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Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices

Headlines

The iPhone maker is ramping up hiring, hoping for the initiative to produce results within five years. 

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance today announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote a new connectivity standard.

News

Apple has been exploring opportunities to strengthen its upstart TV service, including deals for James Bond franchise-owner MGM and college sports rights.

Apple is reportedly investigating a massive fraud by Foxconn managers who sold iPhones made from rejected parts.

Apple will collaborate with ABC News to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the key events of the 2020 presidential election in Apple News.

Elcomsoft, a company which sells tools to law enforcement agencies to access locked iPhones, says that it is now able to extract some data from devices running any version of iOS from 12.0 to 13.3.

Reviews

Teardown of the reinvented 2019 Mac Pro, which returns to a properly repairable design that happens to not grate cheese very well. Performed December 2019.

Walt Mossberg is back to take a look at the last 10 years of Apple under Tim Cook. From the Apple Watch to AirPods to new services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and more, it’s been defined by good products that haven’t risen to the iPhone’s level.

Rumors

Others

Finally

In short, I remain unconvinced that standard UIKit iPad apps are a good starting point for good Mac apps. But it’s pretty obvious — and should have been right from the start — that nonstandard not-really-using-UIKit iPad apps make for a terrible starting point for a good Mac app.

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