Early Last Year I Wrote That Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)Tim Cook Should Be Sacked   

Early Last Year I Wrote That Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)Tim Cook Should Be Sacked $AAPL, $GOOGL Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker’s 1st sales slump in 15 years with a 15% pay cut. Mr. Cook still did extremely well, with a compensation package valued at $8.7-M for Apple’s FY that ended on 24 September  according […]

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          TS158:Pippin, Tim Cook, Lady Lawmakers, w/ Guests The Straight Out Report   
Apple's CEO Tim Cook came out of the closet, which made the entire country of Russia lose its mind. Plus, the co-hosts from "The Straight Out Report" on Logo (Friday nights at 10pm) swing by to play a game of Celebrity Net Worth. Who's got more money - Jolie or Aniston?! It will definitely be the most important thing you will learn today.    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Yuma, "Programmer" Usia 10 Tahun Asal Indonesia yang Dipuji Bos Apple   

KOMPAS.com - Kehadirannya sebagai pembuat aplikasi di usia yang masih belia, 10 tahun, menarik perhatian CEO Apple Tim Cook dalam Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) di San Jose (AS) dua minggu lalu dan ternyata Yuma Soerianto murid sekolah Middle Park Primary School di Melbourne tersebut berasal dari Indonesia.

Worldwide Developers Conference diselenggarakan setiap tahun oleh perusahaan teknologi raksasa Apple, menjadi ajang berkumpul mereka yang berkecimpung para pembuat aplikasi, dan bagi Yuma Soerianto ini adalah untuk pertama kalinya dia menghadiri konferensi tersebut.

Minggu lalu, sebelum acara resmi berlangsung, Yuma sempat bertemu dengan CEO, bos tertinggi Apple Tim Cook yang terkesan dengan aplikasi yang dibuat oleh Yuma dalam perjalanan di pesawat antara Melbourne ke Amerika Serikat.

Pertemuan Yuma dengan Cook diliput oleh media, dan dengan cepat berita tersebut menyebar ke seluruh dunia.

Tim Cook tertarik dengan aplikasi yang dibuat Yuma yaitu aplikasi untuk membantu orangtuanya menentukan harga sebuah barang.

Harga ini sudah termasuk harga sesuai penjual lokal dan pajak, serta disajikan dalam bentuk yang sudah dikonversi ke mata uang yang digunakan.

Ini menurutnya akan berguna ketika mereka pergi berbelanja suvenir untuk oleh-oleh dari perjalanan mereka.

"Keren sekali, hebat," komentar Cook setelah menyaksikan Yuma mendemokan aplikasinya.

"Dan kamu membuatnya di pesawat dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke AS? Wow. Kamu bisa membuat aplikasi dalam hitungan jam. Saya terkesan. Saya tak sabar melihat karyamu selanjutnya," puji Cook, demikian lapor media minggu lalu.

Melihat nama keluarga Yuma yaitu Soerianto yang berbau Indonesia, ABC Australia Plus Indonesia, yang dikutip KompasTekno, kemudian berhasil mendapatkan kontak ayahnya Hendri Soerianto yang menemani perjalanan Yuma ke Amerika Serikat.

Hendri mengukuhkan bahwa dia berasal dari Indonesia

"Saya dulu berasal dari Jakarta, dan kami sudah berada di Australia selama delapan tahun. Kami tinggal di Singapura selama ini dan Yuma lahir di sana. Kami pindah ke Australia ketika Yuma berusia tiga tahun," kata Hendri dalam percakapan e-mail dengan wartawan ABC Australia Plus Indonesia, Sastra Wijaya.

Yuma adalah anak tunggal keluarga tersebut dan diberi nama Yuma karena "kami ingin namanya mudah diingat, dan nama yang global jadi bukan nama berbau Barat ataupun berbau Timur. Kami percaya kami adalah warga dunia."

Bertemu dengan Michelle Obama

Yuma mulai suka belajar coding sejak usia enam tahun karena menurutnya PR di sekolah kurang menantang.

Dia menciptakan aplikasi pertamanya tahun lalu dan saat ini sudah punya lima aplikasi yang dipajang di App Store.

Lima aplikasi buatan Yuma yang ada di App Store saat ini adalah Let's Stack, Hunger Button, Kid Calculator, Weather Duck, dan Pocket Poke.

Apa pengalaman yang menarik dalam menghadiri Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) ini bagi Yuma?

"WWDC sangat mengesankan. Teknologi baru yang ada sangat menakjubkan."

"Ini untuk pertama kalinya saya mendapatkan bantuan profesional, dari orang-orang yang betul mengerti mengenai coding," kata Yuma.

Sebelumnya, Yuma hanya belajar coding dari YouTube, karena menurutnya tidak ada sekolah di Australia yang mengajar bagaimana melakukan coding untuk membuat aplikasi.

"Hal baru yang saya pelajari adalah ARKit (Augmented Reality) dan SceneKit (3D Graphics Engine) karena semuanya baru bagi saya."

"Orang-orang yang saya temui banyak di antaranya adalah para petinggi Apple dan tentu saja Tim Cook, CEO Apple. Saya juga sempat berbicara dengan Michelle Obama." kata Yuma lagi.
Yuma sekarang memiliki channel di YouTube dengan nama Anyone Can Code, dan Anda bisa mengakses linknya di sini.

Dalam wawancara dengan program Radio National ABC, Yuma mengatakan bahwa dia ingin membuat aplikasi yang bisa mengubah dunia, dan juga dia ingin membagi ilmunya mengenai coding kepada siapa saja yang ingin belajar.

"Siapa saja bisa melakukan coding, bila kita sabar melakukannya dan senang melakukannya." katanya.

Ayahnya Hendri yang juga bekerja di bidang IT mengatakan Yuma memang ingin menyebarkan ilmunya kepada yang lain.

"Akan bagus sekali bila dia bisa memberikan inspirasi kepada orang Indonesia lainnya untuk belajar coding," kata Hendri.

          Hoy se celebra el décimo aniversario del iPhone   

Steve Jobs presentando el iPhone original en el 2007.

Tim Cook, CEO de Apple, festejó el lanzamiento con una publicación en Twitter.
          iPhone 8 Mungkin Adopsi USB Type-C dengan Daya Charge 10W   
iPhone 8 Port USB Type C

USB Type-C kini telah menjadi tren pada sejumlah perangkat mobile terbaru, seperti smartphone dan juga notebook. Mengikuti tren tersebut, Apple memiliki rencana untuk menyematkan USB Type-C pada laptop MacBook yang mereka kembangkan.

Rupanya, tren adopsi penggunaan USB Type-C juga akan dilakukan oleh Apple ke dalam iPhone 8 yang sedang dikembangkannya. Seperti diberitakan Ubergizmo, Apple akan menyematkan konektor USB berbeda pada perangkat smartphone terbarunya tersebut.

Analis Barclays Blayne Curtis dalam sebuah catatan penelitiannya juga berani mengklaim bahwa perusahaan yang dipimpin oleh Tim Cook ini akan menyematkan USB Type-C Wall Charger 10W pada iPhone 8. Hal ini juga sekaligus mengindikasikan pengisian daya baterai bisa lebih cepat dari iPhone versi sebelumnya.

Untuk diketahui bersama, charger iPhone yang ada saat ini berkisar 5W. Namun, tak sedikit pengguna iPhone yang memanfaatkan charger 12W untuk iPad. Dengan memanfaatkan charger tersebut, pengguna iPhone dapat lebih cepat dalam pengisian daya baterainya.

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Tentu saja dengan hadirnya USB Type-C Wall Charger 10W pada iPhone 8, tak sedikit juga pengguna setia perangkat besutan Apple tersebut yang menginginkan performa pengisian baterai lebih cepat. Dengan begitu, mereka tak perlu repot lagi untuk menggunakan charger 12W milik iPad.


          Highest paid CEO in US is Tim Cook of Apple   
Despite Apple announcing its first annual decline in revenue, CEO Tim Cook raked in US$145 million ($198m) last year. Bloomberg's top 25 S&P 500 CEOs released today revealed Cook's 2016 take-home pay came mainly from vested stock...
          Bizarr: Apple-Chef kassiert 145 Millionen Dollar Gehalt   
Auf den ersten Blick sieht das Gehalt von Tim Cook eigentlich recht bescheiden aus. Doch ein großes Aktienpaket rückt ihn an die Spitze der US-Bosse.
          Tim Cook a la cabeza del ranking de los CEO con más ingresos de 2016   
Tim Cook confirma que Apple ya trabaja en el coche autónomo
Tim Cook ingresó 145 millones de dólares en 2016, situándole como el CEO que más dinero ganó. Eso si, no es el único en superar los 100 millones de dólares.
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          LiNK: Apple e Fisker, prove di alleanza per "Project Titan"?   

L'interesse di Apple per il settore automobilistico non è più un segreto, dato che l'ha ammesso apertamente Tim Cook. Certo, nel corso del tempo le indiscrezioni sul "Project Titan" sono parecchio mutate e ad oggi puntano su una piattaforma tecnologica da mettere su veicoli...


          10 anni di iPhone e il suo impatto sulle nostre vite (digitali e non)   

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          Tim Cook Reveals Apple’s 10-Year Plan For Future Tech   
by eSchool News Apple recently held their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and made a slew of announcements about some of the updates and new products that we can expect in the next year. The company seems to be ratcheting up their focus in the field of AR/VR. A new augmented reality platform, virtual reality development tools, [...]
          Apple is suspiciously interested in Fisker’s electric car   

Apple is suspiciously interested in Fisker’s electric car

Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the unusual step of confirming Apple's interest in developing self-driving car technologies. During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Cook was asked about Apple's aspirations in the automotive space. Responding quickly, Cook said: "We’re focusing on autonomous systems. It’s a core technology that we view as very important. We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects." Notably, there have also been reports that Apple's interest in designing and manufacturing their own branded car have subsided amid a number of technical hurdles.

Curiously, a Fisker Emotion -- an EV with 400 miles of range that will presumably take on Tesla -- was recently spotted at Apple headquarters in Cupertino today. And interestingly enough, the Emotion's appearance came about after Apple engineers indicated that they wanted to take a look at the car's underlying technology.

The Detroit Bureau reports:

The likelihood of a sightseeing tour is slight. And while Henrik Fisker declined to comment – with Apple not yet responding to a request for comment – some of those sources say the Emotion was there for some very practical, rather than emotional, reasons.

Members of the Apple development team apparently wanted a closer look at the Emotion, and a better understanding of its unusual driveline technology, so they asked the Fisker crew to bring one up from that company’s headquarters in Southern California.

Additionally, Henrik Fisker tweeted out the following yesterday evening. As anyone who has been to or even seen Apple's current headquarters, it's clear that Fisker was over at 1 Infinite Loop.

https://twitter.com/FiskerOfficial/status/879934037204193280

Range aside, the Fisker Emotion appears to be a technical marvel, with a fast-charging system that enables the vehicle to charge up in just nine minutes. As we noted a few weeks back, the Emotion's impressive battery system is based on supercapacitors using graphene as opposed to the more traditional lithium-ion batteries used in vehicles like the Tesla Model S.



          Generalidades - O novo presidente da Apple é GAY   

Gay mais poderoso dos EUA toma posse como novo presidente da Apple

Tim Cook

O homem eleito em abril deste ano o Gay mais poderoso dos EUA pela revista OUT, Tim Cook, 50, assume definitivamente o cargo de presidente de uma das maiores empresas de tecnologia do mundo, a Apple.

Desde 1998 na empresa, Cook já vinha substituindo Jobs no comando da Apple, em duas vezes que o fundador da Apple saiu de licença médica, e desde 2007 era o chefe operacional da empresa, comandando o lançamento da linha iphone e ipad. Antes, o executivo foi vice presidente da Compaq e também trabalhou na IBM.

O anúncio da saída de Steve Jobs marcou o fim de uma era. Cook ainda não é casado com nenhum homem, foi criado em uma cidade pequena do Alabama e é formado em engenharia industrial.

Ao comando da Apple, ele já é tido como responsável pelos últimos grandes lucros da empresa nos últimos 5 anos e faturou, entre salários, bônus e ações, mais de 150 milhões de dólares no ano passado.
O assunto foi destaque nas redes sociais de todo o mundo.

          Estos son los prototipos que los empleados de Apple usaban internamente hace 12 años   

Prototipos Iphone

Nada como una de estas curiosidades para el día del décimo aniversario del iPhone. Ken Kocienda, quien ha estado 16 años trabajando en las interfaces de usuario de Apple, ha revelado los prototipos internos de iPhone que utilizaba cuando estaba desarrollando la interfaz del teclado del iOS original.

Los llamaban Wallaby, y el modelo blanco de la izquierda (en la imagen de cabecera) es el que Ken utilizó en 2005 para desarrollar el teclado en pantalla de iOS. Sí, 2005, unos dos años antes del lanzamiento del primer iPhone. Apple estuvo ocupada con el iPhone mucho antes de que lo pudiera revelar ante el público.

Los primeros iPhones se usaban dos años antes

Es curioso fijarse en cómo los prototipos se limitaban a ofrecer el botón home, sin tener en cuenta el aspecto visual del teléfono ni sus materiales. Por no hablar de esos enormes marcos, que afortunadamente se rebajaron con el iPhone original. Un tuit homenaje de Tim Cook nos pone a mano ese modelo para contrastar:

Ken Kocienda ya no trabaja en Apple. Dejó la compañía el mes pasado y ahora está inmerso en proyectos personales, así que no podemos hacer más que agradecerle su trabajo con iOS y desearle un buen futuro de ahora en adelante.

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          Greg Joswiak tiene razón: la adopción de ARKit ha sido impresionante y estos vídeos lo demuestran    

El público general estuvo entretenido con casi todas las novedades de la WWDC17, pero si hablamos con los desarrolladores puede que todos nos digan que lo mejor de ese evento fue ARKit. Así lo ha sugerido el vicepresidente de márketing de producto Greg Joswiak, quien ha dado una entrevista en The Australian.

"El entusiasmo de la comunidad de Apple con ARKit ha sido increíble", asegura el ejecutivo. "Han creado desde aplicaciones para medir distancias hasta bailarinas hechas de madera. Es increíble todo lo que han hecho en tan poco tiempo". Y Greg está en lo cierto, porque las redes sociales se han inundado de pruebas con ARKit con un resultado que no deja indiferente.

Medidores y mapas, las primeras ideas de lo que puede ser una revolución

Ya lo vimos con estas pruebas para medir distancias utilizando un metro en realidad aumentada. Las posibilidades son muy amplias:

Recordemos también que el responsable de esta demo en la que un Falcon 9 aterriza delante de nuestras narices no es ni siquiera desarrollador:

¿Queréis más demostraciones? Ahí va un cuento interactivo que mostraron en la misma WWDC17:

Otra demo en la que plantas Minecraft directamente en el comedor de tu casa:

O la bailarina de la que habla Greg en la entrevista:

Hasta aquí, todo son demostraciones limitadas a probar las capacidades de la realidad aumentada sin ir más allá de lo que puede ser un cuento animado o la medición de distancias. Ni siquiera Joswiak se atreve a decir las ideas que pueden salir de todas estas pruebas, pero queda claro que tarde o temprano a alguien se le va a iluminar la bombilla y dará con algo que sorprenderá a todo el mundo.

De momento, para algunas aplicaciones más interesantes, tenemos estas dos últimas demostraciones de un medidor de velocidad en tiempo real y un mapa en vivo de una casa de Airbnb para que los huéspedes puedan encontrar en todo momento dónde están algunos controles de la casa:

Todo esto ha aparecido fruto del trabajo en apenas un mes. Será muy interesante ver las ideas que aparezcan para dentro de tres meses o el año que viene. Tim Cook ya lo dijo: la realidad aumentada es algo tan prometedor que hace que le entren ganas de gritar. De momento sólo podemos asegurarnos de que tenemos un dispositivo compatible.

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La noticia Greg Joswiak tiene razón: la adopción de ARKit ha sido impresionante y estos vídeos lo demuestran fue publicada originalmente en Applesfera por Miguel López .


          Estos son los prototipos que los empleados de Apple usaban internamente hace 12 años   

Prototipos Iphone

Nada como una de estas curiosidades para el día del décimo aniversario del iPhone. Ken Kocienda, quien ha estado 16 años trabajando en las interfaces de usuario de Apple, ha revelado los prototipos internos de iPhone que utilizaba cuando estaba desarrollando la interfaz del teclado del iOS original.

