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Apple to Empower Over 90,000 US Girls in Coding

Apple Music would also feature visionary women in the music industry with highly-curated playlists and editorial packages

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with “Girls Who Code”, a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US.

“Using the ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum, 90,000 girls and ‘Girls Who Code’ club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple’s easy to learn programming language, Swift, (with which) hundreds of thousands of apps are built,” the iPhone-maker announced in a blog-post on Thursday.

Headed by Reshma Saujani, an American lawyer of Indian origin, the “Girls Who Code” is working to close the gender employment difference in technology aiming to change the image of what a programmer looks like.

The organisation supports and encourages women participation in the field of technology and computer science.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

“Women have earned the opportunity to have our ideas shape the future. We’re excited to support ‘Girls Who Code’ as they empower girls to be the developers and tech innovators of tomorrow,” said Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple.

As part of the programme, visitors are allowed to attend over 60 sessions of the “Made By Women” series, led by artists, musicians, photographers, app developers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

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Marking the International Women’s Day that falls on March 8, the App Store would daily highlight an app founded, developed or led by women.

Apple Music would also feature visionary women in the music industry with highly-curated playlists and editorial packages. (IANS)

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Apple Releases New Version of its Professional Music Production Software

Apple said that Logic Pro X 10.4.5 has been made available starting Friday as a free update for all existing users

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple on Friday released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with optimisations that take advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro.

Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, allowing pro music producers and film composers to work through demanding music projects with ease, Apple said.

With the new Mac Pro, Logic can now run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins compared to the previous generation Mac Pro.

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FILE – Apple’s App Store app is seen in Baltimore, MD., March 19, 2018. VOA

The new version of the music production software increases the available track and channel count for all users, now supporting up to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, providing four times the number of available tracks for productions.

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Apple said that Logic Pro X 10.4.5 has been made available starting Friday as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for Rs 15,500 for new customers. (IANS)