Who has seen the Apple Unicorn?


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What Unicorn is Apple planning to introduce at WWDC 2019?

What it says on the can

Apple today began distributing invitations to its WWDC keynote speech – and what’s most striking about these invites is that they feature a unicorn within the image. (They also feature a fetching little rocket).

I guess it’s easy to imagine this imagery hints that the company is planning some kind of moon shot here – to introduce something which in other tech firms would be seen as a tech unicorn.

What might this be?

A new business strand?

A realisation of one of the many rumors (health, AR, car) currently circulating around the firm, or even just a unicorn that is a highly configurable Mac Pro (the eventual future of the platform).

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An Apple acquisition is the best hope for Tesla’s shareholders


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Interestingly Apple is alleged to have imported one of these vehicles back in 2014.

Tesla is losing value fast and the best hope company shareholders have is going to be an Apple takeover – as that’s the only thing that will prevent further decline.

Apple drive by

Apple bid to purchase Tesla in 2013, but the deal fell through – mainly because Apple wanted Elon Musk to step aside.

Tesla currently trades around $205 and was recently down to $197.76.

Thanks to what seemed on the surface to be indiscreet comments from Musk, Tesla shares are down around 38% so far this year, giving the company a market cap of around $36 billion.

That’s a lot of cash, but Apple has the capital.

What’s also interesting is that the bid Apple placed for Tesla in 2013 was actually higher than the market cap the latter company currently has

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Apple’s News+: Iteration is everything


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Apple’s small Texture investment spawned News+

When you walk towards the tall mountains it usually takes some time before you get to see them for what they really are – and the closer you get, the harder they become to see. It’s the same for Apple’s services.

Apple’s News+: Iteration is everything

Take Apple News+.

Apple in May announceda few improvements to the service, implemented inside of iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5:

  • Subscribers can follow publications directly from the catalog — just tap the follow button.
  • New issues from followed titles will be automatically downloaded.
  • Subscribers can also download individual issues in each title’s channel.

These are only tiny service tweaks, but they underline something Apple is prepared to do in support of its new services:

It is prepared to iterate, to iterate fast, and to iterate responsively. Move fast and make things…

It means Apple’s

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Angela Ahrendts quits Apple for Airbnb director’s seat


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When she quit Apple, Ahrendts said she did so in order to spend more time with her family. Now it seems she’s planning to take that family to some of the world’s beauty spots courtesy of AirBnB.

There’s money in the gig economy

Apple’s ex VP retail Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry and at one time a higher paid exec than Tim Cook is joining Airbnb’s board as its third independent director, as the company prepares to go public.

She’s the second woman to join the board.

Ann Mather (ex-Pixar and Disney) joined the Airbnb board in August 2018. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has previously said he wanted to make his board more diverse.

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Apple working with Malala Fund to teach women to code


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In an extension of work begun in 2018, Apple is working with the Malala Fund and French social enterprise, Simplon to launch a huge program that supports the provision of training in digital skills to women and girls from refugee and displaced communities.

No one left behind

The aim is to foster tech and employability skills and the curriculum will introduce trainees to the world of mobile app development using Swift.

Apple VP Lisa Jackson announced the scheme at the Tech for Good conference in Paris, France.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Malala Fund and Simplon to provide new opportunities for women who have too often been overlooked,” she said.

“Learning coding skills can serve as a bridge to growth and success in the app economy and beyond. We’re committed to transforming lives through the power of technology and look forward to seeing the solutions these new coders develop.”

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Apple working with Malala Fund to teach women to code


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In an extension of work begun in 2018, Apple is working with the Malala Fund and French social enterprise, Simplon to launch a huge program that supports the provision of training in digital skills to women and girls from refugee and displaced communities.

No one left behind

The aim is to foster tech and employability skills and the curriculum will introduce trainees to the world of mobile app development using Swift.

Apple VP Lisa Jackson announced the scheme at the Tech for Good conference in Paris, France.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Malala Fund and Simplon to provide new opportunities for women who have too often been overlooked,” she said.

