Apple Expected to Use TSMC's Advanced 5nm+ and 4nm Technologies for Future iPhone Chips, Likely Macs Too

While the A14 Bionic chip in iPhone 12 models was the first chip in the smartphone industry to be manufactured based on a 5nm process, Apple and its chipmaking partner TSMC are reportedly pushing ahead on even smaller nodes. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce today reported that Apple plans to use TSMC's next-generation 5nm+ process for the A15 chip in 2021 iPhones. TSMC's website says the 5nm+ process, which it refers to as N5P, is the "performance-enhanced version" of its 5nm process that w...
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Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” Debuts Friday, 12/4 on Apple TV+; Soundtrack on Apple Music!

“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” Debuts Friday, December 4 on Apple TV+, Includes the Full Companion Soundtrack Exclusively on Apple Music!   Mariah Carey  will be releasing a new single  and music video from the soundtrack  of Oh, Santa! Featuring Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, Out Globally December 4   Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey […] The post Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” Debuts Friday, 12/4 on Apple TV+; Soundtrack on Apple Music! first appeared on ...
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Apple 10.9″ iPad Air 4th Gen 2020 Release For $568.09 From Amazon

Apple 10.9″ iPad Air 4th Gen 2020 Release For $568.09 From Amazon -Automatically save $29.90 off at checkout. Choose from Rose Gold or Space Gray. This was selling for $599 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon. Stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color A14 Bionic chip […]
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Massive, China-State-Funded Hack Hits Companies Around the World, Report Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Researchers have uncovered a massive hacking campaign that's using sophisticated tools and techniques to compromise the networks of companies around the world. The hackers, most likely from a well-known group that's funded by the Chinese government, are outfitted with both off-the-shelf and custom-made tools. One such tool exploits Zerologon, the name given to a Windows server vulnerability, patched in August, that can give attackers instant...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, Tech, Fbi, United States, Symantec, Department Of Homeland Security, DLL, Zerologon, Massive China State

Google's Native Version of Chrome For Apple's ARM Macs Is Out Now

According to Chrome product manager Mark Chang, Google's version of Chrome that support ARM Macs is now available to download. The Verge reports: In theory, a native version of the notoriously resource-hungry browser might run more efficiently on Apple's Arm-based computers. In our reviews of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini equipped with the new M1 chip, though, we found that the version of Chrome built for Intel chips already runs well on Apple's new Macs, so hopefully this native ve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Intel, Macbook Air Macbook Pro, Mark Chang

Google Pay gets a complete makeover to try to handle all your finances

Google Pay is getting its biggest update ever today. The company today announced it is completely revamping the app for its wireless payment system, maintaining the same abilities as before to send and receive payments, but also turning it into an all-in-one money management app. In Google’s own words “the new app is designed around your relationships with people and businesses,” and “it helps you save money and gives you insights into your spending.” Next year, you’ll also be able to apply for ...
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A Lesson from Judge Chen on Waiver vs Forfeiture

by Dennis Crouch In re Google Technology Holdings LLC (Fed. Cir. 2020) Decision authored by Judge Chen and joined by Judges Taranto and Stoll This is an ex parte appeal of a patent office refusal to grant a patent to Google on its U.S. Pat. App. No. 15/179,765 (distributed caching of content for video-on-demand).  The examiner rejected the claims as obvious and that was affirmed by the PTAB.  On appeal here the Federal Circuit affirms on forfeiture grounds: Because we conclude that Google has fo...
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'Extremely Aggressive' Internet Censorship Spreads In the World's Democracies

Researchers from the University of Michigan used their own automated censorship tracking system to collect more than 21 billion measurements over 20 months in 221 countries. They discovered that citizens in what are considered the world's freest countries aren't safe from internet censorship. From a press release: [Roya Ensafi, U-M assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science who led the development of the tool, and her team] found that censorship is increasing in 103 of th...
Tags: Tech, United States, Poland, Sudan, University Of Michigan, Freedom House, Roya Ensafi, Norway Japan Italy India Israel, Censored Planet, Cameroon Ecuador, Ensafi, Longitudinal Censorship Observatory

