Apple’s Blow Out Numbers

Josh Lowensohn with a look at the numbers that matter in Apple's huge financials. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue, far above what it forecasted back in ... Read More »

How To Be A ‘1-Percenter’ By State

Danielle Kurtzleben with a graphic on what it takes to join the 1-percent club, by state. Connecticut is tops at almost $700k while Arkansas is easier at $228k. It takes around $385,000 of annual income to get into the US's top 1 percent. But if you really want to count ... Read More »

The Women Of ‘Ghostbusters’

Gregg Katzman on a remake of a classic. Director Paul Feig is bringing the Ghostbusters back to theaters, but he's bringing the franchise back with twist: the team is all-female! Over the past several months, there's been plenty of rumors about who will put on a Proton ... Read More »

Future Of The World

Great cartogram and visual on where the world's future lies. From VOX: One neat thing about this one is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population, large-area Anglophone nations as Canada and Australia ... Read More »

China Buys More iPhones Than U.S.

It's a guesstimate, not a fact, but it shouldn't surprise anyone should Apple announce record iPhone sales, and that China bought more than customers in the U.S. (or, anywhere else). Tim Bradshaw with the guesstimate details. Analysts estimate that the US tech group reached ... Read More »

American’s Net Worth By Age

Brian Stoffel grabbed some data from the Census Bureau so you can see how your net worth compares to others in different age groups. And if you're in the 50th percentile, and over the age of 65, it's important to know that even if all $171,135 of your net worth is in ... Read More »

Everything Wrong With A Modern Diet In One Photo

What do you do after you double down? Add a hot dog and some mustard. SBNation has the photo that tells you everything you need to know about a really bad diet. From KFC, of course. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending upon your own diet needs, the KFC Double ... Read More »

‘Should I Install Yosemite Now?’

Loren Stephens asked the folks at iMore if Mac OS X Yosemite is OK to install: Last year you wrote an article suggesting to not upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite. I took your advice. I haven't seen a follow-up article. In your opinion do you feel that it is okay to upgrade ... Read More »

AP: Ronaldo Breaks Up With Girlfriend

This is what constitutes news today, even from said old Associated Press. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed Tuesday he has broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk... The couple, both 29, has had huge international success, and their relationship ... Read More »

Miss A Birthday Party, Get Billed

I found this on my most recent trip to the UK. I'm not sure if this was a joke, but the humor escapes me. John Boone has details on what could happen if your child misses a friend's birthday party. After Alex Nash missed a classmate’s birthday at the Plymouth Ski Slope ... Read More »

Best iMac Concept Ever

Other than limited screen real estate for an iMac, there is little to not like about this homage to the original Mac from Curved Labs. Sweet. ... Read More »

Daily Showering: ‘Such A White People Thing’

Naya Rivera: I have to say I have a theory about showering, [which] is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing. Rivera's mother is half-black, half-Puerto Rican. She ... Read More »

All 46 Rides At Disney World In One Day

This is one of those things I'd love to try and it's already on my bucket list for the not too distant future (and way above 'children') John Boone: Ted and Shane of theme park blog Parkeology believed one thing: They could tackle all 46 rides at Disney World’s four ... Read More »

The Latest iPhone 7 Rumors

It was just a matter of time, but this list seems to be a year or so earlier than it needs to be. Christopher Morris compiled the latest on Apple's future iPhone models. The iPhone 7 will have a larger display than the 4.7-inch screen included in the iPhone 6. Sources suggest ... Read More »

‘Give Me Your Camera Or Get Arrested’

That's the essence of what happened to Andrew Flinchbaugh who took a video of a single-vehicle accident in New Jersey. Chris Matyszczyk with the details. He believed it was his legal right to take the camera. When Flinchbaugh refused to give hand it over, the detective ... Read More »

Xiaomi Doesn’t Understand The Irony Of This

Who copies Apple designs more than Samsung? Chinese knockoff maker Xiaomi. Brad Reed with a little technological irony. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been on a tear lately, although when you look at some of its devices, you quickly notice that they bear a ... Read More »

MacBook Air And The Next Version Of USB

Apple's ability and history of success when ushering in new technology is well known. This one scares me. Mark Gurman on the new USB standard that Apple might adopt in a new model of the diminutive MacBook Air. Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a ... Read More »

Hindu Women Should Have 4 Children

In China, the world's most populous country, the government openly promotes one child per couple. In India, the world's second most populous country, one lawmaker wants a minimum of four children per couple. Why? From AFP: Sakshi Maharaj, who represents a seat in the ... Read More »

Sun May Determine Lifespan At Birth

The astrology folks will love this. Marietta Le Roux on the science behind an usual astrology. In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who ... Read More »

CES Products That Apple’s Customers May Love

You won't see Apple at CES but gadget makers love Apple's customers. Johnny Evans has a list of CES products that Apple's customers may love. Apple never attends CES, but Apple compatible products are easy to find at the event, so here's eight interesting solutions to think ... Read More »

Why Poor States Are Red And Rich States Are Blue

Take it with a grain of salt because it's from a Forbes contributor. Tim Worstall: One of the great conundrums of the American political scene is why the poorer states, colloquially known as “red” states, tend to vote Republican or conservative, while the richer states, ... Read More »

The Most Dangerous States

FBI Numbers don't lie. Maybe. 24/7 Wall Street on The Most Dangerous States in America: To identify the most dangerous states in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates from the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report. Property crime rates also came from the FBI’s ... Read More »

How To Improve Touch ID

Nice tips from Josh Betz on how to make Touch ID more accurate and responsive. Go to Touch ID & Passcode in the Settings app. It will ask you for your passcode to change Touch ID settings. From here, touch one of your added fingerprints to the Touch ID sensor. You’ll ... Read More »

Nikita Sinks

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Nikita Malibu has closed. Matt Kang: Does this mean that the concept is changing in the new year? Certainly Ellison, who's been on a real estate binge in Malibu over the past few years, can afford to keep even an albatross such as Nikita afloat. ... Read More »