Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

Good morning and congratulations on making it through another week. I had been planning on writing about some of the issues I had while writing my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review — specifically my bafflement that Samsung is once again asking reviewers like me to be beta testers. It’s inconceivable that the company didn’t realize there were issues … Read more

Don’t cancel your Apple TV Plus trial until it’s almost over

Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus launches today, and Apple has a pretty slick limited time deal: buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac, and you’ll get a free one-year trial of the company’s fledgling streaming service. But there’s a catch: claiming the free trial automatically signs … Read more

Don’t Worry About Apple’s AirPods Share Loss

In late 2016, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones — the company’s first without a dedicated headphone jack. At the same time, the company announced AirPods, which represented Apple’s take on wireless earbuds. Despite some of the hand-wringing around the removal of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7-series smartphones, those devices drove … Read more

Weekly poll results: second screens are loved, as long as they don’t cost too much

Dual screens are a potential solution to the selfie camera craziness – no notches, holes, sliders, pop-ups and so on, just use the rear camera and the second display as a viewfinder. In last week’s poll dual screens proved more popular than foldable phones. Even a small second screen is fine, though there’s a clear … Read more

Top Apple executive on Amazon Echo: ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say…’

Getty Images Phil Schiller, Apple A top Apple executive revealed he is not a fan of either Amazon’s Echo or Google Home’s speakers, amid speculation that the company could be releasing its own rival product. In a recent interview with Gadgets 360, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, took a dig at … Read more

Don’t write off REITs, especially this unsexy sector

They have been the lump of coal in the Trump rally’s equity gift bag: real estate investment trusts. Investors, however, may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses. These nondescript buildings may be the least sexy sector in real estate, but demand for them is outstripping supply, and … Read more

Mohamed El-Erian: Don’t underestimate the Fed

Next year could see the Federal Reserve become more strategic and hawkish about rate hikes contrary to many analysts’ and investors’ expectations, Allianz’s chief economic advisor, Mohamed El-Erian, told CNBC. “For the first time in a very long time, I think the market is underestimating how much the Fed will actually hike,” El-Erian said Wednesday … Read more

Wall Street holiday parties are back…but don’t tell anyone

Source: The Great Gatsby | Warner Bros. Scene from “The Great Gatsby.” Wall Street holiday parties this year took place in luxury venues like the Waldorf Astoria, featured women dressed as glowing angels, and had fine wine, scotch and bourbon on hand. But organizers of the soirées, conscious of tighter budgets and public scrutiny, are … Read more

Philippines president to US: ‘We don’t need you…Prepare to leave’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for the eventual repeal of a military deal that allows Washington to deploy troops and equipment for exercises in the country. Duterte also said the Philippines can survive “without American money” after a U.S. aid agency put on hold a decision to fund … Read more

Trader Talk: Yellen tries to convince the world more rate hikes are warranted, but don’t worry too much

Yellen: Fed is not behind the curve  15 Hours Ago | 02:10 Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is trying to pull off a neat trick: Convincing the world that more rate hikes were warranted while not rocking the markets too much. The Fed had a delicate balancing act, which includes acknowledging the following: 1) That the … Read more