Apple UK – Apple Crosstech http://applecrosstech.com/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:37:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://applecrosstech.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/apple-crosstech-icon-150x150.png Apple UK – Apple Crosstech http://applecrosstech.com/ 32 32 Esso posts £151m profit amid regulatory concerns over pump prices | Oil https://applecrosstech.com/esso-posts-151m-profit-amid-regulatory-concerns-over-pump-prices-oil/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/esso-posts-151m-profit-amid-regulatory-concerns-over-pump-prices-oil/

The owner of Britain’s biggest oil refinery has bounced back in the dark in a post-pandemic recovery as Britain’s competition watchdog examines refining profits.

Esso Petroleum Company (EPC), owner of the Fawley refinery near Southampton, posted pre-tax profits of £151million for 2021, compared with losses of £379million a year earlier.

The Covid outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the oil industry as demand dried up as drivers were forced to stay home.

However, the government has asked the Competition and Markets Authority to review the fuel sector amid concerns over soaring prices at the pump earlier this year, caused in part by the war in Ukraine. . The watchdog then expressed concerns on the margins made by the refineries.

Revenue from EPC, which ultimately belongs to the American oil supermajor ExxonMobilrose from £4.2 billion in 2020 to £6.3 billion in 2021. In 2019, pre-pandemic, EPC made a pre-tax profit of £149 million on revenue of £7.5 billion.

Fawley produces around 270,000 barrels of oil a day, supplying around 20% of the UK’s total refining capacity.

In its latest accounts, EPC directors said: “Revenue was significantly higher due to the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, driving up both volumes and prices.”

However, it is understood that an £800m plan to upgrade Fawley, which was first announced in 2019, has been postponed and remains under consideration. The work, which was to support 1,000 construction jobs, involved increasing the site’s existing production and building a hydrogen plant.

EPC said it issued £250 million worth of shares to its parent company, ExxonMobil UK, “to provide additional cash to fund future operations” last year.

The company also owns Esso’s fuel distribution business at the terminals and the 1,200 Esso-branded forecourts, 197 of which are company-owned. Last year it cut 220 jobs as part of a “workforce reduction programme”.

Earlier this year, the government introduced the Downstream Oil Resilience Bill, aimed at giving ministers the power to ensure continuity of supply. There have been concerns over the financial health of some of the UK’s big six refineries and hitting on the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on world oil markets. Panic buying at the pump last year also shed light on the UK’s fuel distribution network.

EPC said its emissions fell from 2.52 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2020 to 2.63m in 2021.

Workers at the Fawley factory were forced to evacuate last week after an “operational incident”. Few details have been released and an investigation by health and safety management is ongoing. There are no casualties.

Last month ExxonMobilwhich is valued at around $470 billion, reported quarterly profit of nearly $20 billionnearly matching the revenue of tech giant Apple.

Separately on Monday, the OPEC cartel lowered its forecast for global oil demand this year for the fifth time since April.

He said demand in 2022 would increase by 2.55 million barrels per day (bpd), or 2.6%, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in a monthly report, down 100,000 bpd from compared to previous forecasts.

The oil cartel, which angered US President Joe Biden with a recent reduction in production targets, said global oil demand could be weaker due to high inflation, rising interest rates and China’s strict ‘zero Covid-19 policy’ .

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Amazon, Apple, Tesla and other big winners from Thursday by Benzinga https://applecrosstech.com/amazon-apple-tesla-and-other-big-winners-from-thursday-by-benzinga/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:40:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/amazon-apple-tesla-and-other-big-winners-from-thursday-by-benzinga/

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Benzinga – US stocks closed higher on Thursday as the Jones jumped more than 1,200 points. Here is the list of some big stocks recording gains in the previous session.

