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Is social media addiction breaking up marriages in UAE?

Top reasons for divorce included infidelity, lack of communication, job loss, social media, and unrealistic expectations. Social media addiction is taking a toll on family life, with husbands and wives glued to their phones instead of interacting with each other and their children. And, according to a judicial official in Abu Dhabi, this lack of real communication at home has been leading to disputes ­and, worse, divorce. Dr Saeed Al Darmaki, director of family guidance and alternative solutions at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, said they were witnessing a high…

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Apple starts iPhone 7 production in Bengaluru

New Delhi: Giving an impetus to its India manufacturing plans, Apple has started the assembling of iPhone 7 at its supplier Wistron’s facility in Bengaluru. Taiwanese industrial major Wistron already assembles iPhone 6S in the country. “We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers furthering our long-term commitment in India,” an Apple spokesperson told IANS on Tuesday. The assembling of iPhone 7 began last month. Wistron, which announced last year plans to invest ₹3,000 crore in the Narasupra industrial sector in Karnataka’s Kolar district, started Apple operations with…

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This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumor, ‘Tim Apple,’ iPhone price cuts in China, more

In this week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumors, more iPhone price cuts in China, Tim Apple, Dark Mode in popular applications, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.   Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new investor note this week in which he highlighted Apple’s efforts in augmented reality hardware. According to Kuo, Apple will start manufacturing its AR headset between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020. The headset is said to rely on the iPhone for rendering and connectivity. President Trump produced an instant meme this week when he referred…

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Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in California patent suit

That figure based on estimates of iPhones sold between July 2017 and last fall, and a fee of $1.40 per infringing device, according to Patrick Kennedy, an economist and managing director at Torrey Partners, reports CNET. Qualcomm is suing over Apple’s use of Intel modems, which are allegedly violating multiple power-related patents. Kennedy was cross-examined by an Apple lawyer who argued he was exaggerating the value of patented technology. It’s not clear if Apple’s team raised the issue of the patents’ validity or cast doubt on infringement. Damages of $31 million is paltry next…

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Computer 

HPE computers stranded in space

A pair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together they make up the Spaceborne Computer, a Linux system that has supercomputer processing power. They were sent up to see how durable they would be in space with minimal specialist treatment. After 530 days, they are still working. Their return flight was postponed indefinitely, after a Russian rocket failed in October 2018. HPE senior content architect…

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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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Here’s How Much Computer Programmers Earn in Each State

The Amazon World Headquarters Campus Spheres in Seattle. Washington state boasts the highest average annual wage for computer programmers in the U.s.GETTY In today’s skill-intensive job market, having practical working knowledge of computers (and the internet) is a non-negotiable — it’s simply essential. Not surprisingly, the role of a computer programmer has experienced a meteoric rise in demand, pay and general awareness over the years, at least since the digital boom of the 1990s. The average income of computer programmers has reached $87,530 as of 2017, according to the latest data…

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Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales. The “Oracle of Omaha” divulged the figure in a Schedule 13-F issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. A separate 13-G, mandatory for parties who own more than 5 percent of a public company’s outstanding stock, notes Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds shared voting power in Apple amounting…

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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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Computer coding school opening in East Amherst

A Silicon Valley-based company that teaches coding and other computer skills to children is opening a franchise in East Amherst. TheCoderSchool is opening its first area location at 6035 Transit Road, where the Amherst Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Saturday. The local franchisees are Sanchayita and Umesh Shah, who are originally from India. Umesh Shah has worked in technology consulting and the Shahs were interested in bringing theCoderSchool here because they believe more students could be helped by learning computer programming. Students can sign up for after-school sessions as well…

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