With happening events taking place all over the globe, it is easy to get lost in the doomscrolling, between the reels and the TikToks. Here are some of the easy ways to keep you informed without distracting you. The apps I mention below are some of the best apps that give you complete news.
According to an analyst, Apple News Plus which is Apple’s news and magazine service is all set to reach 19 million paid subscribers by 2023. The analyst, Krish Sankar is positive that Apple News Plus had about 11 million paid subscribers in 2020 and brought in a revenue of $550 million.Read More
Apple is facilitating the Community Education Initiative (CEI) by supporting teachers with a coding and creativity program especially designed for remote learning.
The CEI was designed by Apple particularly to help teachers work with communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of technology. Read More
Apple is focusing on audio news and local news with the introduction of new features to Apple News and Apple News+. It’s launching its own daily audio news briefing called “Apple News Today”, co-hosted by Apple News editors Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino. The podcasts will run Monday through Friday in the mornings and will be available on Apple News and Apple Podcasts for free in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. The podcast will cover the day’s news very briefly in under 10 minutes. Additionally, Apple News+ subscribers in the US will be able to listen to audio versions of print stories published by some of the best magazines such as Esquire, Essence, GQ, TIME, NY Magazine and Vogue among others and newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to produce about 20 audio stories per week narrated by professionals voice actors. Apple is adding a new Audio tab to its news app, where the users can find News Today podcast and audio stories. Interestingly, both the new audio features will be available on CarPlay as well to let users listen to news while driving. Read More
Many Apple users have stated that Siri is still listening to their private conversations which has already been a center of the issue last year for which Apple had apologized. But, regardless of a bunch of promises made by Apple to make changes, nothing seems to have fundamentally changed as the issue still lingers. Read More
Apple came out with plenty of new services at the “Show Time” event today, the frontrunner being the Apple TV+ streaming service followed by the Apple News+ subscription service. The other services unveiled by Apple include Apple Arcade, Apple Credit Card and Apple Pay for transit systems. Read More
Apple will be bringing an all new subscription based news service next month for the Apple users out there and the system will be similar to how Netflix works. The users who are interested in the service will have to pay monthly/ annual fees as a part of the subscription. The news service will cover a bunch of content from around the world and also include exclusive content from all the major publications. Read More
It is both interesting and weird to hear that Apple, a currently debt free company with about $144.7B cash balance, would be interested to raise $17B. If the sole reason for this action is to help fund the $100 billion capital return program, the company certainly has more than enough cash to fund it. The main reason why Apple is planning to raise $17 billion to fund the capital return program is that the bulk of the cash Apple has is held by overseas subsidiaries. Read More
At first glance maybe you would think this is either a joke or an exaggeration, but it is not. If you want to have coffee with Tim Cook, you can bid at CharityBuzz.com. The website places the estimated value of the lot at $160,000 (at the time of this writing). The lot allows the winning bidder to have coffee with Tim Cook along with 30 minutes to an hour of his time at the Apple Cupertino Head Quarters. Travel, hotel and other expenses unfortunately is not covered by the lot and will be shouldered by the winner. The current bid as of writing is already at $160,000.00 with 48 bids already logged, this is amazing considering that there is still 20 days left to bid. Bidding will officially close on May 14, 2013. Read More