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How Apple’s new $2.5B housing initiative stacks up vs. Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech giants

maandag 4 november 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

For years, fast-growing tech companies have drawn criticism for housing crises that have swelled in Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area, alongside booming technology industries. Big tech companies are responding with philanthropic initiatives de…

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Apple Prime? Tech giant takes big step toward subscriptions with new Apple Card-iPhone perk

donderdag 31 oktober 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Apple is inching closer to embracing a so-called “Apple Prime” subscription program that investors have speculated about for years, potentially taking a page out of Amazon’s playbook. As part of the company’s fourth quarter financial update, Apple C…

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Apple TV app finally arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

donderdag 24 oktober 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

For the first time ever, the Apple TV app is available for owners of Amazon Fire TV devices, a sign that the streaming rivalry between the tech giants continues to cool. Starting today, Amazon says Apple TV on Fire TV will be available in more than …

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Everything Apple announced today, including the new iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch, and more

dinsdag 10 september 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Apple held its annual iPhone unveiling event today in Cupertino, Calif., where it showed off the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro along with a bevy of other products and services. The iPhone 11 will start at $699, which is $50 cheaper than the iPhone…

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Apple says Siri will no longer retain audio by default, one-upping Amazon and Google on privacy

woensdag 28 augustus 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Siri won’t be so sneaky about snooping anymore. That’s the gist of a new policy announcement and accompanying apology from Apple this morning. It’s a move that could pressure its fellow tech giants Amazon and Google to follow suit. Apple says it wil…

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Earmuffs, Alexa! Amazon to let users opt out of human review of voice recordings, amid scrutiny

zaterdag 3 augustus 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Amazon became the latest tech giant to let users of its voice assistant opt out of human review of their voice recordings, after similar announcements from Apple and Google. The move Friday afternoon followed revelations from Bloomberg and others ab…

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‘Mac vs. PC’ is back: New Microsoft ad touts Surface Laptop 2, roasts Apple’s MacBook

woensdag 31 juli 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Mac vs. PC is alive. The geeky advertising rivalry between Microsoft and Apple reignited Wednesday after Microsoft put out a new ad that uses a guy named Mackenzie Book — a.k.a. Mac Book — to talk about why the company’s Surface Pro 2 laptop is bett…

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Apple stock rises after tech giant snaps declining revenue streak, posts $53.8B in its Q3

dinsdag 30 juli 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Apple snapped a streak of sliding revenue in its third quarter driven by continued growth in services. However, revenue from Apple’s flagship hardware division declined year-over-year as the tech giant prepares for its next iPhone release. Apple bes…

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Geared Up: New Nintendo Switch Consoles, Apple Kills the MacBook, & Galaxy Note 10 Crazy Battery

zaterdag 20 juli 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

On this week’s Geared Up, we talk about the two new Nintendo Switch consoles that were announced this past week – the Nintendo Switch Lite and the Nintendo Switch with refreshed battery. In the case of the Switch Lite, we are getting a new handheld-…

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Geared Up: The death of the Xbox, Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumors

zaterdag 6 juli 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

On this week’s Geared Up, we talk about the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, celebrating Amazon’s 25th anniversary. I bring you my tips on finding the best Prime Day deals, while naming a couple of my favorite Prime Day launch deals (which you can find ri…

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Apple goes big in Seattle: New campus escalates rivalry with Amazon, Microsoft and Google

zondag 30 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Apple’s new campus in Seattle, unveiled this week, will accommodate as many as 2,000 workers, doubling the company’s previous commitment to expand its engineering operations in the city. But beyond the sheer numbers, the expansion positions the comp…

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Geared Up: Microsoft’s mystery foldable Surface tablet; updated Nintendo Switch Mini; and Apple vs. Spotify intensifies

zaterdag 29 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

This week on Geared Up, we talk about the latest rumors saying that Microsoft is working on a new secret new foldable Surface tablet device that will be able to run Android apps and iCloud services, with a stripped-down Windows Core OS. This will li…

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Hey Siri, meet Alexa: Rival AI assistants become neighbors as Apple doubles down on Seattle

dinsdag 25 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

For years, fixtures in the Bay Area tech industry have been migrating to Seattle in search of comparable jobs with a lower cost of living. But as far as we know, this is the first time an AI personality has made that move. Apple doubles down on Seat…

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Apple doubles down on Seattle with plans to employ 2,000 people in ‘key engineering hub’

maandag 24 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

In the heart of the neighborhood where Amazon has made its home, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that she was interested in talking about a “different HQ2,” as she welcomed Apple and that tech giant’s plans for a significant expansion in the …

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Apple to unveil details of massive Seattle expansion at big new office complex in Amazon’s backyard

maandag 24 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Update: Apple plans to grow to 2,000 employees in Seattle, adding 200 by the end of the year. Read our follow-up story from today’s press conference here.  It’s been six months since Apple said it would dramatically expand its Seattle operations, an…

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Geared Up: The insane Apple Mac Pro, 8K Xbox, and xCloud game streaming

zaterdag 22 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

E3 2019 is in the books, and Microsoft Xbox came out swinging. In this episode of Geared Up, we talk about all the big announcements coming out of the Xbox E3 keynote. First up, Project Scarlett – the all-new next-generation Xbox console that will b…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes tech industry to task: ‘If you want to take credit, first learn to take responsibility’

maandag 17 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Stanford University has long been a Mecca for techno-optimists, a place where innovation, student idealism, and the tech elite converge. But Stanford’s 2019 commencement address struck a more sober tone, adding to a chorus of skepticism about the po…

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Geared Up: Apple shows what’s next for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch

zaterdag 8 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

It was a huge news week in the world of Apple, as the company took the stage at WWDC 2019 to show the world what’s coming next for all of its major software platforms. In this episode of Geared Up, we talk about all the big announcements coming out …

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Apple repositions iPad to compete with low-cost Windows devices and Google Chromebooks

maandag 3 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

Apple today unveiled an operating system designed specifically for iPad, a move that positions the company’s signature tablets to better compete with low-cost laptops in an era where the lines between devices are blurring. The new iPadOS, announced …

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Geared Up: Huge Apple leaks, Tesla Model 3, new MacBook Pros, and more

zondag 2 juni 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

This week on the Geared Up podcast we have a couple of big leaks out of Apple that give us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, including the impending death of iTunes as Apple splits the iconic music player up. Appl…

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Apple’s Supreme Court setback could spell trouble for other tech companies facing antitrust scrutiny

maandag 13 mei 2019 in GeekWire (Tech News)

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Apple on Monday that other big tech companies are no doubt watching closely. The justices voted 5-4 to allow a class action lawsuit to go forward, allowing consumers to try to prove Apple abuses its monopoly po…

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