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AppleMagazine #433

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United States
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
what t-mobile takeover of sprint means for you

T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint could mean higher or lower phone bills, depending on whom you ask. A federal judge in New York ultimately took T-Mobile’s track record of aggressive competition into account in ruling Tuesday that the deal would be good for consumers. In doing so, he rejected a challenge by a group of states worried about reduced competition. Though the deal still needs a few more approvals, T-Mobile expects to close it as early as April 1. Here’s what a combined T-Mobile-Sprint company could mean for you and your phone bill: FOR MOST T-MOBILE AND SPRINT CUSTOMERS Sprint customers will get a T-Mobile bill, but that transition may take a few years. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you might not see many changes. However, because the goal of the takeover…

3 min.
us lets autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles that were designed without any accommodations for human drivers. That means no side and rear-view mirrors, windshield wipers, steering wheels or brake pedals. The vehicles previously were subject to federal standards for low-speed vehicles that travel under 25 miles per hour. Those didn’t need to have steering wheels, brake pedals or human backup drivers, but were required to have windshield wipers, backup camera displays and mirrors. Nuro’s battery-powered vehicles can be monitored and controlled…

3 min.
uber loses $1.1b investing in food delivery, driverless cars

Uber is still losing money as it expands its food delivery business and develops technology for driverless cars. But revenue for its rides business nearly tripled in the final three months of last year as the company picked up more passengers around the world. That prompted it to say it will turn a profit earlier than it expected. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant lost $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, about 24% more than the same time last year. The loss amounted to 64 cents per share, which was slightly better than what analysts were expecting. Analysts polled by FactSet predicted Uber would lose $1.18 billion, or 67 cents per share, during the quarter. Uber brought in $4.1 billion in revenue, up 37% from a year ago. Its revenue grew around…

1 min.
new twitter tool links users to accurate census information

Twitter has rolled out a new tool to help users find accurate information about this year’s U.S. Census. People who search for census-related terms will automatically see a link to the federal government’s census website, which contains information about participating in the census, what information is collected and how it is used. It’s the latest example of how technology companies are trying to staunch the flow of misinformation related to the census, which is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House and allocate billions of dollars in federal funding. “Ensuring the public can find information from authoritative sources is a key aspect of our commitment to serve the public conversation on Twitter,” the company said this week in a statement announcing the change. False claims about the census could skew the results if…

7 min.
decade of ipad: how the tablet changed the world

In 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce a device that would revolutionize the way we read, watch, learn, and work. Ten years on, the iPad remains one of Apple’s most iconic products, ushering in a personal computing experience that continues to evolve at speed. A DECADE OF INNOVATION When the first iPad was unveiled at the San Francisco’s Yerba Buena center on January 27, 2010, many likened the device to a “giant iPod Touch” and questioned whether there would be any demand for a tablet at a time when consumers were making the switch to their first touch-screen smartphones. They needn’t have worried; in the decade that’s followed, Apple has managed to sell more than 360 million iPads to consumers, businesses, schools, and governments around the world,…

5 min.
barr’s call for u.s. control of 5g providers quickly rebuked

Trump administration officials, increasingly intent on preventing Chinese global technological domination, keep floating the idea that the U.S. government should take a more direct hand in running next-generation 5G wireless networks. But the notion isn’t terribly popular — not even within the administration. Attorney General William Barr said the U.S. government should consider taking a “ controlling stake ” in the European companies Nokia and Ericsson to thwart the global ambitions of China-based Huawei, which holds a leading share of the market for 5G wireless equipment. The federal government could do so directly or via a consortium of U.S. companies and private investors, Barr said. The backlash didn’t take long. In an interview on CNBC, Vice President Mike Pence said “the best way forward” on 5G relies on private enterprise, not government takeovers.…