Jordan Golson

Jordan is a long-time Apple journalist.

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Apple Signs Writers Guild Contract, Setting Possible Precedent for Future Negotiations

Thursday June 7, 2018 3:08 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple has signed the current Writers Guild of America master contract, agreeing to terms above the minimum for programming offered free online. This is significant because it could have implications for the next round of WGA talks ahead of the expiration of the current contract in May 2020, Variety reports. In a message to WGA West members, President David A. Goodman and executive director...

Share Passwords With AirDrop From iOS 12's New Password Management System

Thursday June 7, 2018 10:39 am PDT by Jordan Golson
Password managers are a great way to keep your logins secure. Instead of using Post-It Notes or spreadsheets to keep track of your passwords, password managers like 1Password — and Apple's new password management options and API in iOS 12 — allow you to store unique and difficult to crack passwords like (jW2cBCJXXhF in a way that is easily accessible and secure. But one of the downsides to...

US DOJ to Consult With MVNOs on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Thursday June 7, 2018 10:13 am PDT by Jordan Golson
As part of its antitrust examination into the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the US Department of Justice is looking at how the two firms combining would affect smaller wireless carriers that frequently buy network access on larger networks to resell to "pre-paid or price-conscious consumers" according to a report from Reuters. There are concerns, the report claims, that because Sprint and T-Mobile ...

'Panic! At The Disco' to Headline Apple's Annual WWDC Bash

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:49 am PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple's annual WWDC Bash will be headlined this year by rock band Panic! At The Disco. The almost-end-of-WWDC party will take place Thursday evening from 7-10PM at Discovery Meadow, just around the corner from the McEnery Convention Center where the rest of WWDC takes place. The invitation also notes that a "special DJ" will be hosting. Apple notes that attendees 21 or older may drink alcohol...

Apple Podcasts Tops 555,000 Different Active Shows

Tuesday June 5, 2018 3:54 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple's Podcasts service now hosts more than 18.5 million episodes across 555,000 different "active" shows, according to a report from TechCrunch. The podcast stats, which appears to have been sent directly to TechCrunch by Apple, include other data as well. Apple's hosted podcasts come in more than 100 languages, from 155 countries. The podcast total is up from 525,000 back in April, and ...

iOS 12 Allows for Multiple Face ID Users on a Single iPhone X

Tuesday June 5, 2018 8:54 am PDT by Jordan Golson
The iOS 12 beta appears to support adding a second face to the Face ID feature, allowing a second person to unlock an iPhone X without entering the passcode. This was discovered and later confirmed by multiple users on Reddit. Ever since the iPhone X was released last September, Apple's Face ID authentication system has been restricted to recognizing a single person's face to unlock the iPhone ...

Apple to Open Patient Health Records to Third-Party Apps

Monday June 4, 2018 4:10 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple will make health record data available to third-party apps on iOS devices, beginning this fall. The data, which will require user permission to access, will be kept private and entirely off of Apple's servers. But it could dramatically expand usefulness of health-focused apps on the platform. Earlier this year, Apple launched a Health Records service to increase the portability of health ...

Apple's watchOS 5 Adds Automatic Workout Detection, Walkie-Talkie, and More

Monday June 4, 2018 11:15 am PDT by Jordan Golson
At WWDC this morning, Apple previewed watchOS 5, the newest version of the Apple Watch operating system. The update adds a number of new fitness and communications features that Apple says will help Watch owners "stay healthy and connected." Auto-workout detection is a major quality of life improvement for those who use their Apple Watch devices for fitness. In watchOS 4 and prior...

Apple's Record 4Q 2015 Results: $11.1 Billion Profit on $51.5 Billion Revenue

Tuesday October 27, 2015 1:39 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2015, setting a number of company records. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $51.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. ...

Live Coverage of Apple's 'Hey Siri' Event: iPhone 6s, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday September 9, 2015 8:35 am PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple's highly anticipated "Hey Siri" event today will see the introduction of a number of new products including the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, a new Apple TV set-top box, a larger iPad Pro, and more. The event is being held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, with the festivities beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Apple is providing a live video stream...

Apple Reports Q3 2015 Earnings of $10.7B on $49.6B Revenue: 47.5M iPhones, 10.9M iPads, 4.8M Macs

Tuesday July 21, 2015 1:34 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter and second calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $49.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was ...

Live Coverage of Apple's WWDC 2015 Keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music, and More

Monday June 8, 2015 8:37 am PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, with the event headlined by the traditional keynote address beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time. In line with tradition, Apple is expected to provide the first looks at iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, with the company also announcing a fresh push into...

Apple Reports Record March Quarter Results of $13.6B Profit on $58B Revenue, Boosts Dividend and Buybacks

Monday April 27, 2015 1:35 pm PDT by Jordan Golson
Apple today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and first calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...

Live Coverage of Apple's March 2015 'Spring Forward' Event

Monday March 9, 2015 8:26 am PDT by Jordan Golson
Six months after the Apple Watch's unveiling, Apple's "Spring Forward" media event in San Francisco today will give us final details on the device ahead of its launch next month. We could see a few other announcements as well, but given the tagline and timing of the event, the Apple Watch will undoubtedly be the focus of today's proceedings. The event is being held at the Yerba Buena Center...

Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profit on $74.6B in Revenue for Q1 2015

Tuesday January 27, 2015 12:34 pm PST by Jordan Golson
Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $57.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $1.98 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter....

Twelve South Launches BookBook Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Thursday December 11, 2014 3:35 pm PST by Jordan Golson
Twelve South has launched its popular BookBook iPhone wallet case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Because the new iPhones are larger than Apple's older smartphones, the company has added several new features to the case, in addition to the credit card and ID slots in the older versions.Now, the iPhone snaps into a soft-touch shell inside the case. The shell can be quickly removed from the...

Apple Watch Marketing Page Updated With 'Timekeeping', 'New Ways to Connect', 'Health and Fitness' Pages

Wednesday November 26, 2014 2:38 pm PST by Jordan Golson
The marketing website for the Apple Watch has been updated (via 9to5Mac) with additional details about how it functions as a watch, new ways that wearers will communicate, as well as more about the watch's health and fitness features.Apple's marketing team has also added new animations to the site, showing how the Apple Watch will move between screens and how some of the apps will work. Much of ...

'Iconic' Coffee Table Book Updated With More Photos, Special Edition w/Pulsing LED Sleep Light

Wednesday November 26, 2014 10:32 am PST by Jordan Golson
Jonathan Zufi's gorgeous coffee table book "Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation", about 30 years of Apple design, has been updated just in time for the holiday shopping season. The new book includes many more photographs, with a particular focus on prototypes. There is also a new cover, and several new special editions."ICONIC: The Classic Edition" is similar to the original $75 ...

Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Friday November 21, 2014 10:40 am PST by Jordan Golson
Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines.The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field.Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features...

AT&T Offering $50 Bill Credit for iPhone Upgrades Made Through Apple Online and Retail Stores

Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:55 am PST by Jordan Golson
AT&T is now offering a $50 bill credit to customers who purchase a new iPhone from the Apple Online or Apple Retail Stores. Neither company has marketed the deal but an AT&T spokesperson confirmed the existence of the promotion to MacRumors. The purchase and financing of any iPhone model that Apple sells, including the 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, qualifies the buyer for the credit. The $50 credit...