Apple recorded $7.8 billion in profits and beat analyst expectations in Q3 2016, but the company is still battling falling sales and revenue, with only two bright spots: its burgeoning Services category, and the high-margin iPad Pro line. Speaking of the iPad Pro, Julio Ojeda-Zapata brings you a thorough comparison of both models, so you can decide which is right for you. Finally, Josh Centers dives into home automation with a detailed look at the Philips Hue smart light bulbs, explaining why they’re interesting and how to set them up correctly. Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.4.3, Mellel 3.5.1, Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1, GraphicConverter 10.1, and TextWrangler 5.5.
Is Apple losing its touch, or are consumers’ wallets tightening? Although most product lines are declining, Apple’s investment in services like Apple Music and Apple Pay, coupled with the growing success of professional-grade iPads, seems to be paying off.
Apple’s iPad Pro models differ in far more than size and weight. Any number of other factors might influence your buying decision. Julio Ojeda-Zapata guides you through them.
After years of dismissing them as a gimmick, Josh Centers broke down and purchased a set of Philips’s software-controlled lightbulbs. He explains why they’re better than he expected and how to set them up.
Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.4.3, Mellel 3.5.1, Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1, GraphicConverter 10.1, and TextWrangler 5.5.
In ExtraBITS this week, your cheap non-Bluetooth wireless keyboard might be betraying your confidence, Apple jumps deeper into the video content game with the CBS series “Carpool Karaoke,” Apple Music video is now included in T-Mobile’s Binge On program, the Wirecutter explains why your device’s battery meter is often wrong, and Adam Engst and Josh Centers join the MacVoices podcast to discuss their latest book, “Take Control of Preview.”