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Headlines

After a week of controversy following the posting of a video that claimed the new 15-inch MacBook Pro could experience massive slowdowns, Apple on Tuesday acknowledged that the slowdowns exist—and that they’re caused by a bug in the thermal management software of all the 2018 MacBook Pro models. That bug has been fixed in a software update that Apple says it’s pushing out to all 2018 MacBook Pro users as of Tuesday morning.

China’s campaign to become a global power in advanced manufacturing is playing out at a high-tech factory in Sichuan province, where BOE Technology Group is aiming to supply display screens for Apple’s top-tier iPhones.

News

In December, Apple introduced a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic aimed at smaller developers, to complement the existing Search Ads product, which then became known as Search Ads Advanced. Today, the company is expanding Search Ads to more countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain, bringing the total number of countries where Search Ads is available to thirteen.

Reviews

We asked Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and Cortana 800 questions each. This time, Google Assistant was able to answer 86% of them correctly vs. Siri at 79%, Alexa at 61%, and Cortana at 52%.

What appear to be 11 Apple videos describe repair procedures, show special tools, and reference specific material.

Rumors

Others

Finally

Apple today premiered Apple Piazza Liberty, a new retail location that will revitalize a piazza in the center of Milan.

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