February 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple and Dream Corps build career opportunities for Oakland codersAs part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple will partner with Oakland-based non-profit organization Dream Corps to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to young adults with a goal of career placement in the tech sector. The partnership will build on the success of Dream Corps’ #YesWeCode Initiative, which aims “to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector.” #YesWeCode has already graduated approximately 100 people and has placed 60 percent of them in new tech jobs.  “We are thrilled about launching this new…

February 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A career in tech, built with coding and determinationComing from a military family, Gerald Ingraham knew he would join the Marines. But after completing his service, and before he learned to code, the California native says he was “a ship without a rudder and a sail.” The father of two spent 15 years alternating between administration and construction jobs that left him seeking greater fulfillment and financial stability. That need compounded when his eldest son was diagnosed with brain cancer and Ingraham and his wife struggled to keep pace with a growing pile of medical bills. Searching for options, Ingraham…

February 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Behind the Mac creator celebrates his literary iconBarry Jenkins on James Baldwin, Filming Black Skin and Filmmaking in the iPhone EraOscar-winning director Barry Jenkins says he “stumbled into filmmaking,” attending Florida State University for some years before discovering its film school. “I went to film school right at the turn between old school cinema and new school cinema,” Jenkins says, “so we actually learned to edit films on these things called flat beds … you have to actually physically cut the film and tape it back together. So, doing that for a full year and then transitioning to what they…

February 11, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veteransWorking with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time, American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone. “We have great admiration for veterans, and we’re proud to bring a solution like Health Records on iPhone to the veteran community,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of…

February 5, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple names Deirdre O’Brien senior vice president of Retail + People Angela Ahrendts Plans April Departure After Five Successful YearsCupertino, California — Apple today announced that Deirdre O’Brien is taking on new responsibilities for Apple’s retail and online stores in an expanded role as senior vice president of Retail + People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. After five transformative years leading the company’s retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts plans to depart Apple in April for new personal and professional pursuits. In her expanded role, Deirdre will bring her three decades of Apple experience to lead the company’s global retail reach, focused on the connection between…

February 1, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple marks Heart Month in FebruaryDuring Heart Month, Apple will offer an Activity Challenge on Apple Watch and heart health events in Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago and New York to educate consumers on their heart health and encourage them to get active and live a better day. “Cardiovascular disease takes many forms and some are fully preventable through lifestyle changes like increased physical activity and better nutrition. It’s always great to see patients make those positive changes, especially with the help of Apple Watch,” said Sumbul Desai, MD, Apple’s vice president of Health. “Other conditions are more challenging…

January 30, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Music takes flight on American AirlinesApple Music Subscribers can Stream Over 50 Million Songs, Playlists and Music Videos on US FlightsStarting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no Wi-Fi purchase required. American Airlines is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi. “For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president…

January 29, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Reports First Quarter ResultsServices, Mac and Wearables Set New All-Time Revenue RecordsEPS Reaches All-Time High at $4.18Cupertino, California — January 29, 2019 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter ended December 29, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $84.3 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $4.18, up 7.5 percent. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Revenue from iPhone® declined 15 percent from the prior year, while total revenue from all other products and services grew 19 percent. Services…

January 29, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple announces new Today at Apple sessionsOver 50 New Sessions Now AvailableCupertino, California — Apple today announced a new Today at Apple release with sessions in three new and expanded formats — Skills, Walks and Labs — which offer hands-on group sessions focused on photography, video, music, coding, app development, art and design and more. The new sessions are free at every Apple Store worldwide and allow visitors to find the right session for their interests and skill level in order to unlock their creativity, inspire learning and encourage connection. Since the launch of Today at Apple in 2017, Apple…

January 28, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Entrepreneur Camp kicks off as app developer earnings hit new recordInaugural Session Provides Unprecedented Access to Apple Labs, Engineers, Business and Marketing Expertise App Developer Earnings Reach $120B Since 2008 App Store LaunchToday, Apple opens its doors to 11 female-founded app development companies for the inaugural session of Entrepreneur Camp. The program is designed to provide female app creators with the tools needed to thrive in today’s global app economy. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned $120 billion, with more than a quarter of that in the past year alone. An industry first, Entrepreneur Camp…