Los llamaban Wallaby, y el modelo blanco de la izquierda (en la imagen de cabecera) es el que Ken utilizó en 2005 para desarrollar el teclado en pantalla de iOS. Sí, 2005, unos dos años antes del lanzamiento del primer iPhone. Apple estuvo ocupada con el iPhone mucho antes de que lo pudiera revelar ante el público.

Los primeros iPhones se usaban dos años antes

Es curioso fijarse en cómo los prototipos se limitaban a ofrecer el botón home, sin tener en cuenta el aspecto visual del teléfono ni sus materiales. Por no hablar de esos enormes marcos, que afortunadamente se rebajaron con el iPhone original. Un tuit homenaje de Tim Cook nos pone a mano ese modelo para contrastar:

Ken Kocienda ya no trabaja en Apple. Dejó la compañía el mes pasado y ahora está inmerso en proyectos personales, así que no podemos hacer más que agradecerle su trabajo con iOS y desearle un buen futuro de ahora en adelante.

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La noticia Estos son los prototipos que los empleados de Apple usaban internamente hace 12 años fue publicada originalmente en Applesfera por Miguel López .


          Apple will celebrate national parks in July with Apple Watch activity challenge and more   
During the month of July, Apple will be celebrating America's national parks with donations to the National Parks Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay in an Apple Store, on Apple.com, or in the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad from July 1-15. From Apple: "America's national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us," said Apple's CEO Tim Cook. "Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we're making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures." Apple Watch owners can also get in on the celebration on July 15. On that day, if you complete a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of at least 3.5 miles (5.6 km), you'll earn a national-parks-inspired award on your Apple Watch and an iMessage sticker pack. Apple chose 3.5 miles to reflect the distance of the hike between Old Faithful and Mallard Lake in Yellowstone Na...
          Apple supporting National Parks next month w/ Apple Pay donations & new Watch Activity challenge   

Apple has announced a new Apple Pay initiative to raise funds for the National Parks Foundation, running for the first half of July.

From July 1 through 15, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US

Tim Cook explained why the company is doing it …

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          Boys of Tech 355: Tim Cook on stage dropping the latest iPhone   
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          Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs   
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          Pourquoi les iPhone et iPad des publicités Apple affichent toujours 9h41   

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Si vous êtes féru(e) de la marque à la pomme, vous avez peut-être remarqué que les iPhone et autres iPad promus par Apple sont réglés à la même heure : 9h41. Une tradition instaurée par Steve Jobs et reprise par Tim Cook pour fêter le 10e anniversaire du premier iPhone dans un tweet. [Lire la suite]
          Un prototype supposé d'iPhone 8 apparait en photos, souhaitons qu'il ait été abandonné   

prototype-iphone-1.jpgD'après les derniers schémas techniques et les maquettes d'iPhone 8, le nouveau modèle anniversaire aurait un grand écran OLED de 5,8 pouces qui recouvrerait toute la face avant et envelopperait la partie avec la caméra FaceTime et quelques capteurs.

Cependant Benjamin Geskin, source de nombreuses indiscrétions sur Twitter concernant les produits Apple, a publié plusieurs nouvelles photos d'un prototype d'iPhone 8 dont le design est légèrement différent. Toutefois, il est probable que cela ne soit pas le modèle retenu par la firme de Tim Cook.

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On peut voir ce prototype d'iPhone recouvert d'un plastique protecteur qui le déguise en iPhone 7 avec un faux bouton Home / Touch ID sur le film.

Quand celui-ci est retiré, on remarque qu'il n'y a aucun Touch ID. Soit il est intégré sous l'écran, soit il se trouve au dos.

prototype-iphone-2.jpg

prototype-iphone-3.jpg

L'interface affichée à l'écran ne ressemble pas à iOS, pour une raison simple, il s'agit d'un système de test interne d'Apple qui a déjà été vu dans sur d'anciens prototypes d'iPhone.

Le design est différent de celui vu dans les dernières rumeurs, surtout en haut et en bas de l'écran avec une bordure plus prononcée. Même Benjamin Geskin émet des doutes quant au fait qu'il s'agit du modèle final d'iPhone 8.

Il pourrait ne s'agir que d'un des nombreux prototypes d'iPhone 8 qu'Apple aurait testés au cours des derniers mois. Espérons qu'il ne s'agisse pas du modèle qui ait été retenu, car son design est loin d'être sexy.

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          Top 4 Reasons to Stay Healthy While Building Your Career    
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge


Sending gifts to our friends and relatives back in our home countries is a common practice among immigrants. Before Facebook and WhatsApp, these gifts would usually be sent with photographs from our new homes. I remember looking at pictures of my cousins and aunties posing in front of famous landmarks—the Times Square in New York City was always a regular feature—and I tried to imagine what it would be like to live in America. Along with tall buildings and flashing billboards, I started to notice a curious thing: almost all of my relatives had gained weight.

An aunt who was once fit now looked less so. She looked happy though, so I thought weight gain was a normal thing that happened once you immigrated to America.

Thinking about it now, I realize that those photos were an indication of how our lives as immigrants change over the course of our immigration. Our bodies and our health also change.

Consider this: a study by Statistics Canada (published in 2011) found that newly arrived immigrants are, on average, healthier than Canadian-born citizens and long-term residents. This phenomenon is called the “healthy immigrant effect”. Experts attribute this effect to different factors such as refugees and immigrants having a better diet, an active lifestyle, and lower obesity prior to moving to Canada. The medical screening process for refugees and immigrants also plays a significant role as healthy applicants are more likely to be accepted over less healthy ones—they are considered more able to participate in the workforce.

The healthy immigrant effect does not last forever though. As we stay longer in Canada, our health starts to align with the national average. We can even start to develop complications such as allergies and heart diseases that we may not have had before.

What does this mean for us in terms of our career development? Does health affect our professional goals as skilled immigrants? Here are four reasons why you should take care of your health just as much as, if not more than, your career plan.

1. You cannot work if you are not healthy
This seems like a very obvious thing to state, but it is worth repeating: an unhealthy body and mind affects your ability to participate fully in your job search or work. Living in a new place and starting your career can lead to a tremendous level of stress. Preparing for a job interview is hard enough as it is; including health anxiety in that process only makes it more difficult. The effects of poor health have consequences on a national scale: the economic cost of employees taking sick days was $16.6 billion in Canada in 2011.

2. A healthy employee is a more effective employee
One of the things that immigrants are known for is our resilience. This resiliency often means that even if we are sick, we show up for work. While there may be situations or workplaces where this is necessary or encouraged, this kind of mindset becomes harmful and unsustainable over time. Think about the last time you were sick and how you were able to perform basic tasks like organizing your grocery shopping list or driving. Now think about your workplace, and all the responsibilities entrusted to you in an environment where you are accountable to different individuals and departments. Depending on your profession, some of these work duties can be highly complex and require an optimal state of mind and body. While you may still be able to accomplish your work goals even while sick, the cost of doing so may have consequences for your health and career in the long run.

3. A health-focused life leads to better habits
The old saying “prevention is better than cure” is a core tenet in healthcare. There are many health ailments that occur even if we live a healthy lifestyle, but the vast majority of diseases (up to 70% of premature deaths and chronic disability, according to this report) can be avoided if we become intentional in taking care of our health. Eating a balanced and nutrition-rich diet, being more active, quitting cigarettes, and drinking less alcohol are all habits that can translate directly into having a more successful career.

Think about exercise: doctors have known for a while now that staying active is one of the best things you can do for your heart and health. Leaders from all walks of life—from former U.S. president Barack Obama, to the current Apple CEO Tim Cook—engage in daily physical routines that help them stay sharp and focused for the rest of the day. Not only do these activities help you stay fit and healthy, they also train you to become more disciplined in your work. As someone who tries to stay active himself, I can speak from personal experience that if I go for a long stretch of time without running or going to the gym, my energy level is lower at work, and I am not able to react as creatively or effectively as I normally would in stressful situations.

4. Prioritizing your health expands your mind
Diet plays an even more important role than exercise in your health. You are, after all, what you eat. In addition to helping you maintain good health, good dietary practices also open your mind to other things that you may not have been aware of before. When I was younger, I did not pay any attention to the nutrition facts labels while grocery shopping. However, I am more mindful these days and always try as much as I can to buy organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables. For some of us, buying organic food may be inaccessible, but we can still buy fresh produce, and avoid eating overly processed foods and sugary drinks.

Our diverse backgrounds as immigrants include a wide variety of cuisines, and making sure that our cooking is healthy and delicious at the same time is a warm and engaging way of connecting not only with our own cultures but also with our colleagues’ at work. This kind of diligence in keeping a healthy diet can lead to a more expansive, holistic mindset at work. You become aware of the ways things from another place or situation are connected to you or your place of work.

Some of us are fortunate enough to live in a place like Canada where we have universal healthcare. Even with that kind of support system, we should not take our health for granted. Our bodies and minds are constantly affected by changing circumstances; many of them beyond our control. For the things that we can control, we need to ensure that we do whatever it takes to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. Good health, like my aunties would say, is the best gift of all.


What are some of the ways that you stay healthy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Gelek Badheytsang is the Communications Manager for WES Global Talent Bridge Canada.

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          Apple Celebrates America's National Parks in July with Apple Watch Challenge, Donations   

Apple will be celebrating America’s national parks in July in a number of ways including a special Apple Watch challenge.

On Saturday, July 15, anyone worldwide with an Apple Watch can complete a walk, run or wheelchair workout of 3.5 miles to earn a special award and exclusive iMessage stickers.

The distance was chosen because it matches the length of a hike from Old Faithful to Mallard Lake in Yellowstone National Park – the first national park in the United States.

From July 1 to July 15, Apple will also make a $1 donation to the National Park Service for every Apple Pay purchase made at an Apple Store, through the Apple Store app in the United States, or an apple.com.

Apple will also highlight a collection of apps to help navigate and explore the parks.

“America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we’re making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures.”


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It was a dramatic market entry for the iPhone 7 last year. Many Apple customers grumbled when Apple took away the headphone jack and gave everyone an adapter to plug earbuds into the Lightning, or charging, connector. But everyone seems to have adjusted. Apple sold 78 million iPhones over the holiday season. In an earnings call, CEO Tim Cook indicated Apple could have sold more of them if it had enough in stock, says Gartner Research analyst Brian Blau. "That was encouraging news," Blau says. "That means that there's built-up demand out there, and that means that it's very possible that that demand will be continued into this quarter." Apple has more than a billion activated mobile devices around the world. Along with the increased iPhone sales, it's also bringing in more revenue from its app store, iTunes and cloud services. Cook mentioned the current U.S. political climate in connection with future growth. He seems to believe it's likely that Congress and the Trump administration
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          Apple to Support U.S. National Parks in July With Donations, Apple Watch Challenges   

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          庫克在 Twitter 慶祝 iPhone 十周年,貼文時間選在上午 9 點 41 分有玄機   
iPhone 滿十歲了,十年前,賈伯斯在 Keynote 上展出第一支 iPhone 以後,注定要從此改變所有人使用智慧手機的習慣。執行長庫克也在 Twitter 上貼出了貼文表示慶祝,但這時間有點玄機。

「這,就是改變世界的 iPhone,敬那個使這隻手機出世的人,以及那些不斷為了這隻手機開發未來的人們。」庫克在他的 Twitter 上這樣說。

 

 

(編按:筆者電腦系統時間顯示台灣時間,若將該時間換算成加州在地時間就對了。)

身為蘋果的執行長,這麼說好像都很合情合理對吧?事實上,庫克選擇貼文的時間點有些玄機。

十年前,蘋果的 Macworld 大會在 9:00am 正式展開,但 iPhone 真的出現卻是要一直到 9:42,而這個時間從此對於蘋果來說,就存在了一個特別的意義。

如果大家有注意到的話,應該不難發現蘋果早期的 iPhone 宣傳廣告上,展示的時間都會是 9:42am,蘋果的前行政人員鮑勃 (Bob Borcher) 多年前也證實了這一點

眾所皆知,賈伯斯對於每一場 Keynote 的簡報時間都要求的很嚴格,因此,之前曾經負責領導 iPhone 的軟體開發小組的史考特 (Scott Forstall) 表示,「40 分鐘的等待,是最理想的時間。」史考特在跟大西洋報的採訪時說:

在設計 Keynote 簡報時,每一張簡報出現的時間、講者說那些話都有經過計算,我們是刻意希望讓產品照能在 40 分鐘左右以後出現,因為,我們希望能夠讓 iPhone 上顯示的時間可以跟在場觀眾手錶的時間幾乎一致。但大家也都知道,其實這個時間也未必能夠真的掌握得這麼精確。對於 iPhone,我們將時間訂為開場後 42 分鐘現身,這次的時間我們倒是抓得滿準確,所以 iPad 的部分我們就把時間訂為 41 分鐘。

正因為如此,蘋果在接下來十年間,就將 9:41 融入到他們的廣告中,就算是目前最新的 iPhone,在官網上展示的時間也是 9:41am。

▲蘋果官網的 iPhone 功能展示顯示的時間也是 9:41am。(圖片來自 Apple)

所以,庫克這一次會刻意選在一個這麼古怪的時間發 Twitter 文也就不奇怪了對吧?估計賈伯斯如果還在的話,基本也會是同一個時間發文。

 

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          Apple Celebrates America's National Parks This July With Donations and Apple Watch Challenge   
Apple today announced it will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on Apple.com, or through the Apple Store app in the United States from July 1 through July 15.

Apple Watch challenge inspired by U.S. National Parks

Apple said proceeds will support the National Park Foundation's mission to help protect and preserve national parks.
“America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we’re making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures.”
Additionally, on July 15, Apple Watch users around the world can complete a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of 3.5 miles to earn an award and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks. Apple said the distance matches the length of a hike from Old Faithful to Mallard Lake in Yellowstone National Park.

iMessage stickers inspired by U.S. National Parks

Apple said the App Store will highlight a collection of some of the best apps to help users easily navigate and explore the country's national parks.
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          10 Years Ago Today, the Original iPhone Officially Launched   
Exactly 10 years ago today, on June 29, 2007, the original iPhone went on sale, six months after Steve Jobs stood onstage at Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco and told the world Apple was reinventing the phone, revolutionizing an entire industry like it had done with the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001.

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The iPhone, with its 3.5-inch display, lack of a physical keyboard, Apple-designed touch-based user interface, and multi-touch support, was unique among phones of that era, and as Jobs promised, it changed everything. The product that some speculated would fail miserably shaped the smartphone industry and made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world.


Even before the public had touched an iPhone, there was incredible hype, just like there is today with each new iteration. In the days leading up to the iPhone's release, MacRumors shared dozens of stories, like sightings out in the wild, photos of training manuals, benchmarks, in-store displays, and banners outside of stores. And of course, before the first iPhone launched, there were already rumors of an iPhone 2.

A banner at an AT&T location ahead of the iPhone's launch.

iPhone sales started at 6:00 p.m. local time on June 29, 2007, but people started lining up days ahead of time. Hours before the iPhone launched, hundreds of people were lined up at AT&T locations and the then-164 Apple Stores across the United States and around the world.

Employees decorate an Apple Store on iPhone launch day. Behind the scenes, iPhones allegedly arrived at stores under armed guard.

Apple Stores shut down at 2:00 p.m. to prepare for launch, and at 6:00 p.m. on the East Coast, the first iPhones were in the hands of customers. Apple Stores stayed open until midnight that day selling iPhones, and the rest is history. By October of 2008, Apple had sold 10 million iPhones, meeting an internal goal, and now, 10 years later on June 29, 2017, Apple has sold well over a billion iPhones.

MacRumors founder Arnold Kim's iPhone unboxing photo, taken on launch day.

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, he presented it as three revolutionary products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device. "An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator. Are you getting it? These are not three separate devices," said Jobs. "This is one device."

Over the years, the iPhone has evolved and it's not just three products -- it's over a dozen. What was once just a phone, an iPod, and an internet communicator is now also a high quality point and shoot camera, a camcorder, a GPS device, a scanner, a portable gaming system, a wallet replacement, an e-book reader, a TV, a newspaper, a flash light, and so much more.

As Tim Cook said in 2016 when Apple reached its 1 billion iPhone milestone, the iPhone is "more than a constant companion," it's "an essential part of our daily life." These days, we don't ever have to be parted from our iPhones, even in the shower. It's indispensable.