A call to advance women entrepreneurs

When I joined Google more than a decade ago, I was one of the only working mothers at Google Tokyo. I spoke with other women at the office, and was surprised to find that for many of my female colleagues, the cultural stigma of being a working mom was still hard to overcome, even at a company as supportive as Google. I was especially struck by conversations with younger women who had yet to start families, but who had already decided that when the time came, work and family would be too hard to ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Japan, Entrepreneurs, Asia Pacific, Korea, Tokyo, UN Women, Diversity and Inclusion, Grow With Google, Hanna Kim, Miki Iwamura, Africa Kenya Nigeria South Africa

Apple Fitness+ Likely Coming in iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2

Apple promised that its new Fitness+ service would launch before the end of the year, and it appears that the feature will be added to iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2. As noted on the , the current watchOS 7.2 beta that was released this morning has a splash screen with what's new, and Apple Fitness+ is listed as one of the features. The first iOS 14.3 beta also had an unfinished mention of Apple Fitness+ in the Analytics portion of the Privacy settings, but it has since been removed. Given tha...
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Mahershala Ali-Led Swan Song Adds Awkwafina to Cast

Mahershala Ali-led Swan Song adds Awkwafina to cast The upcoming sci-fi drama Swan Song at Apple starring Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Naomie Harris (No Time to Die) has expanded its cast with another prestige award winner in Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell), according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Mahershala Ali to Produce, Star in Swan Song Drama for Apple TV+ PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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What Every Start-Up Should Know About SEO In 2020

When you are first starting a business, you need to think about your digital presence. In 2020, having both a website and strong social media channels is key in building your brand and getting those all-important conversions. For many start-up owners, the concept of SEO can be a total minefield. Below, we are going to look at some of the things that every start-up should know about SEO in 2020. Google Changes Things Regularly. One of the main issues that business owners face in 2020 is that t...
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Affirm files to go public

Affirm, a consumer finance business founded by PayPal mafia member Max Levchin, filed to go public this afternoon. The company’s financial results show that Affirm, which doles out personalized loans on an installment basis to consumers at the point of sale, has an enticing combination of rapidly expanding revenues and slimming losses. Growth and a path to profitability has been a winning duo in 2020 as a number of unicorns with similar metrics have seen strong pricing in their debuts, and wi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Airbnb, Public, Max Levchin, S-1, Fintech, Affirm, Peloton, GMV

Apple reaches $133 million settlement over claims it slowed down older iPhones

"Apple withheld information about their batteries that slowed down iPhone performance, all while passing it off as an update,"...
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Apple's M1 Is Exceeding Expectations (slashdot)

Reviews are starting to pour in of Apple's MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini featuring the new M1 ARM-based processor -- and they're overwhelmingly positive. "As with the Air, the Pro's performance exceeds expectations," writes Nilay Patel via The Verge. "Apple's next chapter offers strong performance gains, great battery and starts at $999," says Brian Heater via TechCrunch. "When Apple said it would start producing Macs with its own system-on-chip processors, custom CPU and GPU silicon...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Macbook, Amd, MacBook Air, Gpu, Jim Salter, Nilay Patel, BeauHD, MacBook Pro MacBook Air, Brian Heater, Intel Macs, Chris Welch, Joel Hruska, Apple Silicon Macs

Daily Crunch: Apple cuts App Store fees

Apple is making a big shift in App Store fees, Duolingo raises more funding and Pfizer releases updated vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 18, 2020. The big story: Apple cuts App Store fees Apple is cutting the 30% fee it normally charges for App Store transactions to 15% for some developers — specifically, those who, after Apple’s commission, earn less than $1 million per year. The company estimates that this will impact the “vast majority” of apps, with more details a...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, China, US, Tech, Atlantic, Tim Cook, Pfizer, App Store, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Marissa Mayer, Robinhood

The Worst Passwords of 2020 Show We Are Just As Lazy About Security As Ever

After analyzing 275,699,516 passwords leaked during 2020 data breaches, NordPass and partners found that the most common passwords are incredibly easy to guess -- and it could take less than a second or two for attackers to break into accounts using these credentials. Only 44% of those recorded were considered "unique." ZDNet reports: On Wednesday, the password manager solutions provider published its annual report on the state of password security, finding that the most popular options were "12...
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How To Show Your Gratitude To Employees During Corona

The corona pandemic definitely changed our (work)life. As the government strongly advised us to stay at home, most employees work from home either completely or partially. These employees had to change their way of working drastically: from face-to-face meetings to virtual meetings via ZOOM and Google Hangouts and from a well-equipped desk to a kitchen table. For many employees it has been a big change which required much energy and effort. Therefore, it’s of major importance to show your empl...
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Apple Releases Revised Version of iOS 14.2 for iPhone 12 Owners

