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AppleMagazine #339

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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IN THIS ISSUE

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battle ready: big leaguers logging long hours on fortnite

David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes.Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second base? Who’s the Ninja on Phil Hughes’Twitter feed? What’s with Derek Fisher and llamas?Just like gamers everywhere, major leaguers have fallen hard for the Fortnite craze. And while it’s not how John McGraw would teach teamwork, Port-a-Forts and Slurp Juice may be the biggest thing bonding some big leaguers. “We play all day, every day,” Springer said.Fortnite Battle Royale is perhaps the world’s most popular video game, and baseball players are among its most voracious players. The game…

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musk’s la transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system.The Los Angeles Times reports that members of the council’s public works committee said last week they wanted to approve any proposal that could help untangle the city’s notorious traffic.In addition to his Tesla electric car and SpaceX rocket launch businesses, Musk has created a company to bore transportation tunnels.He envisions motorists’ vehicles being lowered by elevators into tunnels and onto electric sleds that whisk them along to destinations.The proposed exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act review still requires approval by the full City Council, amid concerns about rushing into the project without the analysis. ■…

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youtube overhauls kids’ app after complaints about content

YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch.The updates that begin rolling out Thursday are a response to complaints that the YouTube Kids app has repeatedly failed to filter out disturbing content.Google-owned YouTube launched the toddler-oriented app in 2015. It has described it as a “safer” experience than the regular YouTube video-sharing service for finding “Peppa Pig” episodes or watching user-generated videos of people unboxing toys, teaching guitar lessons or experimenting with science. In order to meet U.S. child privacy rules, Google says it bans kids under 13 from using its core video service. But its official terms of agreement are largely ignored by tens of millions of children and their families…

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after facebook scrutiny, is google next?

Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next.Advertising and privacy experts say a backlash is inevitable against a “Wild West” internet that has escaped scrutiny before. There continues to be a steady barrage of new examples where unsuspecting advertisers had their brands associated with extremist content on major platforms. In the latest discovery, CNN reported that it found more than 300 retail brands, government agencies…

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twitter is profitable again in 1st quarter, grows overseas

Twitter, driven by strong growth overseas, swung to a profit during the first quarter of the year, its second profitable quarter ever after a strong finish last year.But the company’s stock tumbled more than 6 percent when the market opened, reversing premarket gains.For the three months ended March 31, Twitter Inc. earned $61 million, or 8 cents per share. A year earlier the San Francisco company lost $61.6 million, or 9 cents per share.Removing certain items, earnings were 16 cents per share. That’s 4 cents better than what analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research expected. Revenue increased sharply to $664.9 million from $548.3 million, bolstered by a 53 percent jump in international revenue. The performance easily beat the $609.9 million in revenue that analysts projected. Daily active users…

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ios 12 and the future of apple

(Image: Prince Studio) iOS 12 WILL BE APPLE’S BEST OS YET For software developers around the world, WWDC is one of the most exciting times of the year. Not only do the brains behind some of our favorite apps get together in one room to share their knowledge and have some fun, but they get to see what’s coming next for iOS and macOS.With concepts making us hungrier than ever for more information about iOS 12, we’ve delved deeper and pulled together everything we expect to see at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference. How to fix the iPhone’s letter “i” glitch PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS WILL MAKE iOS EVEN MORE RELIABLE Even the biggest Apple aficionados would admit that 2017 was a rough year. Starting out with the ‘appageddon’,…

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