The 7 most disappointing features in iOS 13 (AAPL)

Apple on Thursday released iOS 13, the newest version of its iPhone operating system, to the public. iOS 13 has a ton of improvements and quality-of-life features that make using an iPhone much easier, or more pleasant. Unfortunately, not everything is an improvement, and Apple could have certainly done more with some of its changes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. iOS 13 is finally here. But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Apple’s latest operating system update for the iPhone brings some major improvements, like a system-wide Dark Mode, a handful of updates to Apple-made applications, a swipe-to-type keyboard, and more. Unfortunately, Apple also made some changes that… Read More

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Apple said it made improvements in the iPhone 11 to help keep its performance high even as the battery gets old (AAPL)

Apple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models have built-in power and battery management systems that will manage performance better than previous iPhones, the company said in a blog post. That means that even as its batteries inevitably degrade, the iPhone 11’s performance should stay stronger than in previous models, for longer. In other words, it should take longer for iPhone 11 owners to notice a significant dip in performance as their device ages. That, in turn, means it should be more reasonable for users to hang on to their devices for longer. Apple is being transparent about its performance and power management systems after the infamous controversy in… Read More

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Kanye West has made $150 million off his music and Yeezy merchandise this year alone. Here’s how the highest-paid hip-hop artist of 2019 made his fortune — and how he spends it.

Kanye West has surpassed Jay-Z to become the highest-paid hip-hop artist in the world, Forbes reported. West has brought in an estimated $150 million in 2019, which is almost double the approximately $81 million Jay-Z (a distant No. 2) brought in the same year. While West’s exact net worth is unknown, estimates range between $240 million and $1 billion. The majority of West’s fortune comes not from his music, but from his footwear and apparel brand, Yeezy, which is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales in 2019, according to Forbes. The hip-hop artist spends his millions on luxury cars; lavish gifts for his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their… Read More

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The UAW failed to organize Tesla and VW in the US and is now running a baffling strike against GM (GM, TSLA)

In the face of a good offer from General Motors, the United Auto Workers’ 50,000 members still went on strike last week. It’s the first GM strike since 2007 and the first major action against an automaker since 1982. The UAW insists that it is trying to get the best deal for its members, but GM had made numerous, significant concessions already. The union had been bristling for a strike since early 2019 and had backed itself into a corner, hence the walkout over what appears mainly to be a dispute about hiring temporary workers rather than problems with health care or profit-sharing. The UAW needed a big show, after… Read More

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Here’s what it takes to plan a New York Fashion Week show in 5 days, from creating the runway soundtrack to casting models and testing hairstyles

Hanako Maeda, fashion designer at the brand ADEAM, showed her Spring/Summer 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this September. While the collection took around six months to pull together, the logistics of this runway show took around five days from start to finish. We spent some pre-show time with the ADEAM team and talked with them about everything that went on in the five days leading up to and including the show this September. Maeda had her core team, but she also employed stylist Ada Kokosar, casting director Barbara Nicoli, hairdresser Laurent Philippon, and makeup artist Sada Ito to help her get the job done and turn runway… Read More

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Oracle customers and partners say that Larry Ellison may never achieve his dream of toppling Amazon, but the future of its cloud looks bright anyway (ORCL, AMZN, MSFT)

Oracle founder Larry Ellison sees the tech giant eventually beating Amazon in the cloud, given its tech arsenal and huge customer base. We talked to some customers and partners who believe Oracle could play a bigger role in the cloud, but faces an uphill fight against Amazon. “Oracle is late to the game,” one partner told Business Insider. “They’re playing catch up and it’s really, really hard to play catch up.” So while Oracle may never topple Amazon in the cloud infrastructure market, there’s still a silver lining for the database giant: Its cloud applications are growing fast, and it has a huge amount of existing customers who haven’t necessarily… Read More

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