Technology

macOS Sierra Now Available as a Free Update

Siri Comes to Mac with All-New Capabilities for the Desktop CUPERTINO — September 20, 2016 — Apple® today announced that macOS™ Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri® to the Mac® with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone® and iPad®, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop. Features like Universal Clipboard, iCloud® Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay® on the web help your Mac work even better with other Apple devices. And Photos gets an update…

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Samsung Expands Smartwatch Portfolio with Gear S3

Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Gear S3, a striking and innovative smartwatch that further solidifies Samsung’s leadership in the wearables category. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watchmaking, the Gear S3 combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, including IP68 water resistance, mobile payments*, LTE connectivity* and built-in GPS, making it the ideal addition to any watch collection. Samsung Gear S3 is available in two bold designs to suit different users’ lifestyles: frontier and classic. Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with an enduring style that blends form…


Watch Live as NASA Astronaut, Two Crewmates Return to Earth

Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday, Sept. 6. NASA Television will provide coverage of their departure from the orbital outpost and return home, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 6. Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft from the space station at 5:51 p.m. and land in Kazakhstan at 9:14 p.m. (7:14 a.m. Kazakhstan time Sept. 7.) Together, the Expedition 48 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in…


AppRiver Offering Digital Disaster Preparedness to Businesses

Gulf Breeze, FL – August 26, 2016 — Bad weather can create a perfect storm for business. With Invest 99—predicted to become Tropical Storm Hermine—threatening the Southeastern United States, AppRiver has once again activated its free Digital Disaster Preparedness Service (DDPS). First made available in 2005, DDPS is a service designed to prevent businesses from losing email in the event of a mail server outage. It is offered at no charge to organizations facing imminent natural disasters such as a hurricane or flooding. “With our US headquarters in Northwest Florida, we’re no strangers to nature’s fury,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO…


Apple Music Festival to Light Up London

Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance the Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975 Headline Festival’s 10th Anniversary LONDON ― August 25, 2016 ― Apple® today announced the Apple Music® Festival will return to London’s legendary Roundhouse this September for a 10th anniversary celebration of live music, curated exclusively by Apple Music for fans around the world. The full lineup was announced today by Julie Adenuga, the London voice of Beats 1®, an Apple Music radio station that celebrates…


NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA’s GOES-R November Launch

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4. GOES-R will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 5:40 p.m. EDT. Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at Cape Canaveral and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, adjacent to Cape Canaveral. Credentialing deadlines are as follows: International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, for access to Cape Canaveral…


YouTube Now The #1 Brand Among U.S. Kids 6-12

For the First Time, a Content Provider Tops List NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2016 — Move over, Oreo, Disney, McDonald’s and other iconic kid and family brands, YouTube tops this year’s list of Kids’ Most Loved Brands. According to the 2016 Brand Love® study, released by youth research firm Smarty Pants, YouTube is up from #7 in 2015, a rise heavily driven by tweens ages 9-12, and tween boys, in particular. While streaming video services like Netflix remain popular with kids, YouTube has become the go-to portal for 6-12’s seeking an endless supply of short-form videos. The brand fits perfectly…


Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Silicon Valley

Using technology to create a community to fight blindness around the world MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 — Orbis, the international nonprofit that unites the world to fight blindness has brought its new Flying Eye Hospital to Silicon Valley. As the world’s only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard an MD-10 aircraft, this unique aircraft brings state of the art technology, training and teaching tools to local healthcare teams so that they can win the fight in their communities. The third-generation Flying Eye Hospital features 3D technology and live broadcast capabilities enabling Orbis, with their expert Volunteer Faculty, to train…


Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Services Revenue Grows 19% as App Store Hits All-Time Record CUPERTINO, California –  July 26, 2016 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $49.6 billion and net income of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are…


Amazon Announces Amazon Video Direct, Giving Video Providers a Self-Service Program

Creators and storytellers from around the world can now make their videos available to customers as part of Prime Video and earn royalties based on hours streamed Videos can also be made available to rent or own, to view free with ads, or packaged together and offered as an add-on subscription Customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Japan now have access to new movies, TV shows, docu-series and music videos from content creators The Amazon Video Direct Stars program also launches today, giving video providers the opportunity to earn a monthly bonus based on customer engagement…