AppleMagazine #365

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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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popularity: ups & downs of a tech giant

THE CUPERTINO FIRM IS STILL A MAJOR FORCE As unthinkable as it may have been at one point, 2018 has seen chatter among observers both inside and outside the tech industry on the subject of whether Apple remains as exciting or as innovating a force as it once was. Is there, then, genuine room for concern, or could the Californian giant’s finest days still be ahead of it? Apple has, of course, released all manner of dynamic and often genre-defining products over the past decade or so, including the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro. But are the noises that have long been made in the era of current CEO Tim Cook about Apple’s supposedly waning pioneering verve become too loud to ignore? Yes, Apple’s track record of success in recent years is incomparable.…

melinda gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined a global initiative working to ensure frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality will help, not hurt the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The effort to build so-called “digital ecosystems” by the Gates Foundation-supported Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development was showcased at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank last week in Bali, Indonesia. Among the leaders in the Pathways initiative is Sri Mulyani Indrawati, finance minister in Indonesia, where…

1st us public holocaust memorial merges past with new tech

In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called “Six Million Jewish Martyrs” was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when the Nazis invaded Warsaw. It was commissioned by a group of Philadelphia-area Holocaust survivors and Jewish civic leaders. The sculpture, which depicts images of resistance, innocence and faith, has sat unchanged on its perch along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway ever since. Now, after more than half a century, the Holocaust Memorial Plaza has been expanded and enhanced to focus on both remembrance and education. With new displays and an interactive app, visitors can hear testimonies from survivors, liberators and witnesses associated with the Philadelphia community. The new plaza opened…

iphone xr: an entry-level model to break records

AN AFFORDABLE iPHONE FLAGSHIP When Apple unveiled a trio of new iPhones last month, it was the XR that generated the biggest response. A brand new model with a stunning new design, the XR is considered as a “low cost” version of last year’s iPhone X, but with all of the biggest features we have come to know and love, including facial recognition and Face ID, a stunning all-glass display, and the fastest and most powerful smartphone chip ever included in an iPhone. As the new device gets ready to launch to the public, we take a closer look at the new iPhone XR and explore how the model may, unexpectedly, become one of the biggest selling smartphones in the history of the iPhone. A STUNNING NEW DEVICE Alongside the announcement of the…

apple offers a range of iphones, from $450 to $1,100

Apple’s new iPhone XR has most of the features found in the top-of-the-line iPhone XS Max, but not its $1,100 price tag. The XR offers the right trade-offs for just $750. For something cheaper, you’ll need to look in the iPhone history bin. Older models are still quite good. If you’re shopping for a new phone, it pays to think hard about what you really want and what you’re willing to pay for it. Improvements over the previous generation tend to be incremental, but can add up over time — and so do the sums you’ll pay for them. iPHONE 7 ($449) The big jump in iPhone cameras came a generation earlier with the iPhone 6S, when Apple went from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels in resolution. With the iPhone 7, the front…

tim cook backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’

The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant’s commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being “weaponized” against users. Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law. Cook’s speech, along with video comments from Google and Facebook top bosses, in the European Union’s home base in Brussels, underscores how the U.S. tech giants are jostling to curry favor in the region as regulators tighten their scrutiny. Data protection has become a major political issue worldwide, and European regulators have led the charge in setting new rules for the…