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AppleMagazine #327

AppleMagazine is a weekly publication packed with news, iTunes and Apps reviews, interviews and original articles on anything and everything Apple. AppleMagazine brings a new concept of light, intelligent, innovative reading to your fingertips; with a global view of Apple and its influence on our lives - be it leisure activities, family or work-collaborative projects. Elegantly designed and highly interactive, AppleMagazine will also keep you updated on the latest weekly news. It's that simple! It’s all about Apple and its worldwide culture influence, all in one place, and only one tap away. Get AppleMagazine digital subscription today.

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English
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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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apple to respond to us probes into slowdown of old iphones

Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down.The company acknowledged the probes after both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg had reported the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission were investigating how investors have been affected by Apple’s handling of the situation.A software update released in 2016 began to slow down older iPhones when their batteries weakened to prevent them from abruptly turning off, but Apple didn’t fully disclose what it was doing until December.Apple has since apologized for not being more forthcoming and is replacing batteries on older iPhones for $29, a $50 discount. ■…

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‘halal’ internet means more control in iran after unrest

Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran.Threatening to kill Jason Rezaian in front of his wife, Yeganeh, the 20 agents in the July 2014 raid tore through their belongings and rifled through drawers, clothes and valuables for an hour.But perhaps their most eagerly sought target wasn’t exactly inside the house: They forced the couple to hand over the passwords to their email and social media profiles. That raid demonstrated how much of a threat Iran’s theocratic government sees in the internet. It has long sought to strictly control cyberspace and social media — and, thereby, the flow of information to the public. But the Islamic Republic’s relationship with the world wide web is far more…

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medical marvels

Technological advancements are in every part of our lives, including the medical field. X-rays once made on film now are digital and can be transmitted anywhere in seconds. The amount of oxygen in one’s blood can be measured by sliding a soft, thimble-like device onto the end of a finger. A pill-size video camera/transmitter can be swallowed to give a doctor an inside look at the digestive system. Inflatable plastic bags serve as splints for broken bones.The advancements in medical technology keep coming... REMOTE MONITORING A company called Eko has created a device that attaches to a regular stethoscope and creates digital displays and recordings for physicians. The information can be transmitted to others for study. Eko also has developed a small monitor about the size of an…

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amazon, buffett and jpmorgan join forces on health care

Three of corporate America’s heaviest hitters — Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase — sent a shudder through the health industry Tuesday when they announced plans to jointly create a company to provide their employees with high-quality, affordable care.The announcement was short on details about precisely what the independent company will do. But given the three players’ outsize influence — and Amazon’s ability to transform just about everything it touches — the alliance has the potential to shake up how Americans shop for health care, and the stocks of insurance companies, drug distributors and others slumped in reaction.“One of the messages they are sending is they’ve given up on traditional ways in which employers have tried to reduce costs or manage costs better,” said Paul Fronstin, an economist with…

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striking amazon ‘spheres’ landmark opens in downtown seattle

Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos has inaugurated his striking rainforest conservatory built of glass and white steel in downtown Seattle.“The Spheres” domed structure that opened Monday is the newest headquarters building for the online retail behemoth.Bezos and his wife were on hand to celebrate Amazon’s Amazon-esque rainforest conservatory that is home to more than 40,000 plants from 50 countries on five continents.The status of the new Seattle landmark is being compared to the city’s iconic Space Needle, though tourists shouldn’t expect unfettered access.It’s first and foremost a corporate workspace.Even employees for now must make reservations to get into the selfie-worthy spot.The four-story structure from the outside looks like three connected glass orbs planted into the ground resembling a caterpillar shape. ■…

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worth a cook: making and ordering food with apple devices

Many of our readers likely fondly remember when, in early 2016, Apple debuted an iPhone6s screen commercial in which that Sesame Street favorite, Cookie Monster, used the device in his attempt to bake a batch of succulent cookies. Particularly highlighted was the ability to activate Siri in a hands-free manner simply by uttering “Hey Siri”, with Cookie Monster using this feature to set a timer. Still, this is hardly even a hint of the true extent to which Apple devices can help us in our culinary efforts.(Image: Matt Haas) YUM’S THE WORD WITH THESE RECIPE APPS Much of the valuable functionality of an iPhone for chefs - novice and veteran alike - is, of course, in its apps. The mobile app revolution certainly hasn’t left the kitchen untouched;…

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