Even if you don’t want to lug around the world’s bulkiest laptop ( A keyboard? Really? Yes. Apple’s “butterfly” keyboard was garbage and led to all sorts of issues and annoying warranty replacements, and the company has finally realized the error of its ways and gone back to a scissor-style keyboard in its brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, announced today to no fanfare whatsoever. Advertisement This move should sound familiar to anyone who clung to their 2015-era MacBook for its awesome keyboard, but that’s not all. Apple is also adding back in a physical “Escape” key instead of the virtual Touch Bar one Comparing the 16-inch MacBook Pro to its forgotten predecessor I’m also excited that Apple, in a strange move, has killed off the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro by introducing the 16-inch version, but didn’t bump up the price at all. Apple’s latest MacBook will set you back the same $2,399 as its predecessor (starting … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Apple’s New 16-Inch MacBook Pro?
CULVER CITY (CBSLA) – Tech giant Apple announced Thursday that it plans to open new offices in Culver City as part of a nationwide expansion that will also see it build a new campus in Austin, Texas. The company announced that it is adding “new sites” in Culver City, San Diego and Seattle over the next three years. The sites in the three cities will employ about 1,000 people, Apple said. It did not offer any specific details on the Culver City site or what type of work would be done there. The biggest focus of the expansion, however, will be a new $1 billion, 133-acre campus in in North Austin that will employ anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 people. This will be Apple’s second campus in Austin. Its other campus, the largest outside Cupertino, currently employs 6,200 people. The expansion will also include investing $10 billion in data centers in Arizona, North Carolina and Nevada, all of which run on 100 percent renewable energy. Apple plans to invest $10 billion … [Read more...] about Apple To Open New Offices In Culver City
So far, Apple’s original video content has been the least Apple-style product that Apple has produced in modern times. The few shows that the company has produced have committed a sin that’s even worse than being bad—they’re lame. Well, the company announced today that it’s digging into its bottomless coffers and actually making a major play to compete in the original television arena. Advertisement According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has dedicated close to $1 billion to cover spending on the production or acquisition of video content over the next year. The company’s offerings thus far have consisted of rinky-dink content like Planet of the Apps, an embarrassing game show about apps, and Carpool Karaoke, a five-minute late night skit that was expanded to 20 minutes. These programs barely even qualify as shows. That one billion number indicates that things are about to change dramatically. While the cash is earmarked for video content in … [Read more...] about Maybe Apple’s One Billion Dollar Original Content Push Will Actually Be Good
One prominent software developer’s viral Twitter thread, several Steve Wozniak tweets, one New York State probe, two corporate press releases, and approximately 144 hours later, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) has tweeted that he, too, will be investigating the crapshoot mystery of Goldman Sach’s allegedly sexist algorithm behind the Apple Card. Responding to several allegations that husbands tend to received higher credit limits than their wives, Goldman Sachs representatives have repeatedly stated to Gizmodo and other outlets that the company is blind to gender, race, marital status, and familial relationships. They surmise that the wives in question had perhaps been banking as secondary cardholders under their husbands’ accounts, ergot, they would not have accrued as long of a debt payment history. But you can certainly take it up with customer service. Advertisement Wyden, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Finance, seems to have noticed the story from a … [Read more...] about Now a Senator Is Investigating the Sexist Apple Card Debacle
Apple and Goldman Sachs Group are caught up in a growing debate over whether lenders unintentionally discriminate when they use complex models to determine how Americans borrow money. Now another high-profile user of the Apple Card — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — is calling for the government to get involved, citing excessive corporate reliance on mysterious technology. “These sorts of unfairnesses bother me and go against the principle of truth. We don’t have transparency on how these companies set these things up and operate,” Wozniak said in an interview on Sunday. “Our government isn’t strong enough on the issues of regulation. Consumers can only be represented by the government because the big corporations only represent themselves.” Wozniak said he can borrow 10 times as much as his wife on their Apple Cards even though they share bank and other credit card accounts, and that other lenders treat them equally. “Algos … [Read more...] about Apple co-founder says Goldman’s Apple Card algorithm discriminates
Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs showed off some of the 150 new features of Tiger, the next Macintosh operating system, on Monday, including a search engine function that lets users quickly locate files in the computer by typing related words or phrases. The fifth major version of Mac OS X won't be out until sometime in the first half of next year. However, it will be loaded with new and improved features, such as a revamped iChat, an instant messaging program that can accommodate up to 10 people for simultaneous voice chat or as many as four people for a video chat. "We have leaped ahead of our competition and Apple is again an innovator, " Jobs said in front of more than 3,500 software engineers at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco's Moscone West convention center. Jobs also unveiled a new line of flat-panel displays that includes 30- inch, 23-inch and 20-inch varieties that cost $3,299, $1,999 and $1,299, respectively. The monitors also have a new, … [Read more...] about Apple shows new OS, big flat-panel displays / Jobs taunts Microsoft with search feature