  • Digital Turbine, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPS) shares jumped 60.9% to close at $17.33 after reporting upbeat second-quarter results.
  • Paymentus Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) gained 32% to close at $11.68 after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales results.
  • YETI Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YETI) rose 31.6% to close at $39.92 after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales and EPS results.
  • Just Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) jumped 31.1% to $581.78 after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and EPS results.
  • Ring Central, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) climbed 30.1% to close at $36.90 after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales and EPS results.
  • 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) gained 29.8% to close at $8.76. 2U recently announced better than expected third quarter sales results.
  • Surgery Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGRY) climbed 29.6% to close at $28.89. Surgery Partners recently posted third-quarter adjusted EPS of ($0.02).
  • Unity Software Inc. (NYSE:U) gained 29.4% to close at $27.82 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 sales results and released Q4 and FY22 sales guidance above estimates.
  • Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) climbed 28% to close at $36.80.
  • Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ:RUN) gained 27.4% to close at $30.79.
  • Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX) gained 27% to settle at $20.11. CryoPort recently reported Q3 EPS and sales results below expectations.
  • GitLab Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLB) gained 25.6% to settle at $42.99.
  • Coupa Software Embedded (NASDAQ: COUP) gained 24.9% to close at $52.66.
  • Cloudflare (NYSE:), Inc. (NYSE: NET) rose 24.9% to close at $47.27.
  • 10x Genomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXG) rose 24.4% to close at $37.82.
  • Affirm Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFRM) jumped 23.9% to close at $14.99.
  • Fisker Inc. (NYSE:FSR) gained 22.9% to settle at $8.00.
  • Coupang, Inc. (NYSE:CPNG) rose 22.6% to close at $19.97 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 EPS results.
  • Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT) gained 22.6% to close at $28.33. Kornit Digital recently released Q3 Adjusted EPS of ($0.21).
  • Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE:BROS) jumped 22.4% to $35.72 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 revenue and EPS results and released revenue guidance for fiscal year 22 above analysts’ estimates.
  • Bill.com Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BILL) rose 20.9% to close at $120.14.
  • Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX) gained 20.4% to settle at $83.69 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 EPS results.
  • NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) jumped 20.2% to close at $201.62 after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter EPS and adjusted sales results. The company raised non-GAAP EPS guidance and announced a new $250 million share buyback program.
  • CAE Inc. (NYSE:CAE) rose 20.2% to close at $21.35 after the Q2 result.
  • Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:), Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) gained 20.1% to close at $14.20 after the company reported third-quarter results.
  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: FOCS) jumped 19.8% to close at $39.51.
  • Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY) gained 19.9% ​​to close at $38.34.
  • Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NYSE:NOVA) rose 19.7% to settle at $23.03.
  • Sun Power Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) jumped 19.6% to settle at $22.90. Swiss credit (SIX:) upgraded SunPower from Underperform to Neutral and lowered the price target from $21 to $17.
  • Farfetch Limited (NYSE: FTCH) gained 19.6% to settle at $8.65.
  • The Trade Office, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) gained 19.1% to close at $47.51. The Trade Desk reported better than expected EPS and Q3 sales.
  • SproutSocial, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPT) jumped 19.1% to settle at $64.30.
  • Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) gained 18.2% to close at $36.51.
  • Rivian Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIVN) gained 17.4% to close at $32.96 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 EPS results.
  • Warby Parker Inc. (NYSE: WRBY) gained 14.9% to close at $15.20 after strong quarterly selling.
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:), Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) climbed 12.2% to $96.63 as stocks gained after weaker than expected October inflation figures.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:NASDAQ:) jumped 8.9% to close at $146.87. Apple has hired a startup founder and former Meta Platforms executive Facebook (NASDAQ:) to lead its information systems group after departures in that department, Bloomberg reported.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:NASDAQ:) rose 8.2% to close at $242.98.
  • Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA (NASDAQ:)) rose 7.4% to settle at $190.72. The stock traded higher in sympathy with major indices rising on key economic data from the United States, which showed slowing inflation and rising unemployment insurance claims. This alleviated some concerns about high inflation and a tight labor market.

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As Apple invests in sports, Netflix tried to secure streaming rights and an entire surf league https://applecrosstech.com/as-apple-invests-in-sports-netflix-tried-to-secure-streaming-rights-and-an-entire-surf-league/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 19:08:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/as-apple-invests-in-sports-netflix-tried-to-secure-streaming-rights-and-an-entire-surf-league/

The Wall Street Journal has an interest exclusive on how Netflix tried to score points in the vast world of sports streaming, much like Apple. So far, we’ve seen Apple stream a full Major League Baseball season from Friday night gamesand the company bought a decade of football streaming rights, which begins next year. Plus, Apple TV+ already competes with the old DVD rental service on original shows and movies.

