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  • Top apps make everyday tasks even easier with Siri Shortcuts
    by Apple Newsroom on October 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Top apps make everyday tasks even easier with Siri Shortcuts<br/>Top apps are integrating Siri Shortcuts, making favorite apps even easier to use with a simple tap or by asking Siri. Now available with iOS 12, shortcuts use powerful on-device intelligence to help users get things done faster, whether it’s commuting, being more productive, staying healthy, and more. Here are some top apps that now offer Siri Shortcuts. <br/>Morning Starters <br/>Morning routines are now easier with Siri Shortcuts. Weather reports from top apps like The Weather Channel, CARROT and Dark Sky are quickly delivered with simple voice requests like “radar,” “rain report” and “UV index.” Citymapper helps manage the morning commute with real-time departures, line status and disruption alerts, and whether you travel by bus, train, bikeshare or Uber, using Siri Shortcuts on the Transit app makes it a snap to get where you need to go. <br/>Productivity Tools <br/>Siri Shortcuts help users tackle daily tasks in an instant. With just a tap on the Lock screen or by asking Siri, users quickly gain access to apps like Evernote, which has created shortcuts to easily share notes, create audio and camera notes and print. Create and update journal entries and record audio directly in the Day One app, and schedule and preview the day’s calendar for upcoming events and meetings with Fantastical. At work and at home, users can streamline projects, boards and cards with shortcuts in Trello, Omnifocus 3 and Things. <br/>Healthy Habit Builders <br/>Log calories and water easily with apps like Lose It!, Yazio and Waterminder. Use a shortcut to track habits with Streaks, or instantly start a meditation for any time of day with 10% Happier or Headspace. <br/>Based on how customers use their devices, Siri will suggest simple, useful shortcuts right when needed on the Lock screen or in Search. Look for the “Add to Siri” button in apps, or go to Settings &gt; Siri &amp; Search to find all shortcuts available from your apps and to set a personal phrase to run them with. <br/>As more apps integrate Siri capabilities, users will be able to do even more with Shortcuts on their iOS devices. For more information about Siri Shortcuts, visit <a href="https://www.apple.com/siri" target="_blank">apple.com/siri</a>. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Cat Franklin,Apple,cfranklin3@apple.com,(669) 276-1209<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • iPhone XR available for pre-order on Friday, October 19
    by Apple Newsroom on October 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> available for pre-order on Friday, October 19<br/>The new iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span>, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> in an all-screen glass and aluminum design featuring a stunning 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display<sup>1</sup> — the most advanced LCD in a smartphone — and six beautiful finishes will be available for customers to pre-order beginning Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST on <a href="https://www.apple.com/">apple.com</a> and the Apple Store app. iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> is packed with the newest technologies including the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the smartest and most powerful chip in a smartphone, which unlocks new experiences for immersive AR, games and photography, while still delivering all day battery life, lasting up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus.<br/>iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> features an advanced wide-angle lens camera with an all-new sensor that delivers Smart HDR and faster auto-focus, while a 30 percent larger sensor with larger and deeper pixels improves image fidelity and low-light performance in photos and videos. Improvements to the ISP, Neural Engine and software algorithms enable Portrait mode from a single-lens camera with sophisticated bokeh effect. The new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview<sup>2</sup> and post-capture. The latest TrueDepth camera system offers Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting for amazing selfies, and also brings Face ID, the most secure facial authentication system ever in a smartphone, to iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span>.<br/>The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone is wrapped in an elegantly matched anodized band made from 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum, and the glass back enables wireless charging. A seven-layer color process gives the glass back beautiful nuanced hues in six beautiful finishes, black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED. iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> also introduces Dual SIM<sup>2</sup> through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM. iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> is water resistant, with a rating of IP67, and protects against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda.<sup>3</sup><br/>iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> will be available in more than 50 countries and territories, and in Apple Store locations beginning Friday, October 26 at 8 a.m. local time. Stores will have iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early. <br/>Additionally, iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">s</span> and iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">s</span> Max will also be available in more than 30 countries and territories including Chile, Colombia, Malaysia and Thailand on the same day.<br/><font size= "2">Pricing and Availability</font><br/>* <font size= "2">iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED starting at <strong>$749</strong> (US) from <a href="https://www.apple.com/">apple.com</a> in the Apple Store app and Apple Store locations, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). Walk-in available in most stores.