• Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

    It’s not like this wasn’t among the reasons everywhere suspected when Apple suddenly announced it was buying Intel’s modem business, but now the chipmaker has filed a brief in support of the FTC in an ongoing appeal by Qualcomm of a decision made in...

  • Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M

    Amazon helped pioneer and now dominates the online marketplace business model, where a variety of merchants post items for sale on its platform for billions of consumers to discover and buy them. Today, a London startup that’s taken that idea but is applying it to a far more curated set of retailers and goods has...

  • Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Global politics are difficult to navigate ordinarily, but in times of conflict companies that aim to provide an unbiased service, such as a map or search function, may have to come down on one side or another. Apple just came down at least partly on the side of Russia in its controversial annexation of Crimea...

  • Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family

    There’s no such thing as perfect privacy or security, but there’s a lot you can do to lock down your online life. And the holiday season is a great time to encourage others to do the same. Some people are more likely to take security into their own hands if they’re given a nudge along the way.

    Here we have a...

  • Apple 拓展面向教师和学生的“人人能编程”课程

    Apple 拓展面向教师和学生的“人人能编程”课程<br/>Apple Store 零售店将推出上千个 Today at Apple 编程课程<br/>Apple 今日推出经过彻底重新设计的<a href="https://www.apple.com/cn/education/teaching-code/" target="_blank">“人人能编程”课程</a>,将引领更多小学生和中学生进入编程世界。新课程现已推出,包括更多面向教师的资源、崭新的学生指南以及更新的 Swift Coding Club 材料。如今,在全球逾 5,000 所学校中,已有上百万名学生在参加“人人能编程”课程,将自己的想法付诸现实,并培养创造力、协作能力和解决问题的能力等重要技能。此外,为庆祝计算机科学教育周,12 月份所有 Apple Store 零售店将推出上千个 Today at Apple 免费编程课程。世界各地的学习者即日起可报名参加,学习编写自己的第一行代码。 <br/>全新的“人人能编程”课程 <br/>全新的“人人能编程”课程在现有互动谜题、指南和活动的基础上打造而成,以更平易近人的方式进行编程教学,内容更加贴近学生们的日常生活。<a href="https://books.apple.com/book/id1481279769" target="_blank">“人人能编程”谜题</a>是全新的 Swift Playgrounds 学生指南,每一章都会帮助学生在已有知识的基础上,尝试新的编程概念,创造性地表达编程如何为他们的生活带来影响。<a href="https://books.apple.com/book/id1481279144" target="_blank">配套的教师指南</a>支持教育工作者将编程技术带入课堂,以实用方式促进、加深和评估学生的学习效果。全新的“人人能编程”课程旨在为所有学生提供支持,针对旁白功能进行了优化,还带来了配备隐藏式字幕的视频、音频说明以及美国手语解说的视频。 <br/>全新的“人人能编程”课程整合了 Apple 的“人人能创造”项目指南,帮助学生通过绘画、音乐、视频和摄影来表达所学内容。“人人能创造”旨在帮助孩子们在学校生活中尽情挥洒创意,它为教师提供了有趣而实用的工具,可轻松地将创意技能融入到编程和化学等各学科的现有课程计划中。 <br/>庆祝计算机科学教育周 <br/>12 月 1 日至 15 日,世界各地的 Apple Store 零售店将推出上千个 Today at Apple 编程课程,以庆祝计算机科学教育周。免费互动课程将为各种技能水平的参与者打开学习编程的大门。有抱负的程序员可利用机器人探索基于模块的编程,而更富经验的人可以利用 Swift Playgrounds 来学习编程概念或编码增强现实体验。 <br/>指定零售店还将面向所有年龄段的程序员推出特别课程。学前儿童可以在新的编程实验室中与 Helpsters 一起尝试创意十足的预编程活动。Helpsters 是一群充满活力的怪物,他们热衷于解决问题,是《芝麻街》制作团队新推出的真人版学前教育系列的主角,该节目现在已登录 Apple TV+。各个年龄的参与者还可以向 Apple 杰出教育工作者、Apple 企业家培训营创新者、开发者和艺术家进行学习。顾客即日起即可报名参加<a href="https://apple.co/codewithapple" target="_blank">“和 Apple...

  • New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market

    In some corners, the smartphone market is showing its first signs of life in some time.

    Recent figures from Canalys indicate a small but notable uptick in the European market as shipments grew 3%, year-over-year in Q3.

    The analyst firm put global growth at 1% globally in another recent report. Generally, such numbers wouldn’t warrant much celebration, but...

  • Apple releases holiday ad

    Apple has released its annual holiday ad, just in time for Thanksgiving. Named “The Surprise,” the ad focuses on two young girls who spend a lot of time playing with an iPad.

    The ad focuses on a family that travels across the country to visit the mother’s father. Like many families, the parents hand them an...

  • European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung

    Europe bucked global smartphone stagnation in the third quarter, marking an 8% year over year growth in device shipments. That number, provided by Canalys, puts the region at the top of smartphone growth figures, beating out Asia/Pacific’s six percent.

    Once again, Samsung was the biggest winner here. The Korean manufacturer saw a healthy 26%, year over year growth. As...

  • Nike is latest retailer to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users

    Nike is the latest company to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users, when they make an Apple Pay purchase using the card across Nike’s retail platforms, including its stores, Nike.com, SNKRS, Nike Training Club, Nike Running Club and on the Nike app. The addition is one of what’s still a small number of Apple Pay partners who are...

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    This Week in Apps: Honey’s $4B exit, a new plan for iOS 14, Apple’s new developer resource

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps are everyone using?

    This week,...