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Apple Exec’s $73 Million Pay Hints at Salary Gap

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How much did Apple CEO Tim Cook take home last year? Roughly $9.22 million, according to Apple’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing (PDF), but even that wasn’t the highest amount paid to any of the company’s officers. Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail and online stores, pulled down $73.3 million. Ahrendts’ eye-popping compensation derives largely from stock awarded to her upon joining the company in May 2014. The award was compensation for what she would have earned… continue…

Daily Tip: Debug Early, Debug Often

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Over the past month, online pundits have drawn attention to what they perceive as a growing number of flaws with Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X operating systems. Both platforms are buggier by the year, they argue, as a consequence of Apple’s laser focus on producing major updates every autumn or so. If you’re a programmer or developer, bugs are a part of life. But when major bugs crop up in a shipped product, it can create huge problems: You… continue…

What to Expect From Windows 10

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On Jan. 21, Microsoft plans on giving the world a more in-depth look at Windows 10, the next major version of its primary operating system. While many features of the new operating system remain under wraps, enough details have leaked out of Microsoft to give an idea of what’s in store when the software makes its marketplace debut later this year. Click here to find Windows-related jobs. For starters, Windows 10 will almost certainly include a new browser, Spartan, with… continue…

Is Apple Building a Stylus for the iPad Pro?

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hated the very concept of a stylus. When introducing the iPhone in 2007, he famously declared the human finger far superior to a plastic pen. “Nobody wants a stylus,” he told the crowd at the event. “We’re going to use a pointing device we’re all born with—born with ten of them.” But Jobs’ successors at Apple might think a stylus isn’t such a bad thing: According to the latest rumors percolating around the Web, the company… continue…

Does Apple Have a Software Problem?

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Over the past few weeks, the Apple-focused blogosphere has rumbled with tales of discontent about the current state of Mac and iOS software. The blogosphere is rumbling because a few of those tales of discontent come from prominent Apple fans, including Marco Arment and Glenn Fleishman. The crux of the collective argument goes something like this: Although Apple continues to build industry-defining hardware, Mac OS X and iOS have become increasingly buggy over the past few releases. While Arment later… continue…

Apple’s ‘GoPro Killer’ Shows Price of Disruption

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Earlier this week, news leaked that Apple had patented a sports camera, and the stock price of GoPro—currently the reigning champ of sports cameras—plunged. But as several publications have noted, the patent in question was not only filed 2012, it didn’t even come from inside Apple—rather, it was one of many patents that Apple acquired from Kodak when the latter was selling off its intellectual property in a bid to stay solvent. For more camera-related jobs, click here. As Apple… continue…

The iPhone at Eight: A Brief Look Back

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Eight years ago this month, Steve Jobs stepped onto a stage in California to unveil the first-generation iPhone. The device didn’t come as a total surprise: for months, rumors had circulated that Apple was working on a telecommunications device of some sort. The big surprises would come later, when the iPhone changed how we interact with our devices, with our computing lives centering more and more around smartphones as opposed to the PC. That change wasn’t instantaneous. The mainstream press… continue…

Apple’s Next MacBook Air: How Slim Is Too Slim?

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Apple’s known for its minimalism, but the company’s next MacBook might take that to a new extreme. According to Apple-centric blog 9to5Mac, the next MacBook Air will strip out all ports except for a headphone jack and a small USB Type-C port. That’s right: no standard USB port or SD card slot, no MagSafe charger slot. The device will reportedly boast a 12-inch screen, a redesigned keyboard that squeezes the keys even more tightly together, and speaker-holes that double as… continue…

Everything You Need to Know About 2015 in Tech

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Tech pros know how important it is to keep their existing skills fresh, and to keep learning new ones. In 2014, the rise of new technologies (such as Apple’s Swift) as well as the growth in popularity of existing technologies (Bootstrap, Angular) made that job a little tough at moments. So what do you need to know in 2015? Here are some exciting things on the horizon over the next twelve months: More Opportunities in iOS It’s not like Apple… continue…

Did Apple Just Murder the Tablet Market?

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Did Apple just murder the tablet market? That’s the conclusion reached by Boy Genius Report, based on data assembled by analytics firm Flurry. That data suggests that, among the top five mobile-device manufacturers, Apple “won” the holiday season, with the company’s hardware accounting for 51.3 percent of device activations worldwide (followed by Samsung with 17.7 percent, Nokia with 5.8 percent, and Sony with 1.6 percent). Click here to find mobile-developer jobs. Much of those activations came from oversized phones. “As… continue…