Meanwhile, Netflix has been looking for inexpensive ways to diversify its own catalog with streaming sports. The Journal reports that Netflix considered bidding or made an offer on specific sports streaming rights in Europe:

The company recently made a bid for the streaming rights to the ATP Tennis Tour for select European countries, including France and the UK, but backed out, one of the people said. He also discussed bids for a range of other events, including UK rights to the Women’s Tennis Association and cycling competitions, the people said.

What’s even more intriguing is the possibility of a subscription video service outright buying a sports league. This is apparently what Netflix attempted to do with surfing:

Late last year, the company was in talks to buy the World Surf League, but talks broke down because the two organizations couldn’t reach an agreement on a price, people familiar with said. the potential deal.

The Journal goes on to explain how sports streaming could create new opportunities for Netflix:

Some Netflix executives believe that given the size of its platform, Netflix could turn lesser-known sports like surfing into big franchises and create new tournaments or sporting events, the people said.

This strategy has sort of played out for Formula 1 racing before. The Netflix documentary series Drive to Survive has certainly increased interest in the sport of racing.

Unfortunately for Netflix, it’s Disney’s ESPN that benefits the most as it outbids Netflix for Formula 1 streaming. Clearly, some folks at Netflix still see an opportunity for other sports.

Apple, of course, still hasn’t been ruled out as the company that wins the streaming rights to NFL Sunday Ticket in the United States. The package is estimated at $3 billion a year, and Apple competed with Amazon and Disney for the deal. Separately, Apple TV+ includes sports documentaries and scripted series in its catalog. Ted Lasso’s success might even be a driving factor in Apple’s investment in Major League Soccer.

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NY Governor Hochul is slammed by MSNBC’s woke anchor for NYC’s out-of-control crime spree https://applecrosstech.com/ny-governor-hochul-is-slammed-by-msnbcs-woke-anchor-for-nycs-out-of-control-crime-spree/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 22:50:05 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/ny-governor-hochul-is-slammed-by-msnbcs-woke-anchor-for-nycs-out-of-control-crime-spree/

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has come under fire for rising crime in New York on what would traditionally be media-friendly: MSNBC.

But ‘The 11th Hour’ insider Stephanie Ruhle interrupted Hochul’s interview to cut to the chase, telling him bluntly, “We don’t feel safe.”

‘Here’s the problem. We don’t feel safe,” Ruhle said. “You may be working very closely with Mayor Adams, you may have spent a lot of money, but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is locked because of shoplifters.

“I don’t go on the subway. People don’t feel safe in this city. So you might have done those things. But right now we are not feeling well. We’re afraid to be San Francisco?

Governor Kathy Hochul has come under fire for perceived rising crime in New York on what would traditionally be friendly territory: MSNBC

'Here's the problem.  We don't feel safe, you may be working very closely with Mayor Adams, you may have spent a lot of money but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is locked because of shoplifters ', said presenter Stephanie Ruhle

‘Here’s the problem. We don’t feel safe, you may be working very closely with Mayor Adams, you may have spent a lot of money but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is locked because of shoplifters ‘, said presenter Stephanie Ruhle

“We will never be San Francisco,” Hochul retorted. She said “most heinous” crimes, meaning homicides, and shootings were actually down from the same time last year.

Hochul added that she was taking steps to address rising crime in other categories, but Ruhle was unhappy.

“It doesn’t matter what happens in other cities or other states. The reason people don’t feel safe in New York is the reason they start saying, Kathy Hochul can be the right governor, right? No matter what happens in Pennsylvania or San Francisco, you need to get the votes of New Yorkers. And safety is a priority for us.

