Wired’s Gadget Lab blog reports that Jobs said developers have earned more than $2 billion from app sales and Apple generated $9.5 billion in iPad revenue. Apple also designed a Smart Cover for the tablet ($39 for polyurethane or $69 for leather), which attaches with a self-aligning magnetic hinge and folds back to form a pedestal to prop up the iPad. iPad 2 models are available with AT&T or Verizon networks. Pricing is similar to the previous version: $499 for the 16GB wi-fi model, $599 for the 32GB, and $699 for the 64GB. Add the 3G and pricing jumps to $629, $729 and $829. The Verizon wi-fi/3G model will be available only in the U.S. The iPad 2 is scheduled to ship March 11. Apple simultaneously announced that Random House is making its full catalog of 17,000 ebooks available in the iBookstore, which, says the company, now offers content from 2,500 publishers. Apple unveiled the iPad 2 today. As a host of new tablet devices are making their way into the market, Apple needed to make a significant jump ahead in performance and functionality. Key upgrades include a 33 percent thinner design that makes the new tablet 15 percent lighter while keeping the same screen size. Customers can choose between black or white versions. The device ships with Apple’s dual-core A5 processor and the company’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 4.3. CPU speed is reportedly 2 times faster and graphics are rendered up to 9 times faster.According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the company has sold more than 15 million iPads so far, and the iPad 2 has taken on more interactive characteristics. The device has front and rear cameras, allowing traditional camera functionality along with the ability to use Apple’s video chat feature, FaceTime.iMovie and GarageBand apps, at $4.99 each, launched along with the new tablet, which allow users more media recording and editing capabilities-pushing the device into a content creation realm, not just a passive reading/watching experience. In a press event held today, Jobs pointed out that there are now more than 350,000 apps available with more than 65,000 that are native to the iPad.
Amazon Japan apparently isn’t directly selling Huawei’s products anymore. Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images The Amazon Japan store became the latest entity to ice out Huawei by removing all its products from direct sale, a Nikkei report said Friday.Despite the end of direct sales, Amazon Japan customers can still buy Huawei phones, tablets and PCs through third-party sellers in the online marketplace, Nikkei noted.The Chinese company’s devices were listed as out of stock for direct sale in the wake of the US blacklisting Huawei last week. President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the company from doing business with US companies or governments based on national security concerns over Huawei’s close ties with the Chinese government.In the US, Microsoft also reportedly removed Huawei MateBook laptops from its online store.Neither Amazon nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.First published at 5:53 a.m. PT.Update, 6:23 a.m.: Adds more detail. $60 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 7 4:59 Post a comment Amazon Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $299 at Amazon $210 at Best Buy HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 $520 at HP Turo Comments Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Read Google Home Hub review What is going on between Huawei and the US? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Amazon See at Turo See It Mobile Tablets Computers Phones Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $59 at eBay DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Boost Mobile See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy See It $155 at Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read the AirPods review Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tags Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview $6 at Tidal Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sprint Apple iPhone XS An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 0 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags Share your voice $999 See it Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Now playing: Watch this:
Prabhas in SaahoPR HandoutThe trailer of Saaho, one of the most awaited films in the recent times, has been unveiled by the makers and it is mind blowing. Directed by Sujeeth Reddy, this spy thriller features Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead roles.Prabhas plays an undercover agent in this film and Shraddha plays a cop from Crime Branch. The trailer begins with a narration, which reveals that Rs 2000 crore have been robbed in Mumbai, and police department is ashamed of themselves as they couldn’t get caught of the master minds behind the robbery. Shraddha Kapoor’s first looks from SaahoTwitterA gang of gangsters, the hard core villains like Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and others are in search of a ‘black box’ which has the key to a locker which has a worth of billion dollars. PR HandoutThe background music of the film has been composed by Ghibran and it is definitely one of the best BGMs in the recent times. Ghibran has doen really good work and kudos to the makers for the patience they have in the making of the film.The film is made under a budget of Rs 350 crores and even more. The visuals and VFX in the trailer are visual extravaganza and delight to the eyes. The production quality is pretty much high and the makers have left no stone unturned in making it big and best.The trailer shows that Murali Sharma and Vennela Kishore are also playing cops in this film and they play a key role in the whole operation. The film has the romance between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor and they look good together on screen.Last but not the least, Prabhas looks stunning and dashing. In short, he looks like a Macho and stole the show.
