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Review: What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 13

Apple CarPlay, first introduced five years ago at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, is turning five and Apple has some major changes in store for it with the launch of iOS 13.
If you’re not familiar with Apple CarPlay, it is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
While CarPlay has evolved considerably with the addition of new features and system improvements, the launch of …

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways said Wednesday it plans to deploy Apple iPhone XR smartphones to its 15,000 flight attendants starting immediately.
The move is part of the airline’s £6.5 billion investment to provide “a more personalized service” to its passengers. The investment also includes the deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi on its aircraft.
“Everything I need is in my pocket throughout each flight,” said Bradley Smith, a flight attendant who was one of the first to …

FAA Bans Recalled Apple MacBook Pros from Flights

FAA Bans Recalled Apple MacBook Pros from Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was banning select Apple MacBook Pro laptop computers from flights following the announcement of a recall of these computers by Apple.
Apple said that some 2015 MacBook Pros with Retina display posed a fire risk due to an issue with the computers’ lithium-ion batteries.
The agency said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” saying it had …

Apple Begins Limited Rollout of Apple Card

Apple Begins Limited Rollout of Apple Card

Apple began a limited public launch of its Apple Card credit card on Tuesday.  The company is inviting a limited number of individuals who signed up to be notified about the card’s launch to apply for the card.
Apple did not disclose how many people are part of the early rollout but the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, said that the new card would be publicly available in August.
The Apple Card offers …

Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, to Leave Company

Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, to Leave Company

Apple announced that its chief design officer, Jony Ive, will be leaving the company.
Ive, who is responsible for the look and feel of many current Apple products including the iPhone and Mac, is considered by many to be one of the most important people at the company.
“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998′s groundbreaking iMac to the …

Apple Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup Drive.ai

Apple Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup Drive.ai

Apple announced the acquisition of Drive.ai, a developer of autonomous vehicle systems.
The Bay Area based company was reportedly days away from shutting down due to a lack of funding.
Drive.ai had already laid off 90 workers and notified the state of California it intended to shut down operations prior to the transaction. Apple has since hired a number of Drive.ai employees, according to reports in local media.
Known for its bright-orange …

Apple Wallet Tips and Features You Probably Don’t Know About

Introduced as Passbook in iOS 6, Apple Wallet is a convenient way to store credit and debit cards for Apple Pay, boarding passes, event and movie tickets, loyalty cards, coupons, student ID cards, and public transit tickets. When the Apple credit card, called Apple Card, launches later this year, it will make the Wallet even more useful thanks to its tight integration.
Apple Wallet works in a similar manner on the …