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Why The iPhone X Will Force Apple To Choose Between Good Or Evil – Forbes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple knows the power of being in control of hardware developed for its smartphones. Many of the advantages in the iPhone ecosystem come from the tight integration between hardware and software – the  A11 system on chip and W2 peripheral controller being prime examples. The introduction of wireless charging in the recently announced iPhones takes a contrarian view, as Tim Cook and his team join a widely adopted standard. On…

‘Pure inspiration’: our writers pick their favourite cycle rides – The Guardian

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Rio de Janeiro: ‘A lung-busting, out-of-the-saddle 20-minute grind’ Ninety minutes up, 20 minutes down, and five in between to catch the breath, rehydrate and gawp in wonder at misty mountains, tropical forest and the shimmering majesty of the Atlantic. When I lived in Rio de Janeiro, there was no better way to start the day than a morning climb up to the Corcovado. From my old home in Cosme Velho…

Books: Events for week of Sept. 17 – The Advocate

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Sunday, Sept. 17 Databases and Digital Archives: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Find out about using archival databases and web tools to research ancestors, homes, history and culture. This session will cover the recently redesigned Baton Rouge Digital Archive, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Web Archive, newspaper databases and more. Seating is limited and registration is required…

A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves – TechCrunch

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The perennial refrain of Android fans is that Apple is just adding stuff to iOS that they’ve had for years already in their mobile ecosystem. And it’s certainly true that Cupertino makes a point of waiting until it believes a technology is properly baked and the time is juuuuust right — or at least commercially judicious — to introduce a new product or capability, one which has likely already been…

The iPhone X Will Force Apple To Choose Between Good Or Evil – Forbes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apple knows the power of being in control of hardware developed for its smartphones. Many of the advantages in the iPhone ecosystem come from the tight integration between hardware and software – the  A11 system on chip and W2 peripheral controller being prime examples. The introduction of wireless charging in the recently announced iPhones takes a contrarian view, as Tim Cook and his team join a widely adopted standard. On…

A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves – TechCrunch

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The perennial refrain of Android fans is that Apple is just adding stuff to iOS that they’ve had for years already in their mobile ecosystem. And it’s certainly true that Cupertino makes a point of waiting until it believes a technology is properly baked and the time is juuuuust right — or at least commercially judicious — to introduce a new product or capability, one which has likely already been…

The Secret Message In The Apple Keynote For Entrepreneurs – Forbes

Saturday, September 16, 2017

My column today is a collaboration with my cofounder, Dave Elkington, the CEO of InsideSales.com. Did you see the headlines like I did? “Apple’s first revenue drop since 2001.” It was October of last year and as I read I couldn’t help but think, “How did it happen?” The news outlets said the drop was mainly due to weak sales of Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone, which declined nearly 13%…

Apple’s iPhone economy – Al Jazeera America

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Over the past decade, the iPhone has transformed Apple into the world’s most profitable and biggest technology company. A host of app developers, chip makers and other industries depend on the Apple economy for survival and business owners, too, want to be able to work on the world’s most popular smartphone. An iPhone is not so much a new gadget but a new technological ecosystem. It’s powered…

Apple’s iPhone economy – Al Jazeera America

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Over the past decade, the iPhone has transformed Apple into the world’s most profitable and biggest technology company. A host of app developers, chip makers and other industries depend on the Apple economy for survival and business owners, too, want to be able to work on the world’s most popular smartphone. An iPhone is not so much a new gadget but a new technological ecosystem. It’s powered…

The Apple Watch is no longer a device for the everyday consumer – Quartz

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled the third iteration of its Apple Watch wearable device. It’s a third attempt at figuring out the market for a device that has still not found the widespread success that Apple’s other product lines, such as its iPhones, Macs, and iPads, have found. Originally, the device was marketed as a notification streamliner, and a way of learning more about your day as it progresses. At…

