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iPads are down to $249 for Prime Day, or save up to $430 on iPad Pro

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Apple's awesome iPad tablet lineup was among the best-selling product lineup we covered on Black Friday last year because prices were down to all-time lows. Well guess what: they're even lower for Prime Day 2019! The Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) is
'Apple's awesome iPad tablet lineup was among the best-selling product lineup we covered on Black Friday last year because prices were down to all-time lows. Well guess what: they're even lower for Prime Day 2019! The Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) is $80 off at just $249, and the Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB) is down to a new all-time low of just $299. That's a $130 discount, which is completely nuts! Want to step it up and get an iPad Pro instead? The $929 Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB) is down to $629, the $1,129 Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB) is down to $699, and the $799 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) with Face ID and awesomely slim bezels is down to an all-time low on Amazon of $674.99. What are you waiting for!? Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina display A10 Fusion chip Touch ID fingerprint sensor 8MP back camera and 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera Two speaker audio 802.11ac Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours of battery life Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) : $249.00 Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) : $299.00 Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) 10.5-Inch Retina Display with Promotion, true Tone, and wide Color A10X Fusion chip Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor 12MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD Front camera Four speaker Audio 802. 11AC Wi-Fi and LTE cellular data Up to 10 hours of battery life Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB) - Silver (Previous Model) : $629.00 Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB) - Silver (Previous Model) : $699.00 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion  True Tone, and wide color A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay 12MP back camera, 7MP True Depth front camera Four speaker audio with wider stereo sound 802. 11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit-class LTE cellular data Up to 10 hours of battery life Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Silver (Latest Model) : $674.99 BGR Top Deals: Bass-heavy Bluetooth headphones that beat Beats dropped to their lowest price in this early Prime Day deal Holy cow: Sony wireless noise cancelling headphones are just $100 for Prime Day 2019 Trending Right Now: ‘Stranger Things 3’ has an insanely cool Easter egg you probably missed Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of July 14) The Huawei fallout continues: ‘Hundreds’ of US layoffs, plus yet another OS name iPads are down to $249 for Prime Day, or save up to $430 on iPad Pro originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 at 08:05:10 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.'

Windsorite’s photo to appear on Jones Soda Green Apple bottle

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Blair Gagne’s modeling career is really starting to pop.The Windsorite recently learned her photo will grace the label on bottles of Jones Soda Co.’s Green Apple soda.“It’s always been a lifelong bucket list of mine to make it on the bottle, the
'Blair Gagne’s modeling career is really starting to pop.The Windsorite recently learned her photo will grace the label on bottles of Jones Soda Co.’s Green Apple soda.“It’s always been a lifelong bucket list of mine to make it on the bottle, the label of the Jones Soda,” said Gagne, 33. “As a teenager I was always so intrigued by the photos on the labels. I would go to Bluenotes over at Devonshire Mall and I would buy a soda whenever I had money, and it was a new photo every time. I loved the concept.”The photo shows Gagne sitting in a car with the window down while looking back over her left shoulder. Her name and hometown are listed next to it. Blair Gagne holds a label Friday for a Jones sugar cane soda, with herself on the label, after winning a contest with the company. Dax Melmer / Windsor Star The marketing scheme for the company, which was founded in Vancouver in 1995, includes putting inspirational quotes under the bottle caps and photos on the bottles to create an “emotional attachment” to the brand.Gagne submitted her photo in June 2018. The University of Windsor dramatic arts graduate received a letter this week stating she made the cut.She said the letter stated one per cent of the photos submitted worldwide are chosen, and that hers fit the “Jones Vibe.”“It had like a dozen signatures on it and this amazing blurb congratulating me,” said Gagne. “I’m in the one per cent of their choice of photos. They included two of my labels to keep. Seeing it made it real.”'