The 2016 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Love Apple or hate Apple, there's no denying the impact of first iPhone. The story of how it was conceived and created is repeated over and over again in interviews and in books as we suss out every detail, no matter how small, to relive the legend of Steve Jobs and the Project Purple team toiling for two and a half years to conjure up a device "literally five years ahead" of every other mobile device on the market, as Jobs himself said.

Even 10 years later, there are new tidbits to learn and others to revisit. According to new anecdote from a recently published book, Jobs allegedly wanted a permanent "back" button to accompany the Home button, but he was ultimately talked out of the addition by longtime Apple designer Imran Chaudhri. Scott Forstall, who once led the software development team at Apple, also re-shared a story this month about how the idea for the tablet that preceded the iPhone came about because Jobs "hated" a guy at Microsoft and wanted show him up by creating a tablet with capacitive touch and multitouch. That tablet became the iPhone when the team shifted focus.

While Apple is a much different company today than it was 10 years ago, and there will never again be another "first" iPhone, we may see a little original iPhone magic in 2017. This year's iPhone, which some rumors have said will be marketed and celebrated as an anniversary iPhone, is looking like it will include some of the biggest design changes we've seen made to the iPhone since 2007.

The Home button, an iconic user interface element that's been present on iPhone for the last 10 years, is being eliminated in favor of an edge-to-edge OLED display that does away with the thick top and bottom bezels we're used to seeing on the iPhone. The "iPhone 8," as it has been nicknamed, will feature a glass body that allows Apple to take the first step towards wire-free charging. Touch ID, built into the iPhone since 2013, is expected to be built under the glass, an impressive engineering feat.

Nearly bezel-free front panel and rear panel with vertical camera, both said to be iPhone 8 components

Most rumors have focused on design, but we've heard that additional biometric features like facial recognition or iris scanning could be built into the front-facing camera, and the rear camera is going vertical, perhaps to support new augmented reality and 3D scanning functionality. An Apple-designed A11 processor will bring CPU and GPU improvements that can power the augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies Apple is heavily pursuing.

iPhone 8 renders designed with iOS 11 screenshots

The iPhone's design has remained largely unchanged since 2014, so there's a lot to be excited about in 2017, so much so that analysts are predicting an upgrade supercycle. The design and technology advancements coming in the 10th anniversary iPhone will show just how far Apple's come and will shape iPhone development for the next 10 years.

At the end of the original iPhone event, then-CEO Steve Jobs said something that still dictates Apple's philosophy today. "You know, there's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love: 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' We've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very beginning. And we always will."

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          Apple Celebrates America's National Parks in July with Apple Watch Challenge, Donations   

Apple will be celebrating America’s national parks in July in a number of ways including a special Apple Watch challenge.

On Saturday, July 15, anyone worldwide with an Apple Watch can complete a walk, run or wheelchair workout of 3.5 miles to earn a special award and exclusive iMessage stickers.

The distance was chosen because it matches the length of a hike from Old Faithful to Mallard Lake in Yellowstone National Park – the first national park in the United States.

From July 1 to July 15, Apple will also make a $1 donation to the National Park Service for every Apple Pay purchase made at an Apple Store, through the Apple Store app in the United States, or an apple.com.

Apple will also highlight a collection of apps to help navigate and explore the parks.

“America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we’re making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures.”


          „Höchstgradig peinlich“: Zu Guttenberg im Interview über Deutschlands Versagen bei der Digitalisierung   

zu guttenberg

Er war der Popstar unter den deutschen Politikern. Erst Wirtschaftsminister, dann Verteidigungsminister. Nicht wenige Beobachter sahen in ihm bereits den kommenden Kanzler. Dann entlarvten Experten seine Doktorarbeit als Plagiat und urplötzlich war Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg verschwunden von der politischen Bühne. Sechs Jahre ist das jetzt her.

Inzwischen hält ihn sein persönlicher Karrierekiller nicht mehr davon ab, Missstände und Fehlentwicklungen in der Politik schonungslos zu benennen. Im Interview mit Business Insider prangert zu Guttenberg die „Inkompetenz“ von US-Präsident Donald Trump an und warnt vor Russland, das „in eine Diktatur abgeglitten“ sei. Er spricht über die Gefahren des Cyberspace, eine mögliche Atommacht Türkei und ein Treffen mit Tesla-Gründer Elon Musk.

Business Insider: Herr zu Guttenberg, stellen Sie sich einen Raum vor, in dem Sie Donald  Trump, Wladimir Putin und Recep Tayyip Erdogan antreffen. Wem würden Sie die Hand reichen?

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg: „Allen. Narzissten, Autokraten oder selbst Diktatoren den Handschlag zu verweigern, würde die Option beschneiden, einen notwendig kritischen Dialog mit Ihnen zu führen.“

BI: Und auf wen gingen Sie als erstes zu?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich würde wohl mit Trump beginnen.“

BI: Weshalb gerade er?

zu Guttenberg: „Unabhängig von seinem erratischen Handeln und offensichtlicher Inkompetenz repräsentiert er ein Land, dem wir Deutschen unter den drei genannten Vertretern am meisten zu verdanken haben. Selbst unter  Trump sind die USA im Gegensatz zu den beiden anderen Ländern noch nicht in eine Autokratie, beziehungsweise im Falle Russlands in eine Diktatur abgeglitten.“

BI: Aus Sicht des ehemaligen Bundesverteidigungsministers: Welches dieser Länder gefährdet den Weltfrieden am meisten?

zu Guttenberg: „Die Türkei derzeit am wenigsten — trotz aller unerträglichen innenpolitischen Entwicklungen. Solange es nicht zu einem offenen Konflikt um die Vorherrschaft im Nahen und Mittleren Osten kommt. Bei der Türkei handelt es sich um keine Atommacht und man kann nur hoffen, dass es so bleibt. Das Gefährdungspotential Russlands und der USA könnte unterschiedlicher kaum sein, hängt aber miteinander zusammen.

Je mehr die USA unter der derzeitigen Regierung internationale Vereinbarungen und Bündnisse in Frage stellen, umso eher kann Russland durch aggressives Auftreten — etwa in der Ostukraine und in Syrien — sein Interessenspektrum erweitern und von der wirtschaftlichen Malaise im eigenen Land ablenken. Je uneiniger der Westen agiert, desto höher ist die Gefahr dauerhafter Instabilität innerhalb und außerhalb europäischer Grenzen.“

BI: Was muss die Welt, was muss Europa tun, um dem Einhalt zu gebieten?

zu Guttenberg: „Sklerotische multinationale Institutionen reformieren, die notwendigen  Beiträge zur Verteidigungsfähigkeit leisten sowie der grassierenden  transatlantischen Uneinigkeit entschieden entgegenwirken.“

BI: Angenommen, Sie könnten daran mitwirken: Auf welchen politischen Posten  würden Sie sich zurückwünschen?

zu Guttenberg: „Auf keinen, da die Möglichkeit der Einflussnahme und der streitbaren  Meinungsäußerung nicht alleine an politische Ämter gebunden ist. Im Gegenteil: Debatten über die Zukunft der globalen, aber auch europäischen Ordnung alleine den Amtsträgern zu überlassen, wäre fahrlässig und ist in meinen Augen nicht mit der Verantwortung zu  vereinbaren, die wir für nächste Generationen an jeder Stelle unserer Gesellschaft tragen.“

BI: Was ist heutzutage eigentlich die größte Trumpfkarte in der  Weltpolitik: militärische Stärke, Diplomatie oder wirtschaftliche Macht?

zu Guttenberg: „Diplomatie ist das Mittel der Begrenzung, aber gegebenenfalls auch  aktiven Nutzbarmachung der anderen beiden Faktoren. Deshalb ist die Aneinanderreihung der drei Punkte irreführend. Bereits heute würde ich eine weitere Komponente nennen: das Beherrschen des Cyberspaces — ein so gefährlicher wie unterschätzter Ausgangspunkt von Macht, der auch nicht zwingend an staatliche Akteure gebunden ist.“

BI: Klingt so, als würden Sie sich für eine neue politische Aufgabe interessieren. Wann haben Sie begonnen, Pläne für ein Comeback zu schmieden?

zu Guttenberg: „Gar nicht. Man braucht schon viel Phantasie, um die Unterstützung der  Union mit einigen wenigen Wahlkampfauftritten als politisches Comeback zu bezeichnen.“

BI: Es heißt, Sie würden Zugpferd der CSU im Wahlkampf. Was hat man sich  darunter vorzustellen?

zu Guttenberg: „Angesichts meiner heutigen Distanz zur Tagespolitik und sechsjähriger  politischer Entwöhnung bin ich eher ein kurzzeitig auftretender Ackergaul.“

BI: Welche persönlichen Interessen verfolgen Sie dabei?

zu Guttenberg: „Einen Beitrag zur Wiederwahl der Bundeskanzlerin zu leisten und fünf  Kilo Gewicht zu verlieren in der Hitze bayerischer Bierzelte.“

BI: Finden Sie selbst keinen Gefallen an Angela Merkels Job?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich finde Gefallen an der Idee, dass sie ihren Job weitermacht. Die Unterstützung findet unzweifelhaft statt.“

BI: Hängt Ihnen die Affäre um Ihre plagiierte Doktorarbeit eigentlich noch  nach?

zu Guttenberg: „Bei einigen ja, bei vielen nicht. Beides ist nachvollziehbar. Für mich  selbst aber ist das Thema nach sechs Jahren, nachdem ich harte Konsequenzen gezogen und erfahren habe, abgeschlossen. Wenn dies einigen nicht passt, kann ich denen auch nicht helfen.“

BI: Sie sind von Deutschland aus in die USA übergesiedelt. Was hat Amerika, was Deutschland unbedingt bräuchte?

zu Guttenberg: „Wenn man sechs Jahre in einem Land mit maroder Infrastruktur,  desorganisierter Verwaltung und einem lachhaften Sozial- und Gesundheitssystem lebt, müsste man die Frage eigentlich umgekehrt stellen. Was es in den USA deutlich weniger gibt, sind Ansätze von moralinsaurer Besserwisserei, Schadenfreude und Neid. Zudem findet man eine höhere Risikofreude, gerade in unternehmerischen Belangen, was auch einen positiveren Umgang mit dem Scheitern vielversprechender Ideen nach sich zieht.“

BI: Sie waren mal Bundeswirtschaftsminister: Wie erklären Sie den Menschen  im Silicon Valley, dass Deutschland ein Breitbandnetz auf dem Stand  eines Entwicklungslandes hat?

zu Guttenberg: „Das ist richtig und höchstgradig peinlich für eine führende Wirtschaftsnation. Südkorea und Japan sind uns beispielsweise meilenweit voraus. In den USA ist die Abdeckung in der Fläche aber teilweise auch bizarr schlecht.“

BI: Seitdem Trump Präsident ist, sagt man das auch über andere Bereiche des Landes. Inwiefern haben sich die USA unter ihm verändert?

zu Guttenberg: „Die politischen Lager stehen sich noch unversöhnlicher gegenüber und die wachsende Polarisierung macht vor kaum einen Teil der Gesellschaft Halt. Hinzu kommt die wachsende Unberechenbarkeit auf dem internationalen Parkett. Ich mache mir Sorgen, wie sehr die nach innen gerichtete, chaotische Politik der ersten Monate isolationistische Befindlichkeiten in breiten Teilen der Bevölkerung verstärkt.“

BI: Es wirkt fast so, als müssten zunehmend Unternehmerpersönlichkeiten und technische Pioniere das Ansehen der USA in der Welt bewahren. Welcher amerikanische Zeitgeist hat Sie am meisten inspiriert?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich mag den Begriff Zeitgeist nicht, da dessen Inhalte allzu schnell obsolet sind. Inspirierend bleibt der ungebändigte Wille vieler Amerikaner zur Innovation — auch mit der Konsequenz, sich nötigenfalls selbst neu zu erfinden. Gekoppelt mit einer kreativen Risikobereitschaft und einem beispielgebenden Leistungsbewusstsein.“

BI: Versuchen wir die Eingangsfrage leicht abzuwandeln: Sie stehen in einem  Raum mit Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Tim Cook und Sundar Pichai. Mit wem  würden Sie am liebsten ein Bier trinken?

zu Guttenberg: „Mit fast allen habe ich bereits etwas getrunken. Lediglich mit  Elon Musk etwas anderes als Wasser.“

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That's where you're wrong. I don't look for rational flaws. I look for signs that a person has enough compassion, enough humanity, to pause, if only for a moment in his assault on an opponent, to grant a grace point. I respect that smidgen of humanity far more than the ferocity of the assault, or the tortured ingenuity in constructing a rational defence of the assault. I look to Alexander the Great. He was second to none on the battlefield and feared no man. But he had compassion, and that made him wiser than the man who takes no prisoners and brags about it.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Actually you should be getting your first erection this year with the ducat comment. That's a dried cat turd you can take home and put in the same alter you have tRump's rump in.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Dammit. You know what I mean.. but then again, that dried cat turd is just too much for you to ignore. It should keep you distracted for a couple of hours.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Again, principlesSo don’t matter as long as the ducats are plentiful.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Yeah.. typing fast. grsammar nazi. Sorry... grammar fuck.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Uhhhhmmmm your point. ducat. common term describing currency in a correctional setting. So you can take your idiot and put it back in your ass. Pathetic bottwipe. Really, this is all you have? Hey bottwipe. You double down on stupidity. I double down on accomplishments. This ought to make you hard for the 2nd time this year. I was sent to Skokie, IL, to speak to a group about QuickBooks. I was so awesome as a trainer for MacInTax that they knew I could be an excellent representative for QuickBooks. I wasn't the QuickBooks trainer but they wanted me to go. Yeah. Skolie, IL. You think that your petty, vindictive, stupid, and racist insults are going to bother me. You'd be better served praying to the baby jeebus to get that coal mine job back. Stupid fuck. How's that opiod addiction working out for you?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Are you certain, Herself?   
Hardly, Herself...you usually spot the rational flaws, but failed in his case (unless you simply forgot to append the /s or meant that he was "fair and balanced" in the manner of Fox News).
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by I disagree with your assertions and assumptions, thetheloniusmac   
No one is suggesting that you can just slap anyone in the CEO spot and expect success. But a genius-level IQ is no guarantee, either. Besides, a genius-level IQ is not that rare...check out the membership of Mensa and then multiply that number by two or three, at least. I was tested to be 10 points above the genius threshold, and I don't belong to Mensa. I also know a reasonable number of other highly intelligent people and I can tell you that core intellect is only one of many factors to consider. A large company should groom a couple of dozen people for upper management positions. In addition, a CEO does not have to come from within. Furthermore, boards tend to only look at similar levels of people, thus overlooking many qualified people who are not currently CEOs for some reason. I can state with great confidence that merit is often not the dominant factor in promotions. In some cases, it appears to be a rather insignificant factor. Face it, leaders only look to other leaders...they only consider their peers to be sufficiently competent. That is why women and minorities are having difficulty breaking into the upper ranks. It is a chicken-and-egg situation in which women and minorities have to become leaders in order to help more women and minorities become leaders. And who are you to say that one or more great CEOs is not lurking in those 1000 or so people that share the equivalent compensation of Cook. You are making a totally unsupported assumption.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Logic and Reason!.   
At last, some reason is the miasma of idiocy on this forum!
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by You sometimes come across as arrogant, thetheloniusmac...   
The stockholders do not approve it, thetheloniusmac. The BoD has a compensation committee which may hire outside consultants. They set the compensation for the CEO. Stockholders elect the board, but the system is typically dominated by a few major shareholders and the system is set up to elect the candidates "recommended" by the board. So the control of the shareholders is abstracted by the BoD, and only the major shareholders have any real power. As a shareholder in Apple, it certainly IS up to me how much compensation Cook receives. No, it is not up to the government, unless the Feds need to step in to correct a corrupt system that is failing its fiduciary responsibilities to the shareholders (owners) and treating the corporate bank accounts like their own personal piggy banks.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Like the vast majority of CEOs, Cook is overcompensated   
I agree, Sarah. The botvinnik hypocrisy is often astounding, even Trumpian. I said this six years ago, and I will say it again - no CEO deserves that much compensation. I respect Cook's abilities and I have supported him when many others were hyper-critical of him. But no CEO deserves that kind of compensation. Given the many tens of millions in the workforce, you cannot make a convincing argument that the best available people are currently CEOs of the top corporations. If this were truly merit-based free enterprise, those other people would have their chance and the competition would theoretically drive down CEO salaries. But corporate management is a rigged system favoring the insiders and completely separate rules are applied to The compensation of CEOs and other corporate officers. Some people are arguing, "Apple performed well over the past eight years." And I would agree that Apple has prospered financially and in the stock market. Cook undoubtedly deserves some credit for that. But so do all Apple employees. And Cook's compensation arrangement is such that he would have received a great deal of compensation even if Apple had not done so well. That is typical of most CEOs...they either get a huge amount of money or an enormous amount of money, even in cases of abject failure and firing. I have been downvoted in the past for making these comments. But I have to believe that people really don't understand the situation. This isn't "free" money being given to CEOs. There is not such thing. This is shareholder money, which means that some of it may be your money from your IRA or 401K or mutual fund. CEO overcompensation is just another fee on investors and drag on ROI.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Herself   
thetheloniousmac. Fair and balanced.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
ducat |ˈdəkət| noun 1 a gold coin formerly current in most European countries. • (ducats) informal money: their production of Hamlet has kept the ducats pouring in. idiot.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by thetheloniousmac   
Well yeah. Find another CEO for Apple. You won't find it in that 10%, guaranteed. People that can just hold their own in these positions are difficult to find. Ask the last CEO of yahoo how hard it is, and she's got a genius level IQ. Cook was selected and groomed by Steve Jobs. You don't just hire a suit and stick it behind a desk.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by thetheloniousmac   
It the stock holders and board approve it, it's not up to you to say what too much is. Nor is it up to the government. They pay their taxes like everyone else.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by thetheloniousmac   
Are you saying he gets money for nothing and his Macs are free?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
"principles" you illiterate jackass.
          Tim Cooks first big day (toon)   
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          How Badly is Timothy Cook Effed?   
Tim Cook is in the uncomfortable position of replacing Steve Jobs . You're thinking that Tim gets to run one of the coolest companies in the world, makes so much dough that his weekly paycheck has to be extra long to hold all the zeroes and sets his own hours.…
              
