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  • In 10-years Your IPhone Won't Be A Phone Anymore

    06/25/2017 6:56:33 PM PDT · by · 100 replies
    wsj ^ | June 25, 2017 | Christopher Mims
    It's 2027, and you're walking down the street, confident you'll arrive at your destination even though you don't know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling you to go there. There's a voice in your ear giving you turn-by-turn directions and, in between, prepping you for this meeting. Oh, right, you're supposed to be interviewing a dog whisperer for your pet-psychiatry business. You arrive at the coffee shop, look around quizzically, and a woman you don’t recognize approaches. A display only you can see highlights her face and prints her name next to it...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Op-Ed Happy birthday, iPhone: Ten years later, Steve Jobs' creation owns us

    06/22/2017 4:04:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By Virginia Heffernan
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2007. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press) Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. There are 1 billion iPhones in use, and the device represents “the pinnacle product of all capitalism,” as Brian Merchant argues in his new book, “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.” Merchant calls the...
  • How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor

    06/20/2017 11:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 20, 2017 | Lisa Eadicicco
    "If we're going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that," Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company's decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. "And [when] those two things work perfectly together in a seamless way, that brings elegance out," he added. If that approach sounds familiar — using the sleek, shiny allure of new gadgetry as...
  • Apple, Amazon CEOs To White House As Kushner Initiative Gets Underway

    06/19/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/17 | Jonathan Easley
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be among the business leaders at the White House on Monday as the internal think tank led by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner begins the long process of modernizing the government’s information technology systems. The Trump administration will shift its focus to the tech sector this week as part of an ongoing effort to keep its policy ambitions on the front-burner. Over the past two weeks, the administration’s focus on infrastructure and workforce development were swamped by former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate and the battle lines...
  • Here’s hoping the iMac Pro learns from the Mac Pro’s mistakes (LINK ONLY - ARStechnica)

    06/08/2017 5:34:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    ArsTechnica | 6/6/2017, 8:50 AM | By ANDREW CUNNINGHAM
    Link only due to copyright issues: Here’s hoping the iMac Pro learns from the Mac Pro’s mistakes (LINK ONLY - ARStechnica) iMac Pro iMac Pro internals
  • Hell freezes over: You can now upgrade your (new) iMac at home

    06/10/2017 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    ZDNet ^ | June 8, 2017 | By Charlie Osborne for Between the Lines
    You can transform the basic iMac into a far more powerful machine with some time and tweaks. iFixit Apple has broken away from the soldered mold by allowing RAM to be upgraded and CPUs to be tinkered with by users in the new iMac range. The iPad and iPhone maker's product ranges are known for being notoriously difficult, if not close to impossible, to DIY upgrade. While many PCs and desktop systems on the market allow swappable RAM and quick upgrades to everything from graphics cards to internal storage, Apple's use of soldering and how its devices are fashioned not...
  • Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: 'Are you ready to have women at the table?'

    06/07/2017 8:23:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | June 6, 2017 | Heather Kelly
    Michelle Obama looked out into an audience packed with mostly male tech workers and asked them to make room for women in technology. Obama was a guest speaker at WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, on Tuesday. She was introduced by Tim Cook himself before sitting down with Lisa Jackson, the former head of the EPA who now heads up social and environmental initiatives for Apple. Their hour-long discussion touched on Obama's post-White House life, diversity in tech and not falling down the stairs of Air Force One. Apple did not allow press into the event, but CNN Tech spoke to...
  • Waiting for Steve Jobs: Can Apple Regain Its PC Edge?

    06/04/2017 1:43:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Starting this Monday, Apple Computer's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017) is slated to start in San Jose, Calif. The conference is held annually to discuss Apple's new technologies, and software creators are encouraged to interface with Apple Engineers in labs and workshops.  Ticket prices this year were $1,599 and since demand exceeds supply, a lottery had to be held to disburse the tickets. The conference is as much show as technology, and we probably can expect CEO Tim Cook to condemn Trump's pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement. But what has everybody on edge are the rumors that...
  • Apple’s Neural Engine chip for iPhone could revolutionise Apple’s AI offering

    05/31/2017 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    News ^ | 05/30/17 | David Glance May 30, 20174:12pm
    APPLE is reportedly working on a chip called the Apple Neural Engine, which would be dedicated to carrying out artificial intelligence (AI) processing on its iPhones. The addition of this type of capability would catalyse the use of AI on mobile devices. Although artificial intelligence is being used extensively already to power digital assistants like Siri and Google Assistant, these technologies rely on computer servers to process data sent to them rather than the processing happening on the mobile device itself. Augmented reality and digital assistants are not the only applications of AI that will become important on mobile devices....
  • Apple Potentially Targeting Tesla for Takeover, Says Citi Analyst

