The ... Edition Monday, October 17, 2016

Apple CEO Says iPhone's Future Is In AI, by Waichi Sekiguchi, Nikkei Asian Review

Cook, who was visiting Japan for the first time as CEO, said Apple will open a research and development base in Yokohama, near Tokyo, later this year. The facility -- the first of its kind outside the U.S. -- will develop AI and other technologies. Cook described it as a center for "deep engineering" and said it will be "very different" from the R&D base Apple plans to build in China.

Why Apple And Google Are Moving Into Solar Energy, by Chris Baraniuk, BBC

“For these big corporations, electricity is one of their biggest costs,” says Ash Sharma, a solar energy analyst at IHS Technology. “Locking that in at a low price is really critical for them.”

Why Jamaica Knows About Apple’s New Products Before The Rest Of The World, by Joon Ian Wong, Christopher Groskopf, Quartz

Apple’s product launches are notoriously secretive, but the Cupertino, California tech giant is sure to do one thing ahead of a big reveal: file trademark paperwork in Jamaica.


My Favorite Productivity App Is A Free Feature That's Already On Your iPhone, by Libby Kane, Business Insider

The point is that that Reminders is a great app, and everyone should know about it. Essentially, it's a to-do list that reminds you when it's time to do something (duh), without the complication of creating calendar events. No bells, no whistles. Just reminders.

Disk Drill 3 Review: Mac Utility Now Recovers Data From iOS Devices, Too, by J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld

Although Disk Drill 3 won’t win awards for the iOS recovery speed, in almost every other regard, the software is faster than previous versions, and works harder at discovering files for recovery—up to 30 percent more, according to the developer.


Feds Walk Into A Building. Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones, by Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes

In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices.

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I wonder if Apple's AI is going to discover that sometimes I enjoy listening to classical music, and sometimes I enjoy listening to Cantopops, but I never enjoy having a single playlist that contains both classical music and Cantopops.


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