Apple Loop: New iPhone 12 Revealed, Apple’s iPhone SE Problem, MacBook Pro’s Magic Update

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the new iPhone 12 design, the iPhone ignoring 5G, Apple’s iPhone SE problem, the final MacBook update, virtual WWDC announcements, developing the iPad cursor, and an X-Ray of the Magic Keyboard. Apple Loop is here to remind … Read more

Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

Since the beginning of the genomics era, the “missing heritability” problem has plagued researchers. Now, a non-peer-reviewed preprint paper uploaded on the bioRiv server suggests rare variations in genes could explain height or weight better than the most common variants. The study is a significant step “towards understanding the question of missing heritability,” Bogdan Pasaniuc, an assistant … Read more

Apple Earnings Preview: Will Its China Problem Continue?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has big trouble in Greater China. In early January, the company issued an updated forecast before its first-quarter earnings report, lowering its guidance by a whopping $5 billion. While the shortfall was the result of several factors, the greatest contributor to the decline was economic weakness in China. The company also faced currency headwinds due to a … Read more

Apple iOS 11.2.6 Has A Significant New Problem

Apple AAPL -0.96% Apple AAPL $179.98$-1.75(-0.96%) As of 03/14/2018, 06:00am EDT Apple iOS 11.2.6 Has A Significant New Problem Robots Are The Future Smart Assistants ’s iOS 11.2.6 problems continue. On the surface, this is a seemingly minor update but it has caused a spate of issues and the strangest and potentially most serious one has now been topped… A … Read more

Apple is losing staff by the dozen. But that’s not a problem

Dozens of high-ranking Apple staffers have departed the company for rivals this year, the latest of which is Tanya Ridd, head of Apple’s corporate PR in Europe, who last week ditched the iPhone maker for Snap.Ridd’s move follows a swathe of Apple employees running to Tesla, including Bas Ording, Apple UI designer; Chris Lattner, head developer … Read more

Population Control: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Bill Nye addresses a conference in New York City in 2015. (Credit: BD Engler, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Bill Nye offers an all-you-can-eat buffet of dystopia, but this rehash isn’t from yesterday or even yesteryear. More like yester-century. John Clark After all the hoopla surrounding Bill Nye’s comments regarding population control, I decided … Read more

A solution in search of a problem

“May I ask,” T.T. Krishnamachari queried in the Constituent Assembly on November 30, 1948, “who are the backward class of citizens?” The Assembly was faced with the task of determining who were the groups deserving special protections and privileges other than the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). TTK was quick to add, “It … Read more

Roku has an app problem, but it’s working on solutions

Roku’s streaming-media players have always stood out from the competition with a simple formula: Affordable hardware, plus an app selection unrivaled in its quality and diversity. But the platform’s app selection is deteriorating even as the company’s players become ever more affordable with the new Express, Premiere, and Ultra modelsannounced this week. MENTIONED IN THIS … Read more

The problem with the commodity bounce: ‘There’s no juice there’

After years of underperforming stocks, commodities are beating theS&P 500 this year, at least as measured by the Dow Jones Commodity Index. But some traders still advise staying far away from the commodity space. The recent move higher is “definitely a head fake,” Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management said Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” … Read more