Monthly Archives: "November 2014"

According to a new report from CNN Money (via data from IBM Digita Analytics Benchmark), Apple iOS mobile users have once again outspend Android users by about 25 percent on Thanksgiving Day. Apple users spent, on average, $118.57 per order compared to $95.25for Andriod. “Apple  users are three times more likely to make a purchase on their mobile or tablet device, and made up 25% of total online sales on Thursday. This is despite the fact that Google’s operating system is the top smartphone platform in the U.S. market,” theRead More
According to a new security report from Arxan Technologies, the leading provider of application protection solutions, 97 percent of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87 percent of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked. However, with the mobile industry and retailers turning to mobile payment, it’s worth noting that Retail/Merchant apps are a big target for hackers. The report reveals that 90 percent of these apps were hacked on Android while only 35 percent were targeted on the iOS operating system. From the report: Needless toRead More
Ken Segall, a creative director who worked closely with Steve Jobs at Apple and Next, gives his take on the CurrentC vs Apple pay debacle: Tim Cook said as much when told the audience at Apple’s September Keynote event that “most people that have worked on [mobile payments] have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered around their self-interest instead of focusing on the user experience.” Kengall also explains that while Apple and the Retailers are set to profit from the uptake in mobile payment, Apple Pay willRead More
At the moment, Apple can do no wrong when it comes to making hit products after hit products. However, this was not always the cases. The company has had its fair share of failures and here’s a list of twelve of the “not so great” Apple products complied by BusinessInsider: Images hereRead More
According to Neil Cybart, the tech industry was rightly puzzled after Apple bought Beats when they already had a music streaming service in – iTunes Radio. There appears to be very little Apple can do to stop the inevitable shift from downloading to music streaming, Cybart said. However, if one looks deeper, there is a lot more riding on this deal than you might think. Cybart believes Apple is looking to reinvent the music industry (again) and place it on a more sustainable track: Neil Cybart posits that there are several waysRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Jony Ive To Designers: “Learn How To Care”

Apple design chief Jony Ive gave a group of designers several tips at London’s Design Museum last evening. Here are a few of theRead More
A new report out of China, a Chinese man went all out to win  girlfriend hand in marriage by proposing in the middle of a heart made from 99 iPhone 6s on Singles’ Day in China. One would be excused for thinking this would have done the job. Unfortunately, the girlfriend wasn’t impressed and promptly turned him down, leaving the guy with 99 problems. The iPhone haul is estimated to cost over 500,000 yuan ($94,400). The Nafang: SourceRead More
Writing for Fast Company, Chris Gayomali pointed out that Apple is on to a winner if they somehow managed to team up with Alibaba to launch Apple Pay in China: Gayomali piece was in response to a new report from the Wall Street Journal in which a senior Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. executive told the publication that a payment with Apple Inc would focus on the Chinese and the two parties are currently discussing specifics of a possible partnership. Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai told the Wall Street Journal: IRead More
Apple Pay is off to a great start despite Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX) best efforts to reduce the impact of the mobile payment service. According to a new report from Business Insider, Apple Pay may be less than a month old, but the service is already making a mark on one of the country’s biggest grocery chains. Apple Pay is responsible for around 1.6% of the transaction at US Whole Foods Market Stores in the 17 days, according to Mike Dudas. Mike Dudas, former mobile commerce, lead at Google, PayPal, and Braintree/Venmo,Read More
According to the latest Forbes’ survey, Apple has seen off the likes of Google and Microsoft to be crowned the most valuable brand in the world. Companies are valued based on their earnings over the past three years and the relevance of the brands in their industry and must have some presence in the US, according to the report. “A valuable brand delivers a return for the company on two dimensions,” says David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “Either it allows the company to chargeRead More
When Jony Ive was recently asked to give his take on Chinese smartphone maker – Xiaomi taking a lot of inspiration from the design of Apple products, he had this to say: Now Lenovo, another Chinese company, has taken this copying to a new level with their latest S90 “Sisley” smartphone. Lenovo’s phone is so remarkably similar to the iPhone 6 it beggars believe that such a so-call top company would stoop so low. There are numerous words you can use to describe Lenovo’s designers with theft and lazy readily coming mind.   Lenovo S90 iPhoneRead More
According to Business Insider, the time on Apple devices in printed and TV commercials use to be 09:42 since it was exactly at this time Steve Jobs unleashed the revolutionary iPhone to the world in 2007 and changed everything. It is precisely at this time, Jobs said:”Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” This time can be verified by Engadget’s live blog of the event, according to the report. Fast forward three years and the time changed to 09:41, to reflect the time the iPad was unveiled in 2010.Read More