For today's Black Friday there is of course a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. The Apple and tech news, which caught my eye in calendar week 48 of 2019, are part of an exciting weekend: Black Friday, 1st Advent and Cyber Monday - at least nothing is going on on Saturday ... unless , the Christmas markets are opening for you;) Anyway, the following is about these topics, among other things: ARD media library as a streaming service, Amazon Alexa with emotions, Twitter and inactive accounts, Apple Pay for credit cards from the Sparkasse, high Demand for the AirPods Pro and a few more.
Chapter in this post:
- 1 Black Friday 2019 - Deals and promotions at a glance
- 2 Twitter rows back when deleting inactive accounts
- 3 ARD media library is to become a streaming provider
- 4 Amazon Alexa should be able to represent different moods via voices
- 5 Apple Pay for credit cards is coming soon for Sparkasse customers
- 6 iFixit shows what's inside the iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case
- 7 Jony Ive is officially no longer part of the Apple management team
- 8 Apple increases production of Apple AirPods Pro
- 9 Similar posts
Black Friday 2019 - Deals and promotions at a glance
I promise, this paragraph is my last attempt (in 2019) to get you to buy a Black Friday bargain via my affiliate links: D A summary of deals, discounts, voucher codes and other promotions at Amazon, Cyberport, MacTrade, Skylum and other shops, individual technology manufacturers and software developers I have summarized you in this post. I've updated it once or twice since yesterday's release. So just have a look, maybe you will actually find something that you can use - possibly as a Christmas present;)
Twitter rows back when deleting inactive accounts
Twitter recently announced that it would delete user accounts that had not been used for more than six months. However, resistance arose, as the social media company does not yet offer a way to memorialize the accounts and content of the deceased. Such as 9to5Mac berichtet, Twitter will only delete inactive accounts if there is an alternative to remembering deceased family members, friends and colleagues. Twitter clearly admitted via tweet that it had not considered this when announcing the deletion of accounts. The tweet thread about it you can find here.
ARD media library is to become a streaming provider
Among other things, app dangers points in a current Entry indicates that the ARD media library will be updated and become a full-fledged streaming service. Volker Herres, the ARD program director, is quoted as saying: "We are experiencing a situation of upheaval in the digital world that is completely changing media offers and media use". It is good that this is seen by the public service providers and included in the considerations for their own online presence. For the complete conversion of the offer, internal changes in terms of responsibility and management are also necessary, according to the linked source.
Amazon Alexa should be able to represent different moods via voices
Like app dangers reported here, the shipping giant Amazon is planning to give its voice assistant a few emotions. The feature is initially only available in the USA, where Alexa should be happy, excited, disappointed or empathetic, depending on the information and request. The feature is to be used, among other things, when announcing sports results. A more emotional tone can also be used when reading the news. It is not yet clear whether and when the function will also come to Germany. Appgefahren indicates the. For an English source with audio samples Amazon's developer site out.
Apple Pay for credit cards is coming soon for Sparkasse customers
In the app description of "Sparkasse your mobile branch" in the Apple App Store after the update to version 5.4.0 there is a notice that Apple Pay will be implemented soon. "The savings banks will introduce Apple Pay for credit cards in 2019. With the start of this service, a new menu item “Apple Pay” will be activated at all participating savings banks“Is the wording. In addition, Apple Pay is listed in the previous functions of the app. MasterCard and Visa cards are to be supported this year. The Sparkasse debit card is also intended for use.
iFixit shows what's inside the iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case
A slightly different teardown than usual is the current "X-Ray teardown" of the iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case from Apple. You can find this on the iFixit website. I became aware of this through a Entry by MacRumors. The X-ray images shown not only show the Lightning connection to the iPhone 11, the two battery parts and the coil for wireless charging using Qi technology. You can also see the shadowy wiring of the camera button as well as the same and the chips for the electronic control of all functions of the smart case.
Jony Ive is officially no longer part of the Apple leadership team
It has been known since June that designer Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive, who has been working for Apple since the 1990s, is leaving Apple. I have z. B. in the Sir Apfelot newsreel for week 26 shown. How now different sources point out, I've no longer been in that official listing of Apple's leaders listed. I've left Apple to run my own business outside of the Cupertino tech giant. However, it is said that there will still be collaborations in the future.
Apple increases production of Apple AirPods Pro
Demand for Apple's new AirPods Pro in-ear earbuds is obviously much higher than expected. This is reported by Bloomberg, among others at this point. On the US side of Apple, for example, there is currently a waiting period of two to three weeks for orders for the new wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. If you want to read through a German source on the subject, you can go to the iPhone ticker drop by. There it is mentioned that the contract manufacturer Luxshare, which produces the AirPods Pro for Apple, is to deliver two million units a month. This is based on reports from a Nikkei publication.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.