iMac with Retina 5K Display = Best iMac Ever — Dell and Apple both offer a 27-inch 5K display for US$2499. Choose the Dell and all you get is a 27-inch 5K display. Choose the new iMac, however, and in addition to a 27-inch 5K display you also get a powerful desktop computer at no additional cost! And it’s a hell of a computer, decked out with all the latest technology…
Shares of Apple reach new all-time high, break record market cap at $659B valuation — Apple stock is currently trading at its all-time highest levels, putting the company at its highest-ever market capitalisation level of more than US$659 billion Thursday morning.
Everyone’s doing it … YouTube announces “YouTube Music Key” subscription service — YouTube has announced details of its own paid subscription music service, YouTube Music Key, via Billboard. YouTube Music Key allows users to stream videos ad-free and offline for US$9.99 a month after an initial promotion price of US$7.99. User subscriptions cover both music videos and non-video music streaming and launch via an invite-only beta on November 17.
Macworld reviews iMac with Retina 5K display — The iMac with 5K Retina display is a beautiful piece of work – both within and without. If you’re particular about pristine video and images, this is the Mac you’ll want to own. This iMac projects 14.7 million pixels (at a native resolution of 5120 x 2880 resolution), which is four times the pixels offered by the standard 27-inch iMac.
Russians tear down Steve Jobs Memorial because Tim Cook is gay — An iPhone-shaped memorial to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been torn town in Saint Petersberg because current CEO Tim Cook has publicly announced he is gay. The company that funded the memorial, ZEFS, decided to remove the six-foot tall memorial because of Cook’s sexuality, and as a reaction to reports of NSA spying.
Apple to hold investor call for first-time bond offering in euros – report — Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Apple are expected to host a call with investors today, arranging for a new blockbuster bond deal that will come at least partly in euros, according to a new report.
Apple’s new 27-inch Retina iMac — Apple certainly has a talent for making people lust after products they previously didn’t know they wanted; such is the case with Apple’s new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac. TUAW has a roundup of early reviews. A teardown of the new 27″ Retina iMac reveals identical parts, construction as the last-gen model– apart from that utterly gorgeous 5K screen, of course.
Apple’s new Mac mini lacks user-replaceable memory — An early assessment of Apple’s late-2014 Mac mini found that the headless desktop does not come with user-replaceable RAM, but does include user-serviceable hard drives. [Well, it is essentially a MacBook inside.]
Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE — Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.
Macworld runs down everything you need to know about iCloud security — The key takeaways here are that yes, you should absolutely be using Apple’s two-factor authentication – here’s how to set it up, by the way – especially now that it offers extended protection to iCloud and your backups.
Where is my sidebar in iTunes 12? — Apple support boards are chattering today about the graphical changes in iTunes 12. The beloved, or in some cases tolerated sidebar is pretty much gone. Your music, movies and devices are now a row of icons at the top left of the iTunes window. All is not lost, however: your playlists can still appear in a left-side column as usual, making them quite easy to manage.