Tim Cook sits with Bloomberg, talks about Apple, tariffs and Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Bloomberg, some of which can be seen in the video at the top of the story. During his chat, Cook mentioned that Apple Music now has 50 million subscribers, both paid and trial. The streaming music service, which offers a three month free trial to new members, had 48 million users last month with 40 million paying for it. Still within Apple’s crosshairs is the largest music streamer, Spotify, which has 75 million paying members. The executive also said that Apple will be more involved in streaming television shows and movies. He noted that …


Bloomberg: Several tech firms looking at producing AR glasses met with suppliers at CES 2018

Even though Google Glass struck out as a major consumer product, many analysts and tech company executives believe that AR glasses will be the next hot device to capture the public’s attention. Some even believe that the connected headset will become bigger than the smartphone, a pronouncement that seems hard to imagine right now. But as major tech companies begin to map out their future plans for AR glasses, several met with suppliers at CES in Las Vegas this past week according to Bloomberg.

The report says that Apple, Facebook and Google met with representatives of companies that build …

Bloomberg: Apple is prepping a dedicated AI processor

According to a source familiar with Apple’s plans, the company is designing an artificial intelligence-focused chip that would concentrate on functions that would normally requite human intelligence. This includes facial and speech recognition. Apple feels pressured to regain the advantage it once had in this space when it surprised everyone with the inclusion of personal assistant Siri. That took place on October 4th, 2011 with the release of the Apple iPhone 4s.. Since then, not only have companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft caught up with Apple’s technology, many are well ahead.

Apple …