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2019

Benchmark showdown: Samsung Galaxy S10+ versus iPhone XS Max

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy S10+ is on our test bench, so we pitted it against Apple's flagship iPhone XS Max to see which phone takes the crown in our a benchmarking showdown.

Coding in education is tantamount to student success, Cook tells Trump

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in front of the White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on Wednesday, telling President Donald Trump that a lofty goal of integrating a new nationwide curriculum requires input from the government, private sector, and educators.

Apple's Everyone Can Code being used in 4,000 schools, 80 community colleges in US

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Speaking at introductory remarks before Wednesday's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Apple CEO Tim Cook detailed that there were over 4,000 U.S. schools using "Everyone Can Code" materials, with 80 community colleges also participating in the initiative.

Half of new Apple's US hires in 2018 lacked 4-year college degrees, Cook says

Wednesday March 06, 2019

During Wednesday's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some 50 percent of the tech giant's U.S. hires lacked a formal four-year college degree, using the figure as a plinth for smart education reform.

Apple promises 1,200 new tech jobs in San Diego by 2022

Wednesday March 06, 2019

During the next three years Apple will bring 1,200 more jobs to the San Diego area, with some hires coming by the end of 2019, the company announced on Wednesday with the help of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Google Duplex restaurant bookings arriving on iPhone in coming weeks

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Google is preparing to expand the availability of Duplex, its automated calling feature for Google Assistant, to iPhones in the coming weeks, allowing users of the digital assistant to book tables at restaurants in 43 states across the United States.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pledges 'privacy-focused' future amid ongoing scandals

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Facebook is embarking on a "privacy-focused" roadmap, shifting away from the public focus that has landed it in multiple scandals, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

Tim Cook visits Washington D.C. for American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, meeting with White House officials and business leaders as part of his role on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, with the aim of improving the future prospects of the United States' workforce.

Hackers using stolen iPhone prototypes to probe security and develop iOS exploits

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Hackers are taking advantage of "dev-fused" iPhones, meant only for internal usage within Apple, to discover how systems and sensitive components in the smartphone function, with the publicly-unavailable variant now a highly prized tool for security researchers searching for vulnerabilities in the hardware and in iOS.

Sonos One 'Gen 2' smartspeaker has upgraded internals, same exterior design [u]

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Starting Thursday Sonos will sell a revised "Gen 2" model of its AirPlay 2-compatible One smartspeaker, largely similar to the original but better futureproofed. [Corrected with Thursday launch date]

Apple's 'iPhone can do what?' site refresh highlights privacy, usability, and entertainment [u]

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Apple has refreshed part of its website detailing the iPhone's key features, with the "iPhone can do what?" page highlighting the smartphone's different functions and services, including those relating to privacy, usability, and entertainment.

Apple assemblers saved 7.6 billion gallons of water, says 2018 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Apple has released its 13th Supplier Responsibility Progress report, and has noted that all final assembly sites for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod are now certified Zero Waste to Landfill, conserving billions of gallons of water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

'Save the Internet' bill seeks to reinstate net neutrality regulations

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Wednesday's submission of the "Save the Internet Act" is attempting to reverse a repeal of regulations by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017.

European Union digital tax on Apple, Google, Amazon unlikely to be enacted

Wednesday March 06, 2019

The European Union appears to be abandoning plans for a tax on digital services, which at one point would have impacted Apple's sales along with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

Fitbit challenging Apple Watch with $160 Versa Lite smartwatch, new Inspire & Ace 2 fitness trackers

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Fitbit on Wednesday launched a handful of new wearables to challenge the Apple Watch, led by the Versa Lite, a less expensive version of its Versa smartwatch.

Apple's videogame routines used to protect users from viruses and malware in new utility

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Digital security expert Patrick Wardle has unveiled a new software tool at the RSA Conference 2019 that uses Apple's existing GameplayKit software to help protect users from malware and suspicious activity on their Macs.

Hunter Douglas brings promised HomeKit support to window blinds

Wednesday March 06, 2019

The number of HomeKit-ready window shades and blinds grew this week, thanks to the addition of long-delayed support by Hunter Douglas.

Old iPad and iPhone games left behind by march of iOS could come back to life

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Gameclub has been launched with the aim of developing updates to classic iOS games currently can't be played on modern iPhones and iPads, both to introduce these games to new audiences and to preserve the history of gaming on the App Store.

Dialog Semiconductor expects growth after $600M Apple chip deal concludes

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Dialog Semiconductor is anticipating a drop in revenues for 2019, in part due to the completion of a $600 million deal with Apple, but at the same time the rest of the chip design firm's business is expected to show growth, a claim that investors seem to be happy about.

Online Chinese stores now cutting iPhone XS Max price by up to $250

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Two months after mass discounts previously led to price cuts on some iPhone models, vendors in China are expanding that to now also include the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.