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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 13, 2019 Permalink |
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    Apple AirPods, HomePod, Watch Will Not Escape Trump’s China Tariffs 

    Apple’s AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10 percent levy on September 1.

    The administration said on Tuesday that some major items, such as laptops and cellphones, including Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones, will not face tariffs until December 15. President Donald Trump said the change was to avoid an impact on US customers during the Christmas shopping season. The tariff delay that affects some of Apple’s biggest-selling products helped send its shares up more than 4 percent in late trading.

    Trump and his administration did not say why some electronics received a reprieve and others did not. Many of the products set to face tariffs on September 1, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart speakers and Bluetooth headphones, had been spared once before.

    These include popular products from Apple rivals, such as Fitbit smartwatches and smart speakers from Amazon.com, and Alphabet’s Google. The Trump administration had proposed tariffs on those devices to take effect last September, but they were spared at the last moment after Apple, among other companies, told the government that the levies would “result in lower US growth and competitiveness and higher prices for US consumers.

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  • jkabtech 8:53 pm on December 12, 2019 Permalink |
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    Apple-Supplier Foxconn’s Second-Quarter Profit Falls Less Than Expected 

    Taiwan’s Foxconn, which makes smartphones for Apple and other brands, reported a 2.5 percent fall in quarterly profit on Tuesday, a slightly smaller decline than analysts’ expected.

    Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, reported net profit of TWD 17.05 billion ($542 million) for the April-June quarter, versus an average forecast of TWD 16.01 billion according to 14 analysts’ estimates compiled by Refinitiv.

    The company did not elaborate on the causes of the profit decline from TWD 17.49 billion a year earlier.

    Taipei-based Foxconn, which manufactures the bulk of Apple’s iPhones in China for sale in the United States, faces even more challenging quarters ahead as Washington plans to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports including smartphones from September 1.

    Foxconn is already battling weak global demand for other electronics devices, which has forced it to consider selling its $8.8 billion display panel factory in China, Reuters reported last week.

    To ease the impact of additional US tariffs, Foxconn may consider moving parts of its production lines for Apple to Vietnam and India, Arthur Liao, an analyst at Fubon Research in Taipei, said ahead of the results.

    “We think Vietnam is more likely to be the primary production base for future Apple products as many components can be transported directly by train from China, saving customs-clearance and air-transportation costs,” he said.

    Foxconn unveiled a leadership overhaul in June to allow more executives to be involved in its daily operations, as founder Terry Gou stepped down from the company to pave the way for younger talent.

    Gou, who in July lost the opposition party’s nomination for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, has yet to declare whether he will run for the race as an independent.

    Shares in the company have fallen around 20 percent since Gou announced his bid for Taiwan’s presidency in mid-April.

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 12, 2019 Permalink |
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    15-Inch MacBook Pro Models Affected by Battery Recall Banned on Flights by US FAA 

    US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks.

    “The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” the agency’s spokesman said in an emailed statement on Monday, adding that the agency has “alerted airlines about the recall.”

    Apple said in June it would recall a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro units as their batteries were susceptible to overheating. The units were sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The company had then said it would replace the batteries free of charge.

    A number of countries are covered by the recall. In mainland China, around 63,000 units may be affected by the problem, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said.

    The regulator said there have been six reported incidents of overheating among laptops that qualify for the recall in China. The tech giant, however, had said it had not received any reports of significant damage to computers or injuries due to the defect, but urged owners of the affected devices to stop using them immediately. It said a dedicated recall website has been set up where users can input the serial number to determine if their computer is affected.

    The company said the recall does not include newer 15-inch MacBook Pro units or Apple laptops of other sizes and variations.

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    Further reading: FAA, MacBook Pro, Apple

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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 12, 2019 Permalink |
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    Indian Student in US Sentenced to 1-Year in Prison for Damaging University Computers 

    USB Killer v3 thumb drive (used for representational purposes)

    An Indian student was sentenced to 12 months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, for intentionally damaging computer equipment of a college in New York.