The suspect was taken out of a Manhattan neighborhood on Thursday night after the alleged attack

The suspect was taken out of a Manhattan neighborhood on Thursday night after the alleged attack

Pictured: 29-year-old homeless Carl Phanor was taken into custody for the rape of a 43-year-old jogger in the West Village on Thursday

Pictured: 29-year-old homeless Carl Phanor was taken into custody for the rape of a 43-year-old jogger in the West Village on Thursday

In the latest shocking incident, a woman was jogging near Pier 45 near West and Christopher Streets in the West Village at around 5:30 a.m. earlier this week when 29-year-old Carl Phanor grabbed her from behind and choked her until she passed. out.

Phanor, who has 25 backgrounds and is wanted for at least two other sex crimes, then stripped off her clothes, raped her and fled on a CitiBike with her headphones, cellphone and wallet.

The shaken victim was spotted by another jogger and first responders took her to a nearby hospital.

Phanor is also wanted for an attempted rape in October and the sexual assault of another Pier 40 long jogger in March.

He was arrested at the Port Authority Bus Terminal after police found him using the latest victim’s credit cards at a Midtown Target, buying Red Bull for $39.

Crime continues to plague the Big Apple, with violent offenses up nearly 30%

Crime continues to plague the Big Apple, with violent offenses up nearly 30%

It also comes as crimes in the city's subways are now up 41% from a year ago, with murders in particular hitting their highest rate in 25 years, with nine reported this year alone.

It also comes as crimes in the city’s subways are now up 41% from a year ago, with murders in particular hitting their highest rate in 25 years, with nine reported this year alone.

Crime in the Big Apple has increased since Hochul became state governor in 2021.

Critics say the surge is driven by repeat offenders being released under the state’s lax bail reform laws in 2019.

The issue of crime may well be the difference between whether Hochul wins Tuesday’s election. She is now neck and neck with Long Island GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin.

“In Kathy Hochul’s New York, law-abiding New Yorkers are forced to live in fear. In January, in Lee Zeldin’s New York, the criminals will be the ones forced to live in fear,’ Zeldin tweeted. ‘Election day is in 5 days. It’s time to take back our streets.

US Representative and New York Governor hopeful Lee Zeldin has slammed Governor Kathy Hochul for the latest rape incident and rising crime in the Big Apple

US Representative and New York Governor hopeful Lee Zeldin has slammed Governor Kathy Hochul for the latest rape incident and rising crime in the Big Apple

Violent crime is up nearly 30% from last year.

Since the start of the year, police have reported 1,384 rape cases in the city, up nearly 11% from the same period last year.

Criminal assaults are also up nearly 14%, with 21,767 cases reported so far this year, and robberies are up more than 32% from a year ago.

There have been 102,914 serious offenses reported year-to-date, compared to 78,892 in the same period of 2021, the latest NYPD data shows.

Although the number of shooting victims and murders is apparently on the decline, the overall increase in violent crime has prompted the city to send its elite officers to “high volume” crime areas.

20 precincts will get extra cops to deal with rising crime, which is up 30% citywide this year

20 precincts will get extra cops to deal with rising crime, which is up 30% citywide this year

The NYPD's Strategic Response Group is an elite unit deployed against violent crime and protests

The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group is an elite unit deployed against violent crime and protests

Deployment plans for the strategic response group, which has come under fire for its handling of BLM protests, are detailed in a police memo which also lists 20 precincts that will receive additional officers to deal with skyrocketing crime .

They include eight neighborhoods in the Bronx, six in Manhattan, three in Brooklyn, and three in Queens, Job reported.

The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group is an elite unit that is deployed to areas facing increasing crime.

The unit, which is made up of “highly trained personnel and specialist equipment”, is also proficient in crowd control and can be deployed for major events, including parades and demonstrations.

It also deals with “shootings, bank robberies, missing persons, protests or other significant incidents,” the NYPD says.

The city’s transit system appears to be bearing the brunt of rising crime, with around 1,865 reports so far in 2022, a 41.7% spike from last year.

Mayor Eric Adams has repeatedly claimed that there is only a ‘perception’ that crime is out of control on the subway – even though he and Governor Hochul has spent millions of taxpayer dollars improving policing and monitoring the system.

