Apple reportedly hires critic of privacy practices at Facebook

Apple reportedly hires critic of privacy practices at Facebook

According to the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article), Apple has hired Sandy Parakilas, a critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team. His job will be to work with teams throughout Apple to ensure new products guard privacy and minimize data collection.

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Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer/Dryer will be iOS/watch OS compatible later this year

Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer/Dryer will be iOS/watch OS compatible later this year

The new Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer, a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, completes a load of laundry in the same machine, allowing for one load to be completely washed and dried without moving items from the washer to the dryer. 

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Happy 12th birthday, iPhone; a look at some changes over the years

Happy 12th birthday, iPhone; a look at some changes over the years

Today, Jan. 9, January 2019 is the 12-year anniversary of the day when Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone at the 2007 Macworld convention (2007). Considering the retail price of the iPhone continues to rise, in 2018 the iPhone accounted for an average of 61.8% of Apple’s revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Apple patent is for interactive, augmented reality displays on iPhones, iPads

Apple patent is for interactive, augmented reality displays on iPhones, iPads

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,176,637) for “synchronized, interactive, augmented reality displays for multifunction devices” that hints at increased augmented reality (AR) features on iPhones and iPads. Such features debuted with iOS 12, so expect the tech giant to take ‘em to the next level.

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Incase debuts ecoNEUE collection of sustainable cases

Incase debuts ecoNEUE collection of sustainable cases

Incase, creator of design-driven solutions centered on protection and mobility, today introduces a collection of sustainably designed MacBook sleeves and accessory organizers created with ecoNEUE, a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified material sourced from responsibly managed forests in Sweden and actively supports reforestation. 

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Apple Daily Report: Apple Music lyrics expanded to seven more countries (and more news)

Apple Daily Report: Apple Music lyrics expanded to seven more countries (and more news)

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has expanded Apple Music song lyrics functionality to France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain. Apple Music lyrics includes both song lyrics, which appear onscreen while listening to tunes, and a search feature that allows users to find song titles by typing in a relevant string of words. 

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AWT TV is back tonight on Facebook

AWT TV is back tonight on Facebook

After a bit of a hiatus brought on by a) not being able to livestream to Google, b) vacations, c) my insistence on using my iPad Pro as a laptop, we’re finally going to be back on the air tonight at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. You can watch the show on our Apple World Today Facebook Page. This will be episode 49. Just think - the next episode marks our 50th show.

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