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Computerworld Apple Holic https://www.computerworld.com en-usThu, 30 Nov 2023 02:37:26 -0800Thu, 30 Nov 2023 02:37:26 -0800https://idge.staticworld.net/ctw/computerworld-logo\_510x510.pngComputerworld Apple Holic https://www.computerworld.com 143143What is 'Return to Service' on iPhone and iOS — and how is it used?Wed, 29 Nov 2023 09:11:00 -0800
Return to Service is one of the many enterprise-focused improvements Apple introduced in iOS/iPad OS 17. It’s a new device management tool designed to help IT manage remote fleets of iPhones and iPads, and it should make it much easier to handle transient deployments and semi-shared devices.
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If you blinked during the prelude to Thanksgiving 2023, you might not have noticed the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announcement that the first wireless chargers to support Qi v.2.0 ( and Apple’s MagSafe) are about to ship.
This matters to Apple watchers because many of the first products to appear will be compatible with Apple’s iPhone 15, as these are the first Qi2-certified smartphones. This should also be good news for busy mobile professionals who keep their iPhone on a wireless charging pad when at their desk.
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Once upon a time, everybody seemed to believe autonomous vehicles (AVs) would soon be wheeling themselves merrily on every road.
That didn’t happen.
Though we still expect these things to arrive on streets eventually, how they do so won’t be straightforward, and it’s questionable whether private ownership is even a desirable aim. Shared AVs seems like a more promising approach.
Even before we get to that, here are six problems the Apple Car – and anyone else developing such vehicles – must solve.
Saving the world one car at a time
The car you drive is a giant chunk of steel, iron, plastic, aluminium, glass, rubber, precious metals and more. Not all of these materials are as readily available as they once were and the energy used in manufacturing a vehicle is an estimated 2.7MWh/car, according to the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association ( ACEA).
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3711440/6-issues-for-autonomous-vehicles-and-any-apple-car.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3711440/6-issues-for-autonomous-vehicles-and-any-apple-car.html#tk.rss\_appleholic6+ issues for autonomous vehicles (and any Apple Car)MobileAppleArtificial IntelligenceSmall and Medium BusinessWhat is Contact Key Verification and how is it used?Thu, 23 Nov 2023 04:24:00 -0800
Many business professionals require highly secure messaging solutions, particularly when they travel. Apple’s iMessage will soon offer a new secure identity verification system enterprise professionals might find useful. It’s called Contact Key Verification.
What is Contact Key Verification?
Apple actually announced the system in 2022. It is now expected to go live across the Apple ecosystem with the release of iOS 17.2 and updates for Macs and iPads.
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When it comes to thinking about Apple Silicon, any industry insider will tell you that there is a long lead time attached to silicon development — meaning development of the chips inside the most modern devices today probably began several years ago.
Zoom out and think back 13 years to the first real Apple Silicon chip, the A4 processor Apple put inside the iPhone 4 in 2010. That early processor reflected major strategic decisions, including the 2008 purchase of PA Semi and its ongoing work with ARM, which still creates the reference designs Apple uses at the core of its own chips.
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There was, in the oldness of time, demand for Apple to open up its iMessage service a little. Then, out of the blue, over-zealous company Nothing justified Cupertino’s privacy and security arguments against doing so in mere hours — even as Apple announced plans to open up a little more.
Winner takes it all
What that hefty opening paragraph means is that:
- Apple continues to face pressure from regulators who want it to open up its services, including iMessage, to interoperate with similar services provided by others.
- Apple does not agree, and as expected is appealing against regulatory decisions to open up its services. The company, along with several big names in tech, filed appeals against the EU’s recently approved Digital Markets Act (DMA).
- While the terms of the act demand the companies concerned follow its dictates, the appeals may yet force changes in the DMA restrictions.
- When it comes to iMessage, Apple is arguing that its service is not a "gatekeeper" and that opening it up would undermine the privacy and security of users.
- And in what could be a defensive move, the company has confirmed it will bow to pressure and open iMessage up to Google’s RCS messaging service starting in 2024.
- A small Android-based hardware manufacturer called Nothing recently chose to roll out a hacked attempt to make iMessage interoperate on Android devices.
