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GeekWire Podcast: Apple Vision Pro, a developer’s take; Detecting and defusing AI deepfakes

zaterdag 3 februari 2024 inGeekWire (Tech News)

First up this week on the GeekWire Podcast: an inside look at developing software for the Apple Vision Pro spatial computing headset. We got a chance this week to talk with a longtime software developer for Apple platforms, Ken Case, co-founder and …

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Apple Vision Pro buyers in Seattle wrap their heads around ‘the future’ of tech

vrijdag 2 februari 2024 inGeekWire (Tech News)

There wasn’t a line stretching around the block the way there might have been for an early iPhone release. But the first day that shoppers could get there hands — and heads — on Apple’s new Vision Pro did attract an enthusiastic crowd to the company…

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Apple Vision Pro: Why one longtime software shop is jumping head-first into spatial computing

vrijdag 2 februari 2024 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Ken Case‘s dad worked for many years at Boeing in industrial engineering for highly complex projects such as the Boeing 747 and Saturn V booster rocket. Case remembers his dad bringing home large Gantt charts — long rolls of paper with timelines and…

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Microsoft productivity apps and Copilot AI coming to Apple Vision Pro at launch

woensdag 31 januari 2024 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Despite their longstanding rivalry, Microsoft has made a tradition of developing software for Apple computers, stretching back to the early days of the Macintosh in the 1980s. Turns out the Vision Pro will be no exception. Microsoft announced Wednes…

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Worst butt-dial of my life: Apple’s iPhone SOS technology, and an inadvertent wilderness ‘rescue’

donderdag 14 september 2023 inGeekWire (Tech News)

I love the outdoors. Some of my best moments have been spent backpacking in the Pacific Northwest or, more recently, rafting the rivers of Colorado and Utah. So, last fall, when Apple introduced a new iPhone 14 SOS feature that allowed users to send…

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Apple vs. Microsoft: Vision Pro, HoloLens, and a familiar pattern in a classic tech rivalry

zaterdag 10 juni 2023 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Some of Microsoft’s biggest missteps over the years have come not from being too late but rather too early, leaving the door open for competitors — especially Apple, it seems — to popularize a product category years later, when the technology and th…

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Analysis: Apple’s Vision Pro sets up a clash with Valve, Sony, Meta over future of VR/AR

dinsdag 6 juni 2023 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple newly announced headset positions the company as a contender in the evolving field of virtual and augmented reality, and highlights the divergent paths that major players are taking through the current state of VR/AR. While VR/AR has been rela…

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Amazon and Apple accused of colluding to restrict competition, boost iPhone and iPad prices

donderdag 10 november 2022 inGeekWire (Tech News)

A new lawsuit alleges that an agreement between Amazon and Apple, ostensibly intended to crack down on counterfeiters, illegally restricted competition and raised prices for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices on Amazon’s online marketplace. The…

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Microsoft brings iPhone photos to Windows 11 via Apple iCloud … will iMessage be next?

woensdag 12 oktober 2022 inGeekWire (Tech News)

PC users will be able to access pictures from their iPhones via the Windows 11 Photos app through a new integration announced by Microsoft this morning. It’s a significant move to bridge Apple’s popular smartphone and Microsoft’s widely used operati…

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Apple announces return-to-office plan for corporate workers, with hybrid model starting April 11

vrijdag 4 maart 2022 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Apple is joining the growing list of tech companies calling workers back to the office, setting April 11 as a deadline for corporate workers to be back in person at least one day per week. According to a memo sent Friday by CEO Tim Cook, and first r…

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Both sides win and lose in judge’s Epic Games vs. Apple ruling around App Store payments

vrijdag 10 september 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

A federal judge ruled Friday that Apple can no longer prohibit individual developers from offering their own independent payment options in the iOS App Store. However, the same judge also stopped short of declaring Apple a monopoly, which foiled one…

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Rep. Jayapal: Biden administration supports Amazon-busting ‘Ending Platform Monopolies Act’

vrijdag 10 september 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Amazon-busting legislation, the “Ending Platform Monopolies Act” that would potentially force the company’s dismantling, has earned Biden administration support, the 7th District Democrat said in an interview with GeekWire. “T…

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Rep. Adam Schiff rips Amazon and Facebook for ‘directly profiting’ on COVID-19 misinformation

vrijdag 10 september 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Rep. Adam Schiff, in separate letters to bosses of tech giants Amazon and Facebook, criticized the efforts of both companies to curb the spread COVID-19 and related vaccination information. The pair of letters, dated a day after Sen. Elizabeth Warre…

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Interview: Rep. Pramila Jayapal on why her new legislation might make Amazon an illegal monopoly

dinsdag 7 september 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Few lawmakers have gotten Amazon’s attention like the one who hails from the company’s hometown, Rep. Pramila Jayapal. The 7th Congressional District Democrat has made the powerful tech industry a primary focus and in particular what she sees as pot…

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New presidential order will push for net neutrality, limit large mergers, restrict non-compete clauses

vrijdag 9 juli 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

In an effort to promote more business and labor competition, President Biden today will issue a sweeping executive order to limit the concentration of money and power in many American businesses, particularly technology and healthcare. The order, to…

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New federal antitrust legislation puts Amazon, Big Tech on notice and on target

vrijdag 11 juni 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Federal lawmakers introduced a wave of legislation Friday that collectively seeks to change the way large tech companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook do business and dominate their respective marketplaces. The five bills would create …

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Epic v. Apple trial reveals how Microsoft has never made money off Xbox hardware

donderdag 6 mei 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Microsoft revealed in a court appearance this week that it does not, and has never, earned money on the per-unit sales for the Xbox. Each console is sold at a loss, and the profit from the project for Microsoft comes entirely from software sales. Th…

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Lawyer who helped Netscape in Microsoft antitrust lawsuit is representing Epic in its battle with Apple

maandag 3 mei 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Kicking off in federal court today, the closely watched battle between the makers of Fortnite and Apple will include an attorney who is well known for her role in one of the seminal antitrust fights in tech history: U.S. v. Microsoft. On the legal t…

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Apple Maps finally adds cycling-specific routing for Seattle bicyclists

vrijdag 30 april 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

For years, Apple Maps has lacked the cycling-specific routing that for a decade has made Google Maps the popular choice among bicyclists. Not anymore. With the recently updated iPhone software, Apple tucked a nice Seattle surprise into Maps, accordi…

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Signs point to Apple making its Seattle presence clear as logo appears at new office near Amazon

vrijdag 29 januari 2021 inGeekWire (Tech News)

In a neighborhood where it’s tough to tell what might be an Amazon office building or just another apartment complex, Apple is moving into Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and erasing any doubt about who occupies 333 Dexter Ave. Construction …

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Microsoft updates Office apps to run natively on Macs running Apple’s homegrown M1 chips

dinsdag 15 december 2020 inGeekWire (Tech News)

Microsoft is releasing new versions of its Office productivity apps that run natively on Macs with Apple’s internally developed M1 processors, rolling out via a software update starting today. The updates, announced Tuesday morning, continue a longs…

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