Our Correspondent Delhi’s mango lovers can look forward to another fascinating display of mangoes, as Delhi Tourism is hosting the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri which begins on July 3.The festival will be inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi in the presence of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi and Kapil Mishra, Minister for Law, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages and Water, Govt. of Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’From the orchards of Saharanpur, where the first festival was organized, the annual event was shifted to Talkatora Indoor Stadium in 1991, and then to Dilli Haat, Pitampura in 2010, and subsequently to Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.With the passage of time, the festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers across the country including Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of mangoes. These traditional growers of mangoes have attained expertise over generations excelling in research and propagation of this fruit. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt has been observed that Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes and Delhi’s summer is equally incomplete without the Mango Festival. Over 500 varieties will be on display at the festival. The various types of mangoes on display will include Langra, Chausa,
Kolkata: The city witnessed two separate road accidents on Sunday morning that could have turned fatal had they taken place in the rush hours.It was around 4.40 am when a private car hit a light post on Southern Avenue. Though there was no report of any injury, the police took the car to the police station. The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the car had lost control and the vehicle hit the light post. The front portion of the vehicle was damaged. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe driver of the car had, however, managed to escape from the place soon after the accident. The police are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the accident. The investigating officers are also trying to find out whether the driver was in an inebriated state. Another accident took place near Zoological Garden at Alipore in which a car moved onto the pavement after the driver suddenly fell ill. According to the police, it was a narrow escape from a major accident as the car moved onto the pavement that remains congested in the rush hours. The car was headed towards Vidyasagar Setu from Chetla side. There were two persons sitting on the rear seats of the car. They found that the driver was feeling unwell and soon he lost control on the vehicle and it went up onto the pavement. The passengers sprinkled water on the driver’s face and he was finally taken to hospital in another car.
Let’s be honest: HR is a pain. Especially at growing companies, there’s an almost endless number of forms to fill out, regulations to parse and roles to fill.That mess of administrative work is why HR management outsourcing is on the rise. When there are sales to make and products to build, leaders simply don’t have time to deal with arcane laws and health insurance issues. With that said, many young companies can’t afford to hire HR partners. Founders in those circumstances may be stuck processing payroll themselves, but they can lean on technology for one of the most tedious areas of HR: benefits administration.If your team wants new-age benefits like office pool tables — or hairy, traditional ones like health insurance — you’ll have to handle those yourself. But there are plenty of other perks they can manage straight from their smartphones:1. PTOManually tracking paid time off might work when you’ve got one or two workers, but it’s a headache and a half across an entire team. Not only do leaders not have time to answer questions like “How much time off do I have left?” but they risk PTO overlaps that result in staffing shortages.Although managers still need to approve PTO requests submitted through automated systems, tools like BambooHR let employees make requests via email and their mobile devices. BambooHR also offers a Who’s Out Calendar, which shows at a glance which team members are scheduled for time off when. Best of all, BambooHR can be customized to accommodate policies like unlimited PTO, location- or department-specific accrual rates and paternity leave.Related: I Was a Skeptic, Now I am Convinced Unlimited PTO Is Good for Business2. Student loan repaymentCollectively, Americans hold nearly $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, averaging more than $37,000 per borrower. To attract new grads burdened by debt, companies are offering repayment benefits. But because of the sensitivity of financial data, employees aren’t always comfortable sharing their student loan details. On top of that, every borrower’s debt is structured differently, which makes an across-the-board benefit difficult to administer.To simplify debt repayment, FutureFuel.io’s mobile app aggregates loans into a dashboard that integrates with popular HR platforms. Employers can make monthly payments toward team members’ debts, and employees themselves can round up payments directly from their paychecks. And in some cases, FutureFuel.io’s refinancing marketplace means both you and your indebted grads can save thousands of dollars on interest across the lifetime of a loan.Related: Why You Should Care About Student Loan Debt3. Wellness coachingStudies show mixed results on the effectiveness of employee wellness programs, but employers clearly see enough value to continue offering them. What employers don’t find valuable about wellness programs, unfortunately, is the amount of time it takes to administer them. Who has time to host a fitness challenge or a seminar on healthy eating when they’ve got a company to grow?Instead of trying to lead a wellness program yourself, set workers up with a platform like CoreHealth. The companion MyWellApp offers an activity log, a step counter and updates on company-specific challenges. Users receive educational content that offers tips on everything from stretching to cooking methods. They can also access partner services, such as smoking cessation programs and life skills coaching, discreetly and without a referral from their healthcare provider.Related: Eight Strategies to Improve Workplace Wellness4. Identity theft protectionAlthough U.S. data breaches declined modestly last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the reported number of exposed consumer records more than doubled. Sooner or later, one of those records will belong to a member of your team. When that happens, you don’t want to be dragged into the process of helping an employee regain control of all his or her breached accounts.To help team members manage their own identities, providers like Identity Force have started offering the service as an employee benefit. Identity Force’s mobile app provides a feed of alerts to notify users when their bank accounts, credit cards, email addresses, medical records and even social media profiles are compromised.When it comes to employee benefits, there’s not always an app for that. But when benefits providers do offer self-service systems, take advantage of them. More flexibility for your team, and more time for you: That’s the bottom line of app-based benefits. 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 17, 2019 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now