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Tech Editor — Quartz
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Tech, travel, and food. Tech Editor at @Qz, founder of @CityNotes, co-host of @NeedleAndMouse.

The Mac is back: Why Apple just set an all-time Mac sales record

qz.com — Apple's Mac business, now 30 years old, just had its best three months in history. Apple shipped 5.5 million Macs last quarter, up almost 1 million units-a 20% increase-from the year before. The Mac's big performance comes as a bit of a surprise. The broader PC industry has been shrinking-or flat at best-for a couple of years....

Apple Pay also works in New York City taxis

qz.com — Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payments service, launched yesterday with several large retail partners, including McDonald's and Whole Foods, and key iPhone apps, including Uber and OpenTable. But it also works-unannounced-in at least some New York City taxi cabs. Several people have tweeted that they've been able to pay for their rides with Apple Pay in...

Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future

qz.com — Apple's iPad business was the lone drag in its otherwise strong earnings report today. iPad sales last quarter dropped 13% from the previous year, to 12.3 million, their third straight quarter of decline. The iPad, which once looked like it could become an iPhone-sized pillar for Apple, represented just 13% of the company's sales last quarter.

Apple sold 39 million iPhones last quarter and is predicting a huge Christmas

qz.com — The numbers: Good and improving. Apple's September-quarter results were better than expected-showing overall strong performance, except for the already struggling iPad business. Overall, revenue passed $42.1 billion and profit reached almost $8.5 billion. That represented 12% year-over-year sales growth, which is an acceleration over the past 1.5 years of slower growth.

The complete guide to Apple Pay

qz.com — Apple launched its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, today in the US. It has the chance-if successful-to become the first mainstream mobile payments service in many markets. We've assembled what we think will be common questions (with answers) about Apple Pay-and its potential implications for Apple, its users, and the world of payments.

Why You May Not Want An iPhone

forbes.com — Give credit: He's managed to get the entire tech community-and much of the rest of the world-talking about a pricey gadget that only a handful have seen or touched. Apple's iPhone finally goes on sale June 29, and for many potential buyers, the only issue is whether they'll be able to get their hands on one, as it's certain to sell out immediately.

Why Buy Palm? - Forbes

forbes.com — Smart phone pioneer Palm may finally be giving in to shareholder pressure to sell. Is it too late? The company behind the Treo smart phone has hired Morgan Stanley to "explore its strategic options," The Wall Street Journal reports.

Smart And Skinny Meet Again

forbes.com — Cingular Wireless unveiled its latest smartphone Monday, mixing brains, beauty and music. The slim, black Samsung BlackJack, on sale this month to new subscribers for $199, is set to go up against a growing set of phones-most directly, Motorola 's "Q" handset-designed for both business users and gadget-loving consumers.

Apple has lost the plot on simplicity

qz.com — When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he famously pared down the company's sprawling product line. Since then, Apple has done a pretty good job keeping things simple. It's rare for two Apple products to overlap much, whether in utility or price. But take a look at Apple's current iPad lineup, which it unveiled today.

This new “Apple SIM” could legitimately disrupt the wireless industry

qz.com — Perhaps the most interesting news about Apple's new iPad Air 2 tablet is buried at the bottom of one of its marketing pages: It will come pre-installed with a new "Apple SIM" card instead of one from a specific mobile operator. (Credit to Julien Theys for noticing this.)
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Oct 22, 2014

@lonelysandwich Yep. Most of the time I just turn my phone off.

Oct 22, 2014

@willwei Ok next I want to know what Jeff Goldblum is up to.

Oct 22, 2014

@fixedbyvonnie Ha. That's from a super posh market in Paris—maybe some foie gras!

Oct 22, 2014

@thestalwart 1) Wake up before everyone else, 2) Be obsessed, 3) Don't take yourself too seriously, 4) Don't eat carbs. Close?

Oct 22, 2014

Chart of the day: The Mac has gained market share in 33 of the last 34 quarters. Here are 20: qz.com/285063/the-mac… pic.twitter.com/I5IwVZdhlK

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