    Vishwanath Akuthota, 27, of Albany was also ordered to pay $58,471 (roughly Rs. 41.7 lakhs) as restitution charge, United States Attorney Grant C Jaquith said on Tuesday.

    Pleading guilty, Akuthota admitted that on February 14 he inserted a “USB Killer” device into 66 computers, as well as numerous computer monitors and computer-enhanced podiums, owned by the College of St Rose in Albany.

    The device, when inserted into a computer’s USB port, sends a command causing the computer’s on-board capacitors to rapidly charge and then discharge repeatedly, thereby overloading and physically destroying the USB port and electrical system.

    Akuthota is a citizen of India and was residing in the United States on a student visa. He has been in custody since his arrest in North Carolina on February 22.

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    Further reading: USB Killer, USB Kill

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  • jkabtech 8:53 pm on December 11, 2019 Permalink |
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    Adobe August 2019 Security Patch Tackles Several Major Issues in Acrobat, Reader, Photoshop, Creative Cloud Desktop, Others 

    A critical flaw in Adobe Experience Manager was resolved

    Highlights About 34 vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop were resolved Four bugs in Creative Cloud Desktop have been fixed A critical vulnerability in Premiere Pro has also been fixed

    Adobe has released its August 2019 security patch and it addresses a total of 119 flaws in several of its products. This includes fixes in Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud, Prelude, Acrobat and Reader, Effects, Character Animator, Experience Manager, and Photoshop products. Most of the vulnerabilities included in the latest fix were affecting Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. Photoshop had over 34 vulnerabilities fixed, while the Creative Cloud Desktop had four bugs resolved with the latest August 2019 update.

    A total of 76 vulnerabilities were resolved in Acrobat and Reader, some of which are reported to be critical. The fixes seem to deal with buffer errors, heap overflow, command injection, out-of-bounds read/write, and others.

    The Adobe August 2019 Security Patch also resolved over 34 vulnerabilities in Photoshop for Windows and macOS. The list of flaws for Photoshop include out-of-bounds write, type of confusion, heap overflow and command injection issues.

    For Creative Cloud Desktop application, four vulnerabilities have been fixed, and all of them seem important. Two bugs in particular, CVE-2019-7958 and CVE-2019-7959, can lead to privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution, and therefore its essential that users install the latest update. The other vulnerabilities can lead to denial of service and escalation of privilege.

    Adobe Experience Manager has one critical security flaw that has been fixed, and alongside that a hotfix has also been applied to fix the authentication bypass vulnerability present in the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) handler in AEM versions 6.4 and 6.5.This bug has the potential to remotely execute code as well.

    A vulnerability that allows hackers to execute arbitrary code has been fixed in Adobe Premiere Pro, and the Adobe Character Animator gets a fix regarding the insecure library loading problem that could result in DLL hijacking. Lastly, Adobe Prelude and Adobe After Effects deal with security problems as well with the latest update.

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    Further reading: Adobe, Adobe August 2019 Security Patch, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud DEsktop, Adobe Experience MAnager, Adobe Prelude, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 11, 2019 Permalink |
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    Microsoft Releases August Security Release for Windows PCs, Fixing 93 Vulnerabilities 

    Microsoft has noted four loopholes that the latest Windows security release patches

    Highlights The major issues are fixed in Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) There are patches for the Chakra scripting engine as well All compatible Windows users are recommended to download the updates

    Microsoft has brought the August security release that patches as many as 93 vulnerabilities, including 29 issues rated Critical and 64 marked as Important. The latest Windows release, which is commonly known as the Patch Tuesday, also carries fixes for the four remote code execution bugs that could allow attackers to remotely overtake your computer. Alongside system-level patches, the August security release includes updates for the preloaded Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Online Services as well as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office services, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Dynamics among other software packages. Microsoft is urging Windows 10 users

    In the list of vulnerabilities that the Patch Tuesday August security release fixes, Microsoft has underlined four loopholes that are the remote code execution bugs, which have been fixed in the Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) component. These vulnerabilities are listed as CVE-2019-1181, CVE-2019-1182, CVE-2019-1222, and CVE-2019-1226. There are the first two vulnerabilities that Microsoft calls ‘wormable’, meaning any future malware once exploits could propagate from one vulnerability computer to another without any user interaction.

