Apple Earnings Call Highlights, the Future of Mobile Payments

Yesterday, Apple held its quarterly earnings call for the first quarter of 2014. Thanks to the holiday shopping season, coupled with the redesigned iPad Air, the iPad mini with Retina, the iPhone 5s, and to a lesser degree, the iPhone 5c, Apple had a record-breaking quarter across the board. These conference calls are usually a bit telling. Even though the company’s executives try to keep mum about future products, they eventually let something slip that the rest of the world interprets. This call was nothing new.

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Pssst, the NSA May be using Angry Birds to Spy on You

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I don’t understand why everyone is in such an uproar about the the NSA spying on us. If they track my personal data they are going to be terribly bored and will be able to verify that I have a pretty lame personal life. While I have nothing to hide, I feel I can understand why quite a few people feel threatened by what ‘big-brother’ might have in store if they are left unchecked. I certainly wouldn’t want my kids to be put in the path of danger because someone gained access to their data and I felt a little taste of this when reading an article published by theguardian.com.

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Apple Sells All-Time Record 26 Million iPads in First Fiscal Quarter of 2014

Apple_Headquarters_in_CupertinoLast week, CNN Money released a report based on estimates from 47 amateur and professional analysts. At the time, the pros, who usually get it right, predicted Apple would come in at just over 24 million units sold, while the amateurs marked Apple with 26.6 million.  Today, Apple proved that having a healthy overestimate can pay off sometimes. The iPad maker reported selling 26 million tablets.

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Apple’s A8 Processor Production Being Fought for By Suppliers

A8DigiTimes is back at the rumor mill again. This time, the tech blog is reporting that three different suppliers are on tap to package Apple’s upcoming A8 processor. Additionally, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purportedly been commissioned to take charge of production of the system-on-chip (SoC), which will be used in the next generation of mobile products from Apple.

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HiddenRadio’s Wireless Speaker Packs an Audio Punch

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Kickstarter has changed the way that startups are funded and HiddenRadio has set the bar for what many startups can only dream of when it comes to releasing new products. After raising nearly $1 million in 2012 for the original HiddenRadio, the creative team is back with an even more impressive HiddenRadio2.

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Apple Set to Release First Quarter 2014 Results

CNN Money Q1 2014 1Apple has just released information regarding their quarterly earnings call to be held today at 2:00 p.m. PT. During this conference call, Apple CEO, Tim Cook and CFO, Peter Oppenheimer are scheduled to report on sales of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch units for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, which just ended and includes the holiday shopping season.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Buy and Use Ringtones From iTunes

How to Ringtones 2As another week sneaks by, 2014 is in full swing and I’ve already broken at least two New Years resolutions. That’s O.K. I will keep working on it. One of my resolutions is to find out more about what my iPad is capable of. I do this for myself, so I can act like an expert to my family. But, I also do it for our readers. If my mom doesn’t know how to do something on her iPad, you can be sure I’ll talk about it in a future post. Last week, we showed you how to get Siri to check and read your email for you. Your productivity will increase significantly when you don’t have to put down your pen to check your messages.

This week, we are going to show you how to download ringtones from iTunes and set them as alerts for iMessages, mail, reminders, and more.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: In Fear I Trust

In Fear I Trust MainIt is time for another posting of our weekly installment of the App Store’s Editor’s Choice. Every Thursday, Apple publishes new lists, the App of The Week, and the Editor’s Choice. Oftentimes, there are multiple apps on the Editor’s Choice list, some for the iPhone and some for the iPad. Last week, one of the iPad app nods went to Storehouse. Have you told your story in photographs yet?

This week, Apple decided to get scary with a room escape game that will have you on the edge of your seat. We told you about the upcoming launch of In Fear I Trust last week. You might find yourself afraid of the dark if you let your guard down playing this game.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 6 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 3 game apps in today’s bundle.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 67% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 23 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 23 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 23 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 19 productivity / entertainment apps and 4 game apps in today’s bundle.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 80% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time. Check out all the sale apps after the break »

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