    05/13/2017 2:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 9, 2017 | Rob Stumpf
    Could Apple be gunning for an acquisition or merger with Tesla? A Citigroup analyst believes it's a possibility—especially with Apple's huge cash reserve that has recently surpassed a quarter of a trillion dollars. With big things on the horizon for Tesla Motors, and cash burning a hole in Apple’s pocket, it’s an angle to consider. It's fair to say that Tesla wasn't the only company to appear in this forecast, made by Citigroup analyst Jim Suva. Netflix and Disney are two other big names tossed around in addition to the automaker. But Apple is currently working on a self-driving vehicle...
  • Manufacturing Might Come Back to the US, but Robots will Get the Jobs: Apple CEO

    05/05/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 04 May 2017 | w
    Apple will invest in and promote “advanced manufacturing” in the US, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday after the somewhat uninspiring earnings report. It was one of the ways Apple would create jobs in America, he said. To do that, Apple would put $1 billion in a fund that would invest in “advanced manufacturing” companies. Apple has already “created two million jobs in America,” he said in the interview. This includes 80,000 jobs at Apple in the US; plus jobs at US suppliers, such as Corning, which makes the glass for the iPhone and iPad, and 3M,...
  • Apple Q217 earnings beats on EPS, misses on revenue

    05/02/2017 1:50:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | May 2, 2017
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarterÂ’s revenue. Services revenue was $7.041 billion (includes revenue from Digital Content and Services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and other services) vs. $5.991 billion YOY, or +18%. Other Products revenue was $2.873 billion (includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products,...
  • Apple is now worth more than $775 billion — another new record for the biggest U.S. stock

    05/02/2017 12:19:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 2, 2017 | Anita Balakrishnan
    Ahead of a highly anticipated earnings report, America's most valuable company is now worth more than ever. Apple briefly hit a market capitalization of more than $776.59 billion on Tuesday, topping its previous peak market value of $774.91 billion to remain the only U.S.-listed stock with a market value of more than $700 billion. Even with other tech stocks near record highs, Apple dwarfs Alphabet, at $646.6 billion, Microsoft at nearly $536.4 billion and Amazon at $451.5 billion, according to FactSet.
  • Apple’s Cash Hoard Set to Top $250 Billion

    04/30/2017 12:21:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/2017 | Tripp Mickle
    In its quarterly results on Tuesday, Apple Inc. likely will report that its cash hoard has topped a quarter of a trillion dollars, an unrivaled milestone for a private corporation that raises a question: Why would any company want to hold that much money? Apple has added to its pile at a blistering pace, doubling it in just over four-and-a-half years. In the last three months of 2016 it wracked up new cash at a rate of about $3.6 million an hour. Its current total, not accounting for debt, exceeds the market values of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and that of...
  • Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it (Merriam-Webster hates Apple?)

    04/30/2017 10:55:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 63 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Gareth Corfield
    Offended? Go hassle Merriam-Webster, not us Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. So says American dictionary Merriam-Webster.The American lexicologists added the term of endearment to their tome yesterday, a mere 72 years after its first recorded use in the English language.Helpfully, and entirely non-inflammatorily, Merriam-Webster's people gave two examples of "sheeple" being used in a sentence. The first was a fairly neutral example of a farmer being rude to his neighbours. The second... well, here it is for your amusement/enragement (delete as appropriate):Apple's debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone – an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell...
  • Nasty Mac malware bypasses Gatekeeper, undetectable by most antivirus apps

    04/28/2017 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | April 28, 2017 | By Ben Lovejoy
    We learned recently that macOS malware grew by 744% last year, though most of it fell into the less-worrying category of adware. However, a newly-discovered piece of malware (via Reddit) falls into the ‘seriously nasty’ category – able to spy on all your Internet usage, including use of secure websites.Security researchers at CheckPoint found something they’ve labelled OSX/Dok, which manages to go undetected by Gatekeeper and stops users doing anything on their Mac until they accept a fake OS X update … OSX/Dok does rely on a phishing attack as its initial way in. Victims are sent an email claiming to...
  • Terry Gou in apparent White House meeting with Trump (Many thousands of possible jobs)

    04/27/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The China Post ^ | April 28, 2017 | Staff
    Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The billionaire Taiwanese tech mogul refused to confirm meeting Trump, telling reporters in English: "My memory is not good; maybe I already forgot," according to the Central News Agency. White House officials did not respond immediately to questions regarding the reported meeting. Rumors of a possible meet between Gou and Trump surfaced Thursday when the Nikkei Asian Review quoted unnamed sources familiar with the plan. That report also indicated that Gou met with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in late...
  • Apple Wins Free Speech Award After China Censorship | China Uncensored

    04/25/2017 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    China Uncensored via YouTube ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris Chapel
    Video at link.
  • Silicon Valley's Tech Entrepreneurs Are Crafting Their Own 'Constitution' On Google Docs

    04/19/2017 5:10:04 AM PDT · by Fedora · 45 replies
    Business Insider via Inc. ^ | 04/18/2017 | Melia Robinson
    Speaking before a crowd at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club on April 14, Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said he's spoken to hundreds of tech leaders and investors about creating a set of core values that all tech companies can get behind.There's a Google Doc where the big names in Silicon Valley, whom Altman would not reveal, have been drafting a statement that outlines the tech industry's position on a number of social, economic, and political issues. The document does not have a title or known release date."We're trying to basically figure out, can we come up with...