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Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought. The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for allegedly downloading proprietary information and attempting […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Name your price for an education in professional photography [Deals]

Thanks to smartphones, we’re all photographers now. Not necessarily good photographers, but still, technology has made it so that taking pretty pictures is just a matter of ‘point and shoot’. Of course, if you want to make some money with your camera, you’ll need to upgrade your knowledge along with your gear. This massive bundle […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: Revolutionary MP3 format gets its name

July 14, 1995: The MP3 file format receives its official name as the new .bit file extension gets changed to .mp3. The technology allows compression of a standard CD .wav file to one-tenth its original size, courtesy of some smart algorithms. The format will revolutionize the music industry — and put Apple on the road to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Cult of Mac Magazine: Finally! New MacBook Pros, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple just updated its MacBook Pro line, ramping up performance and adding various advanced features. Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing VP, calls the new Apple laptops “the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made.” You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

These gadgets will give your car a tech overhaul [Deals]

The more you see something like a Tesla driving by, the easier it is to feel some auto envy. So we’ve rounded up some gear and gadgets that’ll help make your car a little more future ready. There’s a heads up display, super tough cables, an emergency multi-tool and more. Read on for more details: […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple R&D seems stingy in face of massive revenues

Apple spent a whopping $12.7 billion on research and development last year. And $51 billion since Tim Cook became CEO. But one analyst says that might not be enough. The company actually spends less on R&D as a percentage of the money it takes in than many of its competitors. About half as much. “While […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Learn to code on iOS with awesome perks — for a price

A Silicon Valley is offering wannabe coders the opportunity to get a free MacBook and free housing while taking their 30-week iOS coding course. Of course, there’s a bit of a catch with the offer. Lambda School CEO Austen Allred revealed his school’s amazing offer along with the stipulation that if you do find a […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

2018 MacBook Pro extends True Tone to external displays

The 2018 MacBook Pro models just released are the first with True Tone, adjusting the display to match ambient lighting. Even better, these new laptops can do the same trick on some external screens. True Tone can “automatically adapt [the] display to make colors appear consistent in different ambient lighting conditions,” according to Apple. The […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac