ITunes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23983/all en UPDATE 5-Apple's iPhone disappointment fans doubt on growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-apple-revenue-misses-again-iphone-disappoints <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* iPhone disappointment spurs fears of slowing growth * Investors worry about 2013 pipeline * Loses $50 bln of market value after hours as shares tank By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter after iPhone sales came in below expectations, fanning fears that its dominance of consumer electronics is slipping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-apple-revenue-misses-again-iphone-disappoints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc Apple Inc. Business Computer hardware Computing Electronics Entertainment ITunes Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:48 +0000 5738574 at http://www.globalpost.com App helps bring strangers together over meals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/app-helps-bring-strangers-together-over-meals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Looking for new friends or dinner partners? A new smartphone app is designed to help people connect to others to set up groups for dinners.</p> <p>The app, GrubTonight, links hungry and adventurous smartphone users for dinners, fun evenings and friendship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/app-helps-bring-strangers-together-over-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IPhone ITunes Smartphones Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:15:21 +0000 5745515 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple sells 25 billionth song at iTunes store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/apple-sells-25-billionth-song-at-itunes-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Apple on Wednesday announced that the number of digital songs downloaded from its iTunes Store has topped 25 billion.</p> <p>The 25 billionth song bought from the online shop was a "Monkey Drums" remix by Chase Buch.</p> <p>Apple said that it was bought by a German man who will be getting a 10,000 euro iTunes gift card to celebrate the occasion.</p> <p>"We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world," Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said in a release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/apple-sells-25-billionth-song-at-itunes-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. ITunes Software AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:46:15 +0000 5747879 at http://www.globalpost.com No date for Valentine's Day? New apps may help http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/no-date-valentines-day-new-apps-may-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Singles who believe in love at first sight can turn to new apps that will match them with potential dates in time for Valentine's Day, but only if each person has expressed an interest.</p> <p>With the new dating apps, users simply flip through photos of people in nearby locations and express their interest in dating someone. If there's a mutual attraction, the app connects them for a conversation. If not, their feelings remain anonymous.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/no-date-valentines-day-new-apps-may-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook applications ITunes Social software Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:33 +0000 5752823 at http://www.globalpost.com In new apps professional athletes become personal trainers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/new-apps-professional-athletes-become-personal-trainers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - For fitness buffs who have dreamed of training with a professional athlete, new apps could be the next best thing.</p> <p>The apps, dubbed personal trainers in your pocket, are accessible from anywhere on a smartphone or tablet and feature some of the world's most elite athletes.</p> <p>Professionals in sports ranging from tennis and running to gymnastics and professional football go through their workouts in the apps, demonstrating and explaining the movements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/new-apps-professional-athletes-become-personal-trainers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. ITunes Smartphones Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:30:29 +0000 5793366 at http://www.globalpost.com China orders stepped-up scrutiny on Apple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-orders-stepped-scrutiny-apple-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Apple is to face "strengthened supervision" from China's consumer watchdogs, state media reported Friday, as the US computer giant is hit by a barrage of negative publicity in the country.</p> <p>China is Apple's second-biggest market, and its iPhones and other products -- many of them made in the country -- are highly popular, although it faces fierce competition from South Korea's Samsung.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-orders-stepped-scrutiny-apple-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Computer hardware ITunes AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:00:21 +0000 5796857 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple apologises to Chinese consumers, revamps service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/apple-apologises-chinese-consumers-over-warranty-confusion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Terril Yue Jones and Poornima Gupta</p> <p>BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologised to Chinese consumers on Monday and altered iPhone warranty policies in its No. 2 market after more than two weeks of condemnation in the state-run media of its after-sales service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/apple-apologises-chinese-consumers-over-warranty-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc Apple Inc. Computer hardware Electronic engineering Electronics Human Interest IPhone ITunes Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:45:17 +0000 5798704 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple plunges as supplier slashes profit forecast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/apple-plunges-supplier-slashes-profit-forecast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Apple shares plummeted more than five percent Wednesday after Cirrus Logic, a supplier of Apple components, slashed its own profit guidance, suggesting its Apple business had weakened.</p> <p>Apple shares closed at $402.80, down $23.44 or 5.5 percent, after briefly dipping below $400 earlier in the session.</p> <p>The decline robbed Apple of its crown as biggest US company by market capitalization. Apple is now worth $378.25 billion, compared with oil giant ExxonMobil's $385.68 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/apple-plunges-supplier-slashes-profit-forecast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Computing ITunes AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:45:56 +0000 5818832 at http://www.globalpost.com Home and health devices controlled by apps on the rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/home-and-health-devices-controlled-apps-the-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Tired of checking the washing machine to see if a cycle has completed, or worrying that the lights were left on at home? Apps are increasingly helping people monitor and control objects remotely on their mobile devices.</p> <p>From Internet-connected washing machines and smart refrigerators to bathroom scales, gadgets that connect to the Internet are on the rise in homes, and apps are the means to monitor and control them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/home-and-health-devices-controlled-apps-the-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. ITunes Social Issues Software Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:00:04 +0000 5822115 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple's cash plan takes heat off Cook, buys him time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/apples-cash-plan-takes-heat-cook-buys-him-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Poornima Gupta and Ben Berkowitz</p> <p>(Reuters) - Tim Cook wants investors to "think different" about Apple: less as a hyper-growth startup-like company and more as a mature but robust technology corporation with the world's biggest dividend.</p> <p>If Wall Street follows Apple Inc's famous advertising slogan of old, it may relieve some of the pressure on Apple's chief executive, quiet investors' grumbling about its recent share price slide, and buy the company time to do what it says it does best: come up with and market new products.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/apples-cash-plan-takes-heat-cook-buys-him-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple Inc Apple Inc. Business Computing ITunes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:00:33 +0000 5823770 at http://www.globalpost.com Business Highlights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/business-highlights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>___</p> <p>US consumers keep spending despite higher taxes</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, suddenly shrank with a Social Security tax increase.</p> <p>That raised the worrisome question, would consumers stop spending and further slow the economy? Apparently, not yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/business-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Business Computing ITunes Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:00:45 +0000 5828110 at http://www.globalpost.com This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/weeks-top-10-paid-and-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad-the-app-stor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 6, 2013:</p> <p>Top Paid iPhone Apps:</p> <p>1. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.)</p> <p>2. WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.)</p> <p>3. Survivalcraft (Igor Kalicinski)</p> <p>4. Minecraft - Pocket Edition (Mojang)</p> <p>5. Cut the Rope: Time Travel (ZeptoLab UK Limited)</p> <p>6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar Games)</p> <p>7. Star Command (Star Command, LLC)</p> <p>8. AfterLight (Simon Filip)</p> <p>9. Temple Run: Oz (Disney)</p> <p>10. Kick the Buddy: No Mercy (Crustalli)</p> <p>Top Free iPhone Apps:</p> <p>1. FallDown! 2 (Hannes Jensen)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/weeks-top-10-paid-and-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad-the-app-stor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Human Interest ITunes Software The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 23:15:17 +0000 5833193 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple says its App Store has surpassed 50 billion downloads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/apple-says-its-app-store-has-surpassed-50-billion-downloads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008.</p> <p>Apple Inc. said Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called "Say the Same Thing" by Space Inch.</p> <p>The App Store had 500 apps when it first opened. It now has more than 850,000 individual apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The store hit the 10 billion downloads mark in early 2011 and 25 billion in March 2012. The 50 billion milestone does not include updates or re-downloads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/apple-says-its-app-store-has-surpassed-50-billion-downloads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Computing ITunes The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 15:46:15 +0000 5839398 at http://www.globalpost.com Do tablets and e-readers inhibit reading comprehension? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130528/do-tablets-and-e-readers-inhibit-reading-comprehension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>While prior research has found that digital devices can prevent readers from absorbing text as well as the printed page, a new study counters that: researchers found that university students did equally well on reading comprehension tests when using both formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130528/do-tablets-and-e-readers-inhibit-reading-comprehension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. IOS ITunes Health and Home Tue, 28 May 2013 11:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847306 at http://www.globalpost.com Do tablets and e-readers inhibit reading comprehension? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130528/do-tablets-and-e-readers-inhibit-reading-comprehension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>While prior research has found that digital devices can prevent readers from absorbing text as well as the printed page, a new study counters that: researchers found that university students did equally well on reading comprehension tests when using both formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130528/do-tablets-and-e-readers-inhibit-reading-comprehension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. IOS ITunes Well being Tue, 28 May 2013 12:20:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847362 at http://www.globalpost.com