    Director of Incident Response at Microsoft Security Response Centre (MSRC) Simon Pope in a dedicated blog post mentions that the wormable vulnerabilities exist in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and all supported versions of Windows 10, including server versions. However, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 aren’t affected. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) also remains unaffected.

    “These vulnerabilities were discovered by Microsoft during hardening of Remote Desktop Services as part of our continual focus on strengthening the security of our products,” writes Pope in the blog post. “At this time, we have no evidence that these vulnerabilities were known to any third party.”

    Apart from the patches specifically for the RDS component, the latest Windows security release fixes seven remote code execution bugs that affect the Chakra scripting engine. There are also two fixes towards Microsoft’s Hyper-V and two in Word. The release also patches the loophole CVE-2019-1162 in the CTF protocol that was disclosed by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy on Tuesday and exists in all Windows versions starting from Windows XP.

    Users on all compatible Windows versions are advised to download the latest security release on their systems. You can download the updates available through the new release manually through Microsoft’s Security Update Guide. Moreover, the security updates may have already reached your system if you’ve enabled the automatic updates option.

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    Further reading: Windows Patch Tuesday, Microsoft Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Microsoft, Windows

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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 11, 2019 Permalink |
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    Indian PC Market Grows 49.2 Percent in Q2, Lenovo Leads: IDC 

    Highlights Traditional PC market grew 49.2 percent The consumer PC market declined by 14 percent HP slipped to second spot with a 22.4 percent share

    Recording a strong 49.2 percent year-on-year (YOY) growth, the traditional PC market in India (desktop, notebook and workstation) shipped 3.4 million units in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday.

    However, the consumer PC market declined by 14 percent (YoY) as the expected revival post-elections remained subpar and the overall pessimism of previous few quarters continued in Q2.

    The growth in the traditional PC market was mainly due to commercial segment driven by Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) education deal fulfilment under which the Tamil Nadu government plans to distribute around 1.5 million laptops to students.

    “The model code of conduct impacted the first two months of the quarter, but things picked up post-election.

    “Strong performance from the SMB sector and corporates because of Windows 10 refresh coupled with a strong performance from the BFSI sector and increased global refresh orders helped commercial segment stay positive,” said Bharath Shenoy, Market Analyst, PC, IDC India.

    Lenovo led the India traditional PC market in Q2 with overall market share of 46.2 percent and saw an overall growth (YoY) of 283 percent.

    Despite posting strong quarter across consumer as well as commercial segments, HP slipped to second spot in Q2 and had an overall market share of 22.4 percent, though it observed a YoY growth of 5.9 percent. Even as it faced challenges in the consumer segment, the vendor delivered strong performance in the gaming segment.

    Dell slipped to the third spot as its share fell to 14.2 percent in Q2 and it had a YoY decline of 10.1 percent. However, the company managed to clock 13 percent growth in the commercial segment which helped the vendor regain some ground lost in the consumer market.

    The overall commercial PC market grew by 108 percent in Q2, taking the total shipments to 2.43 million units which was driven by a single 1.11 million units ELCOT deal.

    Outside ELCOT, the commercial market did well with a growth rate of 12.6 percent YoY.

    The market research agency anticipates the overall traditional India PC market to decline in Q3 over last quarter since a major portion of ELCOT deal has been reported in Q2.

    “The consumer market is expected to pick up largely because of multiple rounds of online sales commencing with Independence Day in August leading up to Diwali in October. Instant cashback and EMI options will drive consumer purchases,” said Nishant Bansal, Senior Research Manager, IPDS and PC, IDC India.

