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Rumors iPhone Could Have a New Name

iphone-1067989_960_720.jpg Apple has been the topic of countless rumors—most centered on its plans for the next iPhone and even what it might call the handset. And speculation has run rampant after CEO Tim Cook was spotted having dinner this week with Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Apple might call a rumored handset the company has planned that could commemorate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.

Still, Apple (AAPL, +0.33%) has remained silent all week, leaving all the speculation and guesswork to the rumor mill. But that doesn’t mean it was a dull week for Apple. In fact, it shed a bit more light on what the future might look like for the company’s critical handset division.

Apple is rumored to be working on a big new iPhone update that could feature an all-glass design, curved screen, and wireless charging, among other features. The device has been rumored to be named the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. But a new report this week says Apple might actually call it the iPhone Edition. And although it’s believed it will come with an all-glass design.

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YouTube TV is expanding.

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YouTube TV will expand to 10 more cities across the US, the company announced yesterday. The OTT service will expand to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Phoenix, and Washington, DC.

YouTube TV heavily relies on the big four broadcast networks to compensate for its lack of channels no Viacom networks.

 

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Mark Zuckerberg changed his Facebook’s mission

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Facebook CEO is acknowledging that connecting people online isn’t enough.

The company even has a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”

Zuckerberg believes he has just the tool for the job: Facebook Groups, which are now used by a billion people.

Zuckerberg tends to phrase things Facebook does in terms of their benefit to humanity, not investors or the company’s bottom line. Facebook, which has a market value of about $440 billion, has a responsibility to use its sizable resources to do positive things

Only 100 million Facebook users are in what Zuckerberg calls “meaningful” groups — the kinds that become part of your support structure.

The company is using artificial intelligence to recommend more of these types of groups. It’s also adding tools to help group leaders screen new members, block people, schedule posts and link groups together.

 

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Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

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Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others.

With this new feature, is now available in English on desktop and mobile, all you have to type in is a query like “jobs near me,” “writing jobs”

You can also filter jobs by industry, location, when they were posted, and employer.

Google would only show 10 blue links for this type of query now clutters up the new interface with long.

Once you find a job, Google will direct you to the job site to start the actual application process. For jobs that appeared on multiple sites, Google will link you to the one with the most complete job posting.

 

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Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Beta

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“Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Announced in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference has finally rolled out in its new beta version.

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 10 percent of fatal crashes, 15 percent of injury crashes and 14 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes were attributed to distracted driving — a blanket term that broadly encompasses cell phone.

Apple’s “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature isn’t a tool to fully prevent texting or alerts while in a moving vehicle.

The feature, when active, will be able to tell if you’re in a car when your phone is connected to the car’s USB connection or Bluetooth. It will also be able to use the iPhone’s sensors to determine your speed, even if your phone isn’t connected to a car.

But when the car is in motion, anyone else who texts will get an automated response that reads: “I’m driving with Do Not Disturb turned on. I’ll see your message when I get where I’m going.” A second text also gives them a way to break through and get your attention in the case of an emergency by telling them, “If this is urgent, reply ‘urgent’ to send a notification through with your original message.”

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Amazon will start selling Nike shoes

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Amazon and Nike have partnered to help the apparel maker sell its shoes.

Amazon and may be willing to switch traditional in-store purchases, like shoes, to online ones.

Amazon’s new Prime Wardrobe initiative, too. Announced just yesterday, the Prime Wardrobe program will ship consumers clothes from eligible partners in a resealable return box with a prepaid shipping label.

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Uber CEO resigns

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Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the ride-sharing company he helped found in 2009.

The report states that five of Uber’s most prominent investors, including Benchmark, wrote a letter titled “Moving Uber Forward,” which recommended that the CEO step aside immediately. After hours of discussion, Kalanick agreed to resign.

With Kalanick’s resignation, Uber is now missing a CEO. Perhaps most damaging were the numerous reports of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company, which led to an external investigation into complaints that eventually resulted in more than 20 employees being fired.

 

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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates

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Intel’s announced ship dates for its Core i9 chip family.

E3 show in Los Angeles, Intel said you’ll be able to buy the lower-end 4-core, 8-core, and 10-core Core i9s as soon as next week. The mid-range 12-core Core i9-7920X will be next, shipping in August.

Core i9 family will go on sale in October. Specifically, the 14-core Core i9-7940X, the 16-Core Core i9-7960X, and the 18-core Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition.

 

 

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Apple’s latest ad

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In Apple’s latest ad for the Memories feature for iOS 10, your iPhone is an old man.

The old man pieces together these memories from the past year of a young, Spanish-speaking mother’s life, including the recent birth of her daughter. She gets the video at the end.

Apple is seemingly saying is that the old man is a metaphor for the iOS Photos AI, which automatically makes curated collections of photos and videos you’ve taken during specific periods

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Outlook 2016 for Mac now lets you send emails later, track messages

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Microsoft  announced a series of new features coming to its Outlook for Mac 2016 software for Office 365 users, including those that will allow you to schedule your emails, track the message’s delivery, and find out if the email was read, among others.

The new “Send Later” feature in Office for Mac 2016, however, adds a drop-down next to the Send button itself. After clicking on this option, you’re then able to select the date and time you want to send your email, which is saved to your Drafts folder until it’s time.

The Request a Delivery and Read receipts, email templates, and creating calendar events and tasks from emails additions are available today to all Office 365 subscribers.