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It's a 'Cold War Every Day' Inside Apple's IS&T Group

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via BuzzFeed News: A group inside Apple called Information Systems & Technology, or IS&T, builds much of the company's internal technology tools -- from servers and data infrastructure to retail and corporate sales software -- and operates in a state of tumult. IS&T is made up largely of contractors hired by rival consulting companies, and its dysfunction has led to a rolling state of war. "It's a huge contractor org that handles a crazy amount...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Alex Kantrowitz, Kantrowitz, T Group, Sabapathy, Archana Sabapathy, Wipro Infosys, Information Systems Technology

Apple Music Launches $50 Million Advance Royalty Fund to Make Sure Independent Labels Can Pay Artists

Apple Music today told independent record labels that it is launching a $50 million advance royalty fund to make sure that artists get paid amid the ongoing pandemic. In letters sent out to record labels that were seen and shared by Rolling Stone, Apple said that livelihoods are at risk and that it "wants to help."These are difficult times for the music industry globally. Livelihoods are at risk, with multiple sources of income that our industry relies on vanishing overnight. Apple has a deep...
Tags: Apple, Apple Music, Rolling Stone Apple, Royalty Advance, Apple Music Launches

How to update iPhone apps on iOS 13 manually, or set them to update automatically when new versions are released

To update apps on iOS 13, you'll need to head to your "Account" menu in the App Store. Most apps will update on their own, but you can use this page to manually update any apps that are queued up. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Keeping the apps on your iPhone up to date is important not only for security reasons, but to ensure you have all the latest features.  While you can always set your apps to update automatically so you don't have to keep an eye on them, if you pref...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, App Store

Gwyneth Paltrow shares rare photo of children Apple and Moses self-isolating at home

Gwyneth Paltrow is balancing working at home with looking after her teenage children during...
Tags: Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow

7 of the most important enterprise tech trends amid the coronavirus crisis that could make or break the stocks of enterprise tech giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Dell or Intel (MSFT, CRM, GOOG, AMZN, ORCL, DELL, INTC)

Wall Street analysts say the coronavirus crash has triggered 7 key trends that could impact big tech names led by Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, Dell, IBM and Intel. The pandemic has led to a collapse in demand for gear used to set up private data centers. On the other hand, businesses are expected to embrace cloud computing at an even faster rate due to the pandemic. In an unexpected twist, the sudden rise of a remote workplace led to an uptick in demand for laptops and notebooks. Click h...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Ubs, San Jose, Dell, Amd, Seattle, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Zscaler, Jira, Marshall, Citrix

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund to tackle coronavirus relief and other aid efforts (SQ, TWTR)

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and Square, announced on Twitter he was creating a new charity fund backed by $1 billion of his own equity in Square. Dorsey estimated it amounts to roughly 28% of his total wealth.  The fund, named Start Small LLC, will initially focus on helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic.  Eventually, the fund will shift its attention to funding girls' health and education and universal basic income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jack Dorsey is u...
Tags: Apple, America, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Twitter and Square, Square Dorsey, Start Small, Start Small LLC, Food Fund Start Small, Jim McKelvey Square

Google Backs Apple's SMS OTP Standard Proposal

Google is now backing a standard proposed by Apple engineers in January to create a default format for one-time passcodes (OTP) sent via SMS to users during the two-factor authentication (2FA) process. From a report: The standard, proposed by Apple engineers working on the Safari WebKit project, has now reached the status of official Web Platform Incubator Community Group (WICG) specification draft. "We've moved 'Origin-bound one-time codes delivered via SMS' to @wicg_, where we're working on a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Ricky Mondello, Google Backs Apple

How to email a folder in Gmail by attaching it as a ZIP file or using Google Drive

You can email a folder in Gmail by first zipping it on your computer and then attaching the ZIP file containing the folder to your email. Even if you're attaching a ZIP file, all attachments in Gmail have to be less than 25 MB. Alternatively, you could opt to include a link to in your email to simplify the process or get around the file size limitations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever tried to attach a folder to an email in Gmail, you probably felt somew...
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Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity

Jack Dorsey announced in a series of tweets today that he is shifting $1 billion in his Square equity to create a fund dedicated to COVID-19 relief. The Twitter and Square CEO is calling the fund Start Small and posting a tally of disbursements and recipients in a public spreadsheet. Dorsey said in his announcement that the new initiative will shift the focus to other causes at some point. The first  is $100,000 to America’s Food Fund — an effort led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powel...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Twitter, America, Tech, Leonardo Dicaprio, Square, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Dorsey, TechCrunch, Gofundme, Dorsey, Laurene Powell Jobs, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Parents are using Apple’s FaceTime to bond with newborns as hospitals tighten visitation rules

FaceTime isn’t generally considered a specialized medical tool, yet that’s just what it’s become to some hospitals. As medical facilities test their breaking points under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic — many offering little more than a bed in a hallway to house the influx of new COVID-19 patients — most find themselves hardening visitation protocols, or suspending them altogether, in an effort to protect their most vulnerable patients. For the sick and the elderly, FaceTime is a lifelin...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Facetime, Insider, Coronavirus