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    Further reading: Lenovo, Indian PC Market, IDC

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  • jkabtech 8:53 pm on December 10, 2019 Permalink |
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    Lenovo Warns of Price Hikes to Absorb US Tariffs 

    China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if US tariffs increase, sending its shares tumbling 6.5 percent to two-month lows.

    Lenovo’s warning amid mounting business uncertainty due to the US-China trade war cast doubt on its sales outlook and took the shine off forecast-beating quarterly results where robust PC sales helped the company more than double its profit.

    US President Donald Trump said this week that he would postpone imposing an additional 10 percent tariff on Chinese-made products including tablets and laptop computers until December, but would still impose the tariffs on desktops from September.

    “Retail prices for products like PC and smartphones will increase if (US) tariffs increase,” Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing told an earnings call on Thursday.

    He also said shifting manufacturing from China to avoid US tariffs would also lead to product price increases, although Lenovo’s global production footprint gives it flexibility in making adjustments, and it remains committed to China.

    The global PC market grew 1.5 percent in the June quarter after falling for two consecutive quarters, as threats of increased US tariffs on Chinese goods prompted some manufacturers to frontload shipments, industry analysts said.

    Lenovo emerged as the biggest winner of the global PC market’s surprise rebound in the second quarter. Citing industry data, the company said it had a record 25.1 percent market share in the quarter.

    Lenovo said it was the fastest-growing PC maker among the top five manufacturers and its improved product mix also helped the business’ pre-tax profit margin rise to 5.4 percent, the highest margin ever attained in a fiscal first quarter.

    Revenue from Lenovo’s personal computer and smart devices group grew 12 percent, while its mobile business group recorded a 9 percent fall in sales.

    Its PC and smart devices business generates more than three quarters of the group’s total revenue, which rose 5 percent.

    Net profit rose to $162 million in the quarter ended June, compared with an average estimate of $154 million by nine analysts, according to Refinitiv data. Revenue rose to $12.51 billion, in line with expectations.

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 10, 2019 Permalink |
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    Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates Causing Throttling, Wi-Fi Issues: Reports 

    Microsoft is currently working on a fix for the throttling issue on affected Surface devices

    Highlights An erratic CPU flag is reportedly causing the throttling problem Affected Surface devices are throttled down to just 400MHz Rolling back to older drivers reportedly solves the 5GHz Wi-Fi issue

    Microsoft’s Surface devices have been hit by a severe CPU throttling issue, causing the processor to throttle down to just 400MHz. Additionally, some users are reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues, specifically while trying to connect with a 5GHz network, after downloading new firmware updates that were reportedly released earlier this month. Microsoft has been made aware of the issues and its team is currently working on a fix for the CPU throttling problem that will be rolled out via a firmware update.

    The CPU throttling issue primarily affects the Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro 6, as per complaints we have come across on Reddit. It is not clear what exactly is causing the issue that is clocking down the CPU to just 400MHz and affecting usability, but some users point the issue towards an Intel CPU flag called BD PROCHOT (bi-directional processor hot). Based on the user reports, the throttling appears to stop when the AC adapter or Surface Dock is disconnected, but some users also suspect it to be an issue generated by third-party antivirus software.

    In case you are unaware, the BD PROCHOT is put into place to ensure that the CPU runs at a lower clock speed when an abnormal spike in temperature is detected. The flag is enabled not only when the processor is hot, but can also jump into action if another component in the vicinity of the CPU overheats. It is not clear whether rolling back to the older driver update fixes the issue.

    “We are aware of some customers reporting a scenario with their Surface Books where CPU speeds are slowed. We are quickly working to address via a firmware update”, a Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as saying by TechRepublic. However, Microsoft is yet to explain what exactly is causing the throttling issue on the Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro 6 in the first place.

    Moreover, it appears that the new driver seeded by the recent firmware updates for Surface devices has also generated some Wi-Fi connectivity issues. As per user complaints on the official Microsoft support forum, the updated Wi-Fi driver arriving with the recent firmware updates severs connectivity with 5GHz networks.

