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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 Unveils New AirPods Designed to Deliver More Talk Time

With this feature one would be able to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions while keeping their hands in pockets

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

Introducing its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple on Wednesday launched new AirPods designed to deliver more talk time.

The new AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new wireless charging case.

Apple said the AirPods with standard charging case will be available for Rs 14,900 and those with wireless charging case for Rs 18,900.

They will be available to order through Apple authorised resellers later this spring, the company said.

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Powered by Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, the new AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” – meaning users could invoke the assistant without touching the earbud.

With this feature one would be able to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions while keeping their hands in pockets.

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“The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. (IANS)