  新浪科技讯 北京时间7月1日早间消息,虽然监管文件显示,苹果CEO蒂姆-库克(Tim Cook)2016年的薪酬只有875万美元,在标准普尔500公司CEO薪酬榜中排名靠后,但这其实只占他实际薪酬的一小部分。   事实上,库克去年的实际薪酬高达1.45亿美元,几乎全部来自2011年的股票授予....
          [Vidéo] Quand Emmanuel Macron installe ses 2 iPhone pour sa photo officielle…   
Le Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron, a décidé de montrer ses 2 iPhone sur son portrait officiel. On voit le d’ailleurs dans cette vidéo les positionner sur la table. Cela ne devrait pas déplaire à Apple : Emmanuel Macron a fait le choix de montrer qu’il disposait de 2 iPhone, volontairement. Et c’est donc sur la photo officielle du nouveau Président que l’on peut clairement apercevoir les smartphones d’Apple. Tim Cook doit être content de voir un président français poser fièrement avec 2 iPhone, sachant que cette photo sera apposée dans plusieurs administrations et sera donc vu par une […]
          Movers: Apple’s Developers Conference   
Apple holds its annual developers conference, with its chief executive, Tim Cook, set to deliver the keynote address....
          Zahl des Tages: Tim Cook verdient sich ’nen goldenen Apfel.   
Zahl des Tages: Satte 145 Mio US-Dollar verdient Apple-Chef Tim Cook im vergangenen Jahr – umfangreichen Aktienoptionen sei Dank. Auf Platz 2 der US-Chefs landet Netflix-Gründer Reed Hastings mit bescheidenen 106 Mio. Cook will all sein Geld am Lebensende spenden. zeitung.sueddeutsche.de

Zahl des Tages: Satte 145 Mio US-Dollar verdient Apple-Chef Tim Cook im vergangenen Jahr – umfangreichen Aktienoptionen sei Dank. Auf Platz 2 der US-Chefs landet Netflix-Gründer Reed Hastings mit bescheidenen 106 Mio. Cook will all sein Geld am Lebensende spenden.
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          Profits, CEO paychecks up big time at U.S. companies   
Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm. That was up more than 6 percent from the previous year, and is the second year in a row of increases. The figure is also the highest since the AP began tracking executive compensation in 2006. Companies trimmed cash bonuses but handed out more in stock awards. For shareholder activists who have long decried CEO pay as exorbitant, that was a victory of sorts. That’s because the stock awards are being tied more often to company performance. In those instances, CEOs can’t cash in the shares right away: They have to meet goals first, like boosting profit to a certain level. The idea is to motivate CEOs to make sure a company does well and to tie their fortunes to the company’s for the long term. For too long, activists say, CEOs have been richly rewarded no matter how a company has fared — “pay for pulse,” as some critics call it. To be sure, the companies’ motives are pragmatic. The corporate world is under a brighter, more uncomfortable spotlight than it was a few years ago, before the financial crisis struck in the fall of 2008. Last year, a law gave shareholders the right to vote on whether they approve of the CEO’s pay. The vote is nonbinding, but companies are keen to avoid an embarrassing “no.” “I think the boards were more easily shamed than we thought they were,” says Stephen Davis, a shareholder expert at Yale University, referring to boards of directors, which set executive pay. In the past year, he says, “Shareholders found their voice.” The typical CEO got stock awards worth $3.6 million in 2011, up 11 percent from the year before. Cash bonuses fell about 7 percent, to $2 million. The value of stock options, as determined by the company, climbed 6 percent to a median $1.7 million. Options usually give the CEO the right to buy shares in the future at the price they’re trading at when the options are granted, so they’re worth something only if the shares go up. Profit at companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index rose 16 percent last year, remarkable in an economy that grew more slowly than expected. CEOs managed to sell more, and squeeze more profit from each sale, despite problems ranging from a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating to an economic slowdown in China and Europe’s neverending debt crisis. Still, there wasn’t much immediate benefit for the shareholders. The S&P 500 ended the year unchanged from where it started. Including dividends, the index returned a slender 2 percent. Shareholder activists, while glad that companies are moving a bigger portion of CEO pay into stock awards, caution that the rearranging isn’t a cure-all. For one thing, companies don’t have to tie stock awards to performance. Instead, they can make the awards automatically payable on a certain date — meaning all the CEO has to do is stick around. Other companies do tie stock awards to performance but set easy goals. Sometimes, “they set the bar so low, it would be difficult for an executive not to trip over it,” says Patrick McGurn, special counsel at Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises pension funds and other big investors on how to vote. And for many shareholders, their main concern — that pay is just too much, no matter what the form — has yet to be addressed. “It’s just that total (compensation) is going up, and that’s where the problem lies,” says Charles Elson, director of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. The typical American worker would have to labor for 244 years to make what the typical boss of a big public company makes in one. The median pay for U.S. workers was about $39,300 last year. That was up 1 percent from the year before, not enough to keep pace with inflation. Since the AP began tracking CEO pay five years ago, the numbers have seesawed. Pay climbed in 2007, fell during the recession in 2008 and 2009 and then jumped again in 2010. To determine 2011 pay packages, the AP used Equilar data to look at the 322 companies in the S&P 500 that had filed statements with federal regulators through April 30. To make comparisons fair, the sample includes only CEOs in place for at least two years. Among the AP’s other findings: — David Simon, CEO of Simon Property, which operates malls around the country, is on track to be the highest-paid in the AP survey, at $137 million. That was almost entirely in stock awards that could eventually be worth $132 million. The company said it wanted to make sure Simon wasn’t lured to another company. He has been CEO since 1995; his father and uncle are Simon Property’s co-founders. This month, Simon Property’s shareholders rejected Simon’s pay package by a large margin: 73 percent of the votes cast for or against were against. But the company doesn’t appear likely to change the 2011 package. After the shareholder vote, it released a statement saying that “we value our stockholders’ input” and would “take their views into consideration as (the board) reviews compensation plans for our management team.” But it also said that Simon’s performance had been stellar and it needed to pay him enough to keep him in the job. Simon’s paycheck looks paltry compared with that of Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose pay package was valued at $378 million when he became CEO in August. That was almost entirely in stock awards, some of which won’t be redeemable until 2021, so the value could change dramatically. Cook wasn’t included in the AP study because he is new to the job. — Of the five highest-paid CEOs, three were
          Tim Cook : « Voici l’iPhone qui a changé le monde » !   

Afin de rendre hommage à Steve Jobs et aux 10 ans de l'iPhone, Tim Cook a lâché ce soir un tweet bien particulier et à une heure bien précise.

Cet article Tim Cook : « Voici l’iPhone qui a changé le monde » ! est apparu en premier sur iPhonote - Actualités Apple et High Tech.


          Google is the reason YouTube isn't a default app on the iPhone anymore (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)   

larry page and tim cook

In 2012, Apple and Google were going through a breakup of sorts.

Apple released a new version of its iOS mobile operating system without the Google Maps or YouTube apps, which had been included on the iPhone as default apps since the first iPhone.

We now know why YouTube was pulled as a default app: Because Google requested it. And it had nothing to do with Apple's decision to make its own mapping software.

Apple wanted to include YouTube on the first iPhone, so it asked Google for special privileged access to the video platform, although it built the YouTube app itself.

But five years later, Google decided to "take back control of our app," according to Hunter Walk, a venture capitalist at Homebrew who worked at YouTube for years.

At the time, many thought it was Apple that kicked Google's YouTube out of its default apps. YouTube now needs to be separately downloaded, and lots of people do it — it's currently the fourth-most-downloaded free app on the App Store.

Walk published his recollections as a tweetstorm on Thursday, and he joked that the "statute of limitations on any nondisclosures" from his time at YouTube had expired.

Here's his story:

 

 

SEE ALSO: Apple Is Taking The YouTube App Off The iPhone

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          Apple : Tim Cook a ramené 145 millions à la maison en 2016 !   
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          Mac Pro 2017: Tim Cook Raises Hopes Of Its Pro Users Amidst MacBook Pro Backlash [VIDEO]   
Tim Cook recently addressed concerns centering on Apple's rumored decision to oust the MacPro line during a Q&A session at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
"altar" you illiterate jackass.
          Apple supporting National Parks next month w/ Apple Pay donations & new Watch Activity challenge   

Apple has announced a new Apple Pay initiative to raise funds for the National Parks Foundation, running for the first half of July.

From July 1 through 15, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US

Tim Cook explained why the company is doing it …

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          İşte dünyanın en çok kazanan CEO`su   
İşte dünyanın en çok kazanan CEO`suİşte dünyanın en çok kazanan CEO`su
Dünya iletişiminde devrim yaratan Apple, her ne kadar CEO'su Tim Cook'un maaşını 8,75 milyon dolar olarak gösterse de, 56 yaşındaki patronun net geliri 145 milyon dolar.

          等了十多年,Apple Store 跨夜記錄,頭香最前線畫面。   

等待了十幾年(或是數十年、看你的年紀 哈哈),台灣終於要開第一間 Apple Store 直營店,雖然我在媒體發表會已經進去過一次,也拿到了 T-Shirt,不過畢竟正式的開幕還是意義上不一樣。所以我們一群朋友還是一起來排隊了。

 

關於排隊這件事,可能很多人會覺得很浪費時間什麼的。不過這就從主觀跟客觀來看。

 

先從客觀說,我在排隊的期間還是繼續維持網站的經營,還順便考了一張證照,所以搞不好比平常在家的工作量還大 XD 加上會很早來排隊的幾乎都是資深的高手,遇到很多值得尊敬的前輩,根本是大型高手聚會,隨便跟哪一位聊天,都可以得到不少收穫,在這裡,我絕對算不上什麼資深,前輩太多。

 

主觀的說,我們這些人已經等了十幾年,能量累積了這麼多年,既然蘋果在我們生命中這麼重要,那麼終於等到這一刻的時候,怎麼可以缺席呢。

 

總之,我們 MacUKnow 與幾個朋友,從公布台灣直營店開始,就約好了一定會來排隊。所以這篇主要是記錄排隊直營店的一些心得,至於店內的陳設,可以參考我們前一篇: 台灣首間 Apple Store 開幕記者會,直擊內部(圖多影片多)

 

▼ 不過雖然我們中午就到,但已經有個老外 Steve 排了三天,我們輸的心服口服,安穩的求台灣人第一就好。

▼ 一開始的風向有點亂,各種說法都有,不知道到底是從哪裡開始排,最終打聽到是從市府路這邊的送貨出入口,我們就安定下來了。

▼ 慢慢入夜之後,隊伍開始成了型,慢慢累積一些朋友,這種持久戰的重點就在於要跟前後的隊伍都打好關係,大家要團結一次,互相分享情報。

▼ 到了九點十點,其實那個氣氛非常熱鬧,大家都在跟身邊的人討論蘋果相關知識。這時候雖然有三位中國人要插隊幾在最前面,我們道德勸說之後他們絲毫沒有要尊重其他隊伍者的意思,我們只好團結起來,把隊伍整理整齊,半小時後他們也知難而退,乖乖到隊伍最後方。

▼ 11點半左右時,蘋果超級貼心的,讓我們這些前100多名漏夜排隊的粉絲,開放室內空間讓我們在室內有空調的地方排隊,所以大家都很興奮的排好一列。

▼ 依序進入101裡面,這輩子有幾次機會可以在打烊後的國際地標內過夜呢?

▼ 進去之後非常的謹慎,每個人都要登記身分證電話等資訊,並發給你號碼手環。

 

▼ 不過在拿到手環之前,先要閱讀排隊須知,基本上拿到手環就等於確定你的順序了,中間可以離開101一次,一小時內要回來,否則取消資格。

▼ Steve 開心的炫耀他的第一名。

▼ 雖然是台灣直營店開幕,但前四名都是 Steve 跟他的外國人朋友(他們是一個youtube團隊,大家可以搜尋「不要鬧」)

所以我蘋果梗(右),跟 MacUknow 創始站長 Stanley(左) 就拿到了台灣人的第一名,展現我們的高度信仰,第五跟第六。不過說到信仰,在場有太多信仰超級強大的朋友,我們其實不敢自稱信仰有多高 XD 。

▼ MacUknow 編輯群難得的合照。

▼ 由於有號碼手環,大家就可以放鬆的隨意交流,互相分享蘋果知識跟技巧。

▼ 當然也有很惡搞的,穿 Google 的衣服來 XDDD 不過我保證這一位是死忠蘋果用戶,只是很愛惡搞 XD

▼ 等到清晨才發現,原來101的頂端是霧化玻璃,這真的是平常看不到的視野。

▼ 在四五點的時候,已經很多人累了呼呼大睡,這輩子在直營店旁邊睡覺的機會有多少呢?

▼ 我是閒閒沒事,還當場考了一張蘋果證照。畢竟這輩子有多少機會可以在直營店門口考蘋果證照呢?

