July 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin AmericaCollaboration Includes App Development Challenge with Apple Developer Academies in Brazil to Expand Girls’ EducationRio de Janeiro — Apple today launched a new collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund to advance girls’ education opportunities. As part of its new expansion into Latin America, Malala Fund, which works to provide safe, quality secondary education and opportunities for girls, has also offered grants to local advocates in Brazil. The advocates join Malala Fund’s network of Gulmakai champions and will implement projects across the country designed to empower girls, teachers…

July 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple launches new clean energy fund in ChinaTen Suppliers Will Jointly Invest in Climate Change Solutions in ChinaCupertino, California — Apple today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, the…

July 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for prosNow Featuring Up to 6-Core Processors and 32GB of Memory, True Tone Display and the Apple T2 ChipCupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance — ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating…

July 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The App Store turns 10How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App PhenomenonWhen Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps, it ignited a cultural, social and economic phenomenon that changed how people work, play, meet, travel and so much more. Over the past decade, the App Store has created a safe place for users of all ages to get the very best apps and a vibrant app economy for developers of all sizes, from all over the world, to thrive. Today, customers in 155 countries are visiting the App Store more often, staying longer…

June 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple’s free Schoolwork app now available for teachersMakes It Easy to Create Assignments, View Student Progress and MoreMillions of teachers around the world choose iPad as the best tool to help personalize learning and inspire creativity. Now with the free Schoolwork app, available today, teachers can easily create assignments, collaborate one-on-one with students, tap into the power of apps for learning and view and understand student progress. Schoolwork, along with Apple’s Classroom app, provides teachers around the world with powerful tools to enhance the learning experience and help both educators and students get more out of the technology they use…

June 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple News launches 2018 Midterm Elections sectionAn Easy Way to Follow the Elections, With Reporting From Trusted Sources Curated by Apple News EditorsCupertino, California — Apple today announced a new 2018 Midterm Elections section in Apple News, providing a new resource for timely, trustworthy midterm election information and helping news seekers access the most important reporting and analysis from a diverse set of publishers. The 2018 Midterm Elections section helps readers follow the latest on the elections with breaking news, exclusive highlights and analysis from reliable sources selected by Apple News’ team of experienced editors. Readers can quickly get up…

June 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple’s iOS 12 securely and automatically shares emergency location with 911Nashville, Tennessee — iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. Approximately 80 percent of 911 calls today come from mobile devices, but outdated, landline-era infrastructure often makes it difficult for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location. To address this challenge, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates…

June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple announcesmulti-year partnership with Oprah WinfreyApple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN. Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world. Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple. Press ContactsRita Cooper Lee,Apple,rcooperlee@apple.com,(424) 326-4515Tom Neumayr,Apple, tneumayr@apple.com ,(408) 974-1972 Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042Powered by WPeMatico

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Football fans can get the latest on World Cup across Apple devices and servicesAs the countdown to the tournament begins, football fans around the world can stay up to speed on stats, scores and their favorite teams across all Apple devices. Siri adds support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel — this is in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports. Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters. Ask Siri questions like: When does France play Australia? What teams are in group A? Who is…

June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, celebrates readingDiscover and Enjoy Books with New, Easy-to-Use App Coming This FallApple Books, which Apple previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference last week, is a new app that has been entirely redesigned to make discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks effortless for iPhone and iPad users. The Apple Books app will replace iBooks with the launch of iOS 12 this fall. “Apple Books will inspire a love of reading — it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favorite story for…