Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash

Understanding Apple’s cash is as difficult and important as understanding Apple itself.

Apple is one of the most successful and profitable companies in the history of companies. Despite a series of dividends and stock buy-backs, Apple still holds almost $269 billion in cash and investments. That’s not just unusual, it’s unprescedented. It’s a sum so vast it fills financial analysts with furor and sends bloggers on back seat buying bonanzas.,

Understanding Apple’s cash is as difficult and important as understanding Apple itself. That’s what makes this Apple cash FAQ by Horace Dediu such a great read,

From Asymco:

As individuals we think that having lots of cash makes us rich. For companies it’s the opposite. Cash is a liability. If you come across a company that is cash rich and has nothing else, its enterprise value will be zero. Companies are valued on their future cash flows, meaning their ability to generate cash, not how much they managed to keep. In other words, cash is a…

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Anker’s $8 PowerLine+ Lightning cable should last six times longer than others

This cable is made to last.

Right now you can save a few bucks on Anker’s super popular PowerLine+ Lightning cable at Amazon when you use coupon code ANKER888 during checkout. At just $8.39 it’s hard to turn this cable down. The discount only works on the red version, but it’s still a better deal than paying its usual $12 price. The reinforced cable is said to last about six times as long as other cables, and the included adjustable strap help keeps it nice and tidy while you are transporting it around.

You’ll probably want a few of these, so be sure to grab them while discounted. Enter the coupon code above for the full discount.

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How to turn off Instagram’s Show Activity Status option and protect yourself from stalkers

Instagram’s Show Activity Status is a feature you might not know about, and it’s already activated on your account. Here’s how to turn it off and keep people from knowing when you’re online.

Ingrid Goes West is a 2017 movie that centers around a young girl (played by Aubrey Plaza) who becomes infatuated with an Instagram celebrity named Taylor and tries to do everything and anything in her obsessive, manipulative power to be her best friend — by any means necessary.

While the movie is a bit over the top and the plot seems like something that’s been fabricated in a Hollywood production studio, the reality here is that art imitated life — not the other way around.

26-year-old Cory Hansen was only sentenced to five years of probation for stalking a 12-year-old girl online… Hansen admitted to finding the student’s Snapchat username from her Instagram account. — (WTSP)

Chloe Khan reveals terror over ‘terrible stalker’ who hacked her Instagram&…

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Uppgifter: Trasig Iphone 6 Plus kan ersättas med Iphone 6S Plus

Apples batteribytarkampanj tycks ha fått oväntade konsekvenser.

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How to call for help with the Apple Watch using the SOS feature

If you’re in trouble, use your Apple Watch’s SOS feature to get the help you need.

You may never need the Apple Watch’s SOS feature, which lets you call emergency medical services at the press of a button. But just having it available can be a life-saver — and I’m not using that phrase lightly.

If you’re curious about how to use SOS and configure it on your Apple Watch, read on.

What is SOS?
How to activate multi-press SOS
How to activate single-press SOS
How to enable or disable single-press SOS
How to add emergency contacts

What is SOS?

Apple’s SOS feature gives users a single- or multi-touch way to quickly dial emergency medical services in their current area — whether you’re local or traveling overseas. In addition, your watch can ping pre-set emergency contacts with a text message letting them know that you’ve activated SOS.

After SOS is activated, your watch will display your current Medical ID, so that responders can instantly see important medica…

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BMW is why Apple should build CarPlay into iOS 12

Making on-device CarPlay a default option would take pressure off of consumers and put it squarely on vendors who, if they want to offer embedded CarPlay as a value-add, would really have to make it really valuable.

CarPlay is Apple’s driver-friendly interface for Maps, Messages, Music, and more. Through partnership deals with major manufacturers, CarPlay get embedded in automobile infortainment centers and then syncs over Lightning or Wi-Fi with our iPhones. There’s a small licensing fee involved for the technology, but CarPlay is essentially free.

So, of course, BMW wants to charge customers $100 a year for it.

Tim Stevens, writing for CNET, calls it next-level gouging:

Instead of a one-time, $300 fee, starting on 2019 models BMW will charge $80 annually for the privilege of accessing Apple’s otherwise totally free CarPlay service. You do get the first year free, much like your friendly neighborhood dealer of another sort, but after that it’s pay up or have your Lightning ca…

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Apple becomes Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, helps increase support for girls’ education

‘We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund’s commitment to give every girl an opportunity to go to school” — Tim Cook

The Malala Fund is an advocacy group that champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, and quality education. Apple is becoming the fund’s first laureate partner to help significantly expand education and advocacy efforts.

From Apple:

With Apple’s support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programs to India and Latin America with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai:

”My dream is for every girl to choose her own future, Through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world. I am grateful that Apple knows the value of investing in girls and is joining Malala Fund in the fight to ensur…

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Tim Cook håller tal på universitet – berättar i form av en animoji

Apples vd ska hålla tal på ett amerikanskt universitet, och berättar det på ett otraditionellt sätt.

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Tre sätt att stänga av irriterande klickljud när du skriver på Iphone

Stör du dig på att Iphone klickar hela tiden när du skriver? Vi visar hur du stänger av tangentbordsljudet – på tre olika sätt.

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How to complete a music album or TV season in iTunes

Easily complete albums and season that you already partially own in the iTunes Store.

If you’ve ever been curious about an album or a new TV show, perhaps you’ve done what a lot of other people have and purchased a song or episode on iTunes. Or maybe you’ve downloaded a free song or episode, you really enjoyed what you got, and now you want to get the rest of that album or season. Luckily, the iTunes Store makes it easy to complete albums and TV seasons for which you already own some songs or episodes.

Here’s what you need to do to complete an album or TV season through the iTunes Store on your iPhone or iPad.

How to complete an album or TV season in iTunes on your Mac
How to complete an album or TV season on iPhone or iPad

How to complete an album or TV season in iTunes on your Mac

Open iTunes from Applications folder or Dock.
Click Store.

Choose Music or TV Shows from the drop-down menu in the left-hand corner.
Click Complete My Album or Complete My Season under Quick Links…

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