In Apple We Trust—Cyber Saturday

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Your weekly download on codemakers and codebreakers.
'Good morning readers, it’s Jeff pinch-hitting for an Aspen-bound Robert Hackett on this gorgeous Saturday. The cyber-story of the week was the discovery of a gaping security hole in video conferencing software, Zoom. The flaw permitted hackers to remotely turn on a Mac’s camera and add users’ to a video call without permission. The exploit remained even if you deleted the Zoom application. On learning of this, I added the suggested temporary fix—denying Zoom access to camera settings—to my week’s to-do list but, before I got around to it, Apple had swooped in and pushed a quiet update that neutered the Zoom threat. This episode wasn’t especially remarkable in the annals of cyber-security, but I mention it because it underscores why I’ve reluctantly remained with Apple in recent years. Like many others, I’ve found the company’s products don’t bring the same magic as they did in the Steve Jobs era, and find them to be blatantly over-priced compared to comparable products. Yet I stay because, when it comes to security, no one equals Apple. Whenever I get fed up with Apple and think of switching to an Android phone, I read of the latest app-store horror—typically some China-based app that gobbles data or money—and stay with my iPhone. Likewise, while Microsoft’s security practices have improved dramatically in recent years, every time I read about a piece of ransomware rampaging through unpatched Windows machines, I think “ugh, I’m glad I have a Mac.” Apple has had its share of security fumbles over the years but, compared to its competitors, it’s still first in class. And this has kept me—and no doubt many others—as a customer year after year. The bigger point is that, in a world awash in hacking, companies can find a competitive advantage by offering secure products. And that’s a good thing. *** Speaking of good things, the Federal Elections Committee has approved a request by Area 1 Security to provide free or low-cost anti-phishing protection to candidates. The company’s general counsel says this will “protect against a repeat of the disastrous cyber-intrusions in prior election cycles.” Here’s hoping. Have a great weekend. Jeff John Roberts | @jeffjohnroberts | jeff.roberts@fortune.com THREATS Do I have your attention now? The UK fined British Airways $230 million and Marriott Hotels $123 million over their cyber-sloppiness , which amount to 1.5% of their revenues (it could have been 4%!). This looks to be just the beginning of a world of GDPR-related hurt for companies, as a UK official said regulators are looking at 12 more “significant cases.” Your pain is my gain : The onslaught of GDPR mega-fines mean a nasty financial sting for BA and others, but will lead to a likely windfall for cyber companies, lawyers and others. The FT cites a 32% increase in visitors to London-based Tessian, while Manchester-based The Defense Works saw triple traffic to its GDPR training page. Greece gotcha : The Sea Turtles hacking group breached Greece’s top level domain registrar. The fallout is unclear, but the attack raises the specter of man-in-the-middle attacks carried out by redirecting website traffic to cloned servers. YouTube, you’re killing us : Many in the tech and info-sec community are annoyed at YouTube for a new policy that appears to be barring legitimate ethical hacking videos. Per Slate : “Blocking those types of videos just serves to make us all less secure by allowing the vulnerabilities they describe to remain unaddressed.” Share today’s Cyber Saturday with a friend: http://fortune.com/newsletter/cybersaturday/ Looking for previous Data Sheets? Click here . ACCESS GRANTED Cyber Command vs Iran : In the wake of Iran’s shooting down a U.S. drone, the Trump Administration reportedly retaliated with a cyber attack—the first major offensive strike by the newly constituted Cyber Command. But what exactly happened? The Lawfare blog concludes it was actually a three-part strike whose effectiveness was hard to assess. The problem is that fragmented reporting has produced a muddled message about what actually happened, calling into question how clear and effective any message could have been to the intended recipients. Whatever the case may be, Cyber Command has not released a statement and seems content to wait out the news cycle without correcting the record—suggesting that this pattern of silence will continue through future such operations. FORTUNE RECON Visa Pours Millions Into Crypto Currency Startup Anchorage By Robert Hackett U.K. Plan to Require Age Verification for Porn Sites Is ‘a Mess’ By Kelvin Chan et al Video Game Addiction: These Are the Warning Signs to Look Out For By Lisa Marie Segarra Stripe Outages Smacked Business for Two Hours By Julie Verhage et al ONE MORE THING CTRL-SHIFT-FACE: For all the alarm over deepfakes, some of them are just plain cool. Case in point: This YouTube video making the rounds that intersperses Jim Carey’s face on Jack Nicholson’s character during the shining. Enjoy.'

