Apple engineer joins Postmates to work on autonomous sidewalk rover

Apple engineer joins Postmates to work on autonomous sidewalk rover

Postmates has hired author and long-time Apple engineer, Ken Kocienda, as principal software engineer. He’ll be joining the Postmates team and working first on Postmates X, building the new platform for the company's autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve.

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Apple: pointer support in iOS 13, iPadOS will have appeal beyond accessibility

Apple: pointer support in iOS 13, iPadOS will have appeal beyond accessibility

Sarah Herrlinger, director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives at Apple, tells TechCrunch’s Steven Aquino that the company realizes that mouse/pointer support in iPadOS and iOS 13 will appeal to a wide range of folks though it’s primarily implemented as an accessibility feature. 

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macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave us a sneak peak at the upcoming macOS Catalina, the latest version of its desktop operating system. The upgrade will replace iTunes with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps.

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iOS 13 will add Dark Mode, advanced Photo and Camera features, more

iOS 13 will add Dark Mode, advanced Photo and Camera features, more

Apple previewed iOS 13 at today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. The operating system update introduces a new look with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map. 

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The iPad gets its own operating system -- with mouse support (updated)

The iPad gets its own operating system -- with mouse support (updated)

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iPadOS, an operating system with a new name to recognize the distinctive experience of the iPad. It builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding new capabilities and features specific to the large display and versatility of the tablet.

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Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens

Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens

Many pundits predict that Apple will debut a foldable iPhone in 2020 or beyond. The tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20190163233) for “electronic devices with cover layers mounted to displays” that hints at not only foldable smartphones — with OLED screens, no less — but laptops and tablets, as well.

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Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron, one of the two Taiwanese companies that assemble iPhones and iPads, has signed a letter of intent stating it intends to invest 10-15 trillion rupiah (approximately US$695 million to $1 billion) in an Indonesian factory to assemble “chips for Apple smartphones,” reports Reuters.

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