Apple to Announce Q2 2020 Earnings on April 30

Apple today updated its website to announce that it will share its earnings results for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2020 on Thursday, April 30. Apple's second quarter earnings results will give us a better picture of how product sales have fallen due to the pandemic that has spread across the world. Apple's stores outside of China have been closed since March 14, and Apple's stores in China were closed for several weeks in February. In February, Apple announced that...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, China, Rumors, Pacific

Complete Anatomy App Will Use LiDAR in iPad Pro to Measure Range of Motion After Injury

Complete Anatomy, an iPad app from 3D4Medical, is designed to teach medical school students human anatomy with a virtual dissectible heart, real-time muscle movement mapping, nerve tracer, and microanatomy models to explore. In the future, Complete Anatomy will take advantage of the LiDAR Scanner built into the 2020 iPad Pro to add a new feature that will allow healthcare professionals to accurately and instantly assess the range of motion of patients who are recovering from an injury or surger...
Tags: Apple, Walsh, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, Complete Anatomy, Irene Walsh, Complete Anatomy According

Apple Maps Focuses on Groceries, Food Delivery, Pharmacies and Hospitals When Searching

Apple has updated the search feature in the Apple Maps app to focus on categories that are most important to people right now: groceries, food delivery, pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care. These category options come up first when searching, coming ahead of restaurants, fast food, gas stations, banks, and other categories that used to be higher priority in the list. Places that are currently closed, such as shopping centers, are at the bottom of the search category list. These changes we...
Tags: Apple, Google Maps, Apple Maps

The best fitness apps for the iPhone

Track calories, see your workout progress, monitor sleep, reduce stress, and achieve all your fitness goals.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Iphone Apps, Trends, Best Of, Fitness App, Buying Guides, Health & Fitness, Tier 4, Best Fitness Apps

Apple just revealed more details about the new face shields it's making to protect medical workers amid the COVID-19 crisis (AAPL)

A support page on Apple's website shares more details about the new face shields the company has started designing and producing to help medical workers in the US. The company plans to ship 1 million face shields per week. The support page includes details about how the shield can be adjusted and cleaned. It's another indication that the face shield initiative is a companywide effort across Apple.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday that the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, California, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Santa Clara Valley, COVID

Amazon employees learn about their new salaries starting this week — and most will use it to guess last year's performance rating because managers don't usually share it (AMZN)

Amazon's officer workers will get feedback on their performance and receive updated compensation statements starting this week. Amazon groups its employees into three broad buckets of performance rankings, but managers don't typically share the ratings with individual employees. Instead, employees say they use their compensation statement to infer their ranking. Some managers share it upon request. It's an unusual level of secrecy given other companies are typically more upfront about individu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, New York Times, Gartner, Focus, The Daily Beast, Business Insider, University Of North Carolina, Le, TT, Amazon Amazon, Forte

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1 With Fix for FaceTime Bug

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1, minor updates that come two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, major updates that introduced iCloud Folder Sharing, a new Mail toolbar, trackpad support for the iPad, and more. The iOS and ‌‌iPadOS‌‌ 13.4.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. The update addresses an issue that prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participat...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, Control Center, El Capitan, Ios 13

Apple Updates Clips App With Trackpad and Mouse Support, New Stickers

Apple today updated its Clips app for iPhone and iPad, introducing trackpad and mouse support on devices running iPadOS 13.4 or later as well as a few other improvements and fixes. The update includes a new Duplicate button for creating a copy of a clip with its effects, there's a new springtime poster, and there are new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers. Apple has also added new 8-bit stickers and a Game Over poster for transforming a video into the look of an 80's arcade game.- Use Clips on ...
Tags: Apple, Clips, Minnie Mouse, Mickey, Animoji

Flaw hunter bags $75,000 off Apple after duping Safari into spying through iPhone, Mac cameras without permission

Bug that let malicious site snoop on users squashed, so make sure you're on the most recent version Independent security researcher Ryan Pickren has revealed how a malicious website could hack Apple's Safari browser on iOS and macOS to spy on the user through the computer's camera without prompting for permission.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Ryan Pickren

Apple reportedly eyeing June debut for new over-ear headphones

A pair of sports-focused earbuds could be following the headphones later this year
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Headphones, Home Theater, Earbuds

LITTLE DID I KNOW Starring Richard Kind, Lesli Margherita & More Becomes Top 5 Arts Podcast in the US

LITTLE DID I KNOW, the first Broadway-level podcast musical, released by The Audio Drama Initiative, based on the novel by Mitchell Maxwell, and newly released on Apple Podcasts, soared to 3 on the Apple podcast charts this past weekend, making it one of the top 5 Arts podcasts in the United States on Apple podcasts and in the top 40 overall. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Apple, Theatre, US, United States, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Mitchell Maxwell, Richard Kind Lesli Margherita

