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  • How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

    How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

    Hi, and welcome to my obligatory hot take on the nearly confirmed no-headphone-jack iPhones we’re about to see rolling out of Apple. I’m not an absolute fan of this idea, but we’ve seen this sort of behavior from Apple before — most notably the move from the 30-pin dock jack that probably caused a bit of an e-waste problem, forcing users and most notably hotels to… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hired former BlackBerry employee and co-founder of QNX Dan Dodge, who will work in the software team of Apple’s automotive project. Dodge brings considerable experience to Apple. The company he co-founded developed… Read More

  • Apple’s cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years

    Apple’s cash on hand decreased for the first time in nearly two years

    Apple just reported earnings for Q3 2016, and the company soundly beat analyst’s expectations. However, there was one number that we’re not used to seeing. Apple’s cash on hand actually decreased for the first time in seven quarters. Cash on hand this quarter amounted to $231.5 billion, which is down $1.4 billion from the $233 billion on hand at the end of Q2. As a… Read More

  • Apple’s car project to be led by Bob Mansfield

    Apple’s car project to be led by Bob Mansfield

    Apple has reportedly enlisted the help of long-time Apple executive Bob Mansfield to lead its automobile project. This comes by way of the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Mansfield stepped down from the Apple executive board in 2013, yet stayed around the company to work on, what Apple called, special projects. In this role he was reporting directly to Apple CEO… Read More

  • Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC Crunch Network

    Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

    Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don’t need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More

  • Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate. This is very likely to fuel speculation (which has been ongoing) that Apple will soon launch a 4K or 5K version of the display. The current Mac’s display is 5K and can be extended (in lower res) to the existing… Read More

  • Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself. Read More

  • Tim Cook to host fundraiser for Paul Ryan

    Tim Cook to host fundraiser for Paul Ryan

    Tim Cook is scheduled to hold a fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, just weeks after Apple reportedly pulled its support from the Republican National Convention. Cook will co-host the breakfast fundraiser with Apple’s treasurer, Gary Wipfler, according to Politico. The money raised at the June 28 breakfast will benefit Ryan and other Republican members of the House. Cook is outspoken… Read More

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