Mark Gurman Bloomberg Published 5:35 PM EST Jan 6, 2019 Apple and Samsung announced a deal that only recently would have seemed unthinkable: The iPhone maker will begin offering iTunes movies and TV shows on its archrival’s TV sets. Coming ahead of the annual CES technology show in Las Vegas, Sunday’s move demonstrates Apple’s shift toward developing into a tech- and media-services company as sales of gear like the iPhone continue to wane. It’s “further evidence that Apple is willing to change its hardware-first approach and work with third parties to boost services revenue,” said Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher. Last week, after Apple shocked investors by saying iPhone sales missed expectations for the holiday quarter, it pointed to an all-time record services revenue of $10.8 billion for the quarter. “With services a key part of the Apple flywheel and one of the only silver linings in an otherwise dark period of growth, Cook … [Read more...] about Apple to offer iTunes movies, shows on Samsung TVs
Q My daughter loaded all of my audio CDs and some borrowed CDs into iTunes on my PC. But my MP3 player is a SanDisk Sansa, which can't use iTunes. What can I do? BEVERLY YODER, MIAMI A You need to move the songs into a Sansa-compatible music program, such as Microsoft's Windows Media Player 12, which is pre-installed on new PCs. But first you need to make sure the songs your daughter copied were recorded by iTunes in the MP3 file format used by the Sansa player and Windows Media Player. Highlight a song title in iTunes, right click it and from the menu choose "get info." Under the heading called "kind," see if the song format is AAC (works only on Apple players) or MP3. If the songs were copied as MP3 files, open Windows Media Player. Click "organize," then "manage libraries," then "music." Click the "add" button to the right of the "library locations" box. On the left, click the "my music" folder, then "iTunes," then "iTunes media," then "music." The songs are in folders named after … [Read more...] about Putting iTunes songs on a non-Apple player
The founder of Shift shares how he was forced to get rid of a feature everyone loved. Jason Feifer Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Shift Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shift People Love Your Idea, But It Doesn't Make Money. Now What? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This is an episode of our podcast Problem Solvers. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more successful as a result. The show is hosted by Entrepreneur’s editor in chief, Jason Feifer. Listen below, or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. People may like to shop for cars online, but they still want to test drive them in real life before buying. So when the online car sales company … [Read more...] about People Love Your Idea, But It Doesn’t Make Money. Now What?
Published April 24, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we've focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news -- at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week's episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY). Tune in to find out how each business works, how companies like AppFolio thrive in markets that are too small for the big guys, the biggest risks investors should know before taking a closer look at these companies, which particular one is the most exciting story today, and more. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, … [Read more...] about Three Small-Cap Tech Companies for Your Watch List
The founder of PolicyGenius walks us through the rigorous process she went through to scrap a confusing name and create one that led to success. Jason Feifer Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Photo: PolicyGenius Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: PolicyGenius This Entrepreneur Shares How to Name Your Company -- or Fix a Bad Name 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This is an episode of our podcast Problem Solvers. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more successful as a result. The show is hosted by Entrepreneur’s editor in chief, Jason Feifer. Listen below, or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. A company's name is one of (if not the) biggest … [Read more...] about This Entrepreneur Shares How to Name Your Company — or Fix a Bad Name