▼ 由於一開始開放室內排隊的朋友只有第一批,之後來的都在水舞廣場那邊排隊,後來陸陸續續開放一批一批朋友進場在室內排隊。

▼ 等到了八點半左右,開始按照號碼,往前移動到直營店門口。

▼ 在入場前,要先簽一個肖像權同意書,當然你也可以不同意,這樣他們就不會使用任何有你在內的照片。(簽名同時會拍照,所以他們會挑出)

▼ 接著九點半左右,開始有媒體進場要採訪跟拍照,第一名的 Steve 自然是吸引大批媒體。

▼ 不過 Steve 也很愛開玩笑,有時候故意說出一些很惡搞的回答 XD 後來媒體也開始訪問我們「台灣 No.1」,給大家放點福利,正妹記者照。

▼ 我受訪之前還先用我的視角拍了一張準備要被採訪的感覺。

▼ 接著媒體都被趕到門的另外一邊,大家期待已久的開幕終於要準備開始了。首先先有官方攝影師非常專業的紀錄每一個畫面。

▼ 在員工開始面對果粉之前,他們先集中在一起精神喊話,由於他們氣氛太 High,聽說後面的隊伍聽到這麼 High 的氣氛還以為是 Tim Cook 來了

▼ 不過精神喊話畢竟是炒熱員工氣氛的,所以為了炒熱果粉情緒,他們在開目前還全體員工繞場跟大家擊掌,這時氣氛已經被帶到最高點。

▼ 最後,所有人最期待的開幕終於開始, Steve 當然最開心在眾人呼喊中衝進去,而官方攝影師也盡責的把我們前幾名全部拍下。

 
▼ 當然,這就是為什麼剛剛要簽那些肖像權同意書,因為這是有可能上官網的  Yeah~~~~

▼ 進入之後我們就靜靜的享受這一刻,等了10多年,終於夢想成真。

▼ 今天的戰利品,有閒來坐的 T-Shirt

▼ 這次的衣服真的非常正點,完美的結合了在地文化,設計的又好看。

▼ 中間是一批一批放入直營店,一批十個,有稍微控管人數。由於排隊擊掌的員工是列在 Apple Watch 的展示櫃旁邊,這時候剛好有一個果粉想要買詢問錶帶,就整個進場隊伍暫停,他們全心的服務這一位,真的是超高默契跟以客為尊。

▼ 最後我們離開時大約是 12 點半,聽說在我們離開不久後,T-Shirt 就發放完畢,跟我們前兩天預測的差不多,當天早上來排都可以拿到,開幕後兩小時左右發放完成。

 

那麼,熬夜了一整天,終於該休息了,以後一定會常去坐坐,這真的是台灣蘋果界值得紀念的一天。

太美好的回憶了。

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          Apple will celebrate national parks in July with Apple Watch activity challenge and more   
During the month of July, Apple will be celebrating America's national parks with donations to the National Parks Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay in an Apple Store, on Apple.com, or in the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad from July 1-15. From Apple: "America's national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us," said Apple's CEO Tim Cook. "Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we're making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures." Apple Watch owners can also get in on the celebration on July 15. On that day, if you complete a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of at least 3.5 miles (5.6 km), you'll earn a national-parks-inspired award on your Apple Watch and an iMessage sticker pack. Apple chose 3.5 miles to reflect the distance of the hike between Old Faithful and Mallard Lake in Yellowstone Na...
          Estos son los prototipos que los empleados de Apple usaban internamente hace 12 años   

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Nada como una de estas curiosidades para el día del décimo aniversario del iPhone. Ken Kocienda, quien ha estado 16 años trabajando en las interfaces de usuario de Apple, ha revelado los prototipos internos de iPhone que utilizaba cuando estaba desarrollando la interfaz del teclado del iOS original.

Los llamaban Wallaby, y el modelo blanco de la izquierda (en la imagen de cabecera) es el que Ken utilizó en 2005 para desarrollar el teclado en pantalla de iOS. Sí, 2005, unos dos años antes del lanzamiento del primer iPhone. Apple estuvo ocupada con el iPhone mucho antes de que lo pudiera revelar ante el público.

Los primeros iPhones se usaban dos años antes

Es curioso fijarse en cómo los prototipos se limitaban a ofrecer el botón home, sin tener en cuenta el aspecto visual del teléfono ni sus materiales. Por no hablar de esos enormes marcos, que afortunadamente se rebajaron con el iPhone original. Un tuit homenaje de Tim Cook nos pone a mano ese modelo para contrastar:

Ken Kocienda ya no trabaja en Apple. Dejó la compañía el mes pasado y ahora está inmerso en proyectos personales, así que no podemos hacer más que agradecerle su trabajo con iOS y desearle un buen futuro de ahora en adelante.

En Applesfera | Probar un iPhone hace diez años y probarlo ahora: cómo han cambiado las cosas


          El iPhone cumple 10 años   
El revolucionario teléfono móvil iPhone cumplió diez años desde que su primera generación llegó a las tiendas, un periodo en el que el gigante tecnológico Apple ha vendido más de mil millones de unidades de su producto estrella. «El iPhone es más que una compañía constante, es una parte esencial de nuestro día a día», afirmó el consejero delegado de la compañía, Tim Cook, en 2016, cuando anunció que el teléfono había superado esa cifra de ventas. En una publicación en su perfil de Twitter, indicó: «Brindo por el iPhone que cambió el mundo, por el hombre que lo soñó y por la gente de Apple que nunca ha dejado de mirar por su futuro». STATISTA El primer iPhone, únicamente compatible con AT&T, se puso a la venta el 29 de junio de 2007 por 499 dólares en su versión más económica, la que dejó intuir el fallecido cofundador de Apple, Steve Jobs, seis meses atrás durante una presentación en San Francisco dentro del marco de la Macworld Expo. Allí, Jobs habló por primera vez de aquel dispositivo con 4GB de memoria y pantalla táctil -de 3,5 pulgadas, 8,89 centímetros- que hacía olvidar el teclado tradicional de los móviles habituales en el mercado, y no dudó en predecir que ese dispositivo, con el que resultaba sencillo interactuar, reinventaría la tecnología y el mercado. Así fue. El iPhone, que provocó una histeria colectiva entre sus usuarios, revolucionó la telefonía móvil y la industria al completo, confirmándose como un proyecto tan rompedor como lo fue el Macintosh en 1984 o el iPod en 2001. «Es un iPod, un teléfono y un dispositivo para usar Internet. ¿Lo entendéis? No son tres aparatos distintos», dijo Jobs durante aquella charla. El teléfono, en el que se comenzó a trabajar tres años antes bajo el nombre en clave «Project Purple», comenzó a venderse a las 18.00 hora del este, pero la gente llevaba haciendo cola para hacerse con el producto desde varios días antes en las tiendas de AT&T y en los 164 establecimientos que, por entonces, disponía Apple en todo el mundo. Para octubre, la compañía había vendido 10 millones de dispositivos, una fiebre que, eso sí, ha ido amainando con el paso de los años. De hecho, Apple dio a conocer este mes unos resultados económicos marcados por la ralentización en las ventas del iPhone. La compañía con la mayor capitalización bursátil de Estados Unidos informó de que en el segundo trimestre de su ejercicio fiscal, que terminó el 1 de abril, vendió 50,76 millones de esos dispositivos, una cantidad inferior a los 51,2 millones de iPhones vendidos en ese mismo periodo del año anterior. El primer iPhone llegó en un momento en el que el mercado lo dominaban las BlackBerry y los dispositivos de Microsoft. Pero la verdadera revolución llegó después, cuando Apple ideó en 2008 para su sistema operativo iOS la App Store, que permite a los desarrolladores manufacturar y distribuir aplicaciones para el dispositivo. Y aunque la mayor parte de los teléfonos inteligentes actuales emplean el sistema operativo Android, Apple se lleva la mayor parte de los beneficios de la industria gracias a los elevados precios de sus dispositivos. Para el futuro, los usuarios esperan con entusiasmo la nueva versión del iPhone, en este caso, el iPhone 8, cuya presentación está prevista para septiembre y que se prevé incluya sensores 3D, aplicaciones para la realidad aumentada y una nueva pantalla. Gráfico elaborado por Statista
          Penjelasan Misteri Angka Keramat 9.42 Saat Debut iPhone   
Jakarta – Saat ini iPhone merupakan produk Apple paling laris manis ketimbang Mac ataupun iPad. Wajar apabila perayaan debut iPhone satu dekade lalu menjadi perhatian, khususnya bagi CEO Apple Tim Cook. Apple resmi memperkenalkan iPhone pada 9 Januari 2007 di gelaran MacWorld. Selang enam bulan, tepatnya 29 Juni 2007, perusahaan asal Cupertino, California, Amerika Serikat ...
          El iPhone cumple 10 años   
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"Brindo por el iPhone que cambió el mundo", escribió hoy Tim Cook en Twitter.

El revolucionario teléfono móvil iPhone cumplió este jueves diez años desde que su primera generación llegó a las tiendas, un periodo en el que el gigante tecnológico Apple ha vendido más de mil millones de unidades de su producto estrella.

"El iPhone es más que una compañía constante, es una parte esencial de nuestro día a día", afirmó el consejero delegado de la compañía, Tim Cook, en 2016, cuando anunció que el teléfono había superado esa cifra de ventas.

Hoy, en una publicación en su perfil de Twitter, indicó: "Brindo por el iPhone que cambió el mundo, por el hombre que lo soñó y por la gente de Apple que nunca ha dejado de mirar por su futuro".

El primer iPhone, únicamente compatible con AT&T, se puso a la venta el 29 de junio de 2007 por 499 dólares en su versión más económica, la que dejó intuir el fallecido cofundador de Apple, Steve Jobs, seis meses atrás durante una presentación en San Francisco dentro del marco de la Macworld Expo.

Allí, Jobs habló por primera vez de aquel dispositivo con 4GB de memoria y pantalla táctil -de 3,5 pulgadas, 8,89 centímetros- que hacía olvidar el teclado tradicional de los móviles habituales en el mercado, y no dudó en predecir que ese dispositivo, con el que resultaba sencillo interactuar, reinventaría la tecnología y el mercado.

Así fue. El iPhone, que provocó una histeria colectiva entre sus usuarios, revolucionó la telefonía móvil y la industria al completo, confirmándose como un proyecto tan rompedor como lo fue el Macintosh en 1984 o el iPod en 2001.

"Es un iPod, un teléfono y un dispositivo para usar Internet. ¿Lo entienden? No son tres aparatos distintos", dijo Jobs durante aquella charla.

El teléfono, en el que se comenzó a trabajar tres años antes bajo el nombre en clave "Project Purple", comenzó a venderse a las 18.00 hora del este, pero la gente llevaba haciendo cola para hacerse con el producto desde varios días antes en las tiendas de AT&T y en los 164 establecimientos que, por entonces, disponía Apple en todo el mundo.

Para el mes de octubre, la compañía había vendido 10 millones de dispositivos, una fiebre que, eso sí, ha ido amainando con el paso de los años. De hecho, Apple dio a conocer este mes unos resultados económicos marcados por la ralentización en las ventas del iPhone.

La compañía con la mayor capitalización bursátil de EE.UU. informó de que en el segundo trimestre de su ejercicio fiscal, que terminó el 1 de abril, vendió 50,76 millones de esos dispositivos, una cantidad inferior a los 51,2 millones de iPhones vendidos en ese mismo periodo del año anterior.

El primer iPhone llegó en un momento en el que el mercado lo dominaban las BlackBerry y los dispositivos de Microsoft. Pero la verdadera revolución llegó después, cuando Apple ideó en 2008 para su sistema operativo iOS la App Store, que permite a los desarrolladores manufacturar y distribuir aplicaciones para el dispositivo.

Y aunque la mayor parte de los teléfonos inteligentes actuales emplean el sistema operativo Android, Apple se lleva la mayor parte de los beneficios de la industria gracias a los elevados precios de sus dispositivos.

Para el futuro, los usuarios esperan con entusiasmo la nueva versión del iPhone, en este caso, el iPhone 8, cuya presentación está prevista para septiembre y que se prevé incluya sensores 3D, aplicaciones para la realidad aumentada y una nueva pantalla.

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Fotografía de archivo fechada el 9 de junio de 2007 que muestra a Steve Jobs, el entonces presidente de Apple Inc., presentando el primer teléfono iPhone.

          Tim Cook: ‘Religious Objection’ Laws Are Dangerous   
religious objection lawApple CEO penned a Washington Post editorial warning that bills like the one enacted in Indiana could be "used as an excuse to discriminate."
          Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans To Give Away Most Of His Fortune   
apple ceo charityCook says he will pay for the college education of his 10-year-old nephew, then donate the rest of his money to charity.
          Could Apple's next big thing be a car?   

Is an Apple Car about to hit the road?

The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, contemplated putting the company's hardware and software smarts to work in a car nearly a decade ago, according to reports in trade press.

Speculation about an Apple Car became the stuff of myth, with much talk and little evidence until recently.

In mid-June, Apple chief executive Tim Cook revealed that the company is focusing on software that powers self-driving vehicles, referring to it as "by far the most important project in artificial intelligence."

Cook depicted electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and ride-sharing as major forces shaping the future of the automobile.

Analysts said that driverless cars that can be summoned on demand to whisk people where they wish when they want represent a gigantic potential market opportunity.

Even before Cook's public remarks on the topic, clues were coming to light. Apple recently obtained a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test self-driving cars.

Pictures of a Lexus sport utility vehicle rigged with sensors leaving the Apple campus have ricochetted about the internet, along with reports that the company has amassed a team of automotive engineers.

After a billion-dollar investment by Apple in Chinese ride-sharing colossus Didi, Cook referred to unspecified strategic moves the companies could make together over time.

Not riding alone

If Apple is indeed intent to merge into the self-driving car market, it remains to be seen how it will navigate that course.

Morgan Stanley said in an analysts note that Apple options include partnering with ride-share firms, car rental companies, or even auto makers.

"Core self-driving software is likely the first step in its autonomous pursuits, and we believe Apple will eventually move beyond just software into designing a full car and/or launching a platform for third party services and content over time," Morgan Stanley said in the note.

The effort would take time and money, and the competition will be fierce, Morgan Stanley reasoned.

Unconfirmed reports surfaced this week that department of motor vehicle documents show Apple is renting a small number of Lexus sport-utility vehicles from US car rental service Hertz to test self-driving software and sensors.

Despite having some $250 billion in its coffers, Apple is unlikely to buy a car maker because of concerns about finding footing on terrain so far from their area of expertise, according to Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi.

She sees Apple as more keen on mastering self-driving technology, and then learning ways it could be "transplanted to other experiences and contexts."

For example, Apple could opt to make self-driving cars available for daily rentals or put them to use for on-demand rides.

"Do they want to really sell cars or do they want to come with a service?" Milanesi asked rhetorically.

Siri on wheels

Apple could also create a personal-assistant on wheels by beefing up its Siri artificial intelligence aide and putting it on the road.

Apple may start with a "platform play" by making a self-driving car system that partners could build into vehicles, and with the potential to synch with the company's iPhones, iPads, HomePod and other offerings.

Analysts see collaboration with car makers as a logical route for Apple.

Electric car star Tesla, headed by billionaire Elon Musk, might make a viable mate for Apple since the company's roots are more in Silicon Valley that Detroit.

If Apple did make its own car, it might do so as an elite fleet deployed to show off the technology.

An Apple car would need to catch up to rivals who left the starting line years ago. Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, has logged millions of self-driven miles on US roads.

Tesla models feature self-driving capabilities held in check basically by regulations that have yet to catch up to the technology.

Most major automakers are investing in self-driving cars, with California authorities alone having issued permits to 34 companies for testing.

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          E' pronto l'Apple Park, megacampus futuristico e sostenibile   

Apple Park è un centro di innovazione, in cui convivono spazi di lavoro e parchi, massima luminosità, rinnovabili ed efficienza energetica. 

 

 

I primi dipendenti hanno già traslocato nella nuovo campus Apple Park, mega progetto voluto da Steve Jobs, destinato a caratterizzare l’area di Cupertino in California. Entro fine anno tutti i 12000 dipendenti dovrebbero trasferirsi nel nuovo headquarter realizzato dallo studio di architettura Foster + Partners a meno di 2 chilometri dalla sede storica, su una superficie di 708.000 mq.

 

Si tratta di un progetto innovativo e sostenibile, in cui convivono edifici complessi da un punto di vista progettuale, parchi e spazi verdi e aperti che stimoleranno la massima creatività e collaborazione tra i dipendenti.

 

Tim Cook, CEO di Apple spiega che gli spazi di lavoro e i parchi sono progettati per assicurare benefici a tutto il team e all’ambiente. "Abbiamo raggiunto l’obiettivo di realizzare uno degli edifici a maggiore efficienza energetica al mondo e il campus sarà interamente alimentato da energia rinnovabile".

La nuova sede produrrà infatti oltre 16 MW di potenza fotovoltaica grazie a mega impianto solare installato sul tetto.
Il campus avrà inoltre 4 megawatt di celle a combustibile a biogas e energia green aggiuntiva da un vicino impianto solare da 130 megawatt di “First Solar”.
Grazie all'impianto di ventilazione naturale progettato per 9 mesi l'anno non sarà necessaria alcun sistema di riscaldamento o raffrescamento.

 

 

Oltre alle rinnovabili, saranno piantumati 2.500 alberi nuovi portando a oltre 7.000  il totale delle piante resistenti al clima secco, saranno disponibili chilometri di percorsi in bicicletta e jogging, oltre a un frutteto, un prato e un laghetto nel terreno situato al centro della struttura circolare. In totale, l’80% del campus di 175 ettari sarà destinato a spazio verde.

 

L’edificio principale del campus, che interessa un’area complessiva di 260.000 m2, dalla forma circolare che ricorda un disco volante, è completamente rivestito con le più grandi vetrate curve al mondo, così da assicurare la massima luminosità.

