Apple 

Apple’s New iPhones Have A Nasty Surprise

Speaking to official accessory makers, acclaimed Japanese tech site Macotakara has revealed Apple will ignore recent pledges about valueand once again ship all its new 2019 iPhones (dubbed ‘iPhone 11’) with cost-saving slow 5W chargers. Moreover, upgrading to new iPhones to fast chargers will remain eye-wateringly expensive. The reason for this is a one-two punch of stubborn inactivity. Firstly, Apple will continue to ship not only slow chargers with new iPhones but slow charging USB-A cables as well. This means owners will need to buy both the 18W charger ($30) and one-metre USB-C…

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Apple 

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company’s first such position related to the burgeoning AR field. Casanova has been serving in the newly created post for less than a month, according to his LinkedIn profile. The position, officially referenced as Senior Director, Worldwide Product Marketing, is “responsible for all aspects of Product Marketing for Apple’s Augmented Reality initiative,” the profile reads. A longtime Apple executive, Casanova first joined the company in 1997 as senior director of MacOS X Graphics, Audio…

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Apple 

Apple’s Trying to Push iPhone Upgrades — and That’s OK!

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence from a number of factors, including lengthening smartphone upgrade cycles, trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and the company’s temporary low-cost iPhone battery-replacement program.  Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has apparently “asked retail employees to promote new iPhones using methods not seen before.”  IMAGE SOURCE: APPLE. Here’s how Bloomberg described those efforts: Technicians were told to push iPhone upgrades to consumers with out-of-warranty devices. Senior sales staff had to make sure other retail workers were suggesting upgrades, and easels offering generous…

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Apple 

Apple Loop: Classic iPhone Returns To Save Apple, AirPods 2’s Healthy Bonus, iPhone’s Sneaky Secret

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a classic iPhone going back on sale, new iPhone features leak, FaceTime security addressed, a sneaky 5G secret, new health features for AirPods 2, iPad special offers, and saying goodbye to an Apple executive. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).…

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Apple Leak Reveals Shock New iPhone Release

While Apple AAPL -1.88% has a history of leaking new iPhones, but now leaks outside the company’s control have revealed two shock iPhone releases are coming as soon as next month… The (almost infallible) German site WinFuture breaks this news, reporting multiple new iPhone models are being widely reported in the supply chain of German retailers. But it’s not what you think. Apple iPhone XI conceptCONCEPT CREATOR WinFuture explains that Apple is modifying both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to such an extent that they require specific new model numbers, such as ‘MN482ZD’ and ‘MQ6K2ZD’. But…

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Mobile 

Let’s have a look at some of the latest mobile mapping products

3D mobile mapping is revolutionizing the measurement, visualization and analysis of the physical world. In the recent past, it has become one of the most important technologiesavailable. Through the combination of advanced imagery, measurement capture tools and a variety of mobile transportation platforms, 3D Mobile Mapping assists to map inaccessible areas quickly and effectively where other methods take weeks to do so. It is a versatile system that offers significant operational flexibility, outstanding performance, and value with low cost of ownership, optimizes staff utilization, reduces project timescale through fast deployment data capture and analysis, and…

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Mobile 

Mobile network operator’s body GSMA considers crisis meeting over Huawei

The European Commission is weighing a de facto ban on Huawei’s 5G network equipment for next-generation mobile networks in the European Union due to security concerns, sources in Brussels have told Reuters. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has written to members proposing to put the debate around Huawei onto the agenda of its next board meeting, a spokesman for the federation told Reuters on Saturday. (Source: File) Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed its members discuss the possibility that Chinese network vendor Huawei is excluded from key markets, amid concerns such…

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Apple 

Apple can reach $1 trillion again if it launches a “media bundle” in 2019, says Morgan Stanley

As Apple rebounds from its first earnings call predicated with a guidance revision in 16 years, many analysts remain skeptical of the company’s ability to regain its trillion-dollar status. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, however, offers a different take, via CNBC.  Huberty believes that if Apple successfully launches a so called “media bundle” in 2019, comprised of music, television streaming and a Texture news subscription, the company will see significant growth as the bank currently targets AAPL’s 12 month share price at $211. For reference, AAPL closed at just over $166 on Friday with a $785 billion market cap.…

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Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release Has A Nasty Surprise

If your iPhone is running any of the last four iOS 12 updates, you’re in big trouble. What’s more, Apple AAPL +1.09% has now confirmed a nasty surprise about iOS 12.1.4 which was meant to ride to your rescue… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines. Apple iPhones have a serious bug which allows their owners to be spied on by any contactAPPLE Speaking to MacRumors, Apple has stated it wants to “sincerely apologize” to all iPhone customers who have been hit…

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Computer 

Natick police search for computer thief

NATICK – Police are searching for two men they said stole a $2,500 computer from a Natick Mall store late last year. On Friday, police released a video on their Facebook page of one of the suspects stealing the computer in the hope that someone will recognize him. Police did not identify the store. Police typically do not release the names of stores in their videos on Facebook because they say it could affect the investigation. According to the posting, the two men went into the store in late November.…

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