AAPL Stock Weekly Outlook: Smartphone marketshare growth continues, Home Depot to add Apple Pay, SNB boosts holdings

Apple store, NYC.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares continue to hover in the upper 120s - opening last Monday at $129.50 and closing Friday at $127.62. Shareholders will be the recipients of a record dividend pay out this Thursday (May 14) of $0.52 per share. Expect dividends to continue rising as the company expands its stock buy-back program, to which its board recently approved adding $50 billion.

Use notification keywords to trigger Activator actions

tweak NotiAction

Ever wish your iPhone would automatically perform actions when a specific notification arrives? Maybe not, but the developer of NotiAction has made this possible. The tweak works by scanning for keywords contained in incoming notifications. If a word listed in the filters arrives, the associated Activator action will execute immediately. NotiAction settings contain slots for 10 different notification filters, and the keywords can contain wildcards.

Hide the iOS battery percent sign with this tweak

remove percent sign

For jailbreakers, there are many ways to customize battery information in the iOS status bar. For example, different themes for the battery icon can be installed with Alkaline. The tweak No Percent Sign takes a different path and only does one thing, it removes the battery percent sign from the status bar. For anyone who dislikes the "%" symbol enough, installing this tweak solves the problem.

Organize the Messages app with a group conversations tab

tweak groupme

The jailbreak tweak GroupMe helps to reorganize the Messages app on iOS devices. Normally group texts and group iMessage conversations are listed in the same place as messages sent directly to one person. While this isn't a major problem, it can lead to confusion and slow down the message sending process. GroupMe avoids this mess entirely by adding two tabs to the bottom of the stock Messages app. With GroupMe installed, message threads are separated by type.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Nintendo, Slender Man and more

Slender Man Origins 3: Abandoned School

President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, revealed more about the company's mobile gaming plans during its financial results briefing on Friday. Iwata said that Nintendo will not port existing titles to smartphones. Instead the company plans to release "approximately" five new titles for mobile devices by the end of 2017. Iwata noted that the company's planned number of mobile titles is low because the aim is to "make each title a hit" and Nintendo wants to "thoroughly operate every one of them for a significant amount of time after their releases".

iOS App of the Week: Summarise - Talking Alarm Clock

Summarise - Talking Alarm Clock

Summarise is a new alarm clock for iOS devices that walks you through your morning by reading the weather, news and even your daily reminders. The app works like a lot like Flipboard by allowing you to customize your daily wake up routine with your favorite news sources, Twitter updates and so on.

The app is simple to set up and even easier to use. After giving the app permission to use your location you will need to pick what items you want read to you each morning. Just tap the + sign to open the list of options. From here you can add Weather, News and Reminders for free and Calendar, Twitter and Birthdays for $0.99 each.

WWDC Rumor Roundup: new Apple TV, revamped Beats Music and more

WWDC 2015

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 8 in San Francisco, California. The event will feature more than 100 technical sessions and hands-on labs for developers, the Apple Design Awards, and if the rumor mill is correct, a few big product announcements will be made during the opening WWDC keynote. Here's what Apple is expected to unveil during the conference.

Save Instagram photos and videos to iPhone with these apps

Instagrab app iPhone

Saving Instagram photos to the iPhone camera roll remains impossible in the official app. While Instagram may not allow this activity, there are several ways to grab your favorite photos and videos. Apps are now available to accomplish this task, even for those without jailbroken iPhones. Previously we've seen jailbreak tweaks such as SaveGram do the trick, by adding a Save option to the "..." menu. Stock iOS users will need to check out one of these apps to save Instagram photos and videos to the iPhone:

Use the main camera for iPhone selfies

SelfieX app iPhone

Taking the perfect selfie is easy on the iPhone. The only problem is that everything about the front-facing camera is inferior to the main camera on the back of the device. Lower resolution and worse light sensitivity is the trade off for making sure your face is actually in the picture. Brave souls can hold up the back camera and snap away, but there's no guarantee of framing the right shot. The free app SelfieX aims to change this situation by taking the surprise out of rear camera selfies.


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