Under pressure from a crackdown on subway crime, Adams said he would beef up the transit system with more police and additional security measures.

The new initiative, Adams said, will add an additional 1,200 shifts, or 10,000 more hours per day, to improve system security.

The plan came on top of the original subway safety plan by Adam, a $97 billion venture that has since grown to a $100 billion project after being implemented by the new mayor of the city. time in February.

The plan saw an additional 1,000 officers deployed in the subway to stop the already rampant violence, as well as teams of health workers in the city’s complex underground network to quell crime.

Two people have been killed by being pushed onto rails this year, with 25 cases in total so far

Two people have been killed by being pushed onto rails this year, with 25 cases in total so far

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Former employee admits defrauding Apple of $17 million https://applecrosstech.com/former-employee-admits-defrauding-apple-of-17-million/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 23:32:42 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/former-employee-admits-defrauding-apple-of-17-million/

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Apple employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday to defrauding the tech giant of more than $17 million over seven years, federal prosecutors said.

In a written plea agreement, Dhirendra Prasad described schemes he implemented while working as a buyer for Apple’s global services supply chain, the US attorney’s office said.

Prasad admitted that the fraud involved “receiving bribes, inflating invoices, stealing parts and charging Apple for items and services never received,” prosecutors said in a statement.

For a scheme, prosecutors said Prasad arranged for the Apple components to be shipped to an outside vendor’s warehouse, where they were reconditioned and eventually sold back to Apple.

“Prasad admitted that these schemes continued through 2018 and ultimately resulted in a loss to Apple of over $17 million,” the statement said.

Prosecutors said Prasad, 52, pleaded guilty to multiple counts, including conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

He could face more than 20 years in prison when sentenced next March.

Two of his co-conspirators, outside vendors who did business with Apple, were charged in separate federal cases.

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Tech & Science Daily podcast: Spotify says Apple is “stifling competition” https://applecrosstech.com/tech-science-daily-podcast-spotify-says-apple-is-stifling-competition/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 13:25:19 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/tech-science-daily-podcast-spotify-says-apple-is-stifling-competition/
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More anti-competitive criticism has been leveled at Apple.

Spotify accused them of “stifling competition”. The music streamer has called out the tech giant for its 30% audiobook commissions and rules that make the process of buying an audiobook on Spotify “far too complicated and confusing”.

There has also been a backlash over their recent changes to their rules on NFT-powered apps.

In other Apple news, the company has confirmed that the iPhone is getting USB-C, but they don’t seem to be too happy with it.

In an interview, Apple marketing manager Greg Joswiak said “obviously we’ll have to comply” with the new EU rules while criticizing them for the e-waste implications and inconvenience to customers.

Discovering the secret communications of more than 50 marine animals could rewrite what we know about evolution.

Research suggests that all vertebrates that breathe through their noses and use sound to communicate descend from a single ancestor 400 million years ago.

Google and Microsoft hit by slowing advertising, report finds climate change threatens global health, and EE launches monthly cybersecurity packages.

Plus, scientists discover six new species of rain frog in Ecuador, a mummified boy buried in an unmarked grave 400 years ago is identified, and TikTok’s favorite emu, Emmanuel, could be something of a drama queen.

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We put healthy snacks to the test – from apple crisps to protein pancakes https://applecrosstech.com/we-put-healthy-snacks-to-the-test-from-apple-crisps-to-protein-pancakes/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/we-put-healthy-snacks-to-the-test-from-apple-crisps-to-protein-pancakes/

DURING the Covid lockdowns, many people started having ‘healthy snacks’ – and it’s a habit many have continued ever since.

But an extra 240 kcal per day over the course of a year could result in weight gain of around one stone.

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An extra 240 kcal per day over the course of a year could lead to weight gain of around one stoneCredit: Getty

So if you’re going to snack, you need to make sure you know exactly what you’re snacking on.

Jane Atkinson puts three healthy snacks to the test.

CHIPS

Scrapples are apple crisps for children, while Spare is the adult equivalent.  They are made from fruit with surface imperfections and contain no added sugar, salt, fat or oil.

