February 28, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple honors female coders and creators for International Women’s DayPartnership with Girls Who Code and Exclusive Today at Apple Series Aim to Develop the Next Generation of Female LeadersApple is celebrating International Women’s Day throughout March by highlighting the stories and work of female developers, musicians, artists, photographers and entrepreneurs. Apple is also building on its commitment to education with a new partnership with Girls Who Code to expand learning opportunities for young women. As part of its community education initiative, Apple is partnering with Girls Who Code to support new coding opportunities for girls and young women in the…

February 27, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Huntington Beach educators mold musicians of tomorrowThis feature is the first in a series spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom. The auditorium is buzzing with the sound of eager teenagers. At the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), production is in full swing on the school’s annual student-curated show: “Playlist.” This year, 13 vocal students have prepared their own original songs, alongside 24 covers of some of today’s pop music hits. Cailey Collado, a senior in the Music, Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET) program, takes the stage to run through her original song: “Bleed…

February 26, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple highlights best photos shot on iPhone around the worldiPhone photographers around the world shared their best photos for the Shot on iPhone Challenge, capturing remarkable moments with the world’s most popular camera. The 10 selected winners will be featured on billboards in select cities, in Apple retail stores and online. The winning shots came from a range of models, from iPhone XS Max to iPhone 7, showcasing the quality of cameras across the line.The top 10 winners came from countries including Singapore, Germany, Belarus, Israel and the US, highlighting the global community of iPhone photographers that participated. These photos…

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…