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AppleMagazine #418

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7 Min.
introducing the best features of ipados

THE NEXT STEP FOR TABLET PRODUCTIVITY “You may notice there’s been one thing missing from the iOS 13 story,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, told the audience at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2019 after enthusing about the various features of the new iPhone operating system, “and that’s iPad.” There’s a simple reason for that: this year, the iPad has been given its own dedicated OS called iPadOS, reflecting the “truly distinct” experience of using the tablet. In a later interview with MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci , Federighi provided some further color on Apple’s rationale for introducing iPadOS. The executive explained that over the years, the iPad has “become something really distinct from the phone”. He clarified that iPad-specific features such as the multitasking functionality…

4 Min.
liz weston: how to choose the right health plan

When we’re given a choice about our health care plans, we often choose badly. In one study, more than 80% of the employees at a Fortune 100 company picked the wrong plans, often choosing low-deductible options that ultimately cost them more. Another study found that inertia — sticking with the same plan, rather than evaluating the options each year and choosing a better one — cost workers an average $2,032 annually. These findings shouldn’t surprise anyone who has tried to compare multiple health insurance plans offered by an employer, an Affordable Care Act marketplace or insurers with coverage that supplements Medicare. There are simply too many moving parts: what you pay each month (your premium), how much you have to pay before insurance picks up a larger share of the cost (your deductible),…

1 Min.
university-backed nebraska firm to offer firefighting drones

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have launched a university-backed startup company to help prevent and fight wildfires with drones. The university announced the new business venture, Drone Amplified, which is headed by Carrick Detweiler, an associate professor of computer science and engineering. The company’s drone-mounted technology carries chemical spheres the size of pingpong balls. At the press of a button, the spheres ignite, intentionally sparking small fires to burn vegetation and deprive incoming wildfires of potential fuel. The drones can also be equipped with thermal cameras to help spot hotspots, and they can be used in situations that are unsafe for manned aircraft, such as low-visibility nighttime operations. University researchers tested the technology in 2016 with a controlled fire at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice.…

1 Min.
apple resumes human reviews of siri audio with iphone update

Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. In August, Apple suspended the practice and apologized for the way it used people, rather than just machines, to review the audio. While common in the tech industry, the practice undermined Apple’s attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of privacy. CEO Tim Cook repeatedly has declared the company’s belief that “privacy is a fundamental human right,” a phrase that cropped up again in Apple’s apology. Now, Apple is giving consumers notice when installing the update, iOS 13.2. Individuals can choose “Not Now” to decline audio storage and review. Users who enable this can turn it off later in the settings. Apple also specifies that Siri data is not associated with a user’s…

3 Min.
automakers side with trump in legal fight with california

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The three companies, plus a trade association called the Association of Global Automakers, said they plan to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund against the administration, which is planning to roll back national pollution and gas mileage standards enacted under the Obama administration. In the past, most of the industry had taken the stance that it wanted one standard, and it preferred that California and the Trump administration work out differences to develop it. Negotiations haven’t gone anywhere, and in September, President Donald Trump announced his administration would seek to…

7 Min.
turn it up: apple launches airpods pro

Seven months after the launch of the second-generation AirPods, Apple has lifted the lid on the AirPods Pro, professional wireless earbuds for the music-mad and sports-obsessed. This week, we go hands-on with the new AirPods and explore their impressive Pro features… STUNNING NEW DESIGN In just three short years, Apple has revolutionized the wireless audio experience with the AirPods, and now a slew of competitors are offering their own alternatives, like the Google Pixel Buds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds and most recently the Microsoft Surface Earbuds , which have received rave reviews despite the pricey starting tag of $249 - coincidently, the same price as the new AirPods Pro, Apple’s premium version of its now iconic AirPods earbuds product. Indeed, the AirPods Pro take the AirPods experience to new heights, offering a breakthrough…