    The first-gen Surface Book, Surface Pro Gen 4, and the Surface Pro 6 are among the devices affected by the Wi-Fi issue. Users who reverted back to older drivers were reportedly able to restore normal 5GHz connectivity on their surface device.

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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 10, 2019 Permalink |
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    Apple Says It’s Responsible for 2.4 Million Jobs in the US 

    Apple has created 2.4 million jobs across all the 50 US states so far, four times the number of American jobs attributable to the company eight years ago.

    The Cupertino-headquartered company is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion (roughly Rs. 25 lakh crores) to the US economy by 2023, announced in January 2018, Apple said in a statement late Thursday.

    “Apple also directly employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023,” said the company.

    Earlier this year in San Diego, Apple announced an expansion that will include 1,200 direct jobs and a new campus featuring hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, lab and research space.

    “In Seattle, Apple will add 2,000 new employees in highly skilled engineering positions,” it added.

    In 2018, Apple spent a total of $60 billion with its suppliers in the US.

    Apple highlighted Maccor, one of the 9,000 suppliers, and one which makes battery testing systems.

    “The relationship with Apple has been tremendous and company-changing for us,” said Maccor President Andy MacKay.

    “Apple is a company where quality is paramount and they push us constantly to see if we can make improvements in our commercial product.”

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  • jkabtech 8:53 pm on December 9, 2019 Permalink |
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    Chrome OS 76 Now Rolling Out With Improved Media Playback, Updated Camera App 

    Photo Credit: Google

    Google is rolling out a major Chrome OS update – Chrome OS 76 – for the month of August, complete with new features like improved media playback, an updated camera app for the Pixelbook and more.

    For media controls, one can now open system menu and see all of the tabs or apps on Chromebook that are playing audio tracks and control them from one place, Google wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

    Google is also including an updated camera app for the Pixelbook and select Chromebook machines. In addition to that, Google has updated the Camera app UI for navigating between new modes, like square mode and portrait mode.

    A “Clear all” button has also arrived for notifications. With this, one can now check and clear notifications from Play Store apps on Chromebook and dismiss notifications with the “Clear all” button.

    On a separate page, Google has detailed other new things that have been released with Chrome OS 76, including Virtual Desks (aka virtual desktops) – “Master your multitasking with virtual desks. Now, with different sets of screens, you can compare tasks, organize projects, or simply separate work and play. To create a new virtual desk, click the ‘show all windows’ button on your keyboard, and select ‘new desk’,” it said.

    Parents can also add extra screen time within the Family Link app when their kids’ screen time is almost over. Also new is Automatic Clicks, “Introducing new ways you can interact with your Chromebook without putting any pressure on the touchpad or mouse. Use updated controls to hover over an item to left click, right click, double-click, drag and scroll. This feature and more are available in your Accessibility settings,” Google said.

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    Further reading: Google, Chrome OS 76

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 9, 2019 Permalink |
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    Lenovo Yoga S940 Review 

    Highlights The Lenovo Yoga S940 weighs just 1.2kg This laptop boasts of AI-enhanced smart software features You can customise your specifications if you buy it from Lenovo’s website

    Today’s premium ultraportable laptops don’t have to cut too many corners in order to be super thin and super light. Recent generations of low-power processors don’t require a lot of cooling, and more efficient hardware and software allows for decent battery life even with physically smaller batteries. The relatively tiny USB Type-C Port has also allowed manufacturers to make laptops slimmer without sacrificing connectivity completely. Apple pioneered this particular style of laptop in 2015 with its super-minimalist 12-inch MacBook, and Dell trimmed its XPS 13 to nearly the same degree soon after. Other companies have also come up with their own products that aim for similar balances of power, style, portability, and price.

