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Apple Says Record 2020 Mac Sales Attributed Primarily to MacBook Pro

Apple on Thursday reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, including Mac revenue of $9 billion, a new quarterly record. Apple ended the year with annual Mac revenue of $28.6 billion, an all-time high. In its annual Form 10-K report [PDF], filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, Apple said increased Mac sales in fiscal 2020 compared to fiscal 2019 were primarily due to higher sales of the MacBook Pro. Apple introduced a new 16-inch MacBook Pro...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Intel, Macbook, Earnings, MacBook Air, App Store, Macbook Pro, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Luca Maestri, MacBook Pro Apple, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16


Waymo Pulls Back the Curtain On 6.1 Million Miles of Self-Driving Car Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In its first report on its autonomous vehicle operations in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo said that it was involved in 18 crashes and 29 near-miss collisions during 2019 and the first nine months of 2020. These crashes included rear-enders, vehicle swipes, and even one incident when a Waymo vehicle was T-boned at an intersection by another car at nearly 40 mph. The company said that no one was seriously injured and "nearly all" of the collisions were...
Tags: US, Tech, Phoenix, Waymo, Schwall, Matthew Schwall, Phoenix Arizona Waymo, Federal Highway Administration This


The Pixel 4a 5G Is Hands Down the Best $500 Phone

The Pixel 4a 5G is an interesting phone, because on the outside it’s as plain as can be. But just like the Millennium Falcon, she’s got it where it counts. The Pixel 4a 5G is also somewhat awkwardly named, having more in common with the Pixel 5 than its smaller sibling, the standard Pixel 4a. So even though I want to…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Millennium Falcon, 5g, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel 4a 5g, Google Pixel 4a 5g Review


Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shed $220 billion in market value as shares tank after earnings

Apple's iPhone sales slumped last quarter. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares slumped on Friday as investors expressed their dissatisfaction with the trio's earnings on Thursday.Apple and Facebook fell as much as 5%, while Amazon slumped as much as 4%, wiping a total of $220 billion off their combined market capitalizations.Alphabet stock jumped as much as 8% after Google's parent company posted earnings that blew away analysts' forecasts.Scroll down for a br...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola, Greater China, Apple Amazon, Theron Mohamed, REUTERS Spencer Selvidge Apple Amazon


How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is teaching students to build their own robotics startup during an uncertain school year

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


Mark Zuckerberg claimed Apple's planned privacy protections could hurt small businesses and economic recovery 'in 2021 and beyond'

AP; Francois Mori/AP Mark Zuckerberg slammed Apple over its plans to limit advertisers' ability to track iPhone users, claiming it would hurt small businesses. "Actions planned by platform companies like Apple could have a meaningful negative effect on small businesses and economic recovery in 2021 and beyond," Zuckerberg told investors Thursday during Facebook's Q3 earnings call. Facebook has previously warned that Apple's proposed changes could devastate its own ad business, which relie...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Advertising, Trends, European Union, Ap, Digital Privacy, Digital Advertising, Targeted Advertising, Zuckerberg, Audience Network, Tech Insider


Apple beats revenue expectations for Q4 even without help from the iPhone 12

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple beat revenue expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter even without the boost it typically gets from early sales of its new iPhones.  Analysts will be looking for any clues about how the iPhone 12 is performing during the company's earnings call. First weekend iPhone sales usually give the company a boost in the September quarter earnings, but the iPhone 12 launched later than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, Mac, Trends, Tech, Markets, Tim Cook, Michael Murray, RBC Capital Markets, Robert Muller, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, Lisa Eadicicco, Apple earnings, Iphone 12


Google tests a helpful app comparison feature on Google Play

Google is testing a new feature that could improve discovery for Android apps on Google Play. The company confirmed it’s experimenting with a “Compare Apps” option that would allow Google Play users to quickly and more easily understand the slight differences between otherwise similar apps by comparing specific features and metrics — like star ratings or total downloads, for example. The feature was first spotted by Android Police, which found it at the bottom of an individual app listing pag...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Android Apps, Vlc, Android Police, Android Police Google


Key commercial real-estate deals and trends to watch: ByteDance data centers, WeWork demands rent

We have the latest news on commercial real-estate deals, analysis, and trends. Katie Warren/Business Insider The pandemic threw the real-estate world into disarray, as people emptied out of offices, hotels, and malls and worked from their homes. That disruption has transformed how people and companies finance, operate, and occupy real estate. Some big firms like WarnerMedia have been rethinking office needs — and some commercial real-estate deals were put on ice as financing dries up. Cowor...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, UK, New York, Texas, Softbank, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Georgia, Bank Of America, Andreessen