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> beginning Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST with availability beginning Friday, October 26, in more than 50 countries and territories including <em>Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US</em> and <em>US Virgin Islands.</em></font><br/>* <font size= "2">iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> will be available to customers in additional countries and territories including <em>Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine</em> and <em>Vietnam</em> on Friday, November 2.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> will be available to customers in <em>Israel</em> beginning Thursday, November 1.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> and iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> Max beginning Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST with availability beginning Friday, October 26 at 8 a.m. local time in additional countries including <em>Chile, Colombia, Malaysia</em> and <em>Thailand</em>.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> and iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> Max will be available to customers in <em>South Korea</em> and more than 10 additional countries and territories beginning Friday, November 2.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">Through Apple’s <a href="https://www.apple.com/shop/iphone/iphone-upgrade-program/">iPhone Upgrade Program</a>, customers in the US can get iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span>, with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier (no multiyear service contract required) and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. The iPhone Upgrade Program is available for iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> at <a href="https://www.apple.com/">apple.com</a>, in the Apple Store app and Apple Store locations in the US with monthly payments starting at <strong>$37.41</strong> (US). Customers who are interested in joining the iPhone Upgrade Program, as well as those already in the program, can use the Apple Store app to get pre-approved before iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> pre-order until 4 p.m. PST on Thursday, October 18.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">With <a href="https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in/">Apple GiveBack</a>, customers can trade in their eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card or a refund of up to $525 (US) on their purchase.<sup>4</sup> If their device isn’t eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">Anyone who wants to learn more or go further with iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> or iOS 12 can sign up for free Today at Apple sessions at <a href="https://www.apple.com/today/">apple.com/today</a>.</font><br/>* <font size= "2">A portion of proceeds for iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> (PRODUCT)RED purchases will go directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies.</font><br/><sup>1</sup> The iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> display has rounded corners that follow a curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.<br> <sup>2</sup> Real-time preview in Depth Control and Dual SIM support will be available soon via an upcoming free software update. Use of Dual SIM requires two wireless service plans (which may include restrictions on roaming). Certain restrictions apply to use.<br> <sup>3</sup> iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">R</span> is splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes). Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.<br> <sup>4</sup> $525 (US) is based on iPhone X. Trade-in values may vary based on the condition and model of your smartphone trade-in. Additional terms at <a href="https://www.apple.com/giveback/">apple.com/giveback</a>.<br/>Press Contacts<br/>Andrew Kelly,Apple,andrewkelly@apple.com,(669) 283-1423<br/>Fana Yohannes,Apple,fyohannes@apple.com,(408) 974-2246<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Adobe previews Photoshop CC on iPad and new apps for creative pros
    by Apple Newsroom on October 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Adobe previews Photoshop CC on iPad and new apps for creative pros<br/>Today at Adobe MAX, Adobe previewed Photoshop CC on iPad, Project Aero, a tool that enables creators to design AR experiences, and Project Gemini, a drawing app. Adobe also introduced Premiere Rush CC, the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators. <br/><ul> <li>Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop’s industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel. With Photoshop CC across devices, coming first to iPad in 2019, you will be able to start your work on an iPad and seamlessly roundtrip all of your edits with Photoshop CC on the desktop via Creative Cloud. </li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Adobe previewed Project Aero, a new cross-device AR authoring tool that enables creators to design augmented reality experiences. Project Aero is the first AR app built for designers and artists and was first sneaked on-stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this year. Project Aero enables optimal delivery of AR experiences, empowering creatives to place digital content in the real world. At Adobe MAX, Adobe showcased an AR-powered retail store of the future, revealing the exciting possibilities of immersive design experiences. </li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>A new app designed to accelerate drawing and painting workflows across devices, Project Gemini, coming first to iPad in 2019, combines raster, vector and new dynamic brushes into a single app experience built for drawing. Project Gemini enables artists to use and sync their favorite Photoshop brushes and works seamlessly with Photoshop CC. </li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Designed specifically for online video creators, Premiere Rush CC integrates capture, intuitive editing, simplified color, audio and motion graphics with seamless publishing to leading social platforms such as YouTube and Instagram, all together