 

Photo by Apple

 

L’auditorium che verrà inaugurato nei prossimi mesi e sarà intitolato alla memoria di Steve Jobs, ospiterà 1000 posti a sedere e sarà caratterizzato da un ingresso costituito da un cilindro di vetro alto 6 metri, con un diametro di 50, sormontato da un tetto in fibra di carbonio con finitura metallizzata. Lo Steve Jobs Theater si trova in cima a una collina, uno dei punti più alti all’interno dell'Apple Park, affacciato sui prati circostanti e sull’edificio principale.

 

Photo by Apple

 

Infine l'Apple Park ospiterà un centro per i visitatori, con un Apple Store e una caffetteria aperta al pubblico, un centro fitness da 9300 m2 per i dipendenti Apple, laboratori di ricerca e sviluppo.

 

Un filmato da drone sull'Apple Park

 


          Red iPhones & An Appearance By Tim Cook: How Apple Is Going On The Charm Offensive In China   
Apple has embarked on a new charm offensive in China. But how much success can Apple really expect to enjoy in a country where local rivals such as Huawei and Oppo have managed to elbow the iPhone aside with their cheaper but high-quality alternative, remains to be seen.
          GBM Podcast#71: CNBC and Vapor Reporting, Imagine That   

GBM Podcast#71: CNBC and Vapor Reporting, Imagine That is a post by Warner Crocker from Gotta Be Mobile.

Reporting and analyzing the news is always easier when you make up the facts and in GBM Podcast#71, Xavier and Warner take CNBC’s tech reporter Jim Goldman to task for his recent fantasy Mac that he used to compare to a PC. The Podcast also talks about Apple’s recent earnings conference in which Tim Cook …

GBM Podcast#71: CNBC and Vapor Reporting, Imagine That is a post by Warner Crocker from Gotta Be Mobile.


          库克去年薪酬是875万美元?其实他拿回家1.45亿美元   

虽然监管文件显示,苹果CEO蒂姆-库克(Tim Cook)2016年的薪酬只有875万美元,在标准普尔500公司CEO薪酬榜中排名靠后,但这其实只占他实际薪酬的一小部分。事实上,库克去年的实际薪酬高达1.45亿美元,几乎全部来自2011年的股票授予项目。

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          warren buffett optimistic about Apple's iphone is still the king of smart phones   

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  Although Apple iphone sales decline, stock prices plummeted, but it is still the focus of attention is still the world's best smartphone, is still one of the smart phone consumer favorite! Even before it has been on technology companies a wide berth Warren -warren buffett, Apple began the hunters. You can see out, Warren also optimistic about the long-term prospects for Apple!

  In addition, with iphone7 upcoming release, iphone sales will certainly take the next step! According to Taiwan before the iphone parts suppliers to disclose, iphone7 process will be very complicated; together with the previously tim cook also said the new feature will allow consumers iphone7 put it down, so we have reason to believe will give us iphone7 in a surprise, its sales will certainly soar!

  Moreover, Apple also is sitting on $ 200 billion in cash, and we do not know some of the black science and technology reserves, these are Apple's nuclear weapons. Therefore, this decline that Apple users, is undoubtedly very ridiculous!

  So, if you are an investor, still hesitating whether to invest in Apple? So now is the time, as quickly as warren buffett, hunters Apple stock now!


          Apple iPhone 5SE sold better than expected, but it seems not enough   

iphone 5SE 

  Apple plans to sell more small screens iPhone 5SE to boost overall sales. Digitimes recently cited the supply chain news that Apple has increased to suppliers of chip orders in the second quarter of this year reached 500 million, last quarter this figure was 350-400 million.

  Meanwhile iPhone 6s orders were down, and Cook said after the meeting in revenue needed to reduce channel inventory plans match.

  Apple has just released the 13 years the most dismal time earnings, accounting for two-thirds of iPhone traffic revenue fell the most serious. 2016 3 months, Apple sold a total of 51.19 million iPhone, 16% over the same period the previous year less, which is 10 million units.

  According to Apple's forecast for third-quarter revenue will still be down 13 percent from the same period last year, which means that 5 million iPhone 5SE also does not fill the entire decline in the amount of iPhone.

  iPhone 5SE can not solve the problem of the decline in the short term, for Apple, will be released in September iPhone 7 can stimulate consumer desire to purchase it becomes essential. In an interview on CNBC this week, Tim Cook expressed iPhone 7 will be "exciting not go to sleep," the new features. But if we fly a variety of disclosure of information, and present it in your hand iPhone 6s in the appearance of the difference is not too large.

  To solve the problem of the iPhone, Apple is also trying to find more on emerging markets such as India virgin. In 2016 released the first quarter earnings report, Apple said iPhone sales in India grew by 76 percent, revenues up 38%.

  But the Indian market base is too small, analysts have pointed out, iPhone sales in India, only about 800,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, accounting for 1% of the total.

  One reason is that mobile phone prices are generally low on the Indian market, iPhone is overpriced. Apple tried to do this recycling of used mobile phones launched in India, but the efforts have failed on Thursday, Indian officials have said that the application made by Apple have been dismissed.

  Declining issues the iPhone, it may take a long time to resolve.


          Zwischen Off- und Online   
Off-line again. Arbeiten unter erschwerten Bedingungen.Ich mag Krisen. Telefonierte mit einer netten Dame der Telecom-Italia, die als Stand-In fungierte. Sie war nicht in der Lage, die Verbindung zu prüfen und man würde mich in einer halben Stunde anrufen. Warten wir es ab. Ich habe den Verdacht, dass sich in der Scatola, Verteilerkasten, jetzt ist mir das Wort wieder eingefallen, die an einem Baum hängt, die Verbindungen gelockert haben. Die Techniker hatten schon zwei Mal in den vergangenen Jahren daran herumgefummelt.

Heute Morgen waren wir im Nachbarort Bondeno, um bei der Co-Op einzukaufen. Es blieb nicht aus, dass das Nerd-Modul meines Gehirns angesprungen ist. Kurz vor dem Supermarkt halten wir an einer Ampel, die herunterzählt. Auf unserer Straße von 60 auf 0, auf der Hauptstrasse von 30 auf 0. Ich erklärte meiner Frau, dass es besser sei, intelligente Ampeln einzubauen, die es vermutlich schon in einigen Städten gibt. Ampeln mit Sensoren für Zeit und Verkehrsaufkommen, deren Algoritmus den optimalen Zeitpunkt errechnet, Ampeln die Farben wechseln zu lassen.

Und im Supermarkt selbst. Die Erklärung ersparte ich mir. Es fehlte wieder Sugo di Pompelmo (Pampelmusen-Saft). Acht oder zehn Flaschen passen in das Regalfach. Ist doch ein Leichtes Zu- und Abgänge zu quantifizieren. Zugänge für Lager und Regal und Abgänge anhand der Registrierung von Quantität und Bar-Codes an der Kasse. Weitere Parameter unter Voraussetzung kontinuierlicher Lieferfähigkeit des Herstellers sind Lieferzeit, Zeiten der Einlagerung. Es brauchte keine spezifische Just-In-Time Lieferung zu sein, aber auch hier könnte ein Algoritmus dienlich sein, der die Korrelation des durchschnittlichen Abganges eines Produktes mit dem Ist-Zustand abgleicht und an diesen anpasst.

Das ist es, was mir gerade aufgefallen war. Und von Beispielen dieser Art gibt es hunderttausende. Es gibt viel zu tun. Lassen wir es liegen. lol

Vor einer Minute, und das am Montag, Rekord, kam "Der Spiegel" mit der Post. Titel "Kampf um einen Toten - Das vergiftete Erbe des Helmut Kohl". Mich interessiert weniger das Hin und Her-Gezerre um den Toten als die Handlungen, die ihn von anderen Politikern unterschieden haben. Das sollte analysiert und wenn positiv, dokumentiert und zur Nachahmung empfohlen. Kohl sind 30 Seiten gewidmet, die werde ich elegant übergehen.

Im Artikel "Im Geiste des Gorillas" wird die Bewegung "All Right" beschrieben, welche, wie der "Spiegel" meint, "Chauvinisten, Internet Trolle, Islamhasser, Rassisten, Neonazis und der Präsident selbst" umfasst.

Über Inhalt und Aussagen dieser Gruppe mag man geteilter Meinung sein. Die Fähigkeit, das Internet mit den Social Networks für die politische Meinungsbildung zu verwenden finde ich cool. In Deutschland fehlen Leichtigkeit, Expertise, Energie und Coolness, so etwas auf die Beine zu stellen. Und seht euch Merkel und Schulz an. Das ist als würde man einen Elbbagger beobachten, der die Fahrrinne freihält. Wo bleibt die Modernität, der Aufbruch in die Zukunft?

Interessant ist das Interview mit Peter Sloterdijk. Der Mann kann Sätze drechseln. Und dann ergeben sie auch noch Sinn. Wenn man einmal wissen will, warum alles so ist wie es ist, empfehle ich Sloterdijk zu lesen.

Doch nun zu Asimov´s. Am Ende der Zwei-Monats-Ausgabe findet sich eine 75 Seiten lange Geschichte von Kristine Kathryn Rusch, in der Diver die Hauptrolle spielen. Diver treten auch in einigen anderen Stories von ihr auf. Es sind Schrottsammler, die in einen Friedhof von Raumschiffen tauchen und einige dieser Schiffe abschleppen. Rusch bekommt es nun hin, aus einem banalen Tauchvorgang eine so lange Geschichte zu fabrizieren. Etwas komplexer wird sie durch den Anacapa Drive, einen Antrieb, der Falten im Weltraum ausnutzt und den niemand erklären kann. Es gibt ja Dinge, die werden erfunden und keiner weiß später, warum sie funktionieren. Der Anacapa-Antrieb ist so eines. Aber eine so lange Story daraus zu fabrizieren. An deren Stelle hätte man zwei weitere gute Geschichten veröffentlichen können.

"On the Ship" von Leah Cypess ist so eine. Am liebsten würde ich gar nicht darüber schreiben. Die sollte man selbst lesen. Aber da ich vermutlich der einzige im Blogumfeld bin, der Asimov´s abonniert hat, muss ich meiner herausragenden Stellung :-) gerecht werden und wenigstens ein paar Wörter zu dieser Geschichte loswerden. Protagonistin ist ein junges Mädchen auf einem Generations-Schiff, dessen Passagiere aus einem nebulösen Grund in den Weltraum geschickt worden waren, um nach einen bewohnbaren Planeten zu suchen. Bis jetzt wurde keiner gefunden und es wird weiter gesucht, während die Passagiere feiern, tanzen, Filme sehen, Kurse besuchen. Irgendwann bekommt das Mädchen heraus, dass es in einer virtuellen Welt lebt und alle Passagiere in Stasis schlafen. Sie sieht sich das Logbuch an, bekommt heraus, wieviele Planeten das Schiff bereits vergeblich angesteuert hat und programmiert dieses, wieder umzukehren.

So stelle ich mir eine SF-Story vor.



Scientific American, June 2017

"The Quantum Multiverse"

Mal wieder etwas Neues. Unser Universum ist nur eines der vielen Blasen, die während dem Big Bang entstanden sind. Diese Blasen befinden sich im Wahrscheinlichkeits-Raum. Das kommt der Quantentheorie entgegen. Dort weiß man ja auch nicht was Sache ist, bis man genauer hin sieht. Mit anderen Worten, sieht man nicht auf ein anderes Universum besteht nur eine Wahrscheinlichkeit seiner Existenz. Schaut man drauf, existiert es. Klar, dass die beschriebene Theorie auch im Wahrscheinlichkeits-Raum zu Hause ist. Quantentheorie ist so einfach. Wahrscheinlich kommt irgendwann der Telecom-Techniker. Doch erst wenn ich ihn sehe, weiß ich, dass es ihn gibt.


"The Messy Truth about Weight Loss"

Das ist in den U.S.A. natürlich ein Spezialthema. Ein Land, in dem 37 % der Bevölkerung das birnenförmige und wabbelige Stadium erreicht hat, das die Leute als "obese" bezeichnen. 34 % sind übergewichtig. Bleiben 29 % mit normalem Gewicht.
Dabei ist die Aussage dieses Beitrages die gleiche, die Meine Mutter immer beherzigt hat: fdH = friss die Hälfte.


"Lost at Sea"

Ozeane absorbieren mehr Kohlendioxyd und werden saurer. Das hat fatale Auswirkungen auf die Fische. Dieser Artikel beschreibt, dass Fische nicht mehr den Geruch eines Raubfisches wahrnehmen und direkt zwischen seine Flossen schwimmen. Bei Haien ist es umgekehrt, sie erkennen ihre potenziellen Opfer nicht mehr durch Geruch und haben dadurch größere Schwierigkeit an Nahrung zu gelangen. Kurz und gut, durch angesäuertes und erwärmtes Wasser der Ozeane wird das Orientierungsvermögen der Fische eingeschränkt.


"Unlocking the Mystery of ALS".

Amytropic lateral Sclerosis ist die Nervenkrankheit, welche Neuronen die Fähigkeit nimmt mit der Muskulatur zu interagieren und schließlich zum Tode führt. In den U.S.A. werden jedes Jahr sechstausend Personen mit dieser Krankheit neu registriert. Man beginne zu erkennen, welche veränderten Gene bei diesem Leiden eine Rolle spielen. Es werden Methoden ausprobiert, diese Gene wieder in die Normalität zurückzuführen. So ein Artikel vermittelt Hoffnung. Aber dann hört man zehn Jahre nichts mehr darüber.


"The Meaning of Lichen".

"Lichen", das Wort hatte ich schon öfter gelesen und nie gewußt, was es darstellt. Nun habe ich fauler Sack mal nachgeschlagen. Flechte. Müsste ich googeln. Kann ich aber nicht. Noch kein Internet. Flechten sind Lichen. Das steht schon einmal fest. Ein Mann wird beschrieben, der sein Leben den Flechten gewidmet hat. Er besitzt keine wissenschaftliche Ausbildung, wird jedoch als einer der besten Kenner der Flechtenwelt angesehen. Flechten haben es schwer allein zu existieren. So leben sie in Symbiose mit Pilzen, die Flechten mit Nahrung versorgen. 14000 Flechtenarten gibt es auf der Erde. Irgendeinen Sinn müssen die haben. Nur hat noch niemand herausgefunden, wozu die eigentlich gut sind. Ich sage mal: wenn man die isst, sieht man den Pfad in eine andere Dimension. Diese Erklärung ist so gut wie jede andere.


"Making AI more human"

Artificial Intelligence hat keine Chance, die Lernfähigkeit eines fünfjährigen Kindes zu emulieren. Wenigstens noch nicht. Zwei Methoden werden beschrieben: Bottom Up (Deep Learning) und Top Down (Bayesian Methods).

Bei Bottom Up werden Zillion Bespiele eines Objektes vom Computer durchforstet, bis die Intelligenz das Objekt allein auf einem Bild erkennt, oder einen Begriff aus einem Wust an Lesematerial herausfinden kann.

Top Down benutzt die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung. Der Computer kombiniert das, was er über das Objekt bereits weiß mit dem was er nun sieht und rechnet die Wahrscheinlichkeit aus, um welches Objekt es sich handelt. Es scheint, dass das Kind so lernt, in dem es die Qualitäten beider Vorgehensweisen kombiniert. Ich sehe Jahrzehnte vor mir, ehe ein Computer das hinbekommt.


"Greenland´s vanished Vikings".

Es war eine aus Norwegen fortgejagte Gruppe von Wikingern, weil sie dort gemordet und geplündert hat, die sich in Grönland niederließ. Dann kamen Wikinger aus Island hinzu. Vom Jahr Tausend nach Christus bis Eintausendvierhundert hielten sie es dort aus, dann kamen sie zurück. Die Lebensgrundlagen, wie der Handel von Elfenbein, war ihnen entzogen worden. Sie hatten auf lange Sicht keine Nische gefunden, in der sie sich behaupten konnten. Darüber hinaus gerieten sie mit Inuit-Eskimos in Händel


Noch immer off-line. Eine Woche ohne Internet. Aber fühlte sich gar nicht so schlecht an. Gestern auf dem Wege vom Supermarkt in Finale Emilia klingelte mein Smartphone. Der Techniker von Telecom erzählte mir, dass er am Freitag gegen 15:30 Uhr bei mir sein wird. Warten wir es ab; denn auch Telecom Italia steckt voller Fake-News wie die automatische Antwort auf meinen Anruf vom 28., in der mir mitgeteilt wurde, dass am 27 die Leitung repariert werden würde. In Italien braucht man langen Atem und im Alter flexible Neuronen. Ich habe noch ein Paar, und das ist schon mal gut.


