Author: TMR Staff

AdBlock’s mysterious buyer revealed: AdBlock Plus

EXCLUSIVE — AdBlock, one of the two popular ad-blocking extensions for Chrome and Safari, announced that it has been acquired yesterday. Users who have installed the extension previously got a pop-up yesterday announcing the acquisition — without any hint of the buyer or the price it was sold for. As the pop-up reveals, AdBlock is set […]

Continuing to offer the 16GB iPhone for sale is a brilliant move on Apple’s part

The screenshot above came from TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matthew Panzarino’s personal blog, Robot Tuxedo (unfortunately, the blog seems dead). In just a single sentence, Panzarino succinctly explained why Apple charges customers the price they do — in part to fatten their bottom line, in part to offset future R&D costs, in part to please investors. Recently, there has been a huge outcry over Apple’s […]

Looks Like Apple Is Putting All Of Its Eggs In One Basket…

If Apple ever to launches an iPhone that fails to live up to customers’ expectation, the company may be done for. While Apple, to its credit, has been trying to diversify its product offerings (with the car and Watch projects), it is still very much beholden to its iPhone product line, which generated 63.2% of the company’s reported $49 billion […]

Exclusive: Apple Set Its Sights On The DSLR Market With Next-Gen iPhones

BuzzFeed News has revealed that Apple will hold a special event the week of September 7th (with Wednesday the 9th being the likeliest date) to unveil its next-generation iPhones, presumably called the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. According to sources briefed on Apple’s plans, the company will dedicate a significant portion of the keynote to addressing what […]

Apple Seems Awfully Confused About The Apple Watch’s Purpose…

Apple has spent millions, or even billions, of dollars developing and eventually producing the Apple Watch. But just don’t ask the company what the purpose of the Apple Watch is… because it doesn’t seem to know. Internally, the reason to sell the Apple Watch (in fact, one of the major things that justified the Apple […]

Exclusive: Anti-Facebook Social Networking Site Ello Is In Deep Trouble

Ello, the ad-free social networking site, may not exist for much longer in its current form, The Michael Report has exclusively learned after talking to several people (including investors) familiar with Ello’s current situation and future plans. Launched with great fanfare in August last year after being billed as the “anti-Facebook competitor” by the press, the company […]

What China Means For The Gold Apple Watch, In One Word: Everything

Yesterday, we said not to focus too much on the gold Apple Watch (officially called the “Collection Edition”) the company is due to announce in a couple of hours for one main reason: you most probably can’t afford it. Instead, Apple wants you to focus on the other (more affordable) editions, so that even if the company […]

This Is The Real Reason Why Apple Doesn’t Want You To Focus On The Gold Watch’s Pricing

This coming Monday, March the 9th, Apple is expected to reveal more information about the Apple Watch in their “Spring Forward” event. The Michael Report previously reported that Apple also plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event after talking to multiple sources… but if you’re more interested in the Apple Watch bit, then you’re […]

EXCLUSIVE: The Haunting Tale Behind Why Samsung’s Profits Fell By More Than 1/4

It only took Samsung three years to produce a phone worthy of competing with the de facto smartphone at the time: the iPhone 3G. In 2010, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S to much fanfare, with specifications worthy of competing with Apple’s iPhone toe to toe. For a couple years, everything at Samsung’s mobile division […]