- That hack turned out to be half-baked, as it was quickly found to undermine privacy and security. The most egregious error turned out to be that, despite claiming it supported end-to-end encryption, the service exposed user data in plain text. This was a huge, dangerous mistake.
- Damage was done, however, as it appears tens of thousands of people had shared their Apple ID with the service, leaving their digital lives at risk.
- The botched introduction provides a strong justification for Apple’s arguments concerning the need to protect user privacy and security, even against the tyranny of choice.
But choice is good, right? Not always.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3711160/nothing-proves-apples-arguments-against-the-eus-dma.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3711160/nothing-proves-apples-arguments-against-the-eus-dma.html#tk.rss\_appleholicNothing proves Apple’s arguments against the EU’s DMAMobileMessaging AppsAppleiPhoneAndroidSmall and Medium BusinessNothing announces iMessage support for AndroidWed, 15 Nov 2023 08:37:00 -0800
Apple is under pressure to open up its messaging platform. Now, Nothing says it has found a way to let people get iMessage support on its Android-based devices — but there’s a catch that seems to mean users must take a dangerous leap of trust.
The Nothing solution certainly fills a gap.
Apple has consistently refused to make iMessage completely compatible with non-Apple devices, even though it offers business messaging. Most users only notice the difference in the color of the message bubble. Some experience other problems, such as when people in group chats share really low-resolution images due to iMessage’s limited compatibility.
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Apple’s plans for sideloading of apps via stores outside the App Store may now be emerging. The company is beta testing a Managed App Distribution (MAD) system that could support the EU-mandated practice of downloading apps from third-party stores onto iPhones.
What is app sideloading?
App sideloading means iPhone users might be able to purchase and acquire apps for their iPhones from third-party sources outside of Apple’s own curated App Store. Apple is expected to introduce some form of support for sideloading on iPhones/iPads in March 2024 in Europe, as required to do so by law at that point.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710548/is-this-how-apple-will-support-app-sideloading-in-europe.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710548/is-this-how-apple-will-support-app-sideloading-in-europe.html#tk.rss\_appleholicIs this how Apple will support app sideloading in Europe?MobileAppleMobile AppsiOSiPhoneSmall and Medium BusinessOpen source is coming to the Apple enterprise with FleetMon, 13 Nov 2023 09:03:00 -0800
The continued evolution Apple is experiencing within the enterprise is real. Because that’s the case, the growing ecosystem now encompasses numerous alternative approaches to enterprise device security and management.
With that in mind, I spoke recently with Mike McNeil, CEO of Fleet, an open-source endpoint security company that recently added support of osquery for script execution of managed devices for its business clients.
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As its battles with regulators intensify, Apple is getting ready to allow sideloading of software from third-party app stores in Europe, based on information in statements buried within the company's most recent financial filing.
"The company expects to make further business changes in the future, including as a result of legislative initiatives impacting the App Store," says Apple, "such as the European Union ("EU") Digital Markets Act, which the Company is required to comply with by March 2024."
Europe’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) limits what the biggest tech firms such as Apple can get away with by setting out a series of obligations they must meet. Among other provisions, it will require Apple to open up the App Store to rivals.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710368/apple-gets-ready-for-app-sideloading-in-europe.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710368/apple-gets-ready-for-app-sideloading-in-europe.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple gets ready for app sideloading in EuropeMobile AppsMobileiOSAppleSmall and Medium BusinessThe regulators are coming for Apple PayWed, 08 Nov 2023 08:28:00 -0800
Apple’s mobile payments service, Apple Pay, looks to be on the regulatory hit list; the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is putting big tech firms with digital payment platforms under closer scrutiny.