"Interzone 270, May/June, New Science Fiction & Fantasy"

Einige Stories schienen von Autoren, die sich Extasy reingezogen haben, aber andere haben mir gefallen. Interzone enthält ja zum Teil Geschichten von Autoren, die für das Horror-Magazin der TTA-Press "Black Static" schreiben. So kann man die Story Emily B. Cataneos "Evangeline and the forbidden Lighthouse" nicht der SF zuschreiben. Aber die Darstellung der beiden Freundinnen, die sich jedes Jahr im Urlaub in einem kleinen Badeort in Maine treffen, ist packend. Setting sind der rauhe Atlantik, der steinerne Strand, die Holzhäuser und der Leuchtturm, den man, wenn es denn geht, nur per Boot erreichen kann. Ich kann nicht nach der Autorin googeln, weil, wie erzählt, meine Internet Verbindung nicht funktioniert. Sie lebt in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Übrigends ist Strip Tease in Massachusetts erlaubt, im Nachbarstaat New Hampshire, wo ich mal wohnte, nicht. So dass meine Kollegen und ich abends über die Staatsgrenze gedüst sind. See und Klima sind dort rauh. In Portsmouth hatte ich eine Wohnung, direkt an der Grenze zu Maine. Dort wurden in den Autobahn-Raststätten, I-95, Lobster in Wassertanks zum Kauf angeboten. Der Schnee liegt im Winter Meter hoch und die gelben Schneepflüge sind beeindruckend. Auf der Interstate fuhr ich mit meinem Pick-Up im Zuckeltrab und im Dunkeln hinter so einem Ungetüm von Rochester nach Portsmouth, im Radio Bruce Cockburns "Nighttrain". Die Heizung war optimal, es war echt gemütlich. Ein Wahnsinns-Song. Leider habe ich kein Karaoke Video dazu gefunden.

Es war doch nicht der Verteilerkasten. Die Steckdose war es. Irgendetwas (Kondensator, Resistor wurde überladen und crashte). Wir jubelten, alle Lichter des Modems leuchteten zufrieden vor sich hin und der Techniker machte sich davon. Doch das Internet ging noch immer nicht, lol. Zum Glück fiel mir ein, das Modem einmal ohne Router auszuprobieren und es funzte. Der Router. Ich konfiguierte ihn neu. Und alles palletti.

In der Business Week las ich ein Interview mit Tim Cook, den Boss von Apple. Typisch Amerikaner. Bei Apple ging es los mit Steve Jobs, alle Produkte mussten "insanely great" sein. Auf Augmented Reality (AR) angesprochen erwiderte Cook "I am so excited about it. I just wanna yell out and scream". Come on Cook. Du bist doch auch nicht mehr der Jüngste. Excited. Das kommt mir vor wie bei einem Vorstellungsgespräch. Wenn man dem Interviewer erzählt, dass man excited (aufgeregt, überwältigt) ist, bei seiner Firma zu arbeiten, hat man schon ein paar Punkte. Excited ist immer gut. "You are going to see some consumer things that are unbelievably cool." Unbelievably ist auch gut. Damit kommt man immer an. Weitere Phrasen die mitreißen: "It´s gonna blow them away. It´s gonna rock the house."

Das war ja ein ziemlich langer Eintrag. Damit habe ich mir etwas Luft geschaffen lol.















          Apple is preparing for the death of the iPhone (AAPL)   

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The iPhone may be the most successful product of all time, selling over 1 billion units and making Apple the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. 

Yet Apple already has to face the possibility of a world where new kinds of computers supplant the iPhone, just as the iPhone replaced iPods, and other computers, a decade ago. 

The smartphone is the dominant computing platform today, but Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and now even Apple are already starting to invest heavily on augmented reality technology, which integrates computer graphics into the real world.

The thinking is that one day, this technology will end up in light and portable smart glasses, which will be able to replace all the screens in our lives — even the iPhone.

Apple sees what other tech companies are seeing: The smartphone market is not the growth engine it was a few years ago, and tech companies need something to replace it. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook loves to talk about augmented reality. "I am so excited about it, I just want to yell out and scream," Cook told Bloomberg earlier this month

It's not the first time he's teased a big new product related to AR. 

"AR is going to take a while, because there are some really hard technology challenges there. But it will happen, it will happen in a big way, and we will wonder when it does, how we ever lived without it. Like we wonder how we lived without our phone today," Cook said last year.

A secret project

ARKitApple has never said it's working on glasses, although it's been reported that the company is exploring a digital glasses product.

Apple never talks about future products, but it does hint at them in two major ways: through acquisitions and through software releases.

Earlier this month, Apple announced ARKit, which is software that makes it easy for an developer to make AR apps for the iPhone. 

It's already producing some amazing results, and although Apple hasn't shown off many in-house developed apps using the software, the idea is that this fall, there will be a number of AR apps available for people's iPhones.

So the hope is that if Apple Glasses ever come out, then there will already be a library of creative, polished applications. 

Apple's AR ambitions really got started when Apple bought Metaio, a German augmented reality company, for a price in the hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, according to a person familiar with the sale. Metaio technology and talent underpins ARKit, with some of its former employees working in a "special projects" camera group at Apple.  

And Apple has continued to buy several other companies making AR-compatible tech since then. Last week, it was revealed that Apple had purchased SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company that had built a pair of smart glasses that specialized in eye-tracking, a technology that's seen positively by AR startups. 

The purchase of SensoMotoric caught industry watchers by surprise. The German company kept a low profile, and many surveys of the AR landscape omitted them.

But they were a German company, like Metaio. Metaio's CEO Thomas Alt, a German, now says he is a Director of Procurement on a strategic deals team at Apple on his LinkedIn profile. 

Apple may be on the lookout to buy more AR companies. A contingent of Apple employees, including Metaio alums, were at Augmented World Expo in California earlier this month, three people who attended the conference told Business Insider. AWE is one of the biggest AR industry events, and most of the big companies in the space, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, send people. 

Apple was not listed on the list of participating companies and its employees did not identify themselves as affiliated with Apple on their badges, the people said. Apple didn't respond to a request for comment. 

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Cannibalize yourself first

Apple ARKit Pokemon GoApple has never minded cannibalizing its own products. In fact, former employees recalled this week that Apple started to work on the iPhone because it was looking at what could displace the iPod, a big revenue driver for Apple back in 2005. 

Over the next few years, there is the possibility for another platform shift — only this time, it would possibly affect the iPhone, which is a much bigger product than the iPod ever was. 

This expectation has already started to show up in analyst projections.

Veteran Apple analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures said earlier this week that his model for Apple projections sees iPhone sales growth starting to decline over the next decade.

Munster believes that iPhone sales will slowly be supplanted by a product that he calls "Apple Glasses," which he forecasts to go on sale in 2020 for $1,300.

"Apple will do 'heart transplants' and they've obviously done that before, and I think they are setting up for another heart transplant, and the magnitude of that will depend on ... what these Apple Glasses ultimately look like," Munster told Business Insider. "I think the speed of it is going to take longer than what you would think, but it is eventually going to replace the phone."

The smartphone market is projected to grow just 3% per year through 2021, according to a forecast from market research firm IDC. The massive wave that Apple rode over the past decade has crested and is now washing out. 

But one new emerging category offers the potential for massive growth: augmented and virtual reality headsets. IDG expects headset growth to hit an annual compounded growth rate of 198% through 2020. 

The question is whether Apple is willing to cut into its iPhone sales to get a jump on the next big thing.

Check out some of the coolest ARKit demos below: 

Look at the shadows on this demo from Tomas Garcia.

 



Garcia also made this demo of a Space X rocket landing in a backyard.

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          Am I type 2 diabetic?   

Sarah - there is little need to guess. What I would suggest is collect a 4 week 24/7 profile prior to your test. What you may see are days where you are perfect yet other days which are concerning. You can then discuss this profile with your doctor to put a plan together.

While Tim Cook from Apple does not yet have the CGM for the IWatch commercially available yet Abbott has the next best thing for the Android. If the Abbott Libre is approved where you are located get a few sensors and download the free app LibreView. If its not approved in your area you can get the sensors on Ebay and download another free app or set your country code to the UK and you will be able to download it.

Keep a log of what you are eating to match against your profile and best of luck.


          [J.F. Sebastian] While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Ap...   
While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Apple Stores and customer experiences in them, one poster gave his opinion of the difference between Steve Jobs and the current Apple executive team that I thought was a good summary of what Apple is lacking without him around:

"Apple has been a lifestyle company since the iPhone was introduced; specifically, the iPhone has created a lifestyle, and therefore the company has filled the gap and "answered the questions" associated with having a society carrying around always-on, always connected, little super-computers. I'm not convinced that the Apple Store we know now, let alone some of Apple's products, are quite what Steve would have approved of. To be honest, when Steve Jobs was alive, he was a bit of a ringmaster and purveyor of taste. What went to production only did so, generally, if he fully approved of it. He was always coaxing out of Ive and many others the product of their talents, and when he was happy with the product of their combined talents, that is when the general public saw it.

Like many organizations which have had dynamic and irreplaceable leaders, like Jobs, no matter how many high-quality, high-talent, lieutenants are in place when that leader departs, all those heads which they used to lead, coach, and coordinate, are now left to their own devices. Tim Cook was, and still is, probably the best CFO in modern business history (of course it should be easy to be an effective CFO if the company you work for is making money). This does not make him a great CEO or leader for Apple, but he is very good an managing billions and billions of dollars in cash, and knows how to make more cash. However, he is not creative and not a tastemaker; not like Jobs. He relies on others in his organization to do that. Although folks like Ive haven't lost any of their talent or personal vision, there is no longer that driving force which is challenging them to higher levels of performance, new ideas, etc.

Which leads us to the current state of many Apple Stores (not all), the rocky introduction of Watch, the unremarkable, and at the same time remarkable, evolution of the iPhone and iPad and many other Apple missteps of recent memory. I think the Apple product line would be very different right now if Steve had lived and continued to be the tastemaker and driving force behind the company. If Steve were around, there wouldn't be 5 different iPhones on sale at the same time. The Mac Pro would never have been allowed to languish, Apple Watch may or may not have come to market when it did, or at all, and maybe not in the form we know now, and I believe that Apple Stores would be places that regular folks and programmers could go and both feel appreciated and receive the service that meets their needs. When he passed, all of those qualities of the old Apple passed with him, and mere mortals now run Apple."

          Apple : Tim Cook a ramené 145 millions à la maison en 2016 !   
Pour le week-end, Bloomberg publie un petit classement des rémunérations effectivement perçues des CEO de sociétés américaines. Et à la première place, on retrouve Tim Cook avec un total de 145 millions de dollars. Mais, il n’est pas le seul CEO d’une société américaine cotée à avoir franchi le seuil des 100 millions de dollars. Ainsi, Reed Hasting...
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Realist   
Delegates handle the details. Cook is monolingual and has trouble making quick decisions. Luckily he inherited a gold mine. Now you claim that because Jobs liked him therefore he should take as much of the gold as he can?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Realist   
You think these people pay taxes like everyone else? People I hang out with don't use corporate assets as their private resources or hire large staff of financial accountants and personal assistants to manage multiple estates and overseas havens. The average professional has neither the time nor the extreme compensation to achieve the tax avoidance schemes that the independently wealthy class creates for themselves. The typical entrepreneur launching a new company works harder, makes more influential decisions, and bears infinitely more personal risk. They deserve the rewards. The professional management who eventually climb their way up to the top of the political ladder are often the backstabbing political assholes who are good at taking credit for other peoples work. You can see this in every huge organization.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by applecynic   
PS-I rarely respond to 'money posts' and I'm not a shareholder.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by applecynic   
A well thought out post, that is both respectable and, 'gasp' intelligent. Please take this response in that vein. You're neglecting diminishing employee impact that comes with corporate size. That holds for the CEO as well. How much can one person's labor be worth? To a pure capitalist, they sky is the limit. There's no reason to invoke 'socialist' measures to limit one's salary... many a multi-million dollar salesmen get fired for simply being owed multi-millions of dollars. So you would argue, 'Cook needs to be paid that in order to keep him'. Sorry, but that rings hollow. No CEO should need to work that hard, and be paid that kind of money either. There is no measure of work that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year. This is not about the quality of his performance, but what is his performance really worth? Yes, Apple is a large complex organization. Isn't this why they have 10s upon 10s of thousands of 'world class' employees? Do they get disproportionately compensated as much as the CEO?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Gotcha   
Right in every respect except...those 'forays' into aspects and the concerns of society, along with the environment, man-made climate change, gender equality, education and so on...are now part and parcel of the job, for any CEO of a major corporation. And pity the poor fool who rides roughshod over the concerns of employees and customers. Just ask Uber. TC is simply doing a brilliant job, in his own way...the results speak for themselves. His remuneration was set five years ago when expectations were tempered by a very difficult period post-banking collapses. He obviously and spectacularly exceeded those expectations. And my stock pot agrees.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Gotcha   
Oh come on! Tell us the problem. There's many here with the knowledge to get Apple's attention. Just ask.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by Darrin Ballard   
Running a business .0001 the size of Apple effectively is something only 1/1000 of us could do and it gets geometrically more difficult as it gets larger. There seems to be a certain level of arrogance and/or naïveté on this board that assumes they have close to enough information to have an opinion on this. The simple fact from an economic standpoint is that he IS worth it because self interested people in charge of the money are willing to pay him that much AND the lion's share of that HUGE compensation package comes from incentives that pale compared to what was made by the shareholders. Now let's talk about complexity: How many countries does Apple operate in for manufacturing? How many for sales? How many languages do they support? What kind of international acumen does it take to secure the various raw materials necessary to build 200,000,000 iPhones in one year while planning for the manufacture of a new version next year? That is just one product. How many materials do they use in their products that were completely experimental less than 5 years ago? How many high priced CEOS did Apple have between the Jobs eras that completely failed? What I am trying to point out is that this is infinitely harder than it looks and we don't have a single clue of what it even looks like. One of the best things I like about Tim Cook is that he seems to understand that he is a steward of the company. He seems to be devoid of the common arrogance of people in his position who act like they created the juggernaut they now control. He seems to realize that he is a pinch runner who was put on third base, not the guy who hit the triple, while at the same time being fully focused on scoring the winning run. Like a lot of people on this board I bristle at some of his forays into social engineering, but I will begrudgingly say that his success gives him the platform. When Ted Williams hit a home run in Boston and circled the bases flipping off the whole stadium (primarily the sports writers,) the press wanted to know what the owner was going to do about it.....the owner responded, "right now Mr. Williams is hitting over .400 and leads the league in home runs slugging and RBI, if and when any of that changes I may have a meeting with him." When CEOs start getting raises and paid better from year to year while their shareholders are worse off is when the vitriol should begin flying. But in a year where a guy's company made more money than any company ever, I believe he deserves at least a begrudging "good job" even if it comes with "I certainly hope you can do better next year" 😀
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by applecynic   
May he RIP!
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
You need to remember two things, CitizenXCon: 1. I am smarter than you. 2. I always will be smarter than you.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
LOL... good one bottwipe... pathetic.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
PS: You didn't make a typographical error that could plausibly be blamed on a physical condition, your error was using the wrong fucking word. you lose. again.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
The Professional Victim® ...a subsidiary of The Plantation Party, John Molesta, CEO.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
can I blame it on my fingers? for example the little finger on my left hand is at a 90 degree angle at the knuckle. You know how some seniors fingers draw up and can no longer be straightened . My Doctor (excellent health insurance by the way, my company and Great State of California make sure of that) says they have an enzyme they can inject into the tendons and fix those problems but they won't do it until it is very severe. Can I blame it on my fingers?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
Are you certain you can't blame it on a girlfriend again?
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Cleavon Little. His parents were my little brothers god parents. I grew up with him.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
LOL... see, you would know... I shouldn't make fun of the afflicted..
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Dried cat turds for the deplorables....
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by CitizenX   
Dried cat turds for the deplorables....
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by botvinnik   
"opioid" you illiterate jackass.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by peterblood71   
Dan Robling - Bad Actor. "And........... scene! THANK you!"
          New Apple ipad 2 Will be Launch for Sale 16th March 2012   

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new iPad in San Francisco today. At just 9.4 mm thin and weighing just 1.4 pounds, the new iPad is slightly heavier than its predecessor and comes with improved features over the iPad 2. Let's check them out, one by one below:

•Improved display — The next iPad will come with an amazing 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Retina display that contains 3.1 million pixels, 264 pixels per inch — that's a high defination screen more than your HDTV screen at home. The new screen is definitely the conversation point here, as it also has better color saturation as well (44 percent better to be exact).


