Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 05:43 am PT (08:43 am ET) Unlike any other major consumer electronics company, Apple has long detailed quarterly unit sales along with revenue figures for its major product categories. This initially helped investors get a sense of how many buyers Apple was attracting with its Macs, and later began to reveal to investors how iPod and then iPhone were reaching entirely new audiences. Here's a look at why that's now changing in Apple's Fiscal 2019. The previous article in this series outlined why Apple's change in accounting isn't an attempt to hide bad news; the company will still be reporting revenue, and Apple just provided guidance for a record-setting holiday season this quarter. On its November 1 conference call, Apple's chief financial officer Luca Maestri stated "we have the strongest lineup ever as we enter the holiday season and we expect revenue to be between $89 billion and $93 billion, a new all-time record." … [Read more...] about Five reasons why Apple is ending unit sales reporting of Mac, iPhone, and iPad
If you've picked up one of Apple's new Macs, now is the perfect time to pick up some accessories, with some of the best add-ons for your Mac experience now available at great prices. Get huge discounts on everything from cases for your MacBook to 4K monitors for your new Mac mini. Some of the deals are already live, but others will go live starting Nov. 22 - 23, so make sure you check back often if the item you see on this list hasn't dropped in price yet! A BookBook case is a great way to protect your MacBook, with two hardback book covers and a rigid spine all covered in a beautiful, handcrafted leather. The case unzips quickly for easy access to your MacBook, and it even has a hidden pocket for storing physical documents if you need to. $64 (was $80) at Amazon Bring your ideas out of a CAD file and into the real world with this great 3D printer from Monoprice. You can connect it to your computer over USB or feed it files to print using a microSD card. You can print with any … [Read more...] about You need these Mac accessories in your life — discounted for Black Friday!
Feature By Roger Fingas Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 06:43 am PT (09:43 am ET) People typically think of physical goods when it comes to Black Friday, but it can also be a good time to grab Mac software on the cheap if you know where to look. Below are deals that are running on or during Black Friday (Nov. 23) from some of the better-known Mac developers. Where applicable, we'll identify when deals are available beyond Friday.Adobe Adobe is offering a 25 percent discount on its All Apps subscription for Creative Cloud, now through Black Friday. The plan includes over 20 apps, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Premiere Pro CC, as well as 100 gigabytes of cloud storgage and access to services like Portfolio and Fonts.ExpressVPN VPNs — virtual private networks — let users mask their IPs and guard their traffic, as well as access geoblocked services like Netflix or BBC iPlayer. Through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26), ExpressVPN is adding 3 free months to its 12-month plan, … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2018: Here are the best software deals for Mac and iOS users
For years, the Mac mini has been the black sheep of Apple’s computer lineup. It’s not the preferred workstation of graphic designers or video editors. That’s the iMac. And it’s never been the versatile product of choice for the coder class, the modern office worker, or the well-off college student. That’s the MacBook line. But the Mac mini has always had a special place in the hearts of Apple fans. I would know. I’ve been using a Mac mini as my primary home computer for the last half-decade, and I love it for its simplicity and the tiny corner of real estate it takes up on my desk. But that’s precisely what makes evaluating the newest iteration of Apple’s smallest desktop computer so difficult. The Mac mini has historically been the budget option Mac for consumers who lived in Apple’s ecosystem, but liked the aesthetics of mini PCs, as well as the benefits of a full mouse, keyboard, and monitor setup. You could of course just buy … [Read more...] about Apple Mac mini 2018 review: the mini gets mighty and pricey
Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 11:15 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Photo: Lionel Hahn, TNS Notable Deaths of 2018 Notable Deaths of 2018 Photo: Antonella Ragazzoni / Eyeem/Getty Images/EyeEm Willie McCovey, 1938-2018: Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. He was 80. A first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league seasons, 19 of them with the Giants. He also played for the Athletics and Padres. less Willie McCovey, 1938-2018: Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of … [Read more...] about Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95