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Apple retail chief departure, Apple's services ambitions, iOS 12.2 beta 2

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:39

Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company in April, when she’ll be replaced by longtime Apple employee Deirdre O’Brien. Join us as we discuss what this could mean for the future of Apple’s famed retail experience. We’ll also discuss whether we believe Apple will be able to win big with its push towards services, and we’ll chat about aspects of the iOS 12.2 beta 2 including new emoji and changes to privacy in Safari. As always, we look forward to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in episode 639 of the Macworld Podcast.

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Venezuela's dueling political movements each push elections

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:55

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-dominated congress on Tuesday said it will hold new elections as soon as possible within a year — once embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power.

Family Says They've Gone from Planning Wedding to Funeral After Crash

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:15

Two families are mourning the death of a 21-year-old man who was killed in a car crash.

Angela Ahrendts to step down as Apple retail chief in April

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:50

After five years of serving as Apple’s Senior Vice President of retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company. Apple announced the news today in a lengthy statement, but word had already spread across social media earlier following a tweet from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

Ahrendts will be replaced by Deirdre O’Brien, who will assume the title of Senior Vice President of Retail and People in April. O’Brien, who has been with Apple since 1988, will be in charge of both retail and human resources.

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The Latest: Family of slain mother and son heartbroken

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:22

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on investigation that shows a slain woman and child who remained unidentified for decades were mother and son (all times local):

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is Smart, Burly, and Can Tow up to 35,500 Pounds

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:04

Upgraded powertrains, a beefier chassis, new styling, and a host of high-tech features up Chevy's heavy-duty game.

How to Pay Less to Use an Airport Lounge

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:48

If you’re traveling by plane this spring, you could find the airports crowded with college kids on spring break. That might be enough to send you looking for a quiet zone while you wait to board ...

Kristoff St. John's death calls attention to risks facing suicide loss survivors

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:42

Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John's death highlights the risks that face survivors of suicide loss. His son Julian St. John died in 2014.

In east Syria, civilians escape IS but not death

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:19

Umra Abbas Ammour, 60, dreamt of safety as she and her family fled jihadists in eastern Syria, but hours after reaching US-backed forces her son, daughter and granddaughter were all dead. "We try to escape death then, when we go out, we find death in front of us," said Ammour, who hails from the Iraqi province of Anbar. Ammour is just one of several to say they were hit while attempting to flee into areas controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Yes, Ralph Northam should go. But where were the calls for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to resign?

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:06

A win is a win in politics. But racism is racism. That means some election wins, and some jobs desperately held onto, are immoral victories.

U.S. sends aid to Colombia-Venezuela border; Maduro rejects help

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:36

Two officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the aid will be staged at the main Colombian-Venezuelan border crossing at Cucuta. "I anticipate having perhaps a dozen locations all around Venezuela where such aid will be staged," the official said. The U.S. officials said trucks carrying the aid, including high-protein foods, would arrive in Cucuta this week at the request of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who last month declared himself to be the South American nation's interim president.

Sears, Kmart employees to bankruptcy judge: Don't let Sears 'be a pawn in Lampert's game'

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:14

A group of current and former employees of Sears Holdings exhorted a federal bankruptcy judge to force the retailer to make concessions.

Magnetic north pole leaves Canada, on fast new path

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:08

The position of the Earth's magnetic North Pole -- used in navigation systems such as smartphones -- is moving far faster than it has, sending scientists scrambling to put out a new model this week. The magnetic North is the point at which the planet's magnetic field points vertically down. The World Magnetic Model is critical to sea and military navigation -- as well as our ubiquitous smartphones.

Former Hacienda nurse accused of sexually assaulting, impregnating patient pleads not guilty

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:08

Nathan Sutherland pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and vulnerable-adult abuse Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

2020 Ford Super Duty Pickup Truck Preview

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:05

2020 Ford Super Duty Pickup Truck Gains More Powerful Engines The battle for heavy-duty pickup truck supremacy rages on, as each major competitor updates and redesigns their entries. Ford is the...

The Kavanaughing of Neomi Rao

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:25

If you were to design a perfect judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a laboratory, that judge would look like Neomi Rao. The D.C. Circuit, the nation’s second most important court, is the leading court in which administrative-law decisions are made and one that has exclusive jurisdiction over many federal regulatory agencies. As it happens, Rao currently serves as an extraordinarily effective head of the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), from which she spearheads the Trump administration’s approach to regulatory policy.

Trump's State of Union Promises Drama, Fresh Political Fireworks

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:56

The president will speak Tuesday evening to a House chamber full of Democrats jostling to challenge his re-election, with many female lawmakers planning to dress in suffragist white and his chief antagonist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seated at the dais behind him. The appearance will be shadowed by the threat of another government shutdown. Hanging over it all will be Robert Mueller’s investigation, which has so far resulted in indictments or guilty pleas from six Trump associates and has inched closer to the president with the recent indictment of longtime ally Roger Stone.

Dyson’s most powerful vacuum is down to its lowest price of 2019, today only

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:47

Dyson's cordless stick vacuums obviously get the most attention since they offer outstanding performance and power with a lightweight, portable design. But if you want real power and suction to clean up serious messes, you need a power cord. The Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum is Dyson's most powerful vacuum model, and it's on sale right now on Amazon for just $189.99 if you pick up a refurb. This is a one-day only deal though, so you'll have to be quick if you want to get in on the action. Here's what you need to know from the product page: * This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, includes all original accessories, and a 6 month Dyson limited warranty against original defects in materials & workmanship; warranty covers private household use in accordance with the owner's manual * Ball technology. Steers easily into difficult places * Self-adjusting cleaner head for all floor types; can perform on carpet and hard floor as well as creviced hard floor * Tools included: Tangle Free Turbine Tool for removing pet hair from furniture, multi-angle tool, stair tool, and combination tool * Bagless with HEPA filtration * Instant release wand for high reach cleaning * Weight 17.56 lbs. ;Suction Power 245 AW; Bin Volume 0.55 gallons; Cord Length 35 ft. ;Maximum Reach 51.7 ft.


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