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How to take a screenshot on a MacBook Pro

Mar 5, 2020 9:40 PM ET

ByWilliam Gallagher There may be as many ways to take a screenshot off your 16-inch MacBook Pro as there are reasons to take them, but Apple could make it a lot more obvious what#8217;s possible and how to do it. Insert: close up on one method of taking screenshots on a MacBook Pro Whether it#8217;s ... Continue reading How to take a screenshot on a MacBook ProRead More

Wondering about getting a job at SpaceX? Elon Musk says innovation is the main criterion

Mar 5, 2020 9:35 PM ET

Image Credits:Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto(opens in a new window)/Getty Images In a wide-ranging discussion at the Air Warfare Symposium held by the U.S. Air Force, Elon Musk touched on some old and new themes, but one highlight of the discussion was the small window into hiring and firing practices at SpaceX arguably one of the worlds ... Continue reading Wondering about getting a job at SpaceX? Elon Musk says innovation is the main criterionRead More

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

Mar 5, 2020 9:30 PM ET

Image Credits:Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Getty Images With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring,MicrosoftsCortana digital assistant willlose a number of consumer skillsaround music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. Thats very much in line with Microsofts new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as a surprise to the dozens ... Continue reading Microsofts Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business usersRead More

End Game, the startup behind Zombs Royale, raises $3M

Mar 5, 2020 9:25 PM ET

Image Credits: End Game Interactive End Game InteractiveCEO Yang C. Liu has a refreshingly straightforward description of what he and his co-founder Luke Zbihlyj are up to: Were just building games. And to be honest, we dont know what were doing. Despite this self-proclaimed ignorance, End Game has just raised $3 million in seed funding ... Continue reading End Game, the startup behind Zombs Royale, raises $3MRead More

Amazon is the latest to ditch GDC this year

Mar 5, 2020 9:20 PM ET

Image Credits:Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images GDCs top sponsors continue to pull out of attending the San Francisco gaming conference. Today,Amazonannounced it would no longer be sending employees to the event. In anupdate, the team shared that they would instead be hosting a global online event to share news that they had been planning to ... Continue reading Amazon is the latest to ditch GDC this yearRead More

Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rules

Mar 5, 2020 9:15 PM ET

Image Credits: Design Cells(opens in a new window)/Getty Images An iPhone app built by controversial facial recognition startupClearview AIhas been blocked by Apple, effectively banning the app from use. Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the startup violated the terms of its enterprise developer program. The ... Continue reading Apple has blocked Clearview AIs iPhone app for violating its rulesRead More

Apple iPhone XR dominated smartphone market in 2019, study finds

Mar 5, 2020 9:10 PM ET

ByAppleInsider Staff Apple#8217;s iPhone XR dominated the global smartphone market in 2019, according to new data from Omdia, with shipments of the year-old smartphone, followed closely by the current iPhone 11 that started shipping in September. Apple#8217;s iPhone XR lineup According to statistics compiled in Omdia#8217;s Smartphone Model Market Tracker report, Apple shipped an estimated ... Continue reading Apple iPhone XR dominated smartphone market in 2019, study findsRead More

Daily Crunch: Facebook cancels F8 over coronavirus concerns

Mar 5, 2020 9:10 PM ET

Image Credits:JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images/Getty Images Coronavirus fears prompt even more event cancellations, controversial facial recognition software is being used widely and DocuSign acquires Seal Software. Heres your Daily Crunch for February 28, 2020. 1.Facebook cancels F8 conference, citing coronavirus concerns Facebookhas confirmed that it has canceled its annual F8 developers conference over growing concerns about ... Continue reading Daily Crunch: Facebook cancels F8 over coronavirus concernsRead More

Streaming now accounts for 79% of US music industry revenue, RIAA says

Mar 5, 2020 9:06 PM ET

ByAppleInsider Staff Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora generated $8.8 billion to account for 79% of all U.S. music industry revenue in 2019, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America. Source: RIAA In its full-year 2019revenue reportfor U.S. recorded music, the RIAA says streaming revenues were up 20% from ... Continue reading Streaming now accounts for 79% of US music industry revenue, RIAA saysRead More

Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat bots

Mar 5, 2020 9:00 PM ET

Chat bots were central toFacebookMessengers strategy three years ago. Now theyre being hidden from view in the app along with games and businesses. Facebook Messenger is now removing the Discover tab as it focuses on speed and simplicity instead of broad utility like Chinas WeChat. The changes are part of a larger Messenger redesign that ... Continue reading Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat botsRead More