Did you catch Apple’s nod to China on Tuesday? – The Verge

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Apple made a subtle overture to China during its iPhone event on Tuesday as part of its long-term goal to win over the giant market. During a segment presenting the revamped Apple Watch, Apple COO Jeff Williams made a quick reference to WeChat, a messaging app popular in China. “Third-party apps like WeChat work over cellular as well,” he said while discussing the watch’s LTE features. Out of the more…

Amazon Is Hungry and It’s Coming for Your Cable Channels – NBCNews.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Amazon already accounts for about a quarter of all online sales in the United States. Now the company is holding talks to supersize its video-channel business, not just in the U.S. but around the globe. In the past few weeks, Amazon has started talks to buy scores of small television channels, several major program providers confirmed to NBC News. A representative for Amazon declined to comment, but hinted there will…

How Face ID Works On Apple’s iPhone X – Forbes

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Apple Apple’s Face ID authentication system Apple’s new smartphone, iPhone X, uses a recognition system called ‘Face ID‘ to unlock your device and authorize payments. How does it check that your identity is authentic? “It compares two face images and determines how similar they are,” explains Professor Anil Jain, who studies pattern recognition and computer vision at Michigan State University. “In the simplest way, that’s what face recognition does. You…

How 17th-century literature invented the term “white people” – Vox

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the best writing on the web about books and related subjects. Here’s the best the internet has to offer for the week of September 10, 2017. It’s book award season! The Booker Prize shortlist came out this week, and it includes some of our favorite titles from this year, such as Lincoln in the Bardo and Exit West….

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there – CNBC

Saturday, September 16, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 2 Hours AgoCNBC.com If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world’s wealthiest, most successful individuals. Below, CNBC rounded up three books that Mark Cuban and other self-made billionaires say helped them get to where they are today. Bill Gates “Business Adventures“ by John Brooks Mark Cuban “Cashing in on…

Did you catch Apple’s nod to China on Tuesday? – The Verge

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Apple made a subtle overture to China during its iPhone event on Tuesday as part of its long-term goal to win over the giant market. During a segment presenting the revamped Apple Watch, Apple COO Jeff Williams made a quick reference to WeChat, a messaging app popular in China. “Third-party apps like WeChat work over cellular as well,” he said while discussing the watch’s LTE features. Out of the more…

Amazon Is Hungry and It’s Coming for Your Cable Channels – NBCNews.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Amazon already accounts for about a quarter of all online sales in the United States. Now the company is holding talks to supersize its video-channel business, not just in the U.S. but around the globe. In the past few weeks, Amazon has started talks to buy scores of small television channels, several major program providers confirmed to NBC News. A representative for Amazon declined to comment, but hinted there will…

The 10 best non-fiction books about London – The Guardian

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Let’s start with Samuel Pepys, scurrying about Restoration London in a whirl of work and pleasure before going home to write it all down in his Diary. Born in Fleet Street in 1633, Pepys spent his journalising years living in nearby Seething Lane from where he routinely clattered off to the docks (he was secretary to the Admiralty), popped into City coffee houses (the person he had gone to meet…

Did you catch Apple’s nod to China on Tuesday? – The Verge

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Apple made a subtle overture to China during its iPhone event on Tuesday as part of its long-term goal to win over the giant market. During a segment presenting the revamped Apple Watch, Apple COO Jeff Williams made a quick reference to WeChat, a messaging app popular in China. “Third-party apps like WeChat work over cellular as well,” he said while discussing the watch’s LTE features. Out of the more…

Apple says it will release a detailed report about how Face ID handles privacy and security – Business Insider

Saturday, September 16, 2017

An image that Apple used to illustrate Face ID.Apple In the three days since Apple took the wraps off the iPhone X, the forthcoming device’s facial recognition capabilities have drawn a substantial amount of attention. Apple fans have welcomed Face ID as the future and the preferred way to unlock an iPhone X. Some privacy advocates have pointed out that the concept seems a little dystopian. But others, like Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who…