Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part

Hexbyte Tech News Wired So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part

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Apple CEO Tim Cook presides over the most valuable US company in history.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesApple CEO Tim Cook presides over the most valuable US company in history.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSo it finally happened. Apple announced stellar quarterly earnings; investors liked them; the stock rose; and Apple became the first US company to surpass $1 trillion in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

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The annual iOS refresh is on the way—Apple has previewed it, beta testers have installed it, and the rest of us should get iOS 12 when iPhones arrive in September. While features such as winking 3-D emoji and screen-time limits for your apps might take much of the attention when the software arrives, iOS 12…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

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I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps is still not where it…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple Engineers Its Own Downfall With the Macbook Pro Keyboard

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple Engineers Its Own Downfall With the Macbook Pro Keyboard

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A titan of tech and industrial innovation has been laid low by a mere speck of dust. Last week, Apple quietly announced that they were extending the warranty on their flagship laptop’s keyboard by four years. As it turns out, the initial run of these keyboards, described by Jony Ive as thin, precise, and “sturdy,”…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple News Tries to Avoid Facebook’s Mistakes With Midterm Elections Section

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple News Tries to Avoid Facebook’s Mistakes With Midterm Elections Section

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Apple waded knee-deep into the muck of political news delivery Monday with the announcement of a special section in Apple News devoted to the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, which will determine whether Republicans hold onto their majorities in Congress. From now until November, you will see a little Midterm Elections 2018 banner above the curated…

Apple Macs vs Windows PCs: Our Favorite Alternatives

Apple Macs vs Windows PCs: Our Favorite Alternatives

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Another WWDC has come and gone, and even though Tim Cook and company showed off the future of Apple software, the company’s Mac hardware has been left untouched. The Mac faithful, those devoted members of the community that kept the company afloat in the dark days, cling to every shred of hope that Apple throws…

Why Apple Can’t Tackle Digital Wellness in a Vacuum

Why Apple Can’t Tackle Digital Wellness in a Vacuum

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On Monday at its annual developer’s conference, Apple unveiled several new features designed to help users understand and manage the time they spend on their iOS devices. There’s new time-and location-based Do Not Disturb modes; a suite of notification-management tools; and a clever lock screen feature that organizes your push alerts into tidy little topic-specific…

WWDC 2018: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

WWDC 2018: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

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Apple announced a slew of new software features at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, including an augmented reality upgrade and animojis that can stick out their tongues when you do. But the company’s latest desktop and mobile operating systems contain a more subtle, yet more radical, innovation. The newest version of Apple’s Safari browser…

Apple introduces macOS Mojave

Apple introduces macOS Mojave

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San Jose, California — Apple today previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks…

How Apple Programmer Sal Soghoian Got Apps Talking to Each Other

How Apple Programmer Sal Soghoian Got Apps Talking to Each Other

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Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian’s job was already on the line. In July of 1997, then-CEO Gil Amelio had just been ousted and the company’s stock was plummeting. To right the ship, Apple brought Steve Jobs back as the company’s interim CEO. When Jobs took over, he went on a campaign to…