    The MacBook has just been killed off, but Lenovo’s Yoga S940 is now available in India to tempt buyers who don’t mind spending a lot of money. It goes up against Dell’s XPS 13 (Review) as well as HP’s Spectre x360 13 (Review) and Acer’s Swift series. Lenovo is promising smart AI features in addition to style and portability. Let’s see what the Yoga S940 actually delivers.

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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 9, 2019 Permalink |
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    Trump Reveals Dinner Date With Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday 

    US President Donald Trump revealed his dinner date with Apple CEO Tim Cook through a tweet

    Highlights Trump is currently on a working vacation in Bedminster He wants Apple and other manufacturers to move their production to US Levies on Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones were delayed until December

    US President Donald Trump said he was having dinner on Friday with Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook of Apple, a company the president has criticised for not manufacturing more of its products in the United States.

    “Having dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. They will be spending vast sums of money in the US Great!” Trump, who is on a working vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, said in a Twitter message.

    The White House did not immediately respond to a question about the agenda for the dinner and what Trump was referring to when he said Apple would be spending vast sums in the United States.

    Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Trump has said he wants Apple and other manufactures to move their production from China and other countries to the United States.

    Another round of US tariffs on Chinese imports had been due to take effect in September 1, but the Trump administration this week delayed the tariffs on some products until December 15.

    “We’re doing this for Christmas season, just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on US customers,” Trump said on Tuesday after the announcement.

    Levies on Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones were delayed until December, while tariffs on its AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod will go into effect as scheduled next month.

    The United States and China are locked in a trade war over US demands that China change its policies on intellectual property protection, technology transfers, industrial subsidies and other trade barriers.

    Trump said on Thursday that US and Chinese negotiators were holding “productive” trade talks and expected them to meet in September.

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 8, 2019 Permalink |
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    Tim Cook Warns Trump China Tariffs Help Samsung Over Apple 

    President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics.

    Trump said Cook “made a good case” that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung’s products would not be subject to those same tariffs. Tariffs on an additional $300 billion (roughly Rs. 21,00,000 crores) worth of Chinese goods, including consumer electronics, are scheduled to go into effect in two stages on September 1 and December 15.

    By contrast, the United States and South Korea struck a trade agreement last September.

    “I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I’m thinking about it,” Trump said of Cook, speaking with reporters at a New Jersey airport.

    US stock futures rose upon opening on Sunday after Trump’s comments. In addition to his comments on Apple, Trump said on Twitter earlier in the day that his administration was “doing very well with China.”

    Apple’s MacBook laptops and iPhones would not face the additional tariffs until December 15, but some of the company’s other products, including its AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod, would be subject to the levies on September 1.

    Apple was not immediately available for comment outside normal business hours.

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  • jkabtech 8:53 pm on December 7, 2019 Permalink |
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    Alienware Aurora, 55-inch OLED Gaming Display, Dell G5 Gaming Desktop, Keyboards, Mice Launched at Gamescom 2019 

    The new Dell G5 5090 gaming desktop

    Highlights Dell is aiming to please a wide variety of gamers Both gaming desktops are optimised for airflow and easy upgrades The new products will go on sale in the US over the next two months

    Dell and its Alienware subsidiary have launched a number of new gaming PCs, monitors, and accessories at the Gamescom 2019 exhibition in Cologne, Germany. The new lineup includes two new gaming desktops, a number of monitors including the world’s first 55-inch OLED gaming display, and a variety of gaming keyboards and mice. The Alienware Arena online gaming community is also being refreshed in time for its 10th anniversary. Starting with the new Alienware Aurora, this compact gaming desktop adopts the company’s “Legend” design identity with all-new industrial design that aims to maximise airflow and make upgrades quick and easy.

    Designed for esports enthusiasts, the new Alienware Aurora is available in Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon colour options. The company promises tool-free upgradeability and a large variety of options when it comes to internal components. The CPU options are all from Intel’s 9th Gen Core family, ranging from a Core i3-9100 to the Core i9-9900K. RAM options go up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200, and storage goes up to a 2TB NVMe SSD plus a 2TB 7200rpm hard drive. Both AMD and Nvidia GPU options are mentioned, with the highest-end configuration being two GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs in SLI mode. 

