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Apple Acquires Dark Sky Weather App

Apple Acquires Dark Sky Weather App

Apple announced the acquisition of the Dark Sky Company, makers of the eponymously named weather app.
The app aggregates weather information from multiple sources and is available for both Apple iPhone and Android devices. It offers multiple looks at upcoming weather including a next-hour forecast, a 24-hour forecast, a daily summary, and umbrella and sunscreen reminders.  A popular feature is down-to-the-minute notifications of impending rain. A time machine feature lets the …

Apple Fined $1.23 Billion by French Antitrust Regulator

Apple Fined $1.23 Billion by French Antitrust Regulator

France’s antitrust regulator fined Apple €1.1 billion ($1.23 billion) for anticompetitive behavior towards its distribution and retail network.
The fine was the largest ever levied on a single firm.
Apple said it would appeal the ruling, which it said was at odds with French legal precedent.
The Autorité de la concurrence said that Apple imposed prices on retail premium resellers so that the prices were aligned with those charged by Apple, both online …

Apple Announces New MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Golden Master of iOS 13.4

Apple Announces New MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Golden Master of iOS 13.4

Apple announced new MacBook Pro Air laptops, iPad Pro tablets, and released the golden master for its iOS and iPadOS 13.4, a significant upgrade to its mobile operating systems.  A golden master is the final version of a software program that is then sent to manufacturing and used for retail copies.
The updated iPad Pro models come with with A12Z Bionic chips, dual camera setups, a new LiDAR Scanner for augmented …

Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Health officials have reported over 132,567 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since China made its first report to the World Health Organization in January.
China reported only 22 new cases and eight new deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases there to 80,815. The death toll in China has risen to 3,177.
Italy has the second highest number of cases in the world, with 15,133 and a …

Coronavirus Update: Outbreak to Cost Airlines $113 Billion, Apple Pay May Help Reduce Spread of Virus

Coronavirus Update: Outbreak to Cost Airlines $113 Billion, Apple Pay May Help Reduce Spread of Virus

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide is now 96,902, and the global death toll has risen to 3,308.
Italy reported 3,089 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and the death toll there jumped to 107 from 79. The number of cases there is surpassed only by China and South Korea.
IN BRIEF
The World Health Organization said that Covid-19 is far deadlier than the flu but it may not …

Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple said Thursday that it has completed the redesign of its Apple Maps app for users in the United States.
The upgraded version of Maps offers faster and more accurate navigation, Apple said.
“We set out to create the best and most private maps app on the planet that is reflective of how people explore the world today,” said Eddy Cue, the company’s senior vice president of Internet software and services.
The new …

A Guide to New York City’s Apple Pay-Friendly OMNY Fare System

New York City’s transit system is the largest in North America and its metro system has the most stops in the world.  Now, using it has become a tap simpler.
OMNY, which is short for One Metro New York, features a contactless fare collection system similar to those in use in other major cities.  It supports contactless systems such as Apple Pay and Android Pay as well as the city’s MetroCard …