•Better processor — The new iPad will be stocked with an Apple new A5X processor that offers four times the performance as a Tegra 3 processor that you'd find in other devices, which means the next-gen iPad will be blazingly fast when watching movies, surfing the web, and flipping through photos.


•Better camera — There will be a 5MP iSight cam with an illuminated sensor that offers auto exposure and auto focus and can be useable for 4G technology as well


 •High-def video recording — The iPad will be capable of 1080p recording with footage stabilization that helps shaky hands capture great videos on the fly.


 •Voice dictation — Not quite Siri, but the iPad will offer voice dictation for notes, texts, and other applications and support US English, British, Australian, French, German, and Japanese languages.


 •4G LTE — The next iPad will come with 4G LTE speeds, capable of 21, 42, and 73Mbps download speeds (depending on band — HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, or LTE), which is a huge improvement compared to the iPad 2's 3.1Mbps download speeds. LTE partners will be AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell, and Telus, while 3G connectivity will be world-ready. Additionally, the new iPad can be used as a personal hotspot if the carriers support it.

• the new iPad still gets an amazing 10 hours of battery life

read all about this new apple product here

 


          Mac envy seems rife as a quarter of Windows PC owners plan to switch to Apple   
Surprising results of a new survey will make Tim Cook a happy bunny.
          Comment on Apple’s Tim Cook reaped $145 million last year, most of S&P 500 CEOs by elvispanda   
Gotta say AppleCare rules. The problem has been the lack of focus and interesting products. He hasn't done much for that $145 million. What happened to the Nano being sort of an experimental product line? Where's the classic solid state anniversary iPod? The watch is good, what else is really going on. Meh.
          [rnsmth] I do not agree with much of the criticism of Tim Cook and the beatification of S...   
I do not agree with much of the criticism of Tim Cook and the beatification of Steve Jobs.

I am happy being an Apple shareholder and a user of Apple products.

          Apple Watch likely to hit India in June-July   
Image: Model Christy Turlington Burns with Apple CEO Tim Cook during the Apple Watch presentation in San Francisco on Monday. Photograph: Robert Gal...
          Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for iOS 6 maps problems in letter   
Want yet more proof that Tim Cook is way different that Steve Jobs? Well, here you go: Cook just issued a letter apologizing for all the problems with Apple maps: […]
          Are Apple's Best Days Behind It?   
Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Business; and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss Apple's slip in dominance under the leadership of Tim Cook, and how the company can regain its innovative lead.
          Tim Cook Speaks Out, Greenlight Capital Responds   
Greenlight Capital has responded to Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments on Einhorn's lawsuit against the company. CNBC's Scott Wapner has the details.
          Apple needs a new CEO, Tim Cook must resign.   
Apple CEO, Tim Cook must resign and the company should shift towards a more aggressive development strategy. Apple at the present is just a company of incremental improvements of existing products and market expansion. There are no new products to come. No new directions to travel. The problem... read the full story at sixhat.net
          Reflecting on the iPad mini event   
I’m still calling this the iPad mini event. But that’s only because it sounds much simpler than the MacBook Pro/iMac/iPad mini event. That was quite a boatload of technology. Some observations: Tim Cook. I thought he was much improved yesterday — compared to his performance at the iPhone 5 event, where he seemed overly coached […]
          Apple’s marketing rethink: not exactly a surprise   
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iPhone có thể là sản phẩm thành công nhất mọi thời đại với hơn 1 tỷ thiết bị được bán ra, giúp Apple trở thành công ty có giá trị nhất thế giới.

Tuy nhiên, Apple đã phải đối mặt với khả năng về một thế giới nơi các loại thiết bị điện toán mới thay thế iPhone, giống như iPhone thay thế iPod và các máy tính khác, cách đây một thập kỷ.

Chiếc điện thoại thông minh này là nền tảng điện toán nổi trội nhất hiện nay, nhưng Microsoft, Google, Facebook, và ngay cả Apple cũng đã bắt đầu đầu tư vào công nghệ thực tế ảo tăng cường (AR), kết hợp đồ họa máy tính vào thế giới thực.

Một ngày nào đó, công nghệ này sẽ phát triển đến mức được tích hợp trong một chiếc kính thông minh nhỏ gọn, có thể thay thế tất cả màn hình trong cuộc sống của chúng ta - ngay cả iPhone.



Giám đốc điều hành của Apple, Tim Cook, rất thích nói về công nghệ thực tế ảo tăng cường. Ông Cook nói với Bloomberg hồi đầu tháng này: "Tôi rất vui mừng về điều này, tôi chỉ muốn hét lên và hét lên."

Đây không phải là lần đầu tiên ông Cook thể hiện sự phấn khích về một sản phẩm mới có liên quan đến AR.

"Sẽ mất một thời gian để có AR bởi chúng ta đang gặp một số thách thức công nghệ, nhưng điều đó sẽ xảy ra," ​Tim Cook chia sẻ hồi năm ngoái.

Một dự án bí mật

Apple chưa bao giờ công bố việc đang phát triển một chiếc kính đeo thông minh nhưng đã có tin đồn công ty này đang nghiên cứu một sản phẩm kính kỹ thuật số.

Apple không bao giờ nói về các sản phẩm trong tương lai, nhưng họ gợi ý chúng theo hai cách chính: Thông qua việc mua lại các công ty công nghệ và thông qua phát hành phần mềm.

Hồi đầu tháng này, Apple đã công bố ARKit, phần mềm giúp cho nhà phát triển tạo các ứng dụng AR cho iPhone và nó đã tạo ra một số kết quả đáng kinh ngạc. Dự kiến vào tháng Chín này, sẽ có một số ứng dụng AR dành cho iPhone của người dùng.

Vì vậy, người ta vẫn còn hy vọng về một sản phẩm kính Apple Glass.


Tham vọng AR của Apple đã bắt đầu khi Apple mua Metaio, một công ty phát triển công nghệ tăng cường thực tế của Đức, với mức giá hàng trăm triệu USD vào năm 2015. Công nghệ của Metaio đã củng cố ARKit, với một số nhân viên cũ của họ làm việc trong một nhóm dự án "máy ảnh đặc biệt" tại Apple.

Và Apple đã tiếp tục mua một số công ty khác làm công nghệ tương thích AR kể từ đó. Tuần trước, một nguồn tin đã tiết lộ rằng Apple đã mua SensoMotoric Instruments, một công ty của Đức chế tạo ra một cặp kính thông minh chuyên về theo dõi mắt, một công nghệ được nhìn nhận tích cực với sự khởi đầu của AR.

Việc mua SensoMotoric gây bất ngờ cho giới chuyên gia công nghiệp công nghệ điện toán.

Apple có thể đang theo dõi để mua thêm nhiều công ty của AR khác. Một đội ngũ nhân viên của Apple, bao gồm cả Metaio, đã có mặt tại triển lãm Augmented World Expo (AWE) ở California đầu tháng Sáu. AWE là một trong những sự kiện lớn nhất của ngành công nghiệp AR, và hầu hết các công ty lớn bao gồm Microsoft, Facebook và Google đã có mặt.

Apple không có tên trong danh sách các công ty tham gia sự kiện và nhân viên của họ đã không mang theo bất kỳ biển hiệu hay dấu hiệu nhận biết thương hiệu Apple tại triển lãm.

Tự cắt giảm doanh số iPhone để đón nhận công nghệ mới


Apple chưa bao giờ quan tâm đến việc sụt giảm doanh số các sản phẩm của chính mình. Trên thực tế, các cựu nhân viên hãng này đã nhớ lại rằng năm 2005, Apple bắt đầu nghiên cứu phát triển iPhone trong bối cảnh iPod khi đó đang tạo ra một khoản thu nhập lớn cho hãng này.

Trong vài năm tới, có khả năng cho sự thay đổi nền tảng khác và nó có thể ảnh hưởng đến iPhone, một sản phẩm lớn hơn nhiều so với iPod.

Kỳ vọng này đã bắt đầu xuất hiện trong các dự báo phân tích.



Chuyên gia phân tích kỳ cựu của Gene Munster của quỹ Loup Ventures cho biết hồi đầu tuần này, ông dự đoán tăng trưởng doanh số bán iPhone của Apple bắt đầu giảm trong thập kỷ tới.

Munster tin rằng doanh thu từ iPhone sẽ bị thay thế bởi một sản phẩm mà ông gọi là "Apple Glasses," dự kiến ​​sẽ được bán ra vào năm 2020 với giá 1.300 USD.

Theo dự báo của công ty nghiên cứu thị trường IDC, thị trường điện thoại thông minh dự kiến ​​sẽ tăng trưởng 3% mỗi năm cho đến năm 2021. Làn sóng khổng lồ mà Apple cưỡi trong thập kỷ vừa qua đã lên tới đỉnh điểm và giờ đây đã đi vào đồ thị đi xuống.

Thay thế cho thị trường điện thoại thông minh là thị trường kính thực tế tăng cường và thực tế ảo được dự báo sẽ có những bước tăng trưởng to lớn. IDG hy vọng sự phát triển của kính thực tế tăng cường sẽ đạt mức tăng trưởng 198% mỗi năm đến năm 2020.

Câu hỏi đặt ra là liệu Apple có sẵn sàng cắt giảm doanh số bán iPhone của chính mình để có được một bước tiến lớn tiếp theo hay không../.

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Das iPhone ist vielleicht eines der erfolgreichsten Produkte aller Zeiten und hat Apple zum wertvollsten börsennotierten Unternehmen gemacht.

Doch Apple muss nun der Möglichkeit entgegenblicken, in einer Welt zu leben, in der neue Produkte das iPhone übertrumpfen — genau wie vor einem Jahrzehnt, als das iPhone iPods und andere Computer ersetzte.

Heutzutage sind Smartphones die am weitesten verbreitete Computerplattform. Doch Microsoft, Google, Facebook und jetzt sogar auch Apple investieren massiv in die Augmented-Reality-Technologie, bei der Computergrafiken in die reale Welt integriert werden.

Der Gedanke dahinter ist, dass eines Tages leichte und tragbare smarte Brillen alle Bildschirme in unserem Leben ersetzen könnten — sogar das iPhone.

Apple sieht das gleiche, was andere Tech-Unternehmen sehen: Der Smartphone-Markt ist längst nicht mehr der Wachstumstreiber, der er einst war. Und sie brauchen ein neues Produkt, um ihn zu ersetzen.

Apple-Chef Tim Cook liebt es, über Augmented Reality zu sprechen. „Ich bin diesbezüglich so aufgeregt, ich würde am liebsten rufen und schreien“, verkündete Cook im Interview mit Bloomberg

Es ist nicht das erste Mal, dass er die Bedeutung von Augmented Reality (AR) betont.

„Augmented Reality wird noch etwas Zeit brauchen, denn es gibt da einige wirklich komplizierte technologische Schwierigkeiten. Aber es wird passieren, und es wird mit einem Paukenschlag geschehen. Und wenn es das tut, werden wir uns fragen, wie wir je ohne leben konnten. Genau wie wir uns wundern, wie wir jemals ohne unser Handy leben konnten“, sagte Cook letztes Jahr.

Ein geheimes Projekt

screen%20shot%202017 06 29%20at%20112218%20amApple hat nie bestätigt, dass sie an Smartglasses arbeiten, auch wenn schon häufig vermutet wurde, dass das Unternehmen in diesem Bereich forscht.

Apple spricht nie über geplante Produkte. Doch es gibt zwei verdächtige Faktoren: Die Übernahmen und die Software-Releases.

Anfang dieses Monats kündigte Apple „ARKit“ an, eine Software, die es Entwicklern erleichtert, Augmented Reality Apps für das iPhone zu erstellen.

Obwohl Apple bislang kaum selbst mit „ARKit“ entwickelte Apps gezeigt hat, könnte es sein, dass diesen Herbst eine Vielzahl an AR-Apps für iPhones zugänglich werden.

Es wird also vermutet, dass — falls jemals Apple Glasses auf den Markt gebracht werden — es dann zum Launch bereits eine Vielzahl an kreativen, perfektionierten Apps geben wird.

So richtig begonnen haben Apples AR-Pläne, als Apple im Jahr 2015 Metaio kaufte, ein deutsches AR-Unternehmen — und das für einen Preis um die hundert Millionen Dollar, wie ein Insider behauptet. Die Technologie und talentierten Mitarbeiter von Metaio unterstützen nun ARKit.

Seitdem hat Apple weitere Unternehmen aufgekauft, die an AR-kompatiblen Technologien arbeiten. Letzte Woche wurde bekanntgegeben, dass Apple SensoMotoric Instruments gekauft hat, ein deutsches Unternehmen, das Smartglasses baut, die sich auf Eye-Tracking spezialisieren — eine Technologie, die im AR-Bereich sehr geschätzt wird.

Dieser Kauf hat selbst Branchenbeobachter überrascht. Das deutsche Unternehmen hatte sich bislang zurückgehalten und wurde aus vielen Erhebungen der AR-Landschaft ausgelassen.

Aber es war ein deutsches Unternehmen, wie auch Metaio. Auf dem LinkedIn-Profil des Metaio-Geschäftsführers Thomas Alt steht, er wäre Direktor für Beschaffung im Team für strategische Deals bei Apple.

Apple könnte auf der Suche nach weiteren AR-Unternehmen sein. Eine Gruppe von Apple-Mitarbeitern, inklusive Metaio-Alumni, waren zu Besuch bei der Augmented World Expo in Kalifornien, wie drei Teilnehmer der Konferenz Business Insider verrieten. Die AWE ist eines der größten AR-Events weltweit, zu dem große Unternehmen ihre Mitarbeiter schicken, darunter auch Microsoft, Facebook und Google.

Apple stand nicht auf der Teilnehmerliste und der Name des Unternehmens stand auch nicht auf den Besucherausweisen der Mitarbeiter, heißt es. Auf Anfragen von Business Insider reagierte Apple nicht.

Apple schlachtet eigene Produkte aus

Apple hatte nie Schwierigkeiten, seine eigenen Produkte auszuschlachten. Tatsächlich haben sich ehemalige Mitarbeiter noch diese Woche darüber ausgetauscht, dass Apple damals angefangen hatte, am iPhone zu arbeiten, weil es nach einem Produkt suchte, das den iPod ersetzen konnte — eine wichtige Einkommensquelle für Apple im Jahr 2005.

Es besteht also die Möglichkeit, dass sich Apple in den nächsten Jahren neu ausrichten wird — nur dass dieses Mal das iPhone darunter leiden könnte. Diese Erwartung zeigt sich bereits in den Einschätzungen von Branchenanalysten.

Apple-Analyst Gene Munster von Loup Ventures sagte diese Woche, das Umsatzwachstum der iPhones werde nach seinen Einschätzungen über das nächste Jahrzehnt immer weiter sinken.

Munster glaubt, dass der Umsatz der iPhones langsam von „Apple Glasses“ aufgeholt werden wird. Seine Prognose ist, dass die Brille im Jahr 2020 für 1.300 Dollar erstmals auf den Markt kommen wird.

„Apple wird Herztransplantationen durchführen, das haben sie offensichtlich schon mal gemacht. Ich denke, dass sie sich auf eine weitere Herztransplantation vorbereiten, und der Umfang wird davon abhängig sein, wie diese Apple Glasses aussehen“, sagte Munster zu Business Insider. „Ich denke, dass es länger dauern wird als man zunächst denken würde, aber dass es irgendwann das Handy ersetzen wird.“

Laut einer Prognose des Marktforschungsunternehmens IDG soll der Smartphonemarkt bis 2021 nur bis zu 3 Prozent pro Jahr wachsen. Die riesige Welle, auf der Apple im letzten Jahrzehnt geritten ist, ist gebrochen und endet langsam.

Aber ein neues Produkt bietet das Potential für massives Wachstum: Headsets für Augmented und Virtual Reality. IDG erwartet, dass die Headsets pro Jahr bis 2020 um 198 Prozent wachsen werden.

Die Frage ist, ob Apple dazu bereit ist, das iPhone aufzugeben, um auf diesen neuen Zug aufzuspringen.

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