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AppleMagazine #468

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
Frequency:
Weekly
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26 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
the promise of 5g wireless - speed, hype, risk

A much-hyped network upgrade called“5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery. What, exactly, is 5G wireless — and will you even notice when it comes online? WHAT IS 5G? 5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks — the fifth, naturally — that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network; and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. 5G networks will ideally be better able to handle more users, lots of sensors and heavy traffic. Before we can all use it, wireless companies and phone…

2 min.
airbnb requires hosts to commit to enhanced cleaning

Airbnb said it will require hosts to comply with enhanced cleaning procedures as part of its effort to reassure guests and local officials during the coronavirus pandemic. The home-sharing company said hosts have until Nov. 20 to commit to the cleaning protocols, which include scrubbing floors and other surfaces with soap and water; washing linens on high heat; disinfecting high-touch items like door knobs; and ventilating rooms. Hosts who don’t comply may be suspended or removed from Airbnb. Hosts in China are exempt because have their own local cleaning program, the company said. Airbnb is no longer requiring hosts to leave their rentals vacant for at least 24 hours between guests, as it did in April. But it does suggest a 24-hour waiting period, and is telling hosts to consult their local governments…

1 min.
ibm to spin off $19b business to focus on cloud computing

IBM says it is breaking off a $19 billion chunk of its business to focus on cloud computing. The 109-year-old tech company said it is spinning off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company, temporarily named NewCo. The separation is expected to take effect by late 2021. IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the split will help IBM focus on its cloud platform and artificial intelligence, while the newly formed company will provide services to manage the infrastructure of businesses and other organizations. IBM’s annual revenue was $77.1 billion last year. Krishna said in April at his first quarterly earnings call as CEO that the company will continue to eliminate software and services that don’t align with IBM’s top two focus areas for growth: cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Once a household…

1 min.
twilio buys segment for $3.2b as demand for cloud tech booms

Twilio is buying customer data start-up Segment in a stock deal valued at about $3.2 billion as demand for cloud technology surges during the pandemic. Both companies are based in San Francisco and Segment will become part of the cloud computing company. “By joining forces and applying our customer data platform to Twilio’s engagement cloud, we’ll be able to make the entire customer experience seamless from end-to-end,” Segment co-founder and CEO Peter Reinhardt said in a prepared statement Monday. The boards of both companies have approved the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Twilio Inc. has grown explosively this year with demand for cloud technology growing as millions work from home with COVID-19 infections unchecked in the U.S.…

5 min.
dc charters offer innovations in pandemic-era education

Returning to school in the nation’s capital during the pandemic has proven to be an ongoing experiment in learning — and not just for students. Tall, three-sided partitions were set up at Meridian Charter School to protect students against COVID-19 — until administrators learned that the enclosures wouldn’t do much to prevent spread of the virus. Now the cardboard is optional, but more than half of the students still use them as personalized organizers — taping up calendars, decorations and schedules. “It’s all a learning experience, and it’s all playing out in real time,” said Matt McCrea, Meridian’s head of school. While most of Washington’s 52,000 public school kids are dealing with computer screens and Zoom rooms in a remote learning environment, about a dozen charter schools have essentially chosen to become medical-educational…

8 min.
iphone 12 pushing further than ever before

Despite a month-long delay due to COVID-19 supply chain issues, the virtual announcement of this year’s iPhone range did not disappoint. Following months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, Apple finally introduced 5G to its iPhone range, alongside a boatload of features like a stunning new design, OLED displays, A14 Bionic chips, and MagSafe accessories. INTRODUCING iPHONE 12 Following the announcement of a new HomePod mini, designed to appease price-conscious consumers and tap into Google and Amazon’s budget smart speaker market, Apple was quick off the mark with the announcement of the iPhone 12. For months, we’ve heard from insiders regarding the specifications of this year’s device, and virtually all of their predictions and insights were correct. Sporting an all-new design that is inspired by the iPad Pro and the iPhone 4, the…