The Save-the-Date Edition Sunday, December 8, 2019

Apple To Release Mac Pro And Pro Display XDR On December 10, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple plans to release the new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR on Tuesday, December 10, according to "Save the Date" emails that Apple began sending out to some customers this afternoon.


Pricing on the ‌Mac Pro‌ will start at $6,000, and will go up based on configuration. The base ‌Mac Pro‌ features an 8-core Xeon W chip.

Apple Investigating 16-Inch MacBook Pro Popping Sound Issue, Fix Planned In Future Software Updates, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple is investigating a popping sound issue with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and plans to make a fix available in future software updates, the company has indicated in an internal document obtained by MacRumors.

Carrier Documents Confirm iOS 13.3 Will Be Released Next Week, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

iOS 13.3 includes a handful of new user features, including the ability to set limits for contacts in Screen Time. Parents can restrict who their children can communicate with and at what times, like only allowing calls to immediate family after 9pm.


‘Apple Card Monthly Installments’ Offer 0% iPhone Financing, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple explains that when you use Apple Card Monthly Installments to finance your iPhone, the monthly payment for that iPhone will simply be included in your minimum payment amount every month. The installments are not subject to interest like the rest of your balance, Apple points out.

'Zenia' Is The World's First AI-Powered Virtual Yoga Assistant, by Kishalaya Kundu, Beebom

Developed and marketed by Zenia Inc, the app monitors your yoga poses and provides real-time feedback on the quality of your asanas.


Administrative Assistant Jobs Helped Propel Many Women Into The Middle Class. Now They’re Disappearing., by Heather Long, Washington Post

Rita Maxwell had no idea she was about to lose the job she’d had for nearly 20 years when her boss told her to meet him in the conference room at the end of the work day.

In a short conversation, Maxwell’s longtime boss, the head of an executive search firm in Northern Virginia, informed her that he no longer needed an executive assistant because he could handle his own scheduling, errands and phone calls. He offered her a few weeks of severance pay and said he would stay late while she packed her belongings.

“I was completely taken aback when he called me into the meeting room to let me know my position had been eliminated,” said Maxwell, who was let go in early 2017. “There’s just not a lot of loyalty anymore.”

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