Apple says new Mac Pros and iMacs are coming
In short, Apple did something it has never done before - assemble a panel of reporters for an on-the-record talk in which it acknowledged design errors and missteps with the current Mac Pro, pre-announced a new Mac Pro accompanied by a new pro display that won't ship this year, and admitted that it needs to communicate better with its pro users.
Apple this week disclosed to a number of outlets, including John Gruber of Daring Fireball, that the company has not forgotten about its demographic of small but influential pro users. No USB-C, no Thunderbolt 3 (and so no support for the LG UltraFine 5K display).
And Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has emerged as a threat for the creative professional users who traditionally bought Macs, with its new Surface Studio all-in-one PC.
Zika causes birth defects in one in 10 pregnancies - US study
CDC experts published their findings today in a Vital Signs report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR ). Overall, 51 of the 972 women, or about 5 percent, had a baby with birth defects related to the virus.
Ralph Lauren to cut jobs, close flagship Fifth Avenue Polo store
And that is in addition to the $180 to $220 million they expect to save from the cuts they made previous year . The retailer will be streamlining its organization and closing offices and stores.
Rob Gronkowski's WrestleMania involvement was reportedly approved by his National Football League team
Hopefully he's got all the wrestling out of his system, and will just focus on catching touchdowns going forward. He re-entered the ring to body bump the victorious Mojo and then slapped Mojo's chest a couple of times.
Apple's refreshed Mac Pro offerings are now listed for sale via the Apple online storefront, however the top-tier octa-core model is, at least for the time being, listed as "currently unavailable". The little cylindrical desktop powerhouse hasn't gotten an update in more than three years, but Apple confirmed that a new one is coming in 2018.
If you haven't been following John Gruber, and you're a fan of Apple's products, you should definitely do so and read the rest of his post. Last year, Chrome OS devices outsold Macs in the U.S. Although a typical MacBook customer isn't likely to switch to a Chromebook, the rise of Google's still young platform highlights the stagnation of Apple's aging ecosystem. It largely wasn't well-received. The Mac Pro, why it has taken Apple so long to update it, and Apple's commitment to the professional market. No exact dates have been set for the product releases. And it's a break that's made more notable by the fact that Apple didn't simply disclose its plans through a brief statement or an offhand remark from an exec, but went into detail about them during a meeting with tech journalists and bloggers. Apple says the Mac is still a $25 billion business on its own, and its second-biggest segment overall. In addition, they'll be releasing a new external display - something it had previously opted out of.
"The current Mac Pro, as we've said a few times, was constrained thermally and it restricted our ability to upgrade it", he said. "What we didn't appreciate completely at the time was how we had so tailored that design to a specific vision that in the future we would find ourselves a bit boxed in - into a circular shape". That is the 6-core and dual GPU and the $3999, 8-core and dual GPU model is now out of stock. You can also spend $3,999 and get a Mac Pro with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, dual D700 GPUs and 16GB of RAM.
Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana
Governor Scott said, "In Florida, we know how quickly weather can change and the damage it can cause if we are not prepared". The higher probabilities of severe storms still exist across central and especially south Alabama (south of Birmingham).
PM May calls for investigation into reported Syria chemical attack
At least 200 more have been reportedly injured as a result of "poisonous gas" released via airstrike at 6:30AM local time. France's foreign minister condemned the "atrocious act" and both France and Britain called for an emergency U.N.
Arsenal v West Ham United preview
We can't expect to have more possession than them even if we would love it, but we need to be good in defence as a team. West Ham , who are now 14th and have failed to register a league win since early February, visit Arsenal on Wednesday.
Law Enforcement: Be Prepared to pay up for Texting and Driving
Texting and driving is more than just personally risky. "Don't just accept it because everyone else is doing it". According to a media release, if you get caught using your cell phone while driving you will be fined $162.
'Iron Fist' Not As Bad as Critics First Take
Late last week, Inverse published an interview Roy Thomas, co-creator with Gil Kane of the comic book character Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist is not that Netflix series for which fans was waiting for, the series has dissapoint many of Netflix fans.
Apple wants to sell customers a 'premium' TV bundle (AAPL)
According to Apple's media boss, Eddy Cue, the conventional TV networks are not providing the concessions being asked for. AT&T, Sony, and Dish all sell internet TV packages, and Hulu and Google have announced plans to sell their own.
Priyanka Chopra's latest addiction has a Salman Khan connection
The 34-year old actress has been voted as the world's second most attractive woman in a poll conducted by website Buzznet . Priyanka Chopra has become the second most handsome woman in the world, according to a poll run by website Buzznet.
LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers
Despite playing 47 minutes, Turner only got 8 shots up, making 3 of them. "It was a heavyweight bout", said Nate McMillan. We're family and got each other's back always". "We've got to focus on the present and that's what we're going to do".
Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live
Police say the alleged attacker faces a charge of aggravated criminal sexual assault and other juvenile felony charges. Earlier versions of this story gave incorrect dates for when the girl disappeared and was located .
Ford Recalling 53000 Trucks That Can Roll Away While Parked
Ford says the recall applies to the 2017 F-250 truck, with 53,000 vehicles affected, all sold in the United States and Canada. Affected vehicles include 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusions and 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.
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