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AppleMagazine #331

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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues


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microsoft fights us in high court to protect global business

Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators.The justices will hear arguments over whether the company, as part of an international drug trafficking investigation, must comply with an American warrant for emails stored on a server in a Microsoft facility in Dublin, Ireland.The case turns on a law written in 1986, long before the advent of cloud computing, when lawmakers couldn’t imagine a world in which Microsoft and other technology companies store data around the world. The Stored Communications Act sets rules for authorities when they want to gain access to electronic communications.A federal appeals court agreed with Microsoft that the emails were beyond the warrant’s reach because they are kept outside…

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anatomy of a bitcoin transaction: buying a used subaru

Bitcoins can buy you a TAG Heuer watch, a cross-country flight or a meatball marinara sub. But really, how does it work?Purchases with bitcoin and other digital currencies remain rare relative to cash and credit cards. Many bitcoin holders value it more as an investment than a day-to-day currency.And the complex workings behind the notoriously volatile currency can be off-putting to neophytes. What are the fees? Are there taxes? How do you spend a currency that can devalue dramatically between ordering appetizers and paying the check?Buying with bitcoin can be as easy as tapping your phone, though there are some cautions. A look at a single bitcoin transaction, the sale of a 2017 Subaru from an upstate New York car dealer to a buyer from Virginia: IN BUSINESS…

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less is more as companies explore shopping by voice

When the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is again forcing businesses to rethink how they present information to consumers — and spurring new efforts to help them do so.The software company Adobe, for instance, announced this week a new suite of tools that could help airlines, retailers and other companies create simple voice interfaces for travel and shopping. It’s not a simple task, since a voice-based digital assistant can’t really list dozens of flight options or hundreds of products.That means companies have to figure out how to winnow down those choices to the travel options or products people are most likely to want — an inherently fraught…

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hyperloop transportation technologies, noaca, announce partners in $1.2 million study of clevelandchicago route

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency announced the names of 18 businesses and nonprofit or academic organizations that have joined their partnership to explore a potential Great Lakes Hyperloop link between Cleveland and Chicago. The list includes: Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Corp., Ohio State University, ZIN Technologies, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Jobs Ohio, America Makes, Oak Ridge National Labs, Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council, Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee, Wright State Research Institute, The Gateway Group, Additive Engineering Solutions, Eureka Ranch, The Universi ty of Akron, The University of Akron Research Foundation, University of Cincinnati SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Team, The Greater Akron Chamber, and the City of Akron.HTT, which is based in Playa Vista, California, said in a news release that it would lead the…

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new services, technologies can help with aging in place

There is nothing quite as devastating for many older people as having to leave the comfort of home because of poor health or limited mobility.But a new generation of services and technology is making it possible to stay at home longer, safely and happily, experts say.“Most people would rather stay in their own homes as they age, and technology has made that easier in so many ways,” says Amy Goyer, a family and caregiving expert with the AARP and author of “Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving,” published by the AARP and the American Bar Association.“There are a lot of resources to tap into, even for those on a limited budget.”She recommends starting with the “caregiving” page of AARP.org and your local Area Agency on Aging network (see www.n4a.org), which…

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dropbox seeking to raise $500 million in stock market debut

One of the world’s largest online services for backing up documents, photos and other video is opening its files in an initial public offering of stock.Dropbox is hoping to raise $500 million in an IPO that comes 11 years after it started in San Francisco. The company confidentially filed for its IPO in October, but the information didn’t become publicly available until last Friday (23).The filing reveals Dropbox has lost more than $1 billion since its inception. That includes a loss of $112 million on revenue of $1.1 billion last year. Dropbox boasts about 500 million registered users, but most of them don’t pay for its service. Only 11 million users pay for premium version of Dropbox’s service, a figure that the company is aggressively trying to increase. (Image:…