Apple appears to have released a revised version of iOS 14.2 that's available to those who have an iPhone 12 device and who have not previously installed the iOS 14.2 update. It's not clear why Apple has released a new version of iOS 14.2, but it may include minor bug fixes, perhaps for installation issues. The updated software has a build number of 18B111, while the original release has a build number of 18B92. The update will show up under General > Software Updates for new ‌iPhone 12‌ own...
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Apple to pay $113m to settle iPhone 'batterygate'

The lawsuit argued the iPhone-maker slowed down device performance to make users buy newer models.
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As regulators circle, Apple halves its App Store commission - at least for small developers

Apple is slashing the commission it charges smaller developers to sell through its app store in a partial concession to critics - who range from Fortnite maker Epic Games to regulators in various countries. Read More US billionaire... [Author: [email protected]]
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As regulators circle, Apple halves its App Store cut - at least for small developers

Apple is slashing the commission it charges smaller developers to sell through its app store in a partial concession to critics - who range from Fortnite maker Epic Games to regulators in various countries. Read More US billionaire... [Author: [email protected]]
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Here’s how to run any iOS app you own on Apple’s new M1 Macs

It’s buggy, it’s weird, and it’s kind of fun
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‘Peanuts’ holiday specials will air on broadcast TV, after all

Happiness is a warm “Peanuts” special, widely available across the airwaves. In a deal that will bring Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy to more viewers during the holidays, Apple announced on Wednesday that the “Peanuts” programming it now controls will be coming to broadcast TV, after all. Though Apple TV+ has the rights to “Peanuts” content, a new deal will allow PBS and PBS Kids to air “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this year. The beloved programs will air ad-fre...
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Apple to pay $113 million for slowing down old iPhones - Business Insider

The $113 million payout is just the latest Apple has made after it admitted to slowing phones down to keep their old batteries from...
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GM to leverage driver data as it jumps back into the insurance business

General Motors is launching an insurance service, returning to a business that it abandoned more than a decade ago, but this time more in step with the connected-car era. The service, called OnStar Insurance, will offer bundled auto, home and renters’ insurance, starting this year with GM employees in Arizona. GM’s new insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Services, will be the exclusive agent for OnStar Insurance. Homesite Insurance Group, an affiliate of American Family Insurance, will underwrite...
Tags: TC, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, United States, Gm, Connected Cars, Buick Cadillac Chevrolet, American Family Insurance, Arizona GM, Rivian, OnStar Insurance, OnStar Insurance Services, OnStar Insurance Homesite Insurance Group

Cerebras' Wafer-Size Chip Is 10,000 Times Faster Than a GPU

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Cerebras Systems and the federal Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory today announced that the company's CS-1 system is more than 10,000 times faster than a graphics processing unit (GPU). On a practical level, this means AI neural networks that previously took months to train can now train in minutes on the Cerebras system. Cerebras makes the world's largest computer chip, the WSE. Chipmakers normally slice a wafer ...
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Mac-optimized TensorFlow flexes new M1 and GPU muscles

A new Mac-optimized fork of machine learning environment TensorFlow posts some major performance increases. Although a big part of that is that until now the GPU wasn’t used for training tasks (!), M1-based devices see even further gains, suggesting a spate of popular workflow optimizations like this one are incoming. Announced on both TensorFlow and Apple’s blogs, the improved Mac version shows in the best case more than a 10x improvement in speed for common training tasks. That’s worth celebra...
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Apple rummages through pockets, hands out $113m in change to US states to make iPhone slowdown row go away

Arizona-led fight over battery-gate ends in settlement Apple has agreed to pay $113m to settle a lawsuit with multiple US states that said the tech giant unfairly hobbled the performance of millions of iPhones.…
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Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT Performance Marks AMD's Return To High-End Graphics

MojoKid writes: AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards today, previously known in the PC gaming community as Big Navi. The company claimed these high-end GPUs would compete with NVIDIA's best GeForce RTX 30 series and it appears AMD made good on its claims. AMD's new Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon 6800 are based on the company's RDNA 2 GPU architecture, with the former sporting 72 Compute Units (CUs) and 2250MHz boost clock, while the RX 6800 sports 60 CUs ...
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