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Scrapples are apple crisps for children, while Spare is the adult equivalent. They are made from fruit with surface imperfections and contain no added sugar, salt, fat or oil.

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY start-up Spare Snacks has developed a low-calorie treat that counts as one of your five a day.

Scrapples are apple crisps for children, while Spare is the adult equivalent. They are made from wonky fruit that has surface imperfections and contains no added sugar, salt, fat or oil.

They come in different flavors but I love the apple and mango which are only 43kcal and 60p per 12g bag.

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They are air dried and not fried so there is no greasy aftertaste with them.

They are also crispy, unlike other fruit crisps.

If you want a healthy snack, this is the closest thing to a piece of fruit. See scrapples.co.uk.

FLAPJACKS

Each 45g bar has 149 calories, 11g of protein and surprisingly only 1.4g of sugar

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Each 45g bar has 149 calories, 11g of protein and surprisingly only 1.4g of sugar

GRENADE, a household name in the world of protein snacks, has released a range of protein pancakes designed as a healthy breakfast snack.

I never thought a sickly sweet bar for breakfast was a good idea, but if you’re a sweet-toothed gym junkie who takes something on the go, then this might be the perfect breakfast for you.

I tried the Caramel Overload – a VERY sweet bar of oats, cashews, peanut butter and milk chocolate topped with chocolate drops. It’s soft and chewy without an overpowering protein taste despite being mostly a protein blend (soy, wheat, whey and milk).

It also contains 19% oats with milk chocolate and sweetener.

Each 45g bar contains 149 calories, 11g of protein and surprisingly only 1.4g of sugar. (£1.50 per bar, pomegranate.com)

VITAMINS

Choose from Energy, a salted caramel flavor;  Raspberry flavored glow with collagen for skin and nails;  more chocolate brown Focus to support mental performance

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Choose from Energy, a salted caramel flavor; Raspberry flavored glow with collagen for skin and nails; more chocolate brown Focus to support mental performance

KNOWN for its vitamin range, Vitl this week launched a range of protein bars with vitamins and minerals targeted at specific needs.

There’s Energy, a salted caramel flavor; Raspberry flavored glow with collagen for skin and nails; as well as Focus chocolate brown to support mental performance.

I tried Energy, which is a chewy, bittersweet bar with vitamins B3 and B5, calcium, iodine and magnesium to support the release of energy from food and reduce fatigue.

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The outer layer of chocolate was a bit crumbly, but as far as mid-afternoon snacks go, it’s pretty much perfect.

Each 40g bar contains 14g of protein, 1g of sugar and 143 calories. (£1.70 per bar, vitl.com)

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Solana’s Web3 phone is an ‘opportunity’ against Google and Apple, says co-founder https://applecrosstech.com/solanas-web3-phone-is-an-opportunity-against-google-and-apple-says-co-founder/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:51:57 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/solanas-web3-phone-is-an-opportunity-against-google-and-apple-says-co-founder/

It’s been almost four months since the Solana layer 1 blockchain announcement its web3-focused smartphone saga and as the phone nears its official release date, the plan has changed.

“Our goal is not to sell 10 million units,” Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solanasaid on stage at Disrupt 2022. “We would be very happy with 25,000 to 50,000 units sold next year, that would be awesome.”

While successfully launching a new phone isn’t easy – as we’ve seen with the efforts of countless other companies – Solana is looking to approach the launch differently, Yakovenko hinted.

It is a tool to attract developers, Yakovenko added. “It’s a developer game.”

Before launching Solana, Yakovenko spent most of his professional career at Qualcomm and helped other big tech companies like Facebook and Windows build mobile phones. It should be noted that a bunch of those who failed. But the main difference now is that it’s not as capital intensive, Yakovenko said.

“It’s one of the moonshots,” Yakovenko said. “The reason we can do this is because it’s cheap enough to try. It’s not going to break the bank or anything like that.

The phone market has matured to the point where teams can quickly build a device with small tweaks to an Android so it can enable a Web3 experience, Yakovenko noted. “The opportunity is there right now because we don’t need to make $10 million in sales right off the bat. We can actually target a very small niche audience which is crypto-heavy web3 users.

