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AppleMagazine #411

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United States
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues


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streaming & games: two big premieres as we look to 2020

ARCADE, TV+, iPAD AND WATCH WERE ALL AREAS OF FOCUS By now, there’s a good chance that you will be at least vaguely aware of the various launches and announcements that took place at Apple’s latest big keynote on Tuesday, September 10 at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. You will have almost certainly read or heard a fair bit already about the new iPhones, not least “that” camera system. But what about the other hardware and services covered? Well, there was a lot to get excited about there, too. Granted, you might have easily overlooked this, given that even the most cursory glance at the results for the #AppleEvent hashtag on Twitter serves up all manner of assorted hilarity about the new smartphone’s snapper . But this was actually one of the best-rounded…

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apple watch series 5: one step closer to true timepiece status

THE APPLE WATCH MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO TRUE TIMEPIECE STATUS Are you feeling a little exhausted yet, at the thought of all of these products and services somehow being packed into the same keynote? Well, Apple CEO Tim Cook and company weren’t done yet, as – with the new iPhones also still waiting in the wings – the Apple Watch was the next popular product line to receive some update love. More specifically, we’re talking about what has been called Apple Watch Series 5, which especially distinguishes itself with the inclusion of an always-on display. This feature works by dimming the screen when the wearer’s wrist is down, and resuming full brightness when the watch is raised or tapped – and so intelligently has it been implemented, that you can still…

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apple takes on netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It may be sheer coincidence that the cost of paying for both Apple and Disney subscriptions will still be a dollar less than Netflix’s main plan, priced at $13 a month. But the intent to disrupt Netflix’s huge lead in the streaming business couldn’t be clearer. Apple delivered the news Tuesday while also unveiling three new iPhones that won’t look much different than last year’s models other than boasting an additional camera for taking pictures from extra-wide angles. The aggressive pricing is unusual for Apple, which typically…

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court rules startup may collect data from linkedin profiles

A federal appeals court has affirmed the right of a startup company to collect information from people’s public profiles on networking service LinkedIn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco upheld a previous ruling Monday siding with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that analyzes workforce data scraped from profiles. LinkedIn invoked a federal anti-hacking law in telling hiQ to stop. It also installed technical blocks to prevent hiQ from accessing otherwise publicly available information on LinkedIn users. A 2017 ruling ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking the startup. LinkedIn appealed. LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., said it is disappointed in the decision and evaluating options for an appeal. HiQ did not immediately respond for a message for comment. Orin Kerr, a law professor at the University of…

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iphone 11: pro cameras and exciting announcements

Tim Cook and Co took to the Steve Jobs Theater to lift the lid on a trio of new smartphones under the iPhone 11 moniker, elevating the experiences we all know and love for the year ahead. This week, we go hands-on with the devices and look at the new iPad, Apple Watch, and the launch of Apple Arcade in one of Apple’s biggest keynote presentations to date… iPHONE 11 Following the launch of the iPhone X, Apple was criticized for pushing the price of its flagship smartphone over the $1,000 price point. Despite huge innovations, many thought Apple had let its success get to its head, and sales suffered as a result . Last year, Apple attempted to rectify that with the launch of the more affordable iPhone XR, offering the…

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antitrust regulators dig deeper into dominant tech companies

The government is circling the wagons around Big Tech as the scrutiny of its immense power intensifies. Two groups of state attorneys general are joining the fray with separate investigations into whether Google and Facebook have been unfairly leveraging their array of popular — and free — services to dominate the lucrative online advertising market. The U.S. Justice Department already has a major antitrust investigation into unnamed technology giants, while the House Judiciary Committee is in the early stages of “a top-to-bottom review” of the power amassed by Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. The Federal Trade Commission has completed two investigations on privacy, fining Facebook $5 billion and joining New York state in a $170 million settlement with Google’s YouTube. In some ways, the U.S. is simply trying to catch up with European regulators.…