Green Indian energy, Irish urge shortage, SensoMotoric, Tuniversity, Boom 3D discount


Apple has bought German company SensoMotoric Instruments which has developed eye-tracking tech.Have fun with that one, Jony Ive!

Apple’s Tim Cook says Indian operations to use all-green energy within 6 months — More details have emerged from Sunday’s encounter between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which Cook reportedly revealed he expects Apple’s Indian operations to run entirely off renewable energy by the end of 2017.

Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy — Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple’s Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

Apple buys German eye tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments — Apple has entered into an agreement to purchase German company SensoMotoric Instruments, a company noted for hardware and software for eye tracking sensors, useful for augmented reality. The company’s hardware is currently used for augmented reality applications, early autism detection in children, brain mapping and neurology, vision science, psychology, physical training and more.

Apple unveils Tuniversity music ed initiative — Apple has unveiled Tuniversity, a new music education initiative that centres around books created with iBooks Author. The first book involves the song Happy by Pharrell William. The US$4.99/NZ$7.99 book, available only via the iBookStore, allows students to discover how the song came to be, from first inspiration through recording without learning music theory. You can sign up to be notified of more titles in this series.

Boom 3D sound enhancer — Today’s TMO deal is Boom 3D for Mac. It’s an app that enhances the audio from your Mac’s built-in speakers through a system-wide volume booster and equalizer. The app helps your Mac speakers simulate 3D sound, improves overall audio levels, includes several equalizer presets for different listening scenarios. Boom 3D for the Mac is regularly priced at US$16.99, but with our deal you get 41% off so it’s only $9.99.

 

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