Friday deals: MacBook Air $349 off, LIFX Tile Lighting hits all-time low, and iPhone 7 is $189

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage is $ 349 off to lead today’s best deals. Other notable offers include the LIFX HomeKit Tile Lighting system at $ 166, and a refurbished 128GB iPhone 7 for $ 189. Hit the jump for more in this 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Friday deals: MacBook Air […]

Apple Music hits 30M paid subscribers, but the service isn’t good enough, says Jimmy Iovine

Apple Music continues to grow, Billboard reporting that it has now hit 30M paid subscribers – up from 27M in June. But Jimmy Iovine, who heads up the service, thinks what Apple is offering to subscribers isn’t yet good enough. I don’t believe that what exists right now is enough […] Just because we’re adding millions of […]

UBS says AAPL could reach $200/share as it hits 11th record high so far this year

A UBS analyst says that AAPL stock could reach as high as $ 200/share over the next 2-3 years, as the stock hit its 11th record high so far this year. It has already hit the equivalent of $ 1,000/share when you factor in the share split. MarketWatch notes that the stock yesterday set two records: its […]

Instagram hits 1 million monthly active advertisers, planning booking feature for businesses

Instagram has steadily been introducing new features to its photo and video sharing service, and that appears to be paying off. TechCrunch reports that Instagram has shared it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, up from half that in September and just 200,000 a year ago. Instagram’s user base includes 400 million daily active users with 80 […]

App Store Developer Payout Hits $50 Billion, July Sets Record as Biggest Month Ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that a new App Store record was set last month, with July seeing Apple’s highest ever monthly billings for the App Store and the largest amount of money paid out to developers. According to Cook, Apple has now paid out more than $50 billion to developers over […]

Apple’s electric car effort hits a speed bump as project leader leaves the company

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Apple veteran employee who has been overseeing the company’s “Project Titan” electric car initiative is leaving the company. The report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” says Steve Zadesky, who has been with Apple for 16 years, is leaving the company for “personal reasons.” The […]

Apple Watch hits Target following Best Buy and some carrier stores

Still no Apple Pay in stores at Target just yet, but Apple Watch will be joining the lineup of iPhones and iPads in select stores this week – and all stores by October 25th. Target operates over 1800 stores across the United States, greatly expanding the points-of-sale for Apple Watch going into the holiday quarter. […]

Eddy Cue ‘Thrilled With the Numbers’ as Apple Music Hits 11 Million Users

In an interview with USA Today, Apple’s Eddy Cue reveals that Apple Music currently has 11 million users taking advantage of the initial three-month trial period, with two million of those taking advantage of the family plan that will cost $14.99 per month once the trial ends. A single-user membership will be priced at $9.99 […]

‘Redacted’ Hits Number 8 Spot in Mac App Store With Just $302 in First-Day Profit

App developer Sam Soffes today published a blog post detailing the early monetary performance of his new app Redacted [Direct Link], which allows users to easily obscure sensitive information on personal photos. Screenshot of Redacted’s image obscuring features After launching the app earlier this week, the $4.99 Redacted app quickly broke into the top paid […]