to 18-year-old Ousmane Bah. The ID did not include a photo, but listed all of his personal details. The thief then went on to steal again at Apple stores in Delaware, Manhattan, and New Jersey. In June, Bah received a Boston municipal court summons and then he was later arrested by the NYPD on Nov. 29. However, according […]

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U.S. Trade Judge Calls for Import Ban on Certain iPhones

The initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Apple had infringed on a Qualcomm patent. However, the ruling could be reversed by the commission, appealed by Apple, and even vetoed by President Donald Trump. March 27, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag A U.S. trade judge is recommending an import ban on certain iPhones for infringing a Qualcomm patent. On Tuesday, judge MaryJoan McNamara of the U.S. International Trade Commission issued the ruling, which found that Apple had infringed on a Qualcomm patent, No. 8,063,674, which involves a power-saving feature for mobile devices. Qualcomm claims the import ban will forbid imports of iPhone 7 models up to the current iPhone XS products. That’s because the devices’ A10, A11 and A12 processors all infringe on the Qualcomm patent. In the same ruling, the judge rejected Qualcomm’s claims that Apple had infringed on two other company patents. […]

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Apple to Launch a Credit Card This Summer

For every Apple Card purchase, you’ll receive a percentage back as ‘Daily Cash,’ which you’ll be able to use or apply to your balance ‘right away,’ Apple said. March 25, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Apple is getting into the credit card business. The Cupertino tech giant on Monday announced Apple Card, a credit card it plans to launch in the U.S. this summer with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. When it launches, you’ll be able to sign up for the Apple Card in the iPhone Wallet app, then start using right away wherever Apple Pay is accepted. At places where Apple Pay isn’t accepted, you’ll be able to use a physical Apple Card. Made of titanium, the physical card will feature “no card number, CVV security code, expiration date, or signature,” Apple said. That information will available in the Wallet app, so you can access it you’re shopping online or in […]

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Apple Reportedly ‘Racing’ to Get HBO and Showtime on Its Streaming Service

Bloomberg says Apple is striking deals in the final run-up to its March event. March 13, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Apple’s big ‘show time‘ press event is under two weeks away, but the company is still working to ensure it has a potent lineup for its long-teased video streaming service. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is still chasing collaborations with the likes of HBO, Showtime and Starz for pay-TV content to sit alongside its own original programming and movies. While we don’t know precisely how Apple’s streaming service will look until that March 25th showcase, it’s very likely to get its hooks into nearly all of the company’s media-consuming hardware, from iPhone to Apple TV. (Remember when it was going to make a TV? Seems like a decade ago.) Timing is reportedly tight. According to Bloomberg sources, a couple of deals are set to be inked this Friday. The […]

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Apple Says It Does Not Want to be an ‘Elitist’ Company as iPhone Prices Continue to Rise

Apple COO Jeff Williams also said analysts ‘don’t really understand the cost of what we do.’ February 25, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Apple’s COO Jeff Williams told students in North Carolina on Friday that Apple does not want to be an “elitist” company. As reported by Apple Insider, Williams gave a short speech at Elon University followed by a Q&A session. A student asked Williams about Apple’s plans to lower iPhone prices, citing a recent report which claimed the iPhone costs significantly less to manufacture than its sale price. “The stories that come out about the cost of our products [have been] the bane of my existence from the beginning of time, including our early days,” said Williams. “Analysts don’t really understand the cost of what we do and how much care we put into making our products.” Williams said he’s cognizant of the iPhone’s […]

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Apple AirPods 2, AirPower, New iPads to Arrive March 29

Word has it that Apple is planning to release its second-generation AirPods along with new iPads and the long-awaited AirPower wireless charging pad. February 13, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag March 29 might be an exciting date for Apple fans. Apple is planning to release its second-generation AirPods along with new iPads and the long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat that Friday, according to 9to5Mac, which cites Greek site iPhonehellas.gr. iPhonehellas.gr says Apple plans to start accepting pre-orders on March 22 with an official launch a week later. But as 9to5Mac notes, iPhonehellas.gr “does not really have a past reputation,” so to take its predictions with a grain of salt. Meanwhile, well-known tech leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @onleaks on Twitter) said today he heard from a “seemingly reliable source” that the new AirPods won’t make their debut until this fall. Some #AirPods2 details I got from a new and yet unconfirmed […]

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Apple’s Group FaceTime Is ‘Unavailable’ After Eavesdropping Bug Appears

The bug could let someone hear or see you before you pick up their call. January 29, 2019 1 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Just in case you hadn’t immediately disabled FaceTime after finding out about a bug that could allow callers to receive audio and even video before you picked up, it looks like Apple is trying to close the hole on its end. While the company already said a fix for the issue — which affects iPhones, iPads and Macs — is coming later this week, tonight its System Status page shows that Group FaceTime has been unavailable since 10:16 PM ET. When we tried to initiate a Group FaceTime call — part of the issue behind the bug — the calls just ended, although some have reported the bug is still active for them. Apple shut the service off for the time being, and based on our […]

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Apple Lays Off 200 Employees From Autonomous Vehicle Group, Project Titan

Nobody really knows what Project Titan is, and it seems not even Apple really knows following a decision to lay off over 200 employees working on the project. January 24, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Over 200 Apple employees are looking for new jobs this week after the company decided they were no longer required to work on Project Titan. Apple’s autonomous vehicle group, better known as Project Titan, has been around in some form or another since 2014. We’d like to say Apple is building a car, but as far back as 2016 it was clear this isn’t about a car and more about autonomous technology. However, Apple continues to leave us scratching our heads as to what the goal of Titan is. Back in August last year, Apple rehired Tesla’s senior VP of engineering. Doug Field had previously worked for Apple as a product designer and […]

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