WWDC press invites go out

Press invitations went out today for Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, (WWDC)! The keynote event will be on June 5 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

 

 

During the Keynote, it’s likely we’ll see the reveal of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS, and watchOS, as well as the possibility of some surprises, perhaps including a standalone Siri smart speaker.

 

If Apple keeps in line with previous years, you will be able to watch the Keynote on Apple.com or through your Apple TV.

 

 

Wave hello to the Echo Show!

Hey Alexa… show me what’s new!

 

Amazon just debuted a touchscreen Echo device called “Echo Show,” a speaker system that has all of the features of the Echo with a 7-inch touchscreen.

 

According to the company, users will be able to watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, check on security cameras, swipe through photos, view weather forecasts, connect to smart home products like Hue and Wink, make to-do and shopping lists, and, with the addition of a new video chat experience, make hands-free calls to friends who also have an Echo Show, or who use the Alexa smartphone app.

 

Additionally, a feature called “Drop In” lets users contact other Echo Show devices to do things like let someone know it’s time for dinner, or check in on a child’s nursery.

 

The Amazon Echo Show is available to pre-order right now in black and white for $229.99 and will begin shipping June 28. Those who purchase two Echo Show devices at once can save $100 off your order.

 

 

T-Mobile no longer offering 200MB free data with the purchase of an iPad

When T-Mobile first began offering cellular iPads in the fall of 2013, they included a plan that provided customers with 200MB of free LTE data each month for the entire life of the tablet.

 

As of May 7, 2017, Free Data for Life is no longer available for new activations. If you signed up for FDFL on or before May 6, 2017, you can keep it with your current tablet as long as you own and use your tablet with T-Mobile.

 

T-Mobile currently offers just one data plan, T-Mobile One, with unlimited data. T-Mobile One customers can add a tablet to their plans for $20 per month.

 
 

Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams have been named to TIME’s list of The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now

Behind Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook is 4th on Time’s list of the 20 most influential people in Tech right now. According to the magazine, Cook has a “nearly unmatched influence over the technology world” as head of the world’s most valuable company ($750 billion).

 

From the Sauce:

 

“As CEO of Apple, one of the world’s most valuable brands, Tim Cook has nearly unmatched influence over the technology world. Anything Apple does is bound to be copied by a seemingly endless number of rivals, meaning his choices will reverberate far beyond One Infinite Loop. Today, Apple is rumored to be experimenting with everything from advanced artificial intelligence to augmented reality and self-driving vehicles. Given Apple’s role as tastemaker extraordinaire, how Cook decides to move forward with any one of these projects will shape the future of the consumer technology landscape.”

 

Pretty snazzy write up, no?

 

Jeff Williams, as COO of Apple, ranked 17th for his “no small task” of overseeing Apple’s entire supply chain since 2010 as Cook’s second in command.

 

The rest of the list is as follows:

1 Elon Musk ( CEO, Tesla & SpaceX)

2 Jeff Bezos (CEO, Amazon)

3 Mark Zuckerberg ( CEO, Facebook)

4 Tim Cook (CEO, Apple)

5 Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google)

6 Evan Spiegel (Co-founder & CEO, Snap. Inc)

7 Mary Barra (CEO, General Motors)

8 Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)

9 Susan Wojcicki (CEO, YouTube)

10 Andrew Jassy (Amazon VP)

11 Ajit Pai (FCC Chairman)

12 Demis Hassabis, (cofounder and CEO of Google-owned A.I. firm DeepMind)

13 John Giannandrea (Head of Search, Google)

14 Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber)

15 Ginni Rometty (CEO, IBM)

16 Cheng Wei & Jean Liu (Didi Chuxing)

17 Jeff Williams (COO, Apple)

18 Anthony Levandowski (Key figure in  the future of the autonomous vehicle industry)

19 Del Harvey (Twitter’s head of Trust & Safety)

20 Terry Myerson (Microsoft)