Day: April 19, 2018

Greenpeace Criticizes Apple's 'Daisy' Recycling Robot, Says Focus Should be on 'Repairable and Upgradeable Product Design'

As part of its 2018 environmental report, Apple today unveiled the latest iteration of its recycling robot, named Daisy. Daisy is an upgraded version of Liam, the recycling robot Apple debuted in 2016. Daisy is smaller, faster, and more efficient than Liam, able to disassemble 200 iPhones per hour and obtain their component parts for …

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Apple Shares 2018 Environmental Report With Details on Daisy Recycling Robot, Progress on Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Apple today shared its 2018 environmental report [PDF], outlining all of the improvements and changes that were implemented throughout 2017 and early 2018 to lessen the company’s overall environmental impact. As was announced earlier this month, Apple recently hit a major milestone and longtime environmental goal, with 100 percent of its operations around the world …

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Best Buy Discounts Entry-Level 15-Inch MacBook Pro to $1,499 in One-Day Sale

Best Buy currently has a limited-time sale hitting the 15-inch MacBook Pro from mid 2015, with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 256GB flash storage. Under the sale, those interested can get this model for $1,499.99, priced originally at $1,999.99. Students and parents of students can knock the price down an …

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Apple Open Sources FoundationDB

Apple owned-company FoundationDB today announced that the FoundationDB core has been open sourced with the goal of building an open community with all major development done in the open. FoundationDB, a database company, was purchased by Apple back in 2015. As described in today’s announcement, FoundationDB is a distributed datastore that’s been designed from the …

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Apple Debuts New iPhone Recycling Robot Daisy and GiveBack Trade-In Program

Ahead of Earth Day on Sunday, Apple today announced a few initiatives that support the company’s commitment to the environment, including its goal of making its products using only recycled or renewable materials. Apple’s new iPhone disassembly robot Daisy First, for every device traded in or recycled at Apple Stores or on Apple.com worldwide between …

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Tim Cook Insists Merging Mac and iPad Would Result in Compromises

Apple CEO Tim Cook remains against the idea of merging the Mac and iPad to create one unified hardware and software experience, according to a brief conversation he had at Apple’s education event in Chicago last month. “We don’t believe in sort of watering down one for the other,” said Cook, speaking with The Sydney …

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eBay for iOS Gains Barcode Scanning Feature That Can Complete Listing Process 'Within Seconds'

eBay today announced a new update for its iOS and Android apps, aimed at further simplifying the item listing process. The headlining feature of the update is a new barcode scanner, allowing sellers to quickly scan the box of an item (if they still have it), select a condition, and click “list your item.” The …

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Verizon Announces Updated 'Smart Family' iOS App With Screen Time Management, Content Filters, and More

Verizon today announced the evolution of its existing “FamilyBase” parental controls product into “Smart Family,” a redesigned app that lets parents track screen time, set content filters, monitor whereabouts, and more. With the Verizon Smart Family app, parents can instantly pause the internet to manage their kids’ screen time, check the battery status of their …

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Popular Sleep Cycle iPhone App Expands to Apple Watch With 'Snore Stopper' and Haptic Wake Up Features

Sleep Cycle, a popular and highly downloaded alarm clock and sleep tracking app available for the iPhone, today announced a new Apple Watch app that introduces more features for an even better waking up experience. With the Sleep Cycle for Apple Watch, Sleep Cycle users can enable “snore stopper” and silent wake up options. Sleep …

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Apple Pay Offering Free Fries From McDonald's in New Promotion

Anyone who uses Apple Pay to checkout in the McDonald’s iOS app on a Friday in April will have the opportunity to get free Medium fries with their order. The offer for a free side of fries is Apple’s latest promotion for Apple Pay, and customers have two more Fridays to take advantage of it: …

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How to Apply Color Tags to Items in macOS Finder Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

In one of our previous macOS how-to guides, we explained how using tags can help you organize your files and folders and quickly locate them when they’re needed. In this article, we’re going to show you how to tag items in Finder using a simple custom keyboard shortcut, for even faster tagging. The first series …

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Drafts 5 Overhauls Note-Taking App With New Themes, Editor Options and Action Features

A new version of Drafts, the simple note-taking app from Agile Tortoise, was released today. Drafts 5 stays faithful to its predecessor’s primary goal of allowing users to quickly jot down text, thoughts, ideas, and notes, and builds on these functions by introducing a ground-up rewrite of the app with a raft of new features …

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