Apple is working to speed up repairs of its bad MacBook keyboards
- Apple’s attempt to expedite the keyboard repair process is just the latest development in the ongoing saga of the much-maligned butterfly keyboards that are found on all modern Mac laptops.
- The keys are vulnerable to sudden failure and unpredictable behavior if dust or outside debris makes its way into the mechanism.
- Apple has a repair program in place for MacBooks with the butterfly-style keyboard that might be out of warranty, and the company recently apologized for the fact that “a small number” of customers continue to experience problems even with its most recent products.
- Speeding up repairs is a nice customer service move — especially for machines that are otherwise excellent products.
- But there are still plenty of people who’ve been holding off on upgrading their Apple laptops until the company finally introduces a totally redesigned keyboard without any of this reliability baggage.
Here's what to expect when P&G reports earnings before the market opens
- Procter & Gamble is expected to report earnings before the bell on Tuesday.
- P&G is coming off a strong fiscal second quarter in which its bet on raising prices paid off, helping to drive sales past investors' expectations.
- Analysts this quarter are expecting modest sales growth of half-a-percent.
- The consumer giant has performed particularly strongly in its beauty products, health care and fabric and home care segments.
- It's had continued struggles, though, in its grooming business, which includes its Gillette brand.
- A top concern for investors will likely be P&G's bottom line.
- All consumer products giants have been feeling the pressure as commodity costs have risen.
- They will also be looking to see if shoppers will continue to pay for P&G's products at now elevated prices.
New Huawei P30 Pro Found to Be Querying Servers in China
- TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A brand new Huawei P30 Pro smartphone has been found to be sending queries and possibly data to Chinese government servers, without the user having signed up for any Huawei services, reported OCWorkbench.
- The Facebook page ExploitWareLabs at 5:32 p.m. on Sunday uploaded a post which included a list of DNS (Domain Name System) queries being delivered behind the scenes from a new Huawei P30 Pro. A DNS query (also known as a DNS request) is a demand for information sent from a user's computer (DNS client) to a DNS server.
- According to ExploitWareLabs, all of these queries were sent to Chinese government-run servers despite the fact that the user had not configured the phone for any Huawei services, such as Huawei ID or any Hi services.
Amazon Quits China Market – Another U.S. E-Commerce Giant Failing in China
- The company will keep running other business sections in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations.
- Amazon has been developing gently in China, after it acquired Joyo.com, a Chinese online shopping website in 2004.
- Slowly but gradually, Amazon China has been pivoting its focus from general e-commerce services to cross-border operations.
- In February, Amazon China and NetEase Kaola, a Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform, are negotiating to merge their overseas purchase business.
- According to iiMedia,cn, the business in China gained initial development from 2010 to 2013, when buying agents targeting C2C and Little Red Book, or Xiaohongshu in Chinese, a user-generated content platform for discovering new lifestyle products started to emerge.
- Kaola maintained its lead with 27.1 percent share in the international retail market in 2018, with its high reputation and large user base, which were built on cost-effective, high-quality and trustworthy products.
I'm a R&D Developer. Ask me anything!
- I recently got promoted within my company from a Full Stack Developer to R&D Developer.
- As an R&D developer I spend a lot of my time researching new technologies and creating proof of concepts for software products.
- I think you just need to have an interest in using new technology and being able to quickly assert if it is worth continuing or to move onto the next thing.
- In terms of pros and cons, the best thing is being able to work outside of the main product roadmap as well as testing and trying out techology I probably wouldn't have used otherwise.
- Once a proof of concept has been created and it has been agreed to progress with it, I then hand it off to the product development team while I move onto the next thing.
Storage Vendors Race to Share in the Google Next '19 Spotlight
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- Elastifile, a file storage vendor focused on the cloud, announced Elastifile Container File System for Kubernetes (EKFS).
- EKFS is designed to work with GKE On-Prem, which helps organizations run container workloads on premises.
- Cohesity, a hyperconverged secondary storage vendor, announced Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud, a SaaS backup and recovery solution for applications running on Google Cloud.
- Finally, Robin.io, whose software-defined, application-aware storage solution is built for Kubernetes, has announced that it has developed a standardized API for data management capabilities required for running data-centric workloads in GKE.
- Called Anthos Storage API, it allows for application-level snapshotting, backup and cloud portability specifically for running stateful workloads in GKE.
Ten Years Together: Celebrating a Decade of Customer Innovation with Cisco UCS
- I’ve asked UCS and HyperFlex customers this question over the last decade, and I’ve simply been amazed by what they’ve built.
- From this fundamental realization that there had to be a better way – and that customers shouldn’t have to engineer their own computing systems – the slate was wiped clean and the Cisco Unified Computing System was born in March of 2009.
- But if you ever ask me what Cisco is building in computing, I’ll point first to a community built of like-minded lunatics, builders, inventors and friends all driven by a passion for operational excellence and elegance born of simplicity.
- Ask our customers what they’re building today and you’ll understand how exciting and rapid the changes are in our industry right now.
- There has never been a better year to come to Cisco Live if you’re a UCS or HyperFlex customer.