Apple 

Apple has made some big changes in recent months – here’s a look at the top new hires and moves you might have missed

For Apple, 2019 is already shaping up to be a year marked by change. Following the company’s announcement in November that it would no longer break out iPhone unit sales in earnings reports, the firm is making several key leadership changes as it prioritizes other emerging product segments like digital services, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, which The Wall Street Journaloutlined in a report on Monday. The changes are likely part of an ongoing effort by Apple to reduce its reliance on the iPhone as it grapples with plummeting smartphone sales. Here’s a look at…

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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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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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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 

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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Apple Warned iPhones Have A Serious Problem

While Apple AAPL +0.59%’s new iPhone plans have already been exposed (twice), those designs are not coming soon enough. Now, with official price cuts deepening, new information has warned the range has more immediate problems… Thanks to a major Apple partner, the scale of iPhone problems has been laid bare and a leaked report to investors reveals another round of price cuts is likely. So if you plan to upgrade, beware. Apple’s iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XRAPPLE TSMC is the company which inadvertently drops the piano on Apple. The company is the sole supplier…

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Mobile 

Sprint and HTC to release a 5G “mobile smart hub” in H1 2019

Sprint and HTC announce that the two companies are working together with Qualcomm to launch a “mobile smart hub” in the first half of next year. No further details were given about what exactly this smart hub looks like or what it do. But Sprint says it will “deliver multimedia and connected data capabilities in a compact and portable design.” It could be have a built-in projector, perhaps? HTC is going to deliver the second 5G product meant for Sprint’s future 5G network. The first one is going to be…

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Gadgets 

Looking to buy a new Windows 10 computer? You can take advantage of Microsoft’s Easy Trade Up promotion

Microsoft is currently running a promotion, dubbed Easy Trade Up, that allows you to earn a trade-up reward on your old PCs and Macs when you purchase a new Windows 10 computer. For example, if you’re in the US, the Redmond, Washington-based company will give you $200 for your old PC and $300 for an old Mac when you purchase a new Windows 10 machine costing over $599. What’s worth mentioning here is that the promotion is only valid until October 20, and is only available in select markets, including…

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Oculus Rift will arrive on Mac if Apple “ever releases a good computer”

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was asked during an interview when the will they be adding Mac support to the Rift. His answer was simple, when Apple releases a good computer. Other than being the burn of the year so far, it’s also true. Luckey’s reasoning is that the current Macs simply do not have the graphical power to run something as intensive as VR on the Rift. Even the most powerful Mac Pro, with dual AMD FirePro D700 GPU, falls short of a single NVIDIA GTX 970, which is the…

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Latest iPad Pro commercial wants you to think of it as a computer

Ever since Apple announced the iPad Pro last year, the company has been pretty insistent on trying to sell it as a computer replacement, maybe not for everything (since Apple does still make actual computer) but for basic tasks at least. The latest iPad Pro commercial tries to hammer down that idea further. It talks about how you can type on the keyboard like a regular computer but then it goes out of the way you don’t need it. It has a touchscreen and you can write on it. You…

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