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Apple is making the same old mistakes with its over-the-top Services demands

With the imminent launch of Apple's news and video services, a picture of Apple's strategy is beginning to emerge and it's not so pretty.

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Your hot takes, comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 640

What will happen next year? Let’s talk about predictions for Apple and technology in 2019. Plus, we discuss your comments and questions.

Macworld Podcast 639

Apple retail chief departure, Apple's services ambitions, iOS 12.2 beta 2

In the 639th episode of the Macworld podcast, we discuss the upcoming departure of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts and what it means for the future of the Apple Store. In addition, we discuss changes in the latest iOS 12.2 beta and whether Apple's upcoming media services can put the company back over the $1 trillion valuation mark.

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5 things we learned from Apple’s latest quarterly results

Apple’s latest financial results was a mixture of good and not-so-good news. Jason Snell points out several interesting points that were made during the company’s results announcement.

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The FaceTime bug, Apple’s Q1 2019 financial results, iOS and macOS Public Betas, Apple’s gaming service, and your comments and questions

FaceTime has a huge security bug. Apple announced its Q1 2019 financials. What’s new in the public betas of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave? Could an Apple gaming service succeed? We also respond to your comments and questions.

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Apple’s gaming subscription service has tough challenges ahead of it

Can Apple create a game subscription service that will attract game developers with a steady revenue stream?

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Up, down, sideways: Apple’s personnel changes point to its priorities

Recent stories about Apple personnel changes let us glean just a little bit about what's happening inside the company.

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TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

TiVo's Ted Malone on where the venerable DVR maker is going next.

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Macworld Podcast 637

Apple product rumors, iPhone front camera rating, Apple Shortcuts, iOS 12.1.3, and your comments and questions

Lots of rumors about upcoming Apple products; do any of them seem feasible? DxO did a comparison of phone selfie cameras, and the iPhone isn’t at the top. How can Apple imporve its Shortcuts app? Apple released iOS 12.1.3 on Monday. We also respond to your comments and questions.

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Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS a true competitor to Apple Watch

Google has spent $40 million to bring Fossil's wearable research and development ideas and employees under its roof, which could mean big things for Wear OS.

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What is dead may never die: Two products Apple may be looking to revive

Recent rumors point to a pair of long dormant Apple products that may receive updates, and Dan Moren’s already thinking about what other devices could be next.

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The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music

Audiophiles still love listening to music on disc, but this high-end SACD player can also stream tunes from any source on your network—including the internet.

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Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Best known for building high-end headphones and mics, Sennheiser is now getting ready to enter the soundbar market. We got a demo during CES.

on techhive.com

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iPhone batteries, Apple should switch to AMD, and your comments and questions

Apple replaced a lot of iPhone batteries last year. Should Apple switch to AMD processors? We also respond to your comments and questions.

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HDHomeRun teases simpler hardware and (maybe) a Roku app

The HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio can record broadcast TV channels without a separate server device.

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Macworld Podcast 635

Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

Plus your comments and questions on the latest Macworld Podcast.

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Apple’s 4K TV deals show how the company’s business strategy is evolving

Apple is no longer the company you thought it was. Its recent deals show that the company is serious about relying on other revenue streams besides hardware sales.

Macworld Podcast 635

Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES, and your comments and questions

Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions.

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Apple’s revenue drop is about China and more

China, unit sales, the upgrade cycle—Dan Moren thinks it’s all party of a heady cocktail that led to Apple’s big revenue revisal.

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5 ways Apple's awful quarter could impact the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in 2019 and beyond

Tim Cook's letter to investors wasn't just a warning about the upcoming quarterly results—it was a sign that things could be changing at Apple.

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Predictions for 2019 and your comments and questions

What will happen next year? Let’s talk about predictions for Apple and technology in 2019. Plus, we discuss your comments and questions.

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Apple Music Connect was doomed from the start

Apple is killing its second attempt at a music-focused social network because nobody wants it.