The regulatory power grab extends to 17 services, including Google, Zelle, and Apple, which dominates US mobile payments. Once these proposals are approved, those payment systems will face the same degree of scrutiny as banks. Naturally, tech firms aren’t happy, though the banks are content.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710091/the-regulators-are-coming-for-apple-pay.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710091/the-regulators-are-coming-for-apple-pay.html#tk.rss\_appleholicThe regulators are coming for Apple PayMobileMobile PaymentAppleiOSMacOSSmall and Medium BusinessFinancial Services IndustryHas Apple's iPad lost its 'Post-PC' promise?Tue, 07 Nov 2023 08:44:00 -0800
For most of the year there has been some expectation Apple would introduce new iPad models along with new Macs in October. This didn’t happen. In fact, the company has not introduced new iPads since l ast year, when it last updated the iPad and iPad Pro in October 2022.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710171/has-apples-ipad-lost-its-post-pc-promise.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3710171/has-apples-ipad-lost-its-post-pc-promise.html#tk.rss\_appleholicHas Apple's iPad lost its 'Post-PC' promise?TabletsiPadMobileAppleSmall and Medium BusinessApple eyes new battery tech for future devicesMon, 06 Nov 2023 09:35:00 -0800
While some might mourn news Apple won’t upgrade the 27-in. iMac with Apple Silicon, today’s most interesting speculation says the company is developing its own battery technology — and might introduce its own designs into mobile devices as soon as 2025.
It makes sense.
We know Apple has spent time on battery technology. In 2018, it hired Soonho Ahn, Samsung’s senior vice president, next generation batteries and materials innovation. Ahn stayed on as the Global Head of Battery Developments for three years before taking a new post as CTO of Volkswagen’s battery division.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709853/apple-eyes-new-battery-tech-for-future-devices.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709853/apple-eyes-new-battery-tech-for-future-devices.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple eyes new battery tech for future devicesMobileiPhoneAppleSmall and Medium BusinessApple’s results: Uneasy is the head that wears the crownFri, 03 Nov 2023 09:34:00 -0700
Apple missed expectations in its most recent quarter, but its results illustrated several trends business owners should be thinking about, such as the strategic importance of developing markets, customer loyalty, and diversification to survive change.
Keeping the sails in the wind
Revenue hit $89.5 billion, down about 1% on the last-year quarter, though company management tried to put a positive spin on the data.
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The first M3 benchmark figures are showing up, which means it's a good time to look at why (and how) Apple already won the processor wars.
Apple introduced the first three members of its M3 processor family this week: M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max. The M3 Ultra may show later if the company feels there is demand. We’ve also seen the first claimed Geekbench benchmarks for two of these chips:
- M3 chip: Single-core performance of 3,030 and multi-core performance of 11,694.
- M3 Max: Single-core performance of roughly 3,000 and multi-core performance of around 21,000.
Don’t jump in the lake
It is important to note that this degree of performance is being achieved in computers that use just 50 watts of power at peak performance, deliver 100% performance for up to 18 hours when using a battery, and barely get warm.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709968/what-next-for-apple-silicon-on-macs.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709968/what-next-for-apple-silicon-on-macs.html#tk.rss\_appleholicWhat next for Apple Silicon on Macs?Computers and PeripheralsDesktop PCsAppleMacOSNew Jamf CEO John Strosahl on Apple in the enterprise, Jamf's futureWed, 01 Nov 2023 08:38:00 -0700
John Strosahl became Jamf CEO in September. He isn’t a new face and was one of the first employees then-incoming (now former) CEO Dean Hager hired eight years ago. Together, they managed the company’s transition into a leading Apple solution integrator across the enterprise, medical, and education industries.
I caught up with both men to talk about Apple's growing place in the enterprise and Strosahl's plans for the future of Jamf.
The culture thing
Mac admins like to say that Jamf has a unique company culture, which is particularly visible at the company’s public events.
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Apple’s pre-Halloween Scary Fast event did indeed see the introduction of faster M3 series Mac notebooks capable of impressive computational performance at low power, equipped with more max memory than we ever thought we’d see in a Mac. These are indeed 3-nanometer chips, an industry first.
Despite earlier speculation, the Monday evening event didn’t see any games news, a new iPad mini, or USB-C across the company’s range of Magic accessories. The company did, however, introduce a new M3 — and removed the very last Mac with a touchbar from sale.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709493/apple-paints-it-black-with-its-efficient-high-performance-m3-range.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709493/apple-paints-it-black-with-its-efficient-high-performance-m3-range.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple paints it black with its efficient, high-performance M3 rangeDesktop PCsLaptopsComputers and PeripheralsMacOSAppleWhat to expect from Apple’s Scary Fast eventMon, 30 Oct 2023 08:33:00 -0700
Apple’s Scary Fast launch event takes place later today spookily late as Japan wakes up to Halloween morning— so what so we expect? We’ve been keeping tabs on Apple; here’s what we think is coming.
