Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitments

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Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. This comes one year after Apple announced that all of its global facilities are … Read more

Samsung reportedly sends foldable display samples to Apple and Google

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Samsung will release the Galaxy Fold next month. The foldable display panel for this innovative new device is made by Samsung Display. The company already has a significant position in the mobile OLED display market and it’s now looking to win customers for foldable displays as well. According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung Display has sent samples of foldable display to Apple and Google. This doesn’t mean that those companies are planning to release such a … Read more

Apple wants to stop you from using dangerous USB-C devices

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Apple wants to make it harder for its customers to use cheap USB-C cables — and it’s for your own good. The risks of USB-C cables Cables are complicated, and that’s why friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified USB-C cables to their systems — and soon, you won’t be able to. Apple has warned its users to avoid using low-quality equipment for years. It was only in 2016 that it was revealed that hundreds of chargers at … Read more

John Giannandrea named to Apple’s executive team

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John Giannandrea named to Apple’s executive team Cupertino, Apple today announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy. He joined Apple in April 2018. Giannandrea oversees the strategy for AI and Machine Learning across all Apple products and services, as well as the development of Core ML and Siri technologies. His team’s focus on advancing and tightly integrating machine learning into Apple products is delivering … Read more

Exclusive: First look at unreleased Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, three models and 2018 release possible

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Yesterday, we wrote about a new icon found on watchOS 5.1.2 showing a new model of Apple’s Smart Battery Case designed for new iPhone models such as the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max, which have no home button and the back camera in a vertical arrangement. Today, we have obtained images that show a more clear picture of the new Smart Battery Case and also new information found in iOS that gives us an indication of Apple’s planned release … Read more

Apple puts its money where its mouth is for more women in tech

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Apple is trying to do something positive to help end the gender gap in the technology industry with a new scheme to support women entrepreneurs building businesses around apps. Making a difference Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp will consist of an intensive technology lab, specialized support and ongoing mentoring. It’s open to firms with a working or prototype app that are founded or co-founded by females that also have at least one woman on the development team. The company also states that … Read more

Start swimming with Apple Watch

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A trip to the pool — with your Apple Watch on your wrist — is the perfect way to burn off those Thanksgiving carbs. Our quick guide to swimming with Apple Watch will give you key pointers to maximize your watery workout. If you’re not into that, you’ll still find plenty of Apple news, how-tos […] (via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Cult of Mac