    Multiple USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C ports can be found on the front and rear, as well as optical and coaxial S/PDIF audio outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. The available configurations might vary from country to country. Alienware’s Command Center software is used to control power profiles thermal management, RGB LEDs, and macros. The starting price in the US will be $969.99 (approximately Rs. 66,348).

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 7, 2019 Permalink |
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    Intel Unveils Springhill, Its First Artificial Intelligence Chip 

    Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centres.

    The chip, developed at its development facility in Haifa, Israel, is known as Nervana NNP-I or Springhill and is based on a 10 nanometre Ice Lake processor that will allow it to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy, Intel said.

    Facebook, it said, already has started using the product.

    Intel said its first AI product comes after it had invested in Israeli AI startups, including Habana Labs and NeuroBlade.

    “In order to reach a future situation of ‘AI everywhere’, we have to deal with huge amounts of data generated and make sure organisations are equipped with what they need to make effective use of the data and process them where they are collected,” said Naveen Rao, general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group.

    “These computers need acceleration for complex AI applications.”

    It said the new hardware chip will help Intel Xeon processors in large companies as the need for complicated computations in the AI field increases.

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  • jkabtech 4:53 am on December 7, 2019 Permalink |
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    Gamescom 2019: HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop, Pavilion Desktop, Omen X 27 Display, and More Launched 

    The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop will go on sale starting September

    Highlights New HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop has 144Hz and 60Hz refresh rate options Omen X27 Display sports 240Hz refresh rate HP has also launched a new Omen Command Center at Gamescom 2019

    HP at the ongoing Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany unveiled a range of its new Omen and Pavilion gaming hardware. The list of new gaming hardware, including the Omen X 27 Display as well as new Pavilion Desktop and HP’s first AMD-powered Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop. The company also launched its Omen Mindframe Prime Headset and Omen Encoder Keyboard. Further, a new Omen Command Center that is designed to offer a central gaming hub to gamers also got released that can be accessed through any Windows 10 PC via the Windows Store.

    The star announcement that took place at the HP event at Gamescom 2019 was the launch of the new Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop that comes with up to AMD Ryzen 7 processor, paired with up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti and Max-Q design. The gaming laptop also has an angular black chassis and sports full-HD display with 144Hz and 60Hz refresh rate options.

    HP has provided a dual-fan design on the latest Pavilion Gaming 15 model along with a wide rear corner vent and enlarged air inlets that all are touted to help deliver maximise airflow. The machine also has a Wi-Fi 5 option. HP earlier this year also unveiled its Intel-powered Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop.

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    The new Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop will go on sale from September with a starting price of $799.99 (roughly Rs. 57,400).

    For desktop gamers, HP brought the new Pavilion Gaming Desktop that carries a 15L design with expansion slots for up to three storage drives. There is also DIY upgradability for memory, graphics cards, network cards, and Wi-Fi cards.

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    Gamescom 2019: Western Digital WD Black Portable Hard Drives, SSD for Gaming Announced 

    The new WD Black hard drive and SSD range

    Highlights Western Digital has established WD Black as its new gaming storage brand The new hard drives and SSDs let gamers accumulate huge game libraries You can choose between a high-speed SSD or a high-capacity desktop HDD

    Western Digital has expanded its WD Black product line to encompass a variety of gaming-related storage devices including external desktop and portable hard drives and a new portable SSD. The hard drives will also be available in variants marketed especially for Xbox One users, which will come with limited-time Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions. The new products were unveiled at the ongoing Gamescom 2019 exhibition in Germany. Five new devices in total have been unveiled, with multiple storage options available for each. Some of the new products are available immediately in some countries, while others will go on sale before the end of this year. 

