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Yes, as you probably already know, Apple yesterday delivered its best ever quarterly results. In fact, giant oil companies with oligopoly market control of finite fossil fuel resources have never made this much money. So, is Tim Cook the best CEO ever or what? Apple reported a profit of $18 billion on revenue of $69 billion for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, which ended December 27. The power behind those stellar numbers were 74.5…

If you have OS X Yosemite on your Mac, you will want to install to this update, OS X 10.10.2, which is chock full o’ security patches and bug fixes. That said, if you’ve been waiting for Apple to fix the Yosemite WiFi and Mail issues before installing Cupertino’s latest desktop opus, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for. But enough banter, here are the public details of OS X 10.10.2 Update. For more…

Given that the company said “Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349,” it is no great leap to predict that Cupertino’s next wearable will ship by the end of March. However, the skuttle butt from everyone’s favorite Apple rumorologist indicates the 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display will also ship in “early 2015.” Is that even credible? While Apple has previously released updated MacBooks during the first quarter, it’s been awhile…

But it’s just a laptop and this is the post PC era, for goodness sake! That is perhaps true, but people are getting really excited about Apple’s long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display. Folks are also getting excited about what this 12-inch MacBook Air isn’t, too. The latest rumors of the long-lusted-after 12-inch MacBook Air come via iFanr, a Chinese rumor/fan site. They managed to skive spy photos of the new ultra-ultrabook benchmark. Honestly,…

What’s the difference between an iPad and the MacBook Air? In terms of use cases, not much. It would be more than cool if Apple’s next-gen MacBook Air offered the battery life and touch input capabilities of an iPad while while keeping desktop performance and apps. In other words, Intel Inside needs to go. According to a new analyst report KGI Securities Ming-chi Kuo, Apple is planning to do away with Intel Inside in at…

Apple is both famous and infamous for removing ports, buttons and features from products. If the latest set of rumors about the long-expected 12-inch MacBook air are true, it will have two ports and two ports only — a headphone jack and USB C. For a certain group of people, Apple’s best ever laptop was the 12-inch MacBook Pro. Limited ports, limited battery life, but a goldie locks size that the company discontinued when it…

Do you have a new Mac? Then you have decisions to make and they”re all good, often fun choices — which apps do you need and/or want? As a person who has been setting up new Macs since the “90s, I know a thing or two about the must have apps new Mac owners need. Let”s get started. New Mac: Productivity See also: Bye Bye Ballmer: ‘I Bleed Microsoft’ The first apps you should download…

What does innovation look like? Apple has pushed security updates to the XProtect malware blocker integrated into every Mac for years. However, Apple has raised its Mac security game by silently pushing a full-blown, system level security update to users and then notifying them after the fact. Innovation is a funny thing in that sometimes new and better are obvious, right there for the whole world to see. Other times, innovation is a process that…

Tapscape has been reporting rumors of an Apple Watch (nee iWatch) and 12″ MacBook Air for more than a year. Moreover, this isn’t the first time we have noted (with confidence) that Apple Watch and/or 12″ MacBook Air production was about to begin. This time, however, we KNOW it (or not). The DigiTimes (the tech verse issues an audible groan) claims that that the Apple iWatch and 12″ MacBook Air are expected to hit production…

Pretty much every company that makes notebook computers will produce models based on Intel’s Core M chips. However, whether it’s a newly rumored MacBook Pro or the long-whispered 12-inch MacBook Air, Apple’s Intel Core M notebooks won’t be like the others — think different, think Touch ID. For notebook makers large and small, the attraction of Intel’s Core M chips is that they consume only 4.5 watts. This compares very favorable with Ivy Bridge (7…

If you are looking for the best deals on Apple’s coolest new Macs, iPads and iPhones, the Apple Store isn’t the best place to look. However, whereas other retailers can claim better prices, only the mothership can guarantee availability and generous support of the Product RED campaign. “Purchasing any of Apple’s iPhone lineup — including the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus — will net a $50 gift card, though they are limited to…

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year’s iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. In fact, the view from Tim Cook’s corner office — Mister Humble probably doesn’t have a corner office — must be pretty darned good. Since Apple released iOS 8.1 Update, which made Apple Pay (US only) as well as Hand Off and Continuity (Mac with OS X Yosemite required) available, adoption has again begun increasingly.…

All of the reviewers I could find were, to varying degrees, blown away by the new iMac Retina 5K. That’s due to the simple fact they spent serious quality time with Apple’s newest desktop and learned just how deep the innovation and performance really goes. Seriously, get your butt to a local Apple Store, Best Buy or authorized reseller and experience the iMac Retina 5K in person. While it looks like your daddy’s all-in-one, iMac…