Jim gets angry and talks with Dan about the Loop Magazine reboot, Apple's Q4 results, hands-on with the new iPad Air, Tim Hortons, busting your iPhone, Stunt Copter, iPad keyboards, and more.
Jim spent a short time telling me what he wanted to achieve with the new Loop Magazine. Imagine the reverse of one of his iPhone or Logic Pro reviews. Instead of weighing the relative success of how something fit into and improved day-to-day life, he laid out his plan for making the Loop Magazine experience do just that, and with every bit as much delight. Dropbox on his end, with a logical hierarchy of folders for text, images, and videos, and near-instant sync for content delivery. Movement through space and context, direct manipulations and gestures on the readers end, elevating the experience to, well, an experience.
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37 percent compared to 40 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple has just published its financial results for its final fiscal quarter of 2013, revealing a $7.5 billion profit on $37.5 billion in revenue. That's up on last year's $36 billion revenue, but gross margin is down from 40 percent last year to 37 percent. The figures beat expectations — Apple gave guidance of $34 to $37 billion revenue for the quarter and recently clarified that it expected the results to be "near the high end" of that guidance.
From the minute I picked up the iPad Air at Apple’s event in San Francisco last week, I knew it was going to be different. Apple set expectations very high by simply using the “Air” moniker for the new iPad, giving users thoughts of a lightweight, powerful, professional device, similar to how they think of the MacBook Air.The good news is the iPad Air lives up to all of those expectations and more.
The design, size, and weight of the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro are virtually unchanged from last year. It takes some cues from the MacBook Air, but Apple’s largest laptop has more in common with the MacBook Pros of yore than with the Airs. Thunderbolt 2 is the only interface upgrade.
With the announcement of Apple's Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system there are known issues with Media Composer 7 and earlier, Pro Tools 11 and earlier and Sibelius 7 and earlier. Avid will announce support for Mac OS X 10.9 with future releases of Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius.
It's important that you understand what the magazine is about — in two words it's "creativity and passion". Every article we publish is written by a creative person who is passionate about their subject. The writers care deeply about what they do, and want to share those experiences with enthusiastic and discerning readers like you.
When Apple launches orders for the iPad Air on Friday, November 1, the company will reportedly accept requests for Personal Pickup, according to a source who notified MacRumors about Apple's plans.
This sounds juicy, doesn't it? As economist and Cracking the Apple Trap writer Catherine Rampell sees it, her iPhone starts to slow down right about when a new model comes out. And planned obsolescence, as she points out, is a very real thing
Stunt Copter is a classic Macintosh game which involved piloting a small helicopter around a playfield and clicking at the right time so that a person suspended from the aircraft would fall into a hay bale on a moving cart. Unless precisely timed, the person might fall onto the ground or injure the horse or the driver of the cart.
Staying true to the game's original design, but with updated controls for the iPhone OS platform, StuntCopter has flown into the 21st century like a chopper with some guy hanging on to its landing skids. Join the classic Mac users who know and love the game, and the new iPhone and iPod touch users who will surely be hooked.
A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine".
Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is a new implementation of the popular Bluetooth keyboard peripheral for iPad. When on the go, it can be stowed right on your new iPad or iPad 2, just like an Apple Smart Cover, and when in use it can provide a productivity boost for long form writing. But does ultra-portability put a dent in mobile productivity?