Brad Gibson, author at Cult of Mac

Leaker counters claim of Apple AR glasses in 2022; affirms rollout next year


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Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses ... coming 2021 or 2022?
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Apple’s widely rumored augmented reality glasses will be released sometime between March and June of 2021, according to leaker and YouTuber Jon Prosser, contradicting a report Thursday from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the product is on course for its debut in 2022.

Apple 2020 Supplier Responsibility study focuses on challenges of coronavirus in the workplace


Apple's 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report focuses on protecting its supply chain partners in a new world of COVID-19.
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Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report Thursday detailing what steps it is taking to increase safety and protect supply chain workers worldwide in the shadow of the ever-challenging coronavirus outbreak.

Written by Sabih Khan, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, a letter accompanying the report in PDF details changes that Apple has made to protect its supply chain partners, such as strict adherence to social distancing, limiting density, and health screenings.

Adobe issues Acrobat Reader security patch to stop undetected access on Macs


A security patch for Adobe Acrobat offers peace of mind.
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Adobe fixed 16 critical flaws across its Acrobat and Reader applications and a software development kit that, if exploited, could let someone take complete control over another user’s Mac without them knowing it.

The only requirement for exploiting the flaw is that a user has Adobe Acrobat installed.

Stanford study to probe if Apple Watch can detect coronavirus


Apple Watch alerts user of irregular heart rhythms in sleep
Apple Watch study to look for ways to spot COVID-19.
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Could the Apple Watch detect if you have coronavirus using data of your heart’s rhythm and respiration? A Stanford University study is planning to find out.

New research, reported on Thursday by Gizmodo, is looking for people with various smartwatches, like the Apple Watch, to be part of a ‘Wearables Data’ study.

Apple Stores in Italy reportedly to commence reopening May 19 [Update]

"Benvenuto" will soon be heard at some Apple Stores in Italy.
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[Update 9:30 am, 05/14/2020: Since our original story ran, the one Apple Store in Italy reportedly planning to reopen next week has changed its hours back to fully closed. We will monitor the situation and report any more details, if warranted.]

Apple reportedly will reopen 10 of its 17 retail store locations in Italy beginning May 19.

As in other locations around the world that have reopened, security measures will be in place to protect customers and employees.

AMD rolls out Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card

Destined for the Mac Pro as a standalone graphics card? A good chance.
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AMD announced Wednesday the Radeon Pro VII, a high-end graphics card aimed at professional workstations, with reportedly up to 26% faster 8K image processing using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.

The new card will likely be available as a standalone option for those interested in using it with the Mac Pro in the future.