Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation have come together to raise $12 million for the launch of America’s Food Fund, which will support Americans facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative is hosted by social fundraising platform GoFundMe, and the proceeds will go to both the World Central Kitchen (WCK) and to Feeding America, whose goals are to feed children who rely on school lunch programs, low-income families, the elderly, and those who have been put out of work due to COVID-19.Oprah Winfrey also committed to donating $1 million to the Fund, and $10 million overall “to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up,” she said in a tweet Thursday.Also Read: Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songwriter, Dies at 52 of COVID-19Earlier this week, Winfrey sat down with Chef José Andrés and Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, to discuss the Fund for “Oprah Talks COVID-19” on Apple TV+.“In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need. I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support,” said DiCaprio.“We are in the midst of a national emergency, and it is vital we prioritize the most urgent needs, said Laurene Powell Jobs. “With millions losing their jobs and programs like school lunches in jeopardy, making sure Americans aren’t going hungry is of the utmost urgency. America’s Food Fund supports excellent programs that are prepared to aid in the crisis now.”Also Read: Watch NBC News Reporter's Touching Reunion With Her Young Son After 49-Day Coronavirus Coverage (Video)“On behalf of Feeding America, I would like to thank Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Tim Cook for their generosity and support, which will help our network of food banks provide food and other resources to communities impacted by this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 37 million people in this country did not have consistent access to nutritious meals – including 11 million children and 5.5 million seniors. These numbers are quickly rising, and it is critical that we rally together as a nation to support our neighbors during this time of great need.”“In times of need, a plate of food is both vital nourishment and a message of hope from the community, that we care and we’re here to make sure that tomorrow, things will be better,” said José Andrés. “Now more than ever – for our frontline heroes, our most vulnerable neighbors, and our out-of-work restaurant workers – WCK is prepared to make sure that food is part of the solution.”“No one can be well if they’re not well-fed, and we can only overcome this crisis if we make sure that every person has the essentials that they need to care for themselves, their families and the vulnerable people in their lives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “World Central Kitchen and Feeding America do heroic work, and if there is any lesson in this time that we must spend apart, it’s that we are stronger and more resilient when we support one another.”Read original story Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple Donate $12 Million to Launch America’s Food Fund At TheWrap
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Apple has not publicly disclosed why it canceled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker,” but it did so less than a week after producer Bernard Garrett, who is also the son of the film’s subject (portrayed by Anthony Mackie), was publicly accused of sexual assault by one of his half-sisters.And on Wednesday night, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Garrett had been accused of sexual assault by both of his half-sisters.“The Banker” was originally scheduled to premiere as the closing film of the 2019 AFI Festival in Los Angeles, but the screening was abruptly canceled Wednesday afternoon. Apple did not disclose the reason for doing so, saying in a statement only that “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”Also Read: Apple Nixes 'The Banker' AFI Festival Premiere Over New 'Concerns' About Fact-Based FilmBut the move came just five days after Garrett Jr.’s half-sister, Cynthia Garrett, tweeted that the film “LIES TO HIDE THE PRODUCER WHO SEXUALLY MOLESTED MY SISTER AND I FOR YEARS THEN STOLE MY MOMS LIFE STORY WITH OUR DAD.” And according to THR, Cynthia and her sister, Sheila Garrett, told Apple approximately a week ago that Garrett Jr. molested them over a period of several years in the early 1970s, when they were little girls.The sisters spoke to THR, and said that the film misrepresented the timeline of real-life events so that they and their mother were left out of the story entirely. “This entire project is poisoned. It’s the fruit of crime, lies and deception,” Cynthia Garret told THR.Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Cynthia Garrett also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Romulus Entertainment, which co-produced the film, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Attempts to contact Bernard Garrett Jr. were unsuccessful.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The drama starring Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.George Nolfi directs the drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Canceled ‘The Banker’ Premiere After Producer Accused of Sexual Assault by Sisters At TheWrap
Apple has cancelled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker” as the closing night film of the AFI Fest this Thursday over new “concerns” the company now has regarding the film.“We purchased ‘The Banker’ earlier this year as we were moved by the film’s entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy,” an Apple representative told TheWrap in a statement. “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”The drama starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The closing night gala on Thursday will now be a screening of “Marriage Story.”“We support Apple’s decision to postpone the premiere of ‘The Banker.’ Fortunately our partners at Netflix have generously allowed us to screen their critically acclaimed ‘Marriage Story’ to close out AFI Fest at the TCL Chines Theatre,” an AFI Fest spokesperson said in a statement.“The Banker” is one of three original films Apple dated for theatrical release among its acquisitions for its new Apple TV+ streaming service, the others being the teen drama “Hala” and the nature documentary “The Elephant Queen.” “The Banker” was meant to debut in theaters on Dec. 6 followed by a 2020 debut on Apple TV+, but as of yet its theatrical release nor its debut date have been put on hold by Apple.George Nolfi directs the fact-based drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Nixes ‘The Banker’ AFI Festival Premiere Over New ‘Concerns’ About Fact-Based Film At TheWrap
Don't worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn't vanished... in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop "as soon as" November 13th (that's tomorrow, if you're reading soon enough). The apparent leak doesn't share more about the design. It would still stuff a 16-inch display into a system roughly the size of today's 15-inch model, and would ditch the notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard. However, the insiders claim the new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model, and would be available this week. You might not have to worry about Apple using this as an opportunity for a price hike.
