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Apple Buys 50 Business Class Seats From San Francisco to Shanghai Every Day (mac rumors)

Apple is United Airlines' biggest customer at the San Francisco International Airport, according to signs the airline has available that were shared on Twitter today. According to United, Apple spends $150 million on airline tickets each year, and purchases 50 business class seats on flights to Shanghai every day. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai serv...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, China, Israel, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sfo, United, United Airlines, Bay Area, Shanghai China, San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport


Vizio exec: we'd have to charge a premium on "dumb" TVs to make up for the money we'll lose by not spying on you

At CES, the Verge's Nilay Patel interviewed Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who told her that when it comes to the surveillance features of his company's "smart" TVs, "it’s not just about data collection. It’s about post-purchase monetization of the TV...[When it comes to 'dumb' TVs,] we’d collect a little bit more margin at retail to offset it." The remarks come in the context of the low margins in the TV market, which Baxter gives as 6%, and how companies like his are driven to seek out other reve...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Surveillance, Iot, Vizio, Baxter, Nilay Patel, Surveillance Capitalism, Internet Of Shit, Bill Baxter, In Soviet America TV Watches You, Vizio CTO


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive (slashdot)

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, News, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Msmash, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


New iPad Pro amazing for work, but iOS not up to the job

I want the new iPad Pro, which is in a league of its own but for one thing: iOS still can't be used for work unless your job has no workflow. Nilay Patel's review sums up why it remains a poor tool for professionals who have to deal with files. ...either you have to understand the limitations of iOS so well you can make use of these little hacks all over the place to get things done, or you just deal with it and accept that you have to go back to a real computer from time to time because it’s ju...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Post, News, Microsoft, Nilay Patel


Apple's new iPad Pro is not compatible with any external storage devices (AAPL)

Apple's redesigned iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday, but the first reviews of the new tablet were published on Monday. One of the biggest changes to the new iPad Pro is the switch from a Lightning port to a USB-C port for all of your power needs. On its website, Apple says USB-C "gives you a high-performance connection to accessories like an external display or camera." Unfortunately, reviewers are noting that the iPad's new USB-C port won't work with any external storage. Apple's brilliant ne...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Pencil, Aapl, Patel, Nilay Patel


Apple is officially wading into 'phablet' territory with the iPhone XS Max — here it is compared to an iPad Mini (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this month, including its largest iPhone yet, the iPhone XS Max. With its 6.5-inch OLED display, the iPhone XS Max is officially wading into "phablet" territory. It's only slightly smaller than the 7.9-inch display featured in the iPad Mini. Back in 2012, the largest iPhone you could get — the iPhone 5 — had a screen that measured just four inches diagonally. Then, in 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which had bigger screens that measured 4.7 an...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max, Nilay Patel, Watch Apple, Xs Max


Apple is officially wading into 'phablet' territory with the iPhone XS Max, which is only slightly smaller than an iPad Mini (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this month, including its largest iPhone yet, the iPhone XS Max. With its 6.5-inch OLED display, the iPhone XS Max is officially wading into "phablet" territory. It's only slightly smaller than the 7.9-inch display featured in the iPad Mini. Back in 2012, the largest iPhone you could get — the iPhone 5 — had a screen that measured just four inches diagonally. Then, in 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which had bigger screens that measured 4.7 an...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max, Nilay Patel, Xs Max


Apple HomePod: Amazing Sound, But Not for Everybody

A slew of reviews for Apple's new smart speaker HomePod dropped on Tuesday, and they all come to the same conclusion: It's good -- if you can afford it and only use Apple products such as the iPhone and services such as Apple Music. Universal praise of the HomePod, which will be available Friday for $349, was about its sound quality, with reviewers saying it is by far the best-sounding speaker in the market. Apple has marketed the HomePod as a smart "musicologist" for the home since it was reve...
Tags: Apple, Siri, New York Times, Amazon Echo, Nilay Patel, Brian X Chen, San Jose Since, Worldwide Developers Conference, Google Home, HomePod


The HomePod lets anyone in your house listen to text messages from your iPhone

Reviews of Apple's HomePod smart speaker have pointed out a disturbing flaw in its accompanying Siri software. Siri is unable to differentiate between voices and anyone can prompt the HomePod to texts out loud from an iPhone connected to the same WiFi network. While Apple markets the HomePod for its audio ability, smart speaker competitors such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have superior AI assistant abilities in Alexa and Google Assistant.  Apple's new HomePod smart speaker appears to have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Patel, Nilay Patel, Google Home, HomePod


The HomePod lets anyone listen to text messages from your iPhone

Reviews of Apple's HomePod smart speaker have pointed out a disturbing flaw in its accompanying Siri software. Siri is unable to differentiate between voices and anyone can prompt the HomePod to texts out loud from an iPhone connected to the same WiFi network. While Apple markets the HomePod for its audio ability, smart speaker competitors such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have superior AI assistant abilities in Alexa and Google Assistant.  Apple's new HomePod smart speaker appears to have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Patel, Nilay Patel, Google Home