If there is a Web3 distribution channel for mobile crypto developers, it can open up opportunities for them to build experiences outside of the laptop-centric digital asset ecosystem, Yakovenko said. Users won’t have to log into four different apps to create a crypto transaction, he joked. “These are the flywheels we need for the next cycle.”

“Imagine you have 50,000 to 100,000 people trading on Magic Eden daily,” Yakovenko said. “It’s a more lucrative distribution channel for developers than app stores with hundreds of millions of users. For web3, all the money is currently in these little niche groups. »

Separately, the web-focused phone3 will allow content creators and platforms to grant digital property rights to organizations and users, unlike the 30% tax rebate that Apple and Google have on app sales.

The idea of ​​true digital ownership means that digital items should be treated like physical items, and it’s not something Apple or Google are built around, Yakovenko said.

“They’re built around a rent-seeking model where all content is owned by the creator and you, as the user, rent it. When you buy a video from Amazon, you don’t actually own it; everyone realizes that you don’t own it.

So neither Google nor Apple really want to take on Web3 because true ownership of digital assets disrupts their business models, Yakovenko said. “When you’re the content creator and you have an app on the iOS store, you can take the 30% fee, eat it, and give it to Apple. Magic Eden can’t sell a $10,000 NFT for 13 $000 on the iOS app, they can’t add tax or eat it because that would destroy profits.

“The opportunity is there right now,” Yakovenko said. “Google and Apple, I don’t know what it’s going to take to change internally for them to waive the 30% app tax. It’s too good for them to waive it in the next five years.

So while these two mega-corporations continue to apply their 30% tax, there is a “corner that exists.”

Saga plans to implement digital asset products and services, so users can transact with their cryptocurrency through the device, as opposed to a laptop browser. In addition to the Saga announcement, it also launches Solana Mobile Stack, or SMS, which is a web3 layer for Solana built on the phone.

“Let’s say crypto grows from 10 million monthly active users to 100 million monthly active users over the next five years, I imagine the same goes for the SMS stack or the phone itself- same,” Yakovenko said.

Then maybe Google or Apple could change their minds about the tax and enable Web3 experiences similar to what Saga hopes to have.

“That would be a win,” Yakovenko said. “We would have won for everyone in crypto. That would be great.”

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Caramelized Onion and Apple Stuffing https://applecrosstech.com/caramelized-onion-and-apple-stuffing/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 23:00:06 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/caramelized-onion-and-apple-stuffing/

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Cal/Serv:
154

Makes:

8


portions

Preparation time:

0

hours

20

minutes

Cooking time:

0

hours

50

minutes

Total time:

1

hour

ten

minutes

2


red onions, thinly sliced

2


celery sticks, thinly sliced

2


eat apples, cored and cut into 1 cm pieces

200g

white or brown bread (stale is ideal), cut into pieces of about 1.5 to 2 cm

300ml

strong vegetable broth

A large handful of coarsely chopped parsley

75g

Ripe cheddar, coarsely grated

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  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onions and a large pinch of salt and cook 15min, stirring occasionally, until completely softened. Raise the heat to medium, add the sugar and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramelized. Empty into a medium bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the pan and lower the heat slightly. Cook celery and apples for 5 minutes, until slightly softened. Add to the bowl of onions and mix in the sage, bread chunks, broth, lots of seasoning, and most of the parsley and cheese. Empty into an ovenproof serving dish.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and heated through. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve.

Go forward:

Perform steps 1 and 3 up to a day in advance. Cool, cover and refrigerate. Complete recipe for serving.

Per serving

  • Calories: 154
  • Protein: 5g
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Full: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Total sugars: 8g
  • Fibers: 2g

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    Apple covers Skydance’s The Gorge with Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy https://applecrosstech.com/apple-covers-skydances-the-gorge-with-miles-teller-and-anya-taylor-joy/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 23:11:19 +0000 https://applecrosstech.com/apple-covers-skydances-the-gorge-with-miles-teller-and-anya-taylor-joy/

    Apple picks up Skydance’s The Gorge starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy with Scott Derrickson set to direct

    One of Hollywood’s hottest projects – Skydance’s The Gorge – has found its way to Apple.