Don’t miss these (rare) discounts on the MacBook Air, Surface Pro 7

The MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 are powerful beasts that can confidently trade blows with most desktops.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, MacBook Air, Laptop Deals, WFH, MacBook deals, Surface Pro 7

Book Excerpt Explores Apple's 'Soul Sucking' Information Systems & Technology Team

Apple has a team called Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), that builds its internal technology tools, including servers and data infrastructure. The IS&T group, according to an excerpt from an upcoming book shared by BuzzFeed News "operates in a state of tumult." Made up largely of contractors hired by rival consulting companies, Apple's IS&T team has been likened to a "Game of Thrones nightmare" with turmoil, infighting, and disagreements that hinder work."There's a Cold War going on e...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Microsoft, Mac, India, Quora, Rumors, BuzzFeed News, Alex Kantrowitz, Technology Team, Sabapathy, Information Systems Technology IS T, Archana Sabapathy, Wipro Infosys

CNN has acquired Canopy, a privacy-focused content personalization engine, for its upcoming news platform

Last year, The Information reported that CNN was working on a new digital news service to compete with the likes of Apple and Facebook. Today, some of those plans are taking shape. The Turner-owned news broadcaster has acquired Canopy, an all-purpose content personalisation that uses human curation, on-device machine learning and differential privacy to help readers discover things they actually want to see, while at the same kind keeping personal data private. The startup will become an anchori...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Fundings & Exits, TC, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Cnn, M&a, Canopy, Turner, Flipboard, Matrix Partners, Whitman, Facebook Today

CNN preps NewsCo launch by acquiring personalization engine Canopy

Last year, The Information reported that CNN was working on a new digital news service to compete with the likes of Apple and Facebook. Today, some of those plans are taking shape. The Turner-owned news broadcaster has acquired Canopy, an all-purpose content personalisation that uses human curation, on-device machine learning and differential privacy to help readers discover things they actually want to see, while at the same kind keeping personal data private. The startup will become an anchori...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Fundings & Exits, TC, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Cnn, M&a, Canopy, Turner, Flipboard, Matrix Partners, Whitman, Facebook Today

The Quibi app was installed an estimated 300,000 times in its first day, a small fraction of Disney Plus' launch-day downloads

The Quibi mobile app was installed by 300,000 users on its launch day on Monday, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower. For comparison, Disney Plus was installed 4 million times on its launch day in November. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in June that the company would spend $470 million on its marketing campaign in its first year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service with TV episodes in 10 minutes or less, debuted o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, US, Trends, Canada, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ken Burns, North America, Katzenberg, Quibi, Disney Plus, Sensor Tower For comparison Disney Plus

Quibi gains 300K launch day downloads, hits No. 3 on App Store

Quibi, the oddly-named mobile streaming service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, was downloaded over 300,000 times on launch day, according to from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower. That’s only 7.5% of the approximately 4 million installs Disney+ saw when it launched in the U.S. and Canada on November 12, 2019. However, it was enough to send Quibi’s app to nearly the top of the charts on the App Store. Today, Quibi is the No. 3 app on the Apple App Store, but only No. 29 on Google Pla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Disney, Tech, Canada, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, App Store, Hbo Now, Streaming Service, Apple App Store, Catherine Hardwicke, Lena Waithe

2020 iPad Pro Confirmed to Lack a U1 Ultra Wideband Chip

Last week, we laid out evidence suggesting that the just-released iPad Pro models do not contain a U1 Ultra Wideband chip, including the lack of any mention of the chip in tech specs or Apple's press materials, the absence of software support for U1 features, and more. Most tellingly, iFixit was unable to find the chip or related antennas in the device. Daring Fireball's John Gruber has followed up on the situation, and he has "confirmed with a little birdie who would certainly know the answe...
Tags: Apple, Featured, John Gruber, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, Ultra Wideband

Securitization platform Cadence surpasses $125M deal volume and raises $4M

Securitization is a critical function of the modern financial system. Banks “package” individual loans, say a mortgage or an auto loan, into a group with similar characteristics and sell them to other investors. That gets the debt off the originator’s balance sheet so that they can offer more loans, while also offering private investors alternative investment opportunities to buy up. Despite the scale of the market — the trade association SIFMA’s research shows that the volume for asset-backed s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Finance, Funding, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Switzerland, Ethereum, Blockchain, Chu, Yalla Mediterranean, Cadence, Fatburger

Apple Shares Assembly and Use Instructions for New Face Shields, Shipping 1 Million Per Week to Medical Workers

Following this weekend's news from Tim Cook that Apple is working with its supply chain to produce a million face shields per week for medical workers, the company has shared a support document outlining how to assemble and adjust the shields. The document includes a series of images and animations showing how the simple three-piece product can be assembled for either a regular fit or with extra space between the user's face and the shield, and then how the latex-free silicone strap should be...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Cook, Mac, Tim Cook, Rumors, Apple Shares Assembly, New Face Shields Shipping