AppleMagazine #346

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under control: hoe apple has handled it (part ll)

Last week, we looked at how Apple’s continued push for innovation can nonetheless be stymied by the company’s heavy reliance on the likes of Samsung, Intel and Qualcomm. These are all examples of companies which produce components for Apple devices but, at one point or another, have landed a place in the Cupertino firm’s bad books. Recently, however, Apple has been relinquishing its dependence on such partners by taking more control over the parts that go into its devices. HOW THE QUALCOMM QUARREL COULD BE EXTINGUISHED In many ways, Apple has long taken pride in providing seamlessly integrated products and services. It is, after all, still the only major player to hold a firm grip over both the hardware and software of its smartphones, with Google’s own Pixel devices yet to seriously…

don’t trust the tech giants? you likely rely on them anyway

If technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon face a common threat to their dominance, it probably lies in a single word: trust. In some respects, these companies are riding high. They have woven themselves into the fabric of our daily lives, making their services indispensable for daily tasks like keeping in touch with family and friends, watching TV and buying cat food. Revenues are up and profits are soaring. But they’ve also drawn the attention of regulators in Europe and the U.S. thanks to carelessness with consumer data and other problems. Facebook’s leaky data controls, for instance, let Cambridge Analytica mine the profiles of up to 87 million people in an attempt to swing elections. The social network has also had to beef up manual oversight to clamp down on the…

seattle repeals tax on companies after amazon fights back

Seattle leaders repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. A divided crowd chanted, jeered and booed at the council meeting, drowning out the leaders as they cast their 7-2 vote. Many shouted, “Stop the repeal,” as others unfurled a large red banner that read, “Tax Amazon.” An opposing group held “No tax on jobs” signs. The vote showed Amazon’s ability to aggressively push back on government taxes, especially in its affluent hometown where it’s the largest employer with more than 45,000 workers and where some have criticized it for helping cultivate a widening income gap that is pricing lower-income workers out of…

ios 12 hands-on with the new operating system

THE NEXT BIG LEAP At Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4, all eyes were on iOS 12. The staple of every keynote speech, Apple’s next-generation operating system had everyone on the edge of their seats, and when Tim Cook and co announced some of the new features set for launch this year, developers and technology fans alike were overjoyed. iOS 12, set to launch this fall, has a distinct focus on performance and device management but also brings new features such as Group FaceTime calls, Siri Shortcuts, ARKit 2 and much more. Today, AppleMagazine gives you an exclusive look into the world’s most advanced operating system and rounds up some of the features you can expect when iOS 12 is released. We’ll also give you an introduction to some…

tesla cuts 9 pct. of work force in bid to post a profit

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year. In an email to workers on Tuesday, Musk said the cuts amount to about 9 percent of the company’s workforce of 40,000. Tesla would not say how much money the layoffs would save, but said no factory workers would be affected as the company continues to ramp up production of its lower-priced Model 3 compact car. The move is part of an organizational restructuring that Musk announced earlier in the year. “Tesla has grown and evolved rapidly over the past several years, which has resulted in some duplication of roles and some job…

cosmosphere receives $650,000 grant from nasa

The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will receive about $650,000 from NASA to promote science, technology engineering and math education. NASA announced this week that the Cosmosphere was one of three applicants to receive funds after 43 groups submitted proposals. The Hutchinson News reports the Cosmosphere’s $650,594 will be used to refurbish 12 historic Apollo-era mission control consoles that will be used in traveling interactive exhibits for classes that will be offered free to Kansas students. Cosmosphere executive vice president Tracey Tomme says she hopes to have first console on the road before April 2019. NASA used the consoles at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during missions from the 1960s through the early 1990s. The Cosmosphere obtained the consoles shortly after they were decommissioned.…