The Lunch-With-Cook Edition Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook Auctions Apple HQ Charity Lunch For Fourth Year In A Row, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human rights, a charity that aims to achieve a "just and peaceful world by partnering with human rights leaders, teaching social justice and advancing corporate responsibility."

Smart Charge

First Look: Logi Base Is The First Device To Charge Your iPad Pro Via Smart Connector, by Neil Hughes, AppleInsider

The use of magnets in the Smart Connector also make it easy to correctly line up the iPad Pro. Simply place it on the dock in the appropriate fashion and the connectors will snap into place accordingly.

Review: Logitech’s Smart Connector-equipped Charging Dock For iPad Pro, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

On the surface, the Base looks similar to various other charging docks we’ve seen over the years, but look closer and you’ll see Smart Connector prongs and a Lightning port on the back. This means that you can dock your iPad Pro to the Smart Connector and charge it just like you would when you dock an iPhone. And it’s really well thought out.


Latest iPhone 6s Ads Recruit Neil Patrick Harris, Highlight 4K Camera & Touch ID Features, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The first ad is entitled “Fingerprint” and focuses on what Touch ID enables users to do, while the second ad is entitled “Onions” and highlights the 4K camera capabilities of the device.

Apple's Upgrade Program Now Available For iPhones Purchased Through Online Store, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

When it debuted, the iPhone Upgrade Program required customers to purchase their iPhones within an Apple retail store to take advantage of the service, but as of today, the iPhone Upgrade Program is also available as an option when purchasing an iPhone from Apple's online store.

Hands On: Blogo 1.0.1 (iOS), by William Gallagher, MacNN

Blogo 1.0.1 does what it claims to. It connects to your WordPress account and let's you write new blog posts there. It makes it easy to insert images from your Camera Roll or Photo library and it makes scheduling posts quick.


Being A Developer After 40, by Adrian Kosmaczewski, Medium

As long as your heart tells you to keep on coding and building new things, you will be young, forever.


Box Veteran Karen Appleton Joins Apple In Enterprise-focused Role, by Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code

Sources familiar with the move say Appleton will have a role in Apple’s evolving approach to the enterprise marketplace, though her precise title wasn’t clear. Last year, Apple hired John Solomon, a longtime HP exec, to lead its operation of selling to large companies and government agencies. It has also started working closely with enterprise-focused companies including IBM and Cisco Systems.

Apple Has Laid Off All Of Its Contract Recruiters, Source Says, by Jordan Novet, VentureBeat

Essentially the recruiting engine inside Apple has slowed down and the company is reevaluating its activities in that area, the source said.

Why Exclusive TV Works For Netflix But Exclusive Albums Don’t Work For Tidal, by Jason Koebler, Motherboard

Artists are quickly learning that even if diehard fans are willing to wade through the messy online streaming waters to find the music when it’s new, they might not be willing to stick around if they have to open up a separate app or make a separate online account every time they want to hear an album. And that's the diehards. I'd like to listen to Lemonade, sure. But I'm not subscribing to Tidal to do it.

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