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Apple Spent $60 bn Supporting More Than 450,000 Jobs in US

In a letter to investors, Cook had acknowledged that the revenue shortfall in its guidance was partly due to China's trade tensions with the US. The slowdown in the Chinese economy also impacted its revenue, he said.

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

Apple spent $60 billion last year with 9,000 American component suppliers and companies, an increase of more than 10 per cent from the year before — supporting more than 450,000 jobs.

“Since 2011, the total number of jobs created and supported by Apple in the US has more than tripled — from almost 600,000 to 2 million across all 50 states,” the company said in a statement as it readied to announce the results of its first quarter of fiscal 2019 on Tuesday.

Just over a year ago, component manufacturer Finisar was awarded $390 million from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

To expand production of a critical part of the “TrueDepth” camera system, introduced with iPhone X, Finisar turned an unoccupied building in Sherman, Texas into a bustling operation full of people who will supply that future business, said Apple.

Since 2011, the total number of jobs created and supported by Apple in the US has more than tripled — from almost 600,000 to 2 million across all 50 states, the company informed.

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

Apple on January 2 revised down its expected revenues from $89 billion to $84 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Apple shares fell after it lowered its revenue estimate and President Donald Trump said he was not bothered about the tech giant’s concerns.

Trump said that China was the biggest beneficiary of Apple, more than the US “because they build their product mostly in China”.

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“I told (Apple CEO) Tim Cook, who’s a friend of mine, who I like a lot, make your product in the US,” the President had said.

In a letter to investors, Cook had acknowledged that the revenue shortfall in its guidance was partly due to China’s trade tensions with the US. The slowdown in the Chinese economy also impacted its revenue, he said. (IANS)

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Apple Users can Now Report Accidents, Traffic on Google Maps

Currently, it is available in English in the US and Japanese in Japan for Google Maps on Android and iOS. The feature is for visually-impaired people

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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

Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents — like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.

The same features proved to be popular among Android users, which is why Google has decided to bring it to iOS as well.

“First, we’re adding the ability for people to report crashes, speed traps and traffic slowdowns right from their iPhone. This feature has been one of our most popular on Android, and we’re excited to expand it to iOS,” Sandra Tseng Product Manager, said Google Maps said on Thursday in a statement.

The search engine giant has also expanded four new types of road hazards that can be reported through its incident feature.

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Google is also testing video reviews as part of its ‘Local Guides programme. (Representative image). Pixabay

“We’re introducing the ability to report four new types of incidents-construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles, and objects on the road (like debris)-so you can quickly know if you’ll encounter one of these potential obstructions on your ride, and plan accordingly. To report an incident, simply tap on the + sign and then on ‘Add a report’,” Tseng added.

Both features start rolling out globally this week.

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Recently, Google Maps has announced new improvements that would help people with vision impairment to navigate more easily. It offers more detailed voice guidance and new types of verbal announcements for walking trips.

Currently, it is available in English in the US and Japanese in Japan for Google Maps on Android and iOS. The feature is for visually-impaired people. (IANS)