Early reviews are in for Apple's new $350 Echo competitor, the HomePod — and it's getting destroyed (AAPL)

Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, goes on sale on Friday.  Early reviewers liked its sound quality, but criticized its Siri features and its incompatibility with Android and Spotify.  The HomePod is significantly more expensive than competing products from Amazon and Google.  People who pre-ordered Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will receive them on Friday. If you're still on the fence, the early reviews might not convince you to buy the $350 iPhone speaker. Early reviewers focused on high-qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, New York Times, Alexa, Matthew Panzarino, Aapl, Nilay Patel, HomePod, Brian Chen


Early reviews are in for Apple's new $350 Alexa competitor, the HomePod — and it's getting destroyed (AAPL)

Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, goes on sale on Friday.  Early reviewers liked its sound quality, but criticized its Siri features and its incompatibility with Android and Spotify.  The HomePod is significantly more expensive than competing products from Amazon and Google.  People who pre-ordered Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will receive them on Friday. If you're still on the fence, the early reviews might not convince you to buy the $350 iPhone speaker. Early reviewers focused on high-qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, New York Times, Alexa, Matthew Panzarino, Aapl, Nilay Patel, HomePod, Brian Chen


Burger King pranked customers to explain net neutrality — here's what the repeal could really mean for your internet bill

On Wednesday, Burger King released a pseudo-educational prank video that shows what would happen if the company repealed "Whopper neutrality," the Burger King equivalent of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services.   Burger King threw its hat into the political ring on We...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Hulu, Burger King, Pai, DON T


The FCC just voted to repeal net neutrality — here's how it could change how much you pay for internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers (ISPs) cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services. The new rule — the Restoring Internet Freedom order — would allow ISPs to impose fees on customers who want to access rival sites.   Your home internet bill will likely get more expensive soon. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pai, DON T, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


The FCC plans to repeal net neutrality this week — here's how it would change how much you pay for internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote December 14 on a new rule that would reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers (ISPs) cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services. The new rule — the Restoring Internet Freedom order — would allow ISPs to impose fees on customers who want to access rival sites.   Your home internet bill will likely get more expensive. On Thursday December ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pai, DON T, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Ajit Pai and the FCC Want It To Be Legal for Comcast To Block BitTorrent (slashdot)

Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality this week, and while there's a lot to be unhappy with, it's hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, thinks all of the regulatory actions the FCC took after that to give itself the authority to prevent blocking were wrong, and wants to go back to the legal framework that allowed ...
Tags: News, Fcc, Comcast, Bittorrent, Pai, Ajit Pai, Nilay Patel, Msmash


Ajit Pai and the FCC Want It To Be Legal for Comcast To Block BitTorrent

Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality this week, and while there's a lot to be unhappy with, it's hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, thinks all of the regulatory actions the FCC took after that to give itself the authority to prevent blocking were wrong, and wants to go back to the legal framework that allowed ...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Comcast, Bittorrent, Pai, Ajit Pai, Nilay Patel


The first iPhone X reviews are here — and they're super positive (AAPL)

The first iPhone X reviews are in, and they're highly positive. Reviewers have praised the £999/$999 phone's camera and design. But there are some issues with how apps look on the new screen. It's just a few days until the iPhone X goes on sale, and the first reviews are starting to pour in. And there's good news for Apple, and potential buyers: They're highly positive so far. The iPhone X is Apple's tenth anniversary device, and the biggest shake-up to the iPhone line in years. It has a rad...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Disneyland, Cnet, Matthew Panzarino, Engadget, Watch Google, Nilay Patel, Lance Ulanoff, Steve Kovach, Rene Ritchie, Nicole Nguyen


Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack -- Walled Gardens Will (slashdot)

Last year, when it was rumoured that the then upcoming iPhone models -- 7 and 7 Plus -- won't have the 3.5mm audio jack, The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote that if Apple does do it, it would be a user-hostile and stupid move. When those iPhone models were official announced, they indeed didn't have the audio jack. Earlier this week, Android-maker Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones that also don't feature the decades-old audio jack either, a move that would likely push rest of the...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Pixel, Patel, Nilay Patel, Msmash


Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack -- Walled Gardens Will

Last year, when it was rumoured that the then upcoming iPhone models -- 7 and 7 Plus -- won't have the 3.5mm audio jack, The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote that if Apple does do it, it would be a user-hostile and stupid move. When those iPhone models were official announced, they indeed didn't have the audio jack. Earlier this week, Android-maker Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones that also don't feature the decades-old audio jack either, a move that would likely push rest of the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Pixel, Patel, Nilay Patel


Apple's Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews, Muted Reception

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews -- remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. "I can't think of a single compelling reason to upgrade [to iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus] from an iPhone 7 [which was launched last year]," wrote Nilay Patel of The Verge. Another potential sign of t...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, Siri, Tech, Bloomberg, Sydney, Financial Times, Mark Gurman, Reuters, Dolby Atmos, Joanna Stern, Patel, George Street, Nilay Patel, Tim Bradshaw, Lauren Goode


