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The head of Apple's Environmental Initiatives division, Lisa Jackson, will be delivering one of the keynote speeches at May's PUSHTech2020 Summit, hosted by the non-profit Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In an announcement, the Coalition did not say what Lisa Jackson's topic will be. The summit itself is intended to explore and promote racial diversity in the high-tech industry, and is part of a program called the Silicon Valley Digital...
Roughly 20 developers are coming to Apple's labs in Sunnyvale, Calif., each day in order to test their apps on the Apple Watch, doing so under intense supervision ahead of the device's launch, according to a new report. The Financial Times said that the developers are "handpicked" by Apple, and under surveillance by security guards while they work. To prevent photos of the labs from emerging, participants are asked to cover up the cameras on their iPhones. Each person...
Long thought of as a soulless megacorp that treats workers as disposable cogs in its constantly-grinding machinery, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn -- one of Apple's closest partners -- granted a rare look inside its Shenzhen factory gates as it attempts to alter that perception. Image via Re/code The dirty, unkempt building exteriors hung with suicide prevention nets belied the "college campus"-like environment within, according to Re/code's Dawn Chmielewski....
After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking. In a post to the company's official blog, Samsung said that all of its devices go through "high-quality validation tests" before they are shipped to consumers. The tests include dropping, bending, and...
In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year. The announcement was actually made by LG a week ago, but AppleInsider was tipped to the press release on Monday. In declaring the "next-generation of high-resolution 8K," LG detailed its pixel-packing display technology and talked about its partnerships,...
In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp. Spotted by AppleInsider reader Ram, Apple Maps searches are returning TripAdvisor reviews for specific hotels, including the Days Inn in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Further investigation showed Booking.com reviews also popping up in various locations around the world,...
Industry watchers expect Apple to release a next-generation Apple TV set-top streamer later this year with a slew of upgrades, but the device might not support 4K high-definition content as some anticipated, according to a report published on Sunday. Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, BuzzFeed News reports the fourth-generation Apple TV will not support 4K content streaming at launch. "4K is great, but it's still in its infancy," said an unnamed source. In...
With less a week left on the calendar before Apple opens preorders for its hotly-anticipated Watch, industry analysts have begun to weigh in with their predictions for opening weekend sales figures. While these numbers are sure to be interesting -- just as they are for the iPhone -- they likely won't mean much for the Watch's future. The windows of Selfridges in London are covered in Apple Watch promos. | Via @msquinn Apple's recent history is littered with staggering...
The Apple Watch may not be able to launch in Switzerland until at least December of this year because of a patent dating back to 1985, a document from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property suggests. The document was published in trade magazine Business Montres & Joaillerie, and recently discovered by local broadcaster RTS, Reuters said on Saturday. The patent belongs to William Longe, owner of the Leonard watch brand, and is said to block Apple from...
Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be managed across all your connected devices. Since OS X Mountain Lion, Mac users have been able to send and respond to iMessages from other iOS devices, but those pesky green text bubbles from phones other than iOS were relegated to your iPhone. Now with Continuity, any message from any device, SMS or iMessage, will appear on...
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