iPhone 6s specs rumors: SiP processor reportedly in the works | BGR

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One of the most mysterious components of the Apple Watch, which Apple hasn’t really detailed on stage during either one of its media events in which the device was demoed, is the smartwatch’s brains. Dubbed the Apple S1, and referred to by Apple as a System in Package (SiP), the component includes the processor, memory, storage and other tiny but critical parts, and should be further explained once the device is launched and torn apart

Meanwhile, reports from China suggest Apple’s SiPs might be even more important for Apple in the future, as they might be used in next-gen iPhone.

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Apple Watch, new MacBook unveiled at Apple 2015 event – CBS News

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Last Updated Mar 9, 2015 3:05 PM EDT

The time has finally come for the Apple Watch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the wearable — the company’s first entirely new product line in five years — Monday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.

After talking about a number of other updates, Cook called Apple Watch “the most personal device we have ever created” and “the most advanced timepiece ever created.”

And it will be by far the most expensive smartwatch ever created — at least for the 18-karat solid gold version, which will be priced at $10,000.

The basic versions will cost $349, for the Sport, and between $549 and $1,049 for the midrange stainless steel model, depending on size and choice of watchband.

Preorders for Apple Watch begin April 10 and they will ship starting April 24.

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1 Number That Shows How Apple Inc.’s iPhone Crushed Google Android (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

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Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Android remains the most popular mobile OS worldwide, claiming 81.5% of the smartphone market in 2014, according to IDC. Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) iOS came in a distant second with a 14.8% share.

But when it comes to profitability, Apple claimed a whopping 89% of all smartphone profits worldwide in the fourth quarter, up from 70.5% a year ago, according to Strategy Analytics. Android’s percentage of profits plunged from 29.5% to 11%.

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Making Non-Profits More Tech-Savvy: GoodWeave Serves As An Example

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How (and why) should non-profits become more tech-savvy? GoodWeave offers an example of how a robust tech-based system can help an organization operate at scale.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi founded GoodWeave, a non-profit which inspects rug weavers in Afghanistan, India, and Nepal to ensure that factories are not employing child labor.  The organization works with 165 exporters, monitors nearly 3,500 factories and village “loom sheds” which adds up to almost 40,000 workers throughout South Asia.

So, how does a non-profit handle all that data?  The social sector has traditionally been slow adopters of technology; managing a regional supply chain so diverse and massive is a challenge, especially with just pen and paper — the most popular method.

Nina Smith, Executive Director of the US GoodWeave office in Washington, DC, agrees. “We’ve been slow to use technology in the field for a variety of reasons ranging from the fact that we work in places where internet access and technological expertise are lacking — to financial constraints.”

Internet.org just released a study this week that says only 40% of the world is connected to the Internet. The vast majority are still largely offline.  Working in rural areas with such limited access to the Internet means that local staff and workers are also new to the technology.

GoodWeave, adopted Filemaker, a subsidy of Apple, to manage its massive supply chain. When a factory is identified as free of child-labor, each rug is given a unique number– a code that is entered in its database and will help GoodWeave trace the rug back to that production facility.

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