    Building on the existing WD Black SN750 SSD, the new WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD announced at Gamescom 2019 is a portable external SSD available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. The company says it is the first such product to feature USB 3.2 Gen2 2×2 (20Gbps) connectivity and offers read speeds of up to 2000MBps. Gamers can have large libraries and still not have to wait through long loading screens. This SSD boasts of a five-year warranty and pricing has not yet been announced.

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    The new WD Black P10 Game Drive and P10 Game Drive for Xbox One are portable hard drives that offer up to 5TB of space for gamers who want to keep all their old favourites around but still have room for new games. Both models feature Micro-USB 3.1 ports, and both are said to be highly portable as well as durable. Transfer speeds can go up to 140MBps. The WD Black P10 Game Drive is available in 2TB, 4TB and 5TB options priced starting at $89.99 (approximately Rs. 6,155) while the WD Black P10 Game Drive for Xbox One is available in 3TB and 5TB options starting at $109.99 (approximately Rs. 7,525) and will include a two-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. 

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    Finally, the WD Black D10 Game Drive and WD Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One are similar external desktop hard drives, available in only 8TB and 12TB capacities respectively. These both require external power and feature active cooling fans. Both models also feature two USB Type-A downstream ports to allow other devices to charge at up to 7.5A. Vertical stands are included with both models. Transfer speeds can go up to 250MBps. The 8TB WD Black D10 Game Drive is priced at $199.99 (approximately Rs. 13,680) while the 12TB WD Black D10 Game Drive for Xbox One will cost $299.99 (approximately Rs. 20,520) including a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. 

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    Further reading: WD, WD Black, Western Digital, Gamescom, Gamescom 2019

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  • jkabtech 12:53 pm on December 6, 2019 Permalink |
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    Intel 10th Gen 14nm ‘Comet Lake’ Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 CPUs Announced, Will Coexist With 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ 

    The Intel generation badges on laptops will not identify which architecture a particular CPU is based on

    Highlights Intel’s new model numbering schemes might confuse buyers Intel has been dogged by rumours that 10nm production is still slow New Comet Lake CPUs will allow slim laptops to have 6 physical CPU cores

    Just weeks after unveiling the first models in its 10th Gen Core CPU lineup, Intel has now announced another series based on a different architecture, but targeted at the same segment. The

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    Dell XPS 13 Range Refreshed With New 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake CPUs: Price, Availability, More 

    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is already on sale

    Highlights Refreshed Dell Inspiron and Vostro variants will go on sale in October The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 refreshed variant starts from $999 The Dell Inspiron refreshed variant will be priced at $929.99

    Dell XPS 13 series has now been refreshed to offer the Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake processors. This comes just a day after Intel announced its new range of processors, and Dell isn’t wasting time in offering refreshed versions of the Dell XPS 13 range. The Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 offers 10th Gen CPUs and are priced starting from $899 (roughly Rs.64,400 ). Furthermore, Dell has also confirmed that Inspiron and Vostro lineups will start shipping with 10th Gen CPUs inside from October onwards.

    The new refreshed Dell XPS 13 will be made available from August 27, and it is priced starting at $899. The refreshed variant comes just ahead of IFA, and there’s no change in the exterior design of the model. The laptop will now be offered in a range of 14nm 10th Gen “Comet Lake” processors, and you’ll be able to choose from Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs. It comes with a 13.3-inch display with 4K options, up to 16GB RAM, up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, 52Whr battery, Intel UHD Graphics, and two 2W stereo speakers.

    The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has also been refreshed to offer the latest CPUs, and it is already available at $999 (roughly Rs. 71,600) on the company website. It comes with a 13.4-inch touch display, up to 512GB SSD, up to 16GB RAM, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

    The Verge reports that Dell’s Inspiron and Vostro lineups will also soon start shipping with the latest Intel Comet Lake processors from October 1. Theses refreshed laptops will be priced at $929.99 and $849 respectively. Intel is claiming up to 16 percent overall performance improvement and up to 41 percent better performance specifically in productivity and multitasking workloads with the newly announced processors.

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    Further reading: Dell XPS 13, Dell XPS 13 2in1, Intel

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