Reviewers say the new Apple TV is great, but needs to do more to justify the high price (AAPL)

The biggest thing missing from 2015's redesigned Apple TV was support for 4K video, the new HD standard that offers about twice the resolution of normal 1080p HD. The competition had it. Apple did not. That changes this week with the Apple TV 4K, which costs $179 and supports 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) video.  A few people got a chance to test the Apple TV 4K early, and their reviews are mostly positive. It sounds like a great option if you have a lot of movies stored in your iTunes library...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, Buzzfeed, Time, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Netflix, Sigourney Weaver, Hulu, Hdr, Amazon Video, Kingsman, Engadget, Alexandra


iPhone 8 review roundup: Critics urge consumers not to overlook the iPhone 8 (AAPL)

A flurry of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews hit the web on Tuesday as the embargo lifted on Apple's latest handsets. A selection of journalists in Apple's good books were given an iPhone 8 and/or an iPhone 8 Plus to test and play with before they go on sale to the public at the end of the week. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive — but many publications urged readers to wait for the iPhone X, which goes on sale in November. Reviewers were impressed with the iPhone 8's A11 chip (Apple's m...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Cnet, Aapl, Nilay Patel, Geoffrey Fowler, Scott Stein


Twitter is adding a slew of new shows in its quest to be a hub for live video (TWTR)

Twitter is ramping up its live video efforts with the announcement of more than 12 media partners that will stream content on its network this year. The new slate of content includes live news shows around topics like business and sports from BuzzFeed, The Player's Tribune, Bloomberg, and others. Entertainment partners, such as Live Nation and PGA Tour, will stream sports games, pop culture talk shows, and music concerts. Twitter sees live video as a new growth opportunity for its struggling ad...
Tags: Twitter, Buzzfeed, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Pga Tour, Mlb, Anthony Noto, New York Stock Exchange, Richard Sherman, Tpc Sawgrass, WNBA, Zac Brown, IMG


Podcasts I’m Into

I average about an hour and a half a day on the road, as part of my work commute. To keep me company while I’m on the road, I enjoy listening to podcasts. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, chances are there is a podcast out there for your specific areas of interest. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts that you may enjoy: 99% Invisible: This weekly podcast by Roman Mars focuses on design that many of us have stopped noticing altogether. I always learn something new and unusual li...
Tags: Apple, Comics, News, Podcasts, Prison, Upgrade, John, Bruce Lee, Ucla, John Gruber, Javier Hernandez, Rod Serling, Ken, Elliot, Hazel, Bruce


MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery Life

A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life. In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as on a single charge, or between 30% and 60% of the up to 10 hours advertised. MacRumors forum member SRTM :Currently I'm powering a 1080p external monitor and casually browsing with Chrome. At full charge, I'm getting an estimate of 3 hours battery life. With gaming it's even less.MacRumors forum member Aior...
Tags: Apple, Google, Intel, Macbook, Reddit, Amd, Sierra, Battery Life, Macbook Pro, Retina Macbook Pro, Scott, Engadget, Andrew J, Nilay Patel


Apple will no longer make external monitors

Apple has given up on making its own external display panels. If you want that long rumored Cinema 5K monitor, you’ll have to look at LG instead. It already seemed suspicious that the company chose to highlight an LG display instead of one of its own during its MacBook Pro announcement, but Apple confirmed to The Verge’s Nilay Patel that it is “out of the standalone display biz.” Good notes by @jsnell. I can add that Apple told me it's out of standalone display biz. https://t.co/6t1KqQODwD — nil...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Lg, Insider, Nilay Patel


The Verge's Deputy Editor Chris Ziegler Was Secretly Working For Apple For Two Months

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Late this afternoon, Nilay Patel, the editor-in-chief of The Verge, published a post detailing the circumstances around the departure of Chris Ziegler, a founding member of the site. As it turns out, according to Patel, Ziegler had been pulling double duty as an employee of both The Verge and Apple. "The circumstances of Chris' departure from The Verge raised ethical issues which are worth disclosing in the interests of transparency and respect f...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Gizmodo, Vox Media, Chris, Patel, Ziegler, Nilay Patel, Lockhart Steele


Tech Journalist Also Worked For Apple Without Telling Editors

The Verge fired a founding editor this month after discovering he’d secretly started a job at Apple in July without notifying anyone of the conflict of interest.  Chris Ziegler “continued actively working” at the technology site in July despite simultaneous employment with Apple, a company regularly covered by The Verge’s newsroom, editor-in-chief Nilay Patel revealed on Friday.  “Obviously having an Apple employee on The Verge staff is a conflict of interest,” Patel wrote in a message to reader...
Tags: Apple, News, Huffington Post, Vox Media, Chris, Michael Mclaughlin, Steele, Patel, Cupertino California, Ziegler, Lockhart, Nilay Patel, Lockhart Steele