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AppleMagazine #413

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United States
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues

in this issue

8 min.
apple stores refreshed, redesigned and reopened

APPLE FIFTH AVENUE REOPENS ON iPHONE 11 LAUNCH DAY On September 20, 2019, the same day that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were released to retail stores, Apple undertook a well-publicized reopening of one of its own stores: that at Fifth Avenue in New York City. This Apple Store on Manhattan’s major thoroughfare has long been iconic due largely to its distinctive glass cube, but it’s the in-store experience where the major improvements have been made – and it’s hardly the only Apple Store warranting renewed optimism. APPLE FIFTH AVENUE IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER Until recently, walking past that particular Apple Store’s usual location on Fifth Avenue wouldn’t have prompted many flickers of recognition in you. In early January 2017, Apple announced that its flagship…

4 min.
why you don’t need a 5g phone just yet

No 5G iPhone? No problem. You probably don’t want one anyway. For most people, it’s smart to stick with a smartphone that isn’t compatible with speedier 5G wireless networks, which are just starting to roll out. That’s the case even if you think you’ll be hanging on to your next phone for a few years. Not only are the first-generation 5G phones expensive, their antennas and modems typically work only with particular 5G networks owned by specific mobile carriers. That could limit your options if you’re trying to get the faster speeds while roaming overseas or on a rival company’s network — or if you decide to switch providers later. Experts say second-generation phones in the coming year will address those and other shortcomings. The research firm IDC, calling 2019 “an introductory year…

3 min.
facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Facebook said that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in Massachusetts disclosed that Facebook had suspended 69,000 apps. In the vast majority of cases, however, the suspensions came not after any kind of serious investigation but because app developers had failed to respond to emailed information requests. Starting in March 2018, Facebook began looking into the apps that have access to its users’ data. The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections. It led to a massive backlash against Facebook that included CEO…

11 min.
ios 13: features you need to know about

With Apple releasing iOS 13 and now iOS 13.1 to consumers around the world, we go hands-on with the new operating system to explore its new features, including Dark Mode, an all-new Find My app, a new voice for Siri, powerful new privacy tools, and much more… FASTER THAN EVER Just like with iOS 12, Apple took the time to introduce some performance improvements to this year’s operating system, speeding up everyday tasks on new and older iPhones. For Face ID devices, for example, iPhones now unlock up to 30% faster than on iOS 12, and apps now launch up to twice as quickly, as Apple has managed to reduce the size of apps by up to 50% when first downloading, and up to 60% when updating thanks to under-the-hood optimizations -…

1 min.
apple keeps mac pro assembly in texas after tariff relief

Apple will continue manufacturing its Mac Pro computers in Texas after the Trump administration approved its request to waive tariffs on certain parts from China. The commitment announced this week clears up several months of uncertainty as Apple mulled shifting production of the Mac Pro from an Austin, Texas, plant where it has been assembling the high-end computer since 2013. In late June, The Wall Street Journal reported Apple was on the verge of shifting the Mac Pro’s assembly line to a factory near Shanghai. But Apple apparently had a change of heart after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative agreed to waive tariffs on the Mac Pro parts made in China. Those tariffs could have made the $6,000 Mac Pro even more expensive.…

4 min.
how to navigate new privacy features in apple iphone update

Apple’s iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements — but in some cases, only if you take the time to understand how they work. Among the changes: You’ll be able to sign in to third-party services with your Apple ID account rather than Facebook’s or Google’s. You’ll also get more notices and warnings about apps tapping location data. The free update is available for existing iPhones and will come with new iPhone 11 models out last week. Here’s how to navigate the new privacy features and make the most of them. APPLE SIGN-IN Google and Facebook have long made it easy to sign into third-party services without having to create new accounts — and new passwords to remember. Trouble is, by leaning on those companies, you’re also opening the door for them…