Tim Cook sees Apple as ‘fundamentally strong’ in face of coronavirus threa

Mar 5, 2020 9:00 PM ET

ByMalcolm Owen The coronavirus is only a #8220;temporary condition#8221; to deal with, Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests, but while he is uncertain about how it will affect the quarter#8217;s finances, he still believes Apple is #8220;fundamentally strong#8221; and will weather the storm. Tim Cook being interviewed by Fox Business Network#8217;s Susan Li In an interview ... Continue reading Tim Cook sees Apple as #8216;fundamentally strong#8217; in face of coronavirus threaRead More

Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,149 with fast, free shipping

Mar 5, 2020 9:00 PM ET

ByChristine McKee Apple#8217;s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is currently on sale at leading retailers, with hundreds of dollars in savings on every model and prices starting at $2,149. Killer Deals AppleInsiderproudly offers readers some of the best deals on Apple products year round from top retailers like Amazon, Adorama, Bamp;H Photo, Best Buy, and others. ... Continue reading Apple#8217;s 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,149 with fast, free shippingRead More

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Mar 5, 2020 8:55 PM ET

Facebook firstshowed off its 3D photosback in 2018, andshared the technical details behind ita month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they werent so common), you couldnt make your own. Today an update brings 3D photos to those of us still rocking a single ... Continue reading Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phonesRead More

Japanese ‘Behind the Mac’ ad shows MacBook appearances in anime

Mar 5, 2020 8:55 PM ET

ByMalcolm Owen Apple#8217;s latest #8220;Behind the Mac#8221; commercial released on YouTube is an animated affair, with the 30-second spot aimed at Japanese consumers celebrating occasions when Apple products appear in cartoons produced in the country. Published to the Apple Japan YouTube account on Thursday, the shortad spotquickly switches between multiple anime shows and films that ... Continue reading Japanese #8216;Behind the Mac#8217; ad shows MacBook appearances in animeRead More

FCC fines AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for selling customer location data

Mar 5, 2020 8:50 PM ET

ByMikey Campbell The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday proposed fines against the nation#8217;s largest cellular carriers for selling access to real-time consumer geolocation data to third-party aggregators. In total, the FCC proposes (PDF link) ATamp;T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile be slapped with more than $200 million in penalties for #8220;apparently#8221; disclosing user location information ... Continue reading FCC fines AT#038;T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for selling customer location dataRead More

Unannounced Ecobee camera to support Apple HomeKit

Mar 5, 2020 8:50 PM ET

ByAndrew O#8217;Hara New FCC filings have revealed that Ecobee#8217;s as-of-yet unannounced smart camera will be equipped with support for Apple#8217;s HomeKit. We#8217;ve heard rumors of Ecobee#8217;s intention to release a new smart camera, adding to its existing lineup ofsmart thermostatand switches, butnew documentsfound byZatz Not Funnyon Fridayhave seemingly confirmed support for HomeKit. Ecobee is already ... Continue reading Unannounced Ecobee camera to support Apple HomeKitRead More

GDC 2020 postponed to summer amid COVID-19 concerns

Mar 5, 2020 8:35 PM ET

ByAppleInsider Staff The 2020 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, originally scheduled to take place in March, was cancelled on Friday, though the group hopes to hold a version of the annual event sometime this summer. GDC said it decided to cancel the gathering after consulting game developers and #8220;community#8221; around the world, according to ... Continue reading GDC 2020 postponed to summer amid COVID-19 concernsRead More

FCC proposes $200M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years

Mar 5, 2020 8:35 PM ET

The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $200 million penalty proposed to be paid by these enormously rich corporations, calling it disproportionate to the ... Continue reading FCC proposes $200M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for yearsRead More

How to download Apple TV apps, and delete them too

Mar 5, 2020 8:35 PM ET

ByWilliam Gallagher Downloading apps from the Apple TV App Store is a similar process as doing so on your iPhone, except that finding what you want on the Apple TV is trickier and the way you later delete them is not obvious. Here#8217;s how to do both. Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD have ... Continue reading How to download Apple TV apps, and delete them tooRead More

Apple Car seats could change shape to help driver during sharp turns

Mar 5, 2020 8:30 PM ET

ByWilliam Gallagher A new Apple patent describes a system of automatically altering the shape of a car seat, providing further comfort or greater safety, while it is being driven. A future Apple Car could have seats that provide extra safety for the driver and passengers during journeys, as well as more comfort options and even ... Continue reading Apple Car seats could change shape to help driver during sharp turnsRead More