Apple Goes Back to the Future By Focusing on Macs

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And all the other Apple headlines this week.
'Apple took a break this week from focusing on iPhones and its expanding lineup of services, like streaming video, to give a little love to its venerable Mac computers. Earlier this week, Apple unveiled updated MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro while also discontinuing its 12-inch MacBook. The new computers feature thin designs, Intel processors, and in the case of the MacBook Pro, Apple’s Touch ID technology that lets users verify their identity with their fingerprints instead of passwords. Also this week, we read reports about Apple planning a major iPhone redesign in 2020 and 2021, and that the company is working on a whopping five new iPads. And with the new Apple TV+ streaming video service ready for this fall, a report suggested Apple is spending big money on one of its most promising original series, See. It was a busy week for those who follow Apple news. So, read on to learn more: Brand New MacBooks Apple has two new MacBooks . The first is a refreshed MacBook Air that has a 13-inch Retina display and a new, faster Intel processor to improve performance. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro similarly comes with new Intel processors, but it also has a Touch Bar and Touch ID , which add touch input and fingerprint security to the device. The MacBook Air starts at $1,099 ($999 for college students) and the MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 ($1,199 for college students). They’re both available now. Apple’s Analyst Problem Apple’s shares started the week on a down note after Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang downgraded the company’s stock to a sell. Zhang, who set a price target of $150 , said that he doesn’t believe Apple’s shares can rise in the next 12 months. Apple’s shares opened on Monday at $204.23, but were down 2.4% to $199.37 after Zhang’s investor note. As of this writing, Apple’s shares had rebounded to $203.11. Plenty of Apple TV+ Spending Apple isn’t shy about spending on some of its more promising Apple TV+ series , the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The news outlet said that Apple is spending $15 million per episode on its upcoming sci-fi drama See starring Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. That puts Apple in line with competitors Netflix and Amazon , which have increased their new show budgets to be more competitive with traditional television series, according to the report. Mac Popularity Growing Apple’s Mac shipments rose 9.6% year-over-year in the second quarter, according to market researcher IDC. Apple shipped 3.7 million Macs worldwide in the second quarter of 2018, versus 4.1 million in the same period in 2019. That was enough to land Apple in fifth place in global computers shipped. Lenovo’s placed first with 16.3 million computers, followed by HP’s 15.4 million and Dell’s 11.6 million. Acer just beat out Apple with 4.3 million computers shipped during the period. A Walkie Talkie Problem Apple disabled the Apple Watch’s Walkie Talkie feature that let users communicate with their voices via their smartwatches. Apple told tech news site TechCrunch that Walkie Talkie has a bug that would have allowed hackers to snoop on Apple Watch users via the device’s microphone. Apple said it doesn’t believe the bug was exploited , but it has turned off Walkie Talkie until it can fix the problem. A Zoom Problem Popular video conferencing service Zoom said this week that it had patched a flaw that would have allowed hackers to target Mac users and turn on their computer video cameras to spy on them. The flaw was specific to Zoom users on a Mac . Five New iPads Apple may be planning five new iPads for later this year , if a recent report is accurate. Tech site MySmartPrice this week discovered listings for five new iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission economic body’s database. The model numbers are for iPads that haven’t been released, and all of them are said to run on the iPadOS operating system that Apple plans to release in the fall. Interestingly, one of the models points to a 10.2-inch iPad that could replace the 9.7-inch screen size Apple has offered since the iPad first debuted in 2010. Apple, of course, hasn’t commented. An iPhone Change Apple will unveil an entirely new lineup of iPhones with revamped designs, in 2020, TFI International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors this week. Kuo didn’t provide many details about the three new iPhones Apple plans, but he did say that their successors in 2021 would move to an in-screen fingerprint sensor to verify user identities. In older iPhone models, Apple includes a physical Touch ID button for fingerprint sensing, but it has switched to a face scanner called Face ID over the past few years. Kuo said Apple would go back to Touch ID with an in-screen design in 2021. One More Thing Apple may have a growing employee-retention problem on its hands. According to a CNBC report this week, health insurance company Anthem has been poaching Apple employees to work on projects that improve Anthem’s customer-facing applications and services. Anthem has reportedly poached six Apple employees in recent months across software engineering and product design.'