NEWS

Apple will force app developers to include ‘Sign in with Apple’

07 20, 2019
 Apple will force app developers to include ‘Sign in with Apple’

Apple is forcing app developers using third-party sign-ins to adopt its 'Sign in with Apple' alternative. The new button was debuted at this year’s WWDC and offers an innovative solution to a serious problem. Rather than sign-in via a service which collects data – like those from Facebook, Twitter, and Google – users can benefit from the convenience of such logins but also protect their privacy.

LinkedIn is teaching all its engineers AI skills

07 18, 2019
LinkedIn is teaching all its engineers AI skills

Earlier today, our sister publication Developer reported on the AI skill shortage driving employers to offer six-figure salaries to candidates. Most companies do not like, or can afford, to offer their employees such a high salary.

Microsoft now considers AI a top priority – and it’s about time

07 16, 2019
Microsoft now considers AI a top priority – and it’s about time

Microsoft should be a pioneer alongside Google when it comes to artificial intelligence, but the company only now appears to consider it a priority.

Google condenses AI to just 0.5GB for speedy on-device Assistant

07 15, 2019
Google condenses AI to just 0.5GB for speedy on-device Assistant

During this year’s I/O Keynote, Google announced it’s managed to condense 100GB of AI to just 0.5GB for a drastically sped-up Assistant. Google’s Assistant has always been among the most impressive, but it’s not exactly been known for its speed. Often it felt quicker to just do the task manually rather than wait for Assistant to respond.

Smells Like AI Spirit: Baidu will help develop Intel’s Nervana neural processor

07 14, 2019
Smells Like AI Spirit: Baidu will help develop Intel’s Nervana neural processor

“The next few years will see an explosion in the complexity of AI models and the need for massive deep learning compute at scale. Intel and Baidu are focusing their decade-long collaboration on building radical new hardware, codesigned with enabling software, that will evolve with this new reality – something we call ‘AI 2.0."

macOS: Apple WWDC19 wish list

We’re only a few days out from Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) now, and that means we’re about to exit an Apple world dominated by talk of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, and enter one focused on the next versions of both. Last week I detailed my dreams for iOS 13. Now it’s the Mac’s turn.

05 30, 2019

Apple Q2 2019 results: iPhone sales fell, but just about everything else is thriving

iPhone sales might be leveling off, but Apple is doing just fine. Apple on Tuesday announced its second quarter results for 2019, and it’s clear that the shift in it business model is in full swing. While Apple still posted revenue of $58 billion, iPhone sales were relatively flat, posting just $31 billion compared to $37.5 billion in the same 2018 quarter. Apple stopped breaking out unit sales last quarter, but it sold 52 million units in the year-ago quarter.

05 01, 2019

Amazon is selling the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro for the lowest price we've ever seen

If you want a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need to head over to Amazon and get the discounted 512GB model while supplies are still in stock. Right now it’s selling for $1,499.99, down $300 from the normal retail price of $1,799.99. That’s the best price we’ve seen on Amazon for this model by $200.

04 25, 2019

Report: macOS 10.15 could allow Mac users to use iPads as an external display

Chances are, if you own a Mac, you probably own an iPad. Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to use that iPad as a Mac display? You can with a third-party solution called Luna Display, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple is developing the feature for macOS 10.15, the next version of the Mac operating system.

04 24, 2019

Report: Apple to combine Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps, develop Tile-like like tracker

Where other tech companies seem hell-bent on secretly tracking you and everything you do, Apple may be set to flip the script and give you the ability to track all your stuff. At least, that seems to be the case if a new report from 9to5Mac is true. Citing “people familiar with its development,” the report claims that Apple is working on a project code-named “GreenTorch” that will combine Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps. Engineers at Apple are apparently already testing the new app.

04 24, 2019