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AppleMagazine #462

AppleMagazine is a weekly publication jam-packed with breaking news, music, movies, TV shows, app reviews, and original content covering the latest goings-on in the world of Apple. AppleMagazine offers a new concept of light, intelligent, innovative reading to your fingertips; with a global view of Apple and its influence on our lives - be it leisure, family or work. Elegantly designed and highly interactive, AppleMagazine will also keep you updated on the latest consumer-tech news. It's that simple! It’s all about Apple and its cultural influence, all in one place, and only one tap away. Subscribe to AppleMagazine today.

Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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Weekly
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apple, google build virus-tracing tech directly into phones

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software. That could make it much easier for people to get it on their phone even if their local public health agency hasn’t built its own compatible app. The tech giants launched the second phase of their “exposure notification” system, designed to automatically alert people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Until now, only a handful of U.S. states have built pandemic apps using the tech companies’ framework, which has seen somewhat wider adoption in Europe and other parts of the world. States must choose whether they want to enable the Apple-Google system. If they do, iPhone…

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elon musk wants you to build a brain-computer interface

Elon Musk isn’t content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that can treat neural disorders — and that may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with possible future superintelligent computers. Not that it’s anywhere close to that yet. In a video demonstration last Friday explicitly aimed at recruiting new employees, Musk showed off a prototype of the device. About the size of a large coin, it’s designed to be implanted in a person’s skull. Ultra-thin wires hanging form the device would go directly into the brain. An…

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uber to require that passengers provide face-mask selfies

Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber. The San Francisco-based company unveiled a new policy Tuesday stipulating that if a driver reports to Uber that a rider wasn’t wearing a mask, the rider will have to provide Uber with a selfie with one strapped on the next time they summon a car on the world’s largest ride-hailing service. The mask verification rule expands upon a similar requirement that Uber imposed on its drivers in May to help reassure passengers worried about being exposed to the novel coronavirus that has upended society. Now, Uber believes it’s time to help make its drivers feel safer, too. The requirement will roll out in the U.S. and Canada later this month before coming to other parts…

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samsung touts $2,000 foldable phone as a ‘vip’ experience

Samsung’s second attempt at a foldable smartphone will come with a $2,000 price tag and a few elite perks aimed at affluent consumers still able to afford the finer things in life during tough times. The phone, dubbed the Z Fold2, will include a VIP package that will provide access to fancy restaurants and golf clubs to supplement the device’s multipurpose design. When folded up, the device looks like most other phones. But when its interior 7.6-inch screen is opened up along its side hinges, it is quickly transformed into the equivalent of a mini-tablet. “It’s definitely a luxury device,” said Drew Blackard, Samsung’s vice president of mobile product management in the U.S. Samsung provided a glimpse of the Z Fold2 last month while unveiling other new phones that cost at least $1,000, but…

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facebook: apple privacy changes will muck up online ads

pushing on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices — and putting app developers in the middle. Apple will soon require apps to ask users for permission to collect data on what devices they are using and to let ads follow them around on the internet. The social network said that those rules could reduce what apps can earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network. Facebook said it expects “less impact” on its own advertising revenue than on the ad-supported businesses that rely on its audience network to promote their apps. The audience network allows Facebook and Instagram advertisers to place their ads elsewhere on the internet. Apple says the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, is designed to protect people’s privacy. It will require apps to ask users…

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control over adverts: ios 14 features will change the battlefield

With the release of iOS 14 just around the corner, advertising giants are quaking in their boots, concerned that the Cupertino company’s upcoming changes will put the breaks on their success. Apple has made it clear: consumers should be in control over their data, and in a few weeks’ time, a real revolution will begin in the world of digital advertising… OVERHAULING PRIVACY ON iOS 14 Though this year’s iOS update may not feature all of the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from Apple, many under-the-hood changes will transform the way we use our phones and tablets. Apple has, in recent years, begun flying the flag for privacy, standing tall and proud in a world where Google dominates the smartphone game. Last year, the firm introduced a number of changes…