Skullcandy's Incredibly Cheap Wire-Free Earbuds Sound a Lot Better Than You'd Expect

Released to coincide with the news that the iPhone 12 line would no longer ship with headphones, Apple’s new $50 Beats Flex are the cheapest wireless earbuds the company sells—but they’re not completely wireless, and they’re not that cheap. Skullcandy’s new Jib True wireless earbuds easily best Beats with a truly…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Commerce, Consumer Tech, Skullcandy, Wireless Earbuds, Jib True Wireless


iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are

Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other things. The feature emerged from Apple’s ARKit, for which the company developed “people occlusion,” which detects people’s shapes and lets virtual items pass in front of and behind them. The accessibility team realized that this, combined with the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Ada, Max, Blindness, Ios 14, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro


Tesla has increased the price of its “Full Self-Driving” option to $10,000

Tesla has made good on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s promise to boost the price of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software upgrade option, increasing it to $10,000 following the start of the staged rollout of a beta version of the software update last week. This boosts the price of the package $2,000 from its price before today, and it has steadily increased since last May. The FSD option has been available as an optional add-on to complement Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance technology, even ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Automation, Transport, Mobility, Robotics, Driver, Hyperloop, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, Musk


How to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Android device and stop automatically connecting to certain networks

Your Android can forget Wi-Fi networks that you no longer want to use. MoMo Productions/Getty Images You can forget a Wi-Fi network on your Android phone or tablet with a few taps, if you don't want your device to automatically connect to weak networks. Phones and tablets automatically remember Wi-Fi networks that you log into so that you don't have to re-enter the password every time you get home or go to a friend's house. After you've forgotten a Wi-Fi network, you can still log into it ...
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RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms and Pirate Sites

An anonymous reader shares a report: The RIAA is ramping up the pressure on a wide range of platforms allegedly involved in music piracy. Two DMCA subpoenas obtained against Cloudflare and Namecheap require the companies to hand over all information they hold on more than 40 torrent sites, streaming portals and YouTube-ripping services. Also included in the mix are several file-hosting platforms. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Riaa, Cloudflare, Namecheap, Pirate Sites, YouTube Ripping Platforms


US stocks cap off worst week since March as mega-cap tech outlook disappoints traders

Andrew Kelly/Reuters US stocks sold off on Friday after mega-cap tech earnings results didn't satisfy investor demand for future growth.Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook reported quarterly earnings on Thursday that mostly beat estimates, but tepid and uncertain growth outlooks sent technology stocks tumbling. On top of that, the US hit an all-time high in daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday, reporting about 90,000 new cases.Watch major indexes update live here.US stocks finished the day l...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, US, Trends, The New York Times, Morgan Stanley, Dow Jones, Amazon Apple, Matthew Fox, Andrew Left, Alphabet Amazon Apple, Facebook Alphabet Amazon, COVID, Andrew Kelly Reuters US


How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is still teaching students to build robots during one of the most uncertain school years ever

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


Weekend reading: Triage

I reluctantly updated a lot of the technology that runs Monevator this week. And of course things broke. For instance, pagination and numbering has come unstuck on the longer comment threads. For now we’re either showing up to 200 comments at once on (nearly all posts) or else the most recent remainder (the broker comparison table, and a couple of old Brexit ding-dongs). If you spot any other bugs please do let us know. Also, as detailed below I’m going to experiment with keeping th...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Sweden, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bbc, Taiwan, Atlantic, Nigel Farage, Hsbc, Melbourne, Napoleon Hill, Trump, Morningstar


How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search

Halloween is my favorite holiday, but just like everything else in 2020, this year won’t be as festive for most of us. If you’re starved for some good-natured spooky vibes, you can try banishing the blah by summoning a ghost or reanimated skeleton to dance for you—digitally, at least.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Halloween, Ar, Lifehacks


Illinois is taking a data-driven approach to its mask-wearing ad campaign

Here’s an example of ad targeting that’s actually good for public health: In a campaign encouraging people to wear masks, the Illinois state government has been focusing its digital ad dollars on the counties with highest COVID risk. To achieve this, the government’s been working with Civis Analytics, the data science company founded by Dan Wagner, who was previously chief analytics officer for Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. The campaign kicked off in August, but the state is now shari...
Tags: Health, Startups, Advertising Tech, Barack Obama, Tech, Policy, Son, Illinois, Eric Schmidt, Carnegie Mellon University, Pritzker, J B Pritzker, Dan Wagner, Civis Analytics, COVID-19, Cameron Mock