in one easy-to-use solution. With Premiere Rush CC, content creators do not have to be video, color, or audio experts to publish professional-quality videos. Premiere Rush CC harnesses the power of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, offers built-in access to professionally designed Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock to get started quickly, and features a Sensei-powered, one-click auto-duck feature to adjust music and normalize sound. It also allows access anywhere, enabling users to create compelling video projects — optimized for social distribution — on one device and publish from another with a consistent user experience across desktop and mobile. </li> </ul> <br/>For more information, please visit <a href="https://news.adobe.com/press-release/creative-cloud/adobe-announces-next-generation-creative-cloud-max-2018" target="_blank">https://news.adobe.com/press-release/creative-cloud/adobe-announces-next-generation-creative-cloud-max-2018</a>.<br> &nbsp; <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Hannah Wong-Silva,Apple,hannahw@apple.com,(408) 974-7077<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • What Businessweek got wrong about Apple
    by Apple Newsroom on October 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    What Businessweek got wrong about Apple<br/><em>The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips”&nbsp;in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims.</em> <br/><em>Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was published:</em> <br/>Over the course of the past year, Bloomberg has contacted us multiple times with claims, sometimes vague and sometimes elaborate, of an alleged security incident at Apple. Each time, we have conducted rigorous internal investigations based on their inquiries and each time we have found absolutely no evidence to support any of them. We have repeatedly and consistently offered factual responses, on the record, refuting virtually every aspect of Bloomberg’s story relating to Apple. <br/>On this we can be very clear: Apple has never found malicious chips, “hardware manipulations” or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server. Apple never had any contact with the FBI or any other agency about such an incident. We are not aware of any investigation by the FBI, nor are our contacts in law enforcement. <br/>In response to Bloomberg’s latest version of the narrative, we present the following facts: Siri and Topsy never shared servers; Siri has never been deployed on servers sold to us by Super Micro; and Topsy data was limited to approximately 2,000 Super Micro servers, not 7,000. None of those servers have ever been found to hold malicious chips. <br/>As a matter of practice, before servers are put into production at Apple they are inspected for security vulnerabilities and we update all firmware and software with the latest protections. We did not uncover any unusual vulnerabilities in the servers we purchased from Super Micro when we updated the firmware and software according to our standard procedures. <br/>We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg’s reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed. Our best guess is that they are confusing their story with a previously-reported 2016 incident in which we discovered an infected driver on a single Super Micro server in one of our labs. That one-time event was determined to be accidental and not a targeted attack against Apple. <br/>While there has been no claim that customer data was involved, we take these allegations seriously and we want users to know that we do everything possible to safeguard the personal information they entrust to us. We also want them to know that what Bloomberg is reporting about Apple is inaccurate. <br/>Apple has always believed in being transparent about the ways we handle and protect data. If there were ever such an event as Bloomberg News has claimed, we would be forthcoming about it and we would work closely with law enforcement. Apple engineers conduct regular and rigorous security screenings to ensure that our systems are safe. We know that security is an endless race and that’s why we constantly fortify our systems against increasingly sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals who want to steal our data. <br/><em>The published Businessweek story also claims that Apple “reported the incident to the FBI but kept details about what it had detected tightly held, even internally.” In November 2017, after we had first been presented with this allegation, we provided the following information to Bloomberg as part of a lengthy and detailed, on-the-record response. It first addresses their reporters’ unsubstantiated claims about a supposed internal investigation:</em> <br/>Despite numerous discussions across multiple teams and organizations, no one at Apple has ever heard of this investigation. Businessweek has refused to provide us with any information to track down the supposed proceedings or findings. Nor have they demonstrated any understanding of the standard procedures which were supposedly circumvented.  <br/>No one from Apple ever reached out to the FBI about anything like this, and we have never heard from the FBI about an investigation of this kind — much less tried to restrict it.  <br/><em>In an appearance this morning on Bloomberg Television, reporter Jordan Robertson made further claims about the supposed discovery of malicious chips, saying, “In Apple’s case, our understanding is it was a random spot check of some problematic servers that led to this detection.”</em> <br/><em>As we have previously informed Bloomberg, this is completely untrue. Apple has never found malicious chips in our servers.</em> <br/><em>Finally, in response to questions we have received from other news organizations since Businessweek published its story, we are not under any kind of gag order or other confidentiality obligations.</em> <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Fred Sainz,Apple, sainz@apple.com ,(669) 227-0492<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple brings more than 70 new emoji to iPhone with iOS 12.1
