Now is a great time to bet on Apple, says Goldman Sachs

Stocks have been getting crushed all year, but according to Goldman Sachs, now is the perfect time to starting betting on Apple options. Goldman Sachs’ options team has pointed out that Apple options prices are especially low right now compared to the the S&P 500, making it a great target for purchasing a ‘straddle’, which […]

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Smugglers claimed to have exhausted iPhone 6 interest ahead of October launch

Due to challenges receiving regulatory approval, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has yet to make it into China through official channels. That’s not enough to stop the New York Times running a story claiming that scalpers have already exhausted demand for Apple’s…Read more ›



Yahoo Finance App for iPhone and iPad Updated With New Design [iOS Blog]

Following the popular and successful launch of its Yahoo! Weather app earlier this year, Yahoo has released a completely redesigned Yahoo! Finance app for the iPhone and iPad. The app takes some cues from Yahoo’s Weather app that Apple used as the basis for its redesigned native weather app in iOS 7.

Yahoo! Finance will be a popular alternative to iOS 7’s native Stocks app, allowing users to receive push notifications on breaking stories, sync portfolios and quotes across multiple devices, and track stocks, currencies, commodities, and more.

At the center of the Yahoo Finance app are the companies and stocks you care about – whether it’s breaking news and information, beautiful interactive charts or real time price changes you can easily follow any company to get personalized information and make sure you keep up to date on changes.

The Yahoo Finance app for iPhone and iPad was reimagined to deliver a beautiful personalized experience with a stream of top news and data based on your favorite stocks and interests. We’ve added Push Notifications to keep you in the know as important stories break — so you can make quick and informed decisions on the stocks and companies you follow.

Yahoo Finance includes completely redesigned interactive stock charts to track historical changes, and easily compare performance to identify trends.

Yahoo! Finance is a free download for the iPhone and iPad. [App Store]




iOS 7 Bug Lets You Hide Apple’s Annoying Default Apps [Video]

iOS 7 finally lets you put the Newsstand app in a folder. To some that alone is reason enough to celebrate, but there’s also an awesome little bug that lets you hide all of Apple’s other annoying default apps that take up screen real-estate – we’re looking at you Stocks. For the hack to work, […]

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Enable And Manage New iOS 7 Beta’s ‘Today’ View On Your Lock Screen [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 beta has a great new feature in the Notification Center system called Today. This is an attempt, perhaps, to counter Google Now with more useful current information available to you right on your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen. You can enable the Summary, Traffic Conditions, Day View, Reminders, Stocks, and Tomorrow’s Summary right […]

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Apple and Yahoo In Talks Over Deeper iPhone Partnership

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and Yahoo have been discussing how to integrate Yahoo’s services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps.

Yahoo also provides sports scores to Siri, but Yahoo has significant content deals related to news, sports and finance that could be tapped.

Data from Yahoo Finance and its weather site already come preloaded onto iPhones and Yahoo data like sports stats help power Apple’s voice-activated „assistant“ Siri. But the companies continue to discuss new arrangements, including possible deals to get more content from Yahoo Sports and Yahoo News, among other Yahoo Web properties, preloaded onto Apple devices or available through an expanded partnership with Siri, one of these people said.

The WSJ also says Yahoo would like to provide search results to Apple in Safari, but Microsoft’s Bing search engine currently powers Yahoo Search and Apple has a long-term deal with Google as the default engine on iOS.

The paper did note that no deal is imminent, and negotiations appear to be in the very early stages. Former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as the CEO of Yahoo recently and has been focusing a lot of energy on Yahoo’s products and content, rather than its traditional strengths in advertising.


Nielsen Releases Top 10 iPhone Apps of 2012 [iOS Blog]

Nielsen yesterday released its digital „Tops of 2012“ statistics, which included the top 10 iOS apps of 2012, based on average unique users. The study took place from Q1 2012 to Q3 2012 and also happened to find that this was the first year where smartphone owners became the majority of mobile phone users with 56% by the end of Q3.

Four of the top 10 iPhone apps are stock iOS apps, as YouTube and Maps are likely referring to the versions of the app bundled in with iOS 5 and earlier rather than the newer versions that launched in the past couple of months, as the new versions likely wouldn’t have had the time to make a significant impact on the statistics. Nielsen notes that Facebook Messenger was the fastest growing iPhone app.

In fact, Facebook controlled three of the top 10 in Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram while Google, at this point, controlled none of the top 10.

Maps averaged 32 million unique users a month while YouTube averaged 22 million, Stocks averaged 21 million and Weather averaged 20 million uniques a month.

The study also found that Android sits atop smartphone marketshare with 52% with iOS in second at 35%. Blackberry OS came in third at 7%, Windows Phone with 2% and the rest made up the remaining 5% of the marketshare pie. The statistics come from Nielsen’s Smartphone Panel, which uses on-device meters at the aggregate level to find out mobile web and app activity level.