Apple has unveiled its new AirPods Pro - the most expensive to date within the AirPods range - retailing at $379. The new model now features active noise cancellation and hands-free access to Siri.
Dark mode is a key feature on iOS 13, but can it really extend your iPhone's battery life? If it's an OLED model, the answer seems to be a firm yes, according to tests done by PhoneBuff. They used robotic devices to perform identical tasks on two iPhone XS test devices, one in light and one in dark mode. That included watching a YouTube video, using Twitter, navigating with Google Maps and chatting on the Messages app.
Apple's Powerbeats Pro are one of our favorite true-wireless earbuds, and for a limited time, they're on sale for $50 off ($199). That's a great deal considering that they're the best-sounding Beats headphones yet, and they're near the top end of the true wireless spectrum price-wise.
We break out some of the latest iPhone 11 cases out there in the market you should invest right now.
SINGAPORE — Finally it’s here; Hermès reveals their new Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 watch straps as part of their partnership with Apple. READ MORE:Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to retail at S$1,149, S$1,649 and S$1,799 respectivelyApple Unveils the Latest Apple WatchApple cuts prices, ramps up services as iPhone 11 launchesApple’s iPhone 11 lineup is worth it for the camera aloneThere are two types of designs to look forward to: Dark Art and Della Cavalleria. In the Dark Art series, the dial of Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 is entirely in black, as are the strap and buckle.The time is revealed by the interplay of light and shadow that accompanies the hands. For Della Cavalleria, we observed three monochrome colours (encre, étain,and brique) and printed leathers.Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 will be available to order on hermes.com and apple.com from today, with availability in selected Hermès and Apple stores from 20 September onwards.
SINGAPORE — Apple has announced that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available starting at S$1,149, S$1,649 and S$1,799.
Apple fixed a vulnerability that temporarily allowed hackers to jailbreak iPhones. The bug was first fixed in iOS 12.3 but reintroduced in iOS 12.4. Hackers discovered the flaw earlier this month and shared a free public jailbreak just for the fun of it. Today, Apple released iOS 12.4.1, which should take care of the vulnerability once and for all.
The titanium Apple Card looks slick (with the sound to match), but you may need to treat it gingerly if you expect it to look as pristine as the day you got it. Apple has posted a cleaning guide for the physical credit card that warns against storing it against leather and denim, lest they cause discoloration that "will not wash off." Yes, that's right -- you could end up with a nasty-looking card simply by putting it in your usual wallet or pants pocket. Many leather wallets have linings, and plastic cards have their own issues, but this suggests it's more delicate than some would like.
SINGAPORE — In celebration of World Emoji Day (17 July), Apple is giving us a sneak peek of new emoji coming your way, bringing a mix of diversity alongside popular categories of food, animals, activities and smiley faces.
The powerbanks' packaging had these words which seem to take a dig at Apple's new smartphones' battery capacity: "Here's a powerbank. You'll need it. Courtesy of Huawei."
It seems that iPhone fans in Singapore are determined to get their hands on the latest iPhone models, despite the sky-high prices.
Though a transaction had been made, and money changed hands, one iTunes user has found that that didn't mean he owned the movies he thought he did.
Check out thes queue for the iPhone X at Apple Orchard Road store. An 'official queue' started at around 7pm on Thursday (2 Nov) for the new iPhone X, which is released on Friday (3 Nov) Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
Hundreds lined up outside Apple stores around the world in hopes of being among the first few to get their hands on the new iPhone X on Friday (3 November).In Singapore, the queue for the new iPhone started overnight, with crowds spotted outside the Apple Store in Orchard Road by 10pm on Thursday evening.The 5.8-inch smartphone features a full screen display and uses a Face ID system for unlocking the phone. It has a retail price starting at $1,648 in Singapore.
After Apple unveiled its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus earlier this month, fans have been eager to get their hands on the new smartphones. On Friday morning (22 September), those in Singapore got to do just that. In the morning, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore saw about 50 people in queue outside Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall C for the launch of the new mobile devices organised by local telco Singtel.