B8ta remains bullish on IRL shopping with new acquisition

Coronavirus cases in the United States are reaching new peaks. E-commerce is continuing to boom. And B8ta, a San Francisco startup which is betting on the future of physical retailers, is doubling down on its in-person footprint. B8ta offers shelf space to unique digital products, such as electric skateboards or a coffee alarm clock, on behalf of brands that want a physical presence. Today, the company acquired a 1-year old company doing the same for direct to consumer businesses, Re:store. Back...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Acquisition, Sequoia, Irl, Macy, Maiden Lane, Nordy, B8ta, SPC Re, Selene Cruz, Vibhu Nordy


'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Eu, Reddit, Rumors, Beta


Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken by Xiaomi for the first time, according to new data shared by IDC. The report details how Apple is now ranked as the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share. This is the first time that Apple has ranked fourth, with Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung exceeding Apple's 11.8 percent share. In total, Apple is believed to have shipped 41.2 million devices in the thir...
Tags: Apple, China, Russia, India, Samsung, United States, Xiaomi, Huawei, Idc, Vivo, Brazil Indonesia, Xiaomi Huawei, Samsung IDC Huawei Xiaomi Vivo


Severance: John Turturro Joins Apple’s New Drama Series

Severance: John Turturro Joins Apple’s New Drama Series Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner John Turturro (The Night Of, Monk, The Batman) has boarded Apple’s upcoming workplace drama Severance, joining previously announced Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies) and Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, The Act), according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, TV News, Devon, Batman, Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Irving, Mark, Scott, Arquette, Dylan, Stiller, Chris Black, John Turturro


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Business Insider/Getty/Reuters Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares tumble as investors express their dissatisfaction with the trio's earnings. Apple's stock price slid as much as 4%, while Amazon and Facebook dipped as much as 2%. Google-parent Alphabet jumped 6% in...
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Apple Says Some AirPods Pro Have Sound Problems, Will Replace For Free

Apple said on Friday that it's replacing AirPods Pro headphones that have sound problems. CNBC reports: These problems include a static or crackling sound that increases in loud environments and issues with active noise cancellation. Apple said AirPods Pro made after October 2020 don't have the problems. Owners who experience problems can contact Apple online or make an appointment at an Apple store to get their AirPods Pro replaced for free. Only devices that are confirmed to have the issue wil...
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30 affordable tech gifts anyone will be happy to receive — all under $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider It's true that the best consumer tech products are generally pricey, but that doesn't mean there aren't gems out there for those on a tighter budget seeking ideal tech gifts.We've managed to find several excellent tech gifts for less than $25, including the Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, the Logitech G300s Optical Gaming Mouse, and more.Shopping for all kinds of gifts? ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Mouse, Logitech, Nintendo, Anker, Alexa, Don


Glenn Greenwald Resigns From The Intercept

Long-time Slashdot reader imAck writes: Glenn Greenwald announced via Twitter recently that he has resigned from The Intercept (and First Look Media), the former being a media outlet that he co-founded [in February 2014]. Purportedly, a recent attempt to constrain his editorial freedom was the incident that pushed him to make the decision. "Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercis...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, New York Times, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, National Security Agency, New York Magazine, Slashdot, Greenwald, Andrew Sullivan, Substack, Rolling Stone Betsy Reed


Apple sees $111 billion in market value erased on disappointing 4th quarter iPhone sales and lack of forward guidance

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple shares fell as much as 5.6% on Friday after the tech giant's fiscal fourth-quarter figures failed to meet analysts' expectations.The slide saw as much as $111 billion erased from Apple's market cap.The company beat estimates for overall revenue and profit, but iPhone sales landed below hopes.Apple's updated phone lineup was released roughly one month later than usual, ensuring that sales of the new models will first ma...
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'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta [Update]

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Eu, Reddit, Rumors, Beta


With Apple One, iCloud Users Can Get Up to 4TB Storage

Through the Apple One subscription service that launched this morning, iCloud customers can get a maximum of 4TB of storage to use, up from the 2TB maximum available without an ‌Apple One‌ bundle. Customers who subscribe to an ‌Apple One‌ plan get 50GB, 200GB, or 2TB of storage included with the service based on the plan chosen, with 50GB provided for the $14.95 per month plan, 200GB supplied with the $19.95 per month plan, and 2TB supplied with the $29.95 per month plan. According to an App...
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