AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: Record Market Cap, Apple Pay Grows and More

Once again, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock closed the week at a record high. Share prices closed at $114.18 on Friday, a day after Apple paid a dividend of $0.47 per share on 5.87 billion shares for a record $2.9 billion pay out. This makes Apple the largest dividend payer of the year, just ahead of Exxon Mobil. The company's market cap now stands at its highest ever, $665 billion.

AAPL stock news roundup and outlook.

Recent research data show that, in the first thirty days, the iPhone 6 outsold the iPhone 6 Plus by a 3 to 1 margin. According to UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, surveys in the Chinese market show there is much higher demand there for the larger model. Considering this, UBS raised its target price for Apple shares from $115 to $125.

Non-Jailbreak and Jailbreak Version of Gameboy Emulator GBA4iOS Coming to iOS Devices

The popular Gameboy Color and Game Boy Advanced emulator for iOS devices won't die! After surviving a DMCA take down by Nintendo, GBA4iOS, was sacked by an iOS 8 patch that killed the workaround which was required to install it on non-jailbroken iOS devices, but now the emulator is back in action! iPhone and iPad users running iOS 7 - 8.1 can download GBA4iOS 2.1 by simply visiting http://iemulators.com/gba4ios on their mobile browser.

GBA4iOS 2.1

Version 2.1 of the emulator does not require a jailbroken device, date trick and it works with iOS 8.1. You can learn more about the open beta of GBA4iOS 2.1, how to install it and how to add games to the emulator by watching the official video here. Remember, adding games you do not own is considered piracy.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: Black Friday, Spy Games and More

With Black Friday just two weeks away, many retailers last week started announcing holiday shopping deals on Apple products. Walmart, Best Buy, Staples and Target, among others, will be offering discounts on select iPhone and iPad models, as well as Beats products for the biggest shopping day of the year. Aside from discounts, many of the chains will also offer rebates in the form of gift cards.

Black Friday Apple discounts

According to a Thursday report from the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice has had a program in place since 2007 that uses fake cell phone towers to locate people. The fake towers are actually Boeing-made devices know as "dirtboxes" that are mounted on small aircraft. By flying around and picking up a signal from the target's cell phone, the target's location can quickly be triangulated. According to the DoJ, non-target signals are "let go."

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New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: XCOM: Enemy Within, Duck Commander and More

The jokes about the Robertson family releasing a Duck Dynasty tower defense game for iOS devices write themselves, but what's really weird is that the game, which has been available for a couple of days now, only has one review on the App Store. This is kind of shocking for a popular television show that's been surrounded in so much controversy lately. If you like religious bigots and tower defense games then you may want to check it out. Duck Commander: Duck Defense is now available on the App Store for for $1.99.

Duck Commander: Duck Defense

Ironhide Game Studio announced this week that Kingdom Rush Origins will be released to mobile devices on November 20, 2014, and SEGA is releasing the real-time strategy game Chain Chronicle worldwide on December 8th. You can see trailers for both upcoming games in the trailer section at the bottom of this post.

Retailers Already Announcing Great Black Friday and Holiday Deals on Apple Products

It is that time of year when every retailer is vying for your shopping dollars by offering tons of "holiday" shopping deals, and plenty have already announced current and upcoming sales on Apple products and accessories. For example, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Staples have all released previews of their Black Friday circulars with deals on iPhones, iPads and Beats products.

Griffin Technology Holiday Gift Guide

Walmart is offering select iPhone models at a discount plus giving away free gift cards with each purchase over its five day Black Friday event. Not every deal is available on every day, so you will want to check the Walmart Black Friday ad for your location. For example, the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini is $199 with a free $30 gift card during "Event #1" on Thursday, November 27.

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