    by Apple Newsroom on October 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Apple brings more than 70 new emoji to iPhone with iOS 12.1<br/>More than 70 new <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/" target="_blank">emoji</a> will be coming soon to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food. The new emoji are available in today’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS. <br/>Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate. iOS 12.1 brings even more characters to the keyboard that better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and nazar amulet. <br/>Sports fans will celebrate the addition of new emoji for softball, frisbee and lacrosse, while outdoor adventurers will enjoy new characters for luggage, compass and a hiking boot to accompany the existing climbing emoji. <br/>Beautifully designed characters for the llama, mosquito, swan and raccoon, join the kangaroo, lobster, parrot and peacock previewed on <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/" target="_blank">World Emoji Day</a>, and bagel and salt join new food emoji for cupcake, leafy greens and mango. <br/>Thousands of emoji are currently available on iOS, watchOS and macOS, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more. New emoji characters are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 11.0. Apple is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more disability-themed emoji to the keyboard for Unicode 12.0, slated for release in 2019. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Jacqueline Roy,Apple,jacqueline_roy@apple.com ,(408) 862-4386<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in Wallet
    by Apple Newsroom on October 2, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in Wallet<br/>iPhone and Apple Watch Make Getting Around Campus Easier Than Ever<br/>Starting today, students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay quickly and easily for laundry, coffee or lunch, and even get into their dorms, the gym or the school library. <br/>“iPhone and Apple Watch have brought us into a new era of mobility, helping to transform everyday experiences,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “When we launched Apple Pay, we embarked on a goal to replace the physical wallet. By adding transit, loyalty cards and contactless ticketing we have expanded the capabilities of Wallet beyond payments, and we’re now thrilled to be working with campuses on adding contactless student ID cards to bring customers even more easy, convenient and secure experiences.” <br/>With access to the dorm, dining hall, gym, library and campus events using only their iPhone or Apple Watch, students can now leave their physical wallets behind. Paying for supplies at the bookstore, for laundry or off campus for a meal has never been easier. Simply hold iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted on and off campus. <br/>The ability to add student IDs to Wallet will launch with Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma beginning today. Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara and Temple Universities will bring the capability by the end of this school year. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Katie Clark Alsadder,Apple,kclarkalsadder@apple.com,(408) 974-9976<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Shot on iPhone Xs: Users share their best
    by Apple Newsroom on October 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Shot on iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span>: Users share their best<br/>Amateurs and pros alike are taking advantage of the breakthrough 12MP dual camera system on iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> and iPhone X<span class="all-small-caps">S</span> Max. New features like Smart HDR, advanced bokeh in Portrait mode and the ability to change the depth of field with Depth Control are all huge improvements in state-of-the-art photographic techniques that everyone can use.<br/>These images were pulled from the passionate and talented users who post every day to #ShotoniPhone across social media.<br/>For tips and techniques to help capture great photos and videos on iPhone, visit: <a href="https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/" target="_blank">apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/</a>. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Alex Kirschner,Apple,alexkirschner@apple.com ,(408) 974-2479 <br/>Michele Wyman,Apple,michele_wyman@apple.com,(669) 276-1208<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Everyone Can Create curriculum now available on Apple Books
    by Apple Newsroom on October 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Everyone Can Create curriculum brings creative expression to every subject, now available on Apple Books<br/>New, Free Guides for Drawing, Music, Video and Photos Unleash Student Creativity<br/>Apple today announced its Everyone Can Create curriculum is now <a href="http://apple.co/everyonecancreate" target="_blank">available on Apple Books</a>. Designed to help unleash kids’ creativity throughout their school day, Everyone Can Create teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through drawing, music, video and photos on iPad. The new, free project guides give teachers fun and meaningful tools to easily fold these skills into any lesson, assignment and subject. Everyone Can Create joins Apple’s successful Everyone Can Code initiative as one-of-a-kind programs for teachers that keep students excited and engaged. <br/>For more than 40 years, Apple has worked alongside educators to help them foster creativity in the classroom. The Everyone Can Create project guides were developed in collaboration with educators and creative professionals to help kids express themselves, and help teachers bring students’ creativity to life across any subject. With the 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil and free, built-in apps like GarageBand, iMovie, Clips and Swift Playgrounds, teachers now have powerful creative tools at their fingertips. <br/>“We believe Apple technology can help unleash every child’s creative genius,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Working closely with teachers, we have