Apple Daily Report: Apple has raised $200 million for (RED) (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Since its founding by Bono and Bobby Shriver, (RED) has raised more than $600 million to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, $200 million of which has come from its partnership with Apple, the organization’s largest corporate donor, the company announced in a Newsroom article.

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According to a new report from Mixpanel, iOS 12 is now installed on 75.01% of active iOS devices as of Nov. 26. This is the first time the operating system update is used on three quarters of compatible devices.

As noted by arstechnica, Sennheiser has issued a fix for a “monumental software blunder” that makes it easy for hackers to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks that cryptographically impersonate any big-name website on the Internet. Anyone who has ever used the company’s HeadSetup for macOS or Windows hould take action immediately, even if users later uninstalled the app.

42Gears Mobility Systems now offers support for the Apple Classroom App. The support is aimed at minimizing the manual installation and configuration of iPads to be used in classrooms for learning and education purpose.

Apple is now selling refurbished iPads at a 15% discount at its refurb store. They’re the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPads.

A new Apple ad promoting Group FaceTime shows Elvis impersonators from around the world singing “There’s Always Me” to each other.

Apple has announced that it will be attending the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Montreal, Canada, next month. Apple will have members of its ML team at a booth and notes it has many open positions as it works to build “a team of exceptional researchers and engineers.”