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For the tenth year in a row, Apple has become the world's most admired company. The ranking was created by Fortune, it is based on feedback from 3,800 reliable analysts, industry experts, executives and other specialists. Such firms as Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway, and Disney follow Apple in the list.
Apple has become the fourth most innovative company of the world, according to the rating published by Fast Company. The business media points out that the company develops both hardware and software. This creates a unique experience for users, who remain loyal to the brand.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple is constantly increasing the amount of money spent on research and development. This means that the company looks for new technologies and ways of making its products better.
Apple is losing its status of the best company to work for. In the annual “Best Places to Work” ranking the tech giant slipped to the 36th place. In 2015, Apple was on 25th place and the year before – on the 22nd. The ranking is based on the poll conducted among the employees by a research firm Glassdoor.
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that Apple is planning to refresh its Mac product line. As an answer to the email received from one customer, Cook gave all Apple fans and tech reporters a vague confirmation of the upcoming refresh of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro lineups later this year.
A growing number of those iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users who used the latest version of Pangu jailbreak are reporting that the app gets unauthorized access to their Facebook, PayPal as well as credit and debit account details. While the Pangu team is trustworthy and very unlikely to steal user’s personal data, its Chinese partners who most likely had access to the tool or its ways of distribution might have used it for stealing sensitive data.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi replied to the user named Caleb about whether the iPhone battery life improves when you regularly close apps on your device or not. Originally it was a question to Apple CEO Tim Cook, but Mr. Federighi explained in a short form that this move will not help at all.
A major conflict between Apple and the FBI about privacy problems and encryption has been widely reviewed in media recently and is still going on in court. Probably, every significant figure in technology world and among politics has already spoken in defense of Apple or the FBI.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, the company that specializes in virtual reality technology said that Apple should make a more powerful computer, if it wants to deal with VR.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.
According to the latest report shared by Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian, accessing Facebook from the Safari browser instead of the dedicated application can increase the battery life of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus by up to 15%. Such conclusion is based on the research and testing of the Facebook app performed by the reporter.
With the release of iOS 9, a wide number of users have begun complaining about the battery drain issue while using the Facebook app. Finally, Facebook representatives have started explaining the reason for the problem and improving the functionality of the application to make it less energy-consuming.
As the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus begin to appear in the stores across the world, more and more popular applications gain the support of new features added to these handsets. In particular, the Facebook app has been just updated with the support of Apple’s 3D Touch technology. The most-recent version allows iPhone users to Take Photo/Video, Upload Photo/Video and Write Post simply by pressing the app icon.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm Interbrand, Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world. The first place in the annual rating has been occupied by the Cupertino company since 2013, when Apple surpassed a long-time leader, Coca-Cola, and took the lead. As noted by the experts, Apple value is now equal to $170.27 billion. That’s an increase of $51.4 billion or as many as 43% in comparison with the last year’s results.