The biggest evidence so far comes from a Chinese regulatory database for batteries. The news here is that two Apple suppliers recently re-submitted filings for existing Apple products:
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709492/what-to-expect-from-apple-s-scary-fast-event.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709492/what-to-expect-from-apple-s-scary-fast-event.html#tk.rss\_appleholicWhat to expect from Apple’s Scary Fast eventMacOSAppleComputers and PeripheralsApple teams up with US firms to push for clean energy Fri, 27 Oct 2023 09:11:00 -0700
Apple is working with a variety of large US corporations, including Nike, to launch the Clean Energy Procurement Academy. It’s an attempt to empower other companies with the technical knowledge they need ( and Apple has) to adopt clean energy and support supply chain decarbonization.
Supply chains account for more than 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions, so it makes sense to attempt to decarbonize that sector. Apple maintains some leadership in its own attempts at decarbonization, and has increased the use of renewable electricity across its supply chain by almost 30% in 2022.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709491/apple-teams-up-with-us-firms-to-push-for-clean-energy.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709491/apple-teams-up-with-us-firms-to-push-for-clean-energy.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple teams up with US firms to push for clean energy AppleGreen ITMacOSMobileSmall and Medium BusinessCisco brings Webex to Apple Watch and Apple TVThu, 26 Oct 2023 08:35:00 -0700
Not only is Cisco optimizing its Webex video conferencing platform with AI, but it is also extending it across the Apple ecosystem with support for Apple TV and Apple Watch.
Apple and Cisco began working together in 2015, when they announced plans to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps and extend Webex support to iPhone and iPad. Two years later, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins explained Apple’s thinking concerning enterprise tech:
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While most of the world is otherwise occupied on Monday, Apple will introduce "scary fast" technologies during an evening non-public event at its Cupertino headquarters in Apple Park. While Mac users will be delighted, it will be the company’s processor competitors who must prepare for a fright.
Why so? Because in the hours since the announcement of the event, the “Apple Web” seems to have agreed that the most likely product to be announced will be M3 Macs.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709092/apples-scary-fast-mac-event-casts-shade-over-qualcomm.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709092/apples-scary-fast-mac-event-casts-shade-over-qualcomm.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple’s ‘Scary Fast’ Mac event casts shade over QualcommMacOSComputers and PeripheralsAppleARMThe genAI backlash: Should creative types poison the well? Tue, 24 Oct 2023 09:01:00 -0700
It is perhaps true to say that Apple’s traditional core users are probably among those most likely to be impacted by generative artificial intelligence (genAI), as these tools become better at creating images, movies, stories and more. That kind of automation strikes at the heart of the creative markets, so it's almost inevitable there will be push back.
But do creative types really want to put up roadblocks in front of the genAI steamroller?
Why wouldn’t there be a backlash?
Since ChatGPT and generative AI hit the scene to become this year’s fastest-growing tech, we’ve already seen instances in which people’s creative work has exploited by these tools. We’ve seen copyright claims made, information leaked, and a shift as new players enter the market toward training AI using creative assets that are not protected by copyright.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708992/the-genai-backlash-should-creative-types-poison-the-well.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708992/the-genai-backlash-should-creative-types-poison-the-well.html#tk.rss\_appleholicThe genAI backlash: Should creative types poison the well? Artificial IntelligenceGenerative AIAppleMany Mac users already routinely use generative AIMon, 23 Oct 2023 07:16:00 -0700
Mac users are already making plenty of use of generative artificial intelligence (genAI) tools in their apps, and a compilation from Setapp confirms the extent to which ChatGPT has already invaded Apple’s platform.
Ukraine software developer MacPaw’s app subscription service, Setapp, recently published its third annual Mac Apps Report. It confirms that collaborative and productivity apps dominate Mac app downloads, and claimed 70% of users surveyed already have Macs equipped with Apple Silicon processors.
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The digital transformation of everything is best seen as a Darwinian mind-set in which change becomes certainty, even as the pace of transition accelerates. Think about the explosion of generative AI during the past year.
ChatGPT is just a year old, and already the technologies that drive it are utterly transforming businesses. Many firms have embraced these large language models (LLMs), and the past 12 months have seen the tech become a business reality rather than a sci-fi pipe dream.