“Learning coding skills can serve as a bridge to growth and success in the app economy and beyond. We’re committed to transforming lives through the power of technology and look forward to seeing the solutions these new coders develop.”

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4+ good reasons to update to iOS 12.3


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The latest software patch builds on the Apple News+ additions in iOS 12.2, but there are several reasons you should install this patch.

Security

iOS 12.3 includes Apple’s most recent security patches. The patch lists 42 patched vulnerabilities, including some that could potentially enable remote attackers to take control of the device at some level. Coming so soon after news of the huge WhatsApp security flaw, this seems as good a reason as any to update both that app and your device. You can read more detail about the security components of iOS 12.3 hereand here.

The improved TV app

It is interesting to see how Apple is choosing to prepare the ground for its soon to come multi-million-dollar Apple TV+ service. In the case of the improved TV app, you get easier access to independent channels from within the app and an interesting

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A first look at Apple’s new TV app


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Apple’s updated TV app provides some improvements but still appears to need a little tweaking and more localized content before it really gets good – though it’s still far easier to navigate than any other streaming service.

What’s new in the TV app?

Apple released iOS 12.3 which included its updated TV app for Apple TV, iOS devices and Samsung TVs in 100 countries.

Choose your channels

One of the biggest features is in-app access to Apple TV channels, when available. In the U.S., Apple TV channels include the likes of HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, EPIX, Tastemade and MTV Hits.

The catalog is far more limited outside the U.S. – UK users get the Smithsonian Channel and StarzPlay and that’s it. Apple does say more channels will be added in future. Not only does the app let you access your content on these devices, but

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Samsung introduces the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 support to its TVs across the world


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As revealed at CES, Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs – good news for anyone purchasing Samsung’s latest televisions.

The great switcheroo

The company has announced that beginning May 13 2019, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries.

Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said: “As the first TV manufacturer to integrate the Apple TV app on a Smart TV platform, Samsung continues to offer our customers incredible value and access to the Apple TV app experience on the largest screens available today.”

[Also read: CES 2019: These are all the AirPlay 2-enabled TVs confirmed so far]

What you get

The Apple

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This iPhone-made movie just took home a BAFTA award


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Big news for iPhoneography watchers as a film shot entirely on an iPhone just took home a prestigious BAFTA award.

Watch Missed Call

Victoria Mapplebeck shot the movie entirely on iPhone using Filmic Pro.

This movie is called Missed Call. It explores the relationship between the filmmaker and her teenage son, Jim, as they work out how to reconnect with his father who’s been absent for a decade.

“How do you reconnect with a father who’s been gone for so long…what do you say, what do you text,” asks Mapplebeck.

The movie begins with the last message sent by the father in 2006 and ends with the first phone call between father and son a decade later. The movie also explores “the many ways in which our lives are lived and captured through the phones we hold so close.”

You can watch it here:

The movie won an award

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How to install old versions of iOS apps on older iPads, iPhones


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If you are using an older iPad or iPhone running a legacy version of iOS, it may still be possible to download compatible builds of important applications you want to use, but it’s a little complex and you must have installed that older version of the app in the past.

Why does this matter?

There are millions of iOS devices in the wild, and not all of them are upgraded every 3-5 years. There are plenty of people who are using older models of these devices (on older operating systems) to get things done.

Unfortunately, Apple provides only limited support for this – and we don’t yet have the collective will or campaigning skill it will take in order to persuade the company to provide better support for older devices.

That’s not entirely Apple’s fault, either – over time, even electronic components used in devices can themselves become security vulnerabilities,

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Motif lets you print books, calendars, cards from Photos on your Mac


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Want to print photos, or create books and calendars based on the images you own in your library? Apple once supported this from within Photos, but shuttered that service — now you can use Motif to achieve the same thing in the U.S., Europe and (now) Canada.

A Mac extension you need

The thing about photos is that they become even more precious over time. Steve Jobs described the Photos app as a “digital shoebox” in which you could store all those images — and yet how many of us take the time to go through them?

We should — or at least use the Favourites function to mark the best of them — but still the best way to keep your most precious memories is to print then out — and this is where