built the Everyone Can Create curriculum to help bring creative expression and the arts into the classroom, and to help students stay engaged through creativity and ultimately be more successful.” <br/>Add Creativity to Any Subject <br/>The Everyone Can Create collection is designed to allow teachers to easily incorporate creativity into their existing lesson plans in any subject, including language arts, math, science, history, social studies and coding. Since releasing a <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/03/apple-unveils-everyone-can-create-curriculum-to-spark-student-creativity/" target="_blank">preview in March</a>, educators in more than 350 schools around the world have started working with Everyone Can Create. <br/>“In my many years as an educator, I see a marked difference in my students when they’re given a creative outlet. I can see their wheels turning, and they are more engaged and inspired by the world around them,” said Anthony Stirpe, teacher of English and Language Arts at New Rochelle High School in New York. “The best thing about Everyone Can Create is that any teacher can piggyback on experts and insert creativity into their existing lessons.” <br/>Skills for Everyone, Ideas for the Classroom <br/>Everyone Can Create includes four new project guides for drawing, music, video and photos available for free in Apple Books. Each guide provides a series of projects that build skills progressively, helping students gain foundational to advanced vocabulary and techniques in each medium. <br/>A new teacher guide helps bring these projects to life in the classroom with 300 lesson ideas across media, projects and subjects. For example, a math teacher can guide students to use the iPad camera and burst mode to capture the arc of a basketball being tossed through a hoop and measure its parabola. <br/>Apple and Education <br/>In 2016, Apple launched Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program and curriculum to help students learn coding to create opportunities and prepare them for the workforce. Today, more than 5,000 schools, community colleges and technical colleges worldwide are using Everyone Can Code curriculum. <br/>Apple’s Classroom app helps teachers integrate iPad and Mac into the classroom and they can create assignments, see student progress and use apps in class with Apple Schoolwork. Nearly 200,000 education apps are available in the App Store today. In addition, any teacher or student with a Managed Apple ID has access to 200GB of free iCloud storage to safely store their creative projects, keeping them up to date, secure and accessible from any device. <br/><strong>Availability</strong> <br/><ul> <li>The Everyone Can Create series is now available in English everywhere Apple Books is available. Additional languages will be available by the end of 2018. Apple Books is a new app introduced with iOS 12&nbsp;that makes it effortless to discover and enjoy books, including the Everyone Can Create guides.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Apple Stores are using Everyone Can Create in Today at Apple Teacher Tuesday sessions. Apple’s 504 stores in 24 countries have already taught over 5,000 hands-on Teacher Tuesday sessions on topics including coding and app design, video and music creation, and creative visual presentations.</li> </ul> <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Jessica Reeves,Apple,j_reeves@apple.com,(669) 283-2855<br/>Andy Bowman,Apple,abowman@apple.com ,(408) 783-0619<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • macOS Mojave is available today
    by Apple Newsroom on September 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    macOS Mojave is available today<br/>Update Brings Dark Mode, Stacks, New Apps, a Redesigned Mac App Store and More<br/>macOS Mojave, the latest version of the most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free software update for Mac users. <a href="https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave" target="_blank">macOS&nbsp;Mojave</a> brings a number of new features to the Mac, including Dark Mode which transforms the desktop with a dramatic dark color scheme, and a new Dynamic Desktop with a series of time-shifting images to match the time of day. New productivity features like Stacks cleans up messy desktops by automatically organizing files into neat groups. The Mac experience is also enhanced with the arrival of familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, and a redesigned Mac App Store featuring rich editorial content that makes finding the right Mac apps easier than ever. <br/>Dark Mode: A Dramatic New Look for Mac <br/>Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dark color scheme that highlights content and makes it easier on the eyes, especially when working in low light such as in a darkened room or on an airplane. Dark Mode is beautifully integrated across built-in Mac apps including Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos. Users can enable Dark Mode in System Preferences, and third-party app developers can also integrate Dark Mode in their own apps. <br/>Stacks: A Clutter-Free Desktop <br/>Stacks quickly clears cluttered desktops by automatically organizing files into neat groups based on file types like images, presentations, PDFs and text documents. Users can also customize Stacks to sort based on other file attributes, including date and tags. Stacked files can be easily accessed by clicking to expand a Stack and then opening a file. <br/>Dynamic Desktop: An All-New Mac Experience <br/>For the first time, the macOS Mojave desktop background features a series of images that shift to match the time of day wherever a user is in the world. The desktop, featuring the rolling sand dunes of the Mojave Desert, transitions with different lighting variations based on the time of day, from dawn to morning, midday, dusk and evening to give the Mac user an all-new experience. <br/>Finder: Do More Than Ever Before <br/>Finder in macOS Mojave features an all-new Gallery View that lets users skim through files visually, while a Preview Pane shows all of a file’s metadata, making it easier to manage media assets. Quick Actions now appear in the Preview Pane