Where’s Apple in this?
In terms of Apple, most businesses now see vastly accelerating use of iPhones, iPads, and Macs where once we saw only PCs. While many pretend the company will be too late when it does introduce its take on genAI, that’s not precisely the case. (Though it does seem pretty clear Siri really did not see this coming.)
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709190/does-siri-dream-of-chatgpt.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3709190/does-siri-dream-of-chatgpt.html#tk.rss\_appleholicDoes Siri dream of ChatGPT?Artificial IntelligenceGenerative AIAppleiOSApple’s latest China App Store problem is a warning for us allThu, 19 Oct 2023 07:01:00 -0700
Ask anyone who knows, and they’ll tell you that when it comes to security, the weakest point is always people. Yet, as pressure grows for Apple to allow app purchases from outside the App Store, the fact the company fired App Store staff for “business misconduct” is cause for alarm.
As first reported by The Information, the Apple story is pretty simple.
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What’s interesting about these factories is they will build on the lights-out approach Apple’s partner has already adopted across iPhone production lines. These heavily automated factories make use of connected machinery and machine vision intelligence to augment human workers on the production lines.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708776/apples-iphone-factories-are-going-to-get-much-much-smarter.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708776/apples-iphone-factories-are-going-to-get-much-much-smarter.html#tk.rss\_appleholicApple’s iPhone factories are going to get much, much smarterMobileAppleSmartphonesSmall and Medium BusinessArtificial IntelligenceGenerative AIUniversity of Kentucky unlocks 60% cut in IT costs with AppleTue, 17 Oct 2023 09:44:00 -0700
As the Apple world welcomes the USB-C Apple Pencil, Apple-in-the-enterprise proponents might want to eye a case study that suggests Apple products in business boost productivity, and can offer significant advantages in another big tech space, education.
The University of Kentucky recently shared interesting insights that suggest equipping any kind of knowledge worker with these tools should benefit learning and business. The educational institution has been running a Smart Campus iPad initiative for five years, under which all 33,000 students are equipped with iPads, Smart Keyboards, and an Apple Pencil for their studies.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708774/university-of-kentucky-unlocks-60-cut-in-it-costs-with-apple.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708774/university-of-kentucky-unlocks-60-cut-in-it-costs-with-apple.html#tk.rss\_appleholicUniversity of Kentucky unlocks 60% cut in IT costs with AppleAppleIT ManagementiPadMobileSmall and Medium BusinessHow to use Presenter Overlay for better Zoom calls on MacsMon, 16 Oct 2023 08:26:00 -0700
As Macs proliferate across the enterprise, and with macOS Sonoma now out, here's a new macOS Sonoma trick to try the next time you’re in a Zoom meeting. Called Presenter Overlay, it should help make video collaboration more effective and more personal. (And it should be supported across most serious video conferencing apps soon.)
What is Presenter Overlay?
Anyone who has ever attempted to share documents within a videoconferencing app might have noticed the lack of personalization involved as you literally disappear off screen. Presenter Overlay changes this by placing a small window above the shared content in which the person leading the call appears. This makes for a more personal experience while the information is shared, particularly when discussing complex projects.
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Apple may appear behind the curve when it comes to the application of generative AI large language models (LLMs), but as time moves forward, we can see that not every such model is equal and not every deployment so great. It looks as if these models are far more effective when confined to specific domains, such as image manipulation in Photoshop or tech support resources in Jamf Pro. So, ignoring Siri, how could Apple make a big difference with tech like this?
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708771/how-apple-might-use-generative-ai.html#tk.rss\_appleholic https://www.computerworld.com/article/3708771/how-apple-might-use-generative-ai.html#tk.rss\_appleholicHere are some of the ways Apple might use generative AIAppleGenerative AIEnterprise Mobile ManagementMobile AppsArtificial IntelligenceApple Vision Pro anticipation leaves VR industry gaspingThu, 12 Oct 2023 08:17:00 -0700
I don’t expect this to be a popular opinion, but Apple has sucked all the oxygen out of the virtual/augmented reality industry with the announcement of its Vision Pro headset.
Gasping for air
What’s the evidence? Just data.
Counterpoint data from China shows the VR market there declined 56% year-over-year across the first half of this year. This follows two years of growth in the sector.
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