Last year, after I had had my iPhone 5s for a while, I wrote about how I want Touch ID everywhere. I have a new iPad Air 2, which has Touch ID, so the two mobile devices I use most let me unlock them with my fingerprints. It’s not as big a deal on the […]
On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I welcome Greg Scown of Smile, and we discuss iOS Keyboards (Smile makes the essential Mac utility TextExpander, whose iOS version is a custom keyboard), OS X Yosemite, and much more. Listen to The Committed, Episode 55: “This Show Costs Me Money”.
I was looking at the specs for the new iPad Air 2, comparing its weight with last year’s original iPad Air. I’m unimpressed by the difference in thickness between the devices, but wanted to see how much difference the thinner iPad meant in terms of weight. On Apple’s page where you can compare iPad models, […]
Apple yesterday updated the iPad line, with a new processor, improved camera and an even thinner body for the iPad Air, and Touch ID added to both the iPad Air and the iPad mini. But the iPad mini 3 sees only the addition of Touch ID; everything else is exactly the same as the iPad […]
On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the new products that Apple announced yesterday. We recorded right after the presentation, and we talk about the new 5K iMac, the new iPads, and even the paltry Mac mini. We also reflect on the end of the Macworld/iWorld Expo. […]
“Apple may soon stop selling the popular Fitbit devices, as it clears the way for its own wearable technology product set to launch sometime next year, according to sources.
“It’s unclear exactly why Apple will no longer sell the devices, which track steps and other health metrics, in its retail stores. But the move comes a week after Fitbit issued a statement saying it was still “evaluating integration with HealthKit,” Apple’s new software application that acts as a central repository for health and fitness data on iPhones.”
This is a bit mean-sprited on the part of Apple, but it’s important to remember that, if Apple does stop selling Fitbit’s products, there may be more to the story that we don’t know. I don’t know how well Fitbit’s products perform in Apple’s stores, but I’ve found the Fitbit One to be the most accurate of the four fitness trackers I tried.
It’s that time again; Tim Cook and his minions will be taking the stage to present new Apple products. And, once again, Apple has been taunting us with the cryptic text of their invitation: It’s been way too long… What does that make you think about? For me, it suggests that Apple is going to […]
Ireland is moving to phase out the “Double Irish” tax structure that has let companies like Apple and Google save billions of dollars in taxes, sources tell Australia’s iTnews. Although the change is not sure, it is reportedly “more likely than not” to happen.
Ireland’s tax structure helped Apple achieve a staggeringly low tax rate of 3.7% on overseas revenue.
How the supposed loophole works is, basically, that multinational companies transfer income to an Irish subsidiary that re-transfers income to a company registered in Ireland that is a tax resident in a tax haven nation. The reported change would make all companies registered in Ireland eventually pay taxes in Ireland.
According to the article, Apple avoided taxes of $25 million dollars per day in 2012…