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Blind veteran catches second wave with a surfboard and iPhone

Blind veteran catches second wave with a surfboard and iPhone
Scott Leason is an early riser. By 5:30 a.m., he’s checked his email, social media, the news and the weather. He’s reviewed the day’s surf reports via the Surfline app on his new iPhone XR, prepping for the day’s ride. Before the sun rises on this particular Friday, he’s geared up and ready to go for his session at Mission Bay Aquatics Center in San Diego where he’ll surf Mission Beach.
And he experiences it all without seeing it. Leason is blind.
A veteran of the US Navy, he was one of several visual communications experts — or “signal men” as they were called — stationed on the USS Tripoli amphibious ship, signaling vessel to vessel through flashing lights, Morse code and semaphore. After seven years of service, Leason was blinded when a robber’s bullet cost him both his eyes on July 4th, 1993. In 2009, after learning his new “normal” over several years, Leason received a computer and technology training from the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Blind Rehabilitation Center that would be pivotal in his journey to living independently. Continue reading ‘Blind veteran catches second wave with a surfboard and iPhone’

Apple opens first store in Thailand Saturday

Apple opens first store in Thailand Saturday
Bangkok — Apple Iconsiam will open Saturday in Bangkok on the shores of the Chao Phraya, welcoming both locals and visitors to experience the best of Apple in Thailand for the first time. The store will feature Apple’s full line of products including iPhone XS, iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4, and will invite visitors to pursue their creative passions with free Today at Apple sessions.
“Bangkok is a cultural and economic destination for the entire region and home to millions of passionate Apple customers,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We are thrilled to introduce our Thai customers to Today at Apple, our full line of products, our phenomenal employees, and the service and support that are loved by customers around the world.”
Elevated above the “River of Kings” in the heart of Bangkok, Apple Iconsiam sits alongside storied sites and cultural landmarks. Seamlessly connecting the new mixed-use ICONSIAM Center to an outdoor roof terrace, the store’s clean, trapezoidal design lines and glass surfaces accentuate the natural beauty of its surroundings while creating an open, airy atmosphere effacing boundaries between interior and exterior.
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Clips Gets New Selfie Scenes, Stickers, Soundtracks and More

Clips gets new Selfie Scenes, Stickers, Soundtracks and more
Today the Clips app, a free app for iOS that makes it easy to create and share fun videos using iPhone or iPad, gets a new update that includes more great content for video creation.

The new version of Clips adds six Selfie Scenes, which are 360-degree backgrounds that transport users into different worlds when taking selfie photos and videos. Selfie Scenes use the TrueDepth camera system on iPhone and the new iPad Pro to allow users to record themselves against immersive, animated backdrops including a beautiful rainforest, a mad scientist’s lab and even an action-packed scene from Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2.
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MacBook Air and Mac mini: The reviews are in

MacBook Air and Mac mini:
The reviews are in
Reviewers from across the globe are sharing their reactions to the new MacBook Air and Mac mini. Here’s what they are saying about the Retina display, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad and more portable design of MacBook Air and the powerful performance and all-flash storage of Mac mini:

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“[The new MacBook Air] gives consumers almost everything they loved about earlier MacBook Airs, but with a beautiful new display and improved performance.”

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iPad Pro: The reviews are in

iPad Pro: The reviews are in
Reviewers around the world are weighing in on the all-new iPad Pro. From its edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, to the powerful A12X Bionic chip, Face ID, new Smart Keyboard Folio and second-generation Apple Pencil, here are some impressions of iPad Pro from reviewers and the creative community: Continue reading ‘iPad Pro: The reviews are in’

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Revenue Up 20 Percent and EPS Up 41 Percent to New September Quarter Records
Services Revenue of $10 Billion Reaches New All-Time High
CUPERTINO, California — November 1, 2018 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $62.9 billion, an increase of 20 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.91, up 41 percent. International sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Continue reading ‘Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results’

New iPad Pro with all-screen design Is most advanced, powerful iPad ever

New iPad Pro with all-screen design is most advanced, powerful iPad ever
11-inch and 12.9-inch Models Feature Liquid Retina Display, Powerful A12X Bionic Chip and Face ID
New York — Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of iPad Pro and integrates Face ID to securely unlock iPad with just a glance.1 The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine in iPad Pro outperforms most PC laptops and offers a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.2 With over a million apps designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch display, including next-generation apps like Photoshop CC on iPad (coming 2019), the new iPad Pro will push what users can do on a computer further than ever before.
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All-new MacBook Air takes flight

All-new MacBook Air
takes flight
New York — Apple today introduced an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest processors and an even more portable design to the world’s most loved notebook. Delivering the all-day battery life it’s known for, the new MacBook Air is available in three gorgeous finishes — gold, space gray and silver. The most affordable Retina-display Mac ever also includes an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3, making the new MacBook Air the perfect notebook to take with you everywhere you go.
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New Mac mini packs a huge punch

New Mac mini packs a huge punch
Five Times the Performance, 6-Core Processors, More Memory Capacity, All-Flash Storage and More
New York — Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance. Now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and blazing fast all-flash storage, the new Mac mini delivers an insane five times faster performance, making it the most powerful Mac mini ever made.1 And with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, the new Mac mini is a faster and more capable desktop that can do so much more.
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The secret world of Mac mini

The secret world of Mac mini
Helping to Power Dierks Bentley, Peter Pan and the Apps in Your Pocket
From the moment Dierks Bentley’s voice explodes into the California night air, the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View finds itself on a Mountain High. That’s the name of the 14-time Grammy nominee’s latest tour — and that tour doesn’t go anywhere without Mac mini.
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