At CES 2014 we at Mobile Nations teamed up with our friends at Geek Beat to bring you #CESlive, a unique live broadcast running every day from the show floor at CES 2014 — and CES 2015 is going to be even bigger than before. For #CESlive 2015 you can add Tom's Guide to the mix, with Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer joining Geek Beat's Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides and iMore's Rene Ritchie in hosting more than 80 interviews direct from the Las Vegas Convention Center. It's going to be bigger and better than ever!
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Realmac Software has released RapidWeaver 6, the latest major version of their web design app. RapidWeaver now requires OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 or higher, and is completely ready for OS X Yosemite. A number of important new features have been added, like 64-bit support, site-wide code, and more.
Since Apple released OS X Yosemite, I've gotten one question that's bubbled to the top above everything else: How can I get my older Mac to support Handoff features? You can't, at least not easily, and that's leading some to trumpet "forced obsolescence." Not so fast. Let's have a look at what's really going on here.
Following the company's quarterly earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook has published a new letter to employees, which covers latest products announced and touches upon the overall performance of the company. The CEO notes the recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch as the "most successful" in the history of the iPhone.
Mobile Nations is not only the home of iMore, which covers everything Apple, but Android Central where you can get your Google on, and CrackBerry for BlackBerry, but we have a site dedicated to Microsoft as well. That site was once-upon-a-time called WMExperts, and for the last while has been WPCentral, but today they've got an all new name to fit with their expanded focus: Windows Central. Yes, they're still covering Windows on phones, but they're also covering Windows on tablets, hybrids, laptops, and desktops, on the Surface and Xbox, and on the cloud.
Apple may have just scored a home run with Apple Pay as Major League Baseball will support the contact-less NFC payment system at a few stadiums in time for the 2014 World Series. San Francisco's AT&T Park and Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium will be two of the earliest MLB stadiums to support Apple Pay, which launched on Monday alongside iOS 8.1.
A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. In an effort to garner attention, it reports the collection and usage of the information required to enable this feature in a needlessly scary way. As any long time reader knows, security and privacy are always at odds with convenience, yet features like Spotlight Suggestions — and Siri before it — do an excellent job balancing as much convenience as possible with maintaining as much privacy and security as possible. Here's Apple's statement on the matter:
Starting the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company may not break out sales figures for the Apple Watch. By not disclosing exact sales numbers for Apple's nascent smartwatch, a typically secretive Apple would hope to gain a competitive advantage over competitors. Apple would employ a new way of reporting sales and earnings for its Apple Watch by categorizing it into a category marked "other" along with a few other products.
While Beats Electronics is probably the most notable purchase Apple had made this year, CEO Tim Cook had stated during the earnings call that his firm had purchased a total of 20 companies, with 7 of those acquisitions during the latest fourth quarter. Many of those companies were not disclosed, but Apple had confirmed a few of them in the past, including Prss for iPad publishing, Swell, and LuxVue.
Apple announced that over 85 billion apps were downloaded from the App Store, up from 60 billion a year ago. Alongside an increased consumption in apps, Apple also announced record sales of iPhone models during its latest fiscal quarter.