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Tim Cook sits down with the Wall Street Journal and other news from Feb. 8, 2014

The Wall Street Journal has published an interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook gave reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi. Of course, as Cook says, the company's best days are still ahead of it. He discussed emerging markets, the perception that Apple is no longer a growth company, new products and more. He...

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Apple buys back $14 billion worth of own shares in 2 weeks and other news for Feb. 6, 2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple, in the last two weeks alone, repurchased US$14 billion worth of its own shares. Recall that when Apple announced its earnings two weeks ago, the company posted an all-time quarterly record for revenue, along with record iPhone and iPad sales. But...

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Leave it to The New Yorker to criticize Apple's '30 years of Mac' celebration

Leave it to The New Yorker to interpret Apple's celebration of 30 years of the Mac as proof that the company has lost its way without Steve Jobs at the helm. In an article titled, "Why is Apple being so nostalgic?" Yukari Iwatani Kane (formerly of the WSJ) uses Apple's recent and unusual...

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Apple publishes awkward workaround for OS X Mail issues plaguing users, and other news for Feb. 4, 2014

Apple has published a rather awkward workaround for users who are experiencing Mail troubles in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Many users have reported trouble with Mail since 10.9 shipped, like misbehaving Gmail accounts, issues with moving and deleting messages and retrieving new messages. The last...

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Tim Cook goes globe hopping, and other news for February 3, 2014

Tim Cook has had a busy last few days as he's been on a globe-hopping tour of Europe and the Middle East. First Cook was in Ireland on Friday to visit the company's Cork HQ, according to a report from The Journal. Cook reportedly met with Irish PM Enda Kenny and discussed, among other issues,...

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How fictional Apple fans watch a product keynote [Video]

With so many mediocre Apple spoofs littering the internet -- do we really need another parody of an Apple product-introduction video, white backdrop and all? -- it's nice to finally see a video poking fun at Apple fans with some comic muscle behind it. From the talented folks over at Vooza, check...

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Tim Cook: Innovation is alive and well at Apple, 'deeply embedded in everybody here.'

Like clockwork, every month Apple fails to enter a new product category provides just another opportunity for analysts to trot out the same tired claim that Apple has lost its innovative edge. Never mind the fact that innovation doesn't abide by anyone's arbitrary timetable. And of course, never...

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Tim Cook: Mobile payments was 'one of the thoughts behind Touch ID'

During Apple's earnings conference call yesterday, Tim Cook tipped his hand just a little bit when detailing the decision process underlying Apple's implementation of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s. "The mobile payments area in general is one that we've been intrigued with," Cook explained. "It was one...

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Tim Cook gives exclusive interview to ABC News and other news from Jan. 24, 2013

Tim Cook appeared on ABC World News on Friday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac. A short preview of the interview aired during Good Morning America. The interview itself discussed the NSA and the secrecy surrounding Apple's product launches. He emphasized that the government does not...

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Tim Cook talks product secrecy, sapphire glass, Macs and iRings on Good Morning America

Set your DVR, folks. If you tune in to ABC News tonight you'll be treated to an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and executives Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble. Now it's not often that we see the upper ranks at Apple sit down for interviews, and televised ones at that, but today marks the 30th...

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Daily Update for January 17, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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iPhone goes on sale on China Mobile, and more news for January 17

Today is the day many market watchers have been yearning for: The iPhone has gone on sale on China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone carrier. Tim Cook was on hand with China Mobile's Chairman Xi Guohua at the company's flagship store in Beijing for the launch and handed out several iPhones...

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Breaking: Apple agrees to FTC consent decree on in-app purchases (Updated)

Re/code reported earlier this morning that Apple has signed a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This agreement is intended to resolve complaints that the company didn't go far enough in preventing kids from making in-app purchases without understanding that there was real...

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Tim Cook: China Mobile deal a 'watershed,' and more news for January 15, 2014

This Friday, the iPhone goes on sale at China Mobile -- the largest mobile carrier in the world. And it seems everyone is very, very happy about that. Speaking to CNBC in Beijing where Tim Cook is for the launch, he said this Friday's launch "is a watershed day ... It's a huge announcement ......

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Daily Update for December 30, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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