within Finder and allow users to do things like create and password-protect PDFs, and even run custom Automator Actions. Quick Look now lets users rotate and crop images, mark up PDFs and trim video and audio clips and can be accessed by selecting a file and pressing the keyboard space bar. <br/>Screenshots: Now a Snap <br/>Screenshots delivers easy-to-use on-screen controls for quick access to screenshot options and new video recording capabilities. This feature can be accessed by launching the Screenshot utility or pressing shift-command-5 to access a series of controls to capture still images and videos of a Mac screen, including options for setting a timer and even choosing where to save screenshots. <br/>Continuity Camera: Seamless Integration Across Mac and iPhone <br/>With Continuity Camera users can shoot or scan a nearby object or document using their iPhone, and have it appear on their Mac. Users need to simply choose “Import From” in Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Notes, Mail and other supported apps to scan or shoot using their nearby iOS device. <br/>New Apps: News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home <br/>Familiar iOS apps including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home come to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to do more than ever right from their desktop. News provides a one-stop destination for trusted news and information, curated by editors and personalized for each user. Stocks provides a simple way to track the market, delivering curated market news alongside a personalized watchlist complete with quotes and interactive charts. With Home, users can control their HomeKit-enabled accessories, from turning on lights to adjusting a thermostat or checking a baby monitor. And Voice Memos makes it easy to record personal notes, lectures, meetings, interviews or song ideas with the Mac’s built-in microphone and then later access them through iCloud from iPhone, iPad or Mac. <br/>New Mac App Store: Discover More Great Mac Apps <br/>The Mac App Store is completely redesigned and now features rich editorial content that makes it easier than ever to find Mac apps. A new Discover tab highlights the hottest new apps for Mac, while Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs help users find apps for a specific project or purpose. Stories, collections and videos help you find the perfect app with in-depth information and insights about these powerful apps and the creators who use them. The Mac App Store also features a number of great new apps including productivity tools like Omni Focus 3 and games like <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/altos-adventure/id1287752517?mt=12" target="_blank">Alto’s Adventure</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-gardens-between/id1373575045?mt=12" target="_blank">The Gardens Between</a>. <br/>Safari: Surf the Web With Better Safety <br/>In Safari, enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps prevent social media “Like” or “Share” buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. Safari also presents simplified system information when users browse the web to prevent data companies from creating a unique “fingerprint” that can be used for tracking. To help users better manage their passwords, Safari now automatically creates, autofills and stores strong passwords when creating new online accounts and flags reused passwords so users can change them. <br/>Additional Features <br/><ul> <li>Safari now supports website icons in browser tabs so users can easily identify their open tabs with a glance. Website icons can be enabled in Safari Preferences.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Mail now features an Emoji menu right within the Mail composition window, making it quick and easy to add Emoji to email messages.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>Siri on Mac now lets users control HomeKit-enabled devices and also has improved knowledge of food, celebrities and motorsports.</li> </ul> <br/><ul> <li>UK English, Australian English, Canadian French and Traditional Chinese for Hong Kong system languages are now included in macOS Mojave, as well as improved maps for China and romanized English input for the Japanese keyboard.</li> </ul> <br/><strong>Availability</strong> <br/>macOS Mojave is available today as a free software update for Macs introduced mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards. Some features may not be available in all regions or languages. For more information, visit: <a href="https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave" target="_blank">apple.com/macos/mojave</a>. <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Starlayne Meza,Apple, starlayne_meza@apple.com ,(408) 974-3391<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

  • Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music
    by Apple Newsroom on September 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music<br/>Shazam App Will Soon Become Ad-Free For All Users<br/>Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular and highly-rated music apps, used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. <br/>“Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music. “With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together to provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music.” <br/>Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them. The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption. <br/>Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world, and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each day. With pioneering innovation in music identification, Shazam helps people discover, interact with and share video, audio or printed content across devices and mediums — and allows music fans to follow their favorite artists and share in the thrill of discovery. <br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.<br> <br/>Press Contacts<br/>Stephanie Saffer,Apple, ssaffer@apple.com ,(408) 974-5160 <br/>Tom Neumayr,Apple, tneumayr@apple.com ,(408) 974-1972 <br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/> […]

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