Apple T2 chip in iMac Pro takes control of boot, security, FaceTime camera functions previously managed by CPU

Apple’s new T2 chip in the iMac Pro is far more than a refinement of the family of sub-processors that launched in the 2016 MacBook Pro, with expanded responsibility encompassing FaceTime camera image quality, drive security, and total control over the boot process.
Source: macinsider

Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac — the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen’s Action — which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company’s flagship Opera store in Paris.
Source: macinsider

As Apple acquires Shazam to deepen music knowledge, Microsoft's Cortana loses ability to recognize songs

The shutdown of Microsoft’s Groove Music service has eliminated music recognition capabilities in the software giant’s Cortana personal assistant, giving Apple’s Siri — and its tight integration with Shazam — a leg up on the competition.
Source: macinsider

Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows Apple's A11 chip with machine learning features

Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple’s A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
Source: macinsider

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