    Apple has signed on to distribute The Gorge – starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy – according to a report by Deadline.

    Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone) will direct the film from a script by Zach Dean (The Tomorrow War), with Teller also serving as executive producer.

    Home: One of Hollywood’s hottest projects – Skydance’s The Gorge – has found its way to Apple

    Project: Apple has signed on to distribute The Gorge - starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy - according to a Deadline report

    Project: Apple has signed on to distribute The Gorge – starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy – according to a Deadline report

    Star producer: Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone) will direct the film from a script by Zach Dean (The Tomorrow War), with Teller also serving as executive producer

    Star producer: Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone) will direct the film from a script by Zach Dean (The Tomorrow War), with Teller also serving as executive producer

    Dean sold his on-spec script last year to Skydance, though the project really started to gain traction this summer when Teller envisioned the project as a follow-up to Top Gun: Maverick.

    Director Derrickson had been attached but reportedly considered other projects, although when Teller came on board Derrickson signed on to direct and Skydance put him on the fast track.

    Taylor-Joy signed on recently, with Apple locking down distribution soon after, which wasn’t too surprising considering Apple has a first-time deal with Skydance.

    Miles eyes: Dean sold his script to specification last year to Skydance, although the project really started to gain traction this summer when Teller envisioned the project as a follow-up to Top Gun: Maverick

    Miles eyes: Dean sold his script to specification last year to Skydance, although the project really started to gain traction this summer when Teller envisioned the project as a follow-up to Top Gun: Maverick

    Anya signs: Taylor-Joy signed recently, with Apple locking down the cast soon after, which wasn't too surprising considering Apple has a first deal with Skydance

    Anya signs: Taylor-Joy signed recently, with Apple locking down the cast soon after, which wasn’t too surprising considering Apple has a first deal with Skydance

    No plot details were given for The Gorge, although it was described as “an action-packed, genre-defining love story”.

    Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing alongside Crooked Highway’s Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill and Sherryl Clark.

    Screenwriter Zach Dean will also produce with Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman on the project.

    No Plot: No plot details were given for The Gorge, although it was described as

    No Plot: No plot details were given for The Gorge, although it was described as “an action-packed, genre-bending love story”.

    Taylor-Joy has already had a busy year, releasing her films The Northman and Amsterdam this past weekend, with The Menu debuting November 18.

    She also lends her voice to Princess Peach in the movie Super Mario Bros. next year with Chris Pratt voicing Mario.

    The actress is currently filming Furiosa, playing the titular character in a prequel/origin story to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

    Busy: Taylor-Joy has already had a busy year, with her films The Northman and Amsterdam released last weekend, with The Menu debuting November 18

    Busy: Taylor-Joy has already had a busy year, with her films The Northman and Amsterdam released last weekend, with The Menu debuting November 18

    Voice role: She also lends her voice to Princess Peach in The Super Mario Bros.  next year with Chris Pratt voicing Mario

    Voice role: She also lends her voice to Princess Peach in The Super Mario Bros. next year with Chris Pratt voicing Mario

    Teller is coming off the hit sequel Top Gun: Maverick, currently the highest-grossing film with $714.8 million domestically and $1.479 billion worldwide.

    He also starred in Netflix’s Spiderhead and the Paramount Plus miniseries The Offer earlier this year.

    The actor will be Gilbert in The Ark and the Aardvark and he also has The Fence and Not Without Hope in pre-production.

    Blockbuster: Teller comes out of the hit sequel Top Gun: Maverick, currently the highest-grossing film with $714.8 million domestically and $1.479 billion worldwide

    Blockbuster: Teller comes out of the hit sequel Top Gun: Maverick, currently the highest-grossing film with $714.8 million domestically and $1.479 billion worldwide

    Pre-pro: The actor will be Gilbert in L'Arche et l'Aardvark and he also has La Clôture and Pas sans espoir in pre-production

    Pre-pro: The actor will be Gilbert in L’Arche et l’Aardvark and he also has La Clôture and Pas sans espoir in pre-production

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